All Series Must Die (Which Is Why There Are New Ones) -- The Game of Thrones Series Spinoffs

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Talk about going all in:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/hbo-and-george-r-r-martin-are-developing-four-game-of-1794928697

While we’ve known for awhile that there was a possibility of a prequel series, this is a lot more of a commitment than we’d previously heard. According to IGN, David Benioff and David Weiss will be on board all four of the projects, with George R.R. Martin helping to write two of them. Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Carly Wray (The Leftovers) each have a project with him. The other two shows will be written by Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) and Brian Helgeland (LA: Confidential).

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:31 (five years ago) link

At this point I am now fully convinced he won't bother finishing the book series.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:32 (five years ago) link

seems a good bet

Tales from the Stoneheart
Sewing with Sansa
Cleganebowl annual events
Fear the Game of Thrones

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:10 (five years ago) link

too bad ian mcshane is busy at the moment

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:27 (five years ago) link

please let someone interesting get to do the music for at least one of these.

(NB djawadi has improved over time but still)

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:44 (five years ago) link

Seems like the only memorable thing he did was the main theme.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:49 (five years ago) link

The Light of the Seven, the piece that was playing under Cersei's grand plan in the beginning of the most recent season finale, is pretty cool.

https://youtu.be/pS-gbqbVd8c

passionate plant-based athlete (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:02 (five years ago) link

Is there going to be a Sand Snakes spinoff on TNT?

Evan, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:07 (five years ago) link

thats the sound of a thousand fantasy writers re-purposing their nerdy ass shit to be used as GoT spinoff material

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:17 (five years ago) link

And then after a season or two they all team up in Game of Thrones Defenders and beat up Finn Jones one more time.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:19 (five years ago) link

Oh I'm sorry -- five, not four.

http://grrm.livejournal.com/536859.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:46 (five years ago) link

I kinda love how he goes into deep detail on all this and then at the bottom in a bigger font size and all caps goes

I AM STILL WORKING ON WINDS OF WINTER

No doubt.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:47 (five years ago) link

And as for how many of these will come to fruition:

Some of the reports of these developments seem to suggest that HBO might be adding four successor shows to the schedule to replace GAME OF THRONES. Decades of experience in television and film have taught me that nothing is ever really certain... but I do think it's very unlikely that we'll be getting four (or five) series. At least not immediately. What we do have here is an order for four -- now five -- pilot scripts. How many pilots will be filmed, and how many series might come out of that, remains to be seen. (If we do get five series on the air, I might have to change my name to Dick Direwolf).

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:49 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Some stuff

https://grrm.livejournal.com/550336.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 21 September 2017 21:49 (five years ago) link

bryan seems like a hardworking, productive guy. how is he at writing books?

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:22 (five years ago) link

after last season, I am about as excited about seeing a game of thrones spinoff season as i am to see the next star wars movie

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 22 September 2017 01:09 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

um yesssss

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbkxnp/hbos-game-of-thrones-prequel-the-long-night-george-rr-martin-vgtrn

GRRM:

Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel. None of the characters or actors from GAME OF THRONES will appear in the new show. All of the successor shows we’ve been developing have been prequels, as I have mentioned before. This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long). We’re very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don’t have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title. (My vote would be THE LONG NIGHT, which says it all, but I’d be surprised if that’s where we end up. More likely HBO will want to work the phrase “game of thrones” in there somewhere. We’ll know sooner or later)

dunno, but this sounds badass to me

"Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation," Old Nan explained to Bran back in GoT's first season. "Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts. And women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept, and felt the tears freeze on their cheeks... In that darkness, the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders, big as hounds."

