Game of Boners: Over 1 Million Sign Petition Asking HBO to Remake Final Season So That It "Makes Sense"
And Also: Open Thread

Sometimes brevity isn't the soul of wit.

Sometimes brevity is just being lazy and slapdash.

As of Saturday evening, 1.02 million people had signed a Change.org petition saying the hit HBO series "deserves a final season that makes sense."

Dylan D., who started the petition to HBO, criticized series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, accusing them of being "woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on."

Apparently more signatures could be coming too, after Dylan posted an urgent plea saying: "Let's get to 1,500,000!"

I mentioned before that I don't have a problem with most of the actual story beats (except for what people are calling "Deus Ex Arya") except for the fact that they were very, very rushed, to the point where they just had no real impact because they were clearly writers' contrivances for the sake of being done with the series and not character evolutions that felt organic and earned.

If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season. Not three minutes here and there over the course of two episodes.

I don't hate that plotline on the merits; a lot of people have long suspected that was where the show was heading.

People suspected it because they know that George R.R. Martin says that he doesn't like conventional hero vs. villain stories. He prefers conflicts between people who are partly hero, partly villain. Or between heroes who just have a disagreement.

But is that what the producers of the show actually gave us? No. They did not give us a conflict between two admirable people who each had some flaws. Instead, they turned one of the two into Westerosi Hitler, and I guess want to defend this choice on grounds that it's "realistic."

But it's not. People don't turn into Hitler overnight.

A "realistic" ending would have involved two people, each with incompatible goals -- one to claim a birthright and establish a better world, one who just wants his own land to be free from rule by foreign despot -- but both essentially good. Just unable to compromise.

Turning one of the two into Dragon Fuhrer goes against whatever "gritty, realistic" point George R.R. Martin thinks he was making. It's just a final conflict between Good and Evil, just with the "evil" side being represented by someone who just executed the world's fastest personality change.

Damn, I've seen pro wrestlers foreshadow their impending heel-turn longer than these jokers did in this supposedly "prestige," "realistic" drama.

Nerdrotic, I think, mentioned that Dany had gone from hero to villain faster than Annikin Skywalker. "I will save people from everything, including death" to "brb, out murderin' all the younglings" in about 40 minutes.

Call her Daennykin.

Also: Jon Snow got jealous of Bran Stark getting all the attention for not doing anything at all and decided he would do even more nothing at all.

I mean, except for wearing the Sad and Confused Jon Stark face. Also known more simply as "the Jon Stark Face."

So you're the Prince Who Was Promised?

Promised what? A wedgie?

The Onion comes in for some snark.


'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners Disappointed With How Quality Of Fans Has Dropped Off Over Past Couple Seasons

LOS ANGELES-- Saying their once-beloved viewers have lost much of their luster in recent years, Game Of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff acknowledged Friday they have been frustrated with the way fans of the HBO series have declined in quality over the past few seasons.

...

"Nothing [the fans] do makes any sense anymore, and it just seems like they want the show to be over with as quickly as possible. It's pretty sad, to be honest."

Well, having split the fan base with a divisive and poorly thought out epic, what Benioff and Weiss need now is a property with a fully united fan base which won't give them any grief for screwing up a different once-beloved intellectual property.

So on to Star Wars, then!

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss moving to 'Star Wars': In an announcement that hopes to bring together fans of the biggest fantasy series of all time with the biggest sci-fi franchise, the showrunners for "Game of Thrones" will transition to a galaxy far, far away once Disney gets back to releasing new "Star Wars" movies. Assuming the world doesn’t end before the first arrives in 2022, Benioff and Weiss have shown gifts for compression and spectacle in adapting George R.R. Martin’s sprawling novels, but the past few seasons have revealed some big holes in their storytelling game. Maybe there’s a "Star Wars" book someone can write first?

I've got a baaad feeling about this...

and/or:

Here we go again!


What did you guys think? Like the show's producers, I'm just glad it's over so I can move on to more interesting material.

Oh, btw: We Are Real News, Mr. President.



#CNNPride

David Frenchie says, give me some of that sweet action:



David Frenchie really relates to the floppy weiners.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:42 PM




Comments

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1 No one actually WRITES any more.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 05:44 PM (oVJmc)

2 Except Ace, with the movie reviews.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 05:45 PM (oVJmc)

3 weiners, floppy weiners, weiners weiners...

not hard, not erect...

weiners...

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

4 I would just like to virtue signal that I've never seen a single GOT episode, which makes me better than you.

Posted by: Guy who has never seen a single GOT and is therefore better than you at May 20, 2019 05:46 PM (+dsLj)

5 It's a silly society.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 05:47 PM (oVJmc)

6 well now we know to not have watched. but most people don't have a time machine.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:47 PM (PbpT7)

7 This does not engender optimism about the state of the country that my future grandchildren nearly adult children will live in.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 20, 2019 05:48 PM (48RE5)

8 Jeez.
It was just a TV show.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 20, 2019 05:48 PM (0tfLf)

9 I thought it was the stabbing & boobs show. What's the wieners thing? Not that I have a wiener in this fight, mind.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 05:48 PM (t+qrx)

10 Maybe there's a "Star Wars" book someone can write first?


Fuck off.

Posted by: Timothy Zahn at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM (oVJmc)

11 >>>8 Jeez.
It was just a TV show.

well, some of us read the books, and the preview chapters from the yet unreleased sixth book, and read the theory sites, etc.

So, for those of us who were dumb enough to become fans, it was more than a tv show.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

12 This was a six episode season. Everyone was getting a million an episode. Why rush it? Do you not like money?

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM (FwSdb)

13 Never saw one episode.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM (G0vdT)

14 So feckless and fuckless Gayvid Frenchie who passes his wife around like candy at leftist cucktail parties berates all of Christiandom for voting for icky man Trump but is a fan of Game of Thrones?

Why Gayvid, do tell me more about your morally upright walk with the Lord free of sin and sex you fuckless twat monkey.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM (+dsLj)

15 Game of Thrones.

I watched a couple of episodes. Really don't get the attraction at all.

Dragons, the Army of the Dead. Sure, it's all just derivative of something else.

What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)
I should remember...soon.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)

16 I have nary a fuck to give about this subject.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (JFO2v)

17 I don't care

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (41cY4)

18 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Confused As Aslan Suddenly Appears To Claim Iron Throne
https://tinyurl.com/y6sphocy

That'll do, Bee.


That'll do.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (LL1Be)

19 I had a blast with the first season. I hadn't read any of the books and I was totally spoiler free. When the main character was killed on screen right in front of me it was an "oh shit" TV watching experience I will never forget. I literally leaped off the couch.

A lot of great moments over the years. Agree with pretty much everything ace wrote in his summation.

Posted by: Max Power at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (QCc6B)

20 So is anyone going to tell us who won the fucking throne?

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (tH5fk)

21 Soooooft wieners
Nice and soft, non-erect
Wiiiiienerrrrs!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (NWiLs)

22 Think I'll sit this one out. Don't have HBO and don't do fads.

No offense to those who do, btw. It's just me.


Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (jYEmF)

23 Weiner/Holder 2020
Gotta get this trending/viral. Somebody with Photoshop-fu can meme the bejeepers out of this.
Can't remember who but I know it was one of you guys this morning.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (48RE5)

24 Jeez.
It was just a TV show.
Posted by: Diogenes


You'll never be an SJW now.

The word is out. Trouble coming your way.

Here, have a beer.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (vcOmj)

25 Glad I never watched the show then.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (hI/80)

26 >>>22 Think I'll sit this one out. Don't have HBO and don't do fads.


well it just ended, so it's not a fad any more.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (PbpT7)

27 18 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Confused As Aslan Suddenly Appears To Claim Iron Throne
https://tinyurl.com/y6sphocy

That'll do, Bee.


That'll do.
Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM (LL1Be)

Now THAT is some funny shit right there.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

28 They need to make a Shadow of the Torturer mini-series.

Posted by: Max Power at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (QCc6B)

29 Never seen a single episode of this, or The Sopranos, or Breaking Bad, or Dexter, or any of these other 'must see' TV shows, so, virtue signalled.


But this one, a demand by the mob that they be retroactively supplicated, is a new one on me.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (oVJmc)

30 you guys do know that game of thrones was stupid, right?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (MTjB1)

31 Hi Insom!

why are you singing about flaccid penises?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2019 05:53 PM (d7Ww2)

32 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)
I should remember...soon.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)


Joan Collins?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 05:53 PM (t+qrx)

33 >>>30 you guys do know that game of thrones was stupid, right?


WE DO NOW!!

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

34 Please, please don't tell me this Democrat Game of Thrones thing involves ancient Democrat boobs.

Well, other than Creepy Joe who is definitely a boob.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 20, 2019 05:53 PM (JgA4k)

35 30 you guys do know that game of thrones was stupid, right?


WE DO NOW!!
Posted by: ace at M



lol, best laugh of the day so far.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (MTjB1)

36 Confession time.
I watched a couple of the early boobs and swords episode but thought it was Harry Potter with boobs and swords.
I somehow must've missed the deep inner meanings that cuck David French has captured.
I must be a lousy intellect.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (5U303)

37 George RR Martin is a freak

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (41cY4)

38 Never watched it, Don't give a shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (FwN37)

39 Should one feel pride in something they haven't done? Relief perhaps, but pride seems misplaced.

Posted by: Max Power at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (QCc6B)

40 Fine.

Don't tell us. Preciouss

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (tH5fk)

41 Hellooooo nurse!


31 Hi Insom!

why are you singing about flaccid penises?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2019 05:53 PM (d7Ww2)


See the video. South Park mockery of GoT.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

42 Season 8 was the best season. The first few seasons were a cheesefest.
A lot of us saw Dragon Girl for what she was since she burned the witch. Just admit you got suckered by a storytelling trick, and that in retrospect it all makes perfect sense. The list of villains ends with the moral of the story, as CS Lewis puts it

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience"

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 20, 2019 05:54 PM (vtd+q)

43 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)

I should remember...soon.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)



Pippi Longstocking?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2019 05:55 PM (hI/80)

44 "All these politicians and rulers were scheming and plotting to backstab
one another to take over Westeros, and suddenly this big lion dude
jumps out of nowhere and just starts eating everybody," one shocked
viewer said.



I would reconnect HBO just for the first 7 minutes of this episode.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 05:55 PM (LL1Be)

45
Nuke the whole fookin' thing from orbit. And their little dogs, too.

It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 05:55 PM (pNxlR)

46 you know, what they should do is renew shows like this for two years or so, then right before the series finale starts filming, pay everyone off and yank it.

that way you do not have to let some second string bunch of writers write try and do something clever, unexpected, or "impressive" to build their resumes with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 05:57 PM (MTjB1)

47
Grey Worm is the new king of the 7 kingdoms??

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 05:57 PM (f1en5)

48 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)


I should remember...soon.


Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)


Mary Poppins?

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 05:57 PM (jYEmF)

49 The ones with the biggest problems seem to be the insane feminazis who are shrieking and bitter about about being denied their bedtime story of Girlpower Hugbox Conquers All.

So lol get fucked.

Posted by: Al Crapton at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (EqlbN)

50 The writing was pretty shitty.

All I can say is that it could have been worse. But that doesn't make it good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (bcbK8)

51 I don't think anyone signs that petition thinking they'd actually redo season 8, I think they're doing it just to insult the writers.

Posted by: weew at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (gk7if)

52 28 They need to make a Shadow of the Torturer mini-series.
Posted by: Max Power at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (QCc6B)

They could never do it right without Wolfe around to restrain them. It would morph into The Shadow of the Intersectional Torturer faster than you can say "SJW cred." Best to leave Wolfe's creation intact.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (RD7QR)

53 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)


I should remember...soon.


Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)


Bazooka Joe?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (oVJmc)

54 I think Dany going mad was actually handled really well.

She'd shown signs of incredible viciousness and a complete lack of empathy for pretty much the entire show.

Walking away from her lover in Mereen and feeling nothing for it?

Burning the khals alive instead of just escaping with Jorah?

Watching her brother die coldly?

Sentencing the Tarlies to death when she had great room for letting them live?

How she handled the battle in the previous season? With fire and blood?

She's always been a vicious bloodthirsty cunt. Always. Hey embracing it fully because she knows that she'll never be able to rule out of love? Her understanding that Her picture of herself as the loved queen who inspires adoration? It's what she's wanted, but never had. She's only ever ruled through fear, fire, and blood.

It's alwaysbeen there. She didn't need 10 hours to get there, because she's alwaysbeen just at the precipice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (zZbCU)

55 Good writers nowadays are nonexistent, that's why they keep rebooting everything

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (41cY4)

56 Oh and welcome David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to the Star Wars franchise, for the ten or eleven people who still care about it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (bcbK8)

57 HBO will just roll out another show for idiots to watch and spend their precious little time on earth wooing over.

8 year olds.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (Z+IKu)

58 Basically Martin lifted liberally from Lord of The Rings, Dragon Riders of Pern and Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.

And clearly he's the laziest piece of shit to boot because even while stealing he can't finish his stupid series.

He's more likely to have stroke than finish the series.


Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (mdPwd)

59 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)



Lost?

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (tH5fk)

60
7 This does not engender optimism about the state of the country that my future grandchildren nearly adult children will live in.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 20, 2019 05:48 PM (48RE5)


I well recall a "poor, poor me" pity party review of Wreck-It Ralph because the phrase "nilly wafer" was uttered therein by King Candy. And that, of course, was a totes well-known anti-gay slur.

So this late-30s something gay and game playing CHILD pitched himself a hissy fit and lamented his hurt feelz.

