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Title: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 12, 2011, 06:07:42 PM
So the greatest fantasy book series of all time (yes, better than Lord of the Rings) is being turned into a television series produced and  broadcast by HBO.  There's already a thread about the book series (here: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=4956.0 ), but this thread will be about the television series as it unfolds.  I for one have not looked at any publicity or promo stuff, to further whet my appetite.  But for those unfamiliar with the books or interested, here's a good breakdown by Alan Sepinwall and Daniel Fienberg about what to expect: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-fien-print/posts/listen-firewall-iceberg-podcast-no-68

It premieres this Sunday, and then will get replayed about a million times according to HBO's schedule.  The buzz surrounding it so far has been very positive, which makes me speculate that all my fanboy dreams will come true.  The casting, from the names that I know, already seems perfect to me.  Hopefully the rest measures up.
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Post by: ricky on April 12, 2011, 06:17:47 PM
So the greatest fantasy book series of all time (yes, better than Lord of the Rings)

wrong.
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Post by: Flacracker on April 12, 2011, 06:39:08 PM
So the greatest fantasy book series of all time (yes, better than Lord of the Rings)

wrong.

wrong.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 13, 2011, 05:03:20 AM
I haven't read any of the books, but I'm looking forward to this series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 13, 2011, 07:04:16 AM
From what Sepinwall said about it, for those who haven't read the books it's no more difficult to get into than the other great HBO dramas.  And from what he's seen (6 episodes) he claims that it does to fantasy what Deadwood did to Westerns, and The Wire did to cop dramas, which makes me giddy to no end.
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Post by: NecessaryPain on April 13, 2011, 07:56:07 AM
From what Sepinwall said about it, for those who haven't read the books it's no more difficult to get into than the other great HBO dramas.  And from what he's seen (6 episodes) he claims that it does to fantasy what Deadwood did to Westerns, and The Wire did to cop dramas, which makes me giddy to no end.

Well that's certainly some statement.

Pretty much anything HBO spend their money on is gold. Really looking forward to this.
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Post by: axeman90210 on April 13, 2011, 08:22:28 AM
I haven't read any of the books, but I'm looking forward to this series.
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 13, 2011, 08:23:53 AM
It's on my DVR list.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on April 13, 2011, 09:09:34 AM
So the greatest fantasy book series of all time (yes, better than Lord of the Rings)
Way too early to make that kind of judgment.  Heck, I'm not sure it's even the best current fantasy series I'm reading, which I might tab Bakker's Second Apocalypse as.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on April 13, 2011, 09:49:45 AM
I haven't read any of the books, but I'm looking forward to this series.

hef if there's any way you can do it before watching the series, I would recommend reading the books first.  At least the 1st one.  I don't think I read through a novel any quicker than I did A Game of Thrones. 
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Post by: masterthes on April 13, 2011, 01:54:40 PM
Love the first three books. So excited for this
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Post by: The Degenerate on April 13, 2011, 04:38:16 PM
Likely the thing I'm excited for the most this year. I've been following every bit of information that've been pouring out :lol

Having read both series I definitely prefer A Song of Ice and Fire to Lord of the Rings, but I'm not sure I'd call it better. JRRT was such a brilliant worldbuilder that influenced everything down the line (ASOIAF included), but GRRM certainly makes more interesting characters and more gripping plotlines.
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Post by: faemir on April 13, 2011, 04:40:50 PM
I wouldn't judge ASOIAF till it's finished.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 13, 2011, 04:45:57 PM
I was worried about GRRM not finishing the series before, but since ADWD has a release date and is pretty much done (and there's a good number of chapters already written for TWOW), I'm not that concerned anymore. Besides, the reasons for the long gaps between AFFC and ADWD were due to him intending on implementing a five year gap, then scratching that idea and starting over, then running into issues with what he called the Meereenese knot (having to time a bunch of important PoV characters meeting for the first time correctly) and some other bullshit that's all been dealt with. I trust we won't be waiting as long as we did for ADWD for the next two books.

anyway goddamnit this thread is about the TV show someone go bump the book thread linked in the OP

The fifteen minute preview, for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Fifteen_Minute_Preview/

EDIT: Oh, faemir, completely misread what you said since you edited your post quickly :lol I agree with that.
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Post by: TheMadgician on April 13, 2011, 04:52:31 PM
I've read a bit of A Game Of Thrones. Great book. I'm kind of excited for this. I'll probably be borrowing the book from my friend pretty soon.
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Post by: faemir on April 13, 2011, 04:55:37 PM
Did I mention that it won't beat lotr anyway? :D
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Post by: Summers on April 13, 2011, 04:56:14 PM
Really looking forward to the series, been following its progress for ages now.  The only thing is I only have a standard def TV and I want to experience it in HD really, been watching all the sneak previews and trailers on the net in HD and the visuals are just amazing.  Love the sets.  

The casting is also excellent.  Peter Dinklage, who else could you have as Tyrion really, and Maisie looks great as Arya from what I've seen.  Sean Bean, Mark Addy... everyone seems perfect for their roles.  And Cersei... *drool*

Am I right in thinking that there is going to be one season per book?  Or is there going to be more than just AGoT in the first season? 

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 13, 2011, 05:27:19 PM
Yeah, GoT and probably ACoK (if they get a second season, which is likely) will be one season. I'm thinking if the show's a success and they get to do ASoS they should split it into two seasons.
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Post by: yorost on April 13, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
Why?  Networks like to force their shows in premade annual season schedules, but this is cable.  One season can be a very different length than another.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 14, 2011, 09:49:38 AM
I know this is technically a fantasy series, but in all of the stuff I've seen on HBO, it looks a lot like just a medieval setting.  Is there sorcery, monsters, magical items?  Or just a bleak landscape and great characterization?
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Post by: GuineaPig on April 14, 2011, 09:56:44 AM
Very little of what would be considered "magical".  In most cases, it's similar to medieval historical fiction.
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Post by: Summers on April 14, 2011, 10:16:34 AM
Very little of what would be considered "magical".  In most cases, it's similar to medieval historical fiction.

Well, without spoiling too much it does incorporate a lot more fantasy "magical" features as you get further into the series.  I've only read the first two books and I'm a bit into the 3rd.  There are no elves and dwarves or anything like that though, unless they appear later on...   
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Post by: yorost on April 14, 2011, 10:31:33 AM
Magic and the like become more and more prominent as the series moves on.  It isn't the focus of the series, though, and even into the fourth book it is much more low key than in the normal fantasy series.  The series is roughly rooted in some historical wars and politics from the British Isles, and it definitely feels as such when you read.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 14, 2011, 10:48:11 AM
I'd say there's more than a "little" magic, but it's a bit subdued and well done in its execution. Well, I'm including the fantastical elements that aren't really magic spoilers right there -> such as wargs like Bran and Varamyr, Dany's "children", giants and undead, etc. <- spoilers right there , things you'd still only see in a fantasy series
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on April 14, 2011, 01:31:19 PM
So the greatest fantasy book series of all time (yes, better than Lord of the Rings)

wrong.

It is.  Song of Ice and Fire wonderfully shows the entire spectrum of humanity; from the most horrid of evils to the most noble of good and how often the two overlap.  Martin is not afraid to freely write scenes which strokes the thoughts we avoid because he is exposing humanity's full potential; from the most noble and just men such as Eddard Stark, to the most diabolical and evil such as Gregor Clegane.  It is on HBO because you WILL be exposed to things that will make you shiver.

LoTR is meant for teens and young adults.  It is fine fantasy indeed; but great story telling acknowledges and actively plays with the full depth of a character's mind.  Sam was too unbelievably good and Sauron was too unbelievably bad.  Martin does not make the mistake of idealized characters.
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Post by: NecessaryPain on April 14, 2011, 01:44:40 PM
Martin does not make the mistake of idealized characters.

I wouldn't call it a mistake, it's more a sign of the times.

Modern fiction, whether fantasy or otherwise has changed. That includes the great movies and TV of our time.

It's just a progression.

I'm sure if Tolkein was alive today and 50 years young he would perhaps have changed his level of writing, too. Martin has the positional advantage, in that sense.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on April 14, 2011, 01:51:24 PM
Martin does not make the mistake of idealized characters.

I wouldn't call it a mistake, it's more a sign of the times.

Modern fiction, whether fantasy or otherwise has changed. That includes the great movies and TV of our time.

It's just a progression.

I'm sure if Tolkein was alive today and 50 years young he would perhaps have changed his level of writing, too. Martin has the positional advantage, in that sense.

I wouldn't agree.  There have been writers of all ages who are open to the extremes of humanity.  Homer for one.
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Post by: TheMadgician on April 14, 2011, 07:22:33 PM
Stopped over at my friends today and picked up A Game of Thrones. I plan on trying to get at least the worth of the first episode by the time I watch it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 15, 2011, 10:33:24 AM
The New York Times review is  :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 15, 2011, 12:48:45 PM
Most of the reviews are very positive, and from what I've seen the ones that are not have some... very ridiculous complaints, or just despise fantasy in general and don't say much besides "it's fantasy so it sucks".
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Post by: soundgarden on April 15, 2011, 03:57:02 PM
The New York Times review is  :rollin

wow, did she base that off a 2-minute preview or something?  Almost nothing she says is true of the tale; I mean its not even up for debate.  Bravehart like hordes? wtf  :lol
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Post by: blackngold29 on April 15, 2011, 08:18:43 PM
Will this be available online somewhere? Like I'll buy it on iTunes, I'm that intrigued.

I heard it was R-rated LoTR (not necessarily better or worse) but it actually seems a little more than R-rated. Would rather watch it now than wait for the DVD in however many months because I'll probably lose interest by then.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheMadgician on April 15, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
Hulu, maybe? Does Hulu do HBO shows?
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Post by: blackngold29 on April 15, 2011, 08:54:01 PM
I looked on iTunes, they have some HBO shows like Rome and The Wire, but not the mini-series like The Pacific or John Adams. I don't see any promos for it on there, but I think this is a tv show rather than a mini series so I might be in luck.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheMadgician on April 15, 2011, 08:57:37 PM
Hopefully. Also of interest: Pretty sure there's a (fairly accurate) Game of Thrones comic. And I think there's a Song of Ice and Fire pen and paper game.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 15, 2011, 09:22:45 PM
Will this be available online somewhere?

What isn't?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: blackngold29 on April 15, 2011, 09:24:06 PM
Will this be available online somewhere?

What isn't?
Legally, I meant.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 15, 2011, 09:37:38 PM
Unless one of the international channels airing it puts it online, which I think is unlikely, then I don't think so.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 16, 2011, 02:14:23 PM
Regarding the NYT review:

http://grrm.livejournal.com/210874.html

Quote
I usually make it a policy not to comment on reviews, especially negative reviewers. When you put your art out there in the marketplace on public view, some are going to like and some are going to hate it. Comes with the territory. And like Superchicken always said, I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.

Normally, I would not even comment on something as spectacularly wrong-headed and condescending as the review of the HBO series GAME OF THRONES recenltly published in the NEW YORK TIMES. There have been dozens and dozens of reviews of the show coming out all over the place, in newspaper and magazines, on television and radio, and of course on the web. Most, I am pleased to say, have been very good, but of course there are some bad ones as well. C'est la vie.

((Okay, I will confess, it does cheese me when I come across a reviewer who simply hates all fantasy. I had hoped that kind of literary snobbism was extinct, or nearly so. Maybe not.))

But the startling assertion in the TIMES review that women could not possibly like fantasy unless a lot of graphic sex was added to it (??) has prompted me to break my "no comment" rule. At least to extent of this post.

I see this morning that legions of female fantasy readers and self-proclaimed "geek girls" and "scifi chicks" have risen up all over the internet to say all the things that I'm too polite and too busy to say. And a lot more besides. I'd link to their blogs and posts here, but it would take hours. Google will lead you to them, if you're interested. It would seem that so many outraged emails and posts poured into the TIMES that they had to shut down the comments section for the review.

