Game of Thrones

Information and ideas that aren't about baseball, but that you think the community would appreciate, go here.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby themetfairy » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:37 pm

User avatar
themetfairy
Lady Met -- Mascot, 1964-present

Posts: 18056
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:12 pm
cooby wrote:As I recall, Anne of Boleyn frequently had hers off too


Indeed. A friend of mine referred to The Tudors as Historical Porn.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Vic Sage » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:37 am

User avatar
Vic Sage
Tim Leary, failed blue-chip prospect and LSD enthusiast

Posts: 14720
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:05 am
Location: Hub City, CA
yup. loved that show, too. Boobies and beheadings are a great combination.
"It's not the answers that matter, it's the questions."

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:15 am

User avatar
Frayed Knot
Jeff Torborg. Mets Manager, 1992-93

Posts: 42468
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:05 pm
Location: Out in Leftfield
TransMonk wrote:What do we know about the schedule for wrapping the series up? My birds have told me there are to be two seasons left, but that HBO may resort to shorter seasons (6 or 7 episodes per season instead of the normal 10) in an attempt to draw out the reign of a winner without the cost of paying all of their stars millions of dollars for the extra episodes.


Read an article talking about only 13 episodes in total left, spread out across two seasons, AND ... the next season is going to be delayed.
Seems that, now that winter is not just coming but is here, they don't want to start filming in July when they normally do which likely pushes the upcoming season past its usual April opening.

So it's going to be a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng wait, and then a longer wait before this thing wraps up.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby seawolf17 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:16 am

User avatar
seawolf17
Phantom Met Terrel Hansen. Two days, zero games, 1992

Posts: 17215
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: LI
Maybe now we'll finally get some meaningful action on climate change.
I believe that someday I will punch that arrogant foreman at the plant square on his fat nose; that I will get in the last word with my wife; that I will win the Irish sweepstakes; that the Mets will start a winning streak.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fman99 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:58 am

User avatar
Fman99
Sidd Finch, P, 1985, 168 MPH

Posts: 13435
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Your mom
I'm late to the party, and also trying to read the books and watch the show in tandem. I am trying to stay a half season or so ahead of the show in the books, so I am about 40% done with book 3 and have watched just the first episode from that season.

The books and the show complement each other -- the books are heavier on the minor characters and swordplay, while the show is more gratuitous, I've enjoyed both more, I think, by having absorbed them in tandem. Now my main goal is to get through the last 2 1/2 books and 3 1/2 seasons while avoiding spoilers.
POW! You've been Fmanned!

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:07 am

User avatar
Benjamin Grimm
Ralph Kiner
Hall of Famer/Broadcaster

Posts: 42474
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:49 am
Location: The Baxter Building
Yes, it definitely helps understand what's going on if you're both reading and watching.

With Season 6, the shows are ahead of the books, and the books won't be catching up for another few years, if not a lot longer than that. So the method you're using (which is pretty much what I did) will run out of rope before too long.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ceetar » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:08 am

User avatar
Ceetar
Jane Jarvis, Organist, 1964-1979

Posts: 20779
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Moving target: Check Big Apple Brews
Fman99 wrote:I'm late to the party, and also trying to read the books and watch the show in tandem. I am trying to stay a half season or so ahead of the show in the books, so I am about 40% done with book 3 and have watched just the first episode from that season.

The books and the show complement each other -- the books are heavier on the minor characters and swordplay, while the show is more gratuitous, I've enjoyed both more, I think, by having absorbed them in tandem. Now my main goal is to get through the last 2 1/2 books and 3 1/2 seasons while avoiding spoilers.


just in case you weren't aware, books 4-5 kind of happen concurrently until the end of 5. I haven't actually compared TV to book, but i Imagine there is book 5 stuff happening in season 4 for the characters that aren't in book 4.
"Look, would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

-Ceetar, the Optimistic Mets Fan

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fman99 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:32 am

User avatar
Fman99
Sidd Finch, P, 1985, 168 MPH

Posts: 13435
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Your mom
Ceetar wrote:
Fman99 wrote:I'm late to the party, and also trying to read the books and watch the show in tandem. I am trying to stay a half season or so ahead of the show in the books, so I am about 40% done with book 3 and have watched just the first episode from that season.

The books and the show complement each other -- the books are heavier on the minor characters and swordplay, while the show is more gratuitous, I've enjoyed both more, I think, by having absorbed them in tandem. Now my main goal is to get through the last 2 1/2 books and 3 1/2 seasons while avoiding spoilers.


just in case you weren't aware, books 4-5 kind of happen concurrently until the end of 5. I haven't actually compared TV to book, but i Imagine there is book 5 stuff happening in season 4 for the characters that aren't in book 4.


