1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Game of Thrones Season 8 (2019)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Sam Favate, May 23, 2018.

  1. deltamind

    deltamind Extra

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    Roberts Tate
  2. SamT

    SamT Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,130
    Likes Received:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Shouldn't they release this in the Winter? No, seriously!
     
  3. SamT

    SamT Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,130
    Likes Received:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Sam
    [​IMG]
     
    MattBradley likes this.
  4. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    22,148
    Likes Received:
    7,477
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Albany, NY
  5. SamT

    SamT Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,130
    Likes Received:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Sam
     
    Greg.K likes this.
  6. Tommy R

    Tommy R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    678
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Real Name:
    Tommy
    Here are the run times:

    Episode 1: 54 minutes

    Episode 2: 58 minutes

    Episode 3: 82 minutes

    Episode 4: 78 minutes

    Episode 5: 80 minutes

    Episode 6: 80 minutes

    Can’t help but feel a little bamboozled here. They previously said each episode would be 90 minutes. They should have just said nothing and surprised us with what they ended up being, because 4 80-minute episodes will be great. But as there are many subplots and characters I really don’t care for on the show, that will mean less time for the ones I enjoy. But whatever, I’m still excited for it to come back.
     
  7. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    22,148
    Likes Received:
    7,477
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    I don't know that they ever explicitly stated that each episode would be 90 minutes. I think an HBO exec mentioned that the final season might have feature length episodes, and over time the internet's game of telephone turned that into each episode being 90 minutes.
     
  8. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,826
    Likes Received:
    4,007
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate
    I've been rewatching season 7 (on blu-ray) in advance of season 8. And I have a question for the book readers:

    Is Euron Greyjoy a character in the books? Is his characterization the same as what we see in season 7?

    Because what I see is just a lousy character. As he appears in season 7, Euron is a mustache-twirler, a character who gets off on being evil for evil's sake. That's never interesting. Now, I realize that Martin's books haven't caught up to the show (which is ironic) and as such, Euron may not have appeared much yet, if at all. If that's the case, I hope if and when Martin uses him, he becomes more interesting.
     
  9. Josh Dial

    Josh Dial Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    783
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Dial
    Euron is in the books.

    He doesn't really play a role until A Feast for Crows (book 4) where he participates in the Kingsmoot (a tradition where the Iron Isle captains vote on king). He's a very dangerous and violent character. I don't think he's evil for evil's sake like he is in the show--Martin definitely writes the character with clear goals. The character does lean into the "violent pirate" archetype, though.

    Personally, I don't find the character particularly interesting. That's not a strike against Martin or anything--not every character can be on the level of, say, Jaime (my favourite character in the books by far).
     
    Sam Favate likes this.
  10. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    22,148
    Likes Received:
    7,477
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    New promo ("Survival"):
     
  11. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    19,714
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    I’m a third through season 6, almost caught up.
     
    SamT likes this.
  12. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,826
    Likes Received:
    4,007
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate
    Watched the last episode of season 7 last night. I could have sworn we knew the details of the deal Tyrion made with Cersei for her involvement, but it's not there. Wasn't it that Tyrion agreed that Cersei's unborn child would be the heir to the throne? That was while he thought Dany couldn't have children, which she no doubt can and will, now that she's with Jon. Anyway, where the hell am I remembering this from?
     
  13. Message #33 of 1094 Apr 3, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
    JaysonPriceful

    JaysonPriceful Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jay
    Hey guys! So I wanted to know if any of you tried to watch HBO with a VPN? Because I'd like to watch the first episodes live but I'm not from America so it work with HBO but maybe with an American IP it would work? Says here it should work but I would like to be certain first
     
  14. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    22,016
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Welcome to the forum. Your link doesn’t work. I don’t think you’ll get a lot of input on using a VPN to circumvent region locks on subscription services here at the HTF: not a common question or concern I’ve seen here.

    And this discussion doesn’t really belong here in the season discussion thread. :)
     
    Sam Posten likes this.
  15. JaysonPriceful

    JaysonPriceful Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jay
    Oh ok, my bad. I fixed the link but I'll keep this in mind next time. To make it GoT related how would you guys recommend remembering everything from last season without actually rewatching? Is there some quick summary somewhere?
     
  16. BobO'Link

    BobO'Link Producer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    6,786
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Mid-South
    Real Name:
    Howie
    https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_Wiki
     
  17. SamT

    SamT Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,130
    Likes Received:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Sam Favate likes this.
  18. BobO'Link

    BobO'Link Producer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    6,786
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Mid-South
    Real Name:
    Howie
    FWIW - that article says nothing else about S8 other than that one quote: "I don't think it should be the final season." Everything else is about the upcoming spin off series or generic comments comparing the existing books to the series.
     
  19. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    8,826
    Likes Received:
    4,007
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate
    Benioff & Weiss interview about Season 8:

    https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/09/game-of-thrones-season-8-showrunners-interview/

    Good stuff; no spoilers.

     
    Dheiner, TravisR and BobO'Link like this.
  20. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Director

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    22,148
    Likes Received:
    7,477
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    Just finished my rewatch of Season 7. It plays better on a condensed viewing schedule. After the earlier seasons ran more or less in real time, with fairly minimal time compression, Season 7 in particular resorted to the more aggressive time compression of feature films. There's also the fact that you have three magical 747s that can cover vast distances quickly.

    I'm pumped for tomorrow's season premiere. Fortunately Verizon Fios is participating in the HBO free preview weekend, so I don't need to resubscribe to HBO Now until next weekend.
     

Share This Page