I am not going to get into it myself, except to say
(1) if I am writing "boy fiction," who are all those boys with breasts who keep turning up by the hundreds at my signings and readings?
and
(2) thank you, geek girls! I love you all.
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Post by: yorost on April 17, 2011, 12:32:50 PM
Hopefully. Also of interest: Pretty sure there's a (fairly accurate) Game of Thrones comic. And I think there's a Song of Ice and Fire pen and paper game.
The comics are the Dunk and Egg shorts.  Game of Thrones is only just starting, so who knows how accurate it is.  Dynamite does a lot of this kind of stuff, and most of it is not very high quality.  The art of most of their stuff clearly marks them a second rate publisher, plus their focus on outside IP's should squelch most enthusiasm.  If the Dabel Brothers are in charge, there might be hope since many of their works of this kind are pretty good.  However, since they are now under Dynamite their work just isn't as high quality as it used to be.  Look at how they did Jordan's New Spring, pretty good if not outstanding, and now look at what they've done with Eye of the World under Dynamite, pretty lousy.  In my opinion, being with Dynamite means the works will be rushed and suffer in quality.

There is a card game, which I assume you are referring to.  There are also a very good board game with a number of expansions, although it is best with five or six people.  I've played that game countless times, even played it at my bachelor party. :p
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Post by: GuineaPig on April 17, 2011, 12:58:35 PM
Just throwing this out there:  "Winter is Coming" is third place in terms of what the coolest family words are.  Baratheons come in second with "Ours is the Fury", and Greyjoys come in first with the insanely badass "We Do Not Sow."
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 17, 2011, 11:04:41 PM
I just watched The Pilot episode.  Very good, though I think it could've used a bit more exposition. I'm not sure what it would be like for someone who hasn't read the books, but I imagine that it would probably be, at the very least, pretty confusing. I think all the actors pretty much nailed their roles, though Robb and Jon did blur together a bit too much at times.

My biggest gripe? More direwolves. Those direwolf pups were so goddamn cute. I want one now.
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Post by: Genowyn on April 17, 2011, 11:08:14 PM
Just throwing this out there:  "Winter is Coming" is third place in terms of what the coolest family words are.  Baratheons come in second with "Ours is the Fury", and Greyjoys come in first with the insanely badass "We Do Not Sow."

"Hear Me Roar" is, of course, in dead last.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 17, 2011, 11:53:39 PM
Just throwing this out there:  "Winter is Coming" is third place in terms of what the coolest family words are.  Baratheons come in second with "Ours is the Fury", and Greyjoys come in first with the insanely badass "We Do Not Sow."

"Hear Me Roar" is, of course, in dead last.

Nah.  "Growing Strong" is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 18, 2011, 02:47:04 AM
OH GOD AMAZING

and I love that title sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGN6cSo9l4E
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheMadgician on April 18, 2011, 03:06:01 AM
Hopefully. Also of interest: Pretty sure there's a (fairly accurate) Game of Thrones comic. And I think there's a Song of Ice and Fire pen and paper game.
The comics are the Dunk and Egg shorts.  Game of Thrones is only just starting, so who knows how accurate it is.  Dynamite does a lot of this kind of stuff, and most of it is not very high quality.  The art of most of their stuff clearly marks them a second rate publisher, plus their focus on outside IP's should squelch most enthusiasm.  If the Dabel Brothers are in charge, there might be hope since many of their works of this kind are pretty good.  However, since they are now under Dynamite their work just isn't as high quality as it used to be.  Look at how they did Jordan's New Spring, pretty good if not outstanding, and now look at what they've done with Eye of the World under Dynamite, pretty lousy.  In my opinion, being with Dynamite means the works will be rushed and suffer in quality.

There is a card game, which I assume you are referring to.  There are also a very good board game with a number of expansions, although it is best with five or six people.  I've played that game countless times, even played it at my bachelor party. :p

I actually think I got confused with The Eye of the World. I mix them up a bit every now and then. Haven't really read either and my friends are kind of obsessed with both. And I'd have to say, the current run of Green Hornet (at least with Kevin Smith) is terrific, and that's on Dynamite. Can't say I've read much Dynamite beyond that.
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Post by: The Degenerate on April 18, 2011, 03:30:20 AM
where's that praise for that hour of brilliance guys

seriously
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 18, 2011, 04:44:55 AM
I watched, and was very impressed.  And I don't think it was confusing; you just have to pay attention.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on April 18, 2011, 06:11:18 AM
It annoys me I have no legitimate way of watching this. Damn sky hogging all the good stuff.
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Post by: abydos on April 18, 2011, 06:16:25 AM
I read the first 3-4 books (don't remember) 5-6 years ago (maybe more, not sure) but from what I remember of the books they did a very good job with the pilot. The opening scene was just as I imagined it.
Still, giving the Stark role to Sean Bean looks like a waste of his talent. I'm not a very big fan of the books but I will keep an eye on this every now and then - when they cut the crap from the books out, it may become a decent show.
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Post by: GuineaPig on April 18, 2011, 08:46:28 AM
I've got a question about the timeline.  I'm a little unsure of how it's supposed to work out.  Some characters are aged up for obvious reasons, most notably Daenerys, who looks like she gets a 3 or 4 year bump.  I can understand why HBO would run into legal problems depicting the rape of a 13 year old girl, but I'm just curious what the age bump does to the rest of the continuity.  For backstory's sake, was she still born at the end of the Rebellion?  Does that make the rebellion take place 16-17 years before the start of the series?  Does this mean that essentially all the other characters, like Jaime who was 17 at the time, get a bump of a couple years too? 

I think the easiest way to remedy the situation is just have Daenerys not born during the end of the Rebellion, but a couple years before.  Simplest way to do it.
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Post by: yorost on April 18, 2011, 08:56:39 AM
The easiest way is to just ignore their's an issue.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 18, 2011, 09:09:39 AM
Ok...so...is there no nudity in this at all, because to support the Times, my wife won't watch it if there isn't.....and comparing it to LOTR only turns her off even more.

the Tudors is "ok"...and through two episodes of Camelot...it's pretty weak.


And XJ, i get not downloading music and stuff...but really...it's TV. Just go get it.
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Post by: Tick on April 18, 2011, 09:16:27 AM
Ok...so...is there no nudity in this at all, because to support the Times, my wife won't watch it if there isn't.....and comparing it to LOTR only turns her off even more.

the Tudors is "ok"...and through two episodes of Camelot...it's pretty weak.


And XJ, i get not downloading music and stuff...but really...it's TV. Just go get it.
There was plenty of nudity in it.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 18, 2011, 09:18:44 AM
*excellent*
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 18, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
are there any members of Starks family that aren't in this?
holy nepotism batman!
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Post by: Summers on April 18, 2011, 09:29:18 AM
It's on tonight in the UK but argh, I really don't know if I want to watch it because I have a tiny standard def TV.  I've been watching all the sneak previews and everything on the net in HD and the visuals are stunning, it'd be a shame to waste them... 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Lowdz on April 18, 2011, 11:42:37 AM
Counting the minutes til the pilot here i the UK. I've been impressed with the clips I've seen so far, and it's years since i read the first one so I've forgotten alot. Probably my favourite fantasy series, taking over from Tad Williams' Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on April 18, 2011, 11:45:38 AM
I've got a question about the timeline.  I'm a little unsure of how it's supposed to work out.  Some characters are aged up for obvious reasons, most notably Daenerys, who looks like she gets a 3 or 4 year bump.  I can understand why HBO would run into legal problems depicting the rape of a 13 year old girl, but I'm just curious what the age bump does to the rest of the continuity.  For backstory's sake, was she still born at the end of the Rebellion?  Does that make the rebellion take place 16-17 years before the start of the series?  Does this mean that essentially all the other characters, like Jaime who was 17 at the time, get a bump of a couple years too? 

I think the easiest way to remedy the situation is just have Daenerys not born during the end of the Rebellion, but a couple years before.  Simplest way to do it.

Seems to me that everybody has had their age bumped up a little bit (Bran is 10 instead of 8, John and Robb are like 17-18 instead of 14-15, even Ned and Catelyn look older than their ages in the books, which were early-mid 30s if I'm not mistaken).  I have no problem with it, like you said it makes all the underage sex a little less creepy.  I'm out of town without a strong internet connection or access to HBO, so I haven't gotten to watch the pilot yet  :'(, but it's on my first things to do list for when I get home tomorrow.  I've read all the books so I already know what happens, I just want to bask in the awesomeness of seeing all my beloved Westeros friends on screen!  Can't wait!
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Post by: faemir on April 18, 2011, 02:48:12 PM
i'm 10 minutes in, two things:

holy surround sound batman
sean bean is horrifically old DDDDDD:
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 18, 2011, 02:50:08 PM
DVR'd and will watch this week.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on April 18, 2011, 04:06:35 PM
Well that was awesome. I was surprised by the level of nudity and gore, they really are pushing the 18/R rating huh.

I hope it gets enough viewers to go on for a few seasons at least, sean bean is criminally underemployed in relation to his acting talent - his role as boromir was definitely the best of the nine.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 19, 2011, 06:03:06 AM
not a bad show.
Wife and I watched having never read a book...and having never heard a single thing other than this forum and one newspaper review.


The 1st ep wasn't a home run.....but it wasn't bad either.
We'll give it a couple more and see if it gets going.

7/10
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on April 19, 2011, 06:12:35 AM
It does take a while to get going properly. At least in the book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 19, 2011, 12:44:32 PM
Renewed for a second season.  Booyah.  No idea how they're going to do the Battle of the Blackwater, though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on April 19, 2011, 01:04:55 PM
FUCKIN GREAT!

Oh man, what a fantastic adaptation.   Opening sequence was really nice.

Thank you HBO!  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 19, 2011, 01:12:47 PM
My favourite characters, besides Jaime and Tyrion, are Littlefinger, Tywin, and Renly.  Really excited to see them.  They did a damn good job for casting everyone else.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on April 19, 2011, 01:48:31 PM
I am going to take a wild guess that the little boy did not die. (that's not a spoiler btw)

Wouldn't make much sense if he did.
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Post by: soundgarden on April 19, 2011, 03:41:38 PM
I am going to take a wild guess that the little boy did not die. (that's not a spoiler btw)

Wouldn't make much sense if he did.


well; I would say in the case for Bran its pretty obvious he didn't.  

However, I would highly recommend against using the same judgement moving forward; you will have some very interesting and unexpected surprises  :hat
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Post by: soundgarden on April 19, 2011, 03:43:08 PM
My favourite characters, besides Jaime and Tyrion, are Littlefinger, Tywin, and Renly.  Really excited to see them.  They did a damn good job for casting everyone else.

Tywin? really?  How so?

Jamie, Tyrion, Jon and yes... our noble lord Eddard are my favorites.  I respect his ideals, however naive.  And his love and devotion for his wife speaks greatly to me.


EDIT...Guinea, man we should have a NON-SPOILER SoIF thread, and a SPOILER SoiF thread for those who read the books.  I want to expand on some stuff but I dont want to ruin it for others lol.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: abydos on April 19, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
Or just some spoiler tags.
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 20, 2011, 05:59:28 AM
Very god.  I just watched it last night.  For us Americans it's funny seeing Mark Addy as the king.  I used to seeing him in Still Standing and The Full Monty.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 20, 2011, 09:07:07 AM
Casting wishes for season 2:

Dominic West as Davos
Christopher Eccleston as Stannis
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 20, 2011, 07:05:19 PM
Yup, Season 2 confirmed!

Melisandre, Davos, Stannis, Jaqen, the Boltons and Asha are some of my favorite characters, I can't wait to see them :hat

And THE GOAT! I wonder if he'll come off ath more creepy or hilariouth... thith will be awethome.
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Post by: faemir on April 21, 2011, 06:22:20 AM
The NYT review was hilariously bad, as was her "response"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 21, 2011, 03:20:55 PM
People are still tearing her apart :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 24, 2011, 04:33:34 PM
Episode 2 tonight!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 24, 2011, 04:42:23 PM
:caffeine: :caffeine: :caffeine:

Let's see the Hound in action...
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Post by: GuineaPig on April 24, 2011, 05:03:33 PM
And Renly!  And Barristan Selmy!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Kosmo on April 24, 2011, 05:17:18 PM
If you have iTunes there's an interview of the guy playing Hodor from a podcast called The YogPod. (Warning: it isn't all that serious..at all)
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Post by: Scrub206 on April 24, 2011, 07:35:54 PM
i dont have HBO :( so i either have to wait for it to come online or my girlfriend always records them. she was hardcore into the books so she loves it...


.. also (i dont konw char names here) but dont you think Russell Allen wouldve been the perfect replacement for the king of the Starks? i think it was  :rollin
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 24, 2011, 08:04:03 PM
That was some crazy shit.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 24, 2011, 08:07:05 PM
Doesn't air for two hours here. Was it good?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 24, 2011, 08:39:24 PM
I've watched an episode and a half.  It's a fucking awesome show....but it's blasphemous to claim it's better than LotR.

