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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2020 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Pretty brutal and i think, harsh assessment xeb.

Too much swearing and sex? You can never have enough gratuitous sex in a medieval romp but i thought the swearing was about right. The best bit was Diana Rigg decribing the vile Joffrey.

And i dont think the ending was a shit hotel. Just not as perfect as previous hotels!!

Overall i thought it was brilliant television. In its own way as good as Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and first 5 series of walking dead.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2020 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Pretty brutal and i think, harsh assessment xeb.

Too much swearing and sex? You can never have enough gratuitous sex in a medieval romp but i thought the swearing was about right. The best bit was Diana Rigg describing the vile Joffrey.

And i dont think the ending was a shit hotel. Just not as perfect as previous hotels!!

Overall i thought it was brilliant television. In its own way as good as Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and first 5 series of walking dead.


Oh, it was really good between 2-6 for sure, and even watchable at the end. But it was a pretty bad hotel, BC. it still looked nice but the A/C didn't work and the staff were nowhere to be found. (Wait, what?) It's still the best fantasy TV series production, probably. You can't fault the production values either.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2020 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I’m getting a bit used to saying goodbye to these characters. I will say that bidding farewell to Jason Mamoa was difficult. I’m still grieving. Season two is progressing slower than I’d like. Hubby is not a binger like me so the most we get through are 2 episodes at a sitting. I could sneak but I won’t. Gotta be fair.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2020 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Momoa was a loss. So was the loss of Ned Stark. I was shocked.

When we watched or "rewatched" GOT about a month ago, we could sit for about 3 episodes. Originally when we watched it, we had to wait 7 days between episodes and a long time between each season. It was a lot easier to keep track of of each family watching an episode or two each night. Season 2 should pick up speed soon.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



We are on Season 3, episode 3. The scene that "got" me (no pun intended), was the one with Tyrion asking his father Tywin for rights to Casterly Rock after his feats in battle. The horrific response from Tywin was heartbreaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7who4CaKl14

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

My wife and I enjoyed Got. When I first started watching without her I realised she'd love the twists and turns enough to ignore the gore. I was more annoyed about the gratuitous sex and bad language, all of which seemed to me to pander to a sixteen year old's idea of cool. I can only wonder how Joan got through the episodes featuring the monkey faced kid from Torchwood who's every other word began with C!

Fortunately the rest was so good as to enable me to filter out what I didn't like. There are some terrific episode endings resulting in a TV version of a page turner. I watched it via recordings and lost count of the times I just had to see the first few minutes of the next episode even where I didn't have time for another full one.

It is a shame the final end was rushed. But there are a handful of characters that can be regarded as good by the end.

There did seem to be a format as time went on. Namely the business of having the gobsmakingly great cliffhanger at the end of the penultimate episode per season, while the very last ended quietly... At least that's how I remember it.

Otherwise it's admirable in terms of casting, dialogue, sfx, locations, drama and music. Classic show.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

My wife and I enjoyed Got. When I first started watching without her I realised she'd love the twists and turns enough to ignore the gore. I was more annoyed about the gratuitous sex and bad language, all of which seemed to me to pander to a sixteen year old's idea of cool. I can only wonder how Joan got through the episodes featuring the monkey faced kid from Torchwood who's every other word began with C!

Fortunately the rest was so good as to enable me to filter out what I didn't like. There are some terrific episode endings resulting in a TV version of a page turner. I watched it via recordings and lost count of the times I just had to see the first few minutes of the next episode even where I didn't have time for another full one.

It is a shame the final end was rushed. But there are a handful of characters that can be regarded as good by the end.

There did seem to be a format as time went on. Namely the business of having the gobsmakingly great cliffhanger at the end of the penultimate episode per season, while the very last ended quietly... At least that's how I remember it.

Otherwise it's admirable in terms of casting, dialogue, sfx, locations, drama and music. Classic show.


