HBO's adaptation of Game of Thrones - Thread 2. There are a lot of nerds.

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Traveling beyond the Dothraki Sea into a new, post-book era.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 18:56 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkP8lVE2_0A

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

looks like Sansa is doing in the trailer.
tho i don't hold out the same hope as others that Snow is going to come back from the dead.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 22 April 2016 14:19 (three years ago) Permalink

have been watching the last season again and even though i am already 100% sure jon is coming back in some way, during sam's convo with olly he says "don't worry, jon always comes back" which is just clunky enough in context to be deliberate

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 22 April 2016 14:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Targareyan reign flashback!

Gukbe, Friday, 22 April 2016 14:48 (three years ago) Permalink

i meant to say, looks like Sansa is doing ok in the trailer.
if she's wearing the direwolf sigil, it probably means she's found her way to someone who's not horrible. either to the fingers, or riverrun, or wherever it was Rickon went to.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 22 April 2016 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Apparently the first ep leaked?

pratt truss it (dan m), Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:56 (two years ago) Permalink

impeach obama

, Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:01 (two years ago) Permalink

He probably burned a DVD for Prince George

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Saturday, 23 April 2016 17:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Was not expecting that last scene.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 April 2016 03:58 (two years ago) Permalink

what was up w that

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

The night is dark and full of terror.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 April 2016 04:18 (two years ago) Permalink

The night is dark and full of terror.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Monday, 25 April 2016 04:50 (two years ago) Permalink

theory: melisandre is going to inhabit jon snow's corpse

she must have had more gratuitous nude scenes than any other character in this show.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Monday, 25 April 2016 08:13 (two years ago) Permalink

it's funny, that had the feeling of one of those early season check-in episodes where nothing actually happened but there were two pretty major incidents, but they only had about 4 minutes of combined screen time. one of the great houses of westeros was wiped out and we got "remember this guy? stab. what about this kid? stab".

but...it was still good.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Dorne scenes still plagued by the inescapable feeling that you're watching a community college play

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:21 (two years ago) Permalink

i thought the scene with brienne and sansa was memorable, but most of the rest just kind of drifted by. do we have to sit through the dothraki doubting daenerys but then slowly growing to respect her over the course of a full season again? will apprentice arya get schooled by her asshole friend for an entire season, again?

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:26 (two years ago) Permalink

see also burning all the ships in mereen (i think that's the name of the city) which probably pushes east/west confrontation at least a season or two further out

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Monday, 25 April 2016 13:34 (two years ago) Permalink

i thought the scene with brienne and sansa was memorable, but most of the rest just kind of drifted by. do we have to sit through the dothraki doubting daenerys but then slowly growing to respect her over the course of a full season again? will apprentice arya get schooled by her asshole friend for an entire season, again?

― Karl Malone, Monday, April 25, 2016 9:26 AM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Likely scene showing Jon Snow finally being resurrected and opening his eyes will probably be the last scene in the finale.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:08 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, my prediction is a surprise episode 7 snow revival (instead of the usual 9 or 10).

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:13 (two years ago) Permalink

wait which house was wiped out

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:21 (two years ago) Permalink

house martell (headed by prince doran, oberyn's grumpy older brother)

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:23 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the next episode. They only have til night for a miracle to save them, Melisandre has gone to bed so it'll need to happen quick.

I really thought that king and his guard would get to do more. When I first saw those actors interviewed it seemed like they'd be bigger roles.

I think Jaime's scene might actually represent the biggest change, he seems like he's eager to step up and might help Cersei rule.

I hope Margaery doesn't convert to sparrow.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:31 (two years ago) Permalink

ohhhh for some reason i thought the sand snakes kinda ~were~ martells

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Sand Snakes killing the boy on the ship... how did they get to the ship? Where was the ship?

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

they took the outrigger

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Jorah would be good to have around is you drop a contact lens

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

if, that is

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

TBF it made sense that he'd check the un-trampled grass in the center of the field.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:46 (two years ago) Permalink

But seriously though WHERE was the ship the boy was on? Why was he still on it?

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:47 (two years ago) Permalink

was that a ship? i thought it was just his room.

Likely scene showing Jon Snow finally being resurrected and opening his eyes will probably be the last scene in the finale.

kit harington really earning his wage by closing his eyes and then opening them ten hours later

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Monday, 25 April 2016 15:19 (two years ago) Permalink

good question, had to look that up. He was on the same ship as Jaime and Myrcella when they headed to King's Landing. So the eye stone he was painting was for Myrcella, presumably.

Which means that somehow the elder two Sand Snakes must have set sail following them (they couldn't have stowed away) on some other vessel.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 25 April 2016 15:25 (two years ago) Permalink

questions about how characters got from one place to another make me nostalgic for Lost threads

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 15:33 (two years ago) Permalink

You'd think Jaime would have at least taken him off the boat as a valuable hostage. Overall the scene could have benefited from him asking the snakes how they got there:
"We tailed the ship all the way here to King's Landing"
"When Jaime gets back to the ship he will kill you both for this"
"We're doing you a favor- don't you realize what he'll do to you now that 'someone' in Dorne murdered the princess?"
"It was YOU, wasn't it? You poisoned her! My father will have you executed for this!"
"At this point your father is already dead. Now it's your turn"

Just some similarly terribly written exposition is all I needed.

