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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 4:41 pm

Hikohadon wrote:They're up there to get fucked up.


Story of the Browns existence.

I know what's going to happen. The Wildlings are going to attack and Dany is going to save the Night's Watch with her dragons that use their fire to melt the wall and bring about a united happiness kingdom of the north. She marries Jon Snow too.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby comish » Tue May 08, 2012 7:54 pm

LOL

Funny thing is that the last (book) installment of this series has yet to be finished.....your synopsis may not be as far off the mark as you think....or maybe you know ;)

They are taking liberties with the books, but so far very good ones. Absolutely CAN'T WAIT to see the Stanis onslaught on King's Landing.

The kid playing Joffrey IS doing a fabulous job...makes me wanna go into school and assign 50 pages of long division....to just the boys.

HBO once again has aired a series that makes me look forward to Sunday Nights.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:57 pm

The open in the last South Park episode where the teacher had covered the entire blackboard and was trying to sort out the fucking stupidity that is the 5000 characters and kingdoms in this show was one of the funniest things they have done in awhile.

This show is intolerably big, if you don't full out geek out and obsess over it you simply can't even follow the ridiculousness.

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 8:10 pm

^^^You're like a stray dog that pisses and shits in whatever corner of the Internet it happens to find itself in at any given moment, while never seeming to run out of urine.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 8:12 pm

comish wrote:LOL

Funny thing is that the last (book) installment of this series has yet to be finished.....your synopsis may not be as far off the mark as you think....or maybe you know ;)

They are taking liberties with the books, but so far very good ones. Absolutely CAN'T WAIT to see the Stanis onslaught on King's Landing.

The kid playing Joffrey IS doing a fabulous job...makes me wanna go into school and assign 50 pages of long division....to just the boys.

HBO once again has aired a series that makes me look forward to Sunday Nights.


I pulled that out of my ass.

I haven't read a single page of the books and have no idea what they're going to do.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby comish » Tue May 08, 2012 8:14 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:The open in the last South Park episode where the teacher had covered the entire blackboard and was trying to sort out the fucking stupidity that is the 5000 characters and kingdoms in this show was one of the funniest things they have done in awhile.

This show is intolerably big, if you don't full out geek out and obsess over it you simply can't even follow the ridiculousness.

Kudos to SP for making fun of all of you.


Good stuff....just watched it thanks to you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ur8dwmqY3g

It is hard to follow at times...even if you read the books

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 8:15 pm

motherscratcher wrote:^^^You're like a stray dog that pisses and shits in whatever corner of the Internet it happens to find itself in at any given moment, while never seeming to run out of urine.


His keyboard probably smells like fermented grapes.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby FUDU » Tue May 08, 2012 8:18 pm

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:32 pm

I can't figure out this fucking model for work, thus I am stuck and it is due to Citi in the morning so why not take my frustration out on the Game of Throwns Geekdom.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I can't figure out this fucking model for work, thus I am stuck and it is due to Citi in the morning so why not take my frustration out on the Game of Throwns Geekdom.


Fair enough.

It is most definitely a geekdom. But damn if it isn't one of the most entertaining ones I've come across in a while. It's a short list of shows I really look forward to but this is definitely one.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 8:37 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I can't figure out this fucking model for work, thus I am stuck and it is due to Citi in the morning so why not take my frustration out on the Game of Throwns Geekdom.


Why not pick up a hobby? Model trains, stamp collecting, or painting might be things you would like.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:42 pm

Why would I take hobby advice from someone that enjoys a stupid mythology based show that allows them to obsess of WHO WINS THE THROWN OUT OF THE 9,000 ELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS!!!!!
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby comish » Tue May 08, 2012 8:43 pm

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e0y2e3 wrote:I can't figure out this fucking model for work, thus I am stuck and it is due to Citi in the morning so why not take my frustration out on the Game of Throwns Geekdom.


Why not pick up a hobby? Model trains, stamp collecting, or painting might be things you would like.


Apparently it would have to be a hobby with limited moving parts, and clear direction..