"Grow the fook up"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (pNxlR)

61 "If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season. "

This sentence has it all wrong. Danerys did not go mad. Jon Snow let the cat out of the bag that he was the rightful king and Danerys new that they would never accept her as a ruler because of it.

She was a woman skorned. That's it, that's all.

Aside from that we will leave a females biological curse out of the equation. Just saying.

Posted by: Drider at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (Sr/4K)

62
One thing struck me in 804 when Tyrion and Varys were talking. Tyrion said something like: To think, all this started because a Barathean loved a Stark who didn't love him back.

Is that in the books?
Did "Robert's Rebellion" start because of that reason?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (f1en5)

63 The money ran out. Or they didn't have anywhere left to go because the final books were never written. Either way that had to roll this turd up somehow. The characters did not stay true in the end. It was a rush job.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (0OmEj)

64 Glad I don't have HBO

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (BbGew)

65 The ones with the biggest problems seem to be the insane feminazis who are shrieking and bitter about about being denied their bedtime story of Girlpower Hugbox Conquers All.



Yep. Lulz.


Your personal affirmation is based on bad fiction. Ha-ha.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (oVJmc)

66
I thought Robert's Rebellion started because the Mad King was, you know, mad.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (f1en5)

67 Over 1 Million Sign Petition Asking HBO to Remake Final Season...

----

All the other fans roll their eyes and say, "Idiots! It's a true story, and they can't just make stuff up! They have to write what really happened!"

(I'm astounded how many people thought "The Martian" was a true story. I would ask, "You actually REMEMBER the whole world anxiously rooting for the guy on Mars to get rescued? ...Well, OK, you remember it NOW!"

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (3jjxb)

68 I love these retards and their Petitions!

They should object in a more interesting way.

Like with dioramas.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (488xF)

69 Season 8 was the best season. The first few seasons were a cheesefest.
A
lot of us saw Dragon Girl for what she was since she burned the witch.
Just admit you got suckered by a storytelling trick, and that in
retrospect it all makes perfect sense.



I think I broke Google Translate.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (LL1Be)

70 David Frenchie really relates to the floppy weiners.
===
Well, I've heard those weiners are the easiest to throat. So...

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (pw+jk)

71 57 HBO will just roll out another show for idiots to watch and spend their precious little time on earth wooing over.

8 year olds.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM (Z+IKu)

Who like boobs.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

72 >>>People suspected it because they know that George R.R. Martin says that he doesn't like conventional hero vs. villain stories. He prefers conflicts between people who are partly hero, partly villain. Or between heroes who just have a disagreement.

How much say did Fatso get in what the show did after season 4 or 5, when it became apparent he wasn't finishing his books and that the ones he had put out after the show became a hit were complete trash.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (datdl)

73
53 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)

I should remember...soon.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)


Dondi

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (pNxlR)

74 As of Saturday evening, 1.02 million people had signed a Change.org petition saying the hit HBO series "deserves a final season that makes sense."

LOL. Get fucked.



Really.



... I'm still laughing ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (vq6T3)

75 Glad I don't have HBO
Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (BbGew)


Band of Brothers and John Adams were pretty good.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (t+qrx)

76 Shoulda been ten seasons ten episodes each.

Coulda been truly epic.

But, honestly, HBO never expected the show to last as long as it did, and GRRM flaking out didn't help matters either.

End of season six, all of the principal actor contracts were due for renewal, budget concerns became a thing, and the show runners wanted outta Dodge.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (I/iGu)

77 Oh and I proudly claim I am one of the Never Throners.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (pw+jk)

78 Good writers nowadays are nonexistent, that's why they keep rebooting everything


It's the lawyers calling the creative shots. "Let's see...what do we have the rights to that we can merchandise??"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (oVJmc)

79 I love these retards and their Petitions!

They should object in a more interesting way.

Like with dioramas.



I miss papier-mache' heads.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (LL1Be)

80 72 >>>People suspected it because they know that George R.R. Martin says that he doesn't like conventional hero vs. villain stories. He prefers conflicts between people who are partly hero, partly villain. Or between heroes who just have a disagreement.

How much say did Fatso get in what the show did after season 4 or 5, when it became apparent he wasn't finishing his books and that the ones he had put out after the show became a hit were complete trash.
Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (datdl)

He supposedly shared his outline for where the books were going.

But the show has been 'alternate continuity' for a long, long time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (bcbK8)

81 73
53 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)

I should remember...soon.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)

Dondi
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (pNxlR)

Superfriends

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (NWiLs)

82 I'm glad I don't have cable.

Posted by: dantesed at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (88xKn)

83 That'll do, Bee.


That'll do.


Do be a Do Bee.

Don't be a Don't Bee.

Romper Room will be right back after these important messages...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (HaL55)

84 Also, wrt the Frenchie article...boy, these NeverTrumpers that complain about clickbait conservative websites (Clickservatives they wittily coined them) sure do like writing Clickbait articles related to whatever popculture trend gets them higher in the Google search algorithm.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (datdl)

85 I love these retards and their Petitions!

They should object in a more interesting way.

Like with dioramas.

Posted by: garrett

----

Edible dioramas made out of sweets!

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (3jjxb)

86 GOT is the best TV show ever.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (pw+jk)

87 Only ever watched about 5 minutes of GoT, what a bloodbath

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (BbGew)

88 I'm just sayin'

1 Million Dioramas is way more impressive than 1 Million signatures of cat owners.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:03 PM (488xF)

89 83 That'll do, Bee.


That'll do.

Do be a Do Bee.

Don't be a Don't Bee.

Romper Room will be right back after these important messages...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (HaL55)

Do bee do bee dooo
/Sinatra

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:03 PM (NWiLs)

90 I've never seen Game Of Thrones, but I can say with great confidence that the show needed more midgets. Like the Wizard of Oz, say.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:03 PM (vq6T3)

91 I give this petition 945 milli-mes.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (pw+jk)

92 A petition wow good to see that people can still be moved to action too bad its for something trivial. I'm a GOT fan and although I didn't like this season I'm not about to throw a tantrum over it and sign a goofy petition. As for Star Wars the freaking Last Jedi ruined it for me so I couldn't care less who directs the next one.

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (2RvNA)

93 >>>He supposedly shared his outline for where the books were going.
But the show has been 'alternate continuity' for a long, long time.

Oh GOODIE. So he'll finally finish the books (THE REAL CONTINUITY) and then we can have a second round of this show. Wonderful.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (datdl)

94 Do be a Do Bee.

Don't be a Don't Bee.

Romper Room will be right back after these important messages...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN

----

Do Bee and Don't Bee was for people who couldn't handle the gritty realism of Goofus and Gallant.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (3jjxb)

95 >>the show needed more midgets. Like the Wizard of Oz, say.


This is true.

Maybe our local representative from the Lollipop Guild will have something to say about this.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (488xF)

96 I love these retards and their Petitions!



They should object in a more interesting way.



Like with dioramas.


*cough*puppets*cough*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (HaL55)

97
HBO should accede to release a do-over. The sole change being backgrounds festooned with heads of PDJT on pikes.

'Cause that was soooooooo transgressive when they did it with GWB's head that one time.

In the closing credits displayed prominently will be "LOL fuck off".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

98 "Apparently more signatures could be coming too, after Dylan posted an urgent plea saying: 'Let's get to 1,500,000!'"

Well that ought to do it, that right there.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (t+qrx)

99 Screw the petition. Maybe these retards can form a mob and tar and feather HBO management types they catch in the streets. That would be funny.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (vq6T3)

100 I'm going to see Better Call Saul through to the end but I think after that i'm going to quit the "prestige TV" and "second golden age of television" shit. I've got shelves full of books to read.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (xPl2J)

101 Yeah the rushed pacing this season has been a problem but I wasn't appalled by it until last night. I also am tired of seemingly everything now having to have strange forced humor.

Sam standing up and being all "why don't we try a democracy" and everyone was else guffawing and making bad jokes felt like something out of a low budget Meet the Spartans type movie.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (SkuXa)

102 The only way I would ever watch the GoT finale is if it was rewritten so that at the end, Jar Jar Binks drops down from the sky and says "Meesa Gonna Be KING!!! YAAAEEHHHH!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (k1TUh)

103
*cough*puppets*cough*
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (HaL55)


With papier mache heads, of course.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (pNxlR)

104 Edible dioramas made out of sweets!





Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (3jjxb)

===Edible dioramas made out of dicks!


Missed it by> < that much.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (pw+jk)

105 Do Bee and Don't Bee was for people who couldn't handle the gritty realism of Goofus and Gallant.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (3jjxb)

What Highlights for Kids left out is that ten years later, Goofus was slaying pussy left and right, and Gallant was locked in a sexless marriage, working a job he hated to pay the mortgage, while his wife fucked the poolboy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (NWiLs)

106 In the closing credits displayed prominently will be "LOL fuck off".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:04 PM (pNxlR)


They're going to borrow the BarkyCare help line for a while:

1-800-FU1CKYO!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (vq6T3)

107 As epic as the shrieking has been regarding this season of GOT, nothing tops The Walking Dead in terms of people constantly watching a popular show and hating it over and over again.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (datdl)

108 >>=Edible dioramas made out of dicks!

Are you on LinkedIn?

We would like to hire you.

Posted by: Dick-in-a-Box Corp. at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (488xF)

109 90 I've never seen Game Of Thrones, but I can say with great confidence that the show needed more midgets. Like the Wizard of Oz, say.


They should have some song and dance scenes.

Posted by: dantesed at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (88xKn)

110 SO Cap'n Cuck Billy will rule the world?

Posted by: golfman at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (OE84+)

111 Was there some kind of big deal going on last night?

Posted by: Some other guy at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (EyFCU)

112 GoT should have ended with Lu Bu storming through Westeros on Red Hare and lopping everybody's head off with his spear, shouting "GET OF MY WAY!!!!"

And then he'd have rode Red Hare off into the sunset, with no interest in the land or whatever survivors were left.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (pgXNG)

113
The GoT dvd box set will be a real bargain now.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (f1en5)

114 What Highlights for Kids left out is that ten years
later, Goofus was slaying pussy left and right, and Gallant was locked
in a sexless marriage, working a job he hated to pay the mortgage, while
his wife fucked the poolboy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:05 PM (NWiLs)

===
Golf clap!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (pw+jk)

115 They should have some song and dance scenes.

Posted by: dantesed at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (88xKn)


Bollywood-style!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (vq6T3)

116 107 As epic as the shrieking has been regarding this season of GOT, nothing tops The Walking Dead in terms of people constantly watching a popular show and hating it over and over again.
Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (datdl)

I bailed on TWD a few seasons back. It became a chore rather than an enjoyable diversion.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (NWiLs)

117 well the ending did really stink on ice
BUT I usually fix these things myself by selecting my own ending

so I've decided that for me GoT ended the ep BEFORE this, and Dany just ruled the shit out of Westeros, didn't go all Hitler, and made Jon her manservant

FIN

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (Rarvo)

118
Keep in mind: HBO made their viewers wait TWO YEARS for this.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (f1en5)

119 61 "If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season. "

Just don't drag it out over the course of three increasingly bad movies. And don't name your hero Anakin.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (k1TUh)

120 Was there some kind of big deal going on last night?
Posted by: Some other guy at May 20, 2019 06:07 PM (EyFCU)


Weasel's gun thread was pretty good.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (t+qrx)

121 GoT was a big hit because it was character driven. In hindsight you can say that too much time got invested in too many character arcs

This season turned into a telenovela and then got truly bad as characters got resolved much too quickly and arbitrarily

And don't get me going on the military strategy

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (mSMPg)

122 109 90 I've never seen Game Of Thrones, but I can say with great confidence that the show needed more midgets. Like the Wizard of Oz, say.


They should have some song and dance scenes.
Posted by: dantesed at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (88xKn)

On second thought, let's not go to Westeros. It is a silly place.

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (Izzlo)

123 >>the show needed more midgets. Like the Wizard of Oz, say.

Need to set the show in Haunchyville.



Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (3jjxb)

124 My way works!

(see: only three seasons of Buffy, only three Star Wars films ever made, only three Indiana Jones films...)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (Rarvo)

125 As epic as the shrieking has been regarding this season of GOT, nothing tops The Walking Dead in terms of people constantly watching a popular show and hating it over and over again.
Posted by: El Kabong



I guess you've never met a Star Wars fan.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (tH5fk)

126 Edible dioramas made out of dicks!



Are you on LinkedIn?



We would like to hire you.

Posted by: Dick-in-a-Box Corp. at May 20, 2019 06:06 PM (488xF)

====
So THAT explains my one search on Likedin last week.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (pw+jk)

127 it was a very lazy ending, it was as if the budget had been previously blown and they just needed a very quick ending.......i love how they just gave it to bran. there he sat like fdr ready for the new deal.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (0O7c5)

128 No one thinks the petition will actually work... they're just doing it to take a big public jab at the writing

Posted by: weew at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (gk7if)

129 Keep in mind: HBO made their viewers wait TWO YEARS for this.


That part really is funny

Man we are IDIOTS

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (Rarvo)

130 Keep in mind: HBO made their viewers wait TWO YEARS for this.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (f1en5


Keep in mind, HBO hates you.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (hI/80)

131 I was in a hotel room twice, when I flipped on HBO hoping for tits and was undissappointed.


A) when somebody was pounding a chick doggy-style - who turned out to be his sister

2) when some bitch was on fire and flying lizards were surrounding her

I was bored with the rest and settled for the far more realistic and attainable the "Dragons DP'd My StepSister" category on good ol' reliable Pornhub.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (LL1Be)

132
g'early evenin', 'rons

I gots nothing on the topic

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (26G1N)

133 >>>I bailed on TWD a few seasons back. It became a chore rather than an enjoyable diversion.

