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2013-06-16 11:45:59 AM  
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mariner314: weirdneighbour: Never heard of it, having enough trouble following Game of Thrones.

I've convinced myself there are two types of people in this world. Those who don't need help and those who do.

/I don't associate with those that do because their lack of brain power just makes me sad.


As sad as someone using their comprehension of Game of Thrones to try to make themselves feel superior to some anonymous stranger on the internet?  Because that's pretty sad.
2013-06-16 11:14:15 AM  
2 votes:

Uncle Tractor: People still watch movies / shows for nudity? In this day and age? Really?

You guys have teh nets, right?

As far as I can tell, the season's first episode of an HBO show tends to dance on the border of soft-core (certainly Rome and True Blood). It bores me. Cookie-cutter "sex" scenes might have caught my interest when I was a teen, but not any more. Unless HBO goes full 4chan with the sex, I'd rather they focused on the story (clothing optional, though).


Translation: "I've watched so much donkey-midget-torture-triple-penetration-interracial-hardcore-anal-fre ak porn that I've become desensitized to normal, romantic, titillating scenes in non-porn movies and shows. Bring on the ball-shaving, gaping whores."
2013-06-16 02:49:10 PM  
1 votes:

weirdneighbour: mariner314: weirdneighbour: Never heard of it, having enough trouble following Game of Thrones.

I've convinced myself there are two types of people in this world. Those who don't need help and those who do.

/I don't associate with those that do because their lack of brain power just makes me sad.

So I need help because I don't  fanboy your show?
you sound loney


It had nothing to do with the show. It's like someone walking into a convenience store that has signs up advertising visa and MasterCard, placing their hands on a change mat that advertises visa and MasterCard and asking, "do you take cards?".

Observe and pay attention, that's my point. There are those that can and those that cannot.
2013-06-16 12:53:46 PM  
1 votes:

Aezetyr: -  Lastly, I like the show because it realizes how absolutely absurd it is, and does not take itself too seriously. To borrow / modify Peter Griffin's line, it "does not insist upon itself"


This is the most important thing people need to realize in order to watch and enjoy True Blood. It's not a serious show. It's not high drama. Complaining that True Blood makes no sense is like complaining that professional wrestling isn't real. And, just like with pro wrestling, it may not be your cup of tea. It is what it is.
2013-06-16 11:49:15 AM  
1 votes:

Carth: Strangely enough the show is still less ridiculous than the books.


I can't remember which book I was reading when I finally said - fark this. I like the show.  It's ridiculous as all hell but I still watch it. Plus, hot Viking vampire and Alcide. Wowza.
2013-06-16 11:18:58 AM  
1 votes:
If sex is the ONLY reason for watching a show, you've clearly never heard of the Internet.

There are much easier ways to consume porn than sitting thru a show about supernatural creatures that are only generally only boning for a small percentage of any given episode (and sometimes not at all).

I watch the show (though I fully admit it's ridiculous), and I'm certainly not going to complain about seeing an abundance of naked Eric (some of the others are ok too), but I highly doubt that's the only reason why anyone watches.
2013-06-16 10:57:11 AM  
1 votes:
People still watch movies / shows for nudity? In this day and age? Really?

You guys have teh nets, right?

As far as I can tell, the season's first episode of an HBO show tends to dance on the border of soft-core (certainly Rome and True Blood). It bores me. Cookie-cutter "sex" scenes might have caught my interest when I was a teen, but not any more. Unless HBO goes full 4chan with the sex, I'd rather they focused on the story (clothing optional, though).
2013-06-16 10:31:16 AM  
1 votes:
I do agree with the writer in TFA about the over-abundance of characters and storylines. Why does Andy Bellefleur have his own storylines? For fark sake..
They could seriously trim about 6 storylines off the show, or at least put them in the background where they belong (Arlene/Terry, Andy/Holly, Alcide/Wolves, Pam/Tara, etc.)  and not lose anything, really.

-  I like the Faerie plot device for the exposition it brings, but I do not really care about their civil war between the seelie and unseelie fae. As a spinoff or related show/miniseries it would be a fun idea.
-  Then again, if you meet a woman that introduces herself as "Mab", you RUN THE OTHER DIRECTION RIGHT NOW. (Read Shakespeare much?!). Or for that matter, Puck, Oberon, or Titania...
-  The "Billith as Big Bad" thing is not going to last long, considering that Warlow is on his way to claim his prize.
-  T&A are a means to an end. Aesthetically, yes; this is a very attractive show. But, T&A only goes so far.  Game of Thrones uses the T&A to progress a bit of the story. A good deal of exposition is done during the nude scenes.
-  The Vampire Authority was better as a nebulous organization, it did not need to be defined as one dude and 6 underlings. The scenery chewing by Chris Meloni was worth the price of admission.
-  Lastly, I like the show because it realizes how absolutely absurd it is, and does not take itself too seriously. To borrow / modify Peter Griffin's line, it "does not insist upon itself".
2013-06-16 10:26:50 AM  
1 votes:
Strangely enough the show is still less ridiculous than the books.
2013-06-16 10:21:55 AM  
1 votes:
I thought sex was the only reason anyone started watching True Blood.
2013-06-16 10:12:39 AM  
1 votes:
I muddled through the first and second seasons and was entertained, but never finished the third. It went so ridiculously over the top that even the hottest, scantily-clad red head in the world couldn't keep me from yelling at the television. It was pretty dumb out of the gate, but Jeebus, it went full retard by season three.
 
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