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Poll: Winter Is Coming - HBO's A Game of Thrones [READ WARNING]

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Hostile_18, Aug 3, 2009.


Who will rule Westeros?

Poll closed May 18, 2019.
  1. Daenerys Targaryen

  2. Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen

  3. Sansa Stark

  4. Arya Stark

  5. Bran Stark

  6. Sam Tarley

  7. Tyrion Lannister

  8. Jamie Lannister

  9. Cersei Lannister

  10. Gendry

  11. Brienne of Tarth

  12. The Night King

  13. Other (please specify)

  1. Somnambulist


    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 9,411

    Location: London

    There's a whole Reddit for that. ;)
  2. Beast888


    Joined: Jan 21, 2019

    Posts: 11

    Does HBO actually work when trying to watch it with a vpn? Because I'm obviously not from America but I'd like to see it live before someone spoils everything and apparently it works but I wonder has anyone tried it here
  3. james.miller


    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 17,401

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    it airs at the same time on sky Atlantic, same as previously. 2am.
  4. Beasty


    Joined: Mar 6, 2009

    Posts: 2,515

    Location: Nottingham

    Usually get a few juicy tidbits after the Premiere, not spoilers per say. I've not found a thing.
  5. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,328

    Location: Rugby

    Finished my watchthrough last night in prep for S8.

    One major standout episode is S6 final episode, when Cersei gets revenge on, well, everyone, the music, the atmosphere, the tension, even knowing what happens I was on the edge of my seat again. Up their in the absolute best moments of GOT.
  6. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 38,528

    In case you haven't seen it, Kit Harrington's SNL opening:

    Incidentally if anyone uses a newsreader app to get a selection of stories from various news outlets, avoid any tabloid papers at the moment, they'll happily stick blatant spoilers in the story headline itself FFS!!!! Like "clip shows X & Y survive event Z" etc...
  7. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,328

    Location: Rugby

    Youtube isn't much better, after Avengers IW they were posting videos with screengrabs of dead characters. This was suggested videos for channels not yet subscribed to. Popular channels as well in the millions of subscribers.

    I fully expect the same kind of asshattery around GOT S8. Basically avoid YT every day until you've watched the latest episode.

    Luckily I don't use social media anymore so don't have to avoid the regular posters who post massive spoilers just to annoy people.
  8. AndyCr15


    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 8,840

    Location: London, UK

    For me, I think it's maybe the first 6 minutes is perhaps the best TV I can remember. Cersei's music playing with it all going on. I seem to recall there is something right at the end with her music playing too... if it's what I think it is. Amazing.

    This in fact, right?
  9. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,328

    Location: Rugby

    Yeah that's it exactly. The music does play again at the end. I think the music stands out as its so against the norm for GOT scores.
  10. Clov!s


    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 16,548


    The music they used is brilliant, it just sets the mood so well.
  11. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,578

    Location: South Yorkshire

  12. jrodga2k5


    Joined: Oct 28, 2005

    Posts: 8,524

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    Sky Atlantic is shown at the same time in the UK as it is on HBO in the US. It's shown at roughly 2am if I remember correctly.

    My Sky box essentially has it downloaded for me getting up so an a Monday I just get up a bit earlier and then stick Game of Thrones on right away, easy enough to avoid spoilers :)
  13. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,253

    Location: Stoke & Saudi

    The GoT YouTube channel has dropped a bunch of interviews with the cast reliving their best memories and all 10+ are great!
  14. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,795

    Location: London

    I actually sent a complaint into the Independent of all newspapers because they were insistent on pushing/advertising their reviews down the right of any page you were on, with damn spoilers in the headline! :mad:
  15. Midlife Crisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 1, 2009

    Posts: 1,470

    The trick will be to stay of the interwebs until the latest episode is watched
  16. Mak3R

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 2,154

    Location: Norn Iron

    Yep that is the key. And hope some loud mouth in work doesn't shout something in the canteen etc
  17. jrodga2k5


    Joined: Oct 28, 2005

    Posts: 8,524

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    My Sky Q box has Game of Thrones automatically scheduled to record at 2am Monday Morning :) Exciting stuff!
  18. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,189

    Location: Royston, Herts

    I've told my boss that I'm working from home every Monday until the series finishes. Not to skive and watch the show on work time but to avoid some muppet blurting out spoilers. A smug "OMG, I'm so sorry but I watched it over breakfast, didn't you?" just doesn't cut it. She laughed and agreed.
  19. Noakesy85


    Joined: Apr 2, 2014

    Posts: 368

    Location: Norwich

    I'll be setting my alarm to get up a bit earlier than usual so ill have time to watch it before getting ready for work :D
  20. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,291

    Rewatching season 7, really looking forward to Sunday night now.

    Has anyone else got the 20th May off work for the finale? No way i could sit through a days work not knowing the ending.