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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. wolfie138


    Joined: Jun 8, 2013

    Posts: 2,571

    um...show your working for that, as my teachers used to say. you seem to be saying the only people watching/rating Chernobyl are disgruntled GoT fans on some sort of revenge kick. the rest is all your opinion that you're entitled to, but I found the characters very compelling/intereting by the very fact that they were [mostly] real people doing real things that caused real issues. and it's not "invincible" if you're talking about the writing/plotting aspect - it could very easily have been done as a piece of **** ~ for an execrable telling of a real event/tragedy, look what Cameron did for Titanic, as an example.
  2. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,163

    Location: Reading, UK

    Disagree - As a binge-watcher, I hadn't even seen GOT S8 until after I'd gotten into Chernobyl.

    Err... have you seen the internet?
    It's absolutely bursting with criticisms on everything, from how nobody was fat in Soviet society, to how they should not have written a composite character, to how artistic decisions like how the helicopter incident was implemented ****** all over the memory of those people, to how using the wrong rifle to shoot a dog utterly undermines the integrity of the entire series, to how having schoolgirls in the wrong colour of dress exposes the director as a lying scumbag.....
    If that's your idea of immunity, I'll not be trusting this lead apron you gave me for the rooftop...!! :p

    TBH, I don't think they're especially compelling at all... Accounts of those who knew the real people suggest they are not accurate anyway, but at the same time it's about many people as a collective. It's about the bigger picture, rather than the individuals as they come together, which is where GOT differs and is almost the opposite.
  3. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,677

    In respect of the bit in bold, that’s not what I said - read it again :p

    Edit - you know what... I wasn’t very clear! So I’ll let you have that! Please interpret the rest of my post accordingly :)

    I said the hype for Chernobyl is, I believe, in response to GOT (and possibly the lack of any other memorable docudrama in recent times - I can’t think of any).

    Chernobyl was a 5 episode docudrama - it had a defined ending. It would be almost impossible to ruin any ‘long character arcs’ which seems to be the major GOT criticism. It’s not invincible to ALL criticisms - it was still a good show, as I said.

    In fact, here’s what I did say in the Chernobyl thread:

    Hope that clears it up!
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  4. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,999

    Location: Back in Blighty

    Can we nuke this thread yet?
  5. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,163

    Location: Reading, UK

    No can do. Gotta burn it with dragonfire, innit...!

  6. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,999

    Location: Back in Blighty

    Probably already been posted somewhere but...yolo