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« Reply #160 on: 05-21-2011 14:39 »

*bump*
This documentary about TV showrunners, called Showrunners, looks good, featuring writers from a few shows I've watched/still watch (Lost, House etc).
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« Reply #161 on: 05-23-2011 23:53 »
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Game of Thrones...

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« Reply #162 on: 05-24-2011 05:35 »
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@Faze:


Also, Faze, do you know what kind of eggs they are? Bird?
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« Reply #163 on: 05-24-2011 07:18 »

Got my boyfriend to start watching Arrested Development. There is never a bad time to watch that show.
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« Reply #164 on: 05-24-2011 14:35 »

@Faze:


Also, Faze, do you know what kind of eggs they are? Bird?
I think they're horse eggs, being the Dothraki and all...

Joffrey is such a wiener kid, and the ginger daughter is a wiener too, but the youngest daughter is cool: "I'm a girl!  mad " big grin
I hope the wiener kids are the first to get killed by the flying fire breathing horses!!
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« Reply #165 on: 05-26-2011 04:09 »

I want to be friends with Tyrion. He's pretty cool.

I think me, Tyrion and Jon Snow should hang out some time. Faze, want to join?
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« Reply #166 on: 05-29-2011 01:37 »

Totally!

How come Charles Dance (Tywin "Big Daddy" Lannister) gets all those credits on IMDB and he hasn't been in any episodes yet, or has he? What a freeloader!

And where is he anyway? *reads wiki* Oh ok, he lives in the West, cool bro.
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« Reply #167 on: 05-29-2011 18:20 »

I am enjoying Game of Thrones but did feel there was a great lack of Dire wolves when Bran was attacked in the woods, but I guess that would of added to the budget abit too much.

The most diappoiting thing so far though was the jousting tournament, the book made it seem so exciting and the tele version not so much.

Took  me a while to pin down who was playing Bronn the sellsword, the guy who fought for Tyrion, then I realized it is Jerome of Robson and Jerome.  Took him a long time to get back to acting.

Can not wait for the next season, that is when we really get to see Tyrion in his element.
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« Reply #168 on: 05-30-2011 13:04 »

Took  me a while to pin down who was playing Bronn the sellsword, the guy who fought for Tyrion, then I realized it is Jerome of Robson and Jerome.  Took him a long time to get back to acting.
Ha! Awesome spot.
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« Reply #169 on: 05-30-2011 23:17 »

BAELISSHHHH!!!!
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« Reply #170 on: 05-31-2011 02:10 »
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I am enjoying Game of Thrones but did feel there was a great lack of Dire wolves when Bran was attacked in the woods, but I guess that would of added to the budget abit too much.

The most diappoiting thing so far though was the jousting tournament, the book made it seem so exciting and the tele version not so much.

Eh.  You're nitpicking on the differences between the television show and the books seems to indicate how true and close the television show is to the book, which should gather far more approval from anyone than usual.

You would expect differences, obviously.  But only come whining about major changes to the story.  Though, I prefer to view a film/television adoption of a book as a completely separate set of material.  Otherwise such a comparison would never be truly fair.
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« Reply #171 on: 05-31-2011 07:00 »

Carcetti you dick!
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« Reply #172 on: 05-31-2011 09:18 »

I am enjoying Game of Thrones but did feel there was a great lack of Dire wolves when Bran was attacked in the woods, but I guess that would of added to the budget abit too much.

The most diappoiting thing so far though was the jousting tournament, the book made it seem so exciting and the tele version not so much.

Eh.  Your nitpicking on the differences between the television show and the books seems to indicate how true and close the television show is to the book, which should gather far more approval from anyone than usual.

You would expect differences, obviously.  But only come whining about major changes to the story.  Though, I prefer to view a film/television adoption of a book as a completely separate set of material.  Otherwise such a comparison would never be truly fair.

I agree totally, it was just a minor nit pick for a series that has so far been a great adaptation of the books.

It is also nice that the series allows for some expansion of some of the minor characters that you do not get in the book, although I was not entirely sure about the whole cheast shaving thing with Renly as that just struc me as a little odd.  Then again most sexual scenes are implicit in the books rather that explict and this is HBO after all.
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« Reply #173 on: 05-31-2011 10:20 »
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Storytelling in writing and film is so vastly different and it is hard to indicate what you can implicit suggest in film compared to writing and the reverse.

The series also needs to expand on the minor characters, largely because they have paid actors to perform them.  While I am glad to see the show staying true to major characters that die, it is also important to remember bringing in actors and such cost money.  So the writers have to consider this as well.

This is also the reason why death scenes in film are usually more vivid than in books, because it is important to remember the character that died for the viewer.  And well, film is also about the visual too.  Unlike a book.
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« Reply #174 on: 05-31-2011 17:48 »

Oh I do understand the need for fleshing out the characters and it is also nice that the next episode is being written by the author of the books.

As for the the death scenes


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« Reply #175 on: 06-14-2011 14:16 »

Game of Thrones Ep 9

O_O

Faaaaaaaaaaaark.
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« Reply #176 on: 06-14-2011 14:39 »

Though, speaking of the battle scenes.  These are one of the few battle scenes in film/television where I do not get bored while the occur.  I usually look at my watch during action scenes and wonder when the plot is going to move forward.