Paint By Numbers might work :salute:
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 8:47 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Why would I take hobby advice from someone that enjoys a stupid mythology based show that allows them to obsess of WHO WINS THE THROWN OUT OF THE 9,000 ELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS!!!!!


There's only like 7 contestants or something.

Plus, there are dragons.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 8:49 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Why would I take hobby advice from someone that enjoys a stupid mythology based show that allows them to obsess of WHO WINS THE THROWN OUT OF THE 9,000 ELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS!!!!!


Is that a question?

And obviously posting with other fans = obsession.

You need a hobby, that'll keep you occupied so you're not prancing around here acting like a dildo.

Model Trains would be good for you. You can have little trees, towns, and you get to wear a cool hat.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 8:59 pm

<--- has always liked model trains.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Good. You can give him helpful tips about building little houses and trees.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 pm

hobbies are for dicks, I have a real job.

Dicks like dentists need hobbies.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Tue May 08, 2012 10:35 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Why would I take hobby advice from someone that enjoys a stupid mythology based show that allows them to obsess of WHO WINS THE THROWN OUT OF THE 9,000 ELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS!!!!!



As opposed to the show where Don Draper CAN'T DECIDE WHAT HE WANTS IN LIFE??



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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:36 pm

Character development and actual history >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "WHO WILL BE KING AND WHO FUCKS THEIR DAUGHTERS!!!!"
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Tue May 08, 2012 10:41 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Character development and actual history >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "WHO WILL BE KING AND WHO FUCKS THEIR DAUGHTERS!!!!"




Hey don't get me wrong, I like both shows; they both have their respective strong points and I can easily see how it would be hard to get into either. You want to hold up character development, just wait for the story arcs of Tyrion and Jamie. Meaning, for those who haven't read the books, next season will be 10x more epic than this season (if they can fit all of the 3rd book into one season).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 pm

Honestly, that is the problem with this show, there are so many fucking characters and they are trying to tell so many stories at the same time outside of cool deaths and boobs the story telling is like watching someone with tourets try to read Shakespeare.

And literally, you need to take notes or read the books to keep kingdom 756 separate from kingdom 2,456. Every single week you have to work to remember all the damn assholes.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:44 pm

(also, I haven't watch Veep or Girls yet, but both are getting amazing reviews universally)
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Tue May 08, 2012 10:50 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Honestly, that is the problem with this show, there are so many fucking characters and they are trying to tell so many stories at the same time outside of cool deaths and boobs the story telling is like watching someone with tourets try to read Shakespeare.



That's been the problem with adapting the lengthy books. There is nothing of the Rob storyline in the books since he's not a POV character but without Ned Stark, there has to be some semblance of good for the audience to care about. Jamie is a POV character but since he's captive, doesn't have any chapters til later. Once Catelyn leaves, everything else about Rob is hearsay.


And the storylines and Kings will be condensed. Quickly. The challenge will be keeping up the action/plot development during the seasons that take place for the 4th and from what I've heard, 5th books.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Tue May 08, 2012 10:53 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:(also, I haven't watch Veep or Girls yet, but both are getting amazing reviews universally)



I'm a heterosexual male, but Girls is great. Veep has serious potential but right now, it just isn't that funny. I love all the people involved (Tony Hale and Matt Walsh especially) but I don't find myself laughing very much.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 09, 2012 12:19 am

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e0y2e3 wrote:Why would I take hobby advice from someone that enjoys a stupid mythology based show that allows them to obsess of WHO WINS THE THROWN OUT OF THE 9,000 ELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS!!!!!



As opposed to the show where Don Draper CAN'T DECIDE WHAT HE WANTS IN LIFE??



We all have our tastes.



Don't hate.


Don Draper is one of the least interesting characters in the history of TV. I wish he met The Hound in a dark alley. I would watch Fad Men if that happened.

The names are hard to remember, but the characters themselves are easy. Dude that's helping Arya, no idea what his name is, but I know he's cool.

And I think there are good characters for the audience to like. The Stark offspring are cool so far. But they may not stay that way and that's fine.

It's the best and most entertaining show around.

Veep is ok, I like JLD, she's funny and still hot, but the show's humor is like Casey Kotchman.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 09, 2012 12:31 am

e0y2e3 wrote:hobbies are for dicks, I have a real job.