Good to know then.
POW! You've been Fmanned!

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby seawolf17 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:36 am

User avatar
seawolf17
Phantom Met Terrel Hansen. Two days, zero games, 1992

Posts: 17215
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: LI
Fman99 wrote:
Ceetar wrote:
Fman99 wrote:I'm late to the party, and also trying to read the books and watch the show in tandem. I am trying to stay a half season or so ahead of the show in the books, so I am about 40% done with book 3 and have watched just the first episode from that season.

The books and the show complement each other -- the books are heavier on the minor characters and swordplay, while the show is more gratuitous, I've enjoyed both more, I think, by having absorbed them in tandem. Now my main goal is to get through the last 2 1/2 books and 3 1/2 seasons while avoiding spoilers.


just in case you weren't aware, books 4-5 kind of happen concurrently until the end of 5. I haven't actually compared TV to book, but i Imagine there is book 5 stuff happening in season 4 for the characters that aren't in book 4.


Good to know then.

I read the books first and was thoroughly lost -- then I went back after Season 2 or 3 and re-read, and they made a LOT more sense. The visuals really helped.
I believe that someday I will punch that arrogant foreman at the plant square on his fat nose; that I will get in the last word with my wife; that I will win the Irish sweepstakes; that the Mets will start a winning streak.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:51 am

User avatar
Frayed Knot
Jeff Torborg. Mets Manager, 1992-93

Posts: 42468
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:05 pm
Location: Out in Leftfield
seawolf17 wrote:I read the books first and was thoroughly lost -- then I went back after Season 2 or 3 and re-read, and they made a LOT more sense. The visuals really helped.


I think it works both ways.
I picked up GoT late so started, naturally, with Season 1 on DVDs and, after watching the whole thing, had a lot of trouble remembering who was allied with who, who was related, who were enemies, and, even if I kept all that straight, it wasn't always clear to me Why character A was a-feudin' with B, etc.
So I wound up getting the DVDs again and re-watching Season One a second time before moving on at which point it all sunk in a lot better and, because it's so long between seasons, I've made it a point to go back and brush up on the previous season each year just prior to the new one starting. I do the same with other shows, like say THE AMERICANS where the seasons are also 8-10 months apart, but I think it's particularly helpful/necessary with the massive casts/plots of GoT.

So with this in mind I've just cracked the first book as a way of staying in touch with the storyline during this upcoming long void - rumored to be longer than usual in this case. I knew nothing of this book series prior to picking up the show three seasons or so into its run so this is the first reading for me. Having seen the series the books are a lot easier to follow than I'm sure they would be otherwise but I think also the details and backstories are easier retain having read them in addition to seen them.
Not sure if I'll plow through all five tomes prior to next spring (summer?) when the TV thing gets going again but I'll see how it goes. The books tend towards doorstop size but Book #1 anyway is moving along reasonably quickly.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fman99 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:24 am

User avatar
Fman99
Sidd Finch, P, 1985, 168 MPH

Posts: 13435
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Your mom
Finally caught up, read all the books and watched all six seasons. Now I have to wait around like a sucker with everyone else. Loved all of it. Compelling stuff.
POW! You've been Fmanned!

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Frayed Knot » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:15 am

User avatar
Frayed Knot
Jeff Torborg. Mets Manager, 1992-93

Posts: 42468
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:05 pm
Location: Out in Leftfield
Ahh yes, going from dining on a steady diet of GoT to sitting around until at least next summer for your next taste and what's rumored to be just 13 remaining shows spread out between then and sometime in 2018.

That was me with 'Breaking Bad'. Wasn't with it from the beginning, caught up in a fairly short time, then spent the next year and a half waiting around for the final 16 episode 'season' which they also wound up spreading across two years.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Vic Sage » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:36 am

User avatar
Vic Sage
Tim Leary, failed blue-chip prospect and LSD enthusiast

Posts: 14720
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:05 am
Location: Hub City, CA
Fman99 wrote:Finally caught up, read all the books and watched all six seasons. Now I have to wait around like a sucker with everyone else. Loved all of it. Compelling stuff.


I'd also recommend Martin's prequel novellas –The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003), and The Mystery Knight (2010). They were collected in "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" (2015).
"It's not the answers that matter, it's the questions."

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fman99 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:06 pm

User avatar
Fman99
Sidd Finch, P, 1985, 168 MPH

Posts: 13435
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Your mom
Will look into those, thanks.
POW! You've been Fmanned!