But in Game of Thrones they are short and to the point.  But they don't feel toned down.  But real fights are regularly quite short.  A winner is commonly found quick in a fight.  It is unusual for fights in real life to last as long as they often do in films.

This makes them far more appealling and pleasing to me.
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« Reply #177 on: 06-14-2011 14:56 »

in game of thrones, the fights don't even really exist. Just kinda skipped past the battle.
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« Reply #178 on: 06-14-2011 15:01 »

@Faze:


Also, Faze, do you know what kind of eggs they are? Bird?
I think they're horse eggs, being the Dothraki and all...

Joffrey is such a wiener kid, and the ginger daughter is a wiener too, but the youngest daughter is cool: "I'm a girl!  mad " big grin
I hope the wiener kids are the first to get killed by the flying fire breathing horses!!

MrMarouka told me that if you like the Starks.... you're in for a real heart beating with this one.  He read the books, so he knows.
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« Reply #179 on: 06-14-2011 15:29 »

in game of thrones, the fights don't even really exist. Just kinda skipped past the battle.

A battle is not the same as a fight.
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« Reply #180 on: 06-15-2011 00:17 »
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You mentioned both...
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« Reply #181 on: 06-15-2011 02:12 »

I uh...
* Svip rins.
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« Reply #182 on: 06-15-2011 03:03 »

I uh...
* Svip rinses his johnson.

Is that what you meant to say?
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« Reply #183 on: 06-15-2011 19:26 »

No.
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« Reply #184 on: 06-16-2011 22:56 »

I don't believe you.
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« Reply #185 on: 06-17-2011 21:05 »

I have "Saved By the Bell" on in the background right now (mostly because I can't be bothered to change the channel), and Leah Remini, of "King of Queens" fame, is guest-starring in this episode. It's nice to know that she's always had such great taste in sitcoms.
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« Reply #186 on: 06-18-2011 08:40 »

Isn't she a slutty nurse in that episode?
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« Reply #187 on: 06-20-2011 21:33 »

Game of Throoooooooones! eek
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« Reply #188 on: 06-21-2011 00:24 »

Isn't she a slutty nurse in that episode?

I think she was a slutty lifeguard. Which is pretty much the same thing, only with a better tan.
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« Reply #189 on: 06-21-2011 00:41 »

My bad. I had her mixed up with this chick.

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« Reply #190 on: 06-23-2011 07:24 »

Is it morally acceptable to download bootleg episodes of QI because it's a funny show and it's not legitimately available in the US?
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« Reply #191 on: 06-25-2011 01:26 »

Find it on Youtube!
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« Reply #192 on: 06-25-2011 10:44 »

I know it's feasible, but is it moral?
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« Reply #193 on: 07-05-2011 02:05 »

Morals are for hookers and fat people.

No, wait...

Anyway: My brother and father introduced me to "Pawn Stars," and now I'm pretty much addicted. And by "addicted," I mean I spent almost the entire day yesterday watching a Fourth of July weekend marathon of this show on the History Channel. God bless America!
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« Reply #194 on: 07-05-2011 02:07 »

Is it morally acceptable to download bootleg episodes of QI because it's a funny show and it's not legitimately available in the US?

Yes, it is morally acceptable since there is no other way for you to watch it, since only Season 1, 2 and 3 are on DVD.
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« Reply #195 on: 07-05-2011 08:40 »

And the DVDs are Region 2, so my conscience is clear.  I would gladly give them money, but their own stupid DRM technology is forcing me to resort to pirated stuff.
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« Reply #196 on: 07-06-2011 17:25 »

Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and a man in a dog suit, lolz!
http://youtu.be/ZoUgcViVJD4
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« Reply #197 on: 07-06-2011 21:35 »

And the DVDs are Region 2, so my conscience is clear.  I would gladly give them money, but their own stupid DRM technology is forcing me to resort to pirated stuff.

Region-encoding DVDs is retarded for this (and a couple of other) reasons. In an ideal world, everything would be available online as a high-quality download for a few pence. You'd then need to download the software to burn it to a DVD if you wanted the bonus content (which would cost the same as a couple of DVD players), but without it you'd still be able to watch the regular version of the programme or film.

I'd save up for the burning software, and I'd purchase so fucking many tv episodes and films that once I'd burned them all to DVD so I could watch with commentaries, I wouldn't have time to get through them all even if I lived to be a grillion jawillion years old. I'd purchase hours of stuff in an average month. There would be no ongoing manufacturing or shipping costs, and for, let's say seventy-five pence an episode I could enjoy the commentaries to broadcast season six without waiting months for a UK release to be organised.

Everything should be set up for my convenience, dammit!
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« Reply #198 on: 07-07-2011 08:07 »

Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and a man in a dog suit, lolz!
http://youtu.be/ZoUgcViVJD4

Its funny how in the video description its says its an "original" show, its not, its a re-make of an Australian TV show.



Also why am I watching and enjoying My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?
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« Reply #199 on: 07-07-2011 08:42 »
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You are now a brony.
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