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Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by SeverinR, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    I had a feeling you'd be curious, so I'm glad you were able to catch the episode before it was removed.

    The episode was good overall, and I appreciated the wedding scene. Very well done, and in hindsight, the view gets plenty of opportunities to see what's being set up. (I'm going from memory... I haven't tried viewing it a second time, but it's hard to forget.) Did you get a chance to see Jon Snow's scene or Dany's? A lot of great scenes in this episode. Probably the best of the season. I don't know if that opinion comes despite the tragic ending or partially because of it.
     
  2. SeverinR

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    I was just thinking,(scary! I know.)
    How much would you pay to see a season of Game of thrones on the big screen?
    I could see paying concert tickets price for a season on the big screen. $30-40. I might even pay normal ticket price($11-13) for 2-3 episodes.

    I know people have big screen tvs, but I mean the full size theater screen, not the closet screen theaters, only the biggest and most expensive tv's can compare to these.

    I think, there is no more one liners that my favorite characters can say, then they top it, again.

    "Someday, I'm going to put a sword through your eye, and out the back of your skull."
     
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  3. Legendary Sidekick

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    How much am I paying for HBO, which is only good for 10 hours out of three months?

    I guess I'd pay THAT much... because I do!

    (Note to self: cancel HBO until Season 4.)


    And I watch on a big screen. Not theater big, but on a 62" screen that used to be my parents'. They bought it in 1993, or whatever year Donkey Kong Country came out for the SuperNES. I remember because my brother and I only played that game on it because it was the only game we had with no permanent on-screen displays. It's a huge box of a TV and IT WON'T DIE! I'll probably watch Season 4 on it.

    A flatscreen would be nice, but if this old thing can last until the kids are older, that's fine too.
     
  4. Ophiucha

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    Nothing to say that isn't a spoiler.

    I have no great love for Robb; mostly, I was just mad that they killed his wife and mother. Like, I think it would have been interesting to have another Stark around (in the form of the baby), if she managed to escape. And the mother... I feel like the way they built her up this season, I was expecting her to live to see all of her kids die except Jon Snow. One by one, until she only had the motherless child - and then she'd have to choose to love him, you know? Some good poetic irony with the whole 'I prayed for him to die' monologue she gave, and frankly at this point I'm not banking on them all making it to the end. The youngest boy - Rickon? - he's basically expendable, Sansa (love her though I do) doesn't have a lot in her favour except for being the heir to Winterfell now. Arya and the crippled boy (Bron? Bram? can't remember) both have more story to go but if that comes to an end I think their lives might too, particularly if they get an age-up over a few seasons. So I'd have liked to see Catelyn live to see all of that and have to come to terms with her only living child being Jon Snow. Maybe she'd end up taking over Winterfell, since all legitimate heirs are dead, and use her authority to finally give him the name Stark. Could have been good. But whatever, she's dead, and maybe GRRM isn't quite cruel enough to kill off ALL the Starks. Maybe. We'll see.

    Dany's doing good, and she's got herself an attractive fellow. Is she ready to move on past Drogo? Guess we'll see...

    Arya, poor dear, came all this way and her family is getting killed again. I really hope she just murders burn face dude in the last episode of this season. We need a high point to end on, and murdering that guy would be good enough for me. Incidentally, I have my problems with the show, but I really like how the dramatic stuff - Ned's Death, the Red Wedding, etc. - all happen in episode 9 so that they can spend episode 10 dealing with the immediate repercussions and ending on the cliffhanger/singular magical event of the season. Many other shows would end on the big murder paloozas, but this show gives us one last hour to deal with it before wrapping up for the year, which I appreciate.
     
  5. Legendary Sidekick

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    Same here!

    I can see getting mad about the wife and baby. I might've been more bothered by that if my wife were pregnant at the moment. Generally speaking, I can't stand the sight of this level of cruelty, but it was meant to be tragic and I actually felt the scene was done with respect, considering the context. In a kingdom where children are fair game, this is one of many horrible acts.

    The Hound... I kind of like him as a "lesser evil." Him and Jaimie are both guilty of the unforgivable, and yet I find myself rooting for them because they somewhat made amends. The Hound is being good to the Stark girls, and Jamie saved Brienne twice. Both are guilty of harming/killing children, so a death wouldn't be all that tragic. I'd hate to see Brienne or the Stark girls or children go.

