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Game of Thrones 1995-style...




From AdWeek, How Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones Would Have Looked Circa 1995
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The show really needs to add Ted Raimi to the cast now
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Originally Posted by skullboy0 View Post

I picked up a bottle from a local Chicago-area chain (Binny's) last night.


I came to post this tongue.gif
I don't watch the show, but I'm a beer connoisseur and found that beer today. I would have bought it but the price-to-ABV wasn't good. If I'm buying an expensive single, I'd like the ABV to be high so I can get a little drunk. I think the ABV was like 6.9% ABV or something, not that much.

Good posting. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the beer. Ommegang is a great brewery biggrin.gif
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Soon...




Edited by keenan - 3/17/13 at 3:09pm
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

I came to post this tongue.gif
I don't watch the show, but I'm a beer connoisseur and found that beer today. I would have bought it but the price-to-ABV wasn't good. If I'm buying an expensive single, I'd like the ABV to be high so I can get a little drunk. I think the ABV was like 6.9% ABV or something, not that much.

Good posting. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the beer. Ommegang is a great brewery biggrin.gif
Regardless of ABV, if you drink enough beer, you will get hosed.
Trust me here....tongue.gif

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Soon...
Oh man, I can hardly wait....cool.gif
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Looks like several new characters, and the dragons look like they've grown a bit!
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Dragons grow quickly. Well known fact.
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Good posting. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the beer. Ommegang is a great brewery biggrin.gif

Thanks, I'm saving it for the premiere. Got any suggestions for another Ommegang beer I should try? The store I got this bottle from had a few different styles from Ommegang out on the shelves (this was stored in the back, don't know if they're enforcing per customer limits or just hadn't put it out yet), wasn't sure what I should pick up.

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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

Dragons grow quickly. Well known fact.

To borrow a phrase that I don't remember where I first heard it, dragons grow at the speed of plot. The dragons grow at a rate so they are as large as the plot needs them to be at that time.
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In preparation for Season 3 I have been rewatching Season 2 of Game of Thrones. I have now watched the first 4 episodes again and have been reminded that the show is even richer and more textured than I had remembered. I love little Arya, she is intrepid and as dangerous as a rattlesnake. I also enjoy Joffrey, although I hate the brutal, cowardly, and stupid little s**t.smile.gif Cersei also engages my attention. She loves her kids but has worse judgment than a cockroach. Finally, the charismatic, funny, and brilliant little Imp, Tyrion, continues to be favorite. Just when I think nobody can match Littlefinger or Varys for sly cunning, Tyrion outdoes them both. Bring on Season 3!
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Originally Posted by skullboy0 View Post

The dragons grow at a rate so they are as large as the plot needs them to be at that time.

Sounds Like Martin Logic
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

In preparation for Season 3 I have been rewatching Season 2 of Game of Thrones. I have now watched the first 4 episodes again and have been reminded that the show is even richer and more textured than I had remembered. I love little Arya, she is intrepid and as dangerous as a rattlesnake. I also enjoy Joffrey, although I hate the brutal, cowardly, and stupid little s**t.smile.gif Cersei also engages my attention. She loves her kids but has worse judgment than a cockroach. Finally, the charismatic, funny, and brilliant little Imp, Tyrion, continues to be favorite. Just when I think nobody can match Littlefinger or Varys for sly cunning, Tyrion outdoes them both. Bring on Season 3!

I love Arya's character and her journey. I get frustrated when it's such a small part of the books. I've been through with book 4 for a while now, and my resistance to the digital price of the kindle 5th book is whittling away, now that the show is nearing. I know the price will not drop as long as this show is popular, and probably not until there's another book. I'm guessing I should just cave and get it. I've heard things about where the story goes after book 4 . I look forward to seeing these things, hopefully, in more seasons of this show.

The hound was another of my favorites. I can't remember how far the show progressed his story, but I believe he still has some big parts to play in the new season. My mind is a jumble right now trying to remember where the show ended the story and how it relates to the books.
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

I love Arya's character and her journey. I get frustrated when it's such a small part of the books. I've been through with book 4 for a while now, and my resistance to the digital price of the kindle 5th book is whittling away, now that the show is nearing. I know the price will not drop as long as this show is popular, and probably not until there's another book. I'm guessing I should just cave and get it. I've heard things about where the story goes after book 4 . I look forward to seeing these things, hopefully, in more seasons of this show.

