Sunday Evening Open Thread: Rage of Thrones


H/t commentor Sharl.

What are y’all watching / reading tonight?

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    condorcet runner up says:

    Food coma from attending two Greek Easter lamb roasts … So probably GoT and then thinking of starting Ripper Street on Netflix. Any thoughts on the latter?

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    Hadda skip Bar Rescue tonight to work on a proposal due tomorrow. Not skipping GoT (11:00 rerun) though, nope, not me.

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    Suzanne says:

    Going to watch GoT after the kids are in bed.

    I tried out that weird Baby Foot stuff today. I hope to see all sorts of nastiness flaking off my feet here in the next few days. I am sure you all will want constant updates.

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    MazeDancer says:

    “6 long years for Dance with Dragons” was hysterically funny.

    Especially for anyone who might have checked online – where’s the book? – and gotten the 6 long years of Mr. Martin’s web site not exactly updating. Or offering the same “sample”.

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    I am happily contemplating my new art website, which took four hellish months to get the damn thing up and running. This is going to make my life as an artist a breeze, More exposure and good vibes, I just feel it. (!) I hope the great Balloon Juice community will take a peek. I’m a long time lurker, and hardly comment. But you all need a nice break after the talk on David ‘screw that Moran’ Brooks and his ilk.. So please be my guest. The link is –cheers.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Amazing Race, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, & Turn

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    SarahT says:

    Nurse Jackie and Arroz con Pollo here

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Season one of “The Americans,” GoT, and “Cosmos.” But I have to finish cooking our pork loin chops, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus first.

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    gnomedad says:

    Dr. Tyson is kicking denialist butt without mentioning climate change. Wingnut fur’s gonna fly.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Extremely pissed that CTV Canada is a week behind for Orphan Black, unless I subscribe to Space.

    I hope Mad Men picks up tonight, although now that I’m more familiar with the events of Season 6, tonight might be better. I hate this year or two between seasons shit. For an anthology it’s not a big deal, but an ongoing series should not take that long between seasons.

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    SarahT says:

    @gnomedad: Good. Can’t wait to catch it tomorrow on NatGeo

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    Re-re-re-etc. reading Susan Wise Bauer’s The History of the Medieval World. It’s a standout work and I’ve read any number of Medievalists.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Getting ready to launch The Mentalist from the TV’s paused buffer. The start time this season has been extremely unreliable because of various sporting events, so I’ve given up trying to DVR it; I watch it on Sunday night or wait a few days and catch it “on demand.”

    I have gotten ambivalent about the show. Last season’s “payoff” on the whole Red John story arc was a fiasco, and this season the show has been drifting and/or phoning it in. But last week was a little better—the good guys did a sort of Leverage-style sting on some art thieves—so hope springs eternal, etc.

    At midnight there is a new episode of (the Swedish) Wallander on weirdo Eurotrash micro-network MHz. That show has really picked it up in this latest season. Kurt Wallander has been erratic and seems to be dealing with what might be the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The actor who plays Wallander (Krister Henriksson) is doing a great job, and the show is handling the situation with subtlety. It’s a slow-building arc underneath the structure of the individual episodes.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: I am really liking the mentalist this season! I had the same ‘leverage’ thought about last week’s episode. Very fun. I am really hoping the show is renewed, I think they are getting their new feet under them.

    Screw it if there are typos, I’m on my iPad on the train.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    HBO’s Sunday lineup is fantastic. Watched GoT, then stayed for Silicon Valley and Veep, the latter which is still really funny (although not quite at peak performance), and the former, which is a hilarious, hyperbolic (but grounded in reality) look at the tech startup craze on the Left Coast. Pretty much have my Sunday nights booked up until mid-June with that lineup.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Well, that’s quite a bump in Jamie’s redemption arc.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Now getting ready to watch Fritz Lang’s silent film Spione (“Spies”; 1928) on TCM. It’s just starting.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: I binge watched True Detective with my dad this weekend. I don’t have HBO so he saves stuff for my visits. He is good people.

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    Reading “Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow” by Neil McMillen. But, then, I’m a self-hating white communist-nazi-socialist guy consumed with white guilt, so…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Your dad’s a good guy.

    I’d like to hear your opinion of True Detective after you’ve had a day or two (or longer) to let it settle. (Plus I’m leaving the computer shortly, although I almost always come back to check the threads the next day.) I binge-watched (I think) the first four episodes, then watched the last two as they came out. I thought it was really good but sagged a bit at the ending. YMMV.

    I don’t know how much HBO bonding you and your dad can take, but I saw on my cable system last week that HBO on Demand has every episode of Game of Thrones available. I was thinking about (very belatedly) starting in on it. I was originally DVR’ing them as they came out but never watched them, so at some point I erased them to free up a huge chunk of space.

    ETA: Didn’t mean you can’t give your opinion now, if you’re ready. I just might not see it until the morning.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: We”ll do a bunch of GoT on Mothers’ Day weekend. As far as the late episodes of TD go, I see it as the fact that something had been left incomplete gnawed at the Rust and Marty. the weren’t able to move forward until they completed the job. They are similar to Dashiell Hammett characters; the working class sensibility of making sure they complete the job they were hired to do – doing more than they were hired to do doesn’t matter. Doing less eats at them.

    ETA: Of course, for me, the music in TD was as important as anything else. Oddly, dad pointed out that I had given him a Lucinda Williams CD as a present back in 95 that had one of the songs used on the show.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Fair enough. My problems were almost solely with (some aspects of) the writing. Great cinematography, good music, amazing acting. I may watch it again if I hit a lull in the next few weeks and see how it hits me on second viewing.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: Matt and Woody (and Michelle) were really fucking good. Matt and Wood coasted for a long time. After things like this and Dallas Buyers’ Club, they won’t be able to do that anymore. Although, I would say that fact that they produced this was a bit of a declaration that they are done with easy charm and likeability as career crutches.

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    Frivolous says:

    I love Axis of Awesome. They are so great. And I loved that video, heehee.

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    sharl says:

    Hah, thanks for the h/t, Anne Laurie!

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Richard Fox: I find it hard to read the titles that are at lower edge of bright blue box that is on upper half of initial page. You might want to change the font color.

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