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  1. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    On the one hand, that was thrilling, intense and immensely enjoyable. But I have to say, for me, there's just too much about it plotwise that jumps out and screams 'bullshit' for me now. Nearly all of which has already been pointed out by others. Before somebody says that obvious thing about how it's a show with dragons and magic so you can't really question anything, it's nothing to do with the fantasy element - it's the contrivances, the last minute Hollywood-style saves, the clunkier dialogue etc. that really took me out of the moment when I was watching it. If it had always been like that (like 24) then fair enough. Don't get me wrong, it's fantastic and I still absolutely love it but it's just not living up to its own ridiculously high standards. Also, I'm slightly disappointed that it seems to be heading in the simplest, most obvious direction for the end-game. Would still bang.
  2. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    I just started trying to watch it and the quality is shit! Looks like someone has filmed it off their TV. Not sure why anyone would want to watch it in such bad quality rather than just wait a few days. I'll be steering clear of this thread until Monday as well I think.
  3. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    Pretty sure it's actually
  4. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    Ah **** I'm not reading any more 'possible' spoiler things because if that stuff actually happens then that's three genuine 'WOW' moments ruined haha.
  5. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    I think that there must be some sort of twist/development coming. The direction it's going seems a bit too predictable even as far it culminating in everyone teaming up to fight the White Walkers. I watched a video by that Australian guy (that may have even been linked to from here) that made a pretty convincing argument, based on the books and things Martin and the showrunners have said, for it not making any sense for the show to end in a simple good vs. evil war, or indeed a war of any sort given the number there have been already. Although if one of the spoilers I accidentally read is true: then it only seems to be going one way.
  6. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    As much as I dislike golf, I disagree. Yes, fat people play it and can be pretty good but there's definitely a decent number of athletic qualities required to do it well. You have a point - it does indeed have its own category but it pissed me off (irrationally) to see it in the sports section of the BBC website and to hear murmurings of it becoming an Olympic event. I can also appreciate the skill involved in being good at them (I still remember being 7 or 8 and being in awe of my older cousin who could complete Street Fighter 2 Turbo on level 7!). But there's still no way that they should be talked about alongside actual sports. IMO of course.
  7. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    I've nothing against people watching it. But it's not a sport. Putting it in the same category as athletic endeavours is what pisses me off.
  8. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Yep, spotting a link on the BBC Sport app to guys playing Counter Strike was what prompted my post.
  9. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    E-sports being considered a sport. **** off.
  10. FFS. How many times have we been over this? Tories have done you like a kipper. If someone wants to believe something badly enough, then clearly even things like facts and evidence won't change their mind.
  11. **** hell. I mean, seriously, it's got to be trolling surely? Although I guess Labour's manifesto pledges are technically undeliverable seeing as, you know, they didn't get elected.
  12. Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    Wow. My only complaint is that I've now got to wait longer to see what happens next!
  13. WAHEY! It's a JOKE thread : Enter at your own risk.

    Slightly non-PC...
  14. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    I don't know about that... I enjoyed The Leftovers on the whole but also found it unfulfilling. It was a show that seemed very, very pleased with itself. I liked that the departure wasn't (fully) explained but I found it similar to Lost in that it created other mysteries that had no relevance to the plot as devices to keep people watching, with no intention of explaining them.
  15. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Facebook taking invasion of privacy to new levels. Recently, adverts for hotels in a particular European resort have started appearing on my Facebook feed, as have adverts for a particular clothing store that I've never used featuring a couple of tops that I really liked but have never shopped for. Whatever, doesn't affect me and easily ignored. Anyway, it was my birthday a few days ago and two of my presents from my girlfriend were a holiday at that particular resort (in a hotel that had been shown on my Facebook, including price details) and one of the tops that I'd seen advertised (again, with the price on it), both of which she'd shopped for on her phone. It seems completely insane to me that it's deemed OK to target advertising based on sharing another person's browsing habits on other devices! If I'd thought more about it, it could've ruined two intended surprises. It's crossed the line and warrants a complaint, I think. I can't get my head around Facebook accessing information from another app on her phone. It's so shady! It's certainly going to make me take notice of any other ads I see. Hopefully I won't be seeing any for 16" black strap-ons any time soon...