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[–] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

House of dragon hasn't been bad, but it hasn't gripped me either. Feels like diet GoT. They're trying to do what Hollywood does: figure out the recipe and cash in.

The problem here is the discontinuity in the timeline. Some actors age, some don't, some get replaced... All on top of a fairly emotionless story. After season one of the original, you have a developing cast that's interesting and a climax that makes you go 'WTF?'

At the end of HoD, I just let out a "meh." I may go back, assuming I have nothing better. I'm far more interested in season 2 of Severance or many other higher quality series out there.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

A climax that makes you go WTF because it threw out 7 seasons of character development?

[–] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

We do not talk about season 8. Say you're sorry.

Kidding aside, I'm 100% with you.

PS - I was talking about the climax to season 1.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Season 7 is just as bad. Wake up 🤣

If you haven't watched GoT 1-6 in a while, go watch season 7 and tell me WTF is going on. It's a god-honest fever dream. 🫠

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Diet GoT hits the spot, it is absolutely right. I watched half the first season or and got bored because it repeated so many of the things in GoT. Maybe not the directors fault, I guess the books are just written that way.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 days ago

And also, basically every scene is set inside. Think of all the great scenes in GoT that are just 2-6 people walking and talking. They all feel distinct, because theres interesting visual context. Without that, unless you know way too much about the lore going in, you can barely tell people are in different locations because all the castles look similar. And half of the location names are different compared to GoT.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

It focuses a lot in character building and setting the scene for the terrible mess that’s apparently to come. Shit starts to hits the fan towards the end of the season… I’m very excited for season 2.

Especially since there’s less chance of all this character development being flushed down the toilet like in GoT, because the source material is actually finished

[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I haven't seen it, but I'm going to predict some incest, a lot of other twisted shit, and a plethora of main character deaths. How did I do?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Yoi should mark this as spoilers.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

You cannot spoil either for me because I simply refuse to watch them.

[–] [email protected] -3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (2 children)

Not really. I still remember all the hype for season 6 or whatever, everyone and their mom hosting watch parties for the finale, and then all of them being massively disappointed because it apparently it sucked sooo bad lol

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

the Last season sucked but the rest are some of the best television that has been made. I refused to watch until last year and not mad I did

[–] [email protected] -1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Yeah, so? You said you didn't watch it so you lost out on the amazing ones too

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

That's like saying "too bad you didn't get drunk with us, you missed out on all the fun that happened before everyone threw up"

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Exactly. Why ever gave a good time if it might be a little sucky at the end.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Most people find bad endings to retroactively taint the experience leading up to it.

If you don't, cool for you, but it should be easy to see why most people end up less excited and positive about a work if it ends poorly

From there it should also be easy to see why someone might do the math and judge something with a poor ending will end up being a net negative despite the positive they experience along the way.

[–] [email protected] -2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Yeah I dig that. I just feel if it's an experience made up of multiple parts, just because the last one wasn't as good shouldn't distract from the rest. Like if you go bowling and you win every day 4 times in a row but came 3rd on the 5th day, it was still a good time overall.

If you go into life only wanting to experience perfection (not quite the word I'm looking for, but it will do) and avoiding anything less, you would be consciously missing out on great times.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Like if you go bowling and you win every day 4 times in a row but came 3rd on the 5th day, it was still a good time overall.

Yesterday's game doesn't have a direct relation to today's game. You could have those good games any time, or that bad game at any time. There's no causal link to have a bad game one day retroactively ruin other games.

Season 1 absolutely has a relation, and impact, on Season 8. You can't have one without the other, unlike your bowling comparison, so Season 1 can and is damaged by the existence of Season 8.

you would be consciously missing out on great times.

It's not a great time, though, because Season 8 exists and everyone knows it now. That argument works better for shows that aren't done yet, and thus we can't know if they'll actually be good or not.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago

What if the games were part of a tournament, it's related, and still means the same.

And TIL they made more seasons

[–] [email protected] -3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Meh. Been there, done that. Nowadays I'd rather have a sucky time that might be good at the end.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago

Or a good time that ends with a bit of sucking. Hmmmm :D

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Isn't that why people smoke weed instead?

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

WHAT!? But who will bring pipewire and fireworks to king's landing??

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

We know most of them by terms like "that woman from Nurse Jackie" and "he was one of the Doctors Who" so I get this.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Michael Targaryen, Pam Targaryen, Dwight Targaryen, Stanley Targaryen, Jim Targaryen... there are others.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

but everything changed when the Fire Targaryen attacked

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

White haired dude is a jerk.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Tom Snow and Tiffany Dragonhorny are long lost cousins brothers former roommate, and they kiss.