Although I'm guessing that starting with the second episode wasn't a good idea.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 24, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
I don't think it's blasphemous.  The books are imo markedly superior to the LotR novels.

Whether or not the TV show will supersede the movies will be interesting.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 25, 2011, 05:07:06 AM
I've watched an episode and a half.  It's a fucking awesome show....but it's blasphemous to claim it's better than LotR.

Although I'm guessing that starting with the second episode wasn't a good idea.
It's not blasphemous to claim it, especially if you haven't actually read the books.

But how have you seen an episode and a half, and started with the second episode?  There have only been two thus far.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 25, 2011, 05:34:03 AM
That was even better than the first episode. Teared up at Nymeria and Lady, which is... very unlike me. The actors are all wonderful, I wasn't completely sold on the first episode (despite very much enjoying it) but I'm growing attached to these characters all over again.

Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage better get Emmy nominations. And I love Masie Williams too :lol

In a crowning moment of heartwarming, Sophie Turner (Sansa)'s family adopted the dog that played Lady (the direwolf that was killed at the end). :laugh:

Also, this recap is hilarious (http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/game-of-thrones-second-episode/), in a good way :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: abydos on April 25, 2011, 06:49:16 AM
Sansa is just as annoying as she was in the books and the actress that plays her portrays her character perfectly. She's either an amazing performer or she's just as annoying irl :D

Quote
It appears that men in Westeros are told no more about sex than Arya was told about swordfighting: "Stick them with the pointy end."
:rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 25, 2011, 07:32:41 AM
I've watched an episode and a half.  It's a fucking awesome show....but it's blasphemous to claim it's better than LotR.

Although I'm guessing that starting with the second episode wasn't a good idea.
It's not blasphemous to claim it, especially if you haven't actually read the books.

But how have you seen an episode and a half, and started with the second episode?  There have only been two thus far.

I saw the full second episode last night with my brother, and found a sneak peak online showing the first 20 minutes of the first episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 25, 2011, 07:46:57 AM
Sansa is just as annoying as she was in the books and the actress that plays her portrays her character perfectly. She's either an amazing performer or she's just as annoying irl :D

Quote
It appears that men in Westeros are told no more about sex than Arya was told about swordfighting: "Stick them with the pointy end."
:rollin

Same with Joffrey.

And,  :rollin
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Post by: faemir on April 25, 2011, 05:32:01 PM
That was even better than the first episode.

\o/
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Post by: Super Dude on April 25, 2011, 05:32:47 PM
I really hope someone will start putting these online, otherwise I won't be able to catch up when I get back to college.
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Post by: Summers on April 25, 2011, 06:02:02 PM
Wasn't impressed with the first episode (read a couple of the books), thought it was really thin, but have to say the second episode was much better.  Can't wait for next week! 
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Post by: kala1928 on April 26, 2011, 04:47:55 AM
Yeah first episode was really boring for an usual 'first episode' though obv the writers cant really alter the original story. Lots (I mean LOTS) of boobs and f*cking though! Hope it picks up later on, I should pick up the books as well.
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Post by: masterthes on April 26, 2011, 03:58:23 PM
So, I just checked IMDB and

Sean Bean's only listed for three episodes, so that means Robert's death and Eddard's execution will happen next episode. That's rather quick to deal with that, don't you think?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on April 26, 2011, 04:31:51 PM
Quick?  That would be utterly changing the story.  Why are you just willing to trust imdb on that?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on April 26, 2011, 04:41:41 PM
Well there are ten episodes, I can't imagine them doing that.... that would suck though. 

By the way, major major spoilers in that last one - don't risk it if you haven't read the book! 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 26, 2011, 04:43:51 PM
IMDB isn't accurate. It also lists Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) as three episodes, and Charles Dance (Tywin) as eight episodes, both of which we know aren't happening. Don't take it too seriously.
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Post by: Ryzee on April 26, 2011, 05:49:55 PM
Ya the wikipedia page (not that that is any more reliable) for the show shows the title of Episode 9 as "Baelor."  Anyone familiar with the books should feel confident that the event masterthes refers to will happen in that episode, the second to last of the season, which sounds right on.  Loving the show so far!  As a big fan of the books it's hard not to try to find things to nitpick about, but they're making it tough!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 26, 2011, 06:02:03 PM
People should probably keep open discussion of future spoilers out of this thread.  At the very least, use small font at all times.
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Post by: Genowyn on April 27, 2011, 08:21:21 AM
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-DwTVMBd/0/XL/i-DwTVMBd-L.jpg)
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Post by: axeman90210 on April 27, 2011, 08:22:49 AM
:rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on April 27, 2011, 08:25:41 AM
What a fool, seasons 5-7 aren't spoiled.  :)  Part of me wonders if Martin will end up writing the script for season 7, assuming it remains on air, before he writes the book.  That would be an odd turn of events.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on April 27, 2011, 03:55:02 PM
Watched 2 epsiodes so far. Excellent so far, but I actually find it uncomfortable to watch knowing what things are about to fall upon the characters.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 27, 2011, 04:21:22 PM
People should really not throw around details like that without using small font.  This is the TV thread, not the books thread.  Give the people who haven't read the books a chance to not come across any spoilers, no matter how vague.
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Post by: XJDenton on April 27, 2011, 04:25:23 PM
I apologise, I wouldn't have classed anything I said as a spoiler personally, though I shall be more careful from now on.

On the subjects of the books though: GRRM just finished Dance with Dragons. http://www.towerofthehand.com/blog/2011/04/27-dance-with-dragons-is-done/index.html
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 27, 2011, 07:25:18 PM
Episode 2 was excellent. The series is really clipping along at a nice, fast past. I'm pretty surprised at how far they've gotten in just two episodes. The kid that plays Joff is too good at being a stuck-up douchebag. Actually, so far, I've pretty much liked every casting choice, except for Ilyn Payne. He looked nothing like what I'd imagined him as.

One little nitpick I had: we only see Ghost in like one, brief shot. Maybe they're waiting for the next episode before giving a proper introduction? Also they cut out Bran's dream sequence. I'm not surprised, it's pretty odd and I'm not sure anyone could do it 'justice' without resorting to heavy, mind-altering drugs, but considering it's importance to Bran's story, I wonder how they'll fit all of it back in?

Also, I felt so bad for Nymeria and Lady. Poor, giant, man-eating direwolf pups. :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 27, 2011, 07:47:59 PM
Regarding Bran's dream, I imagine they'll either

1) Open the third episode with it
2) Keep it cut completely - kind of sucks, it was one of my favorite chapters, but it'd be cheesy on TV, and just have Bran explain it vividly through words
3) Maybe save it for Season 2 when the Reeds show up and they have a potentially bigger budget, Bran doesn't have much else to do until Theon comes knocking anyway

I can't see them cutting it completely, Three Eyed Crow seems too important to Bran's story...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on April 28, 2011, 03:36:31 PM
2nd episode was better.  Peter Dinklage is fucking OWNING Tyrion.  Jaime, Arya, Jon, Cersei, and Ed are being played perfectly. 

Besides Dinklage, the guy they chose for Sandor Clegane is perfect!  He truly looks horrifying!

People should really not throw around details like that without using small font.  This is the TV thread, not the books thread.  Give the people who haven't read the books a chance to not come across any spoilers, no matter how vague.

+1  Spoilers are pretty big deals with this story. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 28, 2011, 07:08:20 PM
(http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/116/1160731/tumblr_lk6sayF35K1qauecro1_250_1303738859.gif)
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Post by: Super Dude on April 28, 2011, 09:14:10 PM
(http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/116/1160731/tumblr_lk6sayF35K1qauecro1_250_1303738859.gif)

Love.  That kid is a bitch.
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Post by: kala1928 on April 29, 2011, 04:10:43 AM
Thoughts on episode 2:

More boobs.

More f***ing.

Interested in seeing more.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on April 29, 2011, 05:27:53 AM
I'm impressed with Maisie Williams as Arya.  I usually get really irritated with kid actors but she is really pulling it off well.  She's going to be a great actress I think. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 29, 2011, 09:34:26 AM
I think all the child actors are great. The only one that gets on my nerves is Sansa... and she's supposed to :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on April 29, 2011, 10:03:13 AM
Yeah. One thing you can say is that there isnt a weak actor in the bunch.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: skydivingninja on April 29, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
Any way to legally watch this online?  Don't have HBO and I like what I've read of ASOIAF.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 29, 2011, 11:05:19 AM
Well I'm personally hoping Hulu picks it up eventually.
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Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 29, 2011, 11:51:16 AM
Any way to legally watch this online?  Don't have HBO and I like what I've read of ASOIAF.

Episode 2.

Legal tv?
Wuzzat!

torrented tv ftw.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 29, 2011, 11:59:24 AM
Well I'm personally hoping Hulu picks it up eventually.

I don't know if any premium cable channels stream through Hulu.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on April 29, 2011, 01:11:29 PM
Hulu will never carry it. You can see it online on HBO Go, what ever that is.

Just "acquire" it, then buy the dvd/bluray boxset to finance futher seasons - it's the norm with premium cable series :S
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on April 29, 2011, 01:49:57 PM
Yes buy the goddamn DVDs when they're out that's one of the things HBO looks at when considering how long they'll support a series
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on April 29, 2011, 02:04:12 PM
This will be a Blu-ray purchase for me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 01, 2011, 12:56:10 PM
Some Petyr Baelish up in this bitch tonight :caffeine:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 01, 2011, 04:02:43 PM
I still need to watch this.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kartmaze2 on May 01, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
Awesome series so far! Pumped to see ep. 3! I hope someone beheads that sleezy prince kid...  :yeahright
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 02, 2011, 03:18:15 AM
God I love this show.
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Post by: Metabog on May 02, 2011, 05:01:49 AM
I like it. I don't mind the sex at all, and I love the gratuitous violence but I think they could skip some of the walking around naked scenes and sex scenes to add more story content, or at least create some sort of emotional involvement, because so far I don't think I really sympathize with any character, and the ones I kind of do sympathy with (Ned's wife, the bastard son, etc) I mostly sympathize out of pity, and judging from the general tone of the show I doubt there's anything good going their way.

I've never read the books by the way, but I'm a huge fantasy fan and have been waiting for a show like this for a long time. What I'm really waiting for is a bit of irony/dark humor just so I don't feel like killing myself or going to sulk in a corner after every episode. I've always liked high fantasy more than dark fantasy generally, I'm more in the Forgotten Realms kind of group, while GoT reminds me more of something like Dragon Age but even darker.

Overall pretty good so far, just getting ready to get some food and watch the new one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 02, 2011, 06:18:36 AM
I've decided trying to compare this and LotR is an apples and oranges deal.  GoT is from the looks of it, as Metabog said, a dark fantasy and LotR a high fantasy.  But there's more to it than that: I feel like one is meant to take GoT as sort of "the historical account of this land," where as LotR may even be taken as "the mythologized history" which is meant to be embellished with a glorified heroic cast.  LotR is the epic of Beowulf; GoT is the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (and of course each of these I've heard were based on both of those real-world works respectively).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 02, 2011, 08:00:49 AM
A Song of Ice and Fire is not only undoubtedly high fantasy but falls into the same common subclassifications as Lord of the Rings.  That is, they're both epic sagas and take place in worlds separate from ours(possibly ambiguous as histories or futures).  If you're going to call them apples to oranges you really can't compare many books/series at all.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 02, 2011, 08:05:08 AM
That's why I said GoT though; I've never read the books.  I was merely comparing the series as it stands so far to the LotR movies.  Although LotR itself is modeled in some sense after Beowulf and the Bible, so it is meant to have that sort of feel of "this is not the historical account, but the mythologized history passed down and now recorded."
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: chknptpie on May 02, 2011, 08:05:29 AM
Just watched the two episodes yesterday, definitely looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on May 03, 2011, 07:26:37 AM
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8741/1304028660914.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on May 03, 2011, 12:02:19 PM
A Song of Ice and Fire is not only undoubtedly high fantasy but falls into the same common subclassifications as Lord of the Rings.  That is, they're both epic sagas and take place in worlds separate from ours(possibly ambiguous as histories or futures).  If you're going to call them apples to oranges you really can't compare many books/series at all.

