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Re: Game of Thrones : Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:18 pm  
Whether certain characters return from the dead, or not, the fact remains that this recent series was a pretty shoddy effort and the tactic of the occasional shock scene, or odd dramatic twist in the storyline, dragged the programme to the level of soap opera.

I maintain that the introduction of new characters is simply a cynical ploy to drag out the franchise - Also the complete disappearance of other characters is a complete joke.... Disabled Stark fella and his entourage??, that lad out of the Inbetweeners??

I'm all for a complex tale, but constantly introducing new characters while leaving old ones in limbo, smacks of the writers not having much of a clue how to end the whole thing.

Unless there is some progress to the story and some indication of a light at the end of the tunnel, then I think people will begin to leave the series in droves, leaving just the nerds who spend all their time discussing various GoT theories online (How sad are those guys?? :lol: :lol: ).
Re: Game of Thrones : Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:30 pm  
Durham Giant wrote:
But in the interview you quote above Nutter does say i am a director and i direct what script i am given. So if he comes back he comes back.
Willzay wrote:
My answer to that would be rewatch Season 3, around episodes 5 or 6 IIRC.
bren2k wrote:
You are missing something - there's more than one character who appears dead, but may still play a part...

Fair enough, and I accept this is a fantasy series, anything could happen and he could come back with striking aplomb and a leaky chest.

But going back to the original point, the constant killing-off of key characters to be replaced with barely-known new faces has diminished my enjoyment (and many others, from what I read) considerably by removing much of my emotional engagement.

I hope it starts to recover, the last series was a bit lame imo.
Re: Game of Thrones : Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:04 pm  
Cronus wrote:
But going back to the original point, the constant killing-off of key characters to be replaced with barely-known new faces has diminished my enjoyment (and many others, from what I read) considerably by removing much of my emotional engagement.


This is however, with some variation, largely how it was written by the author; he seems to lack any sentimentality for his main characters and kills them off with impunity if it fits his story.

I would broadly agree though - the most recent season wasn't particularly engaging; feels like they've trod water a bit to let him catch up.
Re: Game of Thrones : Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:22 pm  
bren2k wrote:
This is however, with some variation, largely how it was written by the author; he seems to lack any sentimentality for his main characters and kills them off with impunity if it fits his story.


While the author is ruthless in this sense, I'm sure he has some affection towards some of his characters. I read somewhere that he wrote the Red Wedding chapter after he'd completed all the other chapters in book 3, as it was painful for him to write it. He loved the characters that were killed off.


bren2k wrote:
I would broadly agree though - the most recent season wasn't particularly engaging; feels like they've trod water a bit to let him catch up.


I think in all likelihood HBO will finish Game of Thrones before Martin finishes his books. He writes slowly, and the show has already gone past the books and has changed some things completely. I tend to agree though. Season 5 was weaker than 4 for me, but I'm still looking forward to 6.
Re: Game of Thrones : Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:52 pm  
I'm sure they will do a GoT prequal about the mad king etc when they have finished. I read somewhere there will be 8 series in total so a long way to go before we think about that!
Re: Game of Thrones : Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:57 pm  
well it has turned into the best zombie tv series also
Re: Game of Thrones : Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:56 pm  
This is the funniest programme to have appeared on the telly, ever!
Re: Game of Thrones : Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:27 pm  
Bye bye Ramsay!

Season 6 has certainly been one of the best of the series, certainly making amends for the disastrous season 5.
Re: Game of Thrones : Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:25 pm  
Ive really enjoyed it so far. Can't believe it the last episode on Monday. Heard the next two series only have 7 episodes??
Re: Game of Thrones : Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:35 am  
This season was, without doubt, a return to form; fantastic!
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