I was done after season 2. The farmhouse bullshit was just too much.

But for some reason, lots of people just keep watching it and then grumbling about how much they hate it. It's really weird.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (datdl)

134 People disappointed because an adaptation ran out of source material and ended poorly?

Welcome to the life of an anime fan. This happens roughly 7 times a year.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (bex5j)

135 They should have done that musical episode that all series resort to when they are dying a slow death

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (41cY4)

136 Never seen it.
Game of Thrones >= Empire?

Posted by: wth at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (v0R5T)

137 No one thinks the petition will actually work... they're just doing it to take a big public jab at the writing

Posted by: weew at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (gk7if)


I thought they were doing it to publicly establish what total losers they are.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (vq6T3)

138 Hey, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (t+qrx)

139 I was bored with the rest and settled for the far more realistic and attainable the "Dragons DP'd My StepSister" category on good ol' reliable Pornhub.
Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (LL1Be)

*scratches head*
That must be on the secret menu or something 'cause I ain't never heard of that one.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

140
well, some of us read the books, and the preview chapters from the yet unreleased sixth book, and read the theory sites, etc.

So, for those of us who were dumb enough to become fans, it was more than a tv show.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 05:49 PM


***

I hear ya ace.
I watched the last MASH, most of the original Star Trek, and think the best TV ever was Foyle's War.
So yeah, I get it.
Different strokes and all.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (0tfLf)

141
119 61 "If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season. "

Just don't drag it out over the course of three increasingly bad movies. And don't name your hero Anakin.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:08 PM (k1TUh)


Well, fook 'em. Just have the last scene be Bobby Ewing in the shower.

It was all a bad dream. Nay, a nightmare!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (pNxlR)

142 >>>I guess you've never met a Star Wars fan.

Most of them loved the original trilogy.

With TWD, they seem to hate every character, plot line, setting, episode, etc. And just keep going.

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:10 PM (datdl)

143 Petitions?

Why don't they go into public spaces and scream!

...That's how they ended the Trump presidency.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (3jjxb)

144 I only watch TWD hoping for Rick to die in some awful fashion

I have given up on that tho - assuming he's still not dead?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (Rarvo)

145 I heard on the news when I was out and about that China blocked HBO season finale of GoT.

Chinee are mad!

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (cF8AT)

146 What Highlights for Kids left out is that ten years
later, Goofus was slaying pussy left and right, and Gallant was locked
in a sexless marriage, working a job he hated to pay the mortgage, while
his wife fucked the poolboy.

Posted by: Insomniac



*holds up lighter*

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (LL1Be)

147 My way works!

(see: only three seasons of Buffy, only three Star Wars films ever made, only three Indiana Jones films...)
Posted by: BlackOrchid



Yep. Rule of Threes.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (tH5fk)

148 I don't know any of the Game of Thrones characters, but did one of them jump his horse over the shark tank? You can't end a series without that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (vq6T3)

149 Here's a question I posed on the Twats this morning:

This is supposedly HBO's most successful original series ever. It is also the most expensive.

Why only the six episodes for this season? Was it money? Is it as simple as that? Did the execs at HBO say you have this much money and that only gives you that many episodes and then the writers said okay we have to get all of these plot points in and so instead of characters, exposition it is!

All of the comments I've seen about it, from those who liked it and those who didn't, focus on how rushed this season was. Why the rush? If anything, you would think HBO would want to drag out the season in order to keep those sweet, sweet HBO Now subscriptions active. Is it just money? Or were the writers just that tired of it all? Or maybe both.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (GbPPJ)

150 144 I only watch TWD hoping for Rick to die in some awful fashion

I have given up on that tho - assuming he's still not dead?
Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (Rarvo)

He feels happy!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (NWiLs)

151 107 I have given it up about the last 3 seasons

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (BbGew)

152 >> I only watch TWD hoping for Rick to die in some awful fashion


I think you mean Pawn Stars.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (488xF)

153
You'll never be an SJW now.

The word is out. Trouble coming your way.

Here, have a beer.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:51 PM


*****

Thanxs!

**tips USB port towards mouth**

Ahhh...and IPA!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (0tfLf)

154 Talk about first world problems.

People are pissed over a TV show.

Meanwhile, Israel is getting pounded.
We are being invaded by foreigners.
France is in turmoil.
England is in a fight over of its sovereign.

And the US President had his own Government attempt to overthrow him.

Posted by: Don Q at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (NgKpN)

155
Jamie Lannister never got his just desserts. In fact, he took a nice dump on Sir Brianne, just for good measure.

I don't understand why it was necessary for Jamie to Revert To Type like that.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (f1en5)

156 119 61 "If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season. "

That was blamed on Trump I assume.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (JgA4k)

157 They should have done that musical episode that all series resort to when they are dying a slow death

they very nearly did just that, with the one really boring ep before the White Walkers came, where they all hung around in a bar drinking and singing songs and shit

and Ace I feel you - also read all the books yadda yadda. there is some slim hope the final books will be decent.

lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (Rarvo)

158 147 My way works!

(see: only three seasons of Buffy, only three Star Wars films ever made, only three Indiana Jones films...)
Posted by: BlackOrchid


Yep. Rule of Threes.
Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (tH5fk)

Three scoops, three terms

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (Izzlo)

159
Don't you dare disrespect petitions, man!

They're like, like, the PUREST form of democracy!

* sputters and collapses in a foaming-at-the-mouth fit *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (pNxlR)

160 With TWD, they seem to hate every character, plot line, setting, episode, etc. And just keep going.

Posted by: El Kabong

----

So, they're kind of like... zombies, or something?

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (3jjxb)

161 Next Week: Which Godzilla monster is each Presidential Candidate?

Posted by: El Kabong at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (datdl)

162 I was bored with the rest and settled for the far more realistic and
attainable the "Dragons DP'd My StepSister" category on good ol'
reliable Pornhub.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (LL1Be)

===
I was skiing with a buddy a few years ago and he said "I'm gonna attack that mountain lie it just raped my sister!"
He then went into one of the best yard sales I have ever seen. Hell, I almost ate shit from laughing so hard.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (pw+jk)

163 OK I recognize Warren and Biden in the Cilliza silliness. Who is the RBF blonde? It Beto the clean shaving young twerp? Who is the scruffy beard dude?

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (eASYU)

164 At least GOT was allowed to actually have an ending.


Carnivale was a great show on HBO, the ratings were mediocre, they ran out of money and literally ended it on cliffhanger and that was it.


Didn't even have at least a rushed finale episode to tie up loose ends.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (mdPwd)

165 shaven, clean shaven.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (eASYU)

166
Why only the six episodes for this season? Was it money?

They were extra-long eps, tho.
They could've edited the 6 eps to 8.

I dunno, is my answer.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (f1en5)

167 The Wanking Dead

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (488xF)

168 Kathleen Kennedy seems to have the Midas touch: Everything she touches turns into a muffler.

Posted by: DavidR at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (dmUCR)

169
152 >> I only watch TWD hoping for Rick to die in some awful fashion


I think you mean Pawn Stars.
Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (488xF)


Zombies pawning brains? Saaaaaay, that might work!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (pNxlR)

170 Keep in mind, HBO hates you.

..

Yup. But they love that sweet cash. They will take it from you, nay, you will hand it to them.

And then they use it against you.

Posted by: Ha at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (8viKR)

171 149 All of the comments I've seen about it, from those who liked it and those who didn't, focus on how rushed this season was. Why the rush? If anything, you would think HBO would want to drag out the season in order to keep those sweet, sweet HBO Now subscriptions active. Is it just money? Or were the writers just that tired of it all? Or maybe both.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (GbPPJ

=====

I don't get the rushed comment. I three episodes virtually nothing happened.

I think it's around Dany, people think she was good, especially in the most recent seasons, and get turn to evil was quick.

I, as i wrote above, disagree. I think she was evil from the beginning, and people wanted her to be good, papering over her evil in their minds. Her going bad wasn't a huge jump for me. It felt natural.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (zZbCU)

172 164 At least GOT was allowed to actually have an ending.


Carnivale was a great show on HBO, the ratings were mediocre, they ran out of money and literally ended it on cliffhanger and that was it.


Didn't even have at least a rushed finale episode to tie up loose ends.
Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (mdPwd)

Carnivale was AMAZING and I was pissed they didn't have a third season.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (NWiLs)

173 What was the other literary epic written earlier in the 20th century that seems like this? (taps forehead)



I should remember...soon.



Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 20, 2019 05:50 PM (vcOmj)



Dondi

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:01 PM (pNxlR)



Superfriends

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:02 PM (NWiLs)


Lord of the ...er...what the hell was it?...flies? Yes, that's it, Lord of the TseTse's?

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (jYEmF)

174 The reboot.

Ned Stark awakes from his bad dream.

Posted by: geoffb at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (zOpu5)

175 Game of Thrones is just a shelf for flopping wieners.

Posted by: St. Horace the Obtuse at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (CsvE8)

176 Re: Nadler's "Gunt" in the Sidebar
I always thought it was a FUPA. Or is that only in the context of the ladies?

Posted by: Gunslinger at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (R2gO3)

177 155
Jamie Lannister never got his just desserts. In fact, he took a nice dump on Sir Brianne, just for good measure.

I don't understand why it was necessary for Jamie to Revert To Type like that.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (f1en5)

I saw a meme today with a close-up of what Brianne had written in the book about Jamie:

"Laid a good pipe, but hit and quit"

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (Izzlo)

178 I only watch TWD hoping for Rick to die in some awful fashion



I think you mean Pawn Stars.



I had the same experience with Magnum, PI.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (LL1Be)

179 The Starks remind me of the McCains.

Posted by: lyn at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (y2Rpg)

180 D and D (the head whatever, writers I guess you'd call them?) didn't want to do any more eps

HBO wanted a longer season!

those two dudes were like, nah brah

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (Rarvo)

181 Huh, and here I thought it was all an elaborate PsyOp.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (isI7q)

182 When I first heard about this show, I thought it was musical chairs with toilets.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (5tb4C)

183 If they can bring back the retarded Jon Snow they can bring back a chick who had dragon babies whilst on fire.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (4e+hS)

184 Fortunately I never watched GoT, and after the disaster of The Last Jedi, I might not watch Star Wars anymore.

And I've said that before, but I honestly don't have any interest in Episode IX. I saw the trailer while waiting for Avengers to start, and my reaction was just a big eyeroll.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (yWn4J)

185 >>Don't you dare disrespect petitions, man!

>>They're like, like, the PUREST form of democracy!


Anytime one of those idiots accosts me, I laugh at them and tell them to grow up.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (488xF)

186 When it comes to actual use of violence, I've never met a woman who would do anything but avoid it at all cost. In most cases, this is personally sensible. If however they are pushed and pushed and pushed to a point where they can no longer avoid it, in my experience most women will then take that violence to an extreme level. It will be wildly overdone. It's a sort of passive-aggressive attitude given physical form.

In that respect I found 'crazy Dany' completely believable. In fact, had she been more moderate in her use of force, I'd have argued that she's acting too much like a man, and was therefore unrealistic.

Had my ex wife had a dragon, I'd be burnt to a crisp right now. If my sister had one growing up, myself, my 2 brothers, and my father would all be dead, and my mother would be chained in a basement somewhere while my sister screamed 'shame' at her through a doorway.

This is how women deal with 'violence'. There is an off switch (the default) and then there is the 'on' switch. There is no 'lightly toasted'.

Posted by: Tom at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (s0h8C)

187 I have read about folks that have read a book or two of the series and then said "Fuck it. I quit."

Posted by: JAS at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (KOCKb)

188 155
Jamie Lannister never got his just desserts. In fact, he took a nice dump on Sir Brianne, just for good measure.

I don't understand why it was necessary for Jamie to Revert To Type like that.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (f1en5

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There's a theme of who we are vs. Who we want to be running through the show.

The idea is that some people simply don't change, no matter how much they may want to. He still loved his sister more than anything despite it all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (zZbCU)

189 If you're going to turn a character who has been a Big Damn Hero for
seven years into a straight-up homicidal maniac villain, you need to
show that descent into madness over the course of an entire season.
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At least three seasons.

Posted by: zombie walter white at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (Dh1wo)

190 People are pissed over a TV show.

Meanwhile, Israel is getting pounded.
We are being invaded by foreigners.
France is in turmoil.
England is in a fight over of its sovereign.

And the US President had his own Government attempt to overthrow him.
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And one more blog post where we all comment about it on the internet is going to change that right?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (SkuXa)

191 it was an embarrassingly bad ending.....everyone involved should be embarrassed....shame! shame! shame!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (0O7c5)

192 At least GOT was allowed to actually have an ending.





Carnivale was a great show on HBO, the ratings were mediocre, they
ran out of money and literally ended it on cliffhanger and that was it.





Didn't even have at least a rushed finale episode to tie up loose ends.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (mdPwd)



Carnivale was AMAZING and I was pissed they didn't have a third season.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (NWiLs)

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Count me in on the Canivale was amazing side.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (pw+jk)

193 End of season six, all of the principal actor contracts were due for
renewal, budget concerns became a thing, and the show runners wanted
outta Dodge.


