Bad lip reading: Game of Thrones (video)

I’d never seen this version of “bad lip-reading,” it’s done to the Game of Thrones.

There’s a bit of a lot of gay stuff thrown in, and some other accents, but it’s all done in good fun, so on behalf of gay-land I think we can handle it.

And for anyone not familiar, “bad lip-reading” is basically taking a video clip of a famous movie or TV show, and having some very good at lip-reading “read” it incorrectly.  So the dialogue is usually nonsense, though in this case they actually made the dialogue rather sensible, which is even more amazing.

If you haven’t watched Game of Thrones, and have access to it, it really is quite good. Almost one of those British period movies, but with way more drama thrown in. The scripts and plots are good, and apparently the books the series is based on are famous for no character being safe. Anybody can die at any time.

"I like to get freaky.... Get what I mean?"

“I like to get freaky…. Get what I mean?”

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  • I’m just glad Joffrey is dead. That’s all I want to say.

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  • MyrddinWilt

    Huge DVD sales, huge online sales, sale of the foreign rights. They might well be breaking even before they decide how many extra viewers it gets them.

    The big difference between GoT and another big budget TV series like Dr Who is the ensemble cast. Each episode has action set in three or four different locations. And there are four or five separate story threads going on at a time with a lead character for each.

    Dr Who is reckoned to be $1.6 million per episode but the 50th anniversary special cost considerably more. Together with TopGear it brings in $150 million a year to the BBC in overseas sales ($57million profit).

    GoT has replaced Harry Potter in many ways. It is pretty clear that we can expect similar book launch parties for the remaining 2-4 books. One trick that HBO has missed that could bring them in $15million at a stroke would be to film the opening or closing episode of the series in 3D and give it a cinema release for a limited number of days.

  • That depends entirely on where the data comes from, you’re right it’s often rather vague due to lazy reporting. Nielsen has several different methods of tracking viewers, but not all of them count the specific number of people in front of the television set, just the number of households watching. And they don’t track online viewing, that’s reported by HBO themselves – but still requires a subscription. No matter how you look at it though, HBO isn’t running out of money any time soon.

  • On House on Cards, I want them all dead.

  • perljammer

    I have trouble finding meaningful numbers for this sort of thing. HBO has about 28 million subscribers. Various articles I’ve seen say things like “4 million people watch each episode”, but I don’t know if that’s sloppy reporting and really means “4 million subscribers”, or “4 million persons from however many million subscribing households”. Then you have to add in subscribers that stream the episodes to their computers/tablets/phones via HBO Go, or catch it from their provider’s “on demand” streaming service — I’ve seen numbers as high as 11 million when those sources are included. Whatever it means, its a boatload of money.

  • 4-6 million HBO subscribers watching, at 15 bucks/month a pop. :)

  • Wow. how are they making a profit?

  • Yes, I’m feeling the same way about Scandal and especially House of Cards. I can inky handle so many dislikable characters.

  • keirmeister

    That. Was. Art!

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    “Game of Thrones” is a handsomely produced and well-acted series but after a while it left me cold. I drifted away partway through the second season and haven’t felt too inclined to drift back. Watching everyone betraying everyone else just gets old after a while.

    I would watch a version that was just Peter Dinklage’s scenes, though. His is practically the only sympathetic regular character.

  • I would hope the production values are high, at a cost of around 6 million an episode, double that for the climax episode of each season. Somewhere in the vicinity of 65 million a season. Unheard of numbers for a television series, and HBO has placed the kind of faith in the series, its writers and producers, that no other network has ever even dreamed of doing. A go big or go home kinda thing.

  • Yeah I only just started the books. But am loving the series, and yep, the production values are very LOTR. Just very well done.

  • MyrddinWilt

    I have read the Game of Thrones books and Season one of the series. Both are seriously awesome.

    The production values on the series are pretty much on a par with The Lord of the Rings, all the sets are seriously good and they don’t skimp on the crowd scenes. The acting is all top notch and the story is pretty good too.

    Rather oddly, there is a real castle in the UK that you can visit that is almost exactly like the lip sync theme park. Warwick castle is a real 900 year old castle near Birmingham that has been turned into pretty much an amusement park. So its like going to a renaissance fayre reconstruction event in a real castle.

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