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Game of Thrones: Final Season

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by mark kennedy, May 3, 2019.

  1. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

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    I really didn't like the early seasons but last season this show got really good. Just watch the epic battle scene in episode 3, blew me away. So is anyone else watching Game of Thrones?
     
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    Never watched a single episode. After reading the books, such a series can't compare.
     
  3. A_Thinker

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    I'm watching.

    The series has become more Americanized through the seasons.

    Many (not I) were displeased at the sanitized nature of the Battle of Winterfell.

    I'm sure Martin would have liked to seen a few more significant "good guy" deaths than what we saw on Sunday.
     
  4. Deborah D

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    Am I the only one here having a hard time with the fact that Christians feel okay about watching this show??

    Here's a segment of a PluggedIn Online review:

    Game of Thrones gives viewers the occasional honorable gesture or innocent action or even theological rumination. But for all its laurels, this series has its eyes firmly focused on the bestial in us, not the angelic. Politics are brutish. Men are savage. And women are, very often, treated as naked, sexually subservient chattel (belying the fact that as the series winds to a close, it's clear the show's most powerful characters are, in fact, women). Even mainstream critics have long lambasted the show for its often vile treatment of women, regularly chiding it for its "sexposition"—that is, the habit of having characters recite loads of important-but-otherwise-boring dialogue in the beds of a brothel. And, frankly, most hard-R movies don't get as close to flat-out pornography as this series does. So it would seem that we already know who rules this land: Violence and sex reign as king and queen, while graphic language and a hyper-cynical worldview squabble for scraps around the table.​

    Is it good to be the king? I don't even want to be in this kingdom.
    To read the entire review, click here: Plugged In

    BTW, I've never watched it, so who am I to talk, right?
     
  5. Aspzan

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    I have watched some of GoT before I became a Christian, personally I would not watch it now. You reminded me of this article I read a while back: Vice and Fire | Peter Hitchens I thought I'd post it here.
     
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  6. Petros2015

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    Spoiler alert!

    In the last episode Jesus returns to Westeros and seizes the Iron Throne lol
     
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  7. Heavenhome

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    When I first heard about it, I didn't really know what the show was about but what you have described here is true, I saw a couple of bits of episodes but could not watch it especially when remembering warnings in the Bible about what we are to set our thoughts on.
    Philippians 4:8.
    My opinion of course
     
  8. A Realist

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    Been watching it since the beginning. Episode 3 was a winner, and I did not expect it to end as it did!

    ....now on to King's Landing!
     
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  9. Deborah D

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    Wow! What an insightful and well-written critique!! Here's an excerpt from it that I find particularly helpful.

    As far as I can find out, Martin is a lapsed Roman Catholic and has quite banal views about how religion causes wars and God is a “giant invisible guy in the sky.” I do not think he has set out to make an attack on Christianity. I do not think he especially likes it, but I suspect he has discarded it, and so he has written an account of a world in which it simply does not exist. His fantasy greatly disturbs me, because it helps to normalize the indifference to Christianity which is a far greater threat to it than active atheism.​

    Some readers of Martin’s stories see a kind of Christianity in the worship of “the Seven.” This is the most official of several religions in Westeros, described in this way: “Worship was a septon [priest] with a censer, the smell of incense, a seven-sided crystal alive with light, voices raised in song.” There are a Father, a Mother, and a Smith. Then there are the Crone, the Maiden, the Warrior, and finally the Stranger, who represents death. Although the Seven faintly echo the Trinity, there seems to be no equivalent of Christ or the Holy Ghost among them, let alone of the One God. This is not Seven in One and One in Seven but Seven in Seven. I would say that the Seven are much more like classical or Nordic pantheons than like the Trinity. Their clergy are superficially similar to those of the Christian Church, but their nature is quite different. There are male priests called Septons and nun-like female Septas, as well as an order called the Silent Sisters whose chief task is to tend to the dead. There is a High Septon, a sort of pope, but this figure is either a cynic, corrupt and luxury-loving, seeking power, or a fanatic, also seeking power. It seems to me to be assumed that they do not truly believe in the rather lifeless precepts, very faintly explained, of their faith, which has a scripture, of which we learn little. Nor does anyone else. The worship of the Seven is exactly what atheists think Christianity is: an outward vesture.​

