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Originally Posted by garrett adams View Post

i agree, plus the occasional early views offered ondemand do not count as having been aired.

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post #902 of 4691
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

If it hasn't aired on television, it's a spoiler!

So let me get this straight. If we're watching "The Walking Dead" and someone posts something from an interview with Kirkland, talking about last week's episode and why they did something a certain way, that's a spoiler?
post #903 of 4691
This whole spoiler thing is stupid.. is it THAT hard to AVOID the thread until you watch it? There have been periods where I'm weeks behind. I'll avoid the thread, catch up, then look at the thread... Problem solved.
post #904 of 4691
No spoilers - it's the rules. And for this show, there's a whole other thread to say anything you want about the show because there are no spoiler rules. So it's not like this thread is keeping anybody silenced.

Somebody mentioned discussing items mentioned in things besides the show episode. Just remember the "spirit" of the spoiler rule. You can't discuss things that have not happened yet wrt being aired Sunday nights on HBO. And if you are not sure, don't bring it up here.

larry
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Originally Posted by vipfreak View Post

this whole spoiler thing is stupid.. Is it that hard to avoid the thread until you watch it? There have been periods where i'm weeks behind. I'll avoid the thread, catch up, then look at the thread... Problem solved.

+2.6
post #906 of 4691
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

If you don't like the characters on Thrones then you'll find nothing here because you are not interested in what they do. But if you like those other HBO shows then you should know what to expect, because the only real differentiator is the setting. And for me, that's a huge plus point. It's an interesting world filled with interesting characters.

I've mentioned this before - I was spoiled by more action-oriented medieval tales like LotR and Legend of the Seeker. I was expecting more from this show than a lot of political maneuvering, so it's probably my fault for having the wrong expectations and for not having read the books. It's not so much the characters as it is the mindset that I have about the period based on all that's gone before.

I'm not asking for big battle scenes every other episode, but I would like to see them do more than talk about what they're going to do or who they're going to ally with or backstab every week. For example, at the end of last season a big battle was clearly brewing and I was looking forward to some sort of outcome. Then, expecting this at start of S2, we instead get more gathering of allies. WTF? Same with the Night Watch and the Wall - big expectations as they rode north at end of S1, very little happening as a result so far in S2. And then one of the most interesting sidelines with Daenerys is almost nowhere to be found after that cool dragon ending last season. I'm sure that folks who know the story will explain all this away, but to me it's just more of the same.

I thought Deadwood was outstanding btw, haven't seen the other shows you mentioned.
post #907 of 4691
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

No spoilers - it's the rules. And for this show, there's a whole other thread to say anything you want about the show because there are no spoiler rules. So it's not like this thread is keeping anybody silenced.

Somebody mentioned discussing items mentioned in things besides the show episode. Just remember the "spirit" of the spoiler rule. You can't discuss things that have not happened yet wrt being aired Sunday nights on HBO. And if you are not sure, don't bring it up here.

larry

Makes sense to me. I've never understood why people whine so much about the no-spoiler rule in this thread. Do they really have such minimal self control? And if they do, is it THAT hard for them to just go to the other thread, where they can spoil all they want? Really?
post #908 of 4691
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

I've mentioned this before - I was spoiled by more action-oriented medieval tales like LotR and Legend of the Seeker. I was expecting more from this show than a lot of political maneuvering, so it's probably my fault for having the wrong expectations and for not having read the books. It's not so much the characters as it is the mindset that I have about the period based on all that's gone before.

I'm not asking for big battle scenes every other episode, but I would like to see them do more than talk about what they're going to do or who they're going to ally with or backstab every week. For example, at the end of last season a big battle was clearly brewing and I was looking forward to some sort of outcome. Then, expecting this at start of S2, we instead get more gathering of allies. WTF? Same with the Night Watch and the Wall - big expectations as they rode north at end of S1, very little happening as a result so far in S2. And then one of the most interesting sidelines with Daenerys is almost nowhere to be found after that cool dragon ending last season. I'm sure that folks who know the story will explain all this away, but to me it's just more of the same.

