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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/July/2017 at 11:06
Yeah I watch it, great show although I'd be lying if I said I don't struggle to follow it at times, there are so many different stories going on that all link up one way or another, it's a very complex and detailed plot and it's a very slow burning story which requires great attention to detail.

I watched season 1 then took a long break before binge watching all the way to the current series. Looking forward to the first episode tomorrow. I think they are airing a hour and a half story so far recap episode which I may try and catch.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/July/2017 at 17:57
That is sort of what I did as well. I watched until somewhere in the middle of season 3, then took a break until this last week when I got myself caught up.

I read the books first up until Dance of Dragons. IIRC that ended with the death of Jon Snow and Arya being stabbed and falling into a river. So I said fuck it.

Now that I have finished season 6 and it is actually further now in the story than where the last book left off, thus, I now know Arya not only survived but killed Waldo Frey and his entire house and fed it to him first, and that Jon Snow was brought back to life, reunited with his sister and that Sansa is FINALLY not the childish scared little girl she's been throughout the story, I am finally enjoying it.

I kept forcing myself to read on, knowing everyone and their mother would tell you the story was so great, but it never got great imo. Until now.

Daenarys is awesome, Jon is good, Arya is awesome, Sansa is no longer a drain, and all the Lannister children are dead. That leaves basically only the Lannister twins, Petyr Baelish, and of course the threat of the white walkers.

This next season should be good. Can't wait to see Winter and Daenarys invasion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/July/2017 at 18:06
I gave up after series 1...Is it worth downloading and catching up on properly LOL

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It DOES get better. Losing Ned Stark sucked, but the series really wasn't about him.

The main characters seem to be Daenarys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, the Lannister Twins, as well as Tyrion Lannister, and then to a lesser extent Theon Greyjoy, Davos Seaworth, Breanne of Tarth, and Petyr Baelish. 

My personal theory is that as the books are named "A Song of Ice and Fire" (Game of Thrones is just the name of book 1) that the series will end with Daenarys Targaryen (Fire) and Jon Snow (Ice) ruling the world, but I really don't know.

The series starts out in a downward spiral IMO (it's probably not the most popular opinion, fyi) and then gets better and better as it goes. I did not like season 1, but season 2 was a little better, season 3 slightly better still, season 4 got to be pretty good, season 5 was good, and season 6 was great. But that's my opinion, some people loved season 1 and seem to think it's been amazing from the very start so... /shrug

But if you're like me and you didn't like season 1 that much, then if you feel up for binge-watching and powering through season 2, which really isn't that bad, then you should be able to enjoy it more and more as you go.

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BTW as a cultural aside, I'm curious. I noticed you guys call what we in the states call seasons, series. It's easy enough for me to wrap my head around and auto-translate in my head what you mean, but it leaves me wondering. What do you call it when a show, such as The Office has two different runs with different cast members? To us that's a different series, I would assume that since you call what we call seasons, series, that you would call what we call series, something else. What would that be?


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