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:59 (four years ago) link

Jane Goldman as showrunner is...not promising

Number None, Monday, 11 June 2018 20:16 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNwwt25mheo

groovypanda, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 10:38 (eleven months ago) link

i guess the dragons are still rendering

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 12:55 (eleven months ago) link

matt smith? being scary? i always find that so unnerving because he seems like the kind of non-threatening doofus who furiously resents being a non-threatening doofus and then blows up a town.

person (cat), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 03:32 (eleven months ago) link

I mean, without real time source material to contend with, this might be solid.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 03:51 (eleven months ago) link

The source material was basically what made GoT good, though.

chap, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 10:16 (eleven months ago) link

this does have source material—it’s based off the biggest section martin’s fire and blood, which is a history of the targaryen family, plus a few short stories that go into more detail, like “the princess and the queen”

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 12:04 (eleven months ago) link

Oh right, it might be good then.

chap, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 12:05 (eleven months ago) link

My point was more about the “real time” descriptor, meaning they won’t be outpacing them source material during the run and have to scramble to tie shit together. Okay

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 12:52 (eleven months ago) link

lol stupid phone added the stray “Okay”

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 12:53 (eleven months ago) link

Yes, if based on completed GRRM material it probably will be decent (though of course I've personally yet to see evidence that he can conclude an epic fantasy story in a satisfying manner).

chap, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 13:15 (eleven months ago) link

the story they're planning to tell here def has an ending, and a bit of a scouring of the shire-style epilogue which i doubt they'll include

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 13:26 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

Really enjoyed the first episode of House of the Dragon. Definitely up for lots more political machinations in this world. The young girl Targaryen was very good and Matt Smith looks like he's having (and will be) lots of fun.

Pretty wild - if not surprising - that the original show has finished and we now have the spin off and still no new book has been published.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 23 August 2022 06:49 (one month ago) link

forgot about this thread. there was a little discussion about it on the "but is it on netflix" thread. fully expect this spinoff series to end before the next book arrives

i'm debating about whether i should go back and read fire & blood again or just let the series surprise me. idk if i can resist lol

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 20:45 (one month ago) link

Rhaenyra looks eerily like John Mulaney imo? Am I crazy?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 02:26 (one month ago) link

Thought the first episode was entertaining enough. I hope they find ways to broaden the sense of the world beyond just the inner turmoil of the Targaryens. My favorite thing about the GOT books and HBO series was the way the world kept getting bigger throughout them. So I hope we get scenes in the free cities and so forth.

xp i will never unsee that lol

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 14:57 (one month ago) link

I sort of got Elrond of Rivendell vibes from Rhaenyra.

Just watched E2 and am enjoying very much. Most of my friends are still riding high on the whole “game of thrones sucks now” vibes from the end of the series - so feel like I’m going this alone

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 August 2022 04:22 (one month ago) link

i found the first ep reprehensibly gratuitous in its sex, violence and exposition. like if an AI was fed all the episodes and told to make a spin off.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 August 2022 04:34 (one month ago) link

Ha! Much less of it in e2. But the weird sad orgy in e1 did feel very unnecessary. Like they thought people would complain if there wasn’t an ott brothel scene.
The violence was just right tho, imho

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 August 2022 04:44 (one month ago) link

Yeah I was a bit put off by the half assed tavern orgy scene and the various gory bludgeonings, like OK we get it, you're reminding us what this show was all about before it went all Iceman Cometh.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 29 August 2022 04:52 (one month ago) link

what i ultimately liked about GoT at its best was how lore was told through plot, how battles became epic iliad-esque dips into hell, where the quiet moments presented opportunities for exploring character development and not chances to be even freakier, how the shifts in locale and different storylines gave natural narrative gear shifting. The sadism and tits were to be endured more than celebrated. Now its like everybody's joffrey. WTF would i wanna watch that for.
but of course i'll probably watch the 2nd ep. I'm a tv masochist.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 August 2022 05:06 (one month ago) link

there's no gore or sex in episode two so don't worry

akm, Monday, 29 August 2022 13:58 (one month ago) link

there is the possibility of an incendiary incident – but let's not spoil things.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 August 2022 15:32 (one month ago) link

I'm not squeamish! It's just kinda boring and predictable.
I'll watch ep 2 before I complain too much more but the telegraphing of the story direction (and eventual red herrings) are coming fast and furious in episode 1. Gosh, i wonder if those cuts the king is getting on the iron throne might be a more serious problem than they appear?

