Viewing 40 posts - 41 through 80 (of 197 total)
  • House of the Dragon- GoT prequel
  • neilnevill
    Free Member

    Btw I’m mean tits, bums, and violence and dragons, not tits, bum violence, and dragons. If that’s your thing though… That’s fine.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Watched ep1 last night.

    Tits – check
    Dragons – check
    Mildly subversive feminist-friendly plot points – check

    It was decent enough.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    It was decent, but the interesting thing about GoT was the sheer diversity of interesting characters and actors populating it from the outset, whereas so far we’ve only seen some fairly un-memorable courtiers and princesses. I hope they don’t waste Paddy Considine and Rhys Ifans.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Yeah GoT’s biggest strength for me was it’s really strong characters (apart from Jon Snow and the dragon girl).

    Not seeing anyone to match Cersei so far here.

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    🐲🐉

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    Meh, not a great 2nd episode.

    binners
    Full Member

    Brief dragon sightings, zero tits

    Disappointing

    argee
    Full Member

    It’s only 2 episodes in, but it has jumped 6 months between them and not a lot has happened, never learnt much about the characters in the second episode either, but again, loads of time to develop, it’s got a second series commissioned now as well.

    Also seen Episode 3 teaser, it looks like it jumps another year between episodes!

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Bit of a slow one, and definitely lacking in violence/nudity.

    It’s obviously setting up the classic rivalries, rebellious daughter who hates her father, mild plotting and backstabbing etc etc.

    Oh and the 5 minute long title sequence is back! 😁

    stumpyjon
    Full Member

    All a bit predictable for me, shall probably keep watching but no GoT.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Well, I enjoyed it 😃 They’re in an impossible situation really, trying to follow what was (in its early seasons) undoubtably one of the finest tellyprogs of all time. The fact that it isn’t mostly garbage, like a lot of highly anticipated stuff (Star Wars on Disney, I’m looking at you 😂) is enough for me at the moment. Regarding the pacing, again they can’t win, as a lot of people want them to jump into massive battles/bloodshed right away and are moaning that it’s “slow” – but the original GoT was glacially slow in the first couple seasons, which actually was a really good thing! And then other people are moaning it’s not slow enough! The comparisons with GoT are inevitable, but probably not helpful – hopefully it’ll find it’s own groove shortly. It’s definitely doing enough to scratch the itch at the moment, though.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    but the original GoT was glacially slow in the first couple seasons

    I’m not sure I agree with this – I’m rewatching the first series at the moment, and the sheer variety of characters, locations and action by the third episode is great. By a the end of episode one, you’ve got white walkers, Winterfell, the Starks, the Lannisters (including Tyrion), the king, Joffrey, adultery/incest, Danaerys, Drogo, a kid getting chucked out of a window. By the end of the third you’ve got Kings Landing plus all the devious types/murder mysteries there, the Mountain/Hound/Bronn, action at The Wall and a load of other subplots developing. The pace is pretty intense and big plots are already unfolding.

    Here you have locations you already know – Kings Landing/Dragonstone, various Targaryens, Hightowers etc, a lot of small council chat, some marriage intrigue, perhaps a bit of naval trouble on the horizon, and a mini-Danaerys on a dragon.

    Both Paddy Considine and Rhys Ifans’ characters are decently-drawn and acted, but don’t really grab your attention. All the focus seems to be on the succession dynamic without anything else really going on to fill in the gaps.

    I’m hopeful it will build quickly from here, but it seems a bit one-dimensional to me.

    johnx2
    Free Member

    Here you have locations you already know – Kings Landing/Dragonstone, various Targaryens, Hightowers etc, a lot of small council chat, some marriage intrigue, perhaps a bit of naval trouble on the horizon, and a mini-Danaerys on a dragon.

    and a nasty case of crabs

    ^^^actually that’s horrible. Shall I edit?

    chakaping
    Free Member

    I enjoyed ep2.

    It’s not gonna match GoT in it’s prime, but they’re doing it well for a spin-off IMO.

    Paddy C was particularly good in this one.

    thols2
    Full Member

    ^^^actually that’s horrible. Shall I edit?

    If you have to ask…

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Paddy C was particularly good in this one.

    He’s a fine actor, and hopefully he’ll go full ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ at some point. How can a Targ not have a bit of ultraviolent rage in him?

    mrmonkfinger
    Free Member

    Summary so far:

    Dr Who borrows an egg.

    Did I miss anything?

    thols2
    Full Member

    I’m hoping that Graham McTavish will get in lots of smiting before long. He seems a bit underused so far.

    johnx2
    Free Member

    Dr Who borrows an egg.

