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(The Noobist)   Heads up, everyone: Game of Thrones is ruining television   (noobist.com) divider line 85
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2014-08-01 04:15:47 PM  
How do people get money to write whatever horseshiat comes into their heads and pretend like it's some sort of profound editorial? No, really I'd like to know.
 
2014-08-01 04:18:39 PM  
no, it's not. now fark off.
 
2014-08-01 04:22:31 PM  
Why is everything shot as if the color's been drained out of it?

When I see people skinned alive, I prefer a nice pastel landscape with birds tweeting and butterflies flitting about.
 
2014-08-01 04:24:58 PM  
I hate it because its popularity is discouraging others from taking risks on new, different variations within the same genre

Because we all know that if Hollywood sees anything making money, they won't start copying it immediately.
 
2014-08-01 04:33:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I hate it because its popularity is discouraging others from taking risks on new, different variations within the same genre

Because we all know that if Hollywood sees anything making money, they won't start copying it immediately.


I know, he's not even making any sense. If the success of this show and others like it on premium cable has shown is that not every show has to be about doctors, lawyers or farking cops. People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head, no matter how inane. I mean so  do I but I don't get paid for it.
 
2014-08-01 04:41:26 PM  

Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head


If I tried that, it would come out something like, "Bumblebees. Nipple clamps.  Hot pastrami".
 
2014-08-01 04:44:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head

If I tried that, it would come out something like, "Bumblebees. Nipple clamps.  Hot pastrami".


Well it would make more sense than this article.
 
2014-08-01 04:56:19 PM  

Mugato: How do people get money to write whatever horseshiat comes into their heads and pretend like it's some sort of profound editorial? No, really I'd like to know.


Yup -- rarely have I read anything more in need of a

i.imgbox.com
 
2014-08-01 05:29:26 PM  
Before: "Television is boring - same old shows over and over.


After: "GoT ruined television; no one will take any more chances."

Dumb, dumb, dumb, DUMB.
 
2014-08-01 05:45:21 PM  
What a whiney bunch of bullshiat There was no real point to that article. I feel soiled having clicked and read it.
 
2014-08-01 05:59:51 PM  
I liked how the author blamed GoT for creating clones like Spartacus sprouting up.  Ignoring that Spartacus aired a good year before GoT and was clearing ripping off much of the look and feel of 300.  He also blamed it for filming things so it looks like the color has been drained out of it, which I would also say was probably popularized by 300 (although, nowhere near the first successful movie to be shot that way, but it seemed to rekindle interest in desaturation).
 
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2014-08-01 06:29:31 PM  
We have found a hipster in the wild!
 
2014-08-01 06:47:07 PM  

wee: We have found a hipster in the wild!


Kill it and drain its essence! Its blood will replenish the earth!
 
2014-08-01 07:06:19 PM  
Started watching earlier this week.  Mother of Dragons!
 
2014-08-01 07:13:37 PM  
I know, right? GoT is totally shiat without a live audience and a laugh track.
 
2014-08-01 07:15:36 PM  
Reality TV already ruined television. That is all.
 
2014-08-01 07:16:27 PM  
Newsflash to the author: when something becomes popular, people try and copy it. Whatever breaks new boundaries next and gains an enormous obsessive fandom will also end up having lots of people trying to copy it.

Of course, Game of Thrones is actually a good story. You, on the other hand, are writing dreck for one of the content mills which are now cluttering up the internet. There are good, carefully written, insightful articles available online, but for every one of those there are a thousand witless meanderings just like yours, hoping to be taken for actual good articles. Your knockoff crap has made finding good content a lot harder. So thanks, dimwit, for ruining the internet.
 
2014-08-01 07:32:24 PM  
I watched the first season of GoT, and I can see why people like it.  I just didn't enjoy the witless attempts to keep my interest by putting boobies on the screen every few seconds.  It was as if the writers were like: oh, God, we have to deal with some plot now.  Get the characters to strip down while they talk.  Hollow.

Even so, I'll probably start watching it again when it gets close to wrapping up, but let's just basically admit that it is a soap opera with swords, dragons, and boobs.
 
2014-08-01 07:32:52 PM  
That seems like an awful lot of words to say "I like it, but I wish it wasn't so popular". Or something to that effect, anyway.

As an aside, is there a drama series on TV that doesn't use desaturation or colour filtering? And hasn't this been the case for at least a decade?
 
2014-08-01 07:39:40 PM  
That article was written by somebody who has never read the Conan stories.
 
2014-08-01 07:45:18 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I liked how the author blamed GoT for creating clones like Spartacus sprouting up.  Ignoring that Spartacus aired a good year before GoT and was clearing ripping off much of the look and feel of 300.  He also blamed it for filming things so it looks like the color has been drained out of it, which I would also say was probably popularized by 300 (although, nowhere near the first successful movie to be shot that way, but it seemed to rekindle interest in desaturation).


GoT has been around since the 80's dude! VID (clicky pops)
 
2014-08-01 07:46:06 PM  
Obviously he's never seen what else is on television.
 