Dicks like dentists need hobbies.


Dicks ARE your hobby.

Mother actually helps people. He provides a real service. So if he wants to sit in his basement and watch trains go around a tiny town, good for him.

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 am

e0y2e3 wrote:The open in the last South Park episode where the teacher had covered the entire blackboard and was trying to sort out the fucking stupidity that is the 5000 characters and kingdoms in this show was one of the funniest things they have done in awhile.

This show is intolerably big, if you don't full out geek out and obsess over it you simply can't even follow the ridiculousness.

Kudos to SP for making fun of all of you.


Gotta love judgement from someone who still watches South Park.

You doth protest too much. Either you grew up a huge dork or you are a huge dork (or both) to be so touchy on the matter.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:15 am

No, I am just a TV and literature snob that gets annoyed when the stupid masses take some decent and proclaim it the greatest thing ever.

Game of Throwns is the TV version of The Dark Knight or Avatar.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Ziner » Wed May 09, 2012 10:19 am

e0y2e3 wrote:No, I am just a hipster that gets annoyed when the stupid masses take some decent and proclaim it the greatest thing ever.


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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:25 am

I watch the show with my fiance. I've read the books, she hasn't. Everytime something that seems like it could be confusing happens, I ask her if she knows what's going on, and she always does. She gets it just fine, and isn't a "geek" who has read the books, rewatches episodes or anything like that.

The show isn't really THAT complicated. I mean, it's more complicated than South Park, but it's really not that bad if you pay a reasonable amount of attention.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:44 pm

If you threw a picture up of 50 characters in the show and asked her to name them off I would be shocked if she hit more than 25.

Makes following dialogue a bit pointless.

And hell, in this very thread you have fans asking WTF they are doing in the North. Sure you can follow the general "what you are seeing now" on the TV, but building a picture of this entire jumbled mess in your head that is clear and makes sense is damn near impossible.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed May 09, 2012 1:53 pm

But that's part of what makes it so rewarding when it does come together. And so far it always has.

E0y is right. There are a ton of characters and it can be hard to follow or always comprehend what is happening. It's not EASY to follow. It does take some effort.

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 2:10 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:No, I am just a TV and literature snob that gets annoyed when the stupid masses take some decent and proclaim it the greatest thing ever.


Sometimes I think you actually believe the stupid shit you say.

No one proclaimed it the greatest thing ever, but one would assume that a thread about said show would be populated with people that are actually watching it (for one reason or the other). If you're not interested in the topic, stay out. Not sure what makes you think that anyone who IS interested in the topic gives a fuck what you think.

Would it enhance your NBA threads if I popped in every week to tell you how much the NBA sucks and how fucking retarded you have to be to give a shit about it? There are too many teams with too many players - it's hard to follow what's going on. As a sports snob, I get annoyed when the stupid masses take something plastic and proclaim it an event worth watching. I'm not sure how you can get through the day without my enlightened viewpoint.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:12 pm

Difference, Game of Throwns is paraded around as some incredible TV achievement, just like The Dark Knight was movie wise.

It gets old hearing about how freaking amazing it is, when in fact, it is pretty meh+
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Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 2:15 pm

gotribe31 wrote:I watch the show with my fiance. I've read the books, she hasn't. Everytime something that seems like it could be confusing happens, I ask her if she knows what's going on, and she always does. She gets it just fine, and isn't a "geek" who has read the books, rewatches episodes or anything like that.

The show isn't really THAT complicated. I mean, it's more complicated than South Park, but it's really not that bad if you pay a reasonable amount of attention.


Same situation with my wife, but she clearly isn't a enough of a TV/literature snob to be properly confused.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 2:18 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Difference, Game of Throwns is paraded around as some incredible TV achievement, just like The Dark Knight was movie wise.

It gets old hearing about how freaking amazing it is, when in fact, it is pretty meh+


Where is it that you have been hearing about how freaking amazing it is so much that it's gotten old?
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:30 pm

Uhm, pretty much everywhere.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 2:47 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Uhm, pretty much everywhere.


