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Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005


Plaster Town Cop

Remember when Euron captured Yara? Then she was just back again? I don't even remember Theon rescuing her. It was all so pointless

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COMPAGNIE TOMMY
Jan 24, 2016

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not...





"They mew-tilated my brother!"

*travels around an entire continent and almost rescues her living brother*

"My brother's dead"

Vichan
Oct 1, 2014

I'LL PUNISH YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR CRIME

Happy Thread posted:

Remember when Euron captured Yara? Then she was just back again? I don't even remember Theon rescuing her. It was all so pointless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl-hhkekHgg

Even has a Rob McElhenny cameo.

Yara's attempted rescue of Theon was even more pointless and featured a shirtless Ramsay making short work of 'the finest killers in the Iron Islands.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK5eB1mF694#t=154s

How it was hyped up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVK5KTXvnCI

How it went down.

Vichan fucked around with this message at 09:51 on Aug 6, 2020

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014

... the beats of the dead.

Ramsay's plot armor was when I totally lost any hope for the show.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

Groovelord Neato posted:

Ramsay's plot armor was when I totally lost any hope for the show.

in the Game of Thrones universe the concept of a "scout" does not exist which means Ramsay can sneak around doing whatever he wants

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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I liked Ramsay because they just made him an R-rated He-Man villain.

babypolis
Nov 4, 2009


SunshineDanceParty posted:

Lost is an interesting show in the history of television and engagement with the audience. I think there was an assumption that the viewers would pick up on things because they were discussing it online so fervently. A lot of them were really honed in on a few aspects though, and dismissed elements of the story as pointless or filler.

So many people thinking it was purgatory after the final episode is still baffling though. They stare at the camera and explain it.

nah they really hosed up that final season. was there any reason to spend so much time with the afterlife stuff beyond fooling the audience into thinking it was an alternate time and filling up time?

babypolis
Nov 4, 2009


if anything lost pioneered the D&D style of making a good show and then retroactively ruining it with a godawful ending

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




Started a re-watch with a couple of my kids (15, 13). We had never let them see it before. Man, I truly forgot how many boobs there were in the first couple seasons. I've only been skipping the gratuitous sex scenes (Jamie/Cersei, Dany surprise sex, some Littlefinger brothel scenes, etc). They're pretty hooked and are enjoying it. It's funny how they're all like "Robb is great! I hate Joffrey! The first few seasons are so good.

Justin Credible
Aug 27, 2003

happy cat

I just cannot wrap my head around the notion of horrific violence being fine but some tits are going to break a kid's brain. Not you specifically, the whole notion of it, as someone who experienced the same thing as well across multiple parental figures.

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Justin Credible posted:

I just cannot wrap my head around the notion of horrific violence being fine but some tits are going to break a kid's brain. Not you specifically, the whole notion of it, as someone who experienced the same thing as well across multiple parental figures.

Honestly the real thing is that horrific violence is just getting slathered in makeup, whereas tits really are an actress being required to get her tits out. The Puritan hang-up is peculiar, but gratuitous nudity on screen is bad and exploitative.

babypolis
Nov 4, 2009


i bailed on the show after that horrible teleportation episode in season 7, it was some of the worst poo poo ive seen in tv and instantly knew that what came next was going to be even dumber. didnt even finish the season much less watch or care about season 8. anyways ive been reading this thread and i dont think ive had one of my choices vindicated so strongly in my entire life

Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005


Plaster Town Cop

I envy you so much

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010




God that was such a great final scene for the season. Loved the non-verbal acting from Yara, and then all pumped up for her daring rescue.

And then....yeah.

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014

... the beats of the dead.

I wish I had quit after the destruction of the Sept of Baelor because a part of me thought huh maybe they'll go back to actions having consequences and then nothing happens and all of Cersei's allies stick with her and she wins all the battles???

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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It really was a sprint to the finish and I'm just glad I got an ending to the drat thing. They should give The King Killer Chronicles to D&D next. And then once they're done with that if Berzerk hasn't finished, turn them loose on that.

babypolis
Nov 4, 2009


Solice Kirsk posted:

It really was a sprint to the finish and I'm just glad I got an ending to the drat thing. They should give The King Killer Chronicles to D&D next. And then once they're done with that if Berzerk hasn't finished, turn them loose on that.

lmao now im imagining damon lindeloff and co as the ultimate way to force writers to wrap poo poo out.

