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Old 04-15-2019, 08:06 PM   #14401
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Please be in 4K, please be in 4K, please be in 4K...
I’m gonna hold off until they release the complete set in 4K.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:09 PM   #14402
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Pretty standard first episode material, good set up, nice character moments and reunions. A part of it felt a tad off, I dunno if it’s because we haven’t seen these characters in a while, the actors had a bit of time off between the seasons or the writing is just a little more blunt at putting the pieces together.

It’s a shame the show has come round to concluding in a different state of how it begun, the scheming, backstabbing and political turns where all the meat of the story. And it seems the final act now is a more knockabout blockbuster actioner. I guess it was always going to defuse into such a point from the offset, but the only real shocks I think we can expect is from how expendable the core cast are and where it will all finish off at.
I understand your point but scheming for the throne would feel a bit trivial now with the pending apocolyse finally heading towards all the characters.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:10 PM   #14403
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Game of Thrones returned after a near 600-day hiatus with their premiere episode earning 17.4 million viewers.

UK's Daily Mail predicts that it may have been watched by over 100 million people worldwide making it the "most watched" drama in the world.

https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/15/game-of...5w4r40DibB8RPs
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:20 PM   #14404
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Might be more popular than M*A*S*H was at its peak.

Winter is here.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM   #14405
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My prediction for the end: Jon and Dany both die.

The Night King is defeated and Tyrion winds up on the Iron Throne after the truth about his Targaryen heritage is revealed.

Also Tyrion betrays Jon/Dany after forming a secret alliance with Cersei. Then Jaime kills Cersei after Bronn tells him about the contract hit she put out.

Poetic irony is that Tyrion wins the IT by being more like the father who loathed him than either of Tywin’s real children.

...a bittersweet end indeed.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:26 PM   #14406
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Tyrion is nothing like Tywin, Cersei is the closest to him.

Killing Jon would have very little weight now since they already did it once.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:29 PM   #14407
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Tyrion is nothing like Tywin, Cersei is the closest to him.

Killing Jon would have very little weight now since they already did it once.
I'm not so sure what Tyrion really is anymore as we're seeing his character change
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:30 PM   #14408
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Jaime likely won’t live past the Battle for Winterfell. I think Arya will kill Cersei with Jaime’s face thus fulfilling the prophecy in a way she didn’t expect.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:30 PM   #14409
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Killing Jon would have very little weight now since they already did it once.
I was thinking the same thing last night. Although they could have him sail away like Frodo.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:41 PM   #14410
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Tyrion is nothing like Tywin, Cersei is the closest to him.
Really? I've always seen Tyrion as an ironic Tywin Jr. Tyrion's the only Lannister that truly takes after their father, with the other two being far too emotional to be tacticians. Tywin basically held the kingdoms together under the Mad King's rule, and Tyrion's been pulling similar strings since Blackwater. If anything, the slight difference between the two is that Tyrion's tragic upbringing led him to be more socially aware and flexible than his father, who's single mistake was in neglecting the one child that actually took after him.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:52 PM   #14411
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Since we’re doing “what if” scenarios, I wouldn’t be surprised if Samwell Tarly makes Daenerys a target for revenge (that would be an interesting twist).
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:07 PM   #14412
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Game of Thrones set a massive ratings record for its final season premiere.

The HBO hit delivered 17.4 million viewers on Sunday evening across multiple airings and including some streaming.


That makes the GoT season 8 premiere the biggest telecast in HBO’s history and the most-watched scripted entertainment program of the year (the prior record holder was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory with 14.1 million viewers on Feb. 7) — despite HBO being available in far fewer homes than the broadcast network.

The number surpasses the show’s previous overnight record of 16.9 million viewers for the season 7 finale two years ago. The show didn’t surge quite as much from the season 7 premiere (16.1 million) as one might have expected, however. But the record is despite HBO losing Dish subscribers in a contract dispute last December (which HBO believes impacted the numbers), and certain streaming partners (such as Amazon, Hulu, Roku) not being counted in this first-round number. By comparison, the finale of HBO’s The Sopranos in 2007 had 11.9 million viewers.

The show also blew up Twitter, racking up 5 million tweets, a record for the show (Sam revealing the truth about Jon Snow’s parents was the most tweeted about moment).

GoT is the extremely rare drama that has managed to grow its audience every single season (AMC’s Breaking Bad was another). AMC’s The Walking Dead used to top Game of Thrones in the ratings, but the zombie drama has recently fallen to around 5 million weekly viewers.

Last week the U.K.’s Daily Mail wrote a story claiming the return of Game of Thrones could rack up a billion viewers worldwide, but the truth is even HBO doesn’t know how many viewers their show gets globally given all the various methods of distribution. The real global number will be far closer to 100 million. (NCIS was calculated in 2016 to be the “most watched drama in the world” with only 47 million viewers).

Still, GoT is very likely the world’s biggest show at this point. GoT‘s seventh season grew to average about 32 million viewers per episode after months of streaming viewership was added.

