Marcus Aurelius: I hate it because its popularity is discouraging others from taking risks on new, different variations within the same genreBecause we all know that if Hollywood sees anything making money, they won't start copying it immediately.
Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their head
Marcus Aurelius: Mugato: People just write whatever random shiat comes through their headIf I tried that, it would come out something like, "Bumblebees. Nipple clamps. Hot pastrami".
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.
wee: We have found a hipster in the wild!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FlashHarry: no, it's not. now fark off.
DrGunsforHands: I couldn't make it past book 6. Just couldn't take anymore dress smoothing.
Cymbal: God help us if they do. Wheel of Time is 10% interesting, 90% bloated garbage.
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?
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
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.
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
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