At the expense of that we instead get this little snarky sassy banter that is trying to get us to like(?) the teenage mutant ninja snakes

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

always down for some casual sassiness and snark in a scene that involves a teenage boy getting speared through the face

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Monday, 25 April 2016 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

You'd think Jaime would have at least taken him off the boat as a valuable hostage.

why do you bother quibbling about shit like this at this point

the very first shot, i was like, the bad guy watchmen just leave snow's body there? for his friends to find? why? if they're willing to kill snow wouldn't they just kill his friends right then too? what kind of halfassed conspiracy is this

yes i watched this, and i probably will continue to do so, and complain about it!

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm just saying it is something that springs to mind and becomes distracting because I don't understand the scene. I want things to make sense in the universe of the show and the narrative so I remain immersed. That one doesn't seem too picky in my opinion! Why would he still be on the ship? "Well because it makes killing off his character really convenient" Boooo

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:23 (two years ago) Permalink

the very first shot, i was like, the bad guy watchmen just leave snow's body there? for his friends to find? why? if they're willing to kill snow wouldn't they just kill his friends right then too? what kind of halfassed conspiracy is this

I guess now they know exactly who were the most loyal to Jon?.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (two years ago) Permalink

honestly i didn't even read the design of that scene as being on a ship so idk

xp wow they're so smart

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (two years ago) Permalink

"Well because it makes killing off his character really convenient"

gotta kills some characters somehow

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (two years ago) Permalink

xxpost Killing Jon is being spun as an act of loyalty to the Watch. Killing Jon's friends as well would have been a harder sell.

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

xp wow they're so smart

― goole, Monday, April 25, 2016 12:27 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah but they've established that Jon's friends will likely be ambushed and killed if they leave the room, too.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:33 (two years ago) Permalink

dothraki doing the spanish inquisition sketch re what's better than seeing a beautiful woman naked was kinda funny, but other than that i rly hope we don't have to listen to too much of their goofy fantasy machismo this season

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Monday, 25 April 2016 17:12 (two years ago) Permalink

#notalldothraki

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 17:13 (two years ago) Permalink

didn't realise it was the ships that were burning in Mereen. thanks for the tip ILX.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:41 (two years ago) Permalink

i caught it from the dialogue but my goodness that was some lousy CG

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

it seems so late in the game to be setting up this Tyrion as emergency city manager plot. Maybe he'll do such a good job that after Dani conquers the world she decides to hand the throne him before turning into white flames and melting the north

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I read an astonishing theory about how the show could pan out, on /r/asoiaf yesterday.

I can link to it here if anyones interested but its so otm it may feel spoilery.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:42 (five days ago) Permalink

please link!

DJI, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:43 (five days ago) Permalink

Yes pls

Simon H., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Yep thats the one! It blew my mind.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:32 (five days ago) Permalink

omg i want to watch that happen

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:36 (five days ago) Permalink

Esp Cercei. "Valonqars hands around her pale throat" eh.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:40 (five days ago) Permalink

oh shit

Simon H., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:49 (five days ago) Permalink

if that theory holds, and with valonqar meaning "little brother", i have two questions -- just whose little brother is it, and how long does one have to be dead before the night king can no longer raise you.

omar little, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:22 (four days ago) Permalink

i like that theory

gbx, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:46 (four days ago) Permalink

Kind of lol that we’re making it through the entirety of GoT with two threads when we had like 80 Lost threads

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:03 (four days ago) Permalink

one going theory is jamie killing her but its arya wearing jaimes face, i dunno about that tho

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:16 (four days ago) Permalink

I hope there isn't too much faceless-man shit in this season. that was always my least favorite bit of magical lore in the show

Simon H., Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:19 (four days ago) Permalink

does Euron count as a little brother ...

sarahell, Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:06 (four days ago) Permalink

Unless of course in the final episode Arya takes off her face and reveals she's been Sean Bean all along xp

groovypanda, Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:09 (four days ago) Permalink

just whose little brother is it, and how long does one have to be dead before the night king can no longer raise you.

― omar little, 18. april 2019 02:22 (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Tommen

Frederik B, Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:22 (four days ago) Permalink

read that as
MY night king is not stupid

kinder, Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:28 (four days ago) Permalink

Nothing but respect for My Night King

nashwan, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:29 (four days ago) Permalink

my night king brings all the boys to the yard etc

sarahell, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:19 (four days ago) Permalink

The valonqar part of the witch's prophesy didn't actually appear in the series, only in the books. In the series she just prophesied the deaths of Cersei's children, not her death. So it'd be a bit weird if the writers would bring that up all of sudden, several seasons after the prophesy scene happened. "Guess what, the witch prophesied other things too, but we cut those out back then..."

