Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

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Are you a fan of Game of Thrones ?

Yes
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No
9
45%
What is Game of Thrones?
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30%
 
Total votes: 20

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Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby mercalia » 14 Jan 2019, 8:42pm

So it all begins/ends April 14th?
How many here a fan?
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Jan 2019, 9:24pm

Voted 'what is'.. I know it's a TV show, but having never seen it "No" seems a bit of a strong reaction.
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby fossala » 14 Jan 2019, 9:26pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Voted 'what is'.. I know it's a TV show, but having never seen it "No" seems a bit of a strong reaction.

I also haven't watched it but from what I've heard it's soft core porn with a better plot.

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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Jan 2019, 11:18pm

Uhoh! I voted no before I had read the 'what is' option. Could do with changing my vote.

Of course I know what the programme is more or less (a carp fantasy of dark ages crossed with viking type of era) but I've never watched it, seen clips only. It never really interested me.

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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2019, 6:59am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Voted 'what is'.. I know it's a TV show, but having never seen it "No" seems a bit of a strong reaction.


I thought it was a computer game. Goodness knows what it's about though. Can't really say I'm interested either.
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby Spinners » 15 Jan 2019, 7:41am

I'm aware of it but don't really know what it's about so I voted no. If a TV programme really 'takes off' and I've never seen it from the first episode of the first series I just can't bring myself to join in on episode 2 or catch up.
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby Audax67 » 15 Jan 2019, 10:56am

I've read the books, and am a bit offgepisst that Martin left off writing them to do the TV series - the age he is, he'll likely conk before writing another.

WRT the series, I enjoy it when it comes around, but I'm not a fan of anything, at least not in the Sunderland Till I Die sense*.


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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby al_yrpal » 15 Jan 2019, 11:13am

I watched one episode and wasnt impressed. I heard its a soap with sex and violence. We don't watch any soaps or listen to the Archers. Not interested.

Other than the odd things on BBC like Les Mis my favourite channels are PBS and Talking Pictures. Documentries, History and Wildlife programmes are also favourites. Any Sport gets switched off, cant stand it. There is the odd good movie and series on Netflix. The ballard of buster scruggs was fantastic.

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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby kwackers » 15 Jan 2019, 11:23am

I've watched it and enjoyed it. Enjoyed the books too (as far as he got).

IMO it's a bit of a golden age of serialised TV at the moment (although I limit myself to a single episode whilst having my tea).
Vikings, Last Kingdom, Norsemen, Travellers, Outlander, The Man in the High Castle, Peaky Blinders - to name but a few.
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby Vorpal » 15 Jan 2019, 11:28am

I didn't like the books, either.
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Jan 2019, 11:40am

Tangled Metal wrote:Uhoh! I voted no before I had read the 'what is' option. Could do with changing my vote.

Of course I know what the programme is more or less (a carp fantasy of dark ages crossed with viking type of era) but I've never watched it, seen clips only. It never really interested me.

Sounds interesting, I am interested in things I am not interested in :wink:
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby mercalia » 15 Jan 2019, 12:08pm

i've changed it so you can change your vote. seems ok votes not lost

calling it soft porn a bit extreme. There are one or 2 parts where you see stuff ( these days few programmes are made as if in the 1950's) but mostly its about power struggles , hence the title. The only scene that is rather in the face is where Cersei ( Lena Headey) does a walk of shame full frontal down the steps amongst the jeering crowds. Hardly tittilating. it is notable as a show that seems to kill off it's stars after a season or so. so Sean Bean didnt last long. A fun show very well made. One of the best of its type with great acting & drama. A lavish production. I think every one is waiting to see Cersei get her come uppance
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Jan 2019, 12:29pm

I thought at first it might be something to do with this:
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Re: Game of Thrones: Are you a fan?

Postby mercalia » 15 Jan 2019, 12:37pm

661-Pete wrote:I thought at first it might be something to do with this:
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