The differece is that LotR is written in an old english style, whilst Fire and Ice most certainly is not.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 03, 2011, 12:30:51 PM
*funny pic*

For some reason this reminds me of that Steve Jobs-Bill Gates meme. :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 03, 2011, 12:41:05 PM
A Song of Ice and Fire is not only undoubtedly high fantasy but falls into the same common subclassifications as Lord of the Rings.  That is, they're both epic sagas and take place in worlds separate from ours(possibly ambiguous as histories or futures).  If you're going to call them apples to oranges you really can't compare many books/series at all.

The differece is that LotR is written in an old english style, whilst Fire and Ice most certainly is not.
...so?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on May 03, 2011, 01:10:36 PM
A Song of Ice and Fire is not only undoubtedly high fantasy but falls into the same common subclassifications as Lord of the Rings.  That is, they're both epic sagas and take place in worlds separate from ours(possibly ambiguous as histories or futures).  If you're going to call them apples to oranges you really can't compare many books/series at all.

The differece is that LotR is written in an old english style, whilst Fire and Ice most certainly is not.
...so?

There is a distinct difference in their categorisation - LotR is pretty alone by itself - I don't know any other books that are written as 'old epics', whilst Fire and Ice can be lumped in a category with hundreds of other books.

Whilst both are fantasy, within the fantasy genre, they are utterly distinct, just like Opeth and Metallica are.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: abydos on May 03, 2011, 01:31:25 PM
Loved the third episode. Arya is awesome, perfectly fits and portrays her character. Still can't believe how great the casting for the series is - how did they manage to find all those characters who look and act so well, just like in the books?

The more I look at Ned the sadder I get. SB is so awesome as Stark, I really wish he wouldn't die in the stupidest way possible.

As for genre classification I always took Fire and Ice to be more of a medieval fiction novel with very little fantasy in it. If such a book was written but it didn't portray things happening in a medieval world but in current times it would probably be put with thriller books with some supernatural shit going on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 03, 2011, 01:34:50 PM
A Song of Ice and Fire is not only undoubtedly high fantasy but falls into the same common subclassifications as Lord of the Rings.  That is, they're both epic sagas and take place in worlds separate from ours(possibly ambiguous as histories or futures).  If you're going to call them apples to oranges you really can't compare many books/series at all.

The differece is that LotR is written in an old english style, whilst Fire and Ice most certainly is not.
...so?

There is a distinct difference in their categorisation - LotR is pretty alone by itself - I don't know any other books that are written as 'old epics', whilst Fire and Ice can be lumped in a category with hundreds of other books.

Whilst both are fantasy, within the fantasy genre, they are utterly distinct, just like Opeth and Metallica are.
You can categorize almost any series apart from one another if you want.  Of course they are different in many major aspects, but they still fall into the same most commonly used genres and even subgenres.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 04, 2011, 09:01:59 AM
I mean I remember watching this doc about the writing of LotR and Tolkien was apparently compelled to write a mythology due to Britain's lack of surviving legends from before the Norman Invasion (the Normans burned it all...'cept Beowulf).  He meant for it to be Britain's lost legend, based on a wealth of early pre-England Germanic and Saxon sources.

I don't think most fantasy writers in the modern era can make the same claim, as most of them are probably inspired by cinema and even by LotR itself.  From what I can tell from the GoT show, it's a different beast entirely, mostly because it's try to tell a different kind of story in a different kind of way.  Like I said, if LotR is Beowulf, GoT is the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (granted for a fictional world seemingly based on pre-Norman England).

Fake edit: Plus as many have said, LotR relies heavily on fantasy elements and apparently GoT does not, or at least not as much.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 04, 2011, 09:36:56 AM
FYI, A Song of Ice and Fire draws from the War of Roses, loosely at least.

I never said Tolkien and Martin aren't different, of course they are.  What they are not are wildly different works that you can't even compare.  An art instruction book is wildly different than LoTR.  Romance novels are extremely different than Tolkien.  If you want to get closer than Martin to Tolkien you're starting to get into the realm of looking for Tolkien clones.

Tolkien did have the intention of it becoming a new mythology, but that doesn't change that it was in fact it is still what we consider high fantasy.  If those exact books were released today nobody would even bat an eye at lumping it in with the rest of high fantasy without consideration of the author's intent.  It is impressive and noteworthy, but it isn't odd for a series to have some special meaning beyond the story.

Fake edit: Plus as many have said, LotR relies heavily on fantasy elements and apparently GoT does not, or at least not as much.

...and also as many have pointed out A Song of Ice and Fire slowly unveils the fantasy elements of the series.  Some of it is present immediately without being obvious.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 04, 2011, 11:22:35 AM
Edit: Nvm, didn't see the P.S.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 04, 2011, 08:59:33 PM
FYI, A Song of Ice and Fire draws from the War of Roses, loosely at least.

GRRM said the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Years' War were his main influences, but that he moved away from that after the first book. I believe.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 05, 2011, 08:16:27 AM
I'm not sure any of his characters were ever 1-1 matches to historical figures, anyways.  Maybe Eddard or Robert were?  It's not like even if you knew the histories extremely well the story would become clear.  I believe he has also stated this was on purpose, to create the characters in a way that allows the reader to guess what will happen based on what they already know and then be surprised when wrong or when it was right but in an unexpected way.

A tactic like that seems doomed to have to fall away from connections to histories.  The more twists he puts in to contradict the history the less connection he has to it.  The influences on characters and houses will always be there, though. ...saving any bizarro plot decisions. :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 09, 2011, 11:37:23 AM
Best episode yet imo, albeit exposition-y as fuck.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Lowdz on May 09, 2011, 12:44:54 PM
So far they are doing the books proud. And series two getting the green light is great news. Looking forward to seeing Melisandre as I have a thing for "evil" women in red...think Sigourney Weaver when she gets possessed in Ghostbusters 2...
Can't wait for the battle of the Blackwater if series three gets a go.
looking forward to the Blu Rays as they will have loads of extras.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 09, 2011, 01:38:18 PM
There is a lot of background material for the stories on HBO.com which I found very helpful (since I haven't read the novels).

Yes, episode 4 was amazing.  The imp appears to be in some trouble, which is a shame since I like him a lot thus far.  And I was glad to see the horse lord's new wife bitch-slap her brother.  What a piece of crap he is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on May 09, 2011, 08:45:58 PM
Just started watching the show. It's really great so far! I'm looking forward to more and I'm even thinking about reading the books now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 09, 2011, 08:47:07 PM
There's an actor named Iain. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on May 09, 2011, 08:51:55 PM
The whole series is ruined for me now, good job.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on May 09, 2011, 08:56:01 PM
I liked some of the "added" stuff in the series, like that monolouge that the swordmaster gives Jon and Sam and that stuff between Jaime and Jhory
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 09, 2011, 08:58:28 PM
The whole series is ruined for me now, good job.

:lol

Edit: Watching the fourth episode now.  When Lord Stark is inquiring into Lord Arryn's death, he makes mention of someone being a eunuch.  I didn't catch the name, who was it?  I would rewind but the video player is taking me back to the very beginning every time I try.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 10, 2011, 05:24:58 AM
Varys, the master of spies.  He's fat and bald and creepy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 10, 2011, 06:26:51 AM
I wish the series would show more of Daenerys and the Dathraki. I think I find their story most fascinating of all.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 10, 2011, 06:35:09 AM
Dany's stuff is interesting but I'm a fan of Tyrion myself. I also like Jaime after all the character development happens  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 10, 2011, 06:38:31 AM
Yeah Tyrion is great too. I love those Dathraki though, so much more interesting than those stuffy faux Brits of Westeros.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 10, 2011, 01:57:25 PM
Question.

Thinking of buying an Amazon Kindle to do some more reading, and i'll be interested in picking up A Song of Ice and Fire.

I'm a big fan of fantasy and have read roughly 50 percent of LOTR (stopped for some reason) and i'm really enjoying this TV show.

The only problem is, I found that the LOTR novel was ruined due to watching the movies first. I couldn't quite picture the story as Tolkein intended, due to my memories of Elijah Wood and Vitto Mortensen playing the main characters. In fact, all of the stars from the films.

I have a feeling the same could be said watching A Game of Thrones before/during/after reading the novel. Sometimes I think creating pictures out of books really can do serious damage to the authors work. I have no doubt AGOT is loyal to the books, but will it ruin the experience?
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Post by: XJDenton on May 10, 2011, 03:17:02 PM
It'll destroy the shock value of the events later in the series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 10, 2011, 03:28:07 PM
Ratings are going up week by week.  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on May 10, 2011, 05:14:18 PM
I don't think reading the books would hinder your enjoyment of the tv series, aside from what XJ said about spoiling all of the plot twists to come.  Books are always the best form of storytelling in my opinion, and while this tv series is fantastic, the books are way better of course- so read them!  :lol  My biggest issue with the LOTR movies v. the books was how drastically some characters differed in their appearance and portrayal.  I have not had that problem with GOT, the casting has been ridiculously perfect and pretty much every character appears and behaves almost exactly as I pictured them from the books.  Jamie & Joffrey's hair should be longer, Ned's should be a bit darker, Robert should be a bit taller and Tyrion could use a goatee or something.  That's about it! 
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Post by: Summers on May 10, 2011, 05:17:57 PM
I always imagined Hodor to be a gigantic bald guy.  I got a shock in the last episode!  I also pronounced his name wrong  :loser:
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Post by: Ryzee on May 10, 2011, 05:21:59 PM
 :lol  I always pictured Hodor as that guy from Coach who played Tom Cullen in the old The Stand miniseries (and Marshall's dad on How I Met Your Mother).
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Post by: The Degenerate on May 11, 2011, 01:35:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DF7FR.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkyb617YG71qesygmo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 11, 2011, 09:01:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DF7FR.gif)


Littlefinger: I'm sexin' you later.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on May 14, 2011, 07:49:07 AM
Just started the first book. My god it is awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 14, 2011, 11:34:16 AM
Just started the first book. My god it is awesome.

 :tup

Book-related discussion/spoilers should go in this thread: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=4956.0

We don't want to spoil anything for the watchers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on May 14, 2011, 11:43:04 AM
I just started reading the book too. I've only finished the prologue so far but it looks like it's going to be great!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on May 14, 2011, 11:45:10 AM
It only gets better!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: chknptpie on May 14, 2011, 02:11:39 PM
I'm still kinda confused what happened prior to the shows start, the background story with the crazy king or something? I get that he was the blonde dudes dad and that the blonde dude wants his throne back, and that the "handsome" prince had a hand in it... but thats about all I get haha
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on May 14, 2011, 02:14:47 PM
This is a really nice resource that explains a lot of the back story and family ties.

Edit: It helps if I post the link

http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/#!/guide/houses/greyjoy/theon-greyjoy/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: chknptpie on May 14, 2011, 02:20:29 PM
It feels weird to have to do research to understand a tv show.... lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 14, 2011, 02:29:57 PM
Here's a basic summary of the backstory you're looking for, Chknptpie.  Spoilers (some of this stuff hasn't been detailed explicitly yet in the TV series, yet) but nothing major.  Safe for non-book readers who want to know more of the backstory:


The Targaryen family ruled the Seven Kingdoms for about 300 years.  The last king was Aerys II, called the "Mad King" because of occasional bouts of madness.  His eldest son, Rhaegar, absconds with Lyanna Stark, Eddard's older sister and Robert Baratheon's betrothed.  

At this point, Brandon Stark, Eddard's oldest brother and betrothed to Catelyn Tully, goes to King's Landing to confront Rhaegar.  Aerys has him and Eddard's father, Rickard, killed, and demands that Jon Arryn turn over his wards Eddard and Robert.  Arryn refuses; he and Robert call his banners.  Eddard marries Catelyn in his brother's place, and musters theirs and his forces.

A bunch of battles are fought between the rebels, led by Robert, and the various Royalist forces that notably don't include those of Tywin Lannister, then the Hand of the King.  At the Battle of the Trident, Robert kills Rhaegar and the Royalist armies more or less dissolve.  Tywin takes King's Landing through deceit and Jaime kills Aerys.

The Queen, with Viserys, had been sent to Dragonstone.  There, she gives birth to Daenerys and dies.  Before the island is captured, Viserys and Daenerys escape across the Narrow Sea and begin their exile.  Robert marries Cersei Lannister after Lyanna dies, and is crowned King.  So basically Viserys feels that he is the rightful King, and that Robert has usurped him and driven him from his home.
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Post by: chknptpie on May 14, 2011, 02:34:26 PM
We need some flashbacks in this show haha thanks for the summary!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 14, 2011, 02:49:35 PM
Just ordered a Kindle, looking forward to getting these books and spoiling the TV show for myself  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 14, 2011, 04:47:00 PM
A bunch of battles are fought between the rebels, led by Robert, and the various Royalist forces that notably don't include those of Tywin Lannister, then the Hand of the King.

