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February 18th, 2017 at 6:39:55 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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It's on Xfinity now, all 6 seasons. I had
never seen it but heard lots of people
watch it. Never been more disappointed
or revolted in a TV series. Made it thru 5
episodes before I almost put my foot
thru the TV. What a steaming load of
horse manure, it's nothing but sex and violence
porn, with a hard to follow stupid story
as it's excuse to go on. Here's a review
from somebody who was appalled too:

'By the time I had reached episode 10 in season 1, I could go no further. After seeing horses getting their heads chopped off or brought into a tent to be sacrifice killed, after watching more gang rapes than there are cars in L.A., after seeing a girl eat the raw heart of a horse, people decapitated, incest, more f...ing than any brothel could accommodate, children being hurled off buildings, skinning animals, breaking live bird necks, poisonings, eyes scratched out, peoples tongues pulled out of their heads, intestines wrenched from a foe, great amounts of blood spit up, spewed out and running down streets like a river from the guts of whoever and whatever happen to be in the scene, I had quite enough. Then I had to ask myself..what makes this series so popular? What kind of people like crap like this."

I felt a palpable wave of relief when I
realized I don't have to watch another
minute of this double digit IQ voyeuristic
garbage. I can imagine the writers sitting
around dreaming up what shocking thing
they could do next. Perverts.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 18th, 2017 at 7:44:23 PM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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Years ago, I only made it through the first DVD. I didn't get the 2nd.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
February 18th, 2017 at 8:01:54 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 35
Posts: 2679
Up to season 3 episode 7
What an entertaining series
I highly recommend.
Really good story telling which is what its all about
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
February 18th, 2017 at 8:47:53 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 105
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Quote: terapined

Really good story telling which is what its all about


What story, I saw no story. In the 5 eps
I watched there was no story, just
half told storylines as an excuse to
show sex and blood and gore. It's
called softcore porn. It's gratuitous
sex and violence, they just keep you
hanging on so they can shock you.
They do the same thing in the new
adult comic books, it's for voyeurs,
people who like S&M and that kind
of garbage.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 18th, 2017 at 10:00:13 PM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 47
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I hear its The Sopranos in Middle Earth.
Not quite sure if that is good or bad, but financially it seems to be doing well.
February 19th, 2017 at 5:33:07 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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George R R Martin is a wonderful story teller and has written the book "The Song of Ice and Fire" Game of Thrones is based on

Daenerys Targaryen is my favorite character. All her scenes rock
Her family once ruled. Now she is married off to a tribe of Warriors to get the throne back. Her husband dies and she is pretty much abandoned but has some old dragon eggs. Through some mystical power, the eggs hatch and she has 3 baby dragons. As the dragons grow up, she uses her cunning and the dragons to form an army to take back the Throne

Ned Stark - The honorable leader of Winterfell
Becomes the hand of the King. Does not play the game well. Eventually accused of being a traitor and has his head cut off

Jon Snow - exiled to the Night watch
A group of soldiers based at the northern wall to protect the south from strange mystical half dead beings from the north. They go into the north scouting encountering a large family with one male head and many many female daughters. All male babies sacrificed. weird and strange.

Tyrion Lannister - the midget that constantly out thinks all those around him to survive
Arya Stark - On the run. Smart but just a young girl
Jaime Lannister - the kingslayer.
He had no real choice. The King was mad and crazy making irrational decisions threatening the people. Jaime had no choice and now forever known as the kingslayer. This actually takes place before the start of the series but it set in motion the game of thrones.

King Joffrey - the new young stupid and very cruel King

There are many more interesting characters and storylines
Just a lot of fun to watch
Thanks George R R Martin, a master of story telling
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
February 19th, 2017 at 8:39:16 AM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 11
Posts: 1682
Quote: Evenbob
What story, I saw no story. In the 5 eps
I watched there was no story, just
half told storylines as an excuse to
show sex and blood and gore


No story?

Complain about the sex and violence all you want, but to say there is no story is kind of ludicrous. If anything, there's way too damn much story!

Although, you have only watched 5 episodes. And the first season was definitely the weakest. The show has gotten better and better as time went on.

But based on your negative reaction to those five episodes, you definitely should stop.You haven't even gotten to when they murder all the babies in season 2!
February 19th, 2017 at 9:34:31 AM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
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Quote: terapined
George R R Martin is a wonderful story teller and has written the book "The Song of Ice and Fire" Game of Thrones is based on

There are many more interesting characters and storylines
Just a lot of fun to watch
Thanks George R R Martin, a master of story telling
When I read the books I remember thinking how hard it would be to make a movie out of them. They were a rugged read.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
February 19th, 2017 at 10:57:26 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 105
Posts: 10375
Quote: ams288
Complain about the sex and violence all you want, but to say there is no story is kind of ludicrous. !


There are hundreds of reviews like this:

'G of T is the most overrated show I've ever seen. I've suffered through five seasons of this filthy garbage so far and I simply cannot understand why anyone would ever watch this show. You can sum up the whole show: sex and violence. This show basically has people getting physically and emotionally tortured and killed for five seasons. That's it. Nothing else is happening. They're trying to make it look like a political thriller full of intrigue, betrayal and plot twists. But it's not. All the scheming and colluding the characters do leads to nothing, because they all eventually get tortured and brutally killed. People praise it for its "political concepts" and "well-developed characters" and yet the show follows every fantasy trope and its only edge is death and violent sex for shock value. Psychotic garbage.'
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 19th, 2017 at 12:26:21 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 35
Posts: 2679
Quote: petroglyph
When I read the books I remember thinking how hard it would be to make a movie out of them. They were a rugged read.


Up to season 3 episode 8
Just gets better and better
Once I finish binge watching, will pick up the books
I can see this keeping me entertained for the next couple of years :-)
Love getting hooked on expensive long multi season productions with quality writhing.
The clincher is to have the original writer involved keeping true to the books
George R R Martin overseeing everything as co-executive producer of the series, you cant go wrong
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
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