I apparently don't get out as much as you. The only people that I've ever discussed this show with are in this thread. And if I were sick of hearing about it in this thread, there would be a very simple solution.

I'm glad to hear that people "everywhere" are trumpeting the show as "freaking amazing" since I really want it to get through Season 4 (Book 3). They can go ahead and cancel it after that, if they must.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 3:14 pm

You really are disconnected Hiko. The show is killing it for HBO, even with ridiculous costs. It was already renewed for season 3 on April 10th.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 09, 2012 3:17 pm

And it'll be renewed in 2013 and 2014.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 3:19 pm

Yup. It's the defacto Monday Morning Watercooler TV show now along with Mad Men (which doesn't pull nearly as many eyes as Game of Throwns.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby cozmeesah » Wed May 09, 2012 3:21 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Difference, Game of Throwns is paraded around as some incredible TV achievement, just like The Dark Knight was movie wise.

It gets old hearing about how freaking amazing it is, when in fact, it is pretty meh+


Well see, that's where these things called OPINIONS come into play. You find it "meh," good for you. Others find it much better than "meh." Good for them.

Different strokes for different folks and all that clichéd jazz.

When it comes down to opinions, especially on the quality level of a vehicle of entertainment, no one is "right" and no one is "wrong." So none of us have any business telling someone else that they are stupid for liking or not liking a movie/book/TV show/video game/song, etc.

You're tired of hearing about it, simple solution ... DON'T GO INTO A THREAD ABOUT IT.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 09, 2012 3:26 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Yup. It's the defacto Monday Morning Watercooler TV show now along with Mad Men (which doesn't pull nearly as many eyes as Game of Throwns.


In a way that's kind of surprising. It seems everyone (except like me and 2 other people) likes Mad Men and it's on basic cable.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 5:00 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:You really are disconnected Hiko. The show is killing it for HBO, even with ridiculous costs. It was already renewed for season 3 on April 10th.


Which doesn't necessarily translate to people everywhere talking about it. I think NCIS is supposed to be a highly rated show and I've never watched nor had a conversation with anyone about it in my life. It seems to me that Mad Men gets a lot more general discussion than GoT, and that's a show that is basically plotless (although I like it OK).

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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 5:10 pm

A big problem with discussing the ratings of any CBS show is the fact that the audience is old as dirt.

Game of Throwns is pulling the key 18-40 demo and crushing it.

Mad Men set a new record with 3.5MM viewers for the season premier, whereas GoT is averaging roughly 3.75MM on original air, not even factoring in On Demand and reruns, which matter a ton to HBO since they don't live off of Ad Revenue like AMC.

I guess maybe you're just getting old so the people around you don't discuss GoT.... heh.

And no comeez, there is no arguing that Game of Throwns, articistically is nothing special TV wise. Fun, enjoyable, all that jazz, you can have whatever opinion you want, but it is from a purely art standpoint pretty effin meh.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed May 09, 2012 5:40 pm

Yes. There is no arguing the fact that is art. No one can have an opinion on art. Art is fact and fact is truth.

Enough already. Here are the facts; you don't like it that much. It's more complicated than South Park. Other people like it more than you do.

Everything else is subjective. If you don't like it, don't watch. But I really don't see why you're riding in here on your high horse telling everyone else that their opinion is wrong, your's is right because you're the king hipster or whatever.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed May 09, 2012 5:43 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I guess maybe you're just getting old so the people around you don't discuss GoT.... heh.


Working from home doesn't help, I'm sure. But, yes, I am getting dangerously close to no longer being in their key demographic.

Like I said, just want the show to do well enough to get through the end of the 3rd book (which is the best, imho - tons of shit goes down, about half the characters bite it). Which doesn't look to be a problem at this point.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed May 09, 2012 5:46 pm

Yeah, you have no worries there. Trueblood was the last cash cow HBO hit like this and Alan Ball managed to run the entire audience off in two/three years. HBO is going to ride this puppy out, especially since they just lost $35MM on Luck once PETA made them cancel season 2.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 09, 2012 5:47 pm

Is True Blood done?

Lord I hope so, that shit went down like a North Korean missile.
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