The hound was another of my favorites. I can't remember how far the show progressed his story, but I believe he still has some big parts to play in the new season. My mind is a jumble right now trying to remember where the show ended the story and how it relates to the books.

And I'm glad your mind is a jumble. This is a no book discussion thread along with no spoilers. There is a spoiler thread if you'd like to discuss book related things...
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Just a reminder folks we want to be VERY careful about what is discussed in this thread ;-) biggrin.gif There is a thread where it is the "wild wild west" as far as book discussion goes. I try not to discuss future plots even if they are foggy. (Since I havent read beyond book 2 I cant really give any insight about future vents anyways).......I know things can get slippery and would rather not have something spoiled for those who are trying to keep vigin of book talk outside of generalities......


BTW I cant wait for the season to start! While I liked thesong by MS MR, the use of Daft Punk IMo was a mistak and they should ahve stuck with the same song for the previews.......
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

I came to post this tongue.gif
I don't watch the show, but I'm a beer connoisseur and found that beer today. I would have bought it but the price-to-ABV wasn't good. If I'm buying an expensive single, I'd like the ABV to be high so I can get a little drunk. I think the ABV was like 6.9% ABV or something, not that much.

Good posting. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the beer. Ommegang is a great brewery biggrin.gif


6.9 is on the higer side of average I believe, most generics are in the 5% range......I just had myself a 13% this past weekend and yes, less is more with that type of beer ;-) :-D
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Regardless of ABV, if you drink enough beer, you will get hosed.
Trust me here....tongue.gif
Oh man, I can hardly wait....cool.gif

Isnt that why kids drink icehouse in college? If you drink a case of them they will sure hit ya sooner or later ;-)

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Originally Posted by skullboy0 View Post

Thanks, I'm saving it for the premiere. Got any suggestions for another Ommegang beer I should try? The store I got this bottle from had a few different styles from Ommegang out on the shelves (this was stored in the back, don't know if they're enforcing per customer limits or just hadn't put it out yet), wasn't sure what I should pick up.
To borrow a phrase that I don't remember where I first heard it, dragons grow at the speed of plot. The dragons grow at a rate so they are as large as the plot needs them to be at that time.

THankfully they ahve been setting up the "Dragon Rules" early in this show and seem to be sticking to them for the most part, which is rare in TV land.....It will be interesting to see where things are taken and to actually read the book to see what differes and what is the same.......Ill say this again, if you like the show youll like the books, while there are are few changes, nothing major was really done and for once a show is not dragged down by its source where major deviations are needed.....Thats as far as ill go with that however.....
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A question about how HBO presents Game of Thrones. Is each episode shown straight through or are their breaks in it for commercials (shudder) or HBO promos?

As you can tell, I don't have HBO. Here it's part of a "premium" package. I'm going to call Comcast and hopefully see if they have any specials for just HBO. If not, then it's wait until the BD next March.
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

The hound was another of my favorites. I can't remember how far the show progressed his story, but I believe he still has some big parts to play in the new season. My mind is a jumble right now trying to remember where the show ended the story and how it relates to the books.

Yeah, trying to keep straight what in the books has already been revealed or changed in the TV show and what has not becomes a muddle. I've just about given up on trying to keep it all straight. Although I have read all of the first four A Song of Ice and Fire. novels twice and Book 5 once, I plan to reread Books 4 and 5 just as soon as Season 3 of Game of Thrones ends. Now, I am hoping George R.R. Martin gets around to publishing Book 6 in my lifetime.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by OldCodger73 View Post

A question about how HBO presents Game of Thrones. Is each episode shown straight through or are their breaks in it for commercials (shudder) or HBO promos?

As you can tell, I don't have HBO. Here it's part of a "premium" package. I'm going to call Comcast and hopefully see if they have any specials for just HBO. If not, then it's wait until the BD next March.

commercial free
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Originally Posted by OldCodger73 View Post

A question about how HBO presents Game of Thrones. Is each episode shown straight through or are their breaks in it for commercials (shudder) or HBO promos?

