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Old 04-25-2011, 03:51 PM  
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Game of Thrones (spoiler-free zone)

A few have suggested it, might as well test the waters. The idea is to give people who haven't read the books a safe place to talk about the show.

A few quick ground rules:
  • No Spoilers!!!!! for upcoming episodes.
  • Larger Song of Ice and Fire discussion should be limited to the other thread although I think a tiny bit of book delving to fill in holes should be okay (example of this would be talking about Catelyn and her treatment of the wolves in the novel, which was alluded to on TV but never really made clear...)
  • Everything that happened that week is fair game once an episode airs. So if you don't watch on Sunday night, I'd stay outta here until you do...
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #166
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Got massive ratings 3.9 millin and a 2.0 in the demo.

Not bad GOT
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #167
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Good lord man, how many GoT threads do we need???
At least one more.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #168
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At least one more.
Not sure if serious.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #169
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Got massive ratings 3.9 millin and a 2.0 in the demo.

Not bad GOT
Pretty much guaranteed another season, maybe two with that strong showing. GOT smoked Mad Men and The Killing that night, hopefully they can keep it up all season long.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #170
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Pretty much guaranteed another season, maybe two with that strong showing. GOT smoked Mad Men and The Killing that night, hopefully they can keep it up all season long.
They won't, imo. They were offering HBO for free on most providers that night. I was able to watch on the TV, which I usually can't.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #171
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They won't, imo. They were offering HBO for free on most providers that night. I was able to watch on the TV, which I usually can't.
Yeah, I doubt they can keep up that rating. I was saying that hopefully they can continue to outperform Mad Men and The Killing...those two shows are on non-premium cable channels, so if GOT can continue to outpace them, it will be good for the show.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #172
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They won't, imo. They were offering HBO for free on most providers that night. I was able to watch on the TV, which I usually can't.
Just an fyi, in the past, no viewers from a free preview were counted by nielsen's for a premium cable show. I have an hbo producer friend and can try to confirm that remains the same today.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #173
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Just an fyi, in the past, no viewers from a free preview were counted by nielsen's for a premium cable show. I have an hbo producer friend and can try to confirm that remains the same today.
Ahh, interesting.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #174
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Just an fyi, in the past, no viewers from a free preview were counted by nielsen's for a premium cable show. I have an hbo producer friend and can try to confirm that remains the same today.
Wow...that would make that number even more impressive.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #175
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I don't think they need to artificially increase their numbers. It was more viewers than last season's finale, but not a crazy number.

If the first four eps are as good as purported, they shouldn't have any problems with their audience.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #176
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Watched the first episode. How many different factions can be at war with everyone else? Makes no sense. It's not logical. They need to band together and qucik ****ing around. Lannisters vs. Starks. Let the heads roll.

And we need more titties, not babies being killed, too damn bibical for me,
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Watched the first episode. How many different factions can be at war with everyone else? Makes no sense. It's not logical. They need to band together and qucik ****ing around. Lannisters vs. Starks. Let the heads roll.
It's a power vacuum. Nobody's sure who's in charge, so every faction decides they should be. Meanwhile, the real threat is up north of the wall.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #178
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The ironic thing about it making no sense is that (this doesn't spoil anything in any way...) Martin based much of the intrigue on real life events in medieval england. So it may not make sense in what we're used to seeing in fantasy or fiction in general, but it makes total sense in real world terms.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #180
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It makes sense, people will make a power grab if they can, that's human nature. Plus the seven kingdoms in the show used to be separate until the Targaryans and their dragons defeated them all and made them into one kingdom. Not surprising that there might be different people vying for power when the named king (Joffrey) is rightly suspected of being a bastard and not a true heir or king. As the poster above mentioned, if you read English medieval history, there is much real world precedent for these types of events and civil wars, especially the War of the Roses.
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