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Nice read. Thanks.
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Greenwald is a very funny fellow. Recently he wrote a highly entertaining but mostly negative piece about The Walking Dead. Although I am a Walking Dead fan, I thought the piece was funny, so posted a link to the Walking Dead thread. Although, I made clear that I had posted it without endorsement and for what it was worth, several Walking Dead fans who are far more ardent than I took umbrage at my having posted a a link to such a negative commentary in the first place. That's all right, though. What would we do at AVS without controversy?smile.gif
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I dont mind posting "negaive" articles, I mean there has to be a counterpoint sometimes........Its when someone continues week after week to say how much they hate x show that it becomes tiresome.....Not everyone is going to like every show, but sometimes I feel people like the punishment or the "trouble" caused by going in and jsut saying how much they hate everything wink.gif.
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

I dont mind posting "negaive" articles, I mean there has to be a counterpoint sometimes........Its when someone continues week after week to say how much they hate x show that it becomes tiresome.....Not everyone is going to like every show, but sometimes I feel people like the punishment or the "trouble" caused by going in and jsut saying how much they hate everything wink.gif.

I'm pretty much on board with what you are saying .. I figure we all have our opinions and they are just that, opinions .. what floats one boat does not always float another ..

My beef is threads that degrade into a slam fest, especially some of the Sci Fi related material .. that get picked apart like a vulture attacking a carcass ..

I think what bugs me is the fact that the critics continue to come back making me wonder why the heck they even watch the show at all .. rolleyes.gif
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Greenwald is a very funny fellow. Recently he wrote a highly entertaining but mostly negative piece about The Walking Dead. Although I am a Walking Dead fan, I thought the piece was funny, so posted a link to the Walking Dead thread. Although, I made clear that I had posted it without endorsement and for what it was worth, several Walking Dead fans who are far more ardent than I took umbrage at my having posted a a link to such a negative commentary in the first place. That's all right, though. What would we do at AVS without controversy?smile.gif


I can't help but think I am one of the people you mention.

I did not like this guy's article about the walking dead. But I have no issue with you posting it. My annoyance was focused on this writer. It felt to me like he was being negative, just for the sake of being negative.
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The wait is finally over! going to be a good ngiht of TV tonight TWD finale and the premiere of GoT!
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The wait is finally over! going to be a good ngiht of TV tonight TWD finale and the premiere of GoT!

Yes indeed
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Greenwald is a very funny fellow. Recently he wrote a highly entertaining but mostly negative piece about The Walking Dead. Although I am a Walking Dead fan, I thought the piece was funny, so posted a link to the Walking Dead thread. Although, I made clear that I had posted it without endorsement and for what it was worth, several Walking Dead fans who are far more ardent than I took umbrage at my having posted a a link to such a negative commentary in the first place. That's all right, though. What would we do at AVS without controversy?smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

I dont mind posting "negaive" articles, I mean there has to be a counterpoint sometimes........Its when someone continues week after week to say how much they hate x show that it becomes tiresome.....Not everyone is going to like every show, but sometimes I feel people like the punishment or the "trouble" caused by going in and jsut saying how much they hate everything wink.gif.

I agree that the haters who come back to a thread week after week only to bash the show being discussed are pure trolls. I would think all AVS members would avoid doing such things out of self respect. But then, what do I know about what motivates trolls?

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I can't help but think I am one of the people you mention.

I did not like this guy's article about the walking dead. But I have no issue with you posting it. My annoyance was focused on this writer. It felt to me like he was being negative, just for the sake of being negative.

I have no recollection who the posters were who responded to my posting of Greenwald's piece about The Walking Dead. In any event, I agree that Greenwald, funny as he is, can be hard to take when he takes a position I profoundly disagree with.
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I agree that the haters who come back to a thread week after week only to bash the show being discussed are pure trolls. I would think all AVS members would avoid doing such things out of self respect. But then, what do I know about what motivates trolls?
I have no recollection who the posters were who responded to my posting of Greenwald's piece about The Walking Dead. In any event, I agree that Greenwald, funny as he is, can be hard to take when he takes a position I profoundly disagree with.

The problem I have is the same one I have with a lot of blogs...The whole point seems to be to show how smart and witty the writer is, at the expense of any insightful comment on the show. Takes the focus off the subject matter and puts it on the writer. Greenwald is mildly amusing but he doesn't add much to the discussion imo.
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I'm pretty much on board with what you are saying .. I figure we all have our opinions and they are just that, opinions .. what floats one boat does not always float another ..

My beef is threads that degrade into a slam fest, especially some of the Sci Fi related material .. that get picked apart like a vulture attacking a carcass ..

