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GoT Laughs: Wishful thinking

How some may wish the storylines played out. They actually might have, if GoT was some old-fashioned fantasy … It wouldn’t be half as fun this way, though.

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  • Lol.
    Poor Theon… The ironic thing’s that if he did die then he wouldnt have been tortured/flayed/raped by Ramsay :P

  • HAHA!! This is the best GoT parody/comedy video I’ve seen in a long time. I didn’t consider those School of Thrones videos to be all that funny. This was actually clever and hilarious.

  • Funny but why was Dany naked and Jon Snow wasn’t? Egalitarianism in our wish-fulfillment, people!

  • Oh, it would be plenty fun this way…for a short while.

    Then we’d all be going into Thrones angst withdrawal. Bring on the angst! As someone from the NY Times might say, Thrones is like Twilight, but with dragons. They both thrive on angst.

  • Off topic, but have you heard that Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) died today? :( sad day for HP fans…

  • Sad about Griffiths, the Manderly that wasn’t (though that’s not why it’s sad).

    As for the video, I thought it was mostly stupid but felt like they really nailed the Riverlands part, particularly Jaime Lannister… who’s good now… but just as witty. Harrenhall reminded me of a few books I’ve read too.

    Winterfell was all wrong though. Bran should have been some crazy mind-controlling wizard or something. I’m not sure what he should have made Theon do, but crazy bloodthirsty Eddard didn’t do much for me except for the first “kill him more” line about Joffrey.

  • Peter: Uh, you guys, GOT is trailing Community 2 to 1 in the Hulu Best-In-Show matchup. I love pre-Season 4 Community as much as anybody, but THIS. CAN. NOT. STAND.http://www.hulu.com/bestinshow

    I voted!!!! I have never even heard of Community, how on earth could that be bigger than GOT?

  • Come to think of it, they could have just had Bran warg into him, and say “I can walk again” and maybe kiss Meera… though that would not be the show yet, would it. Have him kiss Osha? A little creepy but kind of funny too.

  • Dark Star,

    Community was amazing, though it’s not for everyone, and an incredibly ambitious sitcom that sits alone with Arrested Development in terms of totally transcending the genre. Well, people make a case for Moonlighting, but I never saw that. Probably fewer clunky lines — the (very) few times the writing on GoT backfires, it backfires hard — but not on the same level, certainly not now that Harmon’s left and they’ve started playing much faster and looser with the characters. It warms my heart to see people fighting for it so hard, though. It’s one of those shows that really deserved better. Not as hard done by as Firefly, as it got three good seasons, but “My Dinner with Abed” and “Remedial Chaos Theory” are two of the best episodes of anything I’ve ever seen.

    I accidentally voted for GoT over Breaking Bad in the semis, thinking it was still The Walking Dead we were up against without even really looking (not very fair because I’ve never actually seen the Walking Dead, but I feel pretty confident regardless). I’m torn on how I would have voted if I’d realized what I was doing. The only show I know for sure I think was better is The Wire (which I’m reasonably confident will never be unseated as my favorite show of all time)… after that, it gets muddy.

    Breaking Bad’s dialogue never hurts my ears the way GoT’s occasionally does, but we also have SO MANY GREAT LINES, and I’m not yet convinced that Walter White is a genuinely coherent character. His son, though… phew. Just amazing. And Jesse… I think it edges GoT if you consider the books. Some of the episodes are kind of boring though.

    My list, in terms of which shows I think are the best right now:

    Breaking Bad
    Justified
    Game of Thrones/Homeland/Archer (each so good at such different things).
    Parks and Rec
    (Any number of other things, including things I like quite a bit)

    In terms of pure favorites, though, Justified and Game of Thrones jump above Breaking Bad. I think. And that’s in a world in which I’ve read the books. If I hadn’t read the books, I would be freaking out about this show so hard I can’t even imagine.

    I know Mad Men belongs on here somewhere, but I’m midway through season two and while I agree it’s good and I like it, I just can’t care enough about it to want to figure out how good I think it really is. That said, there have been enough scenes that don’t quite work on GoT, as much as I love it and as much as I think Benioff and Weiss are doing a very good job 95% of the time with a very difficult adaptation, Mad Men is probably better. As far as favorite shows, though, it’s definitely waaaaaayyyyy below.

  • Dark Star,

    It really isn’t. Community is just way easier to access than Game of Thrones, by which I mean it’s right on Hulu. It has a natural advantage on their site.

    That was a solid laugh. I bet a lot of newcomers wanted Ned to hack his way out of the execution when they saw Baelor.

  • Brienne, Bronn, The Hound and Jaimie (Who is now good but just as witty)… OMG GRRM!!! Lets make this shit happen! LOL

  • Isabelle,

    Never, ever, ever, favourably compare the Twilight saga with A Song of Ice and Fire, or your brain will decide that you are unworthy and flood itself with tears (built up from all the moaning and gloom inside each and every Twilight fan).

    Funny video, especially the opening bit.

  • The Community fandom is very motivated when it comes to internet polls, because their show is constantly of the brink of being cancelled. Their following is small but very dedicated, which is why they do unproportionally well in such polls. Game of Thrones fans don’t bother voting, because we don’t need to.

    And you should check out Community, it’s really fun.

  • Isabelle:
    Oh, it would be plenty fun this way…for a short while.

    Then we’d all be going into Thrones angst withdrawal. Bring on the angst! As someone from the NY Times might say, Thrones is like Twilight, but with dragons. They both thrive on angst.

    Never, ever use twilight (spits) and Game Of Thrones in the same sentence.

  • Grijnwaald,

    cabbo,

    But, but, but they’re so clearly similar! Just look at what the NYT says about the series! And we all know that that’s the paradigm of fantasy critique!

    ; )

  • Imp:

    And you should check out Community, it’s really fun.

    Yes, but start at the beginning! You may or may not decide the current season (4) is worth your time, but it’s definitely not quite the genuine article.

  • Soo good! It’s like aGoT if Disney was producing it instead of GRR Martin xD
    And @Motz thanks for the link, that was hilarious xD

  • I just love how GOT is spilling out into pop culture. Found it quite refreshing. A cleansing from this School of Thrones failed attempt at humor.

  • “[…] and Jaime Lannister, who is good now.” LMAO
    Although the locations in the map are totally misplaced, apparently these guys have read the books. Jaime becomes a good guy, the three heads of the dragon…
    Best GoT parody I’ve seen in a long while.

  • Isabelle,

    My dear Isabelle… stop it now… to say that Twilight and ASOIAF is similar is an insult to GRRM. GRRM CAN WRITE, I read the first book of Twilight and Stephenie Meyer will never be able to write like him. The grandeur, detail and plot twists of ASOIAF is nothing compared to twilight. You’re comparing gold and filth. Sorry (actually not sorry)

  • Grace,

    I was joking :-) The NYT review irritated me so much this morning that I had to mock it a bit. Thought the best way to do that was to suggest that they’d liken Thrones to Twilight, just to show how apt I found their judgment.

  • Isabelle:
    Grace,

    I was joking :-) The NYT review irritated me so much this morning that I had to mock it a bit. Thought the best way to do that was to suggest that they’d liken Thrones to Twilight, just to show how apt I found their judgment.

    *wipes sweat from brow* phew

    that was a good one!

  • Grijnwaald: *wipes sweat from brow* phew

    that was a good one!

    *Makes Grijnwaald a strong cup of tea* Have no fear, Ser–I would never utter such blasphemy and mean it as truth!