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Apr 20 11 7:13 AM
Just wondering what everyone thought of the first episode? I loved it.
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Apr 20 11 8:56 AM
Overall, not bad. I thought the scenes beyond the wall were magnificent.
However, all that awkward 'on yer hands and knees girl, and be quick about it' sex. Really? It appeared joyless and contrived for all parties on every occasion. Most unpleasant for the women, boring for the men, and on the whole I didn't get that vibe from the books at all.
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Apr 24 11 2:51 PM
Lots of boobs, which is always good.
Apr 25 11 10:07 AM
Lisa Morton wrote:
I watched the first episode, and won't be watching again. Let's see...it's set in some other - well, place or world or whatever, where every single female character is a sex object and no more, and people of color are of course savage barbarians. I'm betting right now that a scheming, slimy gay character will show up soon to complete the triumvirate of stupid cliches. I also found it confusing, visually dull, and crammed full of that directing style that thinks pauses in dialogue guarantee drama. And the atrocious wigs certainly didn't help.
I'm not prepared to defend the show too much because I was also a bit underwhelmed, but the woman and girls in the main family didnt seem like sex objects. The women in the brutish tribe and the prostitutes were obviously sex objects because of their unfortunate situation, the white haired girl is treated like a sex object by other characters but I'm guessing they will develop and focus on her character eventually. Isnt this just the usual hard, shitty circumstances that are fairly realistic? Or is it that you object to the cliches not because of their plausibility, but because you dont feel they make a worthwhile story? Smash my slight defence if you want, I was slightly worried by the cliches too. I usually welcome nudity, but this show gave me the impression they were focusing on it probably more than necessary, also the worry that they were trying to get some of the Spartacus audience. Has G RR Martin ever been accused of these things in his books? I've yet to hear a bad word about him yet. I'm getting the feeling the show might spoil the way I visualise the books when I get around to reading them in some distant time.
Do any of you feel it shows signs of being another mark against fantasy in the public eye? Maybe they have missed a golden oppurtunity to show fantasy does not have to be all these bad cliches? I'd really love to see a fantasy, horror or science fiction show done with the quality of Oz, Treme, Deadwood or Madmen. Ideally lots of them. I've barely watched Ghost Whisperer, Supernatural and those other shows, so maybe I'm being unfair, but why did we have to be stuck with that general level. The thing I hate about this situation is that it feels as if tv and movie companies feel it is okay to feed us this lesser quality stuff because the fans of these genres generally take what they can get instead of complaining. "Fantasy and horror fans are stupid, we dont have to make it too good". I feel lukewarm about Walking Dead, probably because I've been bombarded with zombies for almost a decade. Funnily enough, after I walked out of Shaun of the Dead, I was thinking "I enjoyed that, but I really tired of zombies now, I think other people are too, so I hope that is the last of it for a long time". Back to Martin, is Fevre Dream his only horror book? I've heard there are another two.
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Apr 25 11 10:23 AM
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Lisa Morton wrote:I watched the first episode, and won't be watching again. Let's see...it's set in some other - well, place or world or whatever, where every single female character is a sex object and no more, and people of color are of course savage barbarians. I'm betting right now that a scheming, slimy gay character will show up soon to complete the triumvirate of stupid cliches. I also found it confusing, visually dull, and crammed full of that directing style that thinks pauses in dialogue guarantee drama. And the atrocious wigs certainly didn't help.
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I wish the show spent more time on character development, and toned down the sensationalism.-Jeremy
Apr 25 11 5:25 PM
Bookhoard wrote:'Game of Thrones' isn't stereotypical at all. Some people are just narrow-minded and insist upon their own politically correct stereotypes being followed.Oh -- and sorry, but the barbarians are, you know... white.
Apr 25 11 5:33 PM
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