He was only the Hand in the show, right? I haven't read the books in a while but I thought that Rossart was the Hand of the King by the end of the rebellion.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 14, 2011, 04:53:01 PM
A bunch of battles are fought between the rebels, led by Robert, and the various Royalist forces that notably don't include those of Tywin Lannister, then the Hand of the King.

He was only the Hand in the show, right? I haven't read the books in a while but I thought that Rossart was the Hand of the King by the end of the rebellion.

I think Aerys went through 4 between Tywin and his death.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 14, 2011, 06:28:44 PM
Wasn't Tywin the one who had them open the doors to the Red Keep? That seems to me like Tywin would have been the Hand at the end of the rebellion.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 14, 2011, 06:44:44 PM
Nah, Rossart was the Hand, a pyromancer of the Alchemist's Guild. Jaime killed him. Tywin showed up at the gates offering to help, Aerys let him in, Tywin promptly sacked the city and had Gregor and Amory kill the royal family, etc. etc.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 14, 2011, 10:12:20 PM
Right. I'm reading Clash right now but I haven't read AGoT in a few months.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 15, 2011, 12:26:33 PM
Finally got around to watching this.



Wow.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 15, 2011, 09:00:22 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 15, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY
So much for subtlety. And is it just me or did they turn Renly into a total pansy for some reason? I liked Renly before :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 15, 2011, 09:23:23 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY
So much for subtlety. And is it just me or did they turn Renly into a total pansy for some reason? I liked Renly before :(
Yeah, I thought he was supposed to be like a young Robert, more badass. I kind of like the show Renly, but (future book spoilers, not just show)I can't imagine this this Renly getting so much support for being king.

But holy shit that was a good episode. Jory... :'( :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 15, 2011, 09:26:35 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY
So much for subtlety. And is it just me or did they turn Renly into a total pansy for some reason? I liked Renly before :(
Yeah, I thought he was supposed to be like a young Robert, more badass. I kind of like the show Renly, but (future book spoilers, not just show)I can't imagine this this Renly getting so much support for being king.


Right, and this nonsense about him not liking blood and tourneys or whatever...did they forget that the majority of his time during the second book is spent hosting tourneys? Stupid.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 15, 2011, 09:52:03 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY

There's an amusing number of people on Winter is Coming who never realized Loras and Renly were gay.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 15, 2011, 10:16:21 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY

There's an amusing number of people on Winter is Coming who never realized Loras and Renly were gay.

GRRM has confirmed it before...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 15, 2011, 10:38:16 PM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY

There's an amusing number of people on Winter is Coming who never realized Loras and Renly were gay.

Oh, I totally knew it, I just didn't expect them to show it this early.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 16, 2011, 07:36:12 AM
LOL LORAS AND RENLY

There's an amusing number of people on Winter is Coming who never realized Loras and Renly were gay.
Oh Jesus, I can only imagine what those people were reading.  Subtlety must not be their thing.  ...not to be too rude, I do know there are a lot of details and it could be easily forgotten.  I certainly have probably missed or forgotten many things.

Actually, the more I read criticisms and discussion on books across the internet the more I'm convinced a very sizable portion of people just skim pages to get the major plot only and ignore the what the real work is.  Discussions where one side of some argument seems to have only seen the surface of a story, yet are fiercely opinionated despite their complete lack of understanding, are more the norm than quality conversations.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 16, 2011, 07:56:04 AM
Ok.
Ep. 3, and 4 were total dialogue snooze fests.
Even our buddy who's read all the books is pretty much done with this show.


Wife and I will give it one more ep.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 16, 2011, 07:59:50 AM
The first book was almost entirely exposition and setup, and the show has been much the same. Not sure what your friend who had read the books was expecting.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 16, 2011, 08:07:22 AM
I believe he was expecting a better trasnsition to television.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 16, 2011, 08:29:24 AM
I believe he was expecting a better trasnsition to television.

Strange. I've not read GoT but the 5 episodes have been brilliant so far. In fact each episode has surpassed the last and that's a sign of a great TV show.

Ep 5 was fantastic. I think it's shaping up to be one of HBO's best, which is no easy task given their past and present levels of consistancy.

So if the TV show doesn't do the books justice, then I must be in for one hell of a treat.

Perhaps shows like 24, where there's lots of action and violence would be best suited for your friend. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. HBO series isnt' for everyone. I think you'd cringe at watching something like Deadwood. Which is, in my opinion, too good for the modern audience.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 16, 2011, 09:34:41 AM
Deadwood's got plenty of pulp appeal, even if the language is an obstruction.  It's no Mad Men - or even further in that direction - In Treatment.
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Post by: inoku on May 16, 2011, 09:42:11 AM
i've been following this series when i read this thread.
and i gotta say, this is one of the best series right now.
so thanks to the OP  :tup
episode 5 was great. the best so far
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 16, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
Perhaps it's unfair, that I was looking for a replacement for Spartacus.

And sadly that's not what this show was every meant to be.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 16, 2011, 10:22:09 AM
Deadwood's got plenty of pulp appeal, even if the language is an obstruction.  It's no Mad Men - or even further in that direction - In Treatment.

You think so?

To me, Deadwood is one of them shows that requires a serious amount of attention to fully comprehend. Of course, the overarching storyline is always there, but the real story lies deep in the dialogue, IMO. And the dialogue makes the show.

I haven't seen those other two. But Deadwood was a real tongue-twister of a show to watch. And a joy at the same time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 16, 2011, 10:23:33 AM
Perhaps it's unfair, that I was looking for a replacement for Spartacus.

And sadly that's not what this show was every meant to be.

I am a fan of Spartacus as well. Looking forward to the 2nd Season. It's not as good as HBO's Rome, but the writing does improve as the show progresses.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: chknptpie on May 16, 2011, 11:27:15 AM
Can't wait for more Spartacus!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 16, 2011, 11:54:36 AM
Varys was fucking awesome this week.

And I love Bronn already.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on May 16, 2011, 12:37:51 PM
Holy FUCK  :omg:

The Varys and Littlefinger word-duel to the death was awesome!



MAJOR SPOILER BELOW!!  DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVENT READ THE BOOKS!!!

When my girlfriend saw NEd get impaled, she was like "oh god if he dies I will cry so much"....  I had to control myself from smiling
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on May 16, 2011, 01:00:21 PM
Ok.
Ep. 3, and 4 were total dialogue snooze fests.
Even our buddy who's read all the books is pretty much done with this show.


Wife and I will give it one more ep.


wat
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 16, 2011, 03:23:22 PM
Kickass GoT intro with guitars: :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-ZmlwBWKM
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kartmaze2 on May 16, 2011, 04:30:39 PM
Man, what I love this series... Might be an all time favourite, and that's only after 5 ep's..
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: inoku on May 16, 2011, 07:21:19 PM
Kickass GoT intro with guitars: :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-ZmlwBWKM

holy shit!! that's awesome!!  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on May 16, 2011, 10:36:14 PM
Front male nudity and all I could think was: YOU CAN'T HAVE SEX IF YOUR DICK IS FLACCID. (http://www.fiveeightforums.com/images/smilies/emotcolbertkx3.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on May 17, 2011, 03:44:28 AM
Front male nudity and all I could think was: YOU CAN'T HAVE SEX IF YOUR DICK IS FLACCID. (http://www.fiveeightforums.com/images/smilies/emotcolbertkx3.gif)

Hah I thought that  :lol

I also never picked up on Renly/Loras in the books.  Or I did, but I forgot.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on May 17, 2011, 02:25:06 PM
Perhaps it's unfair, that I was looking for a replacement for Spartacus.

And sadly that's not what this show was every meant to be.

I think it's better if you think of GoT not as Action, or even Fantasy, but as a Drama. 
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Post by: Volk9 on May 19, 2011, 09:15:51 AM
So...I stayed up till 6am today watching every episode they've released so far...


 :metal
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 21, 2011, 06:18:51 AM
Ok.
Ep. 3, and 4 were total dialogue snooze fests.
Even our buddy who's read all the books is pretty much done with this show.


Wife and I will give it one more ep.
Neither my wife nor I have read any of the books, and we are completely hooked on this show.  Not sure what you were expecting, but there is usually a lot of dialogue in HBO series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 22, 2011, 02:06:40 PM
New episode tonight! And for those with an online HBO account (it might be on Comcast/Xfinity as well), episode seven will be up immediately after six airs. Not sure why, the rumor is that it's something about ep. six not having a proper cliffhanger.
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Post by: Genowyn on May 22, 2011, 06:17:25 PM
Tonight's episode is titled "A Golden Crown".


I CAN'T WAIT CUZ I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN AND I'MA LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 22, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
We get some Nymphadora Tonks up in this bitch too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 22, 2011, 07:59:41 PM
SPOILER QUESTION

The Song of Ice & Fire wiki says Viserys appears in three books. Is he just mentioned for two books thereafter or have two novels already gone by?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 22, 2011, 08:03:02 PM
SPOILER QUESTION

The Song of Ice & Fire wiki says Viserys appears in three books. Is he just mentioned for two books thereafter or have two novels already gone by?

Maybe as a flashback. This is still only the first book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 22, 2011, 08:17:59 PM
To answer Super Dude's question:

First season covers only the first book, and Viserys is most definitely 100% dead. He's just mentioned often in Dany's chapters, in her memories.

I loved Harry Lloyd though. :-X
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 23, 2011, 03:03:29 AM
holy SHIT that was a good episode
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: inoku on May 23, 2011, 07:14:00 AM
love the ending  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 24, 2011, 05:44:24 AM
EPIC
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: abydos on May 24, 2011, 06:07:54 AM
I was :lol at abstract concept. so funny.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 24, 2011, 02:45:12 PM
Episode 7 has the worst scene of the series, but other than that is perfectly executed.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 24, 2011, 03:11:46 PM
Episode 7 has the worst scene of the series, but other than that is perfectly executed.

Which, the brothel sexposition?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 24, 2011, 03:21:05 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 24, 2011, 06:23:02 PM
Yea it felt really over drawn and was pretty unnecessary.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 24, 2011, 06:23:38 PM
But more importantly, Tywin Lannister is awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 24, 2011, 11:55:30 PM
He never seemed like the guy we'd see skinning an animal but considering Charles Dance is awesome and the symbolism involved that scene was great
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 25, 2011, 04:04:42 AM
Yep.

I kind of liked Petyr's monologue, especially "I'm not going to fight them, I'm going to fuck them; that's what I know, that's what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want", but the scene was drawn out and made lame by the porno tryouts that made it impossible to focus on him. And even though I kinda like the actress I get annoyed whenever Ros is on the screen because they obviously only made her up for the sake of random sex scenes that aren't squicky (like a lot of the book's), and she's pretty pointless unless she replaces Shae, the -ayas, or, most likely, is one of Varys's little birds spying on Littlefinger. Considering Theon's attachment to her I thought she was going to replace that mistress of his he had in A Clash of Kings, but that's obviously not the case anymore.

Also they should cancel Game of Thrones and give us this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llf6tdScH71qdt6hko1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on May 25, 2011, 05:35:40 AM
What a fucking show this is.

Episode 7 was the best so far, just like all the other episodes that have fallen before it.

Damn, I can't wait 2 weeks to see what's gonna happen next. Might have to start speed-reading the book.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 25, 2011, 06:06:58 AM
Yep.

Also they should cancel Game of Thrones and give us this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llf6tdScH71qdt6hko1_500.jpg)

The greatest bromance ever to grace the small screen!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on May 25, 2011, 01:30:39 PM
Remember guys, a lot of people won't see episode 7 till next week
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 27, 2011, 06:18:59 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llh6iakOwc1qk2t5co1_500.jpg)

To those who haven't seen this tumblr yet, you really should.

http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on May 27, 2011, 06:29:46 PM
I haven't read the books.