About that budget thingy, WikiP says that back in '016, HBO made $1.93Billion with a capital B. I don't think they had to worry about a budget very much. I'd also think there's be a fresh team of show runners and writers who'd be jumping at the chance to strut their stuff for one of the most popular TV shows in a while, especially if the book series' storyline had been played out.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (HaL55)

194 131 I was bored with the rest and settled for the far more realistic and attainable the "Dragons DP'd My StepSister" category on good ol' reliable Pornhub.
Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:09 PM (LL1Be)

You want a repulsive gratuitous sex scene to take you right out of a show?

The Bearded Muslim Dude fucking a Genie in American Gods.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (pgXNG)

195 I actually thought the Buffy Musical Episode was pretty darn good.

Imagine if they could have done a 2 hour special of GoT, using all the musical numbers from West Side Story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (k1TUh)

196 yeah, it sucked. Shit made no sense. Jamie sleeping with Brienne just because YOLO and then high-tailing it back to sis?

I like that Jon Snow said lol get fuk'd to the nights' watch and went north to be king, I assume, of the wildings.

I fucking hated the dragons. And then one dragon nukes an entire city...? How many sheep and children did it eat to keto-load for that mission?

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (JziUy)

197 also, if Bran is the 3 eyed raven, doesn't he live for a 1000 years? so king for life, eh?

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (JziUy)

198 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos,
Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?

Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Lxxwf)

199 So, the story arc was that the hero goes bad. Fine. But it should not happen in the last two episodes. Was there a bad guy that repented and became good?

Posted by: JAS at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (KOCKb)

200 People are pissed over a TV show.



Meanwhile, Israel is getting pounded.

We are being invaded by foreigners.

France is in turmoil.

England is in a fight over of its sovereign.



And the US President had his own Government attempt to overthrow him.


We have become a seriously un-serious people.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (jYEmF)

201 All of the comments I've seen about it, from those
who liked it and those who didn't, focus on how rushed this season was.
Why the rush? If anything, you would think HBO would want to drag out
the season in order to keep those sweet, sweet HBO Now subscriptions
active. Is it just money? Or were the writers just that tired of it
all? Or maybe both.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2019 06:11 PM (GbPPJ)

I think the new Star Wars gig might have something to do with it. They want to get done and get the hell out to concentrate on that.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (xPl2J)

202 my favorite character was theon.....and the hound....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (0O7c5)

203 188 There's a theme of who we are vs. Who we want to be running through the show.

The idea is that some people simply don't change, no matter how much they may want to. He still loved his sister more than anything despite it all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:15 PM (zZbCU)

It's just far too easy to throw redemption and/or advancement away when you think you have the "old" you beat.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (pgXNG)

204 George R.R. Martin

Can someone explain to me why someone whose entire career is based in imitating J.R.R. Tolkein also by sheer coincidence happens to have "R.R." as his middle initials? Is it just an affection on Martin's part to steal some of Tolkein's gravitas, or have his middle initials really always been "R.R."?

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (5tb4C)

205 >>>
Meanwhile, Israel is getting pounded.
We are being invaded by foreigners.
France is in turmoil.
England is in a fight over of its sovereign.

And the US President had his own Government attempt to overthrow him.

Posted by: Don Q at May 20, 2019 06:12 PM (NgKpN)
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Sounds like a good series plot.
Get the original writers of 24.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (bETih)

206 54: Agree. Its been obvious for a long time that Dany wasn't a heroine. And Jon acted, well, like Jon. Hes lacking in guile. Some things didnt make sense. (At Dany's death, the Dothraki would have chosen new khals and gone pillaging, for example). And it's hard to see why Bran would be chosen as king except out of a desire to weaken the monarchy. (FWIW, I dont know why the 6 kingdoms remained United in the end -- they should have split apart)

Posted by: Revenant at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (lQdaH)

207 192 At least GOT was allowed to actually have an ending.





Carnivale was a great show on HBO, the ratings were mediocre, they
ran out of money and literally ended it on cliffhanger and that was it.





Didn't even have at least a rushed finale episode to tie up loose ends.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (mdPwd)



Carnivale was AMAZING and I was pissed they didn't have a third season.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (NWiLs)

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Count me in on the Canivale was amazing side.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (pw+jk)


I never saw Carnivale. I'm assuming it involved half-naked Brazilian women doing the samba in the streets of Rio?

Posted by: josephistan at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (Izzlo)

208 Ugh Hikaru please don't even mention that travesty of American Gods

OW OW OW it hurts

worried about Good Omens

Amanda Carpenter has turned Neil's mind to mush!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (Rarvo)

209 That's why I only watch the AHC - The All Hitler Channel - All Hitler all the time! Oh and sometimes Japs. I never tire of watching Nazi's and Japs lose.

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (gmo/4)

210 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos,
Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?
Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Lxxwf)


Ummmmmmmmmm.....No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (Z+IKu)

211 199 So, the story arc was that the hero goes bad. Fine. But it should not happen in the last two episodes. Was there a bad guy that repented and became good?

Posted by: JAS at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (KOCKb

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The good guy who has been needlessly burning people alive for 8 years prior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:19 PM (zZbCU)

212 GoT sounds odious. We watched To Kill a Mockingbird.

That was odious too.

Posted by: Tu abuela tambien at May 20, 2019 06:19 PM (efMXe)

213
Arya season 1: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 2: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 3: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 4: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 5: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 6: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 7: I'm gonna kill queen cersey
Arya season 8: I'm gonna kill....never mind

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:19 PM (f1en5)

214 198 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos,
Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?
Posted by: Lewis Bowlby


Nope. You and I (and everyone else who stays away from over-hyped series) have had richer lives as a result.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (5tb4C)

215
How' about a GOT reboot, but with chimps for actors?

You can't lose with chimps for actors!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (pNxlR)

216 210 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos,
Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?
Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Lxxwf)


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some mighty fine cherry pie!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (sy5kK)

217 I was so hoping that during the Council of Survivors meeting, Drogon would show up and just roast everyone.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (4e+hS)

218 I was conflicted with Dany and her foreign invaders who came to rape and pillage but also to mass murder...they did save humanity by being cannon fodder against the dead. And you know what...they fucking left. Good for them. I mean, it took Dany dying, but they left. Unlike real life vikings or whatever.

Even I thought it sounded fair to give these fuckers (and the non fucking unsullied) some land as thanks but they said, lol get fuk'd off to whereever.

some folks think the dragon took dany to essos or whererever the remaining hot as shit priestess lives and she'll resurrect her, like the dead hot as shit priestess did to Snow.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (JziUy)

219 Overrated show disappoints people. Story at eleven.

Why this show ended up being such a cultural touchstone despite having fewer people watching it than Ace of Spades HQ yearly hits baffles me endlessly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (39g3+)

220 If they can bring back the retarded Jon Snow they can bring back a chick who had dragon babies whilst on fire.

I actually had this same thought

you could easily do a sequel thingie where she DOES come back semi-believably (in this universe) and I also think her dragon (who was female) probably had some eggs to hatch. So zombie Dany returns with like, 4 dragons

also the Jon Snow thing I was ok with . He was King in the North in the end, which I thought was a sort of prophecy? or maybe it wasn't

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (Rarvo)

221 I liked Twin Peaks but I enjoy weird, mind-bending stuff like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (NWiLs)

222 That's why I only watch the AHC - The All Hitler
Channel - All Hitler all the time! Oh and sometimes Japs. I never tire
of watching Nazi's and Japs lose.


Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (gmo/4)


Yep. My fucking goldfish know that Hitler was evil. Unfortunately, they are totally unaware of the fact that Hitler was a piker compared to Stalin. Or Mao. Or any of the other socialist all-stars. Fuck AHC.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (jYEmF)

223

Nice job driving Ace away, non-watchers of GoT.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (f1en5)

224 Near the end I thought it was like the Seinfeld finale. Everything reverts to the beginning. Nobody ever changes

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (mSMPg)

225 *Watches thug rapist husband pour vat of molten gold on brother's head*

Lol fucking pussy. Fire can't kill a dragon.

Posted by: Dany Season 1 at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (SkuXa)

226
217 I was so hoping that during the Council of Survivors meeting, Drogon would show up and just roast everyone.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (4e+hS)


Would Joey Saza do in a pinch?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (pNxlR)

227 So from the scene I saw in the hotel, this dude was banging his sister and some little kid was sneaking a peak at the fuck-fest 3 stories up on a ledge.

Then the dude fucking his sister, pulled out and pushed the kid off the ledge to shut him up about the incest.

But Pornhub is bad for me. Or something...

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (LL1Be)

228 219 Overrated show disappoints people. Story at eleven.

Why this show ended up being such a cultural touchstone despite having fewer people watching it than Ace of Spades HQ yearly hits baffles me endlessly.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:21 PM (39g3+)

45 million people watched the last episode.

I didn't realize ace had that big of an audience.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (zZbCU)

229 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos, Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?

Sopranos was very entertaining. The rest were really overrated.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (39g3+)

230 216 210 Never watched a single episode of Twin Peaks, The Sopranos,
Survivor or Game of Thrones. Did I miss anything.....really?
Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at May 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Lxxwf)


============
some mighty fine cherry pie!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (sy5kK)

And damn fine coffee.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (NWiLs)

231 I prefer to watch good porn.... and there is lots of that now.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (pw+jk)

232 they should have made one of the dragons a girl so she could lay more eggs.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (0O7c5)

233 At Dany's death, the Dothraki would have chosen new khals and gone pillaging, for example).

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Jon shoulda jumped on that dragon..family property you know...cause the invaders more likely realistally chopped him up into hamburger.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (JziUy)

234 Should've been a season four Deadwood. Oh, well. They woulda fk'd it no matter what. GoT was okay. Two of the books were okay.

I still like Lost more. Warts and all. Ben was cruel and immoral and spiteful. Lock opening the Hatch? That was great TV.

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (K3B2k)

235 215
How' about a GOT reboot, but with chimps for actors?

You can't lose with chimps for actors!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


Suggested title:

Lancelot Link and the Medieval Zombies.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (5tb4C)

236 Make Westeros Great Again

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (tNuhy)

237 they should have made one of the dragons a girl so she could lay more eggs.....


they did, dany's dragon was female

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (Rarvo)

238
45 million people watched the last episode.

I didn't realize ace had that big of an audience.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (zZbCU)


Never been to a MoMe, eh?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (sy5kK)

239 btw the Unsullied left on a boat (at least some) but the Dothraki didn't. they've emigrated

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (Rarvo)

240
232 they should have made one of the dragons a girl so she could lay more eggs.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (0O7c5)


How about a tranny dragon?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (pNxlR)

241 @thehill

Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (cF8AT)

242 This Michael Tracey??

https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/
1130096582257512448

The Dathraki are no threat to us; you're more likely to die of dysentery than be burned alive by a dragon.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (Dh1wo)

243 It was like the team that made it just turned in their two weeks and had to finish it before they cleaned out their desks.

I guess the producers are doing Star Wars now and just decided they had enough of GoT?

It's just funny all the meandering plots and characters over 8 seasons and they just decided to do an Exit Plan in the last few episodes.

HBO should have found some work around to give it a better send off.

I honestly though am not that upset by it as the "internet" is right now. Felt rushed, but the series also just dragged on too long.

Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (UfkIY)

244 @207

No Brazilian woman but it did have Adrienne Barbous substantial assests on full display.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (mdPwd)

245 they should have made one of the dragons a girl so she could lay more eggs.....

----

let me tell you a story-Michael Crichton

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (JziUy)

246 45 million people watched the last episode.

How many hits a day does he get? Over 365 days?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (39g3+)

247 45 million people watched the last episode.

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I find that hard to believe. Very hard.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (pw+jk)

248 So from the scene I saw in the hotel, this dude was banging his sister "

And Aquadude was buttsexing some broad...

Ah well.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (bN6TL)

249 @thehill



Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder


Have they surrendered to him yet?

Posted by: LGoPs the Vichy...soisse at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (jYEmF)

250
How' about a GOT reboot, but with chimps for actors?

Game of Flinging Poo, and Rippin Off Faces.



Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (LL1Be)

251
@thehill



Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (cF8AT)

Yeah, some guy was doing a spiderman impersonation climbing up the outside.

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (gmo/4)

252 Nope. You and I (and everyone else who stays away from over-hyped series) have had richer lives as a result.
Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:20 PM (5tb4C)


You might have some serious misconceptions about my life vis-á-vis richness. It's entirely unserious and facile, I just don't watch TV is all.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (t+qrx)

253 Someone on twitter was saying what a badass Jon Snow was. I said yeah, he was murdered then murdered a defenseless woman while betraying her, like he was betrayed. #HERO

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (4e+hS)

254 45 million people watched the last episode.

Plus, that was a gigantic, vast outlier, usual episides were way way way WAYY lower than that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (39g3+)

255 No one mentioned anything when I posted this last night, so I get to mock you all again:

" I know you don't care about your people . . "

https://youtu.be/eVyxnMM3ldc

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (KTmSx)

256 240
232 they should have made one of the dragons a girl so she could lay more eggs.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 20, 2019 06:22 PM (0O7c5)

How about a tranny dragon?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (pNxlR)

Unfortunately, I think in my past days I knew more than one of those...

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (pgXNG)

257
hey, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (26G1N)

258 sock off

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (jYEmF)

259 HBO had a lot invested to monetize with keeping the fans around to watch reruns, sell DVDs

Not so much anymore. And money will now quit HBO. I will after the Deadwood movie

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (mSMPg)

260 >>> 30 you guys do know that game of thrones was stupid, right?

GRRM is a giant troll. It is known. It was always going to end without the Disneyfied ending since it's low fantasy. The question was always how bad.

TBH, I'm impressed the Knight King did not end up winning and ruling over an icy Westeros forever. I thought they's ramp up the Knight King = global warming analogy.