    The warg thing is cool. I was a bit disappointed Jon rode off without his "crow wife," as his opponent called her. But I guess he'll be reunited with his brother soon.

    Hopefully, we find out in Episode 10. Or is that one of the cliffhangers?
     
  6. ThinkerX

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    Ahh...you poor people...

    There is another wedding coming...probably towards the middle of season four. The 'red wedding' was but the first.

    You are all grieviously underestimating the remaining Starks. They have...unusual things to learn...which will make them extremely dangerous. You should get an idea of this in the last half of season four.

    Extreme things happen with the Lannisters as well. Your views of a couple of them should change fairly dramatically. I really can't say more than that.
     
  7. SeverinR

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    Red wedding only. Will have to look for the other parts of Episode 9.
     
  8. SeverinR

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    There is hints in the show, and from what you say here, that I might figure out the Starks unusual things, but if I can't watch it now, I won't expound on my thoughts.

    Its been long running that very few characters in GOT are 100% bad. The king slayer and the Hound are two.

    SSSSSSS
     
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  9. SeverinR

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    I really need to see the whole episode to understand how they got into the massacre setup. Arya is of no use to the Hound, but I don't think he will abandon her.
    Am I a terrible person, I hated seeing the wolf get killed more then the people. The people are playing the game of thrones, the wolf wasn't. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or die.

    Hound: the deleted scene made Hound look more evil then he has in the actual scenes. Maybe thats why it was removed.

    LS: "Worg thing" since I only saw Red wedding, I don't know what this is. Will have to look for more episode 9 scenes.

    Currently, The Starks: Winterfeld is destroyed, all legitamate adults are dead, the illigitamate adult is lost in the great white north (what's up, hoser), The two youngest are with the giant and the wonderer trying to get to the now dead Rob Stark and Arya is with the hound outside the Crossing. Arya still has the coin, and the cripple stark has his special abilities.

    I have not read the books, so this is purely speculation, I believe my two favorite females would make a wonderful team. Arya and Dany to take the Throne, Arya,the oldest true Stark, has never cared for ruling or being a lady, she just wants revenge. Dany wants revenge and to rule. A perfect match, Arya uses her name to reunite the Armies of the north to join the Dragon army.
    Dany probably would have a big enough military without the North, but one less section to fight.
    Former family enemies unite against the common enemy. Also Dany could show Arya a woman can lead.
     
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  10. SeverinR

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    Youtube review episode 9:
    I found the young Stark boys part
    I found parts of Dany's part.
    I found the Red wedding, and Arya's part of the episode.
    But John Snow's part is not to be found.

    Was there nothing about the Lannisters? or the followers of the Fire god? I think I saw a preview with Tyrion in the picture for Ep10.
    So many "reaction" videos on Youtube from Epsiode 9, it is hard to find the scene posts.

    From all the hype, I'd say this was a very popular episode.

    For the one that said "cancel HBO until next year", When they have a free preview weekend on my network, 72hours(friday through sunday) I usually find one show other then GOT to watch.
    SO that is why I haven't added HBO to my network.
     
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  11. ThinkerX

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    Much as I'd like to make a detailed commentary about the directions peoples thoughts are taking, I can't. At the time I was concerned I'd gone to far with the 'Rain of Castamere' hint prior to episode nine.

    I can say that 'action begets reaction', something thats been true of the whole series.

    Jaimie and his sweet sister had a secret. To protect that secret, Jaimie threw Bran out of a window. Caitlin Starks reaction was to have Tyrion arrested. Tyrions father reacted to that by unleashing bandits. Action begets reaction.

    I said earlier that all of the remaining Starks have unusual things to learn. You see a few early hints of some of those things now. Jon is included in this 'program of education'. Rickon might be the only one not participating...though I wonder about this. I will say that the people doing the 'teaching' - some of whom you've seen, and some you have not - are among the most flat out dangerous characters in the story. Not so much 'pass/fail' but 'live/die'.

    The Lannisters...I'd really like to say more here, but I can't. I will say, that if the next season is properly done, your views about some of the Lannisters will change dramatically.