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 August 2022 16:00 (one month ago) link

i feel like that's not supposed to be a surprise? they've made it pretty obvious, as they literally talked about the gash on his back that isn't healing.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 August 2022 16:07 (one month ago) link

this first season is gonna be unlike anything else that has ever aired on tv. from what i can tell, this season is gonna cover roughly 30 years of westerosi history, and they can't really compress the timeline because there are characters who factor heavily into the coming conflict who haven't even been born yet lol

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 August 2022 16:29 (one month ago) link

xp, of course; i'm just using that as an example. The birthing murder scene was also obvious from 80 feet away. Every character's presumed arc is being played to the rafters right now to the point where bad guys are twirling mustaches "but they aren't really BAD so much as they are machiavellian do you see"
Wake me when there's an interesting conversation.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 August 2022 16:39 (one month ago) link

xp

yes, I was browsing The World of Ice & Fire last night while I was watching this and counted 12 Targaryen kings between this one and Robert, so this series has quite a lot of ground to cover.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 29 August 2022 16:49 (one month ago) link

Is that their intention? How many season is this supposed to be?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 August 2022 17:16 (one month ago) link

they're planning to cover a period of history called "the dance of the dragons." i won't elaborate or spoil, but the period they're looking to cover is about three decades, not the 20 or so decades until robert's rebellion.

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 August 2022 17:23 (one month ago) link

yeah I assume there will be yet another proposed series after this one that fills in some of the gaps. I had thought we'd see the mad king in this series but we are way way way early for that.

akm, Monday, 29 August 2022 17:30 (one month ago) link

Didn’t try to verify it yet but (we just got a ridiculous large new hd tv) and I swear I saw a visible zipper on that grubby striped pillow Daemon was lounging on. Oops?

Kim, Monday, 12 September 2022 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

damn, that last episode was great. this is turning into a good show, reminds me of what i liked about the first couple seasons of game of thrones

did not expect episode to end on a day after pill cliffhanger

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 September 2022 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

i watched the first episode of rings of power last night -- to me, at least, the difference between the shows (that one and this) was noticeable. as in, rings of power was noticeably worse, more cheesy, worse dialogue, worse acting, lots of cgi, etc. there is a lot of complicated shit going on in hotd right now, i'm enjoying it

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 September 2022 22:48 (two weeks ago) link

full agreement. the dialogue in Rings is fucking terrible and cringeworthy. Still watching it but jesus christ.

Meanwhile this had a full on incest sex orgy and an abortion. I know which show I'm looking forward to each week!

Also I really like Alicent, I'm be sad when they move forward in a few episodes and recast her with an older actress.

akm, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Man, I was really not into this week House of the Dragon. There is just no real reason imo for the sex scenes to take so much damn screentime. not a prude just easily bored. Thought Daemon's entry with his dumb fucking crown was pretty cringe. Hated the street carnival puppets and plays stuff. The ep ended strong, w/ the bit were Viserys put Hightower in his place, Alicent being cool, and abortion also fine.

nothing more coherent rn. better than Rings Of Power this week which was also pretty rough going.

ian, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 00:46 (two weeks ago) link

you guys are not making me wanna watch lord of the dragons

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 00:48 (two weeks ago) link

The ending… it took me a second to realize!
I am definitely enjoying the more political aspect of HotD - Hightower being a good example.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 00:56 (two weeks ago) link

yeah. i am very into the court intrigue, which was also my favorite part of GoT. i didn't much like the actor who plays king viserys, at first, but i've grown to like him. he has a softness of heart to him that is very different than ned stark. and clearly viserys is doomed. you have to love that.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

Those Hightowers piss me off, trying to cancel the Targaryen's fiery alt sexuality.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 01:08 (two weeks ago) link

The master of kink shaming

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 01:16 (two weeks ago) link

That"s Paddy Considine xps

He's been in lots of good things but especially excellent in Dead Man's Shoes

groovypanda, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 20:47 (two weeks ago) link

I have zero expectations for this and as a result quite like it? I started watching cos I love Paddy Considine but weirdly Daemon and Rhaenyra bring me back. I didn’t know about them casting black actors but it makes sense in this medium cos otherwise they’re pretty identical looking to the Targaryens and yeah, unrealistic is a joke as always. It’s nice to see something of House Hightower, who are this very grand house that you keep seeing getting mentioned in the books.

barry sito (gyac), Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:46 (one week ago) link

Also I like very much the whole “we used to be friends” vibe with Alicent and Rhaenyra. Obvs that’s canon but it’s good!

barry sito (gyac), Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:48 (one week ago) link

