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 (three years ago) Permalink

impeach obama

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

He probably burned a DVD for Prince George

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

what was up w that

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

The night is dark and full of terror.

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

wait which house was wiped out

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

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

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

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

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

they took the outrigger

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

if, that is

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

#notalldothraki

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

Pretty good call:

🤷🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/Sbmeedgkhp

— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) May 22, 2019

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Say what you will about the #GameOfThronesFinale, the John Hughes homage was a bold choice to end on. pic.twitter.com/kKJrJyV9d7

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) May 20, 2019

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 01:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

As long as Drogon got to burninate the thatched-roof cottages, I'm happy.

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 01:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Žižek is the worst. Always.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

but also zizek is a clown. iirc he didn’t start out that way but act a fool for long enough and something something your face will stick that way


Heh. You have a point

nathom, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 08:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I liked this show, liked the finale, would rewatch

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

more ser wiggles fun:

when wiggles at last removes his helmet his little brother heaves a vast "fuck me" sigh and is clearly thinking and very nearly saying "this bad stars-wars fan service is bad and you should feel bad"

mark s, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm a little stunned they never killed off Bran. He was the worst part of the books and show and I kept waiting for him to die.

Yerac, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

bran is the leto ii of this story

here he is saying "just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dune/images/8/86/Sandra-yagi-god-emperor-of-dune.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20190309191118

mark s, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I would have preferred for the Night King to kill Bran before being stabbed by Arya, forcing humanity to find a way forward without magic seer memory bookdudes

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:46 (four weeks ago) Permalink

well that's my halloween costume sorted for this year xp

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Graphic depictions of Leto II are never short of amazing

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Made for the 2017 Venice Beach Siyanoq Festival iirc

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lonely worm just thinking baout things

mark s, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

looks like a big sneeze comin

Evan, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Inhaled too much spice.

jmm, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This is the proper turn for this thread

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the sandworm has turned

Number None, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

*sand snake (duh)

Evan, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Hello. Not really been following the thread as not been on ILX that much lately. But this is what I thought of the last episode:

It was okay. Good bits and bad bits.

Funniest bit: Arya decides she's going to do a gap yah.

Most shocking bit: Brienne not waiting for the ink to dry before closing the book

Weird postmodern moment: People chuckling about democracy

Lousy: everything to do with Jon Snow and I mean every second of time he spent on screen

Also lousy: Lots of long expository monologues on behalf of Tyrion, who even as a prisoner seems to get away with giving everyone terrible advice

Lol: Bran the Boring is king? What the hell. And also Sansa manages to jammily wangle a runner-up prize without any sort of challenge

Corny: 'Oh no Dany really isn't a nice person after all, she has scary dragon wings and her army are all dark and scary and crazy and the music is ominous DO YOU SEE?'

Again, what the hell: How did they come up with that Council at the end? A motley crew of supporting cast and people from across Westeros who didn't really get along before manage to grab the Megabus to King's Landing just so they can decide what to do with Tyrion... How did he not just get murdered by Worm Tongue in the meantime?

But I still maintain this wasn't the worst series. It was flawed, logically. It was a hot mess in many many ways. But it was still entertaining and it constantly kept me guessing. I was excited for each episode whereas a few series back, I was ready to stop watching because it felt like they were just stalling for time by making characters do the same things over and over again each episode.,

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 23 May 2019 00:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

And also Sansa manages to jammily wangle a runner-up prize without any sort of challenge
Challenge from whom? All of her major political opponents are dead. She played her cards extremely well, waiting to declare independence at a point when the old power structures of Westeros are in turmoil, and everyone owes the North tremendous gratitude for stopping the army of the dead, so the situation is most favourable for secession. On top of that her brother is crowned king and would obviously be sympathetic to the demands of his old home country; Sansa was expecting that king-brother to be Jon, but Bran works too.

I've seen some people complain that Sansa got a too good an ending because of the way she worked against Dany, but I wonder if those complainers have ever understood the nature of the show? It's not a story where every good deed is rewarded and every bad deed punished. Sansa's whole character arc was about learning how the power relations and realpolitik in Westeros works, so her learning to play the game of thrones and emerging as the one unquestionable winner was a perfect ending for that arc.

Tuomas, Thursday, 23 May 2019 05:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I assume Charlie means from Yara for starters, who'd been promised independance by Dany herself and doesnt seem the type to just roll over when it doesnt happen.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 23 May 2019 06:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yara quaffing ale from an Iron Islands turret, later: "I really wanted that...independence..."

nashwan, Thursday, 23 May 2019 07:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I imagine the new Prince of Dorne might have liked the opportunity also

Number None, Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

that's what I mean. It's all 'yes let's have a united Westeros' and Sansa's like 'except the North, even if the king is Northern idk' and everyone's like 'alright fine'

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The message of the show has been that power is inherently corrupting and that people with it will do virtually anything to preserve it and the very neat bow that the ending with tied up with felt like a betrayal of that.

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

THE END

… or is it?

mark s, Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ep 1 of the next* series will be arya stark landing on the iron islands in a tiny boat scudding before the wind screaming "these ones do water!" and then after her -- like that good scene in serenity, of the reaver ships coming out of the spacecloud -- millions and millions of raggedy boats bursting from the fog full of ravenous zombies from the uttermost west

*bets down now eh

mark s, Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Wasn't Pirates of the Caribbean series essentially a zombie pirate movie?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

all films with more than a part two are zombie movies

mark s, Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Arya Lost In New York ftw

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/mnfWu7p.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

People being surprised Bran ended up king: how did you not see this coming? It makes perfect sense.

nathom, Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Do people from like Dorne even know who the fuck Bran is?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Hodor was the only interesting thing about Bran.

Yerac, Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also hodor is the interesting thing abt bran that proves he is worse than dany = he can control and destroy lives across all time

mark s, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also this is still canon:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/S1mFoDK4sUQ/maxresdefault.jpg

mark s, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i reject it because it makes a nonsense of my bran/night king slashfic

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Oh I totally forgot why Hodor says "hodor". I was just thinking of all the good Hodor jokes that happened for one week.

Yerac, Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

next series should be the hilarious escapades of the unsullied trying to figure out how to establish a house

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

or a very sad, slow cinema style show all about the unsullied slowly dying out because they can't replace their population.

unsullied: the last grey worm

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

unsullied discovery of cloning leads to technological advances and comic hijinx

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Have we talked yet about what a sicko move it is to stab someone to death while you're frenching them?

mick signals, Friday, 24 May 2019 02:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

She died doing what she loved, making out with hot dumb guys.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 24 May 2019 02:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Managed to avoid spoilers and seen it today. Not that difficult because I don't know anyone.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 24 May 2019 22:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

If the dragon was super intelligent I doubt it would be explaining things like in the meme picture above. Question would be how complicit dragon was in the massacre. "She made me do it"?

I guess people might be for years pestering GRRMartin and the two showrunners about exactly how much Martin told them about his official ending.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe the dragon was trying to kill Jon but is nearsighted and has lousy aim? It might also explain the wholesale slaughter of innocents.

mitt the hoopla (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 25 May 2019 16:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The dragon just had a heavy cold the day before, is very embarrassed.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 25 May 2019 16:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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