A different “Game Of Thrones” opener

On another note, this is amusing.   The Roman version of the opening sequence of Game of Thrones (which I think pretty much everyone on the planet watches).

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  1. Dan says:

    “which I think pretty much everyone on the planet watches” is a sad statement on the state of our society.

    GOT is basically just porn wrapped in a good story. In my younger days if porn was prevalent at least people still had the decency to be ashamed of watching it, instead of making it the most openly popular show on television.

    I would invoke the famed Fr. Z rallying call here and say for anyone that has watched, or continues to watch it, cease and desist and GO TO CONFESSION! [Carefullllll…. see to yourself when it comes to specific things.]

    We generally do not deny God through one act, but through a million tiny compromises. Apostasy comes as a death by a thousand cuts.

  2. Joy65 says:

    Never have seen it and don’t want to.

  3. teomatteo says:

    my mom wont let me watch thst show.

  4. DavidMichael says:

    I pray that pretty much everyone on the planet doesn’t watch it. I did watch the first three or four episodes, but found it so morally repulsive, and I’m not even talking about the porn part,that I just could not watch anymore. The entire society depicted just reeked of evil. This sort of “entertainment” (including Breaking Bad, etc) is horribly corrosive to anyone’s sense of right and wrong. As Dan said – “death by a thousand cuts!”

  5. frjim4321 says:

    I’m totally up to date on GoT through 7.06 this past Sunday night.

    That opener was something else; wonder who did it, what they used, and how long it took.

    Somebody has a lot of time on their hands! [Perhaps the person who made it was paid for the work, because that is how he stays gainfully employed. Hence, assuming that he has a lot of time on his hands could be rash judgment. Moreover, one might suggest that if someone has time to stay up to date with that show, then he has a lot of time on his hands.]

  6. YoungLatinMassGuy says:

    which I think pretty much everyone on the planet watches

    Count me among the group of people who hasn’t watched it.

  7. Mike says:

    Not among the “Game of Thrones” audience here either. Nor did I get the “Star Wars” (?) allusion a few posts back; the thing looked to me like a bowling ball with only the thumb hole drilled.

  8. Two things: first… I thought the video I posted at the top was pretty cool… the real point of the post.

    Second: Is anyone here indulging in a little “virtue signalling”? Unfamiliar with the term?

    the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue.

  9. Dan says:

    Is anyone here indulging in a little “virtue signalling”?
    Perhaps, it is a dangerous term, the concept (if not the term) popular in the media now. I would say more just warning that their is danger in that show, more than in most shows. Danger as much for myself as for anyone else.
    The video was cool, and I didn’t miss the point of the post, but thought a comment warning that in the actual content of that show there is a significant danger of at the very least putting yourself in the near occasion of sin. As much for me as for anyone else in the world.
    I also warn my children about the dangers of crazy people on the freeway before they leave the house to drive back to school, but not because I think I am a better driver, only because I care for their lives and want to make the danger clear. I tell them not to text and drive too, it is dangerous, I do it more than they do and need to stop. It is dangerous.

  10. 21stCentury Anglican says:

    I tried watching the first episode and could not get through it. Same with the first book. That said, the video above is rather cool, and I like the soundtrack in it.

  11. NurseNell says:

    I have never seen Game of Thrones and, to be honest, I haven’t a clue what it’s about. As for virtue signalling, nope, that’s not part of it at all. I am not a TV watcher, I don’t even have TV. If I did have TV I would be watching true crime shows like 48 Hours and Dateline, and HGTV. I have also never watched any of the Star Wars movies and back in the day, when I had a TV I didn’t watch Star Trek. My husband did, I read a book while it was on.

    NurseNell, from COL back in the day :-)

  12. NurseNell says:

    PS: Yes, the video above is rather cool, good graphics and sound.

    [NURSE NELL!! Long time no see,]

  13. Imrahil says:

    No, I am not watching it either.

    Reason is, I think I ought to better read the book (or rather, the books) first. Well, that, and that only, may be my sort of “virtue signalling”, only it’s if at all only very indirectly Christian virtue, but in the main plain old Bildungsbürgertum (which I should be much too young for, but there goes). And they are rather large books. It would be different if it was just a couple of movies; one can watch the Lord of the Rings before reading it, and then find out that the book is so much better. But a lengthy series is a different matter.

    Reason also is, I have quicker access to The Sopranos or Breaking Bad and think I should rather watch them first. Having watched a bit of the former and knowing a bit of the story of the latter, I don’t think either is morally repulsive. Sins of the protagonist are not sins of the watcher. It may be different in real life, where we know a friend and may, with much prudence and fingertips-feeling, have the duty to warn him of sin, or become guilty of them as well in a manner, by assent or failure to voice disapproval. Hence the prayer of the psalmist, “et ab alienis parce servo tuo”. But this does not apply when it’s not someone real we know, but only a protagonist of an acted Show.

  14. Imrahil says:

    And yes, it’s a cool composition.

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