2014-08-01 07:55:10 PM  
Actually, I found the article to be quite informative, if only for this sentence:

"Terry Brooks' regrettably pedestrian Shannara series, once one of the most maligned of the Tolkien clones, is now being made into a TV series by MTV."

'Cos, Sword of Shannara is one of the few books I have never managed to make it through the first time I tried. So bad, in fact, that it is the only one I never gave a second try.

It was that bad.

So, what I am saying is that when Shannara comes to MTV I am going to consider it like having a weekly Sharknado.

May my liver forgive me.
 
2014-08-01 08:04:44 PM  
I read the article. I'm pretty sure it represents the journalistic equivalent of a zero calorie soft drink, there was something there, but was completely lacking in substance.
 
2014-08-01 08:08:01 PM  
Uh yeah, this is what ALWAYS happens. Star Wars begat a ton of space movies. Someone realised there was money in space action stories and anyone with a space action story script found it greenlit. After The Full Monty there were at least 2 more "blokes who are not at all dancers that learn to dance" films made in a hurry.

It never works because what people really want is new, well-made stuff. They love The Full Monty because they'd not seem much like it and it was well cast, funny, warm, and quite touching, too. Even if you make a copy as good as it, they won't care because they've just seen that.
 
2014-08-01 08:08:49 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head

If I tried that, it would come out something like, "Bumblebees. Nipple clamps.  Hot pastrami".

i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-08-01 08:10:11 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I watched the first season of GoT, and I can see why people like it.  I just didn't enjoy the witless attempts to keep my interest by putting boobies on the screen every few seconds.  It was as if the writers were like: oh, God, we have to deal with some plot now.  Get the characters to strip down while they talk.  Hollow.

Even so, I'll probably start watching it again when it gets close to wrapping up, but let's just basically admit that it is a soap opera with swords, dragons, and boobs.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2014-08-01 08:24:33 PM  

costermonger: That seems like an awful lot of words to say "I like it, but I wish it wasn't so popular". Or something to that effect, anyway.


I also wish it was not so popular, as I am sick to death of hearing about it and I have only seen two episodes.
 
2014-08-01 08:25:30 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Why is everything shot as if the color's been drained out of it?

When I see people skinned alive, I prefer a nice pastel landscape with birds tweeting and butterflies flitting about.


Coming up on next week's Hannibal...
 
2014-08-01 08:26:02 PM  
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series has sold twice as many copies

So the 14 Wheel of Time books twice as many copies as the five ASOIAF books?

Great point.
 
2014-08-01 08:27:49 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head

If I tried that, it would come out something like, "Bumblebees. Nipple clamps.  Hot pastrami".


And here I was thinking I had no idea what to do with my Friday night. Thanks!
 
2014-08-01 08:32:07 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I watched the first season of GoT, and I can see why people like it.  I just didn't enjoy the witless attempts to keep my interest by putting boobies on the screen every few seconds.  It was as if the writers were like: oh, God, we have to deal with some plot now.  Get the characters to strip down while they talk.  Hollow.

Even so, I'll probably start watching it again when it gets close to wrapping up, but let's just basically admit that it is a soap opera with swords, dragons, and boobs.


I'm just going to assume you are not attracted to boobs, but if you are you should go ahead and turn in your man card.
 
2014-08-01 08:35:58 PM  
I hope once the show is done that they take another decade for Wheel of Time if they ever do it.   It is too much inner dialogue like Dune.  But since it is the top seller, someone is going to try it once Game of Thrones is done.
 
2014-08-01 08:38:25 PM  

rev. dave: I hope once the show is done that they take another decade for Wheel of Time if they ever do it.   It is too much inner dialogue like Dune.  But since it is the top seller, someone is going to try it once Game of Thrones is done.


God help us if they do. Wheel of Time is 10% interesting, 90% bloated garbage.
 
2014-08-01 09:05:58 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Actually, I found the article to be quite informative, if only for this sentence:

"Terry Brooks' regrettably pedestrian Shannara series, once one of the most maligned of the Tolkien clones, is now being made into a TV series by MTV."

'Cos, Sword of Shannara is one of the few books I have never managed to make it through the first time I tried. So bad, in fact, that it is the only one I never gave a second try.

It was that bad.

So, what I am saying is that when Shannara comes to MTV I am going to consider it like having a weekly Sharknado.

May my liver forgive me.


All this time, I thought I was alone in my dislike of Brooks most famous series.  I read it as a kid, because anything fantasy was great/awesome, the thicker the better (because it would take longer to read), but as an adult, I'm not really entirely sure why I dislike it. Maybe it's the blatant tolkien-theft.  On paper, I should enjoy it, I like fantasy/magic mixed in with old-world ruins and high technology (so...steampunk, but not?), but his stuff has always just left me tepid.  I grabbed something from him on audiobook for a drive somewhere, and about an hour in I realized it was just a prologue explaining in part the origins of the world before Sword.  I chose to ride in silence after that.
 
2014-08-01 09:09:11 PM  

Cymbal: rev. dave: I hope once the show is done that they take another decade for Wheel of Time if they ever do it.   It is too much inner dialogue like Dune.  But since it is the top seller, someone is going to try it once Game of Thrones is done.

