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#2701 teeray



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

well poo i guess they need to go talk to the walking dead guys to figure out how to drag a story out so they don't pass martin


10 episodes of dany searching for a lost dragon



Martin already did that for them with AFFC  ;)

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

Jaime looked so different without the beard and hair that my girlfriend didnt even recognize him for a couple minutes.  He kept showing why he might be the best actor on the show though


Oh and just a heads up to the book readers who decided not to read the preview chapters for TWOW


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

GOT is a superior show to The Walking Dead, but part of that is because they don't kill main characters until it means something to do so. 


But GOT has slow episodes as well. but they develop the characters so much you are actually invested in them if they meet their demise.  And because of that it hurts more.  Or if they experience success, it elates you more.  Dany last season going all badass on the slavers, was one of the most satisfying moments in the series.


Arya's revenge, in last night's episode, was so satisfying because you don't take it for granted.  She went through a lot of poo for a small but significant victory, plus her actions represent a major shift in her character that isn't contrived it is understandable. 


That is what makes GOT so awesome to me.  When the character's you care about find success it feels earned and overdue.  Not inevitable like other series or movies.  Which makes success, even little one's more sweet, and failure or death more devastating.







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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:34 PM

I think of Game of Thrones kinda like professional wrestling especially from back in the 80's when they weren't on TV as much as they are today.


Especially the NWA/WCW when Ric Flair was champ forever (pre-NWO stuff).  Every time the wrestlers you cared about would wrestle him they would lose.  Over and over again.  Every time the guys you cared about looked like they may win something would happen.  Ref gets knocked out, Flair pulled something out of his trunks, someone would interfere, etc.


Then sometimes just to troll fans they would have the good guy win after the ref got knocked out, but another ref would run down and they would overturn it because good guy threw the bad guy over the top rope (back in the day that was a disqualification), or the good guy would win, but by disqualification so the champ would keep the belt.


Some of that stuff happens now, but back then it would go on and on for years.  The promoters seem to have a sick joy of pulling the rug out from underneath the fans.


But when a good guy finally won, it was that much more rewarding and surprising to the point of irrational elation by fans going absolutely batpoo.


That is a lot that goes on here.  I don't know how it will all end, and knowing Martin it won't be all rainbows and butterflies, but these last two books (if they ever get done) are going to have moments of complete elation and cheering, and complete devastation and sadness.


And it will all be earned, not a forgone conclusion or meaningless or contrived.  Every cheer and every tear will be earned.  And that is great storytelling.




Edit to add:  I am not saying that the storytelling of pro wrestling is on the same level as Martin.  I use the analogy of the build up of emotion over time with to build real emotion in a character's success or failure is not dissimilar to what happens in ASOFAI

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

Even though I knew it wasn't going to happen, it looked like Drogon was going to eat Danny for a second.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Didn't catch it on my first watch last night, but the Hound said "every man must have a code"...no clue if it's said in the books, but if not...


Omar/The Wire reference FTW




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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:38 PM


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:52 PM

FYI this next episode was written by grrm himself.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Awesome. He wrote the Blackwater episode and it may have been the best of the series so far

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

Only now did I get to watch the premier. Man did I miss this show a lot!


Liked the new characters and looks like they'll play big roles in the near future. 


Really liked Arya and the Hound together. Perfect fit.


And of course nice to see the mother of dragons again.

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