Game of Thrones - You Win or You Die - 5/22 on HBOGO or 5/29 on HBO

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  1. May 23, 2011 #1 of 153
    rorrim

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    I thought I would start a thread for this, since it's been "aired" on HBOGO.

    I'm not sure how I feel about shows being available a week before their broadcast counterparts. Nevertheless, I decided to watch this on-line because I really love this show.

    For what it's worth, this was just as good if not better than the previous shows. I am absolutely loving it. As usual, the ending cliffhanger had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode. Unfortunately, that next episode is two weeks away now that I have skipped ahead by watching next week's episode on-line :(
     
  2. May 23, 2011 #2 of 153
    cheesesteak

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    I imagine you'll get some arguments about starting this thread a week early since it hasn't aired on HBO itself. I checked out HBOGo myself but I can't get it it since I'm a Comcast subscriber and they aren't listed in the provider list.
     
  3. May 23, 2011 #3 of 153
    rorrim

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    I thought I might take some grief, but on-line viewing is now a valid part of the broadcast world. Especially since, in this case, the on-line provider is the "broadcaster" in cable space.

    I'm a Comcast subscriber as well and didn't have a problem signing up for HBOGO to watch the new episode. When I signed up, I chose "Xfinity".
     
  4. May 23, 2011 #4 of 153
    cheesesteak

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    Ok, I'll try Xfinity. It never occurred to me. I want HBOGo so I can watch the first season of Treme before I get to this season's episodes that are piling up.
     
  5. May 23, 2011 #5 of 153
    SurvivorFan

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    is it...
    I don't see any problem with this thread considering that it's so clearly defined in the Subject line.
     
  6. May 23, 2011 #6 of 153
    DavidTigerFan

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    As far as I can tell, the "Watch it a week ahead of time" is not available with Xfinity. I'm trying to get my mom's login in formation
     
  7. May 23, 2011 #7 of 153
    NatasNJ

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    I tried with Verizon FIOS last night. I was able to log in but when I tried to watch ANY videos on there it said "Not authorized to view". :(
     
  8. May 23, 2011 #8 of 153
    astrohip

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    Ok, I'll give you grief.:D
    The rules clearly state no threads until showtime. You can argue showtime is when HBO-Go shows it, but it ain't.

    I really don't want to enter a thread a week after it has started. Is there any compelling reason to start it for the few people who watch that way?
     
  9. May 23, 2011 #9 of 153
    NatasNJ

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    These rules were made before the existance of apps like HBO to GO and hence are not valid in this new world we live in so this thread is 100% valid.
    :)
     
  10. May 24, 2011 #10 of 153
    Ereth

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    To me, the worst part of being able to watch this a week early is that now we have to wait TWO WEEKS before we get another new episode!
     
  11. May 24, 2011 #11 of 153
    JETarpon

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    Those rules have been in effect for shows that have aired elsewhere before airing on the east coast, and for which it has been possible to download and watch episodes before the east coast airing. The fact that the download is now available directly from HBO does not make it any different now than it was then.
     
  12. May 24, 2011 #12 of 153
    NatasNJ

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    Disagree.
     
  13. May 24, 2011 #13 of 153
    Ereth

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    Seriously? We can't talk about it because you didn't watch it yet? What is the problem with you coming here after you've seen it? How is that different from someone who has it on their DVR and just hasn't gotten around to watching it?
     
  14. May 24, 2011 #14 of 153
    Barmat

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    We should be able to talk about the show. What happens with the new show on Netflix only?

    That being said. Poor Ned. He looks like he'll lose his head for this. I didn't think little finger would spring his trap in this episode.
     
  15. May 24, 2011 #15 of 153
    ducker

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    I haven't watched this yet... but I would have preferred they did like a director's commentary of that current week's episode instead of an episode a week early.
     
  16. May 24, 2011 #16 of 153
    astrohip

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    This is an area that will require discussion. It may not be as clear cut as either of us think.

    The difference between HBO-GO and a DVR is huge. Once it has aired on cable and/or OTA, everyone has had a CHANCE to see it. When you actually watch it is up to you. But not everyone has HBO-GO. So you are discussing a showing that 99% of us have not seen (and 90% probably can't see). And not just be a few hours, but a week earlier than 99% of us.

    You start this thread on Monday. It fades away by Thur or Fri (IOW, drops off the first page or two of TCF). Sunday someone starts another thread. Is it a big deal? Nah. Just a small PITA. I also think you will have people post to the wrong thread, not aware there is an early thread for the next week. That's actually how I started reading this one, thinking it was for the past week's episode (and wondering how the title was different).

    None of these are mission-critical issues in the grand scheme of things, but I do think it's worth a discussion.

    I also think NatasNJ's interpretation of the rules is wrong. Not to say they couldn't or shouldn't be changed, but as the rules currently read, he is (IMHO) clearly incorrect.
     
  17. May 24, 2011 #17 of 153
    pjenkins

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    Watched this last night, man this show gets better and better! I'll refrain from specifics given the discussion above about when to talk about it, but for me, this was the best of the series to date!
     
  18. May 24, 2011 #18 of 153
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And that's why I think the forum rules need to come into the 21st century. Here we have an episode that is legitimately available, that people have watched, and that apparently we're not allowed to discuss.

    Talk about a buzz-kill!
     
  19. May 24, 2011 #19 of 153
    DavidTigerFan

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    It's BS because it's not available to everyone. I as a comcast customer cannot watch this. Everyone should follow the damn rules. It's already hard enough for all you people that have read the books to not spoil everything. Now you're claiming you can do it before the show even comes on.
     
  20. May 24, 2011 #20 of 153
    pjenkins

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    i have no problem waiting until Sunday when it airs "for real" to talk about it in more detail. all i can say is "it rocked!" :)
     

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