Part of 30% off Blu-ray and DVD sales. Seems like a good deal.
Season 1: Represents my expectation of being an adult
Season 8: Actually being an adult
This must be a mistake. There were only 7 seasons.
7 + 1 which was dog shit.
To be fair, the last 3 seasons were dog shit.
to varying degrees of dog shittiness.
They probably wish there were only 7 seasons. No intentions of ever watching another episode again. I'm sure I'm not the only person who would have bought or at least watched the whole show again if they finished it off with something that wasn't that abomination. I'm not even asking for a great last season like Breaking Bad, just something that made sense and made it feel like the whole thing wasn't a waste of time.
The worst part is that now that the show is over, more and more people will start reading ASOIAF books and join on the waiting train for another five years just for one book.
the waiting train for another five years just for one book.
the waiting train for another five years just for one book.
Hah, that's optimistic. That fat old bastard is gonna drop dead before that.
@Merlict: Gotta look at other popular fantasy writers like Brandon Sanderson, someone who unlike GRRM, consistently publishes books (although his are a completely different type of fantasy) that are still very high quality. I personally enjoyed his stormlight work more than asoiaf. Regardless, the point is that every one of his books is critically acclaimed and he releases once every year, while also having time for tons for public work. Kind of makes GRRM look like a lazy writer. The guy is old but other popular writers his age like Stephen King are still more consistent. It's obvious that ASOIAF is not something in his mind anymore so you'll either get a book that he almost forced himself to write or a book that you'll wait ten years for.
if they came from the TV show, I think they are going to be less invested in how the books will end.
I feel bad for those who started the books a few years ago, before the show jumped the shark.
…so much wasted time invested. watched it from the first season. anticipated new seasons…then deleted everything after season 8.
The problem is the type of show it is, which is very early becomes "Whats going to happen when everyone meets up"
The problem is if you ruin this at the end of the show, then its not longer worth watching again.
To me its the equivalent of bran Stark waking up at the end of Season 8 and finding out that its all been a dream, it makes it pointless to watch again.
That would probably be a better ending
Jon Snow: Knows nothing, does everything.
Bran Stark: Knows everything, does nothing
That would be better, the best character Ned Stark would be alive and we could continue from there.
@SamR: Then he'd die again because it's Sean Bean.
I did the same with Lost - once it was resolved, the mystery and anticipation was gone. Breaking Bad is a great comparison, because the anticipation might be gone, but it still holds so much value.
What was Lost all about?
@SamR: Spooky island - suffered a similar thing to Game of Thrones, in that there was heaps of story threads going everywhere, with a slightly underwhelming ending.
@pdtmathieson: Last season of Lost was OK
@congo: Yeah it was OK - but that was it. I invested a lot of time and brainpower into the show, including reading up every week on all the things that I missed and the iconography, symbolism etc… I think maybe the problem when you get that deep into something the resolution can never quite do enough for you.
Only 6 seasons.
If you really do want the collection even after season 8, I'd hold off for a full 4K release boxset.
Don't bother. It leads to the biggest disappointment of modern TV which makes the journey a waste of time. And I've seen Dexter
This ending gave Dexter merit and that's saying something.
To be fair Dexter was pretty much all shit after S03.
Dexter 4/5 was ok
Season 4 is the best season according to ratings.
Dexter ending was much worse. I don't know why I persisted with that show to the end.
That last season totally killed it for me. Such a disappointment.
That's exactly what I'm talking about though. Before the last season if someone asked about it, you'd go yeah you should watch it, the first X seasons were great, the last few not as good but still worth watching. Now, I would just tell someone, don't bother investing any time into it as none of it really matters in the end.
LOL. All these complaints about season 8 again. I have never watched a single episode of GoT (I did read half of the first book), so I guess I wouldn't understand.
you know nothing obro
I feel lucky that I forgot to continue watching after the first couple episodes, really.
You're lucky. Remember after that one terrible movie you thought I'll never get those 2 hours back. This was about 60 hours. :(
it's not too late to back out.
Though I don't know how you've managed to avoid this sensation for 10 years now. And also avoid spoilers.