The fact that all the Baratheon's had dark hair means that Joffrey is the son of the milkman? The King has some huge horns on him?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 28, 2011, 03:48:32 AM
Finally saw Episode 6.  Oh, boy, what a show.  This is fantastic.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 28, 2011, 04:05:33 AM
To those who haven't seen this tumblr yet, you really should.

http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 28, 2011, 05:32:28 AM
To those who haven't seen this tumblr yet, you really should.

http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/

 :rollin :rollin :rollin

Awesome :lol

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_llffv3iSWT1qk2t5co1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306668728&Signature=aHsGINxC%2BwVtG9LYaV2dCW3Nzi8%3D)

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llw1210d4l1qkc189o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on May 28, 2011, 06:56:44 AM
To those who haven't seen this tumblr yet, you really should.

http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 29, 2011, 07:20:17 PM
In tonight's episode, will Baelish's monologue to the prostitutes be meaningful down the road?  (The one about the love he lost)'

Who's the guy he lost to in the duel, and who's the brother?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on May 29, 2011, 07:21:31 PM
and also, can there be more prostitute training sessions?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 29, 2011, 07:22:01 PM
Catelyn Tully was betrothed to Brandon Stark.  Littlefinger challenged him to a duel over it, and got predictably sliced up.  Then Brandon Stark went and got himself killed and Ned married Catelyn in his place.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on May 29, 2011, 08:02:04 PM
HOW THE FUCK ARE THEY GONNA END THIS WEEK LIKE THAT.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 30, 2011, 05:23:39 AM
This is fucking hilarious, holy shit:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/introducing-stupid-ned-stark

(I don't recommend looking at it unless you've finished the first book, has some minor spoilers, but goddamn is it hilarious)

example:

(http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/5/18/16/enhanced-buzz-12408-1305751201-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 30, 2011, 05:25:57 AM
In tonight's episode, will Baelish's monologue to the prostitutes be meaningful down the road?  (The one about the love he lost)'

Who's the guy he lost to in the duel, and who's the brother?

That scene wasn't actually in the book, it serves as exposition/backstory for something that was explained in the book through a character's thoughts/memories. They can't do that on TV, so they used it here.

As Guinea said, the guy he lost the duel to was Brandon Stark, Ned's brother (who the Mad King murdered, which is one of the things that prompted Robert's rebellion). He also gave Petyr Baelish the nickname Littlefinger.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 30, 2011, 08:57:43 PM
Man.  We finally caught up with all the shows and I've never seen so much back stabbing, literally and figuratively!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on May 30, 2011, 09:00:51 PM
I'm almost caught up with the TV show in the book. For the most part not much has changed, I'm really impressed with how good of an adaption this is! :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: HarlequinForest on May 31, 2011, 12:10:04 AM
Man, this series just gets better and better.  The last episode was amazing.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on May 31, 2011, 12:18:16 AM
Man, this series just gets better and better. 

Yes, yes it does.  I can't wait till the third season; the best book in the series in IMO.

The dude playing Littlefinger is so perfect for that role; I love it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: HarlequinForest on May 31, 2011, 12:31:03 AM
Man, this series just gets better and better. 

Yes, yes it does.  I can't wait till the third season; the best book in the series in IMO.

The dude playing Littlefinger is so perfect for that role; I love it.

Yeah, I was so happy to see him because I thought he was brilliant in The Wire, and I hadn't seen him in anything since.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 31, 2011, 04:56:01 AM
eh, some lines just fall flat and he doesn't sound like he's even trying ("Everything. Everything there is" "Don't tell anyone, I have a reputation to maintain") though he nails others ("Distrusting me was the wisest thing you've done since you climbed off your horse"). The Wire shows that Aidan Gillen's obviously a brilliant actor, but, along with Lena Heady as Cersei, he's one of the two people I'm not entirely sold yet in their portrayal of their character. It might be because the characters in the show are actually written slightly different, however, so my expectations for them are thrown off; they're showing less of Littlefinger's humor and charm and more of his sleaziness and resentment, and the show's Cersei seems a good deal more competent than the book's.

The whole cast is pretty goddamn amazing, though. I'm liking Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) already. And while Renly annoyed me in the scenes with Loras and the hunt, I really liked him in this one with his (brief) confidence.

Got chills in the final scene, with Eddard, Littlefinger and Varys marching into the throne room, with Joffrey sitting on the throne being declared king, Cersei and Sandor beside him, the Kingsguard before him, and the ominous bell echoing outside... amazingly tense atmosphere.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 31, 2011, 10:08:22 AM
At this point, I'm kind of glad that I haven't yet read any of the novels.  I am enjoying the hell out of the show, and I have no idea what to expect in the future.

3 more episodes this season!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 31, 2011, 10:29:58 AM
3 more episodes this season!

Only 3 episodes? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on May 31, 2011, 01:22:00 PM
get ready for lots of shits hitting lots of fans.  The next three episodes are going to great.  :hat
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on May 31, 2011, 06:40:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giSLLG02Ex0&feature=feedu
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on May 31, 2011, 06:52:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giSLLG02Ex0&feature=feedu
 :rollin :rollin

YES
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 01, 2011, 11:25:09 AM
Apparently the stag Tywin skinned in the last episode was real.  Took 6 takes, but I'm not sure if that meant 6 stags or not.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The Degenerate on June 01, 2011, 05:51:15 PM
what the fuck and Tywin put his hand on Jaime's face right after what the fuck eww

the organs at least were fake right I mean I know that seems like an obvious one but I wasn't paying close attention and need to make sure
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 01, 2011, 06:19:58 PM
Apparently, they were real.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on June 01, 2011, 06:31:21 PM
what the fuck and Tywin put his hand on Jaime's face right after what the fuck eww

the organs at least were fake right I mean I know that seems like an obvious one but I wasn't paying close attention and need to make sure

Haha, nope. Real.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Volk9 on June 02, 2011, 08:03:56 PM
I kinda figured it was real while I was watching it. He seemed to be putting a lot of work into it, moreso than acting could betray imo.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 03, 2011, 08:08:28 AM
At this point, I'm kind of glad that I haven't yet read any of the novels.  I am enjoying the hell out of the show, and I have no idea what to expect in the future.

3 more episodes this season!
...but,if you had read them you already would have had a similar experience of what your anticipated discovery.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2011, 10:25:39 AM
Apparently the stag Tywin skinned in the last episode was real.  Took 6 takes, but I'm not sure if that meant 6 stags or not.
:metal
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on June 03, 2011, 06:14:21 PM
Xersei is a goe
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Lowdz on June 04, 2011, 02:04:11 PM
Yep.

I kind of liked Petyr's monologue, especially "I'm not going to fight them, I'm going to fuck them; that's what I know, that's what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want", but the scene was drawn out and made lame by the porno tryouts that made it impossible to focus on him. And even though I kinda like the actress I get annoyed whenever Ros is on the screen because they obviously only made her up for the sake of random sex scenes that aren't squicky (like a lot of the book's), and she's pretty pointless unless she replaces Shae, the -ayas, or, most likely, is one of Varys's little birds spying on Littlefinger. Considering Theon's attachment to her I thought she was going to replace that mistress of his he had in A Clash of Kings, but that's obviously not the case anymore.

Also they should cancel Game of Thrones and give us this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llf6tdScH71qdt6hko1_500.jpg)

I understand the need for exposition but would Littlefinger really spill his plan to a pair of prostitutes? Read the book 10 years ago so can't remember if that was in the book but I doubt it.

Only 3 episodes to go. Season 2 can't come quick enough.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 05, 2011, 08:08:17 PM
Oh my God.  I have to see the next episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2011, 08:13:30 PM
Oh my God.  I have to see the next episode.

I just did. :metal  I won't comment so as not to spoil.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 05, 2011, 08:15:24 PM
Is it on HBO Go?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2011, 08:18:03 PM
Is it on HBO Go?

I just watched it live.  I usually watch on the DVR.  Have you watched them with the interactive features SD?  I'd love to get some input on it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 05, 2011, 08:30:12 PM
I think SD was talking about the actual next episode.  The one following the one we all just watched.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2011, 08:31:49 PM
I look at the times posted and forget that 9pm is my 10 pm. :facepalm:  I'm still interested in how the interactive works with the show.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 05, 2011, 08:36:44 PM
This episode was the only one of the first season written by the author of the books.  It looks like he's going to be writing one every season; he's in the process of writing the penultimate episode for next season already.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 05, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
I think SD was talking about the actual next episode.  The one following the one we all just watched.

Yes.  This series is a helluva thing, I can't come up with the words to describe how awesome and yet how maddening it is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 06, 2011, 04:57:27 AM
2 more episodes!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 06, 2011, 10:46:14 AM
I'm very happy that my three favourite characters (the Lannister boys) have been brought to life so well.  Tywin is perfect.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kartmaze2 on June 06, 2011, 03:37:19 PM
Have they planned or started producing season 2?
If so, any word on when it will air?

2 more episodes before a break are too few!  :-\
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on June 06, 2011, 04:14:43 PM
I WANT MOAR
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 06, 2011, 05:11:41 PM
Is it just me, or was this last episode incredibly mediocre?

It just seemed rushed. Or rather, silly, at times.

I just don't think it had the same charm as the earlier episodes. Something was off.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 06, 2011, 05:18:24 PM
Just you, apparently.  General consensus is that it was the best one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 06, 2011, 05:25:22 PM
Must be me then.
 
Something missing. Can't quite place my finger on it. The acting, maybe. Not quite as strong as the previous episodes.

It all happened very fast as well. I was disappointed to see Ned's capture was skipped to him stuck in the dungeon (not up to that part in the book yet, but for the TV show they could have shown what happened in the throne room) and Robb seemed to gain 18,000 men in the space of a few minutes. I would have preferred they stretch the Season out to 12-13 episodes for more dialogue.

Edit - It's the pacing. Not the acting. Not really.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tanatra on June 06, 2011, 07:30:54 PM
The beginning of the latest episode actually reminded me of Blazing Saddles. Remember towards the end of that movie when they had the huge brawl that moved from set to set & kept interrupting things? Yeah, that. One scene after another of people just going about their business, then soldiers bursting into the room & killing them.  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 07, 2011, 04:55:13 AM
Brilliant set up for next week's fireworks
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 07, 2011, 07:16:04 AM
Must be me then.
 
Something missing. Can't quite place my finger on it. The acting, maybe. Not quite as strong as the previous episodes.

It all happened very fast as well. I was disappointed to see Ned's capture was skipped to him stuck in the dungeon (not up to that part in the book yet, but for the TV show they could have shown what happened in the throne room) and Robb seemed to gain 18,000 men in the space of a few minutes. I would have preferred they stretch the Season out to 12-13 episodes for more dialogue.

Edit - It's the pacing. Not the acting. Not really.

That's pretty much how it happens in the books, though. Keep in mind that these events are not happening in anything close to real time. If I recall correctly it took almost a month for them to get from Winterfell to King's Landing, but that was covered in one episode. Between Robb calling his banners and having an army, there was certainly some passage of time. Not really any need for dialogue.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on June 07, 2011, 08:33:03 AM
Just you, apparently.  General consensus is that it was the best one.

Yep.  And the episode was actually written by GRRM, himself.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 07, 2011, 12:31:24 PM
Just you, apparently.  General consensus is that it was the best one.

Yep.  And the episode was actually written by GRRM, himself.

True. But that doesn't instantly make it a great episode. There's no fine line between writing a novel and transitioning to TV.

The whole episode could have been made into 2. Might have been a better option.

Still a great show so far, mind. I'm up to The Eyrie section of the novel and thoroughly enjoying it. It's nice to see the blanks filled in from watching the TV show and knowing what to expect. It adds that little bit of closure which helps develop the characters immensely.

It's also great how the writers of the show have stayed extremely loyal to the source material. It's not word-for-word, but it isn't far off. Gotta give HBO the credit for once again, showing why they are the best in the business at making solid TV.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 07, 2011, 12:42:59 PM
I'm sort of annoyed that they changed the "All dwarves are bastards, but not all bastards need be dwarves" line. Sort of one of 'those' lines. That would be like if they changed the Oath of the Night's Watch or "IS THERE ANY GOLD IN THE VILLAGE!? GEMS!?" (I realize I probably misquoted that)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 07, 2011, 01:28:14 PM
Like they should've had Cat telling Snow "it should've been you"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 07, 2011, 05:31:06 PM
Like they should've had Cat telling Snow "it should've been you"

When you put it all together, there's lots missing. But they do the best they can as it's a TV show and there's not enough time to fill in the gaps.

I was disappointed to find that it was The Hound that told Sansa the story of how he got his scars from his brother etc. (I am reading GoT right now) It was Littlefinger hat was used as his replacement. There's lots more they missed with the Hand's Tournament that could have been used, too.

Like I said before, 12 or 13 episodes in place of more dialogue would have been better. The pacing was way off last episode, IMO. But i'm it's only a minor complaint. There are budgets to think about, of course.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 08, 2011, 10:19:52 AM
Just a word of warning. Stay away from comments on GoT's facebook page and IMDB etc, i've just received a seriously annoying spoiler that has now ruined both the books and TV's experience.

I should have known better to look at fan reaction for the show.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 08, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
I doubt one spoiler could ruin everything, so don't be too glum.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Aefenwelg on June 08, 2011, 11:32:40 AM
I'm guessing I know which spoiler he's referring to, and it seriously could ruin a lot of things. Maybe not everything, but enough where you'd really be sad you saw it.

For those who haven't read the book, next episode is a doozy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 08, 2011, 01:02:15 PM
I have a pretty good guess, too, but no one spoiler will ruin the entire experience of the book series.  It probably spoiled the next episode, but so far, there just isn't one event that can be spoiled to make you put all of the other pieces of the series together, not even close.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 08, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
Well, no, it's not going to ruin everything, but i'm pretty pissed off.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on June 08, 2011, 05:03:51 PM
Yeah people are idiots with spoilers online.  Some people even just do it for kicks  :tdwn was on omegle once and had some guy who just pasted a pretty bad spoiler for a film as soon as the conversation started.  Not that I'm ever going to watch that, but people can be arseholes, I mean why do that? 

Then you just get inconsiderate people spouting off spoilers on comments and stuff like you saw.  At least give warning about the spoiler!  Grr, one thing that really annoys me about teh interwebz.                 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on June 08, 2011, 06:31:21 PM
I'm thinking about starting in on the books this summer, but I'm not sure whether I'll like watching the show more or less once I know what's happening.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 08, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
I'm thinking about starting in on the books this summer, but I'm not sure whether I'll like watching the show more or less once I know what's happening.

I'm liking the show just fine, I think most fans of the books feel the same.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 12, 2011, 08:11:05 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 12, 2011, 08:33:46 PM
Ah damn, knew that was coming but fuck me in the ass it still sucks.

Amazing episode. Man it sucks that next week's is the last for this season. How will I manage until next year?!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 12, 2011, 09:09:46 PM
It's funny, the first time I ever saw an episode of GoT was the second one, and from the get-go (thanks to my party pooper brother) I knew Ned Stark would be executed.  And I always knew he would because of that, and always felt the slow pull towards it.  But never until tonight's episode did it really hit me.  And boy did it hit me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: zxlkho on June 12, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmpk76yoo51qbpxr5o1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 12, 2011, 09:28:12 PM
The parts with Tyrion were all way different. Why is Shae scary for no reason? Why didn't Tyrion finish the story about Tysha? Why wasn't Tyrion involved in the battle?


grumble grumble
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 12, 2011, 09:34:10 PM
Small quibbles that I am willing to overlook because omg this show is great.

I'm glad they skipped the battle since that was pretty wonky in the book (Tyrion taking out a knight? lol?). The one big problem I have so far is the pacing. It just feels waaaaay too fast. Another episode or two for this season would make things so much better.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on June 12, 2011, 09:36:11 PM
god damn Joffrey  :censored
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 12, 2011, 09:36:34 PM
Small quibbles that I am willing to overlook because omg this show is great.

I'm glad they skipped the battle since that was pretty wonky in the book (Tyrion taking out a knight? lol?). The one big problem I have so far is the pacing. It just feels waaaaay too fast. Another episode or two for this season would make things so much better.

Keep in mind they have to get through an 800+ page novel in the time of a season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on June 12, 2011, 09:41:51 PM
Small quibbles that I am willing to overlook because omg this show is great.

I'm glad they skipped the battle since that was pretty wonky in the book (Tyrion taking out a knight? lol?). The one big problem I have so far is the pacing. It just feels waaaaay too fast. Another episode or two for this season would make things so much better.

Keep in mind they have to get through an 800+ page novel in the time of a season.

Which is exactly why he just said they should have added another one or two episodes to the season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 12, 2011, 09:56:00 PM
I really hope they aren't planning to do Clash in 10 episodes (or god forbid Storm of Swords in only 10 episodes). They really ought to be 12 at least, from now on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 12, 2011, 11:48:28 PM
Which is exactly why he just said they should have added another one or two episodes to the season.
Yep, exactly.  :tup

I really hope they aren't planning to do Clash in 10 episodes (or god forbid Storm of Swords in only 10 episodes). They really ought to be 12 at least, from now on.
I think that only Season 1 is getting 10 episodes. The following should be normal HBO season length (12-13).

There was some talk that aSoS was going to be split into two seasons, which would really be the only way to properly do that book.

Another thing that I kinda wish that they had changed from the book was that Mirri Maz Duur should've been introduced earlier. She's a pretty important character and she's around for such a short time. I haven't read GoT in a while, but I vaguely remember her being around a bit longer. Maybe someone who has recently read the book can correct me on this.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 13, 2011, 05:47:32 AM
That was one of the best episodes in TV history.

I just hope Eddard gets the retribution he deserves.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on June 13, 2011, 07:47:03 AM
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/8179/350662-big_boss_salute_super.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 13, 2011, 03:21:08 PM
No, Crimson, she's been treated the same so far in the show as in the book

This week was awesome yet again. Now, I heard rumors they are going to kill someone off sooner than they do in the books I guess as a suprise for the season finale, and I am really hoping they end the season they do in the book. That would be a great image to close out to
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faemir on June 13, 2011, 03:51:11 PM
(http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2011/06/08/gif_reaction.gif)

Middle one is a book reader, outer ones are tv readers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 13, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
(http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2011/06/08/gif_reaction.gif)

Middle one is a book reader, outer ones are tv readers.

Nope.  I read all the books (twice) and I still had the same reaction as the girls in the gif.  It was a fantastically filmed scene.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on June 13, 2011, 03:59:55 PM
this has been my only source of consolation all day :lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYNeT2nzEgA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 13, 2011, 04:13:57 PM
this has been my only source of consolation all day :lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYNeT2nzEgA&feature=player_embedded

 :rollin :rollin :rollin

Tyrion is awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on June 13, 2011, 04:20:58 PM
For your viewing pleasure:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmqa6nWAN11qh3geq.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 13, 2011, 04:47:52 PM
Pure speculation here, but do you think Verne Troyer or Warwick Davis could've done justice to Tyrion?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 14, 2011, 05:15:12 AM
Pure speculation here, but do you think Verne Troyer or Warwick Davis could've done justice to Tyrion?

Absolutely not. I'd say Tyrion, Joffrey and Varys have been the best actors on the show so far.

Tyrion should win an award. Brilliant little actor.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 14, 2011, 09:50:20 AM
Pure speculation here, but do you think Verne Troyer or Warwick Davis could've done justice to Tyrion?

Absolutely not. I'd say Tyrion, Joffrey and Varys have been the best actors on the show so far.

Tyrion should win an award. Brilliant little actor.

no Littlefinger?!  Petyr and Tyrion rocks the show (and this is among an entire cast which is already fantastic)
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Post by: chknptpie on June 14, 2011, 10:10:18 AM
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/sean-bean-stabbed-outside-london-pub/218650

Quote
Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean was involved in an alleged attack in a North London pub at the weekend. The incident is said to have occured while the actor was enjoying a drink and a cigarette in the Sunday sun with friend April Summers. Standing outside the Hill Bar and Brassiere in Camden a passer-by made lewd comments about his companion leading the former Sharpe actor to confront the man.

As reported in The Daily Mail, the unnamed man is believed to have returned to the bar later and attacked the Lord of the Rings star, punched him in the face and 'stabbed him with broken glass'.

Declining a trip to hospital Sean Bean went back into the pub and ordered another drink.

A fellow drinker told The Mail, “Sean is a regular here and we’ve never had any problems before. He was with a very attractive woman and an incident occurred outside the bar.”

“He came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow. We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit. He seemed ok and wanted to have another drink.”

Neither Bean nor Summers has commented on the incident.

Sean Bean is currently appearing in the HBO drama Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic.

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Post by: NecessaryPain on June 14, 2011, 11:05:00 AM
He should have carried the sword. This man had broken the kings peace.

The man who passes the sentence, should swing the sword. Off with his head, Ned!

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on June 14, 2011, 11:05:53 AM
> be Sean Bean
> get stabbed by broken glass
>(http://i.imgur.com/BfkoA.gif)
> have a drink
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Post by: Sigz on June 14, 2011, 11:06:39 AM
What a fucking man.
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Post by: emindead on June 14, 2011, 11:31:06 AM
*Rumors*
Why? I didn't want to know that. I definitely hate you.

god damn Joffrey  :censored
This. I fucking hate him. Somehow... right before getting executed I wanted his daughter to, I don't know, steal a freaking bow and arrow and kill Joffrey in the act. Joffrey piece of shit.

(http://imgur.com/8O1m2.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 14, 2011, 04:17:03 PM
He's doing his job very well, then.

I actually kind-of like him.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on June 14, 2011, 09:17:39 PM
Pure speculation here, but do you think Verne Troyer or Warwick Davis could've done justice to Tyrion?

Absolutely not. I'd say Tyrion, Joffrey and Varys have been the best actors on the show so far.

Tyrion should win an award. Brilliant little actor.
Maisie Williams as Arya is awesome as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 15, 2011, 05:22:27 AM
I want Joffrey's head brought to me too.  Little :censored
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 15, 2011, 05:23:49 AM
Pure speculation here, but do you think Verne Troyer or Warwick Davis could've done justice to Tyrion?

Absolutely not. I'd say Tyrion, Joffrey and Varys have been the best actors on the show so far.

Tyrion should win an award. Brilliant little actor.
Maisie Williams as Arya is awesome as well.

Yes she is.  I'm really interested to see where this character goes (once again some of it's been spoiled for me already by my damn brother :censored).  Also, other than Ned Stark and Lord Snow, I'm finding she's one of the few characters I not only sympathize with but truly admire.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 20, 2011, 07:40:14 AM
The dragons looked pretty good.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 20, 2011, 08:07:02 AM
So did Dany. :eyebrows:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 20, 2011, 08:08:03 AM
So did Dany. :eyebrows:

However old the actress is, you know the character is 14 right?  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 20, 2011, 08:09:14 AM
It's a freaking TV show. And for your information, I do go by how old the actress is, not the character. :P
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 20, 2011, 08:16:12 AM
The second season cannot come fast enough. Really looking forward to seeing the Battle of the Blackwater and the House of the Undying on film. Oh well. At least the 5th book comes out in a month :caffeine:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 20, 2011, 08:26:31 AM
I can't wait to see what becomes of Tyrion.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 20, 2011, 08:31:34 AM
It's a freaking TV show. And for your information, I do go by how old the actress is, not the character. :P
It goes beyond the actress just being older than the character, Dany is also older in the tv series than in the books.  You should be societally fine there, too.  Most of the young characters were aged up because popular society can't handle the thought that history doesn't agree with our notions of proper.   I think this was discussed in here already... ?  
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 20, 2011, 08:37:38 AM
I can't wait to see what becomes of Tyrion.

Tyrion will spend the entire second season being a straight up pimp. Look forward to it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on June 20, 2011, 08:46:31 AM
So did Dany. :eyebrows:

However old the actress is, you know the character is 14 right?  :lol

17. The Tv series is set 3 years later than the books, to prevent issues like this. All the characters are a bit older.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 20, 2011, 09:32:44 AM
Although the TV series says Sansa is 13 and she looks around 16 or 17. ???
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 20, 2011, 09:47:24 AM
She was 13 or 14 in the books, she should be older in the tv series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 20, 2011, 09:47:39 AM
That was pretty friggin' awesome.  Can't wait until Season 2.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 20, 2011, 10:52:26 AM
Although the TV series says Sansa is 13 and she looks around 16 or 17. ???

The actress playing Sansa was 14 when the first season was filmed.

Sansa was 11 in the books, I think.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 20, 2011, 10:59:03 AM
Huh, fo gigure.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 20, 2011, 11:09:18 AM
Huh, I forgot she was that young in the books.  She's the POV I always looked forward to the most because of how Martin handles her character.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 20, 2011, 11:12:32 AM
So awesome. Can't wait for next year!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 20, 2011, 12:01:04 PM
Move over, Orson Welles.

(http://cdn.wg.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/joffrey-clap.gif)

We've got a new clapping .gif.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: chknptpie on June 20, 2011, 12:03:38 PM
hahaha yay!

oh and kinda creepy that it lined up with Day Tripper that I'm listening to.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on June 20, 2011, 12:44:12 PM
The kid who plays Joffrey is a brilliant little actor.