Posted by: LizLem at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (hvf9s)

261 246 45 million people watched the last episode.

How many hits a day does he get? Over 365 days?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (39g3+)

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So, you think ace has a bigger or similar audience to a show that drew about 1/7 of the US population?

Based on what I've seen of his numbers, Ace is probably in the 9 digits of hits across the year, but that's not unique people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (zZbCU)

262 251
@thehill



Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (cF8AT)

How'd they get an A-6 in there?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

263 Suggested title:



Lancelot Link and the Medieval Zombies.


Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (5tb4C)


You would recommend a title like that, wouldn't you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:27 PM (HaL55)

264 192 At least GOT was allowed to actually have an ending.





Carnivale was a great show on HBO, the ratings were mediocre, they
ran out of money and literally ended it on cliffhanger and that was it.





Didn't even have at least a rushed finale episode to tie up loose ends.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 20, 2019 06:13 PM (mdPwd)



Carnivale was AMAZING and I was pissed they didn't have a third season.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:14 PM (NWiLs)

===

Count me in on the Canivale was amazing side.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 20, 2019 06:16 PM (pw+jk)

Count me in, too. I LOVED Carnivale.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at May 20, 2019 06:28 PM (Ez6QX)

265 meanwhile, GoT normalized a lot of deviant shit.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:28 PM (JziUy)

266 Cuz open thread, Rep. Meadows sez Trump declass of key docs "around the corner".


This should suffice to elicit the predictable reactions from the predictable corners.


Also - Israel's being pounded? Huh?


Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:28 PM (QDnY+)

267 266
Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:28 PM (QDnY

=====

I watched Soy Cuba.

I kind of loved it. I reviewed it, if you missed it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (zZbCU)

268 Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (cF8AT)

Yeah, some guy was doing a spiderman impersonation climbing up the outside.
Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM (gmo/4)"

Whenever I see a story like that, I feel like Scott Evil talking to his dad. "It's easy! I go get a gun, I point it at him, BAM! It's over! I got one in my room, I can get it now!!!"

And Dr. Evil French Govm't says "You just don't get it, do you?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (k1TUh)

269 One good thing about GoT: I learned a heck of a lot about writing from it, and plan to use that knowledge to write stories hopefully far superior. Fingers crossed.

Previous thoughts from earlier today:

It was Hunger Game of Thrones. Ended just like Mockingjay, except Katniss was not punished for killing her mad queen. (Though Jon is not rally punished, gets to go back up north with free folk and a pup that love him.)

The fans that thought they would get a Disney ending for Dany and are petitioning a rewritten season are temper tantrum-ing in vain. GRRM was never gonna write that for you, sweeties. It is known. And I think he will still die before it is finished.

The ending has some lame parts, but it fits with what we saw all the way back in season 1. Terribly rushed writing, but the character arcs do make sense.

Posted by: LizLem at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (hvf9s)

270 Levin is playing Senator Dog-on-Car's remarks re: Mueller report. I think Levin just called Willard a 'sucker' and a disgrace. And a disaster as a US Senator.

Posted by: kallisto at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (T7bPb)

271 Q. Which is worse. You like a show and they take it off the air while you still like it, or you like a show but they run out of good plot material and you get bored by it or even grow to dislike it by the time its over?

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (eASYU)

272 I thought Robert's Rebellion started because the Mad King was, you know, mad.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:00 PM (f1en5)


I thought it was because the moderators wouldn't follow the rules. You know, the ones in the F*****ING G*******D BOOK! YOU KNOW? The one that says Roberts Rules, Right.On. The. Cover!

Posted by: Kindltot - Still pissed off about Debate at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (KTmSx)

273 I can't even imagine the exodus out of HBO. I only have it because I'm "sharing" a log in. No way could I ever see myself paying for HBO anyway, but especially now.

I would love to see an alternate universe where HBO never green lit Game of Thrones, I bet it would be half the subscribers.

Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (UfkIY)

274 "265 meanwhile, GoT normalized a lot of deviant shit.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:28 PM (JziUy) "



Which, in the end, is really all that matters to Those Who Are In Charge.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (isI7q)

275 Google says 13 million watched, 19 million overall including online

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (41cY4)

276 How' about a GOT reboot, but with chimps for actors?

You can't lose with chimps for actors!


Why not sharks for actors, with or without lasers? Time for a Sharknado reboot.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (pPNCa)

277 Count me in, too. I LOVED Carnivale.

I liked it but it seemed to drag at times. Still I was upset over it's sudden cancellation. That doubled with what they did with Deadwood and I am NOT a big fan of HBO. I think the last thing I watched was True Blood and they managed to destroy it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (dUJdY)

278
https://youtu.be/eVyxnMM3ldc

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2019 06:26 PM


that's some funny shit, right there

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (26G1N)

279 Have they surrendered to him yet?

Posted by: LGoPs the Vichy...soisse at May 20, 2019 06:25 PM (jYEmF)

They've sent out for white flags....waiting.

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (cF8AT)

280 52 28 They need to make a Shadow of the Torturer mini-series.

Posted by: Max Power at May 20, 2019 05:52 PM (QCc6B)



They could never do it right without Wolfe around to restrain them.
It would morph into The Shadow of the Intersectional Torturer faster
than you can say "SJW cred." Best to leave Wolfe's creation intact.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 20, 2019 05:58 PM (RD7QR)
For you morons who are fantasy/scifi fans and don't know this work by Gene Wolfe, do yourself a favor and get a copy. You'll find it to be a classic. More than once, it seems like the story line(s) are hanging together by a thread, if that, but the thread turns out to be Niven's indestructible monofiliment.
I've read the whole bloody series about four times now. Weird, absolutely wonderful, and fine, fine prose.

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (hu22E)

281 show that drew about 1/7 of the US population"

Yeah, about that. Count me.. doubting.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:31 PM (bN6TL)

282 >>> Never been to a MoMe, eh?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (sy5kK)

About how many people attend a MoMee? One day...

Posted by: LizLem at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (hvf9s)

283 "271 Q. Which is worse. You like a show and they take it off the air while you still like it, or you like a show but they run out of good plot material and you get bored by it or even grow to dislike it by the time its over?

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (eASYU) "


Yes !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (isI7q)

284 275 Google says 13 million watched, 19 million overall including online
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (41cY4)


Whoever said it was 45 million must be the same guy who counts the attendees at a Biden campaign stop.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (sy5kK)

285 Good one, Insom!


And I expect Farage to make humorous campaign fodder of the idiot throwing a milkshake on him today.


And it's not too early to forecast media/authoritarian elite reaction to a big win by the Brexit Party on Thursday.


"Brexit Party Victory Leaves British Economic Future in Doubt"


That's probably far too mild.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (QDnY+)

286 I enjoyed GoT. I don't need it to comply with my every expectation to be entertained.

Who are these clowns who think they should second guess the artist's vision and decisions?

Posted by: Regular joe at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (zMaZS)

287 Well of course. Many of these people want to do over an election. Why not redo an HBO series?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (ahS0B)

288 "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, his only Begotten Son" is up for my personal 'Acey' Award for 2019.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (LL1Be)

289 I understand that HBO's The Watchmen Series is promising to be just as wonderful as GoT.

Posted by: Kindltot - Still pissed off about Debate at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (KTmSx)

290 show that drew about 1/7 of the US population"

Is that the same 1/7th that shows up to vote? If so, we're effed.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (jYEmF)

291 He said boners.

Posted by: Little R.R.R.R.R. Lupe at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (EgshT)

292 a lot of the 8 season arc of GoT was boring shit that didn't matter. Like it the Silmarillion got made into a 100 hours of TV, without the singing, and focused on one minor civil war.

Arya's training was a waste of time. Dorn didn't matter. Mereen and the rise of Dany was shit no one fucking cared about. The final battle with the white walkers was good TV.

But we watched it. We watched it because we were rooting for the starks. who mostly got mulched. but a few lived and it was good.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (JziUy)

293 Q. Which is worse. You like a show and they take it off the air while you still like it, or you like a show but they run out of good plot material and you get bored by it or even grow to dislike it by the time its over?
Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:29 PM (eASYU)


I'd rather have a show get taken out behind the shed before it has a chance to go stale. Any day.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (t+qrx)

294 284 275 Google says 13 million watched, 19 million overall including online
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 06:30 PM (41cY4)


Whoever said it was 45 million must be the same guy who counts the attendees at a Biden campaign stop.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (sy5kK)

Uh, like 19 million plus 13 million is 45 million.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (Izzlo)

295 Hey guys!


Did you hear?


They're remaking ...



SPIDERMAN!

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (LL1Be)

296 I was having a problem with this last season until I thought about who the people are that *really* have a problem with it... why, they're the people I despise. After that, it couldn't suck bad enough to please me.

Posted by: Al Crapton at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (EqlbN)

297 If there's some way to make a "Game of Throne" tie in to the nomination process and election, I'm sure more people would vote.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (ahS0B)

298 The problem with Carnivale is that the creator structured it as 2 season "books." HBO was thinking about giving it season 3, but the creator insisted that if the show was to continue, he would need seasons 3 and 4. So they ended it after 2.

Posted by: Revenant at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (lQdaH)

299
Good thing Star Trek Discovery was on pay-CBS because we'd be trashing that every week.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:34 PM (f1en5)

300 Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (mSMPg)

301 The ending that should have been:

Jon having had it with Danny's hard turn to tyrant calls her out as she prepares to incinerate Tyrion and so she sentences him to die with him.
BUT
The dragon balks, won't do the deed because...?
Then Bran and Sansa tell all assembled the facts, call out the Unsullied for letting Danny Sully them by making them murderers of the innocent.

Jon continues to refuse the crown, the 7 kingdoms form a council of 7 to rule. The dragon melts down the throne (hey it was a good idea).
Danny is exiled and ends up dead at the hand of a child (Aria?) and we see that Bran has actually taken possession of the dragon (for the initiated, he has the ability to do that for animals and people) leaving the question, did the Dragon refuse to kill Tyrion and Jon, or did Bran prevent it...

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (P+Ru9)

302 You never want to see Fonzi jump that tank.


Anything is better than that.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (tH5fk)

303 294: Hey I'm goofing off at the office, don't be blowing my cover by making me LOL.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (eASYU)

304 I had no problem with how GOT ended. Didn't even notice.

Posted by: DanMan at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (XTiHL)

305 282 >>> Never been to a MoMe, eh?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:23 PM (sy5kK)

About how many people attend a MoMee? One day...
Posted by: LizLem at May 20, 2019 06:32 PM (hvf9s)

When you see the overhead helicopters and then the back of the first line, which is to check to make sure you are armed and have sufficient ammo, before the second line that checks to see you have an adequate amount of Valu-Rite, you are getting close.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (sy5kK)

306 By the end I wanted all the Starks, except Arya, to die horribly.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (4e+hS)

307 276 How' about a GOT reboot, but with chimps for actors?

You can't lose with chimps for actors! "

Okay, riffing off of Zombie's idea, we redo only the brothel scenes, and call it Lancelot Kink?

And in the middle of it the dwarf screams "I HATE FUCKING MONKEYS!!!!" and jumps out the window.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (k1TUh)

308 300 Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (mSMPg)

How hot we talking here?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2019 06:36 PM (NWiLs)

309
I wish it had ended with Piccolo turning evil again and killing Goku.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at May 20, 2019 06:36 PM (f1en5)

310 The lesson was don't trust a crazy bitch as leader. Most Americans already knew that.

Posted by: Regular joe at May 20, 2019 06:36 PM (zMaZS)

311 "287 Well of course. Many of these people want to do over an election. Why not redo an HBO series?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (ahS0B) "



Boom.
Yes.
This.


Thanks for cutting right to the nub of it all, what is really driving the whole exaggerated drama-fest.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 20, 2019 06:37 PM (isI7q)

312 300 Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot."

Aunt by marriage or Aunt by blood?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:37 PM (k1TUh)

313 TJM, thanks - will go look at the last movie thread.


My reaction to it may have been influenced by seeing it when it was just re-released, in DC, with a former deputy director of the Moscow Film Institute [Soviet era].


Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:37 PM (QDnY+)

314 What a sad fucking state of affairs in this country.
We really do need a fucking war. Put some perspective into these winy little cunts. Jesus fuckin christ.
"Waaaahhhh!1 My movie didn't ebd the way I WANTE DIT TOO!!!! WahhhH!!!"
Fuck off and die already... holy fuck
Who was that talks about helicopter rides?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at May 20, 2019 06:37 PM (aR6C/)

315 How hot we talking here?
Posted by: Insomniac



Apex Morgan Fairchild.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (tH5fk)

316 Targareons are down with incest, almost as a rule. So, Dany/Jon would work. But Jon was raised in the north and they fuck like civilized people...second cousins...unless the first cousin was really hot.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (JziUy)

317 And I think it's hilarious that they had dwarf in the series or more than one/-because-of course they did. Did they also have a court jester?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (ahS0B)

318 I thought Godzilla stomping Kings Landing flat was a nice touch.

Posted by: Miklos, low information popular culture consumer at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (QzkSJ)

319 this was a stupid show that was the next level down in the hbo violence and sex staircase.

did not find someone to do the next sopranos so decided to find some loser to do the low rent version of the whole hobbit thing, but with lots of sex with incest as the kicker.

not that I have anything against sex, but would like it better if it were not the linchpin of the story.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (MTjB1)

320 And another thing, they should remove the Monopoly game pieces and put back the GoT pieces including the bloodyskull ones and the nutzack on a pitchfork ones. Those seemed nice.

