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April 23rd, 2019, 14:32
Well, that immediately sounds much better than Discovery, which is more of a blatant insult than mediocre. If I hear raves about the new Twilight Zone at some point, I'll likely just pick up the dvd version.
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April 27th, 2019, 02:10
Happy just makes me…..Happy. Yeah, I know it's a show not meant for everyone, but to me this is one series based on a comic story that actually, for the most part, gets a lot right. The casting is almost perfect, I've enjoyed the main lead since he was on Oz, and the guest stars this series have been nice additions. Seeing that guy from Moonlighting get a part on a current telly show is pretty cool!! On top of that, any show that gives Al Yankovic a role gets my immediate approval!!!
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April 29th, 2019, 10:20
That was epic.

Nuff said…
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April 29th, 2019, 14:09
If we're talking GoT, I was actually quite underwhelmed by it.

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April 29th, 2019, 14:16
I also felt a bit underwhelmed, Ripper.

Spoiler – Game of Thrones S08E03


Yet, it was a great episode. Now… to the end of the series shall we go.
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April 29th, 2019, 14:30
Underwhelmed is a serious understatement for how the television version of Westeros went. So….Cersei is more formidable than a six thousand year old undead menace?? That's the endgame of the television series????

Please Martin, don't take this route in the novels. That's all I can ask.
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April 29th, 2019, 16:55
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
Underwhelmed is a serious understatement for how the television version of Westeros went. So….Cersei is more formidable than a six thousand year old undead menace?? That's the endgame of the television series????

Please Martin, don't take this route in the novels. That's all I can ask.
I loved the episode however, I am glad the TV series came first because now Martin can pivot and make appropriate corrections.

OTOH, with episode 3 out of the way, it looks like a lot of anti climax to look forward to. Cersei is bad but Joffrey may have been one of the best villains ever created. Kinda reminds me of Luke Cage season 1 when they killed off their excellent villain far too early in the season.
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April 29th, 2019, 19:42
Great episode of GoT.. Lots of people with uncalibrated TV's, or shitty TV's, it seems..
Looked great and it was not hard to see. One thing i didn't care for was the music, which was extremely lame and generic.

I was probably expecting something a little less hi fantasy for this ep though, but it was ok and i didn't care about "motivation", it's the generic one that we all know already, which is common for all fantasy and is not completely unrealistic either (but not too exciting either).

Also, Bran is a very poor character i must say.. It's beginning to border to the comedic.

Overall i enjoyed it a lot though, exciting all the way through.
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April 29th, 2019, 19:45
I thought it was great, but I expected the usual nitpicking.


Worth mentioning though…

Spoiler – The resolution
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April 29th, 2019, 20:11
I'd thought for years that the final opponent would the scion of Bael, the person that the Stark family basically erased from history. This battle played out perfectly in my mind for the past five years or more, the Aeg that was born in the crypts would fact off against the scion, two ignoble offspring squaring against one another for the history of the world at stake. I even had a role for Jamie in my mind, he would provide a distraction at some point in the fight, stabbing Ser Frosty in the back and giving Aegon another chance at victory. After all, this is what Jamie excels at, taking people/kings from unawares and securing the end of battle.

Instead, some forty year old twit is the main antagonist. I really should have seen this coming after the prior two series, I suppose. After all, I believe that one of the writers is the person that sewed Wade Wilson's lips together in another franchise, so I shouldn't be surprise this one sputtered at the end.
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April 29th, 2019, 20:15
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Instead, some forty year old twit is the main antagonist. I really should have seen this coming after the prior two series, I suppose. After all, I believe that one of the writers is the person that sewed Wade Wilson's lips together in another franchise, so I shouldn't be surprise this one sputtered at the end.
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April 29th, 2019, 20:17
I don't enjoy GRRM's prose. But dang, seeing what's happened to GoT since it outpaced his books sure makes me appreciate the difference made by having even a mediocre writer -- but a writer by profession -- guiding the ship instead of people who may love the material but are basically businessmen by trade.
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April 29th, 2019, 20:21
Don't forget the TV show is based on his drafts for the GOT ending. Can't deny HBO's writer changed a bunch of things, but if so his book ending might not be so great either.

That's if he lives long enough to finish three more novels.
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April 29th, 2019, 20:23
Martin will not follow this path, of that I'm certain. We just need him to survive another thirty years or so until we get the correct resolution to the tale. You can tell that the entire show simply disintegrated once they no longer had the script spoon-fed to them by Martin anymore. It turned into the worse kind of tripe, it doesn't even anger me at this point, I just pity the result.

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April 29th, 2019, 20:28
Grognards will be grognards.

To be honest, I don't think Martin ever finishes the novels.
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April 29th, 2019, 23:23
What's the general opinion on Cobra Kai? I've always blown it off as a silly cash grab, but a friend of mine keeps bugging me to watch it.
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April 30th, 2019, 00:27
I just loved every second of the last GoT episode and the one before that too. A-class tv. I don't care what anyone says. It was really worth of all the wait. I was on the edge of my seat whole time. And weren't there quite many epic moments… The revelation of Azor Ahai, not the least. They will have hard time topping the long night, but I'm sure they prove me wrong.
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April 30th, 2019, 01:40
I loved it myself, but there sure are a lot of Debbie downers here. Intense and hard to watch for me. I particularly liked the scenes with Arya though. She's my favorite. That's 2 episodes in a row that really plucked my heartstrings.
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April 30th, 2019, 02:20
At least he keeps the Wild Card series going, and I was invested in that a full decade before his plunge into Westeros. I'll have to hope that the television version of Wild Cards turns out to be worth watching, every time I see a preview of the new upcoming Watchmen show, I find myself cringing.
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April 30th, 2019, 03:16
Spoiler alert I'm calling it now.

Spoiler – Huge Ass Spoiler

Also this prophesy from Melisandre.

Spoiler – Melisandre TV Prophesy

Hint:Cersei has green eyes.
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