I thought Deadwood was outstanding btw, haven't seen the other shows you mentioned.

movie budget?
post #909 of 4691
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Originally Posted by RobertR View Post

Makes sense to me. I've never understood why people whine so much about the no-spoiler rule in this thread. Do they really have such minimal self control? And if they do, is it THAT hard for them to just go to the other thread, where they can spoil all they want? Really?

Exactly .. and clearly noted on the thread title ..

and to slowbiscuit .. while Season 2 I agree did not start off with a BANG .. we are early in it, so expect some action forthcoming .. many of us enjoy the drama / alliances / twists / backstabbing / sidestories .. GOT is really not an action based story .. thus the title "GAME of Thrones" ..
post #910 of 4691
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

thus the title "GAME of Thrones" ..

GAME means Call of Duty and Zombies and Wizzzzzzards!
post #911 of 4691
Parcheesi
post #912 of 4691
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

...we are early in it, so expect some action forthcoming

Sounds like a spoiler to me.
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Originally Posted by alpha21 View Post

Parcheesi

Yahtzee!!
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This ep had another we are family moment to add to the list.

Renly who is snogging+ Loras is married to Loras' sister Margaery & evidently a very accomodating Margy doesnt seem to mind having a party with both of them.
post #915 of 4691
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

I've mentioned this before - I was spoiled by more action-oriented medieval tales like LotR and Legend of the Seeker. I was expecting more from this show than a lot of political maneuvering, so it's probably my fault for having the wrong expectations and for not having read the books. It's not so much the characters as it is the mindset that I have about the period based on all that's gone before.

I'm not asking for big battle scenes every other episode, but I would like to see them do more than talk about what they're going to do or who they're going to ally with or backstab every week. For example, at the end of last season a big battle was clearly brewing and I was looking forward to some sort of outcome. Then, expecting this at start of S2, we instead get more gathering of allies. WTF? Same with the Night Watch and the Wall - big expectations as they rode north at end of S1, very little happening as a result so far in S2. And then one of the most interesting sidelines with Daenerys is almost nowhere to be found after that cool dragon ending last season. I'm sure that folks who know the story will explain all this away, but to me it's just more of the same.

I thought Deadwood was outstanding btw, haven't seen the other shows you mentioned.

I'm not familiar with Legend of the Seeker, but I'm a big LotR fan. While there are epic battle scenes in the movies, there is a lot of talking and scheming as well. The same goes for Deadwood and most other HBO dramas. There are story arcs that span entire seasons with little skirmishes that build toward a confrontation at the end. I can understand that that might not be everybody's cup of tea, but for those people, I would suggest that they might enjoy feature length movies more.
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Speaking for myself, I find the character development, fantastic dialog, and political machinations on GoT to be fascinating, with or without any more gore and sex. I cannot fathom what I am missing in terms of "action". LoTR bores me to deep slumber, and I find shows like Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, House (a past guilty pleasure), etc. to be absolutely fascinating for the same reason.
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

This whole spoiler thing is stupid.. is it THAT hard to AVOID the thread until you watch it? There have been periods where I'm weeks behind. I'll avoid the thread, catch up, then look at the thread... Problem solved.

You're comparing apples to oranges. Of course you shouldn't read the thread if you haven't seen the latest episodes-you can expect them to be talked about. Its not the same thing as being told things from future episodes that you had no clue someone was going to reveal.
post #918 of 4691
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

This whole spoiler thing is stupid.. is it THAT hard to AVOID the thread until you watch it? There have been periods where I'm weeks behind. I'll avoid the thread, catch up, then look at the thread... Problem solved.

Is it THAT hard to actually read something fully before you post about it? The scenario you laid out there is not the one that was being discussed.
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

I've mentioned this before - I was spoiled by more action-oriented medieval tales like LotR and Legend of the Seeker. I was expecting more from this show than a lot of political maneuvering, so it's probably my fault for having the wrong expectations and for not having read the books. It's not so much the characters as it is the mindset that I have about the period based on all that's gone before.

