Game of Thrones - vol II - NO SPOILERS

Game of Thrones - vol II - NO SPOILERS

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Halb

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51,558 posts

133 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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THe books have a long way to go, but a good guess is that the throne won't exist in the books. The show though, that's more formulaic. I can see the writers doing something like sticking psychopath Arya on the throne. biggrin

SlimJim16v

2,527 posts

93 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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I've left it a bit late, but started watching from the beginning, in readyness for S8. I need to average 2 episodes a day to get through them all.
Only 4 episodes in, but you get and understand more on rewatching it.

Also been looking at soundbars and soundbases, as my surround doesn't work. Even briefly considered a bigger TV.

I think it'd be great if it was also shown live in cinemas. I'd go.

TTmonkey

15,329 posts

197 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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SlimJim16v said:
I've left it a bit late, but started watching from the beginning, in readyness for S8. I need to average 2 episodes a day to get through them all.
Only 4 episodes in, but you get and understand more on rewatching it.

Also been looking at soundbars and soundbases, as my surround doesn't work. Even briefly considered a bigger TV.

I think it'd be great if it was also shown live in cinemas. I'd go.
I thought they might make the last couple of episodes into a blockbuster film. Would make what, a billion at the cinema?

Jasandjules

63,605 posts

179 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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SlimJim16v said:
I've left it a bit late, but started watching from the beginning, in readyness for S8. I need to average 2 episodes a day to get through them all.
Only 4 episodes in, but you get and understand more on rewatching it.
Yep doing the same, trying to get through them. It is great to see some things that you missed first time around...

SlimJim16v

2,527 posts

93 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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TTmonkey said:
I thought they might make the last couple of episodes into a blockbuster film. Would make what, a billion at the cinema?
Well, they're saying that the episodes will be longer, so it's possible at least the final one will be around 90 minutes.

Thesprucegoose

20,617 posts

145 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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A billion, it is an adult fantasy show that does well on tv but cinema is unknown and risky not broad enough as starwars. Each season has cost 80-100 million, season 8 has less episodes due to increased costs of production.

it probably earns hbo 500-700 million usd a year.


Halb

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51,558 posts

133 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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First LotR film made, 871, I can see GoT making 1billion today.

JamieBeeston

9,178 posts

215 months

Sunday 10th March 2019
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Halb said:
First LotR film made, 871, I can see GoT making 1billion today.
https://www.quora.com/How-much-money-has-Game-of-Thrones-made-for-its-producers

"Accord/ing to New York Times , this TV series generates "slightly more than $1 billion annually," as compared to Showtime which is only producing $692 million."

SlimJim16v

2,527 posts

93 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Just finished S2.

First 2 episodes will be normal length, with last 4 averaging 80 minutes.

AndyDubbya

868 posts

234 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Thesprucegoose said:
A billion, it is an adult fantasy show that does well on tv but cinema is unknown and risky not broad enough as starwars. Each season has cost 80-100 million, season 8 has less episodes due to increased costs of production.

it probably earns hbo 500-700 million usd a year.

Halb

Original Poster:

51,558 posts

133 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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laugh


damn, how did I miss that

Sway

13,675 posts

144 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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So not really anything like "feature length" episodes in reality. Perhaps once they've added US levels of adverts...

What the hey, I'll watch them - and likely be wowed by the visuals. I've not got much hope that it's going to match the storytelling and character development/engagement of the first five seasons though.

Thesprucegoose

20,617 posts

145 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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People spend WAY too much effort correcting simple mistakes(unless you made an effort to use this higher skill and became a teacher, then apologies), stick it on the circlejerk spelling thread, as most really don't care you are an anal pedant.

Halb

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51,558 posts

133 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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HBO doesn't have adverts, it's a premium cable channel.
I tried to think of a UK equivalent, but I don't think we have one, only the sky movies don't have ads, I guess the beeb is closest.

Sway

13,675 posts

144 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Halb said:
HBO doesn't have adverts, it's a premium cable channel.
I tried to think of a UK equivalent, but I don't think we have one, only the sky movies don't have ads, I guess the beeb is closest.
Ah, didn't know that. Thanks.

FourWheelDrift

79,118 posts

234 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Running times for each episode

Collider.com said:
Season 8, Episode 1
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:54

Season 8, Episode 2
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:58

Season 8, Episode 3
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:22

Season 8, Episode 4
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:18

Season 8, Episode 5
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

Season 8, Episode 6
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20
Same total runtime as the earlier 10 episode (55 min each) series.

Halb

Original Poster:

51,558 posts

133 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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I'm starting to slowly look forward to this...stupid geek genetics

Bullett

9,237 posts

134 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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SlimJim16v said:
Just finished S2.
Just on S3 E2 myself, Not bad in 2 weeks.
Forgot just how strong the early episodes were, great stuff.

smifffymoto

2,928 posts

155 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Well I’m on season 3 episode 4.The pressure is on to cram it all in before the start of season 9.This is however my 6th time watching GOT.