I think what bugs me is the fact that the critics continue to come back making me wonder why the heck they even watch the show at all .. rolleyes.gif
True.

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The problem I have is the same one I have with a lot of blogs...The whole point seems to be to show how smart and witty the writer is, at the expense of any insightful comment on the show. Takes the focus off the subject matter and puts it on the writer. Greenwald is mildly amusing but he doesn't add much to the discussion imo.
Hey!
I resemble that remark!biggrin.gif
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How soon after a first run episode is shown does it appear on HBO Go? I've been using my daughter's account for GoT and, like the rest of you, am anxiously awaiting the new season (I also just finished Book 2).
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Usually right after or sometime during the airing of the 1st episode on the East Coast.....
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^^^^^^
I can't remember exactly, I haven't really had a need to find out, but I'm pretty sure it is very quick, maybe even the same time. We'll find out, won't we. smile.gif
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According to the HBO web site: "Yes, new episodes are available simultaneously as they premiere on HBO and Cinemax." If you have the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the HBO Go app is available in the Kindle App Store for your Kindle.
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According to the HBO web site: "Yes, new episodes are available simultaneously as they premiere on HBO and Cinemax." If you have the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the HBO Go app is available in the Kindle App Store for your Kindle.

I do have a Kindle Fire (not the HD) and have installed the HBO Go app. Works pretty good. However, I'd much rather watch it on my laptop than on a 7" screen, the sound is better too.
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Whoo Hoo! I just watched epi 1 on HBO Go. I'm anxious to start Book 3 cause I have a few questions but I think I've figured out what's what.
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I do have a Kindle Fire (not the HD) and have installed the HBO Go app. Works pretty good. However, I'd much rather watch it on my laptop than on a 7" screen, the sound is better too.

I have been using HBO Go and mirroring via an Apple TV to a 60 inch Pioneer display to watch HBO stuff that I didn't record on my TiVo and I love it. The audio is 5.1 and the PQ of the video is very nearly HD quality. HBO Go is top of the line where streaming is concerned.

On to the new season, though. Just finished watching the Season 3 premier and loved it. As always, the show was an example of, impressive production values, great storytelling, and crackling dialog. There was just too much in the premiere to address serially in this post but those of you who haven't watched it yet should do so quickly. Great stuff!
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^^^^ agreed. I failed to mention that I too mirror via AppleTV2 to our FP, but yours is bigger biggrin.gif PQ was excellent with only 1 buffering stop about mid-way thru which only lasted about 3-5 seconds. AQ was excellent as well.
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I was a bit confused by the scene with Rob Stark at Winterfell. Why were they blaming Jamie Lannister for the slaughter there? Wasn't it Greyjoy and his crew that did all of that? Can someone refresh my memory here?
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I was a bit confused by the scene with Rob Stark at Winterfell. Why were they blaming Jamie Lannister for the slaughter there? Wasn't it Greyjoy and his crew that did all of that? Can someone refresh my memory here?

Rob didn't know that. Theon decided of his own accord to take Winterfell to prove a point. He was never ordered to.

I wasn't even sure it was Winterfell. It looked very different when they walked in. Even with the damage.
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I don't think that was Winterfell. I believe it was the Fort Tywin was at while Arya and the Braavosi guy, I don't remember his name, were having their scenes. I think it was Harrenhal. But I was not certain during that scene.
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I don't think that was Winterfell. I believe it was the Fort Tywin was at while Arya and the Braavosi guy, I don't remember his name, were having their scenes. I think it was Harrenhal. But I was not certain during that scene.
I thought it was Harrenhal also, not Winterfell.

As usual, some great dialog between Tyrion and his sister and father, some of the best scenes in the episode.
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It would have to be Harrenhal, because of the introduction of that survivor. I don't remember him in last season though. But I know he was in Harrenhal based on other sources I cannot mention, of course!


I was hoping for another character in the Selmy scene, but I guess we won't see him on the TV show. Among other things I was hoping to see during her inspection of the Unsullied. But I guess I'm jumping the gun, should be next week's show.
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I thought it was Harrenhal also, not Winterfell.

As usual, some great dialog between Tyrion and his sister and father, some of the best scenes in the episode.

You are correct, It was Harranhal NOT Winterfell....Remember last season Rob had one of his men send (his son? (cant remember the relation) and gather a few hundred men to retake the castle while Rob and his army moved on.......No need ot base it on other osurces the proof was already given.......Also, Harranhal has the spires that are distinct, Winterfel is more of the "traditional" castle build with not as many spires and its spires were still in tact.....

