Spoilers Game of Thrones: The Final Season

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  1. The Scrooge Doctor

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    You aren't the first person to suggest that idea in this thread. :D
     
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  2. Gavin70

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    That's the danger of being several thousand posts behind other people in watching shows :lol:
     
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  3. Forbin

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    Nice 2 hour behind-the-scenes special last night, almost entirely from the points of view of the crew.
     
  4. The Scrooge Doctor

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    Yeah, I'm planning to watch it this afternoon. I was too tired last night.
     
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    Watched it last night. Really took you behind the scenes of the ‘others’, whom are equally important to the production but don’t end up in the spotlight. Highly recommended for a peek into the crazy complex world of television production.
     
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    So basically, Veep in King's Landing. I like it. :)
     
  7. The Scrooge Doctor

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    Except this group aren't flaming assholes or idiots. :p
     
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    Just finished watching the documentary. That was a fantastic watch and it really helps viewers appreciate the incredible amount of work that's put into every aspect of the show, from the set production and special effects to the extras and the stuntmen to the make-up and wigs to the wardrobe and the props, and everything else in between.

    I particularly love how the film focused on a certain group of people and detailed their experiences throughout the eighth season. I definitely teared up when the make-up woman and her husband reunited with their young daughter after the 55-day night shot, who in turn got a chance to cameo in the final scene! :D

    I don't know if it was real or CGI, but I really want that tapestry they showed during the opening titles. That would be wonderful to put out on display in a living room. I also really want that mug that said "With great beard comes great responsibility." :D

    Regardless of your feelings about the final season and the finale in particular, I think we all can agree that the extensive production work that was put into this series is some of the finest work every put on screen, television or film.
     
  9. Forbin

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    Kit's shocked reaction to the table reading of Dani's death was interesting. has he not been on the internet? :lol:
     
  10. The Scrooge Doctor

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    Clearly not. Her death by his hand was the most predictable death on the show. :lol:
     
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    Although not called out on the show, it seems to me that Jon Snow is an incarnation of Azor Ahai and he defeats the darkness that is Daenerys. The Night King and his followers are a mere sideshow.
     
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    I think that's grossly overstating the issue. Killing Daenerys is just the Scouring of the Shire clean up.

    Azor Ahai has to kill his wife to bring light ot the world, though.
     
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    I expect the final books will shed some light on the issue of the prophesy. I won't be reading them though as I don't care.
     
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  16. HugeLobes

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    I doubt anyone will be reading them. Late to the party on this board, but I think the lack of books is the real problem here. Didn’t like the final season, but I think GRRM should take as much blame as D&D.
     
  17. The Scrooge Doctor

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    Considering there are so many differences in many of the storylines and character trajectories, whether certain characters are even alive in relation to the cut-off point, and outright whole plotlines absent from the show, that there is more than enough new and fresh content to attract a large audience.
     
  18. HugeLobes

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    I just doubt they’ll ever be finished!
     
  19. EnderAKH

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    I agree, the man is 70, not in the best shape (no judgement, neither am I), and it will have taken around 10 years to get book 6 out if/when it ever releases. The time between books has grown each time, so I have my doubts the last book will be finished (at least by him).
     
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  20. HugeLobes

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    I honestly feel quite sorry for D&D. Yes, the show made some missteps, but GRRM was speaking about getting the final books out pretty fast back when season one aired, so they'd have been well within their rights to expect at least The Winds of Winter and a good chunk of the next to be finished around the time they started running out of material.

    Instead of refining and reworking the story for TV (which they did exceptionally well over the first four seasons), they were forced to bring everything to a conclusion in the relatively short gap between seasons. That's a big ask.
     
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