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GoT Season 4 [NO SPOILERS, PLEASE]

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Legendary Sidekick, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. teacup

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    I'll post this on both threads. It's worth it to watch this guy's reviews, too. They make me laugh.

    This is a funny video, Oberyn vs The Mountain, denial version.

     
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  2. SM-Dreamer

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    This was actually what I'd meant. I'd read the books, and so seeing Sansa suddenly spill the beans... Well, it threw me for a loop. Then Darth Sansa left me rather confused and off-footed.

    I had this thought about her at first too, until a read an article discussing her character. It made sense, and gave me a bit more appreciation for her.
     
  3. Sir Kieran

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    That was an *awesome* article. I think the author hit the nail on the head, and provided an excellent analysis. When it comes to Sansa spilling the beans in the show . . . I was a bit surprised to see that too, but I understand that it's really helping her out in the show. She is easily one of my favorite characters now, because she has been removed from a position of misery into one of great potential and power. As many people root for Arya, I root for Sansa because I know that she could exact revenge on those who have hurt her (lookin' at you, Cersei...)
     
  4. Legendary Sidekick

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    I didn't realize that the splat was actually broken teeth. I remembered the word "splinters" (or "splintered") being used to describe the teeth, so I was imagining that his teeth were destroyed, but watching the review and replaying the kill… wow! I was too focused on the eyes that I didn't initially noticed the shattered remains of Oberon's teeth.

    As I said initially, I both loved and hated this scene. For me, this beats the Red Wedding because they followed the book exactly and actually succeeded in making the death more tragic than in the book. (I credit both the show's writers and the actors for this.)
     
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  5. teacup

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    I think Oberyn's actor, Pedro Pascal, was fantastic in this scene. I don't exactly know why, but the way he says the lines "you raped her! you murdered her! you killed her children!" just rings with me. I keep re-watching the scene.
     
  6. Sir Kieran

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    Pascal is easily one of the greatest actor ever to appear on Game of Thrones, if not the greatest, in my opinion. What I find really interesting about the series is that, during Robert's Rebellion, the Martells were aligned with the Mad King. I believe that most people are okay with Robert/Ned/Jon Arryn taking down the Mad King, but even I easily forget that the Martells were on the other side of the war.
     
  7. Sir Kieran

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    I just finished watching Episode 9, The Watchers on the Wall. All I have to say is: wow. This was Game of Thrones at its finest.
     
  8. SM-Dreamer

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    The scene in the tunnel, them speaking the words... gave me chills.
     
  9. SeverinR

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    Critics decried episode 9 a battle of boredom.
    There was no world changing event for the "hot show". But it was not boring. Just goes to show, there is nothing set in stone when dealing with the Game of thrones.
     
  10. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    I guess you lose something when you know how the hour-long battle will turn out. My wife definitely felt the tension more than I did. Still, I loved it. My favorite moment was the Mountain-Viper battle... but this episode-long battle was a whole show done well.

    Tough critics. I can be critical of the show, but not for this episode. They killed characters who didn't die in the book, and I'm not even bothered by THAT. (Pip died in Sam's arms and Grennel died slaying the giant, but only on TV. Normally, it would piss me off to change a character's fate, especially life/death/sex. Maybe they die in book 5... I forget. I have trouble keeping track of the men in black.)
     
  11. SeverinR

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    what I saw of it was not boring.
    I think the critics aren't that into the show anyway.
     
  12. Legendary Sidekick

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    There were some elements of the show I've been critical of myself. I'm really not a fan of changes to the Red Wedding (though I won't dispute it was an awesome episode--I just appreciated this season's shocking deaths not deviating from the book), or other changes that make characters into cartoon villains, like Ramsey Snow vs. Asha Greyjoy. But other than striking me as odd, none of the changes killed the show for me.

    There are plenty of epic battles that put me to sleep (movies, other shows taht want to be GoT but are not), but GoT really nailed it, and not just in terms of action, you could feel for characters on both sides. Well... there was more focus on slaughtered villagers in the show, so maybe caring about Ygritte took some effort, but I did feel for her when she aimed her arrow at Jon. That didn't happen in the book, but I think that's one of those "changes made for the screen" that I can buy into.

    I'm going to assume those critics would bore me more than the show bored them, so I'll check out Ozzy Man's review if it's up yet.
     
  13. SeverinR

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    Just checked the tote board. Sadly actor/actress awards are low.
    Who are the two award winning stars of GOT. (not just nominated)
    One won 4, the other 1.

    It would seem that most of the main stars have been nominated, but never won.
    All but the youngest Stark has been nominated.

    Saturn awards are pending;
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister
    Jack Gleeson: Jeoffrey Baratheon
    Gwendoline Christie:Brienne of Tarth
    Michelle Fairley: Catelyn Starke
     
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    Eh, pro critics are rarely worth listening to. Regular people who have nothing to gain or lose by reviewing something have far more valuable opinions.
     
  15. teacup

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    I hope he goes back to do seasons 1-3. I've laughed at every one so far.
     
  16. Legendary Sidekick

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    That's what I like about Ozzy Man. He isn't taking himself too seriously, he's having fun... yet, he really puts a lot of thought into his reviews. His Lego Movie review impressed me quite a bit and actually made me consider renting it. (Being a father of daughters, I was thinking of not since it seems rather boyish.) The guy's not just about being funny and swearing. He knows what he likes, and seems to know quite a bit about film and writing.



    @Teacup, me too.
     
  17. SeverinR

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    Peter Dinklage(the Imp) and Emilia Clarke (dragon mother)
     
  18. SeverinR

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    Ozzy does Game of Thrones?
     
  19. teacup

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    Ozzy man, the youtuber, yes. It's most of what he does. He has some other videos but mostly Game of Thrones S4 reviews.
    Here: Ozzy Man - YouTube
     
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  20. SeverinR

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    I do like that review
     
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