Also also - the sex scenes in episode 4 are so different from GoT. The characters are obviously different and Rhaenyra has a lot more power than most of the female characters ever did, but the focus on Alicent’s blank face as Viserys’s scabby old body is pumping her is contrasted so well to Rhaenyra and Cole and the playful way she starts taking off his armour. It never feels leering or gross the way GoT often did.

barry sito (gyac), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:12 (one week ago) link

ok ep 5 is a banger, best one yet

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 19 September 2022 03:26 (one week ago) link

Yeah pretty decent

barry sito (gyac), Monday, 19 September 2022 12:20 (one week ago) link

gyac otm about seeing more of the Hightowers, they always seemed part of the lore in the books/previous series rather than active participants in the story

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Monday, 19 September 2022 21:00 (one week ago) link

Ya. Fuck the haters, That episode was great!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 03:11 (one week ago) link

I hope every episode has a wedding.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 03:48 (one week ago) link

the rat creeping up to the blood at the end was 👌🏻

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 04:57 (one week ago) link

it isn't a westeros wedding without at least one gruesome death.

I also liked ep 4, and agree with gyac that the sex scenes felt different and less gross compared to GoT's. also sets up the events of ep 5 nicely - the pact between Rhaenyra and Laenor, Criston's jealousy and betrayal, Alicent's discontent, it all stems from that one night on the town

Roz, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 05:13 (one week ago) link

i think i've complained enough about this already but the long and the short of it is that it's missing the patience, the resolve, the nuance, the intelligence (brutal though it was) that GoT had and has replaced that with algorithm and pageantry. that stuff works to the degree that it makes this watchable but it's not something to get excited about.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 05:48 (one week ago) link

GoT didn’t have any of that a lot of the time. It was shit like Littlefinger intoning “chaos is a ladder”, horrific rape scenes, terrible writing and btw did we mention we clearly despise female characters?

This also is a smaller more contained story than GoT - everyone is in the same location, you have access to a limited number of characters. It’s basically a bottle episode.

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 07:46 (one week ago) link

I was a bit confused t'wards the end.

Why did Criston wail on Laenor's loverboy? He had just told him they could protect each others secret. Is it all just because he cant talk Rhaenyra into doing a Wallis Simpson with him?

I was not ready for the pulpface.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10:29 (one week ago) link

Gah someone needs to fix that linebreak bug in the hide code.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10:29 (one week ago) link

i don’t really understand the algorithm comment. it’s based on a different book by george rr martin, and has been pretty faithful to it so far.

perhaps martin is an algorithm friendly storyteller?

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 12:13 (one week ago) link

trayce, i think that sir cristin was just really going through it, questioning his honor and own sense of character and lashed out in a very “i am not like you!!!” kind of moment

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 12:14 (one week ago) link

Was it not him flipping the lid at the idea he’d ruined his honour to be nothing more than a paramour and also being invented at the idea of being subject to wink wink nudge nudge insinuations from the court after his (completely unrealistic btw) proposal was rejected?

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 12:45 (one week ago) link

Incensed not invented

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 12:49 (one week ago) link

yeah, he's an honor-above-all kind of guy and the insinuation that it's common knowledge that he's not keeping his oath drove him into a fury.

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 12:56 (one week ago) link

xps to gyac, i agree with basically all of that, i come not to praise caesar but to bury him.
more accurately should have said "that GoT had at its best"

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:29 (one week ago) link

to vc: the adaptation is leaning heavily on what HBO thinks will work and this show's wonky speed of execution, shallowness of character, often incomprehensible filmic style and general lack of complexity, while partially GRRM's fault, are more readily blamed on "give the people what they want" instead of trying to offer more assured and patient storytelling.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:32 (one week ago) link

forks fwiw i thought the first episode veered closely, at times, to what you're describing, but i've been really impressed by where it's gone since. have you watched the last couple episodes?

my favorite GoT season was 1, my second favorite was 2, third favorite was 3, etc. every time a new season came out, i would go back and do a grand rewatch, starting at S1E1, and every single time i thought "they nailed this show right at the beginning"

the last few episodes of hotd remind me a lot of that warm fuzzy season 1 feeling. the last episode, in particular, was absolutely gripping, and it was mostly a series of long, intense dialogue between pairs of characters.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:44 (one week ago) link

i've watched every episode and just haven't been into it. i found the dialogue in this episode tedious. i'll quit complaining now, don't think it's for me. will pipe up if it shifts from background watch to something i'm actually enjoying but i really think that's gonna be second season when they can calm the fuck down.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:00 (one week ago) link

yeah idk how they could've adopted a patient approach to this story, given the scale of the narrative they've chosen to adapt. chapter 1 of the story takes 30 years, while the next 4-5 chapters will cover a period of 3.

