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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.

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Who will rule Westeros?

Poll closed May 18, 2019.
  1. Daenerys Targaryen

    6.8%
  2. Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen

    30.8%
  3. Sansa Stark

    13.8%
  4. Arya Stark

    8.1%
  5. Bran Stark

    2.1%
  6. Sam Tarley

    3.0%
  7. Tyrion Lannister

    9.8%
  8. Jamie Lannister

    0.8%
  9. Cersei Lannister

    2.1%
  10. Gendry

    10.8%
  11. Brienne of Tarth

    1.3%
  12. The Night King

    4.9%
  13. Other (please specify)

    5.7%
  1. Minusorange

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

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    Winterfell was built by Bran the builder so it is protected by the same magic that was in the wall

    So providing the Night King doesn't use his Zombie Ice Dragon (plot reasons he won't) Winterfell is the best place for them to fight :cool:
     
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  2. ZombieFan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2010

    Posts: 1,026

    Location: Somerset

    They could plan a retreat to Harrenhal (can't remember whose currently occupying it!) which, due to it's size, would be much easier to defend than Winterfell. But unless there is a mass-evacuation south then the WW will have amassed a huge army by then.

    [edit] ignore that then, just read the post above mine about the magical protection :)
     
  3. DrToffnar

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    Joined: Jan 25, 2013

    Posts: 2,925

    I really hope the WW stuff is dealt with within the next 2 episodes. They where always the dullest, tropiest part of the whole narrative imo.
     
  4. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,866

    Location: London

  5. DrToffnar

    Mobster

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  6. Squark

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

    Posts: 11,307

    Location: In Christ

    Harrenhall is far too far south, far easier to defend the Neck/Moat Cailin if it came to that, (still in Westeros terms that's at least a 700 mile journey).
     
  7. Richdog

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 23,589

    Location: Utopia

  8. DampDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2010

    Posts: 2,194

    Location: North Staffs

    It sounds like Cersei's plan is to use her army to mop-up after the battle at Winterfell. It may be that the NK heads straight south and she ends up fighting the battle for the north? As far as I can remember we have only seen one dead walker in the south, the one they took to show Cersei. As such we don't know how well they actually do in the warm? I know the long winters go on for years, but do they extend that far south?

    Have to agree, there were some very dark scenes, my ole 1080p LCD was struggling a bit. Dunno if local dimming helps, like you get on the newer stuff.

    Unfortunately, I heard Kit Harrington joking about filming 55 night shoots in a row, so I suspect we have more dark scenes to come:(
     
  9. Rossi~

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    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 18,570

    Yes.

    Here's the video of what Sophie said: https://twitter.com/___daenerys__/status/1120357738226298880

    Also, not sure about the not being able to act thing, i've only ever seen her play Sansa who (until recently) was mostly a whiny stuck up little girl and she did the part very well.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  10. Irish_Tom

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,040

    +1

    Watching the trailer of episode 3 and I could hardly make anything out.

    With previous dark episodes I've tried adjusting the brightness and contrast but instead of a big dark blur, I just get a big light blur…

    I half-joked to my wife that we needed a new TV so that we could watch it properly but the suggestion didn't go down too well. :D
     
  11. Bubo

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Scun'orp

    Still think they are going to chop Bran's arm off and leave it somewhere as a trap, since it is the bit with the NK mark. Jamie gave it a knowing look when he showed it in the meeting.

    Although I do also subscribe to the NK making a beeline to Kings Landing theory, rather than being at the battle at Winterfell. My guess is it will take 2 episodes to resolve that battle, with midpoint being Winterfell being brought to the brink of defeat, and the last half hour of the second episode being some last stand in the godswood where the White Walkers are dispatched somehow, and all the wights in reasonable proximity drop. Then someone will pipe up "But, where is the Night King? I would have thought he would have turned up". Cut to Kings Landing where NK begins laying waste to the Golden Company etc, on his dragon. Then back to Winterfell where everyone who is still alive and can fit on a couple of dragons will dash down for a final one on one in the last episode.
     
  12. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: London

    Ha. I know. I'm a heathen. I just don't want to be in a world where everyone acts and sounds like Cardi B :(

    Also, I've not seen any problems with dark scenes (although I didn't watch the ep3 trailer) *pats trusty Panasonic plasma*
     
  13. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Think I’ll have to watch in a very dark room with my backlight up a bit.
     
  14. viathinair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2009

    Posts: 2,054

    Location: Englishman in the states.

    Pussy being slangfully pronounced that way goes back 30+ years, e.g. I remember it in one of the Def Jam-related films in the 80s (altho I watched them in the early 00s...). However, Sophie was clearly saying it somewhat tongue-in-cheekly IMO.
     
  15. rubberduck

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 8, 2004

    Posts: 3,736

    At least OLED owners are in for a treat next episode with the fantastic black levels that their TVs can reproduce and they like to go on about at every opportunity.
     
  16. Minusorange

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    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

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    heh I was thinking maybe there was something up with my youtube when I watched the trailer glad to know I'm not the only one who thought it was way way way too dark to see anything
     
  17. sunn

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 25, 2007

    Posts: 69

    Wondering if any of the known dead (in the north obv) will make a appearance during the upcoming battle, thinking Stannis, Hodor and Summer, i dont recall anyone going back to burn them.
     
  18. Random Guy Esq.

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    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 2,143

    Hodor is possible I guess. I doubt many established actors would be willing to come back for a fleeting bit part as a zombie though.
     
  19. Scrutinize

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,284

    Ned Stark. The opportunity for Sean Bean to die twice in one series is too good to pass up.
     
  20. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Sorry to be pedantic, but that wasn’t a walker they showed Cersei, it was a wight.

    A walker would have really scared the crap out of her. They all look about 7ft tall and as menacing as it comes.