As you can tell, I don't have HBO. Here it's part of a "premium" package. I'm going to call Comcast and hopefully see if they have any specials for just HBO. If not, then it's wait until the BD next March.

I use my daughter's HBO Go account to watch the series and it's an uninterrupted 55 minutes or whatever the run time is for that specific episode. I would imagine it's the same for first aired episodes.
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All premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz) shows are presented commercial and interruption free without snipes........Commercials are for "basic" cable and network TV.....The only promos youll see are before and after the show.......I think Starz may snipe here and there for thier shows, but as far as i know HBO abnd Showtime have not fallen to this level...
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Starz definitely did when I watched the Pillars of the Earth min-series. I thought Showtime did too peridiocally. HBO is clean fortunately.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Yeah, trying to keep straight what in the books has already been revealed or changed in the TV show and what has not becomes a muddle. I've just about given up on trying to keep it all straight. Although I have read all of the first four A Song of Ice and Fire. novels twice and Book 5 once, I plan to reread Books 4 and 5 just as soon as Season 3 of Game of Thrones ends. Now, I am hoping George R.R. Martin gets around to publishing Book 6 in my lifetime.smile.gif

Maybe start in the middle of book 3 after season 3 ends. Somewhere in the middle of book 3 is where season 3 wil end. Season 4 will be the last half of book 3.
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Maybe start in the middle of book 3 after season 3 ends. Somewhere in the middle of book 3 is where season 3 wil end. Season 4 will be the last half of book 3.

Thanks for reminding me! I had forgotten that all of Book 3 wouldn't be covered in season 3 of Game of Thrones. Now that you've reminded me, I'll reread Books 3, 4, and 5. It will give me something to do while waiting for season 4 of the show.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

All premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz) shows are presented commercial and interruption free without snipes........Commercials are for "basic" cable and network TV.....The only promos youll see are before and after the show.......I think Starz may snipe here and there for thier shows, but as far as i know HBO abnd Showtime have not fallen to this level...

Showtime have most definitely fallen to that level! It's the reason I cancelled after the first season of Dexter. They were the first premium channel to do it.

Whether they still do that or not I can't say, but they lost me as a subscriber.
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Remember when frasier went "snipe hunting"....that was a good 1.
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Showtime have most definitely fallen to that level! It's the reason I cancelled after the first season of Dexter. They were the first premium channel to do it.

Whether they still do that or not I can't say, but they lost me as a subscriber.

I watch Showtime alot (especially movies and some of the series as well) and I haven't seen any ads during the programming. The last time I recall seeing any was prior to the 2nd season premier of THE BORGIAS. That doesn't mean that it NEVER happens, but I can't recall any in a while. Maybe they stopped. One thing I do know about Showtime over the years that is different than other channels (besides showing movies OAR) is that they actually do listen to their subscribers. While channels like HBO or STARZ couldn't care less.
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I think Starz may snipe here and there for thier shows, but as far as i know HBO abnd Showtime have not fallen to this level...
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Remember when frasier went "snipe hunting"....that was a good 1.


OK, what does snipe mean in terms of this conversation of commercials and premium channels?
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OK, what does snipe mean in terms of this conversation of commercials and premium channels?

OK you know when youre watching a show on Network or cable, then all of a sudden in the corner or at the bottom of the TV you get this sometimes animated add for another show on the same channel? That is a Snipe. commercial breaks never happen on premium channels during a show or movie.....


As far as Showtime I havent seen a snipe in a long time on 1st run shows, not sure on re runs.......
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Showtime have most definitely fallen to that level! It's the reason I cancelled after the first season of Dexter. They were the first premium channel to do it.

Whether they still do that or not I can't say, but they lost me as a subscriber.

As a Showtime subscriber / 1st season Dexter viewer / .. not defending Showtime, but I don't recall them ever running any ..
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

OK you know when youre watching a show on Network or cable, then all of a sudden in the corner or at the bottom of the TV you get this sometimes animated add for another show on the same channel? That is a Snipe. commercial breaks never happen on premium channels during a show or movie.....


oh so you mean tbs.

well my favorite time of the tv season is about to begin.

we'll have both vikings and got to watch on sunday nights!
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