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by poshrule_uk » Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:58 am

I really enjoyed that, definitely has potential

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by Monkey Man » Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:26 pm

twitter.com/Independent/status/1561952788669661184



Good 1st episode. Fear it may suffer from being in 1 place on the action front but we shall see.

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by speedboatchase » Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:56 pm

No wonder!

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:10 pm

Monkey Man wrote:

twitter.com/Independent/status/1561952788669661184



Good 1st episode. Fear it may suffer from being in 1 place on the action front but we shall see.


Is most of the series set in king's landing? I assumed it was just heavy in the first episode to establish certain characters.

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by Sprouty » Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:53 pm

Planning on holding back on this, then binge watching half of the series. I'm somewhat surprised that it's pulling in what appear to be great viewing figures after the ending of Thrones killed so much enthusiasm for the series.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:20 pm

Sprouty wrote:Planning on holding back on this, then binge watching half of the series. I'm somewhat surprised that it's pulling in what appear to be great viewing figures after the ending of Thrones killed so much enthusiasm for the series.


I'm surprised by the success as well as it seems have had a lot less hype over here at least. Will be interesting if sky say it's done as well.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:20 pm

I've heard that, casting spoiler question

Rhaenyra and Alicent will be played by older actresses going forwards, possibly as soon as next week as the story will jump forwards in time permanently :? Is that true?

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:37 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I've heard that, casting spoiler question

Rhaenyra and Alicent will be played by older actresses going forwards, possibly as soon as next week as the story will jump forwards in time permanently :? Is that true?


I’ve read something similar, I’ve read from the mid point of the season though rather than episode 2? Either way, I don’t mind a time jump (GoT could have done with some smaller ones at points in my opinion and fill in the gaps through characters speaking) but hope if there is one, its just one into the future rather than jumping to and fro.

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by speedboatchase » Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:21 pm

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Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I've heard that, casting spoiler question

Rhaenyra and Alicent will be played by older actresses going forwards, possibly as soon as next week as the story will jump forwards in time permanently :? Is that true?


I’ve read something similar, I’ve read from the mid point of the season though rather than episode 2? Either way, I don’t mind a time jump (GoT could have done with some smaller ones at points in my opinion and fill in the gaps through characters speaking) but hope if there is one, its just one into the future rather than jumping to and fro.


I read that the time jump is in episode 6.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:09 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Sprouty wrote:Planning on holding back on this, then binge watching half of the series. I'm somewhat surprised that it's pulling in what appear to be great viewing figures after the ending of Thrones killed so much enthusiasm for the series.


I'm surprised by the success as well as it seems have had a lot less hype over here at least. Will be interesting if sky say it's done as well.


‘House of the Dragon’ Scores Biggest Drama Launch Ever for Sky Atlantic, Overtaking ‘Game of Thrones’

The first episode of the show premiered Aug. 22 on Sky Atlantic and some 1.39 million people in total watched it, according to numbers seen by Variety. Of these, almost one million (991,000) either stayed up to watch at 2 am or downloaded via on demand through the day or caught up on recordings. More than 394,000 people watched the prime time linear broadcast.

While final consolidated and cumulative numbers for the first episode are not available yet, for big dramas these can be three to four times as large as the overnights. The true viewing figure is expected to increase significantly, with data expected in 10 days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/e2-80 ... r-AA11092r

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:59 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Sprouty wrote:Planning on holding back on this, then binge watching half of the series. I'm somewhat surprised that it's pulling in what appear to be great viewing figures after the ending of Thrones killed so much enthusiasm for the series.


I'm surprised by the success as well as it seems have had a lot less hype over here at least. Will be interesting if sky say it's done as well.


‘House of the Dragon’ Scores Biggest Drama Launch Ever for Sky Atlantic, Overtaking ‘Game of Thrones’

The first episode of the show premiered Aug. 22 on Sky Atlantic and some 1.39 million people in total watched it, according to numbers seen by Variety. Of these, almost one million (991,000) either stayed up to watch at 2 am or downloaded via on demand through the day or caught up on recordings. More than 394,000 people watched the prime time linear broadcast.