    Ancient Oriental Curse: 'Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it.'
     
  12. SeverinR

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    I had not thought of Jon Snow learning, but he is in the place to learn something special.

    Interesting, I wrote about GOT on a forum, they have it so you can change color of print, so spoilers can be typed normally, then change the letter color to white and alert people of the spoiler and you simply highlight the print to read.

    I was really suprised at how many people were so openly emotional about the Red wedding. I admit I was a little emotional about it, but I wouldn't post the video of it on line. I guess that just shows how much people love this show.

    So now Arya has no where to go, So I believe the words "Valar Morghulis" may come into play.
    Which when she considered it, I really liked the idea of her going for special training, but also knew she couldn't abandon her family, now she doesn't think she has any, but a sister lost in the royal interweaving of the realm.
    Not sure if she knows Winterfell was destroyed and all in it (thought) killed.
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    Karliene: You Win or You Die - YouTube

    You win or you die.
    Great lyrics.

    Reminded me only one person held a sword to the king and as far as we know only one slapped the king. Both my favorite characters.
     
  15. Legendary Sidekick

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    Non-spoiler question: Did Season 3 end in the middle of Storm of Swords, or near the end?
     
  16. ThinkerX

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    Near the middle...call it about the three fifths mark, which is why I've been wondering if Season IV might not include a few bits from the beginning of Book IV.

    And yes...you have another wedding to look forward to...probably towards the middle of the season, rather than the end.

    Hows the blood pressure doing? Especially when thinking of Frey's?
     
  17. Xela

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    Ah man, you seem to do a lot of teasing so that they already know to expect something during certain episodes. \_o_/ If they don't mind, it's whatever, but it seems to me that it ruins the effect a bit.

    SeverinR, have you heard of torrents? Failing that, I can link to a site that works similarly to YouTube that will have all the episodes usually starting a couple hours after they originally air. The only downside is pop-up ads as you start a video (but cease once it really begins). Of course, you can easily enable a pop-up blocker. Additionally, the videos usually take a bit longer to load immediately after they are uploaded. But give them several hours or just sleep instead of staying up and they're fine. Let me know if you'd like the link.
     
  18. Legendary Sidekick

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    Just in case, I'll use tags.

    Bran seemed to have foreshadowed eventual retribution for Frey. I was expecting it to come soon.

    Blood pressure's fine, honestly. There was that initial shock, but I actually liked the scene. I mean, it was awful, but as far as making the bad guys really look bad, it did the trick. Tyrion's reaction was well done. He was always the Lannister you want to root for. What's surprising is that his siblings are becoming more empathetic, even the sister with episode 10, since she's got the sense to see what a demon seed her first-born turned out to be.
     
  19. SeverinR

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    It is amazing how fast the "Red wedding" disappeared, but 3 days have past and "Mhysa" is still available.

    It was not the world altering episode as the last, but it was still good.

    Prophesy-The betrayer of guests will eat his young for eternity,
    the innocent has drawn warrior blood for vengence, and see hers future in an uttered phrase. (YES!)
    the heir is cast out in sea of dispair,
    Dragon mama is lifted up,
    the all powerful king is sent to bed without his supper,
    the Imp learns how much his father loved him, and ignores the family suggesting he do his wife a favor and rape her.
    The call is recieved that Winter is here.
    North of the wall cupids wildling arrows cut deep for the seperated lovers, woe be to all, if the brothers unite on the wall, bastard and cripple.

    Favorite quotes:
    "Monsters are dangerous, and just now Kings are dying like flies."
    "Any man that must say I am the king is no true king.
    "Everytime we deal with an enemy, we create two more."

    Best picture: the formerly innocent, now bloody hands holding the coin of the future.

    My viewing is fragmented,
    Does Arya know of the destruction of Winterfell (and believes her younger brothers dead)
    Did John Snow hear of the Red wedding or the fall of Winterfell?

    I have found alot of Season 3 on the web, but I will still look forward to buying it in the Spring and watching it as it aired.
     
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  20. ThinkerX

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    SeverinR -

    With regards to the questions at the end of your spoiler quote:

    The answers to both is 'yes, but not right away'.

    The answers to the second question becomes a significant plot issue later on.
     

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