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1 month ago
Stickied postModerator of r/HBOGameofThrones

Important Edit: I've decided, for the sake of those who couldn't begin in the time frame I've set up that I'll let this session continue for at least another week, maybe two depending upon participation.

Ladies, gentlemen, and smismars, without further ado, I present to you the first of sixteen Community ReWatch Discussion Megathreads! The next thread will be posted on Monday June 4th, so get watching!


Regarding Timing, AKA, Why Now?

I intended to start this many weeks ago, but I've come to believe that nearer to the middle of the year is a better place to start. Each thread will cover half of a season, so as to allow for more discussion time, and to not make anyone feel the need to cram too many episodes into a session/sessions. Such a structure will see the final thread happening on September 10th 2018, leaving us an additional 30 weeks before the currently estimated Season 8 premiere date of April 2019. During this 30 week period we will reconvene to decide upon when (if at all depending upon the popularity of the idea) the Round Two ReWatch will begin, in which we will definitely be cramming episodes at a rate influenced by the final, set-in-stone Season 8 premiere date.


Where to Watch?

I'd like to begin this section by reminding everyone that discussion of Piracy and sharing of links to illegal content are prohibited on this Sub and will result in a ban.

  • DvD/BluRay purchases are available from Amazon, where you can find the individual season sets or save a large amount on the Season 1 - 7 Box Set at $109. This is so large a savings because the individual sets can range up to $40!

  • Digital purchases are also available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • HBOGO is HBO's current direct-to-consumer streaming service and sets the standard for cost at $14.99 per month.

  • If you are a Hulu user, you can add HBO to your package for only $4.99 for the first six months before your price goes up to the normal $14.99 per month.

  • If you are an Amazon Prime user, you can add the HBO channel to your Prime streaming service for $14.99 per month.

  • If you do your streaming on PlayStation Vue you can add HBO to your package for an additional $15 per month.

  • If you are a Sling TV user you can add the HBO channel to your package for an additional $15 per month.


This Week's Episodes

Please keep discussion limited to relevant episodes so as not to spoil any potential newcomers to the show! Thank you.


General WikiPedia Blurb Regarding the Series, For New Fans

The first season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 17, 2011, at 9.00 pm in the U.S., and concluded on June 19, 2011. It consists of ten episodes, each of approximately 55 minutes. The series is based on A Game of Thrones, the first novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. HBO had ordered a television pilot in November 2008; filming began the following year. However, it was deemed unsatisfactory and later reshot with some roles being recast. In March 2010, HBO ordered the first season, which began filming in July 2010, primarily in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with additional filming in Malta.

The story takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros, with one storyline occurring on another continent to the east known as Essos. Like the novel, the season initially focuses on the family of nobleman Eddard Stark, who is asked to become chief advisor to his king and longtime friend, Robert Baratheon. Ned must find out who killed the previous Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, while trying to protect his family from their rivals the Lannisters. He uncovers the dark secrets about the Lannisters that his predecessor died trying to expose. Meanwhile, in Essos, the exiled Viserys Targaryen, son of the former king, believes he still has the rightful claim to the throne.

Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley and Iain Glen. Newer actors were cast as the younger generation of characters, such as Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Critics praised the show's production values and cast, with specific accolades for Dinklage's portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. The first season won two of the thirteen Emmy Awards for which it was nominated, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Dinklage) and Outstanding Main Title Design. It also received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Bean and Emilia Clarke also received individual accolades, as did Ramin Djawadi for music. U.S. viewership rose by approximately 33% over the course of the season, from 2.2 million to over 3 million by the finale.

Blurb Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_(season_1).


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POST MEMES AND HUMORPOSTS HERE --> The Fool's Corner II <-- **Our Megathread for Silly Content.

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My wife is interested in touring the filming sites as part or all of a trip. I am looking for ideas and advice. Has anyone here done this? Places to see or avoid?

