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Game of Thrones

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 4th, 2012, 10:34 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Yes, that bit threw me. I think they've changed the order of some things happening but it's obviously to condense it into so many episodes.[/quote]

Yes I reckon so.

That bit also threw me and I had to wind back the tape and watch it again. With all the darkness and facial hair I didn't recognise him straightaway :rolleyes:
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Post by Brenna » Thu April 5th, 2012, 10:02 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]Madeleine: "A cow pat is a great big dollop of cow poop! Not sure how you'd throw it though."

With gloves and a peg on your nose LOL. :D

Ken: "Wait until it's good and dry and then like a discuss...Perhaps that should be 'Discus?"

Hmm you sound like a professional cow pat thrower, ken? Should I be afraid? :eek: Should I be very afraid?! :eek: >>>Runs for the hills>>>>Bawhahhhhh!!!! :D

Ash: "I did, and I loved it..."

Vanessa: "I enjoyed last night's(On Monday in the UK)..."

Hires a Helicopter to drop cow pats on everyone!! @@@@@@SPLAT!!! Bawahhhhh!!!! :p :D :D

Bec :) PS: That includes you too, Brenna :p :D [/quote]

Bring it on Bec! You can drop it this Sunday while I'm watching episode 2 :D
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 6th, 2012, 11:30 am

[quote=""rebecca""]GRRRR @@@@@@ <<<Throws cow pats at Brenna! :p :D :D

I have to wait another week!!! Whaaaaaa :rolleyes: :eek: :( :D

Bec :) [/quote]

You're lucky you only have to wait a week. In the Uk, we often have to wait at least 6 months before a US show is screened here, which is why I can't believe we only have to wait 1 day for this one :D Not that I'm gloating ;)
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Post by Brenna » Fri April 6th, 2012, 3:02 pm

We have to wait 6 months to see the next season of Downton Abbey if that is any consolation.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 6th, 2012, 7:15 pm

We have to wait 6-8 months for most of the big US shows - the CSIs, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, Dexter, even if they're shown only on satellite/cable, although they are up to date with the Law and Orders, Castle etc. Terrestrial TV is about 4 years behind with Law and Order SVU. So I guess it works both ways. Sorry!
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Post by rebecca » Sat April 7th, 2012, 1:24 am

Madeleine: "You're lucky you only have to wait a week. In the Uk, we often have to wait at least 6 months before a US show is screened here..."

We get many of the shows but I wont watch normal TV channels because of the mother load of adverts. Here you watch 10 mins of the actual show and then get approx 8 adverts before the program resumes...But what is slowing up is the DVD releases. I am waiting for word on Revenge(with Madeleine Stowe) Homeland(Damien Lewis) Damages S 4(I have NO idea when that is released)...I can't wait for Downtown Abbey and Merlin to be released(I know they're probably shooting it). Oh and the Vampire Diaries(Due out in Sept) and I also have to wait for the second season of Mrs Browns Boys(the show is hilarious!).

I just hope here in Aussie we don't have to wait an entire year for GOT S 2 to be released on DVD!...Trying to get something sent down under is like asking Nasa to fly to the moon! It is so frustrating. :rolleyes:

But anyway I am counting down the days to GOT Tuesday. :D

Off topic here....Wouldn't Richard Madden play a brilliant Robert the Bruce! :D
Bec :) PS: I am warming up my toy helicopter Brenna Bawhahhhhh!!!
:D :p

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Post by Vanessa » Sat April 7th, 2012, 10:37 am

There are loads of adverts inbetween Game of Thrones in the UK! A real pain! It's best if it's recorded and then you can fast forward. They do tend to place adverts every 10 mins. In fact, sometimes when it's only just played the intro of credits!!!
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Post by Madeleine » Sat April 7th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Oh Bec, another Merlin fan! Series 4 finished at the end of last year, not sure if they've started on the fifth one yet. And they're just about to start on Series 3 of Downton.

I agree with Vanessa about the ads - there were lots of complaints when the last series of DA was shown as there were ads practically every 10 minutes; I'm afraid British TV is getting as bad as US TV with all the ad breaks. I tape most things and fast forward the ads.
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Post by rebecca » Sun April 8th, 2012, 2:40 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oh Bec, another Merlin fan! Series 4 finished at the end of last year, not sure if they've started on the fifth one yet. And they're just about to start on Series 3 of Downton.

I agree with Vanessa about the ads - there were lots of complaints when the last series of DA was shown as there were ads practically every 10 minutes; I'm afraid British TV is getting as bad as US TV with all the ad breaks. I tape most things and fast forward the ads.[/quote]

Adverts is one of the reasons we went to pay TV...It got ridiculous and Vanessa is correct(it's the same here!) You see one show end and then comes the 10 adverts and YAY! Your show begins....Er...They show the opening and credits and yes BINGO! 8 adverts and then the show begins but only for about 8 mins and then YES more adverts! :eek: :eek: and why are the adverts always LOUDER than the program?.....

Yep I am a big kid at heart and I love Merlin and I have the season 4 DVD box set and now I am waiting for the next season but that probably won't be till next year?(not sure) and I can't wait to see DA S 3...But I want Maggie to stay! It won't be the same without her.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 8th, 2012, 11:59 am

Yup the ads are deafening, so if I'm watching something live then we often hit the "mute" button.
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