Holy crap game of thrones!!

Discussion in 'General' started by cortezmachine, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    Wait, what!? Are you for real? I remember there was some footage of them "sparring" in a gym a while back but hadn't heard this.

    Is this the thing this season? Celebrity cameos?
  2. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Oh wait, now that I google it. It looks like he was in at first, but later passed on the opportunity. My bad, false alarm.
  3. bleacht

    bleacht Well-Known Member

    You guys being all upset about some singer, singing a song from the book and almost no other dialogue, crack me up. It didn't add, or takeaway, from the story.
  4. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Yes. :moon:
  5. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    Only reason I recognize Sheeran is I know his production crew. Don't care about his music one way or the other. I thought it took away from the story. Cheapened it IMO.
  6. Past Glory

    Past Glory Well-Known Member

    Personally, I loved the Arya/soldiers scene. It starts out with her assessing the layout as if she's going to murder them all, but seems to become a moment of realization for her that these guys are just doing a job under orders. I thing the guy wanting a daughter rather than a son was the turning point. Arya seemed to gain an understanding that not everyone has a choice and that it's the sorry SOB's at the top that are the ones who are most deserving of her violent justice.
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  7. inpayne

    inpayne Well-Known Member

    Maybe I missed it last season. Is the whole disguise thing the many face god alowing her to do it who she disobeyed. Or is it magic? A skill?

    Either way she's the most gangster of all characters.
  8. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    In what way, exactly? What was so important about his role that the scene wasn't as good as if it had been some other redheaded? I did not recognize him when I watched it. It was fine. Now that I know it was him, it changes absolutely nothing to my experience. What is making you guys so angry?
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  9. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

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  10. RWDFUN

    RWDFUN Well-Known Member

    That is the power of Ed Sheeran, even in a far away make believe land many years in the past, he gets the girls swooning.
    I also bet every female actor on set with him was all goo goo eyes. And a few male ones to NTTIAWWT

    I will say that with all that is going on and has to happen in the story, that was wasted TV time. 7 eps this season and 6 next and that scene has to be in it?

    But if we are analyzing dialog from that scene, I kind of thought that Arya was really just reminiscing about her dad when the guy says he wanted a daughter because they take care of their dad.
  11. Ed sheeran was a distraction because it was totally a publicity thing and hurt the believability.

    If they would have just put him in as a character, rather than Ed Sheeran, the singer, it probably would have helped.
  12. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

  13. bleacht

    bleacht Well-Known Member

    No one's buying that, Casper. :D
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  14. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    Fuck Ed Sheeran. Other than the one guy in Mad Max Fury Road, no one like a Bard...

    Arya - Rolled a 20 for the Total Party Kill!
    The Hound, growing emotions and a feeling of guilt?

    Who grabbed Sam from the prison cell at the Maester's academy? An imprisoned Targaryan?
  15. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    I assumed that was Captian Friendzone, I always forget his name. Jora?
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  16. Sprinky

    Sprinky Well-Known Member

    Jorah? - the dude who was sucking the high heels of Daenerys that got the Gray Scale disease
  17. Don't tell me you're too dense to understand plausibility in fictional stories.

    I've got work to do and we aren't sitting together in real life where a real discussion can be had. In my experience last night, adding Sheeran took me out of the fictional world of GOT and into 2017 where I also work in music. My individual experience of the entertainment business made me see straight through the character know what purpose and reason they put him in the scene. For a brief moment took me out of ( for a lack of better words) "the zone" and made me go cmon that's weak.

    I thought it was dumb. You didn't and that's about all there is to it.
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  18. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.

    It's called "Suspension of Disbelief". Basically that's how all works of fiction survive. Otherwise nobody would read them or watch them. It's a risk any time a production has a cameo. Sometimes it works. This time it didn't. It took away from the scene.

    You didn't recognize him. That's why it worked for you. If it was Gene Simmons you'd have been distracted from the story wondering wtf is Gene Simmons doing in this show? Or worse, Brittany Spears.

    It's like poor product placement lol. When you start noticing the character is always drinking a Coke or something. Same thing lol.
  19. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

    Who wants to bet me that the hound becomes the savior of the realm of man in a final act of self sacrifice?

    His character has transitioned the most in all the series. his arc seems is too important
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  20. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Cranial density is not distinguishing plausible fiction from implausible stories. The plausibility train left the station in the first season.

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