Posted by: Eromero at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (qBNEP)

321 I'd rather have a show get taken out behind the shed before it has a chance to go stale. Any day.

And then you have a series like Firefly that never has a chance to get stale because Teh Suits who run the networks don't have the imaginational skillz to enjoy it.


I'm so glad I cut the cable. I don't miss it at all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (HaL55)

322 Can' t Hawaii judge be found to out an end to this outrage?

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (NbRJx)

323 A key oversight, IMO, is the death of Barristan Selmy in the tv show. He has not died in the books. And, there is a reason for that. He is/was a source on the decent of the Mad King. He saw it first hand. It was important to him, when he approached Daenerys, that he evaluate whether she possessed the "taint" that the Mad King and Viserys possessed. He decided that she did not.

Since the very fundamental plot line in the finale was mindset of Daenerys, the fact that the writers had dispatched the most important character relative to that plotline (Selmy). I'm not surprised that the story seemed rushed this season.

Also, fan service sucks when you're telling a story. Making a whoring, adulterous, cut throat sell sword the holder of the realm's coin (Bronn of the Blackwater) is just plain over the top. Especially since he chose sides and supported the Lannisters. But, viewers liked the character, so they threw him in there.

Posted by: Orson at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (iwONs)

324 Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot.

'Aunt Spray' Vol 1 and 2.

Also 'Aunt Farm: Bikini Sugar Trail'.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (LL1Be)

325 Aunt by marriage or Aunt by blood?
Posted by: Tom Servo

Picky, picky.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (QzkSJ)

326 Not only did I never watch it, I have no idea what it was even about.

Posted by: Weasel at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (MVjcR)

327 this was a stupid show that was the next level down in the hbo violence and sex staircase.

----

yeah, I hope we enjoyed the coarsening of our culture with wangs and gays and incest for the privilege of watching Arya learn how to magic face.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (JziUy)

328 The problem is obvious.

No volcano scene at the end.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (6qErC)

329 Can someone explain to me why someone whose entire
career is based in imitating J.R.R. Tolkein also by sheer coincidence
happens to have "R.R." as his middle initials? Is it just an affection
on Martin's part to steal some of Tolkein's gravitas, or have his middle
initials really always been "R.R."?
Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2019 06:18 PM (5tb4C)


It was supposed to be George R Martin, just the recording nurse in the OB unit had the sensitivity in the Selectric set wrong.

Posted by: Kindltot - Still pissed off about Debate at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (KTmSx)

330 Not only did I never watch it, I have no idea what it was even about.

Posted by: Weasel at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (MVjcR)

Same here.

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (gmo/4)

331 I wonder if the petition signers will have any more success changing fantasy to suit themselves than they have had changing reality.

Posted by: hobart Harumphey at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (m45I2)

332 GoT normalized deviancy? Eh. I thought the English monarchy normalized deviant behavior. And what about all those naughty English history books?

And the Greek classics. Oh, boy. Lets not talk about that naughty stuff!

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (K3B2k)

333 My ending would be: Bronn shows up with the last anti-dragon device and takes down the dragon. Dragongirl tries to boss everyone around but they just laugh at her, and she ends up moving to Pentos and becoming a waitress.

Posted by: Prince Tuesday at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (vtd+q)

334
When you see the overhead helicopters and then the back of the first line, which is to check to make sure you are armed and have sufficient ammo, before the second line that checks to see you have an adequate amount of Valu-Rite, you are getting close.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM


or when you smell the El Azteco chips burning as kindling for the bonfirethermal event...

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:41 PM (26G1N)

335 Now and forever more, the GOT writers who phoned in this entire season will be known around Westeros campfires as"The Sullied".

Posted by: Noam Sayen at May 20, 2019 06:41 PM (WJcbb)

336 Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (mSMPg)

If Heather Graham was my Aunt I'd have to find a way to justify it in my head.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 20, 2019 06:41 PM (2DOZq)

337 Especially since he chose sides and supported the Lannisters
-----
yeah, well, the whole Jon Snow killing Dany thing made life interesting for the surviving parties. The greyjoy chick pointed that out, she was loyal to dany, so who the F is this guy she never met?

The lannisters that lived outside of Kings' Landing probably nodded with approval. Sansa could give a flying fuck and would have fought to save Jon if he asked.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:41 PM (JziUy)

338 Waht's a dragon? Like a fire worm? - The Vikings

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (gmo/4)

339 Not only did I never watch it, I have no idea what it was even about.

Posted by: Weasel at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (MVjcR)

Same here.
Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (gmo/4)

Likewise.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (H8QX8)

340 Guess none of these people saw the final episode of The Sopranos. That set the trend.

Posted by: keena at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (vR6Mv)

341 Is it porn or HBO? You make the call!

Posted by: Regular joe at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (zMaZS)

342 Hobbits, sex, dragons, George Bush's head on a pike, sex, captain america drunk, nudidity, zombies.

And that's about it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (6qErC)

343 >>Not only did I never watch it, I have no idea what it was even about.

Dragons, boobs and incest. And a dwarf.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (/tuJf)

344 And then you have a series like Firefly that never has a chance to get stale because Teh Suits who run the networks don't have the imaginational skillz to enjoy it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:38 PM (HaL55)


Eh, it got a feature film to close it out. Jericho had an aborted second season that got some closure and a little hint of "are you SURE you want more of this? we're clearly out of ideas here..."

So those were two that ended with some resolution. Fine by me. I don't ask for much.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (t+qrx)

345 292 a lot of the 8 season arc of GoT was boring shit that didn't matter. Like it the Silmarillion got made into a 100 hours of TV, without the singing, and focused on one minor civil war.

Arya's training was a waste of time. Dorn didn't matter. Mereen and the rise of Dany was shit no one fucking cared about. The final battle with the white walkers was good TV.

But we watched it. We watched it because we were rooting for the starks. who mostly got mulched. but a few lived and it was good.
Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:33 PM (JziUy)

We knew that the Starks were as close to Good Guys as it gets in GoT, because they're the ones who were loved by dogs.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (pgXNG)

346 Never watched it. If I wanted to see violence/plotting/debauchery/backstabbing I could just spend more time with my extended family.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (RfzVr)

347 Best TV show ever was cancelled abruptly and never got an ending...

"Strange Luck."

I weep every time I think about it.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (3jjxb)

348 Can someone explain to me why someone whose entire
career is based in imitating J.R.R. Tolkein also by sheer coincidence happens to have "R.R." as his middle initials?


I'm extremely skeptical that his middle initials actually are "R. R."

The fact that Chris Cillizza gets paid at all for the, uh, work that he does is amazing to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (39g3+)

349 Aunt no, second cousin maybe

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (41cY4)

350 Ignoramus, it's OK, we won't judge you, you can share the dark secret. Really. Trust us.


I mean, who hasn't banged their hawt aunt?



Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (QDnY+)

351 I like the ending. I thought the series was very good but not spectacular. The battles scenes, however, were spectacular, like nothing I have seen at the theater or in film school.

The main reason I liked the finale, even more the second time, is because it flies in the face of current PC, that girls=good and boys=bad. Dany was pretty and sexy and loved her dragons, so if she burns to death or crucifies hundreds of people she must still be good, right? No. She was bad from the get-go, like when she killed her husband. Why was anyone surprised she smoked Kings Landing?

I thought Bran was a nice compromise, and he was the first character to have POV in the books, so it kind of makes sense. Thank the Lord it was a male. The refusal to surrender to the idiot intersectionality crowd warms my heart and makes me support the show even more.

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (qlTN9)

352 People clutching their pearls about Thrones... at a website that talks endlessly about boobs, hardons and milky gluts?

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (K3B2k)

353 The problem is obvious.



No volcano scene at the end.



For the characters or for the writers?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (HaL55)

354 Back during the Battle of the Bulge, after reports of German commando's dressed as GI's behind the lines, sentries would challenge suspected troops using questions based on American culture, often using baseball references, i.e. questions that German soldiers wouldn't know the answer to. If GOT is the new cultural yardstick, I'd be shot on sight.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (jYEmF)

355 and of course the confusing pornhub classic:

'AuntMan'

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (LL1Be)

356 "Strange Luck."

I weep every time I think about it. "

I forgot about that one, that show had some really outstanding episodes. I remember one built around the song "Lightning Crashes" and it worked really well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (k1TUh)

357 347 Best TV show ever was cancelled abruptly and never got an ending...

"Strange Luck."

I weep every time I think about it.

-------------

you and I should be friends, I fucking loved that show.

mmm, that redhead. very much a candidate for priestess for the lord of light.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (JziUy)

358 you know, the other thing is that the writing staff in hollywood is full of fuckwads that think that a happy ending is trite and bourgeouis and that anything else is better.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (MTjB1)

359 I think Aunt Peg is the porn aunt.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (2DOZq)

360 Can someone explain to me why someone whose entire
career is based in imitating J.R.R. Tolkein also by sheer coincidence
happens to have "R.R." as his middle initials? Is it just an affection
on Martin's part to steal some of Tolkein's gravitas, or have his middle
initials really always been "R.R."?




His parents were pirates.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (oVJmc)

361 Yeah, just about everything I know about that show comes from here ...

and probably 90% of it flies out the other ear (so to speak).

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (isI7q)

362 352 People clutching their pearls about Thrones... at a website that talks endlessly about boobs, hardons and milky gluts?
Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (K3B2k)

Some pearls are for clutching. Others are for casting before swine. Yet others are for threading into a tasteful ersatz necklace.

True wisdom lies in discerning between these.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 20, 2019 06:45 PM (Ct55T)

363 Yahoo news: seems like we are now close to impeachment. After all, a Republican is calling for it. they are all excited.

Posted by: Colin at May 20, 2019 06:46 PM (GK3RS)

364 Posted by: cfo mom at May 20, 2019 06:43 PM (RfzVr)

LOL. Sounds like the mafia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (ahS0B)

365 Back during the Battle of the Bulge, after reports of German commando's dressed as GI's behind the lines, sentries would challenge suspected troops using questions based on American culture, often using baseball references, i.e. questions that German soldiers wouldn't know the answer to. If GOT is the new cultural yardstick, I'd be shot on sight.
Posted by: LGoPs

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There was a funny SNL skit about that (back in the John Belushi days). The American soldiers kept asking baseball trivia until no one knew the answers - including the guys asking the questions. So they all threw their rifles down and put their hands in the air.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (3jjxb)

366 I thought the show "Brimstone" should have been given more of a chance, I loved it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (39g3+)

367 They should have written the series from beginning to end. Of course they would have started where Martin left off but they should have written the ending at that time. Maybe they did and they're just bad at it.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (2DOZq)

368 363 Yahoo news: seems like we are now close to impeachment. After all, a Republican is calling for it. they are all excited.
Posted by: Colin at May 20, 2019 06:46 PM (GK3RS)

I hope one day that the news of the arrests of HRC and BHO hit the stand-up news industry like a sack of depleted uranium bricks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (Ct55T)

369 So those were two that ended with some resolution. Fine by me. I don't ask for much.

OK, I stand (actually, sit) corrected. (and pantsless to boot). But still, Firefly could've run a few more seasons, IMO. Space westerns FTW! Plus Saffron.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:47 PM (HaL55)

370 363 Yahoo news: seems like we are now close to impeachment. After all, a Republican is calling for it. they are all excited.
Posted by: Colin at May 20, 2019 06:46 PM (GK3RS)

Yeah, now I understand it - he's of "christian" Palestinian stock, and he hates Trump for cozying up to the Jews so much. So that's about all there is to it, just another modern day nazi letting us see his armband.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:48 PM (k1TUh)

371 you know, regular old hardcore would be better for the audience and the culture than the medium core nonsense offered to us as something redeemable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 06:48 PM (MTjB1)

372 AltonJackson: just took delivery of a quantity of Lake City Pez for the MoMe.

🎉

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:48 PM (t+qrx)

373 "I mean, I guess the Red Sox are ok. To each their own i suppose."

"GOTCHA, FRITZ!"

*bang*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (Ct55T)

374 >>>In an announcement that hopes to bring together fans of the biggest fantasy series of all time with the biggest sci-fi franchise,.............



I wouldn't call Star Wars sci-fi, at all. The Force ain't gravity, it's magic.

Posted by: x at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (nFwvY)

375 Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (K3B2k)

Well, I don't think I've ever talked about hard-ons and the boobies I mention are usually birds. I did quote several people saying the f word. Does that count because I could use some pearls to clutch? Pearls are very nice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (ahS0B)

376 You know the best way George Martin could be a complete dick now is to finish the series, and instead write a completely different ending that fans loved. Just to fuck with HBO.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (k1TUh)

377 I'm working on a growler of beer. Now the die has been cast and I have to finish it. No choice in the matter. Once the growler is open it's predtermined that I must finish it.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (JgA4k)

378 370
363 Yahoo news: seems like we are now close to impeachment. After all, a Republican is calling for it. they are all excited.

Posted by: Colin at May 20, 2019 06:46 PM (GK3RS)



Yeah, now I understand it - he's of "christian" Palestinian stock,
and he hates Trump for cozying up to the Jews so much. So that's about
all there is to it, just another modern day nazi letting us see his
armband.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:48 PM (k1TUh)

I think I also read that he has a lot of investments with the Chinese.

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (gmo/4)

379 Looks like Weiss and Benioff are going to get a Hold My Beer moment with Star Wars.

Posted by: McLurkerson at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (ETHQn)

380 you know, were got the cultural reference for security questions the correct answer is not to throw down your rifle it is to eat a bullet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (MTjB1)

381 you and I should be friends, I fucking loved that show.

mmm, that redhead. very much a candidate for priestess for the lord of light.
Posted by: Keto not Beto

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Damn! The one where he needed to take a driving test and he wound up kidnapped and the guy from the DMV came crashing through the ceiling to rescue him!