And if this kind of number is what the season premiere is doing … what’s the May 19th series finale going to get?

https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/15/game-of...ings-season-8/
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:21 PM   #14413
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Game of Thrones returned after a near 600-day hiatus with their premiere episode earning 17.4 million viewers.

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Game of Thrones set a massive ratings record for its final season premiere.

The HBO hit delivered 17.4 million viewers on Sunday evening across multiple airings and including some streaming.


That makes the GoT season 8 premiere the biggest telecast in HBO’s history and the most-watched scripted entertainment program of the year (the prior record holder was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory with 14.1 million viewers on Feb. 7) — despite HBO being available in far fewer homes than the broadcast network.

The number surpasses the show’s previous overnight record of 16.9 million viewers for the season 7 finale two years ago. The show didn’t surge quite as much from the season 7 premiere (16.1 million) as one might have expected, however. But the record is despite HBO losing Dish subscribers in a contract dispute last December (which HBO believes impacted the numbers), and certain streaming partners (such as Amazon, Hulu, Roku) not being counted in this first-round number. By comparison, the finale of HBO’s The Sopranos in 2007 had 11.9 million viewers.

The show also blew up Twitter, racking up 5 million tweets, a record for the show (Sam revealing the truth about Jon Snow’s parents was the most tweeted about moment).

GoT is the extremely rare drama that has managed to grow its audience every single season (AMC’s Breaking Bad was another). AMC’s The Walking Dead used to top Game of Thrones in the ratings, but the zombie drama has recently fallen to around 5 million weekly viewers.

Last week the U.K.’s Daily Mail wrote a story claiming the return of Game of Thrones could rack up a billion viewers worldwide, but the truth is even HBO doesn’t know how many viewers their show gets globally given all the various methods of distribution. The real global number will be far closer to 100 million. (NCIS was calculated in 2016 to be the “most watched drama in the world” with only 47 million viewers).

Still, GoT is very likely the world’s biggest show at this point. GoT‘s seventh season grew to average about 32 million viewers per episode after months of streaming viewership was added.

And if this kind of number is what the season premiere is doing … what’s the May 19th series finale going to get?

https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/15/game-of...ings-season-8/
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:22 PM   #14414
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Killing Jon would have very little weight now since they already did it once.
I agree, can’t redo that and have it be impactful at all lol they burned that card and it worked back then, won’t work a second time in any capacity and I’d bet big money it would backfire lol
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Pretty standard first episode material, good set up, nice character moments and reunions. A part of it felt a tad off, I dunno if it’s because we haven’t seen these characters in a while, the actors had a bit of time off between the seasons or the writing is just a little more blunt at putting the pieces together.

It’s a shame the show has come round to concluding in a different state of how it begun, the scheming, backstabbing and political turns where all the meat of the story. And it seems the final act now is a more knockabout blockbuster actioner. I guess it was always going to defuse into such a point from the offset, but the only real shocks I think we can expect is from how expendable the core cast are and where it will all finish off at.
I think one of the things that makes this episode one of the best in the series is that it shows the show has not lost any of that scheming and political element and that even with the great war upon them, those things are still motivating people's actions/decisions.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:19 PM   #14416
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Might be more popular than M*A*S*H was at its peak.

Winter is here.
The M*A*S*H finale drew an audience of 121 million people.

On one hand, there's a greater populace now, so more eyes (and more global options) to see a show.

On the other hand, there are so many other options and distractions in this day and age to steal numbers away from a single property.

Still, crazy numbers on both accounts.
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The M*A*S*H finale drew an audience of 121 million people.
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105.9m.
Given the inexact science, I'm going with the higher estimate:

Nationally, “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen” received a 60.2 rating and a 77 share [4]. That 60.2 ratings translates into an estimated 50,146,600 homes (833,000 X 60.2) which can be rounded up to either 50.15 million homes or 50.2 million homes. Either way, more than half of all the television households in the United States were watching M*A*S*H — and 77 percent of all televisions in use from 8:30PM to 11:00PM were tuned in to CBS.

The number of viewers who watched “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen” depends on which measurement you look at. The total audience — the number of people who watched all or part of the two-and-a-half hours — clocks in at 121,624,000 million viewers [5]. However, the total audience counts viewers who watched as little as six minutes of the finale. The average audience — the number of viewers who were actually watching during the average minute of the finale — stands at a somewhat lower 105,970,000 [6]. In other words, while close to 106 million viewers watched the whole two-and-a-half hours of the finale, an additional 15 million watched at least six minutes.

For some reason, the number usually given for how many people watched the finale is 125 million. Apparently, this figure was released by either CBS or Nielsen (or both) in the days after the finale aired. Both The Associated Press and United Press International published the number on March 2nd [7, 8]. This erroneous figure has been repeated time and time again over the decades but the correct number is 121.6 million TOTAL audience or 105.9 million AVERAGE viewers.


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