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Old 18-07-2017, 16:09   #91
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yeah, I like the idea of doing it to completely immerse myself in the GoT universe but I think I would have to go shopping in advance and prepare some meals and maybe plan in a takeaway or two and go for something like 9am-11pm everyday. I think planning is going to be key.
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Old 18-07-2017, 16:20   #92
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But it just seems like a LOTR ripoff? Or, more precisely, Eastenders in period costume.
I mean, George R R Martin/J R R Tolkien; Ned Stark/Boromir; Midget/Hobbit; Dragons/Nazgul; Armed struggle; fortresses; War of the 5 Kings/Battle of the 5 Armies.

It does have Daenerys and Lena Headey but the LOTR girls were yummy too.

I dunno, I'm undecided. Will I just be shouting ripoff at the screen for hours or is this more than a soap opera on horseback?
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LOTR was just complete rubbish, while GOT is excellent.
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Old 18-07-2017, 18:54   #94
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Re: Game of Thrones

yup, it goes back to what I have said many a time before about realism. If somebody is supposed to be super evil and do really bad things then you need to see it to make it realistic. Similarly, if you know a massive army is coming to attack your castle then you want to see an epic battle. Normally you wouldn't expect such grandiose scenes in a tv series but GoT delivers every time. For anybody who has yet to see it, I can assure you it is a jaw dropping experience.
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yup, it goes back to what I have said many a time before about realism. If somebody is supposed to be super evil and do really bad things then you need to see it to make it realistic.
They're different I think. You can get away with unrealistic depictions of anything in a fantasy universe. In LoTR the evil is allegorical, it's evil as a force itself. Everything seems to symbolise a wider point, the orcs, the ring, the elves, the hobbits and so on. It's less about them than it is what they represent. GoTR is more human and the relationships between them, their more realistic in they lack pure evil or pure good characters. Although I don't think Kursk meant it in the same way, it is closer to a soap opera in the dynamics of the characters.

Anyway I like GoTR. I think it could have stood to lose a season, it does meander about a bit half-way though the entire show but picked up last season. You're right about the production values, it is by far it's strongest suit - might be the best ever on television for sheer scale and set-pieces.

I would recommend it to most people but depends what they like.

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LOTR was just complete rubbish, while GOT is excellent.
Both are good IMO but each to their own l say.
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They're different I think. You can get away with unrealistic depictions of anything in a fantasy universe. In LoTR the evil is allegorical, it's evil as a force itself. Everything seems to symbolise a wider point, the orcs, the ring, the elves, the hobbits and so on. It's less about them than it is what they represent. GoTR is more human and the relationships between them, their more realistic in they lack pure evil or pure good characters. Although I don't think Kursk meant it in the same way, it is closer to a soap opera in the dynamics of the characters.

Anyway I like GoTR. I think it could have stood to lose a season, it does meander about a bit half-way though the entire show but picked up last season. You're right about the production values, it is by far it's strongest suit - might be the best ever on television for sheer scale and set-pieces.

I would recommend it to most people but depends what they like.
Thanks. An informative and useful post. If it's soap opera, I will fall asleep no matter how it is dressed up.
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Thanks. An informative and useful post. If it's soap opera, I will fall asleep no matter how it is dressed up.
I wouldn't say it's a soap opera. Just that it does take some of it's structure from soap operas. It's not fantasy Eastenders.
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Its not a soap opera in the sense most people would mean it.

Its a Fantasy/Drama, set in a fictional land.
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Perhaps then I will give it a go. I'll do it for Daenerys
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