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Not sure if it will dip down any lower but can't ask for more than crystal clear quality

https://twitter.com/dealdendirect/status/1019693024375377920

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Maybe I am reading into it too much after seeing the youtube videos and realising that the houses are exaggerations of different parts of humanities characteristics but it got me thinking, is the whole game of thrones series representing the power struggle between different parts of us? (eg. long-term mindedness vs ego mindedness: Tyrells vs Lannisters)

I got a feeling the white walkers could be representing adversity such as war or recession and only certain parts of our human psyche can give a shit about it cause they are more 'closer' to the threat. ('strenght in adversity' was strongest in us when we hit hard times; in other words our inner 'Stark' characteristics)

The throne can represent what parts of us are in control (anger, ego).

Just thoughts on how George could have structured the whole outlook of westoros being just a played out mind game.

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Is it?

im more of an action/Science Fiction fan myself, but i thought i might try this out.

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Posted by
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1 month ago
Moderator of r/HBOGameofThrones

The previous humor megathread has been archived. Welcome to the new home for Silly Content on /r/HBOGameofThrones.

Hello ladies and germs! Have ye a great gif that may make us gaff? A meme that should make us laugh? Or a video that's worth a chuckle and a half? Post about it here, for all to be clear, and it shall not be removed, lest the masses be so moved.

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June 23 near Huntly in Scotland - looks like at Rose's family home?

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After the family gets "broken up" Eddard becoming the hand. Some of the family stay at Winterfell and some go to Kings Landing. Arya and Sansa are there for every blood family member's death. Red wedding Arya knew what happened and was in the vicinity. I know it's not complete, but do I have something here? Could anyone help add or make it a complete thought?

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Hello there!

I had this idea and asked a pretty talented dancer to help me make it. We are proud of the result. Tell us what you think :)

FYI: It was all recorded in Portugal, Viana do Castelo at an abandoned convent "São Francisco do Monte".

Video: https://youtu.be/SPW0DmTpP-8

:)

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Would anyone here happen to own one of the official replicas of Longclaw from Valyriansteel.com? And maybe be willing to answer a few questions and take a few measurements?

I'm going to be trying my hand at making my own replica here pretty soon and I'm trying to get my measurements as accurate as possible. I've been able to work out a good deal of detail just from pictures and screenshots, but I'd REALLY love to be able to just ask one of you nice people directly for some measurements because there are a few parts of the sword that I still haven't been able to get a good view/angle of.

So if you do own one of the official replicas and would be willing to help me out a little bit then either comment here or PM me directly.

Thanks!

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How, just HOW is the show going to tie up its many loose ends in just 6 episodes? I have to wonder if the series will dispappoint its audience leaving us with more questions than answers ultimately forcing viewers to go out and purchase GRRM’s highly anticipated (and likely never to be published) final books. Marketing at its finest. What are your thoughts? What major storylines will be concluded and which ones might get left by the wayside?

Note: not trying to open discussion about the book series, just trying to understand how the show might conclude the series in such a short amount of time.

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So this is the Rogue One trailer in question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9abcLLQpI

And I've always adored the music to that trailer. It's so epic and very reminiscent of Star Wars without being too "Star Wars-ey". As I've been going through the show again, I thought it would be really cool to make a trailer about one of the side characters with the music. I debated between Stannis and Robb before choosing Robb :) Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugu5pphFx3Q&feature=youtu.be

I hope that you enjoy!

Note: There are spoilers for the first two seasons.

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Hello, r/HBOGameofThrones

I'm hosting trivia at my local bar next week and I'm looking for good trivia questions to put on my quiz. They can be as hard or as easy as you'd like.

Also, I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to post this kind of stuff, I'm a frequent browser of /r/gameofthrones so I might be posting there as well. In any case, any assistance is much appreciated!

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So my wife and I have seasons 1&2 on DVD. We saw on Hulu there is an option for an HBO package. Does anyone have This? Does it have all seasons?

