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    He doesn't understand high art.

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    What's funny with GoG is that all the spectacular battles/dragons we get now might have actually alienated more people from the show if they'd come earlier on. Cos people hate dungeons and dragons, see it as nerdy, etc. So what got everyone into it was the stuff they could easily do on a budget.

    This is the opposite case with big budget cinema, as a general rule - it's the spectacle that gets bums on seats, not dense narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Barty sneers at it cos it's swords and dragons and midgets.
    the episode i saw was about a midget having sex with a woman. can't remember if it was a human woman, or an elf woman or whatever species. the midget then got thrown out of the window. felt like a combination of monty python, xena the warrior princess and porno.

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    could also be that the woman was half-horse or something.

    wasn't stuff like this embarrassing to watch in the past? what changed?

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    Yes, Fantasy crept into the mainstream. Through video games, cartoons, movies. Whether or not it's linked to other larger, underlying changes I don't know.

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    You're European and haven't been infantalised. You get treated like adults over there so you feel obliged to watch serious adult films like Betty Blue. Different culture.

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    When does S8 actually start?

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    'the episode i saw was about a midget having sex with a woman. can't remember if it was a human woman, or an elf woman or whatever species. the midget then got thrown out of the window.'



    This was episode 1 and you've mixed up two storylines. The other midget was a child.

    Anyway, what's wrong with a midget having sex with a woman? HUH?

    MAYBE YOU'RE THE ALTRIGHTIST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    'the episode i saw was about a midget having sex with a woman. can't remember if it was a human woman, or an elf woman or whatever species. the midget then got thrown out of the window.'



    This was episode 1 and you've mixed up two storylines. The other midget was a child.

    Anyway, what's wrong with a midget having sex with a woman? HUH?

    MAYBE YOU'RE THE ALTRIGHTIST
    oh could be, it's a long time ago.
    but yeh if its consensual then nothing wrong with that. but why is it good entertainment? i don't see the appeal apart from people with specific fetishes?

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    The last season was terrible. These fuckers cant write, and Martin for his many faults, knew how to plot.

    Its gonna be spectacular and shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    could also be that the woman was half-horse or something.
    You fantasized centaur ladies into it a few years ago, I recall. There are definitely no half-horse-people in GoT but I have to say, it would be even better if there were.
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    I think they've overreached themselves and haven't had enough time to cover everything adequately, there were a fair few episodes which felt as though you got five minutes or so focusing on each thread and it made the whole thing feel a bit thin and plodding; Daenerys' time in the slave cities and Arya's training with the Faceless Man in particular seemed to go on forever with very little progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    You fantasized centaur ladies into it a few years ago, I recall. There are definitely no half-horse-people in GoT but I have to say, it would be even better if there were.
    hm could it be then that one of the parties involved is always riding horses which distinguishes them from the rest of the families? cos then it's just the same except not explicit. it refers to centaurs.

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    TBH I'm not expecting great things from this last series but I'm still looking forward to it more than a punch in the balls

    Part of the enjoyment of it is the collective nature of it - it's surely one of the last 'must watch' shows that everybody will be talking about the day after its broadcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    TBH I'm not expecting great things from this last series but I'm still looking forward to it more than a punch in the balls

    Part of the enjoyment of it is the collective nature of it - it's surely one of the last 'must watch' shows that everybody will be talking about the day after its broadcast.
    I am too, I just think they dropped the ball a bit as it went on. I'm invested now though and it's entertaining enough to keep watching.

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    The "everybody's talking about it" thing is a double-edged sword, it's fun in real life, but the majority of the online discussion is appalling. The articles, round-ups, re-caps etc are horrendous, so much time spent saying so little. That isn't the fault of the show, it's just the media these days, but it goes into overdrive with GoT because of how big it is.

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