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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. elmuzzy66.


    Joined: Aug 24, 2006

    Posts: 10,045

    Location: Gibraltar

    Add Fringe to the list
  2. Minusorange


    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 3,641

    Penny Dreadful
  3. SPG


    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 5,231

    Utopia (although it left you wanting more)
  4. Marsman


    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,664

    Me too. I guess it's one of those endings that some will think was a decent conclusion, others, maybe not so much.

    No idea about Lost, as it never appealed to me. I certainly agree with X-Files though; that was a really unsatisfying ending to season 9, which is what I'm assuming is being referring to. I guess that wasn't a complete surprise though, given how average the seasons 8 and 9 were.

    As for LotR - A friend of mine thinks Return of the King is the best of them; but then, he's not really a fan of fantasy so much; more a fan of stuff with action and big battles..

    As someone has already mentioned, Fringe had a good ending.
  5. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 11,530

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Fringe? We didnt even get to the end after S2 or 3 it was so bad we never finished it. :p
  6. HeX


    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,648

    Location: Huddersfield, UK







  7. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,354

    Location: Rugby

    Fringe has an utterly terrible final season and ending, I like to pretend it ends at S4.
  8. Greboth


    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,468

    Location: Land of make believe

    Does 4400 count? Technically it was cancelled rather than concluded but still I like how they wrapped it up.

    The only ones I can think of that I wasn't disappointed by the endings were shows that were always a bit meh. Maybe that is where GoT falls apart (as well as the other shows mentioned like Fringe, X Files etc.) - we know it can be so good and so we have the expectation of it being that good right until the end. Maybe expectations excel what reality could ever be. The show is great, moves on to brilliant, moves on to amazing and we expect the amazing, expect the spectacular which just can't be lived up to.

    As for GoT, I'm still enjoying it - character development is fast (faster than it should be) and the show has lost some of it's nuances that made it truely special but I'm still enjoying it. The fact we're only one episode away form it all being over and it is still open to who will be on the throne come the final credits excites me to want to watch the final episode.
  9. rubberduck


    Joined: Feb 8, 2004

    Posts: 3,705

    Rewatched S1 to S7 recently, S1 very good but S2 onwards was quite boring and then Robb's campaign really dragged on.... Bran north of the wall also boring as was lots of people spending ages traveling places together. Nights watch stuff ok but Stanis just rocking up to defeat the Wildlings as bad as stuff people are QQing about in S8. Ramsay plot lines just a bit horror porn like Hostel etc. Danny stuff just a big time sink to wait to get her to Westeros with army which was so obviously going to happen the entire narrative of her journey pointless.... I could go on but I think people somehow view earlier Seasons much more favourably than than they should based on the hyper criticality of S8.
  10. Bigpig


    Joined: Oct 12, 2006

    Posts: 4,952

    Location: Portadown

    This type of writing is getting old. What about a little Hope?
  11. AndyCr15


    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 8,858

    Location: London, UK

    It was only a year or so back I watched them all again and I would disagree. Yes, the pace was slower, that's one of the comments on the last two seasons, how the pace changed, but the writing and story are amazing. So much better a second time through too. For me he first 4 seasons are incredible.
  12. ZG002


    Joined: Jul 22, 2004

    Posts: 10,163

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    It the writing etc has always been **** why on earth is it so popular?.....
  13. wolfie138

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 8, 2013

    Posts: 2,487

    Which one was Hope?
  14. Tombstone


    Joined: Aug 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,117

    Who knows, why are the 50 shades of grey books so popular , despite being terribly written. In fact, imo Harry Potter is terribly written yet one of the best selling ever, same could actually be said of Star Wars which if you think about it - is pretty poorly acted and written. Why was It Follows so popular when I thought it was dire. Sadly, as with all things in life (books, music, tv/film) being commonly popular is not necessarily a sign of quality (and vice versa)
  15. Bigpig


    Joined: Oct 12, 2006

    Posts: 4,952

    Location: Portadown

    There is none. That's the problem. John probably going to self sacrifice to save the day.

    Just glad the Hound went out in style.
  16. ChrisD.


    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 22,539

    To be honest I've always thought GoT is massively over-rated.
  17. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,521

    Location: Welling, London

    True, look at One Direction.
  18. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 29,381

    A better question would be: if the writing has always been crap, why on earth are the other seasons so highly rated but season 8 isn't?
  19. FrankJH


    Joined: Jun 6, 2005

    Posts: 22,169

    Id forgetten how ****** awful the last series of Fringe was (after a fantastic 4 seasons)

    The Welsh open coal "mine" collapsed in on itself? :)

    I have fond memories of it to be fair but last time I watched an episode it looked truelly awful
  20. Tombstone


    Joined: Aug 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,117

    Oh yes...in terms of aesthetics it does look horrendous now, but then it is heading toward 50 years old :)