I'm not asking for big battle scenes every other episode, but I would like to see them do more than talk about what they're going to do or who they're going to ally with or backstab every week. For example, at the end of last season a big battle was clearly brewing and I was looking forward to some sort of outcome. Then, expecting this at start of S2, we instead get more gathering of allies. WTF? Same with the Night Watch and the Wall - big expectations as they rode north at end of S1, very little happening as a result so far in S2. And then one of the most interesting sidelines with Daenerys is almost nowhere to be found after that cool dragon ending last season. I'm sure that folks who know the story will explain all this away, but to me it's just more of the same.

I thought Deadwood was outstanding btw, haven't seen the other shows you mentioned.

I suspect that you would be very frustrated with Rome then. Very similar in character development and political maneuverings and then the big battles happened off camera (probably for budgetary reasons). Great show but I think you'd be frustrated.

The second season also suffered from them fast forwarding through about 4 seasons worth of material because they new they weren't being renewed about 1/2 way through the season.
post #920 of 4691
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

This ep had another we are family moment to add to the list.

Renly who is snogging+ Loras is married to Loras' sister Margaery & evidently a very accomodating Margy doesnt seem to mind having a party with both of them.

Can you say "beard"?
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Originally Posted by John dhein View Post

Can you say "beard"?

Spocks beard is way better.....always liked those time travel/alternate universe story.

Like Capt. Janeway said:
"Ever since my first day on the job as a Starfleet Captian, I swore I'd never let myself get caught in one of these Godforsaken paradoxes.
The past is the future, the future is the past, it all gives me a headache."

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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

So let me get this straight. If we're watching "The Walking Dead" and someone posts something from an interview with Kirkland, talking about last week's episode and why they did something a certain way, that's a spoiler?

If you're discussing the previous week's episode, it wouldn't be a spoiler.
post #923 of 4691
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

This whole spoiler thing is stupid.. is it THAT hard to AVOID the thread until you watch it? There have been periods where I'm weeks behind. I'll avoid the thread, catch up, then look at the thread... Problem solved.

That's a good idea for any show thread. Even this thread allows any discussion of a show the minute it airs.

The only reason for a separate thread in this case is because none of the material is new. When a show is based on a book, or it is a show that aired elsewhere previous to airing in the US - not separating the spoiler/non-spoiler threads results in half (or more) of the thread concealed in spoiler tags with two separate conversations going on.
post #924 of 4691
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post


If you're discussing the previous week's episode, it wouldn't be a spoiler.

Tell that to the people who object to discussing background material on the series as a whole that has been posted by HBO. There's nothing in any of that material that spoils future episodes, or anything else.
post #925 of 4691
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Tell that to the people who object to discussing background material on the series as a whole that has been posted by HBO. There's nothing in any of that material that spoils future episodes, or anything else.

Seconded. Previews of the following week's episode, on the other hand, drive me up the wall when they spoil a bit too much, and people discuss the previews in the context of current week's episode.
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

Seconded. Previews of the following week's episode, on the other hand, drive me up the wall when they spoil a bit too much, and people discuss the previews in the context of current week's episode.

Anything that's been shown on the HBO channel is fair game. If you choose to not watch the previews, fine. But others are still free to discuss without spoiler tags.
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Originally Posted by adpayne View Post

Anything that's been shown on the HBO channel is fair game. If you choose to not watch the previews, fine. But others are still free to discuss without spoiler tags.

yep, just don't read the thread until you've seen the most recent show.
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Originally Posted by ss9001 View Post

no less than Rush-bo is one
and Bill is a whole lot funnier

Now that is funny.
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This last episode was was crazy
post #930 of 4691
So it appears magic is making a comeback!

I'm not sure what was more astonishing, what happened at the end or the effects team that made her look so convincingly pregnant.
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