I share much of your opinion. I watch to the very end of each episode, including the analysis. It does leave you anxious for the next episode.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



Well, spent 7 weeks loving every single minute of this series and then we hit Season 8.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 9:57 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Hey, Edw, last time you posted about the series, you were watching season 3. I kept thinking that you were soon going to see the death of Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark and his pregnant wife. That was a shocking episode.

I would make more comments about the series, but I want to make sure you have finished season 8 first. Let us know.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Hey, Edw, last time you posted about the series, you were watching season 3. I kept thinking that you were soon going to see the death of Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark and his pregnant wife. That was a shocking episode.

I would make more comments about the series, but I want to make sure you have finished season 8 first. Let us know.


Hey Joan, my last comment was referring to the fact we finished it, loved it until we got to season 8.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

It was still good. Possibly seemed a bit rushed towards the end but a lot happened in last season. Ordinarily i have the opposite feeling with American series - they would drag that remainder out for another 5 seasons!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2020 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

Well, spent 7 weeks loving every single minute of this series and then we hit Season 8.

From what I hear, you'll want to avoid the finale. Or have no expectations.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2020 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

It was still good. Possibly seemed a bit rushed towards the end but a lot happened in last season. Ordinarily i have the opposite feeling with American series - they would drag that remainder out for another 5 seasons!!

I enjoyed this series tremendously, probably one of my favorites ever. I could write a book about why I love it. I could also write a book about what I’d like to change about season 8. The quality of the acting and the production (with a few exceptions like the lighting of The Long Night) was superb. However, the wrap-up was a disappointment. I loved some of it, hated a good deal of it.

This is old news here so I won’t go on. That said, I’ll watch it again someday and any prequels, sequels.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2020 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The producers didn't GAF by the last two seasons. It's clear it was rushed because they wanted out. They even admitted they weren't qualified to produce the series. Things went downhill once they ran out of book material to work off of. The last season was stupendously bad and ruined what was early on a great series from what I saw.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2020 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Yes, season 8 was a mixed bag, but overall, I did like it. Lots of spoilers ahead.

Edw, I remember you saying how much you hated Jaime Lannister, and some of us chimed in to say that opinions will slowly change about certain characters. He did find a kind of redemption in the series. My big disappointment was that he didn't stay with Brienne of Tarth at the end.

Cersei Lannister was always horrid. No redemption for her. She was a great villain as was her spoiled, perverted oldest son. I always hated them. At least Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was a decent Lannister.

It was tough to see Daenerys evolve into a corrupted leader. Her final speech to the crowds sounded a bit like Hitler's speeches.

I wanted a more positive ending for Jon Snow. He just gets to stay in Castle Black for the rest of his life.

For me, in spite of a few disappointments, it was one of the best series I've seen on TV.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2020 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Yes, season 8 was a mixed bag, but overall, I did like it. Lots of spoilers ahead.

Edw, I remember you saying how much you hated Jaime Lannister, and some of us chimed in to say that opinions will slowly change about certain characters. He did find a kind of redemption in the series. My big disappointment was that he didn't stay with Brienne of Tarth at the end.

Cersei Lannister was always horrid. No redemption for her. She was a great villain as was her spoiled, perverted oldest son. I always hated them. At least Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was a decent Lannister.

It was tough to see Daenerys evolve into a corrupted leader. Her final speech to the crowds sounded a bit like Hitler's speeches.

I wanted a more positive ending for Jon Snow. He just gets to stay in Castle Black for the rest of his life.

For me, in spite of a few disappointments, it was one of the best series I've seen on TV.


I liked season 8 overall as well. As I said, one of my favorite TV series ever.

I grew to admire Jaime but was so disappointed with the way they ended his life. I can understand why he returned to Kings Landing but thought the way he and Cersei died had a soap opera or Lifetime movie ending. I thought he might be going back to kill Cersei or that she would or should die by Dracarys courtesy of Drogon. I was disappointed that Tyrion betrayed Varys and at his demise. I won’t get started on Daenerys‘ Cliff Notes version of her descent into madness or the exile of Jon Snow.

Overall I loved GOT and am glad I GOT it. Groan. The books are next.

 
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