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05-03-2016 05:34 AM
Ponas Donny
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Originally Posted by Floki View Post
I agree with you, unfortunately we will going to have to endure with Ramsay and his disgusting deeds probably for the rest of the season.

 
If rumors are true, "a gift" Smalljon Umber brought to Ramsay from the above S6E3 preview is Rickon Stark. So he will, sadly have a new toy to torture and torment.

Those Karstark and Umber traitors.
 
Could it maybe be Stannis? No confirmation that Brienne killed him and there's been no mention of him in the first two episodes. Could be a big surprise reveal.
05-03-2016 04:46 AM
Jon Snow
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

I agree with you, unfortunately we will going to have to endure with Ramsay and his disgusting deeds probably for the rest of the season.

 
If rumors are true, "a gift" Smalljon Umber brought to Ramsay from the above S6E3 preview is Rickon Stark. So he will, sadly have a new toy to torture and torment.

Those Karstark and Umber traitors.
05-02-2016 07:01 PM
out_here_grindin
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Ramsay by the far the worst and least interesting character in the show. Can't wait for him to die, not because I want to see the character die but because I don't want to watch the character waste anymore screen time.

Liked the episode a lot but as always the Ramsay portions were terrible.
Agree with this. We don't need anymore scenes to show how he is a terrible person. I think we get it now. Now that he has killed a baby (his brother no less) with rabid dogs, there's nothing he can do to bring himself any lower. he has far surpassed Joffrey as most deplorable human in the story but for some reason things were just more when Joffrey did them.
05-02-2016 04:56 PM
selyoink
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Originally Posted by Chris Kuerten View Post
Ramsay GOATing as per usual
Ramsay by the far the worst and least interesting character in the show. Can't wait for him to die, not because I want to see the character die but because I don't want to watch the character waste anymore screen time.

Liked the episode a lot but as always the Ramsay portions were terrible.
05-02-2016 02:19 PM
emotion
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

 
Always that Roose was probably the single most doomed character on the show. No way did Ramsey never become lord.
05-02-2016 01:56 PM
Jon Snow
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

An awesome episode 2. A big

 
Lots of good stuff:
- Max von Sydow.
- Bran, Meera and Hodor are back.
- Flashback with young Ned, Benjen, Hodor and (yes!) Lyanna was awesome.
- Looks on Alister's and Ollie's faces as Wun Wun storms the gates of Castle Black - priceless.
- Bryenne talking to Sansa about Arya.
- Ramsay killing Roose was a complete surprise to me. Karstarks will be backing Ramsay obviously (stupid Robb).
- "That’s what I do. I drink, and I know things." Tyrion and dragons getting friendly. Some fan theories about Tyrion might be true indeed. Tyrion the Dragonraider.
- Greyjoys looking good. Annoying Balon is dead, welcome "I am storm" Euron. Melisandre's magic at work here as well if you forgot. Balon was the last of three kings she cursed with Gendry's blood (Robb, Joffrey and Balon). Kingsmoot with Euron vs Yara (and maybe Theon) will be fun.
- Jon Snow is back earlier than expected. Although I thought Melisandre will fail this first time, but I guess they need to move storylines.
- Last but not least - no Sand Snakes.

Not so good things:
- The episode was longer than the previous one, but still way shorter than 60mins. Stop shortchanging us HBO.
- Faith Militants bore and annoy me and serve no purpose. Just get rid of them together with Sand Snakes. A waste of time.
- Arya was meh. I did not enjoy watching her getting beat up.
- No Daenerys.

And the next week episode looks even more awesome with the Tower of Joy flashback.

05-02-2016 11:50 AM
Chris Kuerten
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Ramsay GOATing as per usual
05-02-2016 11:47 AM
Rychu
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Well, that was NID
05-02-2016 02:44 AM
Hanna-senpai
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Jon

I guess this season will be the big battle between Jon and Ramsay.
05-01-2016 10:48 PM
Jon Snow
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Episode 2 tonight. All I expect from this episode (and all other ones) is not to be shorter than full 60 minutes. No more 45 minute ripoffs. Too much material to cover. Please don't shortchange us, by stealing 5-15 minutes from each episode.
04-30-2016 02:50 PM
selyoink
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You said in your previous post that it was.

Anyway my point is the money is not or should not be the reason or justification for not making more episodes per seasons as some of you were trying to claim.
My previous post was arguing that it would not be as simple to add more episodes as some people were claiming in part due to cost. Ultimately, if the producers of the show asked for a 14 episode season HBO would agree immediately.
04-30-2016 02:43 PM
Jon Snow
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HBO being able to afford it isn't the issue. The people making the show don't want to do anymore than they already are. I'm sure once the series concludes HBO is going to spin off at least one series to keep the Game of Thrones brand around.
You said in your previous post that it was.

Anyway my point is the money is not or should not be the reason or justification for not making more episodes (or at least full proper length episodes, instead 45 minutes hafling they did for the S6 opener) per seasons as some of you were trying to claim.

As for the rest I answered it here:

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Well not so sure about that. Vikings don't have dragons or the wall, but the battle scenes are much more massive and complex. Did you watch that siege of Paris for example? It must have cost a lot. They also film in Ireland, and I think Canada.

At least they could give us full 10 episodes i.e 60+ minutes, not make the season opener mere 45 minutes long. They could have added 15 minutes of Bran, or Tower of Joy flashback for example.

I am afraid they are going to rush through last three "shortened" seasons, instead doing them properly and will make a mediocre show instead of the greatest thing on TV ever. It would be a real shame.
If "showrunners" are "tired" and are trying to cut the corners with the show now, they should not have started the series that they know will be a huge undertaking, only to slack it of at the end and rush to close and wrap it up. Makes no sense to me.
04-30-2016 02:36 PM
selyoink
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Also, HBO can easily afford to have 12 or 16 or even 20 episodes/season. Millions of people (me included) sign up for HBO and pay $16/month only to watch GoT. So the series generate a lots of revenue for HBO.
Say if only 3M *$16 ~ $50M/month i.e per 4 episodes. That is more than $10M per episode from only 3M new subscriptions.
HBO being able to afford it isn't the issue. The people making the show don't want to do anymore than they already are. I'm sure once the series concludes HBO is going to spin off at least one series to keep the Game of Thrones brand around.
04-30-2016 10:25 AM
Jon Snow
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i read the show cost 10M$ a season.

if its true then its one of the most expansive shows ever no?
No way it is only $10M/season. i.e $1M/episode. That is nothing. GoT spend much more.

Here they say it is about 6M/episode, which seems like more reasonable number. And no it is not the most expensive show ever

7 of the Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Made

This being said I don't think Vikings cost much less.

Also, HBO can easily afford to have 12 or 16 or even 20 episodes/season. Millions of people (me included) sign up for HBO and pay $16/month only to watch GoT. So the series generate a lots of revenue for HBO.
Say if only 3M *$16 ~ $50M/month i.e per 4 episodes. That is more than $10M per episode from only 3M new subscriptions.
04-30-2016 10:05 AM
Ace Pounder
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i read the show cost 10M$ a season.

if its true then its one of the most expansive shows ever no?
Doctor Who's current seasons have been around that budget too, comparatively: around 1M $/episode (the Seasons have 12-13 episodes per season and often a Christmas special).
Nothing too out of the oridinary, I believe. Unless they are two of the most expensive to produce...

I think most of Game of Thrones' sets are less expensive because their locations are often cheaper to film in. And Doctor Who is sci-fi/drama, so the special effects are often more evident (even if there are loads in GoT too, of course).


(I'm comparing GoT to DW because the latter is the show I follow the most closely, obviously.)
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