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Frayed Knot » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:11 am

User avatar
Frayed Knot
Jeff Torborg. Mets Manager, 1992-93

Posts: 42468
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:05 pm
Location: Out in Leftfield
"Shall we begin?"

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ceetar » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 am

User avatar
Ceetar
Jane Jarvis, Organist, 1964-1979

Posts: 20779
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Moving target: Check Big Apple Brews
Frayed Knot wrote:"Shall we begin?"



It's season 7 and we're still waiting for you, so, yeah, let's go already.
"Look, would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

-Ceetar, the Optimistic Mets Fan

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Centerfield » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:44 pm

User avatar
Centerfield
3) Dwight Gooden, SP, RP, 1984-1994

Posts: 10008
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:37 am
Loved the opening scene. Watched it twice.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby TransMonk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:52 pm

User avatar
TransMonk
4) Jerry Koosman, SP, RP, 1967-1978

Posts: 9874
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Stoughton, WI
It seems like this episode took a breath and reset the plot for viewers after the long break. I for one needed that. However, next week I expect more blood, guts and tits.

Also, if Thor's upcoming cameo is as dorky as Ed Sheeran's, I might puke.
I am a patient boy...I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby seawolf17 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:31 pm

User avatar
seawolf17
Phantom Met Terrel Hansen. Two days, zero games, 1992

Posts: 17215
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: LI
TransMonk wrote:It seems like this episode took a breath and reset the plot for viewers after the long break. I for one needed that. However, next week I expect more blood, guts and tits.

Also, if Thor's upcoming cameo is as dorky as Ed Sheeran's, I might puke.

I vaguely recall him saying he's playing a Lannister soldier of some kind.
I believe that someday I will punch that arrogant foreman at the plant square on his fat nose; that I will get in the last word with my wife; that I will win the Irish sweepstakes; that the Mets will start a winning streak.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ceetar » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:56 pm

User avatar
Ceetar
Jane Jarvis, Organist, 1964-1979

Posts: 20779
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Moving target: Check Big Apple Brews
seawolf17 wrote:
TransMonk wrote:It seems like this episode took a breath and reset the plot for viewers after the long break. I for one needed that. However, next week I expect more blood, guts and tits.

Also, if Thor's upcoming cameo is as dorky as Ed Sheeran's, I might puke.

I vaguely recall him saying he's playing a Lannister soldier of some kind.


so basically the same? uh oh.
"Look, would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

-Ceetar, the Optimistic Mets Fan

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ashie62 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:11 pm

User avatar
Ashie62
Josh Lewin, Radio Broadcaster since 2012

Posts: 15393
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:39 pm
Location: Parsippany, NJ
I don't have HBO and have never seen one episode of Game of Thrones. My loss.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby TransMonk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm

User avatar
TransMonk
4) Jerry Koosman, SP, RP, 1967-1978

Posts: 9874
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Stoughton, WI
I remember hearing (people are saying, very credible source, yyybbb...) he was a Lannister "General" and that his clip involved death of some kind (either him killing or being killed).
I am a patient boy...I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby TransMonk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:14 pm

User avatar
TransMonk
4) Jerry Koosman, SP, RP, 1967-1978

Posts: 9874
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Stoughton, WI
I think HBO produces the highest quality work on all genres of any network on the small screen. If I ever cut the cord, I'll hang on to an HBOGO account.
I am a patient boy...I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ashie62 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:40 pm

User avatar
Ashie62
Josh Lewin, Radio Broadcaster since 2012

Posts: 15393
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:39 pm
Location: Parsippany, NJ
TransMonk wrote:I think HBO produces the highest quality work on all genres of any network on the small screen. If I ever cut the cord, I'll hang on to an HBOGO account.


I agree, HBO or maybe AMC.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:00 am

User avatar
Frayed Knot
Jeff Torborg. Mets Manager, 1992-93

Posts: 42468
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:05 pm
Location: Out in Leftfield
TransMonk wrote:Also, if Thor's upcoming cameo is as dorky as Ed Sheeran's, I might puke.


When TV shows start featuring celebrity cameos -- particularly by non-actors seeking to check a box on their 'Been there/Done that' list -- my mind starts to think it's a show headed for 'Jump
the Shark' territory. Now in this case one would think that the cast is so huge and parts like Sheeran's and Syndergaard's (hopefully) so small that any worries along those lines are much ado
about nothing. But even if it's not a big deal it just seems so unnecessary, like the producers of the show are casting outside celebs simply to show that they can: 'Hey look at us, we're so
popular that we've got all these famous folks from other fields clamoring to get on our show
'.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

PreviousNext

Return to The Non-Baseball Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest