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May 22nd, 2019 at 7:54:18 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Is Games of Thrones even any good? IMO it's terrible, but then again, I've never seen any of it.



I tried to watch it 3 times over the last 8 years. Got 2-3 episodes in and was done with it. No idea why people liked it so much. Terrible is right.
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May 22nd, 2019 at 9:41:01 AM permalink
Some people have good taste, others taste good.
I couldn't get into GOT the first season. Caught an episode in season 3 or 4 that caught my interest and I eventually watched the series. I'm not a list sort of person but if I made one of top ten television dramas, it might sneak in at nine or ten.
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May 22nd, 2019 at 2:01:41 PM permalink
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I tried to watch it 3 times over the last 8 years. Got 2-3 episodes in and was done with it. No idea why people liked it so much. Terrible is right.



If it came out when I was 12, I'd have loved it. I liked that D&d type stuff.

I watched most of season 1 thinking I might still enjoy it but it was just boring.

What's odd to me... Most people were not into this stuff as kids. Why are they suddenly into it as adults?

It's like out of the blue everyone just started playing with GI Joes
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May 22nd, 2019 at 2:24:48 PM permalink
Lord of the Rings has sold a hundred million books and spawned billions of dollars worth of movies. Somebody has liked this stuff for a long time.
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May 22nd, 2019 at 3:44:10 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux


What's odd to me... Most people were not into this stuff as kids. Why are they suddenly into it as adults?



a) People's tastes change, or discover things they didn't know were out there. What's wrong with "suddenly" being into something?

b) Sword and sorcery movies were big in the 50's and 60's what with all those Hercules and Ray Harryhausen movies. They had a resurgence in the 80's, starting with Conan the Barbarian, and again in the early 2000's with Lord of the Rings. This stuff has been popular for a while, but it seems to come in waves, unlike a lot of other genres.

c) Really good, high quality sword and sorcery stuff is hard to come by. It's a hard genre to do well. An average movie-goer or TV watcher may not be into the low budget, low quality stuff, but if it's good, they might watch it.

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It's like out of the blue everyone just started playing with GI Joes



When are you talking about? Now? Or the 80's?
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May 22nd, 2019 at 4:20:57 PM permalink
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bettors cashed on Game of Throne bet offered by some books knew the answer before they bet - it was leaked

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/us/game-of-thrones-predictions-betting.html

I also posted up something similar to this however the bets were a lock since the episode accidentally aired hours before it was supposed to.

If you keep up with this type of stuff there are bets you can find that are 99% locks. Does anyone know how much they were taking on the bets? That always seems to be a problem, you can't get very much money down.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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May 22nd, 2019 at 4:23:11 PM permalink
Quote: RS

IMO it's terrible, but then again, I've never seen any of it.

Sounds like you would make a good troll since that's one of their qualifications. Here is the proof, just that statement alone triggered me.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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May 22nd, 2019 at 4:32:01 PM permalink
Notice how GoT begins by fading in to a snowy badlands full of criminals about to meet their fate via mythical, seemingly immortal creatures? Proud northerners? Pompous oligarchs? Political scheming for ultimate power among several factions all with spurious claims to the throne, all while ignoring destruction of all mankind from the actual enemy. What is the exclamation "CUT OFF HIS HEAD!!" if not a word shout that turns a man into pieces of one?

30mm people picked up Skyrim. Bound to be some interested in the series.
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May 22nd, 2019 at 4:33:03 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I also posted up something similar to this however the bets were a lock since the episode accidentally aired hours before it was supposed to.

Does anyone know how much they were taking on the bets? That always seems to be a problem, you can't get very much money down.



Sounds as if it might be an opportunity for a pool of bettors who kicked back a fee for getting the skinny on these "locks".
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May 22nd, 2019 at 4:47:11 PM permalink
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Sounds as if it might be an opportunity for a pool of bettors who kicked back a fee for getting the skinny on these "locks".

We had some good information on the halftime SB show a few years ago, but you never know 100% the information is a lock. Any small bet moved the line significantly and it was getting a little crazy. They put limits on some of that stuff, so you couldn't really crush them. They are offshore books so you are gambling that they will pay you. their set limits might have been a good thing as you are less likely to get stiffed.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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