And the one where he went fishing and a dead body fell out of the sky with packs of money taped all over it!

...Good times!

...Oh, and, yeah, the redhead!

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (3jjxb)

382 Read a few of the outtakes from that Fredo Judge's ruling against PDT's financial records and it is so paritisian it almost has to be a joke.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (FwN37)

383 If GOT is the new cultural yardstick, I'd be shot on sight.

"Sorry, but I don't have cable." BLAM!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (HaL55)

384 Milkshakes above 300g must be served in glass per EU rules and cannot be made with whole milk or cream without proper health labels. The protester was in violation of EU directives 13.456-A and 177.435-C (as amended 2016); and should be fined 100 quid.

Posted by: Jean at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (25Dt7)

385 ::clutches pearls tightly::

SOFTCORE PORN IS PERNICIOUS.

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (K3B2k)

386 Many hate the ending of The Sopranos because it used a trick -- cutting to black -- even though the way it ended was perfect -- Tony getting his brains blown out in front of his wife and two kids

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (mSMPg)

387 Plus Saffron."

I'm just mad about Saffron...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (6qErC)

388 Yeah, now I understand it - he's of "christian" Palestinian stock,
and he hates Trump for cozying up to the Jews so much.

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But... but... a guy with Trump stickers on his van shot up a synagogue! And then we were told that Trump is horribly antisemitic!

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (3jjxb)

389 Two dragons attacked me out of nowhere. They were red hats and said, "this is the dothraki sea, f****t!"

Posted by: Jussie Smullet at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (TOlQ1)

390 lol Fenelon.. you are a treasure!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (dUJdY)

391 I'm just mad about Saffron...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (6qErC)


Oh Lord.. here we go...

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (dUJdY)

392 378 I think I also read that he has a lot of investments with the Chinese.

Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (gmo/4)

His family made their fortune importing cheap Chinese goods.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (pgXNG)

393
Eiffel Tower evacuated, closed due to intruder



Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:24 PM (cF8AT)


Probably just some gentle soul looking for a Hawaiian snack bar.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (ptqGC)

394
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:48 PM

sweet

did you ever find your powder horn?

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (26G1N)

395 386 Many hate the ending of The Sopranos because it used a trick -- cutting to black -- even though the way it ended was perfect -- Tony getting his brains blown out in front of his wife and two kids
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (mSMPg)

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Didn't the creator of the show insist the exact opposite? That Tony didn't die?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (zZbCU)

396 391 I'm just mad about Saffron...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (6qErC)

Oh Lord.. here we go...
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2019 06:52 PM (dUJdY

Saffron's mad about me...

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (k1TUh)

397 Oh Lord.. here we go..."

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (6qErC)

398 375 Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:44 PM (K3B2k)

Well, I don't think I've ever talked about hard-ons and the boobies I mention are usually birds. I did quote several people saying the f word. Does that count because I could use some pearls to clutch? Pearls are very nice.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:49 PM (ahS0B)

Heavens fore fend, Fen. Don't you understand that as an online commenting community focusing mainly on politics, we must all have precisely the same morals, mores, and tastes?

I mean, dash it all, what kind of place would allow for a variety of different personalities to interact?

No place this] socially conscious opinionator wishes to be, that is for certain!


*flounce*


Posted by: Warai-otoko is an NPC now. Nice knowin' ya. at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (Ct55T)

399 You know the best way George Martin could be a complete dick now is to finish the series, and instead write a completely different ending that fans loved. Just to fuck with HBO.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I'd cash the last check first

Posted by: Jean at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (25Dt7)

400 Is it me, or does the idea of a well-known religious/conservative moralizer writing columns about a tv show seem juvenile?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (W+vEI)

401 ::clutches pearls tightly::

SOFTCORE PORN IS PERNICIOUS.
Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (K3B2k)

In these trying times I'm glad that you have something to clutch onto.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (ahS0B)

402 TJM, read your review.


Memory fails, but I do recall understanding how/why the movie was too ambiguous/ambivalent in certain ways to pass the Soviet propaganda smell test. The vignettes didn't have clearly all good/all bad characters, which clouded the propaganda message, something like that.


But the importance of the movie from the film-making perspective was clear, and the reason western film types paid to restore and distribute it, I suppose.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (QDnY+)

403 Game of Thrones does "Lost" - endings seasons that let all air rush out of the balloon like one long director's fart....

Posted by: Boswell at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (32YRo)

404 did you ever find your powder horn?
Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (26G1N)


Ah... no. No I didn't. I'll probably have to buy a new one so I can find the old one.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (t+qrx)

405 Oh, Fen. You think this is about you? Okay.

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (K3B2k)

406 Yes. Obama appointee judge orders release of Trump tax returns and fiancials to Cummings and won't allow an appeal. From what I saw no safeguards on Cummings leaking

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (mSMPg)

407 The ending makes perfect sense.

After 10 years of wholesale slaughter, Cersei is dead, as are Dragon Baby Mama and Filthy Scandi King, and the Disabled Hipster Douchebag has been appointed president.

Peace will now reign forever in Westeros.

What is so hard to understand?


Posted by: Huma Abedin at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (fdxBF)

408 We're getting to the point where there are no 'cultural references.'

There used to be a much wider shared culture. We've been Balkanized into cultural enclaves.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (oVJmc)

409 395 386 Many hate the ending of The Sopranos because it used a trick -- cutting to black -- even though the way it ended was perfect -- Tony getting his brains blown out in front of his wife and two kids
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (mSMPg)

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Didn't the creator of the show insist the exact opposite? That Tony didn't die?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (zZbCU)

Of course he didn't die! He had a heart attack, but he recovered, and after he recovered he had the urge to have a sex change operation and he told everyone to call him Loretta.

YOU CAN'T PROVE IT"S NOT TRUE!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (k1TUh)

410
lol Fenelon.. you are a treasure!


Yes, FS, you are. With the patience of a saint to be able to put up with this place for as long as you have.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (HaL55)

411 Didn't the creator of the show insist the exact opposite? That Tony didn't die?

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nah, he agreed with the fans who said the fade to black referred to the nihilist discussion tony had earlier in the season about dying...just going to black...was the proper reading of the end.

or, maybe, we the audience got whacked.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (JziUy)

412 The creator wanted Tony to die but bitched out and left it ambiguous.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (4e+hS)

413 And TJM I have another one for you, from the obscure/interesting pile:


Northern Lights


Have you seen that one?



Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (QDnY+)

414 Didn't the creator of the show insist the exact opposite? That Tony didn't die?


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Nope, David Chase said all we need to know is in that scene. Given his history, I think he just made it vague on purpose without any intent to make it mean anything.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (IfYaq)

415 299 Good thing Star Trek Discovery was on pay-CBS because we'd be trashing that every week.

looking forward to star trek: picard waiting for god?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (sGtp+)

416 402 TJM, read your review.


Memory fails, but I do recall understanding how/why the movie was too ambiguous/ambivalent in certain ways to pass the Soviet propaganda smell test. The vignettes didn't have clearly all good/all bad characters, which clouded the propaganda message, something like that.


But the importance of the movie from the film-making perspective was clear, and the reason western film types paid to restore and distribute it, I suppose.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (QDnY

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Yeah, I'd read that the Soviet authorities wanted something more straightforward as propaganda instead of an art film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (zZbCU)

417 Glad everybody has something other than politics to keep their hate burning.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (hI/80)

418 Welp, I guess I'm glad I never watched.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (ptqGC)

419 330 Not only did I never watch it, I have no idea what it was even about.

Posted by: Weasel at May 20, 2019 06:39 PM (MVjcR)

Same here.
Posted by: Archer at May 20, 2019 06:40 PM (gmo/4)

Likewise.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 20, 2019 06:42 PM (H8QX

Me four...or whatever we're up to.

Husband watched it.

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (cF8AT)

420 "and won't allow an appeal."
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well that's interesting. and by interesting, that's not how it works.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (JziUy)

421 406 Yes. Obama appointee judge orders release of Trump tax returns and fiancials to Cummings and won't allow an appeal."

No judge has the authority to block an appeal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (k1TUh)

422 of wholesale slaughter, "

Whatever happened to retail?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (6qErC)

423 And nope, I have never mentioned "milky glutes"...except now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:56 PM (ahS0B)

424 I think they left the Sopranos open for a possible reboot and Gandolfini ruined their plans by croaking.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (2DOZq)

425 "won't allow an appeal" ????


Have we entered yet *another* higher level of judicial lawlessness that even I missed??



Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (QDnY+)

426 Nope, David Chase said all we need to know is in that scene. Given his history, I think he just made it vague on purpose without any intent to make it mean anything.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (IfYaq)


I figured the audience doesn't know because Tony will never know if he's got it coming right then, or the next week, or never. But I'm not good at this kind of thing.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (t+qrx)

427 Obama appointee judge orders release of Trump tax returns and fiancials to Cummings and won't allow an appeal. From what I saw no safeguards on Cummings leaking
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (mSMPg)

No that is wrong. He will not stay his decision till there is an appeal. He can NOT not allow an appeal. And appeal they will and fast.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (FwN37)

428 413 And TJM I have another one for you, from the obscure/interesting pile:


Northern Lights


Have you seen that one?



Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (QDnY+

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Staring LeAnn Times?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (zZbCU)

429
Home again after a two-day trip from BWI to Schloss Hadrian in Brazoria County, TX, accompanied by the big moose Val and the triumphant Delilah (Best of Opposite Sex, 2019 Borzoi Club of America National Specialty). Luckily the weather was largely good and the traffic surprisingly light all the way.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (X3lUd)

430 ..they call it mellow yellow...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (HaL55)

431 I, Claudius.


13 episodes, a planned culmination, and historical value.


Not this bad pop culture drivel.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2019 06:57 PM (oVJmc)

432 I smell an emergency appeal to the supreme court

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (FwN37)

433 409 395 386 Many hate the ending of The Sopranos because it used a trick -- cutting to black -- even though the way it ended was perfect -- Tony getting his brains blown out in front of his wife and two kids
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:51 PM (mSMPg)

=====

Didn't the creator of the show insist the exact opposite? That Tony didn't die?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (zZbCU)

Of course he didn't die! He had a heart attack, but he recovered, and after he recovered he had the urge to have a sex change operation and he told everyone to call him Loretta.

YOU CAN'T PROVE IT"S NOT TRUE!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 06:55 PM (k1TUh)


He was shot by JR, but then Bobby woke up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (sy5kK)

434 Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 06:54 PM (K3B2k)

Nope; I don't think it was really about at me at all. I just chose to make it about me because it amused me to do so.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (ahS0B)

435 ..they call it mellow yellow..."

Quite right.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (6qErC)

436 I mean, it does seem pretty silly. The white house and their lawyers have a good reason to say no to the subpoena. An obama judge just says yolo get fuk'd?

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (JziUy)

437 lol Fenelon.. you are a treasure!

-
Fenelon and Chique d'Africa elevate the conversation around here. The rest of us, more delevate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2019 06:58 PM (+y/Ru)

438 "and won't allow an appeal."
-----
well that's interesting. and by interesting, that's not how it works.
Posted by: Keto not Beto

So he's subbing for Chief Justice Roberts this week?

Posted by: Jean at May 20, 2019 06:59 PM (25Dt7)

439 I figured the audience doesn't know because Tony will never know if he's got it coming right then, or the next week, or never. But I'm not good at this kind of thing.


---

The most realistic take I heard is that the show just...ended. That's it. No finale for Tony, no nothing, just the end of the show.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 06:59 PM (IfYaq)

440 There is no such thing as an "Obama judge".

Posted by: Julia Roberts at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (vtd+q)

441 "Mellow Yellow" is a damned good album!

"Writer in the Sun." "Sand and Foam." "Bleak City Woman."
"Museum."

The whole thing is grand.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (3jjxb)

442
His family made their fortune importing cheap Chinese goods.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 20, 2019 06:53 PM (pgXNG)


The Biden family is now into importing from China?

You mean something other than graft?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (sy5kK)

443 Hillary beef drape lover sock OFF!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (fdxBF)

444 The most realistic take I heard is that the show just...ended. That's it. No finale for Tony, no nothing, just the end of the show.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 06:59 PM (IfYaq)

Yup and we are still talking about it years later

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (FwN37)

445 >>Ah... no. No I didn't. I'll probably have to buy a new one so I can find the old one.

You'll find it in the last place you look.

You're welcome.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (/tuJf)

446 The most realistic take I heard is that the show just...ended. That's it. No finale for Tony, no nothing, just the end of the show.
Posted by: WitchDoktor,

I assumed it was to leave the door open for a sequel

Posted by: Jean at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (25Dt7)

447 And while I made light, and expect Farage to make light/campaign fodder, out of the milkshake attack on him today - there's an incredibly infuriating and dark trend emerging. Major British "news" found the whole thing hilarious. They're mocking Farage for it.


The thuggish, brownshirt mindset seems to be continuing to grow, and become less discreet.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (QDnY+)

448 What I gather from the comments here is that GoT was devoid of joy or levity. Therefore the characters lacked an essential component of humanity.

Posted by: kallisto at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (T7bPb)

449 There is no such thing as an "Obama judge".
Posted by: Julia Roberts at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (vtd+q)


Maybe not in this world.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (t+qrx)

450 374 I wouldn't call Star Wars sci-fi, at all. The Force ain't gravity, it's magic a bacterial infection.