While final consolidated and cumulative numbers for the first episode are not available yet, for big dramas these can be three to four times as large as the overnights. The true viewing figure is expected to increase significantly, with data expected in 10 days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/e2-80 ... r-AA11092r


Wow they are good numbers. It's odd as I know quite a few who loved GOT, especially a few years back but haven't even checked this out yet.

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by Grumpy David » Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:56 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:It's odd as I know quite a few who loved GOT, especially a few years back but haven't even checked this out yet.


It's totally understandable after the awful final season of GoT. The sharp decline in quality and rushed ending killed my interest in this.

Maybe I'll give it a go if the general Internet consensus / GRcade consensus is that it's really good but I've certainly no interest in starting the show until at least all of season 1 has finished.

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by Robbo-92 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:58 pm

Going to give this a watch tonight, hopefully I’ll enjoy it as it’s been a fair while since I could say I’ve enjoyed a full episode of TV based in Westeros.

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by Robbo-92 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:47 pm

Got the first episode watched and it’s ok? I still feel in a slightly bitter mood about the franchise after how poorly it went towards the end so probably being slightly harsher on this than I should be probably. Thought the cgi looked quite poor in places, the overhead views of the tourney looked the worst in my opinion. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve not read the book but I’m guessing the Targaryen’s knowing about the Long Night is basically a bit of a retcon? I was under the impression the Doom of Valyria was a natural disaster that caused the Targaryens to flee to Dragonstone and subsequently Westeros when they wanted more land? Also does that make Cersei a secret Targ as she was sat on the Iron Throne at the time of the Long Night ;)

It’s definitely not all bad though, some great casting and subsequent acting performances, I’m liking the return to the more political side of things which the early series of GoT thrived on as well. Not 100% sold on it but it’s worth a watch at least.

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by captain red dog » Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:05 pm

This is a hard sell to me as I hated how GOT ended. But, I was in my childhood home of Marazion when they filmed some scenes so it kind of got me invested. They butchered my boy of St Michael's Mount though from the trailers I've seen.

Kind of a mundane story, but I always visit St Michael's Mount whenever I return. Whilst they were filming, nobody was allowed on the Mount. It was off peak season so I can't complain. But it was so great knowing what they were filming, and walking the causeway and chatting to the National Trust security guards on the gate to the Mount. The guys and girls we spoke to were amazing, they were totally down to earth and played it up, apologised for shutting off the island.

I want this series to succeed on that basis as the national trust staff were amazing!

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by Tomous » Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:18 pm

Enjoyed the first episode. Thought it has been well cast and had some good performances in it.

It really does suffer from the bittertaste GOT left though.

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by Albert » Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:08 am

Ia the average GOT viewer supposed to know who all these people are? Me and the GF keep arguing over who is who but I don't want to know if it's supposed to be a surprise.

My geuss is that Lil blonde girl and the baratheon are John's parents, and Matt Smith + will be Danni's parents? Am I even close or is this way in the past?

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by Albert » Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:08 am

Tomous wrote:It really does suffer from the bittertaste GOT left though.


It's like going back to an ex after she has cheated on you.

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by Tomous » Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:42 am

Albear wrote:Ia the average GOT viewer supposed to know who all these people are? Me and the GF keep arguing over who is who but I don't want to know if it's supposed to be a surprise.

My geuss is that Lil blonde girl and the baratheon are John's parents, and Matt Smith + will be Danni's parents? Am I even close or is this way in the past?



It said at the start it's set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys

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by Albert » Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:01 am

Yeah sure, but as there are also dragons and Ice Zombies I wasn't sure if they were keeping to realistic lifetimes etc.

So we're not supposed to know who these people are in relation to GOT? I'll be happier if that's the case as I can stop trying to guess.


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