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It would have to be Harrenhal, because of the introduction of that survivor. I don't remember him in last season though. But I know he was in Harrenhal based on other sources I cannot mention, of course!

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Please be careful as this is a no book discussion thread wink.gif Things that havent happend dont get discussed, there is another thread where all of book related talk can happen wink.gif .......I dont like to be a spoilerphob but rather catch it early as things can get out of hand easily....Ive removed the section of the quote that is realted to your wishes related to the story just to be safe.......Generalizations are OK IMO (ie yes the book follows the story closely) but when we start getting into specific scense and things that havent happened yet I would think its a no no.......
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

I was a bit confused by the scene with Rob Stark at Winterfell. Why were they blaming Jamie Lannister for the slaughter there? Wasn't it Greyjoy and his crew that did all of that? Can someone refresh my memory here?

It wasnt Jasmie either it was Tywin (the father) Jamie as far as they know (there has been no news besides knowing Catlyn released him) is still on his way back to Kings Landing.....
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Ah, so it was Harrenhal. That's where Jaquen helped Arya escape from last season, right? So he was the one who killed all those people then? Why do they think it was Jamie though? And why do they all take such offense to the deaths that occurred there ("The debt will be repayed," and such)?
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I have been using HBO Go and mirroring via an Apple TV to a 60 inch Pioneer display to watch HBO stuff that I didn't record on my TiVo and I love it. The audio is 5.1 and the PQ of the video is very nearly HD quality. HBO Go is top of the line where streaming is concerned.

On to the new season, though. Just finished watching the Season 3 premier and loved it. As always, the show was an example of, impressive production values, great storytelling, and crackling dialog. There was just too much in the premiere to address serially in this post but those of you who haven't watched it yet should do so quickly. Great stuff!


I agree, I was a little tempered from the reviews I had read\heard but the 1st episode was as good as I thought it would be, when it ended Isaid out loud I know you cant end it there) and thus marks one of the many reasons I love this show, I am wrapped into the story and the characters to a point where I lose track of time and when the end comes it seems that ir does too quickly......

As usual lots of set up in the premiere and I have a feeling that since this is just the begining of the 1st half of the 2 part season we may have emore setup episodes coming as we get mroe characters and need to know their place and some of why they are there......Interesting to see Ghost with the Night Watch instead of close to Jon,So much information is thrown at you I am going to watch again to get a better grip of everything although I really didnt ahve a problem following what was going on.....
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

Ah, so it was Harrenhal. That's where Jaquen helped Arya escape from last season, right? So he was the one who killed all those people then? Why do they think it was Jamie though? And why do they all take such offense to the deaths that occurred there ("The debt will be repayed," and such)?

I dont remember them saying Jamie did it. BUTTTTT there are a few things happening, Robs men are still upset becasue Catlyn released Jamie and has yet to face any real punishment. Also then Men that you see in the castle are all Northmen (Robs men)..The debt to be repaid is twofold, one for the dath of the fellow northmen and 2 for the release of Jamie who had killed the son of one of Robs bannermen.....and yes that is where Arya was held with Jaquen....


EDIT: I thinkt he conversation about Jamie confused you when they were in harrenhal....

The Mountain was at Harrenhal and his forces were the ones who killed the men in the castle....

The older bannermen had both of his sons killed by Jamie Lannister and wanted Jamie dead, but Rob forbade it as Jamie was\is a powerful barganing chip....
The Debt will be repaid was for the men lost in the battle when he says and for your sons, he means that when\if they catch Jamie the debt will be repaid in blood.....
Jaquen is out of the story (at least for now)..
Edited by Ph8te - 3/31/13 at 10:00pm
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I dont remember them saying Jamie did it. BUTTTTT there are a few things happening, Robs men are still upset becasue Catlyn released Jamie and has yet to face any real punishment. Also then Men that you see in the castle are all Northmen (Robs men)..The debt to be repaid is twofold, one for the dath of the fellow northmen and 2 for the release of Jamie who had killed the son of one of Robs bannermen.....and yes that is where Arya was held with Jaquen....

Ohh, okay. Thanks. And the reason I thought that they thought that Jamie did it was because of that one dude (I'm bad with names) saying "They rot in the ground while their killer runs free," while the other guy responds with "The Kingslayer won't be free for long."
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Ohh, okay. Thanks. And the reason I thought that they thought that Jamie did it was because of that one dude (I'm bad with names) saying "They rot in the ground while their killer runs free," while the other guy responds with "The Kingslayer won't be free for long."

They were jsut referring to Catelyn freeing Jamie and having men that are trackig him down wink.gif .....That scene was taking care of two things that had happened and may be worth a 2nd watch smile.gif
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