SADISTIC PUBLISHER: look buddy you better not miss the next the deadline. otherwise we might just have to give our friend damon here the rights for an adaptation...
POOR WRITER: NO! PLEASE GOD NO! ANYTHING BUT THAT

COMPAGNIE TOMMY
Jan 24, 2016

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not...





20

good

men

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




Justin Credible posted:

I just cannot wrap my head around the notion of horrific violence being fine but some tits are going to break a kid's brain. Not you specifically, the whole notion of it, as someone who experienced the same thing as well across multiple parental figures.

I don't fast forward through the tits, just the gratuitous loving scenes ("play with her rear end"). And it's just not me trying to keep it from their eyes; the kids don't want to see it either. It's always an EWWWW and they hide under a blanket. I wouldn't want to watch that poo poo with my parents either when I was a kid.

Bleck
Jan 7, 2014




yeah even watching it as a grown-rear end man is like "okay I'd like there to be less sexing now please"

COMPAGNIE TOMMY
Jan 24, 2016

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not...





Watch me nut in a hot tub while I name all the dragons

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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COMPAGNIE TOMMY posted:

Watch me nut in a hot tub while I name all the dragons

Put a blue light filter on the camera and CGI the bubbles and we've got a hit on our hands! Or your hands...whatever! We'll be rich!

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


Every time people binge some show or get hype for some movie with gratuitous TnA I keep wondering if they know that you can just watch porn for free online.

Vichan
Oct 1, 2014

I'LL PUNISH YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR CRIME


Jesus Christ, dude. Why did you have to remind me of that?

I will never forgive the show from completely ruining Stannis.

JustaDamnFool
Mar 2, 2019


It was kinda funny that Ramsay slowly became a wood chipper to feed characters into when they didn't know what to do with them, all the while gurning more and more.

Justin Credible
Aug 27, 2003

happy cat

Alchenar posted:

Honestly the real thing is that horrific violence is just getting slathered in makeup, whereas tits really are an actress being required to get her tits out. The Puritan hang-up is peculiar, but gratuitous nudity on screen is bad and exploitative.

To... prevent kids from normalizing exploitation of women? That's a good thing for a parent to do but it's hard for me to imagine any but a small fraction of parents using this angle.


Henrik Zetterberg posted:

I don't fast forward through the tits, just the gratuitous loving scenes ("play with her rear end"). And it's just not me trying to keep it from their eyes; the kids don't want to see it either. It's always an EWWWW and they hide under a blanket. I wouldn't want to watch that poo poo with my parents either when I was a kid.

Okay, that makes more sense.

It's a real shame how the show went but it's kind of to be expected, though I wish they would have stuck with trying to do a nearly 1:1 adaptation like that great first season was. But it goes out, blows up, and now the fact it has a huge audience influences how it went from that point, as well as giving narcissistic hacks dumpster trucks full of money, only increasing the trashier and more drivel-y the show got.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

Groovelord Neato posted:

I wish I had quit after the destruction of the Sept of Baelor because a part of me thought huh maybe they'll go back to actions having consequences and then nothing happens and all of Cersei's allies stick with her and she wins all the battles???

no you see, if you kill a few leaders of a house, that house's soldiers and bannermen who are in the same city all immediately convert to your side or straight-up die. it's how feudalism works!

also the fact that the Lannister army had been fighting constantly for years and had lost a few significant battles but they still were apparently the largest and most powerful army was very odd

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

Crook County

Vichan
Oct 1, 2014

I'LL PUNISH YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR CRIME

JustaDamnFool posted:

It was kinda funny that Ramsay slowly became a wood chipper to feed characters into when they didn't know what to do with them, all the while gurning more and more.

That Osha scene took the cake, 0 tension whatsoever.

bobjr
Oct 16, 2012

Roose is loose.



The Telltale Game has an interesting potential start then Ramsay comes along and it just kills the game right away.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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Vichan posted:

That Osha scene took the cake, 0 tension whatsoever.

Ah yes, the character I had to just google to remember that they were afraid people would confuse with Asha because the names sounded similar. So they changed it to......Yara, which sounds nothing like any other main character in the show.

Solice Kirsk fucked around with this message at 16:16 on Aug 7, 2020

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004
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Should have called her Yarya

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Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Solice Kirsk posted:

Ah yes, the character I had to just google to remember that they were afraid people would confuse with Asha because the names sounded similar. So they changed it to......Yara, which sounds nothing like any other main character in the show.

Meanwhile they got like three black haired dudes in the show which was very hard to tell apart at the start of the show.

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