OT: Game of Thrones Final Season Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlR4PJn8b8I

yes, that's the good stuff. Just hook it to my veins!!!

I cannot wait until April 14th. I'm so pumped for this.

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My wife and I started re-watching it last week. We're at episode 4, season 2 already. This is my first time rewatching it so it's been years since i've seen many of the early episodes. I am noticing many small details that I didn't pick up when I was watching the first time.

Very very excited for the final season!

Same boat - I'm rewatching for the first time as my girlfriend is watching for the first time. It's great to rewatch, there's so much you miss or forget.

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Oh boy, you're rewatching and your girlfriend is a first timer? You should record her reaction after the red wedding.

I just watched this episode last week and I'm still in shock from it. I didn't see it coming and it was just brutal. The Starks have been my favorite from the beginning.

We've rewatched a couple times and are approaching the Red Wedding. I can't watch it and another episode. I skip them.

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The Mountain and the Viper?

Nope. Season 6. You know the one.

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I think the Stark's were supposed be favorites, just so GRRM could torture people with what he did to them.

She cried, even though she knew it was going to happen.

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I did the same about a month ago. It is amazing when you rewatch it for the first time and notice all the small details or even pick up on the side plots/story lines that you probably didn't catch or understand at first.

My biggest take from re-watching it again is how much influence Little Finger had on basically EVERYTHING.

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oh my lord. rewatching from the start, and Ned/Cat Stark are soooooo naive and dumb in how they handled pretty much everything in that first season. They both more than earned their fate in the end.

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Cat literally got Ned and Rob killed. Since Littlefinger was the one who planned the whole thing it makes you wonder if he just knew her that well and that was his intent

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Man I cannot wait. We have rewatched GoT twice since last season and are on a 3rd time now

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I have rewatched 3 times since Season 7 was out on HBO GO and I have no earthly idea how some of you poor suckers have waited 8 years for the culmination of this show, it's like crack.

I've been watching it live, episode by episode since 2013 (S3), so yeah it's been a grind. I will say that when you are forced to watch it that way for 5-6 years you get used to the waiting.

If you think waiting for the TV show is bad, imagine being someone whom started reading the books when the first one came out all the way back in 1996. The TV show caused the books to grind to a halt as George RR Martin hasn't managed to release one since A Dance with Dragons in July 2011.

Anyway I can actually remember exactly where I was when I watched the premiere episode. I had never heard of the series before that but I was hooked after the very first episode. I started reading all the books shortly after and while I have enjoyed the show, it's been extremely disappointing that the book series hasn't progressed at all. I hate to be the person bitter toward an artist for doing what he wants with his creative ventures, but it's beyond maddening that GRRM decided to devote so much time to the TV series, side stories, and numerous other endevours considering I can't remember (and barely care) where the book storylines left off at this point, despite spending countless hours reading nearly 5,000 pages of material.

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This was my experience. I was aware of the books but never had time to dive into them. I watched the HBO pilot and was hooked within the first 10 minutes. I read all 5 of the novels before the 2nd season began.

We didn't have HBO when the series came out I had read the first book someone had left at the firehouse. I decided to find the rest of the books and read them all in 2 weeks. Then one of the guys asked if I had the show on DVD! Well I was hooked but now I'm pissed the books have just seemed to stop. So many fiction fantasy authors do this. They write a bunch of a long series and then when it gets really popular it takes forever to write anymore.

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The HBO show is the reason I got into Game of Thrones in the first place but unfortunately it seems clear to me that the show has had a significantly negative effect on the potential of the series. I don't believe that GRRM has any idea what to do with the books at this point. After the decision was made to split A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, he was already in a situation where he had created so many characters and storylines that it was going to be nearly impossible to resolve everything in only two more books. Meanwhile, the HBO series started and began plowing through the source material at a rapid pace. HBO has to reach a conclusion to the series in a reasonable timeframe so they cut out a ton of characters and storylines, but they still utilize (and effectively spoil) the most critical plotlines along the way.

Can GRRM even move forward with the plot as he had original planned when so much of it has effectively been spoiled by HBO? So much of the intrigue that had been carefully developed over the course of the books has been stripped away by the TV series, which is a shame because GRRM had done a masterful job. I don't believe readers will be nearly as invested in reading thousands of pages for reveals that are already known. As I said, it was going to be difficult enough to even finish the books without altering the plotlines, but the challenge of making significant, satisfying changes to the plot that is still cohesive to the earlier books seems like a truly impossible task.

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Lmao imagine having to wait for and watching season 5. That would be disappointing as shit

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Can't wait.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Alright my body is ready.

That said im really intrigued to see whos side Jamie picks when it hits the fan.

