Lindsay Ellis: We Need To Talk About Game of Thrones

Crispy75

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There was only one youtuber's take a GoT I was ever interested in, and now it's here:


Enjoy!
 

Protome

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I don't even care about GoT but imma watch this because Lindsay Ellis is the best.
 

Tochtli79

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I just recently signed up here but I've been lurking for a while, and I gotta say reading the spoiler thread for season 8 really helped make the way it ended sting less than it would've otherwise.

Since then, videos criticizing all the things wrong with season 8 have given me life lol. Will definitely be watching this later. Also, great thumbnail.
 

CloseTalker

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On one hand, we definitely don’t need to talk about Game of Thrones. On the other hand, Lindsay Ellis...
 

KorrZ

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I can never get enough of people talking about how shit season 8 was. Can't wait to dive into this at home.
 
If this wasn't Ellis i wouldn't be interested cause frankly i'm done talking about the show. kinda want to move on tbh
this is where i'am with it. that discourse and the actual episodes of season 8 drained me and I've taken on pleasure in any videos such as this. I just want it to be over. All of it.

with that being said hell yea I'm watching Lindsey's video on GoT.
 

Landford

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Fell off her critique when she became a little too self-aggrandizing for my tastes. Then there was a video where she mockingly "shilled" an ad for her channel with an "It sucks that I am doing this, this is for losers" attitude. When people called her out on it she just doubled down on the next video with "For the people who CANT GET NUANCE I'm going to EXPLAIN to you what I actually meant" and then she did the same thing again.

I mean, there are far worse Youtubers, for sure, and more power to everyone that likes her, but yeah, not for me.
 

Speevy

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Yeah this video is really just a teaser for the next one, which I hope goes into depth talking about the things that are problematic on the show.
 

Z-Beat

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I already scrubbed the disappointment from my mind by rewatching the entirety of ATLA. I don't want to go back.
 

Maintenance

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Did she ever walk back on that Twilight video? Because after knowing what Meyer is, oof, not a good look.
 

OrdinaryPrime

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Fell off her critique when she became a little too self-aggrandizing for my tastes. Then there was a video where she mockingly "shilled" an ad for her channel with an "It sucks that I am doing this, this is for losers" attitude. When people called her out on it she just doubled down on the next video with "For the people who CANT GET NUANCE I'm going to EXPLAIN to you what I actually meant" and then she did the same thing again.

I mean, there are far worse Youtubers, for sure, and more power to everyone that likes her, but yeah, not for me.
Fair enough. I got into her with the Hobbit vids, and it felt satisfying to find someone sharing so many of my issues with those movies.
 

Nishastra

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Did she ever walk back on that Twilight video? Because after knowing what Meyer is, oof, not a good look.
Why would she? The fact that Meyer is a shitty racist doesn't have anything to do with what her video was actually about.

Her being racist doesn't justify how sexist people are. The "see, I knew there was a reason I always hated it!" response to this kind of thing is incredibly stupid.
 

Jiminy

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The part pulling Snow and Daenerys clips as a generic romcom trailer was amazing
 

Heshinsi

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I can never get enough of people talking about how shit season 8 was. Can't wait to dive into this at home.
Watching Britain’s got Talent and seeing Amanda dunk on Season 8 after the last act before the selection of the live shows, gave me the biggest smile. So random, so delicious.
 

Aaron

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Why would she? The fact that Meyer is a shitty racist doesn't have anything to do with what her video was actually about.

Her being racist doesn't justify how sexist people are. The "see, I knew there was a reason I always hated it!" response to this kind of thing is incredibly stupid.
Yeah I have a lot of issues with Meyer and Twilight but she's 100% right that the general vitriol surrounding it boils down to "it's a franchise for girls." Look at all the nerds shitting themselves because Robert Pattinson is playing Batman.
 

Jiminy

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She cites the showrunners having a "set, limited time to get to the end they needed"

But don't we know for a fact they were offered up to 10 seasons max, but turned it down to do it in 8?
 

clickKunst

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I got a bloody Game of Thrones ad before this video. You would think Google of all companies knows how to target its damn ads better. I can see why there are so many adpocolypses, however that's spelled.
 

Tbm24

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm super done with going over S8 of GoT but will def give this a shot because it's Ellis. Beyond this, I'm good. I have my good memories of GoT and look forward to the prequel as idk wtf that's gonna really be about.
 

Griselbrand

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After the show ended I knew I was likely never going to rewatch it like I do with so many other shows and I didn't care to seek out critical essays as this was pretty much the only video I was waiting for. Looking forward to seeing her really dig in.
 

Pop-O-Matic

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She cites the showrunners having a "set, limited time to get to the end they needed"

But don't we know for a fact they were offered up to 10 seasons max, but turned it down to do it in 8?
Just because the showrunners are the ones who set the time limit doesn't mean it wasn't a set time limit.
 

StrayDog

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After watching just the 1st season of GoT and this video... make my decision to abandon it after just 1 season was correct lol
 

metalslimer

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I wish she had skipped the recap and not bloated the episode out into two parts even if I got some amusement out of the recap. It felt like this video was lacking a lot of the usual criticism lindsay does which will come in part 2
 

emag

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That was cathartic. Well worth the runtime, even if it's To Be Continued.