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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby jimipresley » Wed Mar 06, 2019 20:22

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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Mar 13, 2019 19:14

Some long run-times this season:

Episode 1: 54 minutes – April 14th
Episode 2: 58 minutes – April 21st
Episode 3: 60 minutes – April 28th
Episode 4: 78 minutes – May 5th
Episode 5: 80 minutes – May 12th
Episode 6: 80 minutes – May 19th

But perhaps 5-10 minutes less per episode after @#*! Singapore's censors get hold of the shows.

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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby jimipresley » Wed Mar 13, 2019 19:22

cranky laowai wrote:But perhaps 5-10 minutes less per episode after @#*! Singapore's censors get hold of the shows.


There's this incredible thing called The Internet. :smile:
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Mar 13, 2019 20:24

The missus likes her subtitles....
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

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cranky laowai wrote:The missus likes her subtitles....


So does mine, but .... there's this incredible thing called The Internet. :smile:
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby Kal El » Tue Apr 16, 2019 18:24

Well, that was a let down after an almost two year wait. Lame.

Hope it gets better, because if it's just a short season of killing off characters and telling characters stuff we already know leading up to one battle with the Army of the Dead it's going to be seriously lame.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby jimipresley » Tue Apr 16, 2019 19:03

Kal El wrote:Well, that was a let down after an almost two year wait. Lame.

Hope it gets better, because if it's just a short season of killing off characters and telling characters stuff we already know leading up to one battle with the Army of the Dead it's going to be seriously lame.


Agreed. They had to remind everyone of what transpired two years ago, but it was really lame. The dialogue and CGI were horrendous. It seems like they're writing for the lowest common denominator of fans at this point. :thumbsdown:

And fuck, they age! Check out Arya, Cersei and Bran! Even Theon's starting to look geriatric!
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby jimipresley » Wed Apr 17, 2019 20:08

‘I’ve never seen Game of Thrones’ the new ‘I’m a vegan’

https://newsthump.com/2017/08/31/ive-ne ... YBtZ5XflQc

As a friend wrote: I'd put it with vegetarians. People who "don't even watch TV" or own a TV set are on par with vegans.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby cranky laowai » Thu Apr 18, 2019 13:30

I didn't think it was good, though I seem to have liked it (the cheesy dragon ride excepted) more than most people. Let's see what they do next week. If it's going to be more narrative box checking, though, that would be discouraging.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby Icon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 22:08

I agree with Jimi. It was mostly fan-pandering.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby cranky laowai » Tue Apr 23, 2019 14:44

Er, OK. :idunno:

But the bit with Gendry felt like fan-girl service. Were the writers under the impression that Arya needed empowerment? And if it was meant to humanize her, maybe if she'd seemed a bit less bossy.... (Or perhaps the problem wasn't in the scene itself but with cuts from Singapore. I haven't seen the uncensored version.)

But I'm not impatient for enormous battles, dragons, etc. Conversations are fine by me.

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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby jimipresley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 15:33

cranky laowai wrote:But I'm not impatient for enormous battles, dragons, etc. Conversations are fine by me.


They're fine by me, too, but they were terribly contrived and banal. It's really become a cliched soapy, like those ghastly Chinese "historical" soaps that the wife loves so much. :neutral:
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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Apr 24, 2019 15:34

The world probably didn't really need this. And despite the fact that I'm passing this on, part of me wishes I could unsee it. But points for being really, really weird and unexpected:


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Re: The Game of Thrones Page - Spoiler Alert

Postby Icon » Wed Apr 24, 2019 17:39

jimipresley wrote:
cranky laowai wrote:But I'm not impatient for enormous battles, dragons, etc. Conversations are fine by me.


They're fine by me, too, but they were terribly contrived and banal. It's really become a cliched soapy, like those ghastly Chinese "historical" soaps that the wife loves so much. :neutral:


My mom is also infatuated with those. What gives?
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