God help us if they do. Wheel of Time is 10% interesting, 90% bloated garbage.


Robert Jordan put out more books after his death than Martin has since 2004. (Sanderson really picked up the pace but things started moving again back in Crossroads of Twilight)
 
2014-08-01 09:10:26 PM  

FlashHarry: no, it's not. now fark off.


THIS

seriously, because network already doesnt take ANY risks.

And cable/inter has brought us:
newsroom
homeland
walking dead
carnivale
true blood
doctor who
californication
orphan black
house of cards
orange is the new black

the list goes on and on
network is long since dead
long live targeted programs
 
2014-08-01 09:15:17 PM  
I couldn't make it past book 6. Just couldn't take anymore dress smoothing.
 
2014-08-01 09:16:46 PM  
For Wheel of Time., that is.
 
2014-08-01 09:19:21 PM  
Damn it...the one thing the article mentions that is actually WORTH commenting on is the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by the BBC, but because of all the "waaaaaaaaah GOT is so popular, I liked fantasy before it was mainstream" it gets buried and made into some kind of hipsterish icon.

/Just wait until Rothfuss options Name of the Wind (if he hasn't already done it), we'll hear this same stuff all over again
 
2014-08-01 09:21:09 PM  

Mugato: How do people get money to write whatever horseshiat comes into their heads and pretend like it's some sort of profound editorial? No, really I'd like to know.


It's not what you know it's who you blow.
 
2014-08-01 09:21:58 PM  

DrGunsforHands: I couldn't make it past book 6. Just couldn't take anymore dress smoothing.


How do you feel about braid tugging?
 
2014-08-01 09:31:37 PM  

Cymbal: God help us if they do. Wheel of Time is 10% interesting, 90% bloated garbage.


Wheel of Time is four great books belabored into fourteen mediocre ones.
 
2014-08-01 10:00:11 PM  
The only reason I am incline to agree is because all the shows I bother to watch say, on SyFy, including the Spartacus reruns, have a fark ton more nudity and sex scenes that are completely unnecessary than ever before.
A few weeks back their was a Spartacus episode where the owner guy was getting fluffed to get ready for his nail his wife while discussing business with her. Most the episodes of Dominion feature either a coed shower scene with lots of ass, or an orgy of some sort.
Plus way to many shows are trying to capture the intrigue aspect of Got by piling gambit upon gambit up too quickly to the point it almost seems like satire with soap opera like twists, but really just painting them selves into a corner plotwise.
 
2014-08-01 10:04:45 PM  

costermonger: That seems like an awful lot of words to say "I like it, but I wish it wasn't so popular". Or something to that effect, anyway.

As an aside, is there a drama series on TV that doesn't use desaturation or colour filtering? And hasn't this been the case for at least a decade?


CSI:Miami uses conspicuous color over-saturation.
 
2014-08-01 10:14:33 PM  
As long as there are a bajillion CSI-style shows, and crap like Big Bang Laughtrack, I don't think anybody can say that GoT is the problem with television.
 
2014-08-01 10:15:43 PM  

Outlawtsar: Damn it...the one thing the article mentions that is actually WORTH commenting on is the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by the BBC, but because of all the "waaaaaaaaah GOT is so popular, I liked fantasy before it was mainstream" it gets buried and made into some kind of hipsterish icon.

/Just wait until Rothfuss options Name of the Wind (if he hasn't already done it), we'll hear this same stuff all over again


Call me naive, but I don't see him doing it. I certainly hope he doesn't.
 
2014-08-01 10:23:28 PM  
SYFY abortion destroyed two fantastic series.  Here's to hoping that cable/internet can pick them up and do them right before I die.

Harry Dresden
and
The Sword of Truth

HINT: follow the farking books, get good writers and directors, and do create FILLER!!!

Shorter seasons without filler? WIN!
20 hour seasons with craptastic filler? /wrists
 
2014-08-01 10:25:05 PM  

Old Man Winter: The only reason I am incline to agree is because all the shows I bother to watch say, on SyFy, including the Spartacus reruns, have a fark ton more nudity and sex scenes that are completely unnecessary than ever before.
A few weeks back their was a Spartacus episode where the owner guy was getting fluffed to get ready for his nail his wife while discussing business with her. Most the episodes of Dominion feature either a coed shower scene with lots of ass, or an orgy of some sort.
Plus way to many shows are trying to capture the intrigue aspect of Got by piling gambit upon gambit up too quickly to the point it almost seems like satire with soap opera like twists, but really just painting them selves into a corner plotwise.


I was worried about Orphan Black doing this.
But over all, the series got better, while including some interesting twists and turns.
Alas, a couple of terrible side stories that I hope get aborted soon.
 
2014-08-01 10:32:47 PM  

Old Man Winter: Plus way to many shows are trying to capture the intrigue aspect of Got by piling gambit upon gambit up too quickly to the point it almost seems like satire with soap opera like twists


House of Flying Daggers?

If you drink every time there's a betrayal, you'll be dead before the movie ends.
 
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