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I agree it's a nice change of pace with HBO. While I understand why some people have issues with the GoT sequence, I am not one of them. I enjoy watching it every week. HBO has done an excellent job with the recent intros of their shows. Sometimes short intros are good and sometime a adding just a little creativeness will have the viewer sit through then even though they don't need to


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Regardless of whether it's in a sphere, a cube, a triangle or a Möbius strip, I still generally sit thru the intro with the idea that there may be some clue or what not buried in there somewhere .. sad, I know ..
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as I mentioned above is exactly how some people took it literally as the universe the show takes place in.
Do these literalists also believe that all the castles and buildings in the show popped out of the ground on mechanical clockwork springs?
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Several GoT centric takes on the "thingstimhowardcouldsave" meme that sprang up after he set the world cup record for saves in a single game last week:

https://www.google.com/search?q=thin...ed=0CAkQ_AUoAg









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Which is why I said it doesn't work. Nice to see you agree.

The problem is the audience can't visualize it because it is such an abstract concept. It's been so long since I actually watched it, even I forgot how it actually works.

Even looking at the astrolabe render I still think it would have been far simpler and just as effective to have put the globe in the center and pan across that. They could even have the sun rotating around on one of the rings.
I think we're all happy you were here to textually interpret the concept for us (not to burst your bubble, but it isn't that abstract of a concept). First world problems, I say. The title sequence is not how you would have done it, probably has next to nothing to do with the show, yet I doubt it will ever change. Perhaps someday when you are designing title sequences for hit TV shows we'll all be able to revel in their intuitiveness and applicability.
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[quote=c.kingsley;25563098]I think we're all happy you were here to textually interpret the concept for us (not to burst your bubble, but it isn't that abstract of a concept).

Based on this thread and the response on the internet it apparently is.

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Perhaps someday when you are designing title sequences for hit TV shows we'll all be able to revel in their intuitiveness and applicability.
I'll think about it. I don't work for a TV network anymore and I haven't done storyboards for a long, long time.

But as with anything, you don't need to be creating the very thing you are appreciating. So you can applaud a good idea from a distance.


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Has anyone played the video game for GOT? I have been playing TES Skyrim for awhile now, and to me its the closest RPG there is to the world of GOT. anyone else have any fav fantasy RPG's?
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You guys want to talk about bad opening credits, check out the second episode of The Leftovers. Holy crap, perhaps the worst credits sequence ever aired on television.

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I always thought the opening sequence for "Boardwalk Empire" was particularly low budget ..

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Personally, I love the GOT opening - one of the very few I actually watch. Great theme music and they bother to customize the intro based on the progression of the show. I'm not caught up in the authenticity of the science behind it, just view it as a cool steam-punky intro that I can either bob my head to, or do the orchestra conductor hands to while I'm watching it.

But then, Big Love was another one that made me watch from beginning to end - and that wasn't particularly creative. Just something hypnotic about it that kept me from skipping ahead - so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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I don't know if True Blood started the trend, and I can't stand it now after binge watching the first season, but now every supernatural show has to have the fast cut, creepy scenes beginning (American Horror Story and Salem).
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I like the True Detectives opening title, but mostly it's the music.

Of course the greatest TV title sequence ever is The Brady Bunch's. Memorable, iconic, endlessly parodied and remixed.

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19 Emmy nominations for Game of Thrones, including best drama. That's the most for any show this year.


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Apart from Dinklage's supporting nod I expect Breaking Bad to clean up in every category it's nominated in.


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Apart from Dinklage's supporting nod I expect Breaking Bad to clean up in every category it's nominated in.
The Emmy info reminded me that BB ended just under a year ago .. yet it seems so much longer since Walt and the gang ended the run ..

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I have been watching BB over again on Netflix. It is a great show, but to me shows like GOT and Boardwalk Empire are on another level, acting writing and production on HBO shows and I include Deadwood, are on a level all their own. IMHO

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I have been watching BB over again on Netflix. It is a great show, but to me shows like GOT and Boardwalk Empire are on another level, acting writing and production on HBO shows and I include Deadwood, are on a level all their own. IMHO
Once I was able to get a nice, clean feed on HBOGO, the first thing I did was a binge watch on Deadwood, which I had not watched since the original series aired .. and although I'm with you on your comments, Deadwood fell apart in the last season, where BB essentially built up over 5 years to an incredible climax .. BB for the win, sorry ..

Tastes vary, and all shows you mention / Deadwood / BB / GOT / Empire .. are all great shows, it would be impossible to rate them even on greatness since we all have what we personally consider the "greatest"

The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
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The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
Not LOST? The search for a magic glowy cave could at least keep you occupied during downtime.
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"The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB .. "[/QUOTE]


Well it may be cheating but I would pick Star Trek, mostly because there are 6 different series to take, if I could take them all that is. Aside from that I would take GOT, the depth and scope of the show is so massive. But if I had to take BB I would not complain, it is a great show and I agree with art there is no "greatest" only personal greats.

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If I could only have one complete series, it would be BB. But if I were truly on a deserted island with limited other entertainment options, I'd probably take GOT just because there's more directions your imagination can take you when you aren't watching.

Although Dr. Who might be an option just for the sheer volume.
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If I could only have one complete series, it would be BB. But if I were truly on a deserted island with limited other entertainment options, I'd probably take GOT just because there's more directions your imagination can take you when you aren't watching.

Although Dr. Who might be an option just for the sheer volume.
I only started [binge] watching BB from the beginning to catch up to then running last half of the final season, so I have pretty much seen it through in a close-to-perfect cadence. While I regard the show very highly, I don't think I could watch the whole show again, if ever. The show excelled in gripping storytelling and pacing, and once you know how it got to its spectacular conclusion, there won't be a similar payoff while watching it again, as you know exactly how things shake up. At least for me, there won't be quite the same suspense the second time over, and hence no replay value.

I can however watch Lost all over again, partly to relive the many superlative episodes (particularly those centered around Desmond) that still pack a real emotional punch. I'd love to go on that journey again sometime, this time with the A/V quality turned to the 11 on a BR disc set.

YMMV.
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I also binge watched BB. Missed the first season or two, then started seeing a bunch of guys on AVS with similar tastes to mine raving about it. Then I waited until the series was done with its final season before starting it on Netflix. Unfortunately, when I heard the final season was upcoming - I never heard that there was actually going to be 2 smaller seasons. So when Netflix put up what I thought was the final season, I binged the whole thing. Then when I was done, I realized there were 8 episodes coming about 6 months later. I was pissed.

As far as it's "repeatability" goes, I talked the wife into watching the whole series just before the Final 8 to catch her up - and thoroughly enjoyed it the 2nd time. In a few months, I could probably watch it again.

Watching with a BB virgin makes it even more enjoyable. I see GOT the same way - a lot of fun to watch with someone who hasn't seen it yet. Their reactions make you remember the impact it had on you the first time you viewed it.
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