Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Game of Thrones is quite badly acted... Watch

Announcements
    Online

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by games211)
    ;p
    😤😤😤
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    So you dont have anything then.
    Surely your opinion must be based on something?

    Same goes for Captain Jack if he wants to illuminate us on things he doesnt like and then explains why he watches it?
    My opinion is based on...watching it and having thoughts about it :laugh: As much as I'd love to compile a full report and review for you complete with pie charts detailing my opinion, I have plenty of other things I could do with that time.

    I think the acting is bad. I do not enjoy the acting. I think it's cringey. That is my opinion :dontknow: I don't know why you're taking it so personally and seriously
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Conceited)
    I'm inclined to think otherwise. It's by no means on the level of acting of some other shows I like but written nicely and subsequently acted to a satisfying degree.
    Yeah, other parts of it for me are better and keep me watching I have to admit. I do think the acting has improved as the kids have grown older and they've all got more experience though
    • TSR Community Team
    • Study Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    So you dont have anything then.
    Surely your opinion must be based on something?

    Same goes for Captain Jack if he wants to illuminate us on things he doesnt like and then explains why he watches it?
    Well I kinda said in the title, I think the acting is generally quite poor.

    The action scenes are good and the atmosphere, setting and music is right up my alley.

    I'm quite edgy like that, I like fantasy like GoT and science fiction a lot. Just happens that GoT is really not that good in my opinion compared to many shows that have gone before, like Xena which had worse acting from the extras but really strong lead actors.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I know this is quite controversial but I don't get it, the acting is always really bad.
    You weren't wrong about controversial
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I don't like Emilia Clarke most of the time, but the other actors are solid.

    Charles Dance is a legend by all accounts. Then there's the wonderful Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, and the actors for Theon/Euron Greyjoy (forgive me, I don't know their names!)

    There is real talent here.
    • TSR Community Team
    • Study Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    You weren't wrong about controversial
    No haha but I had to say it. I'm sitting here watching the latest episode and some of it is cringe.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    My opinion is based on...watching it and having thoughts about it :laugh: As much as I'd love to compile a full report and review for you complete with pie charts detailing my opinion, I have plenty of other things I could do with that time.

    I think the acting is bad. I do not enjoy the acting. I think it's cringey. That is my opinion :dontknow: I don't know why you're taking it so personally and seriously
    So you cant give any examples. Thats really persuasive. I thought it was a discussion. Lets see if Captain Jack has more insight.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    No haha but I had to say it. I'm sitting here watching the latest episode and some of it is cringe.
    Ah, I'm not that far yet. I'm getting through painstakingly slowly because it's just so hard to get excited about
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    It's never really been about the acting.

    Normally it doesn't matter, but you do notice it when a really good actor is on screen (e.g. Charles Dance or Jonathan Price). They really dominated their scenes.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Well I kinda said in the title, I think the acting is generally quite poor.

    The action scenes are good and the atmosphere, setting and music is right up my alley.

    I'm quite edgy like that, I like fantasy like GoT and science fiction a lot. Just happens that GoT is really not that good in my opinion compared to many shows that have gone before, like Xena which had worse acting from the extras but really strong lead actors.

    So give us some examples of the poor acting?
    Everyone?
    Give us some examples of acting you thought was superior in other sci fi and fantasy you watch.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    So you cant give any examples. Thats really persuasive. I thought it was a discussion. Lets see if Captain Jack has more insight.
    I can, but don't really want to anymore. I'm not interested in the debate you seem to be looking for. I was only going to pop in for a second to agree, crikey
    • TSR Community Team
    • Study Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    So you cant give any examples. Thats really persuasive. I thought it was a discussion. Lets see if Captain Jack has more insight.
    What examples would you like? I'm talking about every episode so there are lots and lots. There are some good actors but they're butting up against lots of average ones. I know it's hard to hear when you love a show but you have to admit it's not all perfect.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    I can, but don't really want to anymore. I'm not interested in the debate you seem to be looking for. I was only going to pop in for a second to agree, crikey
    So its a secret, mmkay. It wasnt a trick and its hardly unreasonable to ask fir examples in a discussion.
    • TSR Community Team
    • Study Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Ah, I'm not that far yet. I'm getting through painstakingly slowly because it's just so hard to get excited about
    Yeah, I don't think the story is as gripping as it seems to people who are really into it. I mean, I haven't watched every episode but I've seen all the key ones and although things are shocking, they actually progress the story quite slowly.

    My views are controversial but I've been bottling this in for quite a while a I feel like I've just wasted another hour of my life I won't get back.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    What examples would you like? I'm talking about every episode so there are lots and lots. There are some good actors but they're butting up against lots of average ones. I know it's hard to hear when you love a show but you have to admit it's not all perfect.
    So which characters are poorly acted? Have you seen all of GOT?
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Well it's hardly a suprise when there are so many side characters is there, especially with so many young adults/children playing these roles. That said even if you're early in IMPECCABLE character portrayals I can think of right off the bat;

    Every Lannister adult + Joffrey,
    Ned Stark,
    Walder Frey,
    Randell Tarly,
    Khal Drogo,
    Viserys,
    Second Sons
    Hound,
    King Robert

    More besides, maybe you're just missing the point that in a high fantasy such as Game of Thrones you have to expect a certain level of eccentricity. :dontknow:
    • TSR Community Team
    • Study Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    So which characters are poorly acted? Have you seen all of GOT?
    John Snow is ok but not great, the little girl who always objects in his scenes at the moment is really bad. The battle planning scene in the latest ep with Daenerys was one of the worst I've seen and I quite like some of those actors.

    No I've seen about 50% of episodes.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Yeah, I don't think the story is as gripping as it seems to people who are really into it. I mean, I haven't watched every episode but I've seen all the key ones and although things are shocking, they actually progress the story quite slowly.

    My views are controversial but I've been bottling this in for quite a while a I feel like I've just wasted another hour of my life I won't get back.
    Yeah, definitely know what you mean. I'm up to halfway through season 4 or 5, and no episode for me has really stood out, partly because of the poor acting and partly because it's so slow. I feel like things like the sfx and the acting are so out of touch. The acting feels a lot more GCSE/A-level drama than a professional TV show with a decent budget
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    John Snow is ok but not great, the little girl who always objects in his scenes at the moment is really bad. The battle planning scene in the latest ep with Daenerys was one of the worst I've seen and I quite like some of those actors.

    No I've seen about 50% of episodes.
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Yeah, definitely know what you mean. I'm up to halfway through season 4 or 5, and no episode for me has really stood out, partly because of the poor acting and partly because it's so slow. I feel like things like the sfx and the acting are so out of touch. The acting feels a lot more GCSE/A-level drama than a professional TV show with a decent budget
    To be fair there are popular shows I can't stand like Walking Dead which is trash imo, and Power. Although I quit those after the first seasons, why you guys are so deep into a TV show you don't rate for the life of me I don't know lol.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    How are your GCSEs going so far?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.