Game of Thrones S08E06 Discussion Thread: Burn them all! (the writing staff) | Our Watch has ended

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  1. robertcop2

    robertcop2 I’ll be back.

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    GRRM would be pretty fucking stupid to follow the show:

    1 - The shows sucked ass in the end. Why redo the same arcs that people hated?
    2 - Less people will buy his book if they know how it will end, no matter if the middle is different
    3 - The show took logical liberties and shortcuts that do not make sense whatsoever. Why go the same route in a to-be-released medium?
    4 - The show has been very different from the books for a long time now
    5 - I don't believe for a second he intends for Bran to be king. It was a huge letdown, and does not subvert expectations in a GRRM way. There are other more surprising and interesting options if he doesn't want the obvious choices.
    6 - Jon Snow and Tyrion are huge fucking characters for GRRM. I don't believe for one second he means to shit on them like dipshit & dumbfuck did.
     
  2. BB in Crazy!!!!

    BB in Crazy!!!! Black Belt

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    Agreed. It made no sense at all on the show, and everyone in the show was just like, cool brah, screw all these guys who have a real following and experience, lets just follow this autistic kid who never ran anything and spent the last few years living with a tree man.
     
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    Ass play.
     
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    I wonder what that voice in the fire said...
     
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  8. BB in Crazy!!!!

    BB in Crazy!!!! Black Belt

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  9. snowbro

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    Sorry man GOT was waaay bigger. Dont see any lost toys and tshirts when i go around
     
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  10. Oeshon

    Oeshon ช่างมันเถอะ

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    Tv in general is bigger now than before. Again, you guys are completely missing the point I'm making. I feel like I'm dropping IQ points everytime I come back into this thread.
     
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  12. Bob Gray

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    TV is bigger, but the shows themselves aren't. Not at the peak. So many different channels, streams, etc. Something like Stranger Things is a smash hit and has legions of fans, but even that doesn't come close to GoTs popularity. GoT is the biggest TV show of all time. It's not even a close race, really. There's bound to be lots of big shows that spawn rabid fanbases in the future. Nothing is going to touch GoT, though.

    Look at The Mandalorian. A goddamn Star Wars tv show that looks awesome. Built in fan base of one of the biggest and most recognized IPs in the world, and a very strong creative talent behind it.

    And you know what? It won't touch GoT.

    I mean to answer your original question, Stranger Things is probably the closest thing you have. It still pales in comparison. That's what people are saying. How many shows can have literally packed bars in every city showing it?
     
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    Communion Out in right field on JJ's Tbol team

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    Fr fr I got GOT bed sheets, piller cases n matching undies to go with my dany blow up doll. She aint flame proof though and neither am I.
     
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  14. snowbro

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    Apparantly we're missing the point. And lost (lol!) is in contention cos it has lots of characters.
     
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    Clippy NVM I'm not back

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    I truly believe GRRM did a test run of a potential ending with the TV show

    He intentionally checked out when the show ran out of source material cause he knew DB and whatever their names were would have to carry the load and botch it and they can get the blame and not him

    GRRM played them hard bro
     
  16. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Out To Lunch

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    Theres the difference being viewing and being a fan of course, probably Star Trek is the closest you'll get but that has always been limited to a certain demographic.

    Besides quality I think timing is an issue as well, GoT starting in 2010 predated the rise of streaming services and the large number of choices they offer which I think helped it build up such a larger fanbase.
     
  17. Bob Gray

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    There's a star trek series on CBS at the moment. I honestly couldn't tell you how popular it is, but it certainly hasn't had a huge cultural impact.

    You're right about when GoT started, but I think that's only part of the story. GoT was unique in that it actually grew season by season. It started out doing ok, but it snowballed until it was a juggernaught, and then only grew after that.
     
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