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#4606011 - 08/15/22 11:40 AM House of the Dragon  
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The prequel to Game of Thrones is almost here. The premiere episode will be out next Sunday on HBO and HBO Max. One great difference from Game of Thrones with this show is that George RR Martin is one of the executive producers and thus is heavily involved in the creative decisions. There should be no rushed shortcuts like what we got with the last season of GOT. Who else will be watching?

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#4606012 - 08/15/22 11:46 AM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I really enjoyed GoT and it's not the type of thing I usually enjoy.

So yes, I will be giving this a go.


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#4606042 - 08/15/22 05:38 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am hoping it will be good and will not have been subjected to "wokification"


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#4606043 - 08/15/22 05:43 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
not have been subjected to "wokification"



That's not Martin's style so I think we'll be safe. smile


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George needs to finish his next book.

#4606060 - 08/15/22 10:32 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
I am hoping it will be good and will not have been subjected to "wokification"


Amazon's “Wheel Of Time” sure was! What a horrible, horrible job they did with that. It had less to do with the books than the idea of a high-tech nation called Wakanda does with the history of Africa.

I thought GRRM was an executive producer for GOT?


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#4606081 - 08/16/22 10:35 AM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: NH2112]  
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Originally Posted by NH2112


I thought GRRM was an executive producer for GOT?


He had an executive producer title but he wasn't involved in the day to day creative decisions of the show. That was done by Dan an Dave.


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#4606488 - 08/22/22 03:22 AM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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No spoilers of course but the premiere episode was utterly fantastic. This will be a worthy prequel to Game of Thrones. Who else here saw it?


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#4606590 - 08/23/22 12:42 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
No spoilers of course but the premiere episode was utterly fantastic. This will be a worthy prequel to Game of Thrones. Who else here saw it?


I'm not excited, but feel I'll have to watch it before the spoilers erupt.

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Originally Posted by FlyingToaster
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
No spoilers of course but the premiere episode was utterly fantastic. This will be a worthy prequel to Game of Thrones. Who else here saw it?


I'm not excited, but feel I'll have to watch it before the spoilers erupt.



What do you think explains the lack of excitement? Is it because of the way GOT ended or because the premise (Targaryen backstory) doesn't grab you?


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#4606594 - 08/23/22 02:33 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by FlyingToaster
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No spoilers of course but the premiere episode was utterly fantastic. This will be a worthy prequel to Game of Thrones. Who else here saw it?


I'm not excited, but feel I'll have to watch it before the spoilers erupt.



What do you think explains the lack of excitement? Is it because of the way GOT ended or because the premise (Targaryen backstory) doesn't grab you?


Both, mostly the way GOT ended though.
And thirdly, I don't have HBO at this time.

#4606631 - 08/23/22 10:39 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'll wait until the thing is complete so I know if it is worth a watch. GOT suckered me in good and so the end was quite the amazing disappointment.
I decided to wait in regards to series just in general. I hate getting invested only for it to get cancelled or poopyfied.

Still haven't watched breaking bad, so I'm good for a while.

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Can I watch this without seeing Game of Thrones first? Game of Thrones stay on TV for 8 years, 62 episodes: that's too much to make up.

#4606662 - 08/24/22 05:07 AM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Can I watch this without seeing Game of Thrones first? Game of Thrones stay on TV for 8 years, 62 episodes: that's too much to make up.


Well, it's a prequel... you have my permission. rolleyes

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Can I watch this without seeing Game of Thrones first? Game of Thrones stay on TV for 8 years, 62 episodes: that's too much to make up.



LOL really? You can't be bothered to watch 62 hours of television? Please. You could watch the entire series over dinner for three months and be caught up.

#4606676 - 08/24/22 10:36 AM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Can I watch this without seeing Game of Thrones first? Game of Thrones stay on TV for 8 years, 62 episodes: that's too much to make up.



Eh...I would advise against it. You will be lost most of the time.


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#4606919 - 08/26/22 04:15 PM Re: House of the Dragon [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Less than one week since the premiere episode and HBO has officially announced that the show has been renewed for season 2.


At the other end of the spectrum, it's been almost 3 weeks since Westworld season 4 ended and there has been no word yet from HBO. Yeah, that series is DONE.


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