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:08 (one week ago) link

i don't know the material well enough to speak to that, i just know that we're being asked to give a shit about political machinations, personalities, relationships and frailties that I don't have any engagement with but they're supposed to carry weight. the king in waiting's consort was just bludgeoned to death and i don't care about him or the king in waiting or the queen or the current king who has been withering away at mach speed over his train set since we started the dang thing. it's not taking the time i need to connect with anyone before we have to rush forward to the next plot point imo.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:14 (one week ago) link

it's not taking the time i need to connect with anyone before we have to rush forward to the next plot point imo.

yeah, i think that's a very valid criticism. ser criston's character, for one, goes through _a lot_ of stuff in episodes 4 and 5, leading to narrative payoffs that arrive before the viewer has gotten a full sense of the character.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:30 (one week ago) link

xp the show is five episodes old

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:33 (one week ago) link

xps to gyac, i agree with basically all of that, i come not to praise caesar but to bury him.
more accurately should have said "that GoT had at its best"


Its best was almost all from the source material, the drop in quality was huge and the show has zero rewatch value for me as a result.

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:35 (one week ago) link

xp the show is five episodes old

yes and i woulda been okay with everything that's happened in those 5 eps being the entire plot of the whole season. Matt smith's wife, for instance, was introduced entirely so she could be killed.

Its best was almost all from the source material, the drop in quality was huge and the show has zero rewatch value for me as a result.

again, i agree totally!

apparently we get whole new actors for Rhaenyra and Alicent in the next episode

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:14 (one week ago) link

Timeskip Alicent is played by Olivia Cooke, who I’ve liked in the recent remake of Vanity Fair. It’s some great casting.

https://wwd.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/olivia-cooke-as-alicent-hightower.jpg?w=640

barry sito (gyac), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:30 (one week ago) link

I'm going to miss Milly Alcock, tbh. I wasn't sold on her at first, but she's really helped sell the role for me.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:34 (one week ago) link

there was a scene posted as a preview on the hot d official twitter that featured the adult actors for laenor and rhaenyra and they both seemed pretty good, with the laenor actor seeming like a seismic improvement lol

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:37 (one week ago) link

finally, the extended john mulaney armor fetish softcore we've all been hoping for

apparently it took them seven months to figure out how to make this SIZZLE
https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fitness/fabien-frankel-house-dragon-sex-scene-48954265
"It was about the struggle in every way: the struggle to get the armour off, the struggle of him to betray his vows... That's how I wanted to pitch it," he said. For Frankel it was all about the integrity of the scene, and he was dedicated to making every aspect as realistic as possible, even if it took months of forethought to accomplish.

"For even a world-quality squire, you've got 10 minutes to get the armor off. Let's say five, maybe at best. There's no way Rhaneyra and Cole are gonna take that armour off in 10 seconds. So I was like, 'Well, you have to have that in,'" he said. "These are all the things I really cared about, 'cause they take away this sort of, to my mind, archaic sexual sex scenes that have existed for so long in television and film, and make it feel real."

"a world-quality squire"!

it would have been more realistic if they were both complaining about the awful smell of his sweaty high fantasy body as the pieces of armor came off one by one

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 19:43 (one week ago) link

(Alicent walks to the window and throws it open in desperation. Criston proceeds to remove the cod piece)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 19:45 (one week ago) link

Ok, this show rocks.

Fantastic "one-take" opening act this week and *so* much politicking

Also lol at "Well he's a twat"

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 07:29 (two days ago) link

yeah this week's episode was excellent. they handled the time jump pretty gracefully imo, and the characters are coming into sharper definition each week.

kinda darkly funny to see daemon become a widower anew in consecutive episodes

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:15 (two days ago) link


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