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:29 (four days ago) Permalink

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/17/18412156/george-lucas-game-of-thrones-got-season-8-hbo-final-behind-the-scenes-jon-snow-daenerys-targeryen

According to a 17-minute behind-the-scenes video that HBO released on YouTube, Lucas was hanging out on the Game of Thrones set while director David Nutter was directing the season 8 premiere. The former Star Wars director was sitting by Nutter’s side while they were filming a scene with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Nutter asked Lucas to speak to Harington and Clarke about their performances.

So the scene we've been unfavorably comparing to an awkward couple hanging out in a secluded area in a Star Wars movie.. might have had some direction from George Lucas?

This is amazingly funny

mh, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:56 (four days ago) Permalink

Just wait until the Ewoks show up.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:04 (four days ago) Permalink

“I don't like snow. It's cold and frosty and irritating and it gets everywhere."

omar little, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:04 (four days ago) Permalink

the waterfall scene WAS lucas-esque; explains a lot

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:17 (four days ago) Permalink

I don't like sand snakes

Evan, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:56 (four days ago) Permalink

omar otm

mh, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:10 (four days ago) Permalink

hold me like you did on the shores of moat caillin

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:27 (four days ago) Permalink

does Euron count as a little brother ...

He sure as hell looked younger than Balon.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:52 (three days ago) Permalink

The Night King always has an expression on his face that reminds me of Linus Van Pelt

I've been rewatching etc. etc. and the serious is AIR TIGHT, there are some serious missteps but largely it is kind of amazing that 80 hours of televisions or whatever could be built upon two enormous secrets-- i.e. Robert's rebellion was built on a lie, one of the boringest main characters is a product of that lie, and they've left hints and moments back to the beginning that verify that this is of course the case

what is not air tight is arya threatening sansa in ep 7 to mislead the viewers toward the efficacy of littlefinger, damn this was a bad writing decision

Very excited for the next seven episodes to be perfectly frank

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:51 (yesterday) Permalink

*series, not serious

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:52 (yesterday) Permalink

only 5 more episodes, not 7! and yes, the arya/sansa thing from last season was terrible writing - only makes sense insofar as fooling viewers

Vinnie, Sunday, 21 April 2019 08:36 (yesterday) Permalink

Oh shit that’s right! Only five. Ok

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:02 (yesterday) Permalink

the misdirection was bad, but the littlefinger comeuppance was delicious

his entire shtick was fully dependent on no one ever comparing notes

mh, Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:33 (yesterday) Permalink

But mostly in the show, his shtick is a lot better in the books. It was bad writing for several seasons.

Frederik B, Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:13 (yesterday) Permalink

I've decided the most in-character thing for this show to do is kill off Jon Snow tonight or next week

El Tomboto, Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:16 (yesterday) Permalink

The order-of-deaths seems to be less deliberately disorienting as the series has gone on. I don't think I've been surprised by a death in a while

I was just reading the Vegas pools on the odds of "who's gonna die" and "what's gonna happen" and it looks like anybody who believes the "Night King Is Not Stupid" theory could stand to make some $, as the prospect of Cersei going undead is higher (if you believe that theory) than Vegas odds would predict

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:36 (yesterday) Permalink

i've decided the most in-character thing for this show to do is kill off Jon Snow tonight or next week

it would have been in seasons 1-3 character, and glimpses of the show since. but not so much in character for the show's current state of Game of the Thrones Day at the Ballpark in all 30 baseball stadiums

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:47 (yesterday) Permalink

They really should have Arya suddenly get hit by lightning just to remind everybody what they're watching

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:56 (yesterday) Permalink

if there's no major gratuitous death tonight, someone is not doing their job.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 21 April 2019 22:47 (yesterday) Permalink

Snow tells Danny his true parentage and she immediately murks him

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Monday, 22 April 2019 00:49 (two hours ago) Permalink

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 April 2019 02:00 (one hour ago) Permalink

wtf

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 22 April 2019 02:00 (one hour ago) Permalink

that was extremely boring

El Tomboto, Monday, 22 April 2019 02:09 (fifty-eight minutes ago) Permalink

absolutely trolling with how boring that was

El Tomboto, Monday, 22 April 2019 02:09 (fifty-eight minutes ago) Permalink

"we only have six episodes left, so one of them should definitely be a bottle episode in Winterfell that's only dialogue, and nothing that moves the plot forward at all"

El Tomboto, Monday, 22 April 2019 02:12 (fifty-five minutes ago) Permalink

five! four now lol

Simon H., Monday, 22 April 2019 02:41 (twenty-six minutes ago) Permalink

oh lol I misread that

Simon H., Monday, 22 April 2019 02:41 (twenty-six minutes ago) Permalink

Looking forward to all the stupid characters becoming surprised when the bodies of the crypt massacre the people hiding there...

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2019 02:55 (eleven minutes ago) Permalink

UNLESS the theory about him heading direct to King's Landing pans out. I am looking forward to it playing out that way. Hopefully.

Evan, Monday, 22 April 2019 02:58 (nine minutes ago) Permalink

this show has gotten insanely corny

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 April 2019 03:00 (seven minutes ago) Permalink


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