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Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO)

14 comments

  1. [7]
    Fin Link
    Goosebumps throughout all this. I hope this is what g.r.r martin wanted

    Goosebumps throughout all this. I hope this is what g.r.r martin wanted

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      cromiium Link Parent
      Let's be realistic. G.R.R Martin doesn't know what he wants.

      Let's be realistic. G.R.R Martin doesn't know what he wants.

      16 votes
      1. Amarok Link Parent
        We know he draws sustenance from the tears of his readers, so as long as 2/3 of the cast dies this season he'll be pleased.

        We know he draws sustenance from the tears of his readers, so as long as 2/3 of the cast dies this season he'll be pleased.

        10 votes
    2. bilbodwyer Link Parent
      I expect the broad strokes will be more or less true to his vision (who's alive, who's dead, etc). But I suspect that thematically it'll be quite the different animal to whatever George's ending...

      I expect the broad strokes will be more or less true to his vision (who's alive, who's dead, etc). But I suspect that thematically it'll be quite the different animal to whatever George's ending ends up being (if we ever see it).

      9 votes
    3. [3]
      mrbig Link Parent
      Isn't he one of the producers?

      Isn't he one of the producers?

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        teaearlgraycold Link Parent
        He's an executive producer (and credited as a writer for every episode) but I believe he's not very involved in the show these days.

        He's an executive producer (and credited as a writer for every episode) but I believe he's not very involved in the show these days.

        4 votes
        1. dubteedub Link Parent
          Just to clarify, while he is credited as writer on the show, he personally only wrote four episodes of the series. Season 1: Episode 8 "The Pointy End" Season 2: Episode 9 "Blackwater" Season 3:...

          Just to clarify, while he is credited as writer on the show, he personally only wrote four episodes of the series.

          • Season 1: Episode 8 "The Pointy End"

          • Season 2: Episode 9 "Blackwater"

          • Season 3: Episode 7 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

          • Season 4: Episode 2 "The Lion and the Rose"

          Here is a great Reddit post that discussed the major changes and other notes between the books and the show on those episodes if you are interested.

          He announced he would not write any episodes for the show past Season 5 in order to focus on writing Winds of Winter.

          2 votes
  2. [3]
    hungariantoast Link
    I sort of forgot that we were so close to the eighth season's release that I haven't started re-watching the series yet. Thankfully, I (and anyone else who wants to re-watch) only have to watch...

    I sort of forgot that we were so close to the eighth season's release that I haven't started re-watching the series yet.

    Thankfully, I (and anyone else who wants to re-watch) only have to watch two episodes a day for twenty-six days, in addition to watching at least one episode a day, in order to be caught up by the start of this last season.

    (There are sixty-seven episodes so far, with forty-one days until premier, so watching two episodes for twenty-six of the forty-one days, in addition to at least one episode a day, and you're golden.)

    Seems doable.

    As much as Game of Thrones' popularity makes it a cool kid's show and just that much easier to hate, it was my first experience of Martin's worldbuilding and I quite like it, so I'm pretty excited.

    5 votes
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      teaearlgraycold Link Parent
      I didn't realize GoT has gotten the Minecraft/Fortnite treatment.

      As much as Game of Thrones' popularity makes it a cool kid's show and just that much easier to hate

      I didn't realize GoT has gotten the Minecraft/Fortnite treatment.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
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        1. teaearlgraycold Link Parent
          Oh, I see what you mean. Less focus on kids, more focus on "cool".

          Oh, I see what you mean. Less focus on kids, more focus on "cool".

          1 vote
  3. [4]
    doug3465 Link
    Only place on the internet I trust to advise me whether I should watch this trailer or not. What do you think? Does it balance hype and revelations well?

    Only place on the internet I trust to advise me whether I should watch this trailer or not. What do you think? Does it balance hype and revelations well?

    5 votes
    1. BelgianECleyre Link Parent
      yeah, it's okay. It doesn't show much but does build some tension. If you want to watch it, go for it. If you don't, you won't lose out on anything.

      yeah, it's okay. It doesn't show much but does build some tension. If you want to watch it, go for it. If you don't, you won't lose out on anything.

      6 votes
    2. Amarok Link Parent
      The only spoilers in it are very minor, which characters appear together in which places, so you can deduce how some of the plot is going to play out (such as who's in winterfell). Worth it for...

      The only spoilers in it are very minor, which characters appear together in which places, so you can deduce how some of the plot is going to play out (such as who's in winterfell). Worth it for some of the teasers. I have a feeling I'm going to love Jamie this season, his arc's been one of my favorites.

      3 votes
    3. Papaya Link Parent
      I think the trailer only reveals scenes from the first 3 episodes so no major spoilers

      I think the trailer only reveals scenes from the first 3 episodes so no major spoilers

      2 votes