    Did I miss anything

    Prince Philip’s hair transplant a considerable success

    tagnut69
    Free Member

    Needs more tits, arse and violence

    Caher
    Full Member

    Well did it, got through all 73 episodes in just under 4 weeks. Lots of early mornings and late nights.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    This week’s ending required some extra suspension of disbelief (yes, I know it’s a fantasy etc but some kind of internal coherence and logic would be appreciated).

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Full Member

    I’m liking it so far – you have to remember it’s focus is quite narrow compared with GoT (mostly the war that tore apart the Targaryens). For now it’s fairly quickly covering the build up to that and introducing the main characters (the time jumps are quite jarring though) but I’m imaging the timeline will slow down and more characters will be introduced and others rounded out as the conflict starts.

    There’s several other GoT series in development, mostly with a narrow focus on certain characters/events so I don’t think we’ll see another 8 season epic like GoT

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    Well did it, got through all 73 episodes in just under 4 weeks. Lots of early mornings and late nights.

    Were you left feeling robbed and disappointed by the last season and final episode 😢

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    Boobs bums and dicks a little something for everyone. Plus Dr Who got a hair cut.

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    I was on tenterhooks all episode…. I was making a cup of tea in the next room before it started and heard the warning ‘ contains scenes of surgery that viewers may find distressing’. I can take the gore of battle but a long drawn out scene when you know what’s coming makes me squirm.

    At the end was vaguely disappointed. Said to wife – where was the surgery? She looked at me like I was from another planet. After a brief explanation, turns out she had it on some 24 hours emergency ambulance channel and had turned over just before and I’d heard the warning to the wrong program. Anyway, it livened up a mainly quite boring episode for me.

    At the risk of straying to DoY territory. For a weeny princess who’s never done it before, she had some good moves. But all the time it had me worried that Sir Todger might be up for some surgery once Paddy found out.

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    She did seem a quick learner…

    markgraylish
    Free Member

    She did seem a quick learner…

    Amazing what you can pick up in a brothel…

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    Amazing what you can pick up in a brothel…

    Coke and hookers 😁

    johnx2
    Free Member

    As sulky teenagers don’t do anything for me for some reason, I found that glacially paced and thoroughly boring. Dr Who’s got a shorter fright wig and it takes a knight about 45 mins to strip for action seem to be the main take aways. Not sure I can be arsed staying with…

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    The “auditions” were entertaining 😃

    mrmonkfinger
    Free Member

    Just “caught up”.

    Is this meandering yawnfest actually going anywhere anytime soon?

    I’m still rating the Day of the Dead series over this.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I found the first episode on YouTube. Only watched about half, it’s not captured me. ☹️

    thols2
    Full Member

    Is this meandering yawnfest actually going anywhere anytime soon?

    Exactly. Every episode should have Graham McTavish lopping off some heads or something just to liven things up. Or the equivalent of Tyrion Lannister getting drunk and being a smart-arse.

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Full Member

    I think it’s the next episode (or possibly the one after) we jump 10+ years and get the ‘adult’ versions of some of the characters, it’s only after that the civil war starts. Personally I’m fine with the pace so far (although I think not being able to binge watch multiple episodes puts more of a focus on an episode when not much happens apart from setting up some future stories). It’s not about sword fights and dragon blasting every episode though, nor was GoT

    thols2
    Full Member

    It’s not about sword fights and dragon blasting every episode though, nor was GoT

    No, but the Lannisters’ bickering was entertaining enough to keep it interesting when there wasn’t any action.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Enjoyed the latest, back to intrigue/conniving that is GoT at its best! Sets it up nicely for it all to kick-off big time next ep!
    Matt Smith not clicking with me at all, though. Is he just not a very good actor? (Not a dr who fan so don’t think I’ve seen him in anything else!) Or could be how they’re using him… what were those ridiculous Jedi robes about. 😂
    Also, apparently, in the books 2 pivotal scenes in this ep were deliberately left ambiguous whereas here they’re way too heavy handed.

    argee
    Full Member

    Was thinking after the last episode, there’s actually no real likeable characters in this one, unlike GoTs, could be a big problem if they want to do multi seasons of this, there’s no real care if any of them were killed off, as the characters are pretty one dimensional, there’s no Tyrion, or Ned Stark, or a Hound/Bronn/etc.

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Full Member

    Matt Smith not clicking with me at all, though

    Same, possibly a bit to do with the character/writing but he’s not very convincing so far – hopefully it improves.

    thols2
    Full Member

    Was thinking after the last episode, there’s actually no real likeable characters in this one

    Yeah, GOT was great when it was the Starks versus the Lannisters. The Lannisters were great villians, terrible people, but you could also have some sympathy with most of them, and their squabbling among themselves was utterly brilliant. HOTF just doesn’t have any characters to compare to that.

Viewing 40 posts - 41 through 80 (of 197 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.