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (v3pYe)

451 David Chase had planned Tony's death years in advance then bitched out, google it.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (4e+hS)

452 You'll find it in the last place you look.

You're welcome.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 20, 2019 07:00 PM (/tuJf)


No, I already checked. It wasn't there.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (t+qrx)

453 the judge may have tried to write the thing as a reading of the facts which squeak into the legal rules, which is harder to overrule on appeal. But really...

Posted by: Keto not Beto at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (JziUy)

454 I Claudius is the best historical series ever made. never seen anything come close to that. And the cast was incredible - over time, I've come to think that the best of a a great bunch was a young John Hurt, who played the best Caligula anyone has ever done. He managed to make Caligula funny, charming, intelligent, and entertaining - all while very convincingly being a total psychopath who could kill anyone at any time for the most trivial of reasons.

Now THAT was a great villain!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM (k1TUh)

455 451 David Chase had planned Tony's death years in advance then bitched out, google it.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 07:01 PM (4e+hS

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Because a million fans would have signed a snarky petition calling him a bad writer because they wouldn't have liked his ending?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM (zZbCU)

456
I assumed it was to leave the door open for a sequel

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GoT would have had a winner last night if, right before Tyrion spoke, we jump cut to the throne occupied by Tony Soprano.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM (IfYaq)

457 Because a million fans would have signed a snarky petition calling him a bad writer because they wouldn't have liked his ending?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM (zZbCU)


I had a diorama ready and everything.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM (t+qrx)

458 >>The thuggish, brownshirt mindset seems to be continuing to grow, and become less discreet.



A muslim group was throwing *bricks* at Tommy Robinson at an outdoor campaign event. Worse, the police did nothing.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 20, 2019 07:03 PM (W+vEI)

459 Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts
Of Course. But at least we could see it coming if it happened to Tony.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2019 07:03 PM (4e+hS)

460 438 "and won't allow an appeal."
-----
well that's interesting. and by interesting, that's not how it works.

Posted by: Keto not Beto

So he's subbing for Chief Justice Roberts this week?

Posted by: Jean at May 20, 2019 06:59 PM (25Dt7)


@dcexaminer 3 minutes ago

Opposing the ruling by a DC federal judge siding with House Dems, @realDonaldTrump says that they disagree with the ruling and intend on repealing it. The ruling allows the subpoena of Trump's accounting firm for his financial records.

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2019 07:03 PM (cF8AT)

461 The problem with "porning up" every damned corner and crevice of popular culture is that it degrades porn.

If i wanna watch a bunch a meatuses and silicone sweater racks flyin' around, I'll just go watch a porno and see it done properly and in context. If i'm trying to watch a story about power and intrigue and character development but every thirty seconds Lord Thundergroin is merrily whipping out his droit du seignieur and givin' it proper like to the nearest wench or princess or farm implement to hand, it's just a distracting waste of valuable air time that could have been used to actually tell a freaking complete and interesting story for once.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (Ct55T)

462 TJM, dunno know the people in it - all amateurs, I think.


Funny little historical flick about North Dakota socialist political goings on during the Depression, I think.


Recall it was interesting, thought it might be the kind of thing you'd find worth seeing.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (QDnY+)

463 nood

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Memorial Day Special! AoS Brand Cuck Flensing Knives 50% off at The Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (hI/80)

464 David Chase did the same thing with the final episodes of Northern Exposure and the fade to black in Sopranos. Joel wandering off into a nightime winter mirage of NYC? Eh.

Posted by: 13times at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (K3B2k)

465 Well, since this is an open thread, some think this tweet reveals a certain lack of self awareness by a certain interweb company:

Pornhub ARIA

@Pornhub
Men �� shouldn’t ��be �� making �� decisions �� about �� women's��bodies ��

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (+y/Ru)

466 Trump sure does know how to do a tv show.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 20, 2019 07:04 PM (/tuJf)

467 382 Read a few of the outtakes from that Fredo Judge's ruling against PDT's financial records and it is so paritisian it almost has to be a joke.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 20, 2019 06:50 PM (FwN37)


-----

It's hard to believe a darn chairman of a Congressional committee can ask for the returns of a particular individual and the Treasury has to produce it. But I've read the regulation and it's there.

Posted by: MAGA at May 20, 2019 07:05 PM (I5LRE)

468 Alternate will and various gasses found in Aretha Franklin's couch.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 20, 2019 07:05 PM (RuIsu)

469 Also, just for the hell of it:

https://youtu.be/eVyxnMM3ldc

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 20, 2019 07:06 PM (Ct55T)

470 SOFTCORE PORN IS PERNICIOUS

Does 'pernicious' mean scooting on a dude's lap , nekkid, with knees tightly together?
Because that is SO weird.

Posted by: mikeyG at May 20, 2019 07:07 PM (LL1Be)

471
GoT would have had a winner last night if, right before Tyrion spoke, we jump cut to the throne occupied by Tony Soprano Suzanne Pleschette & Bob Newhart waking up in bed

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at May 20, 2019 07:02 PM


FIFY

Posted by: AltonJackson Come to the MoMe In June link in nick at May 20, 2019 07:07 PM (26G1N)

472 429 Congrats Hadrian!! Good for Delilah!

Posted by: Moki at May 20, 2019 07:07 PM (mFoNl)

473 Lizzy, the Sargon guy (forget his real name) has been assaulted several times, with thrown objects etc.


Amazing to see the degradation of the west so dramatically playing out.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2019 07:09 PM (QDnY+)

474 439: Tony was wacked. He died when it faded to black.

Posted by: Revenant at May 20, 2019 07:10 PM (lQdaH)

475
lol.
Not happening, it's done, get over it.

Posted by: HBO at May 20, 2019 07:11 PM (t6XCL)

476 >>> You know the best way George Martin could be a complete dick now is to finish the series, and instead write a completely different ending that fans loved. Just to fuck with HBO.

The GoT writers gave him a huge gift by fumbling the ending. He just has to write a not terrible ending for the characters ppl are most angry about, with enough foreshadowing and character development for it to make sense. If he does that they will worship him as a literary god forever.

Chekhov's gun/face...still wish they had someone surprising kill Dany, and then the face comes off to reveal it was Arya. Why train her if it doesn't serve the ending? And what about the prophecy? Eh I'm wasting too much headspace on this.

Posted by: LizLem at May 20, 2019 07:12 PM (hvf9s)

477
The Hobbit and Braveheart are two movies that come to mind as terrific stories turned into garbage.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 20, 2019 07:14 PM (t6XCL)

478 300
Would anyone here bang his aunt if she were really hot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 20, 2019 06:35 PM (mSMPg)

*raises hand*

Posted by: Justin Verlander's nephew Steve at May 20, 2019 07:22 PM (ufFY8)

479 I wouldn't call Star Wars sci-fi, at all.

Its fantasy in a high tech setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 20, 2019 07:25 PM (39g3+)

480 Totally agree on I, Claudius, Tom Servo. I just gave it to one of the youngins for a present!

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2019 07:28 PM (qlTN9)

481 So finally watched the Finale.

Hmm. I kind of think it was probably the best the writers could do with the corner they painted themselves into. Perhaps the Imp is the winner in this all, though three of the Starks get to be Kings, so maybe they do.

Hell, I don't know. The last two seasons have been a trainwreck.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 20, 2019 07:31 PM (yQpMk)

482 It's hard to believe a darn chairman of a Congressional committee can ask for the returns of a particular individual and the Treasury has to produce it. But I've read the regulation and it's there.



A new precedent is set. This will come in handy in 2021.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 20, 2019 07:33 PM (yQpMk)

483 Maisie Williams put out a call for memes and Twitter does not disappoint. https://bit.ly/2HtTgYd

My Favorite - A Man with No Name, over an image of Arya in the Ash Cloud:
A Girl with No Name and Mesothelioma may be entitled to Significant Financial Compensation

Posted by: motionview at May 20, 2019 07:44 PM (pYQR/)

484 Weiners chorus is composed of Republicans of the United States Senate. They have been rehearsing all their lives for this, and the fortuitous arrival of Mitt Romney was just in time to preserve the chorus, after they lost Jeff Flake. No one else could sing the soprano parts.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live! And in color! at May 20, 2019 07:46 PM (Z216Q)

485 someone in the amazon comments says they sell Nando's Peri-Peri sauce at Target, and at one third the price the amazon jackwad is selling it for.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

486 If they had actually read the books they would have known that the author has no idea how to finish a story.
I mean, they would have seen this coming a long time ago. Those books lacked a clear story as bad as that (was it?) Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
Both had a beginning, a vague middle but no end in sight. This was clear to me before I finished the third book in either series.

Posted by: Bitter Klinger at May 20, 2019 09:09 PM (AZ4Ye)

487 I didn't find it out of character for Danny. Just a last step.
They had shown her power hungry nature and ability to kill horrifically for at least two seasons. Any time she talked about "her birthright" she sounded like a crazy person.
-Rounding up and killing some of the masters as punishment because she knew some of them were the golden mask dudes. She might have been talked out of this (can't remember) but this was her plan.
-Frying the Tarley father and son rather than taking them prisoner.-Going mental when she found out that Jon actually had the better claim. So not at all about the rightfulness of a Targaryen to the throne.
-Numerous threats against Sansa/Winterfell-Crucifying her enemies (ok they had done the same, but still)-locking the merchant and her handmaiden that betrayed her alive in a safe to suffocate or starve to death.-Burning Varys alive.

I thought her desire for the Iron Throne at any cost was made pretty clear, including the killing of a 1/2 million or so to make sure her enemies were dead and a message sent to others.

Posted by: PRNDL at May 20, 2019 09:36 PM (M7FRt)

488 Maybe I'm crazy, but I've followed GoT from start to finish, and I found the ending to be satisfying, even moving.
The evolution of Dany to homicidal maniac was foreshadowed from the first season. Remember how she watched impassively while her brother had his brains boiled with molten gold? Granted, he was a shit, but still ... her brother. From day 1, her dream was the Iron Throne and power, and death to anyone who stood in her way.

In the final episode, the long conversation between Jon and Tyrian spelled out the issue starkly. And remember what Dany said just before Jon knifed her: "I know what's good." "And What of all the others?" "They don't get to choose." There's the voice the Left, as stark as can be: lusting for power to imminatize the eschaton because they are The Good People.
As for picking Bran as king, it made sense: He can't father a child, so the dynastic issues won't arise, and he's a compromise candidate - a Stark, but the Starks have detached the North from the kingdom, so there's no question of centralizing power. And the fates fashioned for the characters were, I thought, apt, even poetic.

Rather than lazy, I found the writing to be skillful. Yes, the ending was abrupt; but conflicts, even convoluted ones, often ended suddenly - with a Hastings or a Bosworth.

As for Star Wars, I'm sure the franchise will make the writers rich beyond the dreams of avarice, and I wish them well; but Tolkien himself couldn't save that train wreck.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 20, 2019 09:53 PM (S6ArX)

489 54 I think Dany going mad was actually handled really well.

She'd shown signs of incredible viciousness and a complete lack of empathy for pretty much the entire show.

She's always been a vicious bloodthirsty cunt. Always.

It's always been there. She didn't need 10 hours to get there, because she's always been just at the precipice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 20, 2019 05:59 PM

Thank you. I don't understand how anyone thought Dany (1) was some sort of heroine and (2) just "all of a sudden" turned mad.

Were these people even watching the show the past 8 years?

In addition to all the things you mention about her, she literally stood in front of the city of Qarth and, after not getting her way, threw a temper tantrum and stated:

"Thirteen! When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who have wronged me.

We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground.

Turn us away and we will burn you first."

The only reason she was not traveling around burning cities to the ground the entire 8 seasons is because (1) she had to wait for her dragons to be completely grown and (2) she had Jorah, Messandei and later Tyrion to keep her in check.

After Jorah died, she lost faith in Tyrion's advice and Messandei was murdered before her eyes, she had no one to keep her in check. Her true Targaryean nature was let loose.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 20, 2019 10:16 PM (7A4qQ)

490 "A "realistic" ending would have involved"


I'm guessing you haven't read the books. A lot of stupid plot twists just to enable another book. And another book. And another book. And.......

Posted by: GWB at May 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PpL0X)

491 I didn't watch one minute of it.

Instead, I lived my life with real people and enjoyed the few hours I will spend on this earth.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at May 21, 2019 05:15 AM (xZjSg)

492 Waving my DINKLEAGE around sends powerful anti-dragon breath forces and the CHICKS DIG IT.......

Posted by: saf at May 21, 2019 08:29 AM (5IHGB)

493 French constantly lectures others on Christianity, but loves to watch Game of Porn.

Hmm.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 21, 2019 11:06 AM (EWn5W)

494 It was a series of a fantasy kingdom it began and ended.It ended well, surprises galore.The actors did very good work.
It's done, get over it and grow the heck up.

Posted by: obsidian at May 21, 2019 12:00 PM (7+yqP)

495 I never got into GoT. But, I think it was lots of naked chicks, lots of sadism, and pretty much everyone dies. Did I miss anything?

Posted by: Bob at May 21, 2019 10:51 PM (fVGlW)

496 I actually think Daeny's decent has happened over a few seasons and they doubled down when she told Jon that she was going to continue. She didn't just go mad, she always acted this way everytime she thought she was doing the right thing, such as crucifying the slaves, teaming up with the murderous raping Dothraki or killing anyone who questioned her, and from the start of this season she thought the people of Westeros were against her, this had to die.

I also think a point that i haven't read about, but was a good story, is how Sansa basically stabbed Jon in the back to make sure she became Queen, that she said he should be sent to the wall not to save him, but because if he was free he'd be King, but if he was killed than the North may turn on her.

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