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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    I'm not so sure on your first sentence there. When we see the White Walkers come into existence, then a few minutes later, Bran is there walking among the flanks of the WW's, the main leader of the WW's grabs Bran's arm. Bran's arm still bears that mark when it flashes forward back to current time. That also has the effect of breakign the protective magic that was placed on the cave that they were all staying in.

    Again, I may be reading way too far into things, but Bran's time travel can apparently alter the present tense in very tangible ways.
    But that's just it... Bran didn't do anything, the Night King did. The NK can affect Bran when he's time-seeing.

    But I have to admit, while that is a bad example, the whole thing with Hodor was very odd. Bran did seem to traumatize Hodor mentally in the past, 'creating' the Hodor we knew and loved but who also was obviously impaired.

    Hodor may be an exception though, since Bran can 'wargh' into Hodor in the present, and was controlling him in the present as the same time as he was time-seeing.

    Yeah, it's a bit complicated. Would be nice if GRRM just finished the latest book already.
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    The last couple of episodes of this season were intense... And the stuff that is about to happen next year is gonna be super exciting. So hard to write anything about this show without spoiling it for someone. All I am going to say, the scene with the dogs in the second to last episode was very satisfying

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Would be nice if GRRM just finished the latest book already.
    He's dead, isn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesssiii View Post
    [GRRM's] dead, isn't he?
    Nope. He's not a Stark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Nope. He's not a Stark.
    Or Robert Jordan...
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    We have the free HBO trial until this month is up. My co-worker has been pestering me to watch one of the HBO series...es. I put GoT on and "watch" while I'm surfing the 'net in the evenings, so I'm not giving it my full attention.

    So far, it strikes me as a Renaissance-fair soap opera. Every couple of minutes, a woman is naked for no apparent reason, unless she's screwing a guy in order to, oh I dunno, tie him up and collect his blood using leeches or something.

    Or, there's a party with a drunk little person and a pregnant woman getting stabbed, starting a brawl. Or a woman in a tub is visited by a machete-wielding stranger who presents her with two severed heads, asks if she's impressed, and she doesn't flinch. (Apparently, this impresses her.)

    You literally forget you're watching a fantasy series at times

    When the pregnant woman was asked if she was having a boy or a girl, it took me right out of whatever era they're in. They might as well have Tweeted about what a great wedding banquet they were at before the stabbing/brawl.

    My co-worker says I can't appreciate any of this since I don't know the back story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    We have the free HBO trial until this month is up. My co-worker has been pestering me to watch one of the HBO series...es. I put GoT on and "watch" while I'm surfing the 'net in the evenings, so I'm not giving it my full attention.

    So far, it strikes me as a Renaissance-fair soap opera. Every couple of minutes, a woman is naked for no apparent reason, unless she's screwing a guy in order to, oh I dunno, tie him up and collect his blood using leeches or something.

    Or, there's a party with a drunk little person and a pregnant woman getting stabbed, starting a brawl. Or a woman in a tub is visited by a machete-wielding stranger who presents her with two severed heads, asks if she's impressed, and she doesn't flinch. (Apparently, this impresses her.)

    You literally forget you're watching a fantasy series at times

    When the pregnant woman was asked if she was having a boy or a girl, it took me right out of whatever era they're in. They might as well have Tweeted about what a great wedding banquet they were at before the stabbing/brawl.

    My co-worker says I can't appreciate any of this since I don't know the back story.
    You're not incorrect... but it's still pretty good despite all that. Not as good as the books, but it'll do because he's never going to finish the books anyway at the pace he's going. One every 10 or 15 years whether we're ready for another one that soon or not.
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    I's definitely a love/hate thing, i think if you don't get it or not into that sort of thing you'll never like it (obviously). I enjoy it, but then I started reading the books back in the 90's, but it's not perfect. But I do think it's the best fantasy book - visual media so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    We have the free HBO trial until this month is up. My co-worker has been pestering me to watch one of the HBO series...es. I put GoT on and "watch" while I'm surfing the 'net in the evenings, so I'm not giving it my full attention.

    So far, it strikes me as a Renaissance-fair soap opera. Every couple of minutes, a woman is naked for no apparent reason, unless she's screwing a guy in order to, oh I dunno, tie him up and collect his blood using leeches or something.

    Or, there's a party with a drunk little person and a pregnant woman getting stabbed, starting a brawl. Or a woman in a tub is visited by a machete-wielding stranger who presents her with two severed heads, asks if she's impressed, and she doesn't flinch. (Apparently, this impresses her.)

    You literally forget you're watching a fantasy series at times

    When the pregnant woman was asked if she was having a boy or a girl, it took me right out of whatever era they're in. They might as well have Tweeted about what a great wedding banquet they were at before the stabbing/brawl.

    My co-worker says I can't appreciate any of this since I don't know the back story.

    You pretty much have to start with Season 1, Ep 1, or you'll be lost.

    I'd check out at least the first season... one of the best of the series if not THE best, IMO.
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    ^oh! not starting at season 1... well there you go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    We have the free HBO trial until this month is up. My co-worker has been pestering me to watch one of the HBO series...es. I put GoT on and "watch" while I'm surfing the 'net in the evenings, so I'm not giving it my full attention.

    So far, it strikes me as a Renaissance-fair soap opera. Every couple of minutes, a woman is naked for no apparent reason, unless she's screwing a guy in order to, oh I dunno, tie him up and collect his blood using leeches or something.

    Or, there's a party with a drunk little person and a pregnant woman getting stabbed, starting a brawl. Or a woman in a tub is visited by a machete-wielding stranger who presents her with two severed heads, asks if she's impressed, and she doesn't flinch. (Apparently, this impresses her.)

    You literally forget you're watching a fantasy series at times



    When the pregnant woman was asked if she was having a boy or a girl, it took me right out of whatever era they're in. They might as well have Tweeted about what a great wedding banquet they were at before the stabbing/brawl.

    My co-worker says I can't appreciate any of this since I don't know the back story.
    Essentially, you're assessment is correct. A costume soap opera. "The Walking Dead" has more adult themes. Also, both shows have zombies, so there's that.
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    Just announced... new season doesn't start 'til July 16... i.e., three months later than usual.

    Think GRRM can get the Winds of Winter book out by then?

    lol, no, me neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Just announced... new season doesn't start 'til July 16... i.e., three months later than usual.
    Yeah, long wait.

    You might consider starting a fresh thread then, with a link to this one.
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    Then only 6 episodes right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by L_Johnny View Post
    Then only 6 episodes right?
    I think they said seven?

    The shorter season and the delay are both, I think, in order to ratchet up the production values even higher. They want to go out with a bang in their final two seasons, and make every single ep 'special'.

    Which I dig, but the delay sucks.

    But eh, it's okay. Twin Peaks Season 3 comes out in May, and it's an 18 ep season.

    That'll tide me over 'til July.
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    EJ Dionne: Modern-day conservatism isn't conservatism. It's reaction rooted in deep pessimism that isn't in keeping with the American character.

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