    A rival older faith, officially tolerated, survives in silent groves of ancient trees. There is also a rather nasty Drowned God, who seems to encourage piracy among seafarers (which suits them very well), and a highly intolerant Red God with a touch of the Cathars, but which (unlike the others) manifests itself in acts of violent wizardry and second sight. This is the deity that flourishes in the sweltering, cruel east, and no wonder. So we have on the one hand a vague expression of civic virtue, empty of real force and truth, and on the other a manifestation of supernatural might, quite unconnected with goodness and very ready to ally itself with earthly power if it suits them both. This recalls the way in which, in our time, science and power walk hand in hand, often destructively and dangerously.​

    And in the midst of this it is those who are most indifferent to justice and truth, and the most carefully concerned for their own selves, who prosper, and also who appear to be the wisest and cleverest. Is this not very much like our own age, as it develops? Our minds are emptied of faith and hope, and we are emptied of charity. God’s visible hand is nowhere. Dead is dead. What is stolen remains stolen. Corruption is becoming normal. No help can be expected, and there is no reason to believe that a divine justice awaits the greedy or the crooked. The rainbow and the comet, the thunder and the wind, have been explained till there is no wonder left in them. We laugh at the very idea of the devil. And now, for the first time, the world of selfism and indifference has its bard, whose stories are lodged firmly in the minds of tens of millions. If we cannot counter the cruel message of Game of Thrones with something better, we have much to fear from the years to come.​

    Peter Hitchens is a columnist for the Mail on Sunday.​
     
  10. RaymondG

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    This is shameful! Christians should not be watching this show, period!!!!!!!


    Hey, were you surprised that it was Arya who slays the night king......and the ease at which he was killed and the war was over?
     
  11. ChristianGirl_96

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    No. It is only a television show after all.
     
  12. NnamAries

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    Projections have been wildly unprecedented.
     
  13. mark kennedy

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    Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. I knew Arya would play a crucial role, I was surprised that she found him, her killing him is exactly what everyone was trying to do. What impressed me with the show was the choreography, I was expecting a lot more CG optics.
     
  14. RaymondG

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    Yes. A lot of people complained about the darkness....but I had no issues with it. I think I like the part where the first group ran in with their swords of fire and you see all the flames gradually go out..... I thought the show could have ended with this episode......Not sure what all could be left for 3 more 90 minutes episode.
     
  15. mark kennedy

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    The Dothraki sacrificed themselves being the first wave of what was thought to be a hopeless battle. This is going to be a very big deal as the political intrigue continues. Lyanna Mormont spoke of her mother dying to defend...who I'm not sure...then she mets her end killing that giant defending Winterfell. The question becomes, who is the rightful king and the series has been focused primarily on that. I don't know, I really enjoyed the battle scene but I'm glad they got that out of the way. The rest appears to be, who will sit on that throne of swords?
     
  16. A Realist

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    The Night King was only part of the battle for Westeros....although a BIG part. Now they have Cersei Lannister to deal with.
     
  17. RaymondG

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    Cersei has an army more than twice the size of the diminished army of the north. That will be a big battle....we also have to see what Bron decides to do....and whose face Arya will wear to spice things up....and which main characters will die each episode.....
     
  18. Poppyseed78

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    I'm still watching. I actually preferred the earlier seasons to the later ones, but I still find it enjoyable.
     
  19. RaymondG

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    The reviews for this pass episode were dreadful.....
     
  20. A Realist

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    Some people want "edge of the seat" action on every episode. I think Sunday's episode was good for what it was intended to be.......setting the stage for the final battle.
     
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