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I'm planning the beers to drink as the seasons starts and rolls on.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Co-worker just started season 1.

He said his favorite character so far is Lord Stark.

I lol'd.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Just tell him to pick a new favorite character. Someone like Hodor...

That hurts. He was my favorite.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Hodor was worse than the red wedding and need stark combined

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Was avoiding spoilers up top but alas, YES. Especially when summer dies trying to defend them all. That hurt me as much as Hodor.

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Since winter is coming...my nipples are fully erect

I've never seen this show. Now might be a good time to start.

I'm a little worried about bringing my wife along for the ride. She generally doesn't like violent shows, so I'm a bit hesitant given some of the comments...

Honestly, you would be hard pressed to find a more violent show. Some episodes in particular really take it to a whole new level.

I will say it is not violence for violence sake, as the world of the show is intentionally built up as a very nasty place. My wife loves the show and I would say she is not a big fan of violence either. But if yours is not a big fan of that, the nuance won't really matter.

Put it this way, watch the first 10 minutes of the pilot with her. You will know there and then if its something that she is interested in watching further.

I will also say, without hyperbole, GoT has been some of the best television over the last 7-8 years thats out there. Make some time for yourself to watch without her if need be :)

Thanks. I'll give it a shot.

I agree with this. I will say there are a few more espiodes later on that where the type of violence in those episodes could make some people very uncomfortable. My wife had a few of those moments, but the story line really draws you in. It also helps that in general the villains seem to eventually get what is coming to them.

I'll also point out that Season 1 has a lot more nudity than the other seasons. Much of it doesn't add much to the story. All the other seasons are much better about that.

That first season it felt like they were trying to hook people with it somewhat.

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That's the first season of a lot of shows that are on those channels.

I remember Stargate SG-1 had a small amount of nudity its first few episodes on Showtime. Heck, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has nudity in the first episode and that's it.

In GoT, I feel like the nudity was as much about world building as it was to hook people. Here's this world where sex and nudity don't happen behind closed doors. Things people in this world see as some perversion is just a fact of life there.

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Someone rekindled my love for this show a month or so back. I caught up (from season 5) and have re-watched everything. Saying I'm ready for this is an understatement

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So read an article on Buzzfeed, can't find it now. But remember when they said all these episodes would be over an hour and that's why we only get 6. Well not true, the first two episodes are less than 55 minutes and that includes opening and closing credits and scenes for previosnand next episode. I have a feeling they are going to rush a few plot points this season.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/crystalro/game-of-...

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Ditch Buzzfeed and follow Watchers on the Wall:

http://watchersonthewall.com/battle-winterfell-episode-will-record-break...

There's going to be a lot of time to develop a lot of plot. It's basically a foregone conclusion that episodes 1 and 2 mostly serve to set up the epic battle at Winterfell in episode 3. The latter half of the season will resolve the rest of the story.

Just over 7 hours of total show. So closer to 6.5 of actual show. Was really hoping for more, huge fan of the books and just don't want to see anything speed up too much.

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This is already extra show. They were initially going to do it in 7 seasons of 10 episodes. This way, we have a net gain of 3 episodes, and a total of more time than we would have otherwise had.

I didn't know they had ever set a season number limit prior to last year.

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Ugh the battle of Winterfell is the same weekend Endgame comes out. That is going to be one hell of an emotional roller coaster.

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Emilia Clarke suffered from two brain aneurysms between Seasons 1 and 3 of Game of a Thrones. The first one occurred after filming Season 1. The second one was found during this stay at the hospital and she was told could "pop" at any time, but they didn't seem surgery necessary yet. After season 2 wrapped up, she needed surgery and this time they went through her skull.

This story is crazy and incredible that she fought through it and still filmed season 2. It kind of explains her performance a bit during that season considering she was battling with an aneurysm and was constantly on morphine.

Tonight is the night! Just laid $5 on Gendry (+500) and Jon (+350) each to sit on the iron throne for shits and giggles. Don't think a ton happens tonight but Episode 3 will come quick.

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I have struggled to get into this series but to be honest I have not given it a fair shot. I think I have only seen the first 2 episodes. For the average viewer, how many episodes in would you say it takes to be hooked?

It varies person to person, but it's a pretty good bet that by the end of Season 1 you'll know if you like it or not.

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For me it was 3 episodes watching with someone who could explain things to me

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Yea you gotta watch the entire first season to get hooked.

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Those new graphics during the intro were pretty sweet

So in th intro there was a graphic with a lion on the left looking at what appears to be some 4 legged thing that had been hanged and shot with arrows while further right was some person/white walker holding a wolf's head. Anyone have an ideas about it? What was the thing in the middle?

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