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Dear Redditors, just imagine if the setting of "Game of Thrones" were one of the multiple worlds Westworld is made of, according to the latest hints which surfaced on the Delos Destinations Website. My hypothesis is that Tyrion Lannister could be an outsider like William and Logan because he never appears to be killed despite being involved in life-threatening situations throughout the entire story.

https://imgix.bustle.com/rehost/2017/4/26/0b8bc25f-57f1-4290-b515-9a1061a239d0.gif?fm=mp4

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I stopped watching a while ago and I want to get back into it, but I can't remember what episode I was on.

I'm pretty sure it was a season finale; the last thing I saw was the large guy on The Night's Watch seeing leader(?) of the white walkers(the dude in the banner for this sub) for the first time and hiding behind a rock.

Thanks :)

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Posted by
Mod [Commander]
5 months ago
Moderator of r/HBOGameofThrones

Repost for newly added third poll! Please keep voting folks!


OP 2/5

There are 73 episodes available and one episode per week starting soon would see us completing in June(2019). I believe either a daily thread or perhaps a weekly thread covering multiple episodes will be the way to go. I've created some polls for everyone to head to and vote on this particular topic. I appreciate any community input. You guys are great!


Update 2/8

It's been about three days now, thanks for the votes we've had so far! If the current trend continues we will likely have time for a second ReWatch event later in the year, so a new poll will be introduced tomorrow for that!


Update 2/13

Not much activity on the polls this week. I'll probably leave them up for another week or two. Vote if you haven't! Just reading this doesn't help anyone. Remember, this is your community. Influence it!


Please continue to vote here if you're reading, I'll leave the polls active for a week I think to get a good gauge. If the current trend continues we will likely have time for a second ReWatch event later in the year, so a new poll has been introduced for that!

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What are the reasons why Game of thrones is so good tv show?

I think Game of thrones is the best show there is and it's my favourite, and everytime when someone asks me why Game of thrones is so good, I don't know what to answer, because I don't know how to explain why it's good, it just is.

So tell me your opinion, why do you watch Game of thrones?

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Posted by
Mod [Commander]
5 months ago
Moderator of r/HBOGameofThrones

Hello readers! Thank you very much to those of you who are sticking around during the hiatus to create discussion here, I really appreciate it!

I've made this post to formally welcome among you all three new moderators

  • /u/olikam - [General Tech] who has actually been here for a while now! Forgive me for the late introduction. Multifaceted usefulness and good with the logs. :)

  • /u/dothraquiche - [Patrolman]- regular reader elevated to comment patrol. Also a horse-riding savage.

  • /u/ExpiredSpottedDick - [Spam Patrol]- It's a food, okay? I know i's tough but lets all try not to snicker. He's here to keep us spam free.

That's all folks! Thanks for reading! And remember there's always more room in our mod community. Let's keep the growth going and be rewarded with a really fun place to discuss the event this show has become!

Mods Needed

  • Style Manager
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EDIT: Formatting style improved

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Posted by
Rhaegar
5 months ago

an interesting thought: would a warg be able to enter the mind of a dragon?

according to tyrion and the maesters who share his opinion, dragons are thought to be more intelligent than humans, and during their trip to the wall, jojen said that only bran is capable of controlling humans; even at that, it was hodor who he controlled, and while we don't know the extent to which hodor's mind was damaged when he first became hodor, it is rather obvious that he isn't really stupid, evident in the cave scenes when meera was asking him about food, and he made a socially relevant facial expression rather than drooling like a half-wit, and he expressed sadness when bran reminded him about the day when he had his seizure

so how would that translate to a healthy-minded human, and extending to the more intelligent dragon?

i don't believe that it is possible; normal wargs aren't capable of controlling humans, so they obviously couldn't enter a dragon's mind, however, bran is now the three-eyed raven, so the possibility is there

what do you think?

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