I wonder if they will give me 25% discount if I promise to only watch seasons 1-6
Seeing a lot of "was great until season 8" but lets be real, it really started going downhill after season 5… Such a colossal disappointment…
Too much filler crap
It did go downhill but it was still watchable. That last season just killed of any interest of buying or re-watching any of it again. My wife would rewatch episodes from time to time before season 8. She doesn't anymore.
I was going to buy the whole box set after the series finishes and releases on bluray. Now I'm not going to do that.
I have followed the series religiously since S1 and have not even bothered to watch the final episode. I know through spoilers what happens though. All of S8 was written by a hack.
Agree, this doesn't get much of a run. When it was clear there was an ending in sight, everything was geared towards that. That's fine when you have a good ending to work towards, but there was no pay off for the slow pace of everything after season four. That's what I was disappointed by, moreso than the ending itself.
until s8 I felt the worst episode by far was "No One". S8 made "No One" look like a masterpiece.
What a shame. Haven't watched an episode yet, but was pretty excited to binge the entire series knowing season 8 was the shows conclusion. Looks like I'll never watch it knowing it ends terribly.
Opinions are like a**holes…. everybody has one.
Don't let other people tell you what you like… before you've even seen it.
When it appears 80% (made up statistic by me) of the show's diehard aholes are saying it's a waste of time, I'm rather inclined to believe the aholes.
Edit to your edit: 60+ hours required to reach that point though.
Then you should feel fantastic you haven't watched it then. That's great news.
…in this case the aholes know where its at!
@franco cozzo: I'm telling you, aholes know a thing or two!
@Frayin: …take it from the aholes the last seasons are crap….and if anyone knows crap its an ahole!
Yeah, that's the main reason really from my point of view. That's a hell of a lot of time to invest in today's time poor society. Yes, the first few seasons are good, but is there really any point in watching only half the show? There are so many great series around these days, I would just recommend them to watch something else instead.
The problem is that you didn't watch it week to week like everyone else, so now you have an idea of where it goes, which degrade the experience.
if you really want to get some enjoyment from this, watch seasons 1-5, and from there, depending on how adventurous you are, just read the spoilers for the rest of the series.
I think s6 and s7 are still worth watching notwithstanding a few bad episodes. S8 I would recommend reading a synopsis somewhere instead of subjecting yourself to that torture.
It's heartbreaking seeing something so good be ruined like that.
I don't really understand the whole attitude of just because 1 season / book / movie is bad then that negates the entire thing. In the case of GoT, sure I absolutely agree season 8 was abysmal, but there were some many incredible moments throughout the whole series that will still pull me back in for more viewings I'm sure.
Another example is Deadwood. What a phenomenal show. Ian McShane's portrayal of Al Swearengen will go down as one of my favourite performances in a show or movie. Sadly the show got cancelled before it finished.
But 13 years later they released a one off movie! .. and it was incredibly disappointing. Filled with flash backs to the original show and story references and emotions that apparently did not age a day in the 10 years since the TV show story ended and the movie's took place. And to add insult to injury, the Al Swearengen character is sick throughout the whole thing and plays a very backseat role in the story, and who's end comes not with a bang or any real meaning, but as a slow eternal slumber as he lays in bed.
But, I still love Deadwood and will continue to watch it. Just probably not that movie.
when you know how something ends, it colours your perception and enjoyment of the episodes you rewatch. You originally saw it not know where it was heading, and your mind speculated how things would go. You can't ever recreate that. Now you know all the threads are heading towards an unsatisfying conclusion.
for real though i held off buying any blurays for this show intending to buy a set like this when it's done.
now that the time is here, I really don't want to..
That's me 100%.
I rarely rewatch anything. Was going to buy the complete box set and rewatch it all some day. Not going to bother now. Still haven't even seen the finale.
Same. Purchased the first two seasons for $10 each on blu-ray. Hadn't purchased any others since. As I lost interest in the show and all its hype.
when is the real season 8 coming out? Not the fan made one from last year.
BTW, who ended up being the Prince that was Promised from the prophecy?
I was planning to buy the whole set, but after watching season 8, I feel like its a waste of time. Season 8 just ruined this great show.