izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 05:28 pm
@Lash,
A lot of it is set round here, Winchester as was and Hamtun, now Southampton.
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 05:30 pm
The series has had incredible acting, direction, cinematography, writing.

I felt that there was a lot of box checking in this one.

Highlights: Did like the location of Jon being informed of his identity— and nothing else about it; did like the actress who plays Sansa—she, surprisingly stood as the strongest actor; a pissed Lady of Bear Island; acting of Samwell, though he suffered from **** director decisions; aerial views of Winterfell; opening credits transformation!!!

Dashed expectations: Arya sees Jon; doubling up on Dany and Samwell meeting; The Hound speaks to Arya; Dany meets Sansa; cheap easy transitions
between pivotal scenes.

Stuff that seemed out of place: Drogon intimidating Jon as he kissed Dany;


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Waiting to hear from you guys. I think they wanted things said before the big battles. I just think those incredible moments deserved more nuance or patience.

Tell me what you think.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 05:38 pm
@Lash,
I liked the message from the White Walkers, that's what stood out for me.
Lash
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 05:44 pm
@izzythepush,
You’re too smart for me. I’m not sure about that message.

In the end, it all comes back to death.
In the end, we win.
We kill one — and death multiplies exponentially?

You mean the kid in the spiral of death, I assume.

Help.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 05:48 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

They certainly know their audience.

I don't know if I've said this before but The Last Kingdom is another gem. I've been waiting for season 3 only to find out it's been bought by Netflix.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPApTGWwas[/youtube]


I watched that. Viking Superman! It was good.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2019 06:04 pm
@Lash,
I liked how they wrapped a lot of things up in less than an hour. With only 6 episodes, they have A LOT to wrap up in a short amount of time.

To start! The theme playing as the soldiers and procession going into Winterfell was same as them played in first episode when King Robert and his crew marched on Winterfell. Arya watching procession, seeing Jon, The Hound and Gendry was cool. The wry smile on Danerys' face as the Dragons flew over head and over Winterfell.
Sansa's cold attitude represented the North well I thought. She was the embodiment of the cold reception of a southern queen.
Jon hugging Bran and saying "You're a man!" and Bran replying "Almost." The double meaning there was heavy.
The North had better suck **** up pretty damn quick and get over themselves or they are gonna be toast.
Arya and Jon meeting was excellent! brother and sister who became soldiers and comparing weapons and stories.
Remember last episode last season when Brienne and The Hound compared notes on Arya. The Hound had a smile on his face. He recognizes Arya for what she has become. I suspect he is a bit proud to have been involved.
The Daenerys and Samwell scene was amazing. Knowing what happened and who Sam was that was expected from last season.
John got to ride his dinosaur (as my wife said) and who knew dragons were perverts!
Gonna be a whole lotta death next week. I can't wait.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 01:04 am
@Lash,
I don't pretend to understand it. There was something Cthulhu about it. It will mean something to Bran, or possibly even the Greyjoys.

We still know v little about the Walkers, they were created by the fairies to counter humanity and they can't reproduce, other than that nothing.

If all they want to do is turn Westeros into Zombieland why leave messages?

Will Bron kill Tyrion? I'm saying no, but not after he starts to go through with it.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 01:23 am
@Lash,
Lash wrote:

You mean the kid in the spiral of death, I assume.



Yes I did.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 02:53 am
@Lash,
I didn't see it as a spiral of death, but it's as good an interpretation as any.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 02:58 am
I liked Davos, with his Geordie accent, saying he'd not been up North that long, amongst a load of people with Yorkshire/Lancashire accents.

Newcastle, where the Geordies come from, is north of both Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Davos' accent is the most northern accent in Westeros.
lmur
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 04:50 am
@izzythepush,
Out of curiosity, where does the south begin in the UK? South of where? Birmingham?
Lash
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 06:44 am
The opening credits focused on the underground tunnels and halls of Winterfell and King’s Landing — featuring a dragon head in King’s Landing...

I noted the sheet of ice that led to a settlement I hadn’t known of previously between Winterfell and the wall. Last Hearth, Ned Umber’s place. Now, obviously all walkers.

I saw quite different carvings on the opening swords and symbols. One was a swordsman holding a beheaded head. Seems like a large animal was in that carving...

Did anyone else notice more detail?

(My vision, ugh)
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 10:29 am
@Lash,
The Kid said the credits change as the seasons change. It's now winter. You'd have to go through each of the credits bit by bit to work out all the changes. Season 1 different from season 2, but I think this change is the most dramatic.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 10:31 am
@lmur,
Depends who you talk to. Watford Gap is a traditional dividing line, but when I lived in Newcastle they considered Yorkshire the Midlands. Don't try telling a Yorkshireman that mind, you'll never get away.
Lash
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 11:22 am
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/adambvary/game-of-thrones-opening-credits-new

This was helpful to me.
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lmur
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 05:29 am
@izzythepush,
OK, hadn't heard of Watford Gap. I did hear that people in Bournemouth call Londoners 'northern bastards' (I may have heard that from you in fact).
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 05:38 am
@lmur,
No you didn't. I'm not from Bournemouth, posh bastards.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 05:39 am
@lmur,
It's a service station on the M1.

https://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/04/71/18/4711893_8384fae6.jpg
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 21 Apr, 2019 10:15 pm
I thought tonight’s installment was much better than the previous.
I didn’t believe that first thing that happened though, but the rest was lovely.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 22 Apr, 2019 07:44 am
1/3 of the last season is done and no one has died yet... Pft.

I did enjoy the character interaction of what is fundamentally a character driven story. I knew Arya and Gendry would hook up.
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