Him and Tyrion are stealing the show so far, IMO. (great acting all-round though)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: XJDenton on June 20, 2011, 12:55:08 PM
The fact I want force his face into the less comfortable parts of the iron throne is testament to his skill as an actor.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 20, 2011, 04:56:33 PM
Eh, Orson is better
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on June 20, 2011, 05:38:25 PM
This is the best TV series ever. I'm sold.

HBO should produce everything (with nudity :lol  I was used to it with Entourage's graphic scenes, but this just ups the ante in an unseen way!). Cable is the way to go.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 20, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
The fact I want force his face into the less comfortable parts of the iron throne is testament to his skill as an actor.

This 1 billion times.

The ending of this season was to express myself in a lowbrow way...F'ing great.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on June 21, 2011, 10:40:47 AM
The next series needs to be here now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 21, 2011, 11:31:55 AM
They're not gonna start filming until a month from this Saturday, so we'll have to be patient.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on June 21, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
AAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 21, 2011, 11:50:30 AM
You realize if they didn't spread them out over years there would be no hope of it ever finishing?  As it is with yearly seasons, I wonder if Martin might not have to script the seventh season before the book is completely finished.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 21, 2011, 11:53:25 AM
I don't see that being as much of a problem now as it might've been ten years ago, now that the series is well more than halfway complete.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 21, 2011, 12:07:51 PM
I don't see that being as much of a problem now as it might've been ten years ago, now that the series is well more than halfway complete.

Book: publication year (HBO air year) - gap

1: 1996 (2011) - 15 years
2: 1999 (2012) - 13 years
3: 2000 (2013) - 13 years
4: 2005 (2014) - 9 years
5: 2011 (2015) - 4 years
6: ---- (2016)
7: ---- (2017)

Season 6 should have no problem, but if he has any issues like he did with the last two books it's highly unlikely he'll have completed 7 before the tv series is ready to film it.  Hopefully at least one of these books gets finished with no real snags for Martin, but I doubt he'll rush things just to finish before the tv series does.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 21, 2011, 12:14:08 PM
Well then, we just have to wait the TV series will wait up for him.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 21, 2011, 12:24:50 PM
Well, I'd rather Martin just not have snags and gets the books out, and at his standards, quicker.  Waiting for the last two books has dropped all expectations I have of a speedy new book.  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 22, 2011, 12:44:06 PM
Man, the casting on this show still blows my mind; everyone is fantastic and fits their role perfectly.

I can't wait to see who they choose for Stannis.  Mark Strong's name has popped up several places, that would make me  :hefdaddy x 1000

edit..

he HAS to be stannis, its so perfect...
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2/asoiafcasting/HenryVIII_norfolk.jpg?t=1242306930
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on June 23, 2011, 01:04:08 PM
First casting info for season 2: Natalie Dormer for Margaery Tyrell.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/natalie-dormer-to-play-margaery-tyrell/
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Post by: Ryzee on June 23, 2011, 01:22:25 PM
I just saw that too.  Should be cool, I enjoyed her on The Tudors.  A little old for Margaery but as has been pointed out numerous times they've aged up all of the younger characters for the show so it's all good.  At this point I completely trust their casting judgement.  Can't wait to find out who they're going to cast for Stannis and his posse (Davos, Melisandre, etc.) and the Greyjoys (Balon, Asha, etc.).  Also curious as to who's going to play Brienne.  That's gotta be an awkward casting call:  "We're looking for a large, mannish, unattractive woman."   :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 23, 2011, 01:39:34 PM
Actually, I wonder if they aren't just going to hire a man for Brienne.  Otherwise makeup can go a long way to making someone seeming hideous without really being so.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 23, 2011, 04:20:26 PM
Oh right, I forgot about Brienne.   That will be interesting.  But I enjoy that the harsh realism of the novels transfer to life; it WILL require a girl to man-up (pun intended) to fit the roll.  Just have to accept what life has dealt and try your best with it, really.


**major spoiler**

Well Brienne is obviously falling for Jaime, and Jaime warming up to her more and more as his own character begins to change throughout the whole journey with them two.  Perhaps Martin has some plans for her....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 23, 2011, 05:29:17 PM
Oh right, I forgot about Brienne.   That will be interesting.  But I enjoy that the harsh realism of the novels transfer to life; it WILL require a girl to man-up (pun intended) to fit the roll.  Just have to accept what life has dealt and try your best with it, really.


**major spoiler**

Well Brienne is obviously falling for Jaime, and Jaime warming up to her more and more as his own character begins to change throughout the whole journey with them two.  Perhaps Martin has some plans for her....

Like being hanged by Catelyn?  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 23, 2011, 09:07:47 PM
Like being hanged by Catelyn?  :lol
Except she quite possibly shouted something to save the life of her and her companions. :p.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 24, 2011, 05:54:47 AM
Like being hanged by Catelyn?  :lol
Except she quite possibly shouted something to save the life of her and her companions. :p.

She might have, but for all we know she could have shouted "Jaime!" which would have pissed Cat off even more.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on June 24, 2011, 06:59:02 AM
Also curious as to who's going to play Brienne.  That's gotta be an awkward casting call:  "We're looking for a large, mannish, unattractive woman."   :lol

I wonder if Hillary Swank is available.   ;)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 24, 2011, 08:26:18 AM
I see lots of people suggesting her, but it doesn't make sense to me unless they plan on really downplaying just how awful a lot Brienne was dealt.  Swank is too small to play Brienne as described in the books.

Like being hanged by Catelyn?  :lol
Except she quite possibly shouted something to save the life of her and her companions. :p.

She might have, but for all we know she could have shouted "Jaime!" which would have pissed Cat off even more.
I don't think Cat was at the execution.  I'll be a little disappointed if she managed her way out of this, it just didn't seem plausible when I had read it.  However, I do think she survived, and with the emphasis on her screaming a final word it has to be that.  She must have indicated she would kill Jaime, somehow.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on June 24, 2011, 02:09:49 PM
I see lots of people suggesting her, but it doesn't make sense to me unless they plan on really downplaying just how awful a lot Brienne was dealt.  Swank is too small to play Brienne as described in the books.

I was just being a smartass.  I think she looks kind of man-ish (broad shoulders, etc.), but not nearly enough to play Brienne as described in the books.  Of course, truly ugly people on TV/film, especially women, are a rarity.  Dinklage is much more handsome than the Tyrion of the books, and I suspect that Brienne will end up being "Hollywood Ugly", as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on June 24, 2011, 05:39:27 PM
I see lots of people suggesting her, but it doesn't make sense to me unless they plan on really downplaying just how awful a lot Brienne was dealt.  Swank is too small to play Brienne as described in the books.

Like being hanged by Catelyn?  :lol
Except she quite possibly shouted something to save the life of her and her companions. :p.

She might have, but for all we know she could have shouted "Jaime!" which would have pissed Cat off even more.
I don't think Cat was at the execution.  I'll be a little disappointed if she managed her way out of this, it just didn't seem plausible when I had read it.  However, I do think she survived, and with the emphasis on her screaming a final word it has to be that.  She must have indicated she would kill Jaime, somehow.

I really hope that's not what happens...Jaime is well on the path to redemption and I would much rather see Brienne hack Cat to pieces than kill Jaime. That may be because I like Jaime and absolutely despise Cat, though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on June 24, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
No, I think those are fairly common sentiments.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on June 27, 2011, 08:14:30 PM
BUMP

May I present, Arrested Westeros (http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/), a hilarious mashup of Game of Thrones screencaps and Arrested Development quotes. This (http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/06/arrested-development-meets-game-of-thrones-with-arrested-westeros/#page/1) article has a slideshow of some of the better ones
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on June 27, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
BUMP

May I present, Arrested Westeros (http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/), a hilarious mashup of Game of Thrones screencaps and Arrested Development quotes. This (http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/06/arrested-development-meets-game-of-thrones-with-arrested-westeros/#page/1) article has a slideshow of some of the better ones

May I present, this post from earlier in the thread.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llh6iakOwc1qk2t5co1_500.jpg

To those who haven't seen this tumblr yet, you really should.

http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/

:splodetard:

Anyways, I love that site. :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on June 27, 2011, 08:41:22 PM
Ah... I knew that "Arrested Westeros" sounded vaguely familiar. I think I saw that post but never checked the link out :lol

Oh well, awesome enough that it's worth posting twice.
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Post by: Scrub206 on June 29, 2011, 12:01:04 PM
I miss Ned.... =/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on July 07, 2011, 06:27:35 PM
Gwendoline Christie cast as Brienne of Tarth.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on July 08, 2011, 06:02:47 AM
She doesn't look very ugly. Oh well, hopefully the makeup team can handle that job  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on July 08, 2011, 06:20:11 AM
(http://www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk/images/cast_creative/pic_christie.jpg)

This is Brienne?  Agreed, needs more ugly.  Somebody beat the crap out of her. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on July 08, 2011, 06:42:19 AM
A strawberry shortcake might do the trick.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on July 08, 2011, 09:03:23 AM
She's only 6'3'', she's still probably going to need to wear risers.  Brienne is big ...for a man.  Maybe all the other actors are short.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on July 11, 2011, 11:33:07 AM
(http://www.breakfastattiffanys.co.uk/images/cast_creative/pic_christie.jpg)

This is Brienne?  Agreed, needs more ugly.  Somebody beat the crap out of her.  

(http://www.airlockalpha.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/pe_image/storygraphic/christie071111.jpg)

I'm sure the make-up department will have a "make her more manly" memo on their desk (at least I hope...)  Her "beauty" is essential especially when she begins her journey with you know who....


Actually, she might do quite well (link below, forward to 0:19s in the video).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1W5klIT7dg


Stlil excited to see the Stannis and Greyjoy crews....


edit...

whenever I think of Asha Greyjoy I am reminded of Fang from Final Fantasy 13.  That would rock if the girl they choose looks like her (they also have similar personalities)
http://www.kegames.net/resimler/final.fantasy.13.fang.haber.jpg
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on July 11, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
Well, I'd rather Martin just not have snags and gets the books out, and at his standards, quicker.  Waiting for the last two books has dropped all expectations I have of a speedy new book.  :lol

He stated that he will have time if HBO devotes 2 seasons for Storm of Swords (which they dam better well!, that book is massive) and 3 seasons total for the following two books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on July 11, 2011, 06:03:26 PM
Absolutely loved A Game of Thrones - the book, that is.

I have just moved onto Clash of Kings, which has started really well. As a writer myself, I feel enthralled when reading Martin's work. It's almost effortless writing, and i'm seeing new words used all the time. Like, all the time, without the usual obvious use of a Thesaurus. Such a talented writer.

Random question, but does anyone know why AGoT has page numbers, and ACoK does not? (Kindle users only)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on July 11, 2011, 07:22:27 PM
A few months ago none of them had corresponding page numbers.  Seems they just uploaded the numbers for the most popular selling books first, and AGoT is probably a much better seller at the moment.  They did say it wasn't for all the books, but they didn't give a clear description of which ones would get it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on July 11, 2011, 09:28:34 PM
Stupid Amazon why can you not ship the book so I will receive it on release day?

Gives me time to try to finish off my re-read of Storm I guess.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 13, 2011, 10:42:07 PM
I'm still waiting for mine.  :'(

Well, at least I have time to finish Iron Council. *sigh*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on July 14, 2011, 05:53:51 AM
All book discussion should go in the proper thread:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=4956.0
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on July 14, 2011, 07:18:18 AM
13 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama and Supporting Actor for Dinklage.

More importantly, they got nominated for Best Hairstyling for "A Golden Crown"  :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on July 14, 2011, 06:47:27 PM
13 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama and Supporting Actor for Dinklage.

More importantly, they got nominated for Best Hairstyling for "A Golden Crown"  :rollin

Why has Boardwalk Empire been nominated for anything?

Unless i'm missing something, Season 1 has been finished for a long time, and didn't Buscemi win last year also?

HBO are masters at their craft, but I fail to see how this show has even appeared this year. Feels like a lifetime ago this show finished its first Season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on July 14, 2011, 06:50:20 PM
13 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama and Supporting Actor for Dinklage.

More importantly, they got nominated for Best Hairstyling for "A Golden Crown"  :rollin

Why has Boardwalk Empire been nominated for anything?

Unless i'm missing something, Season 1 has been finished for a long time, and didn't Buscemi win last year also?

HBO are masters at their craft, but I fail to see how this show has even appeared this year. Feels like a lifetime ago this show finished its first Season.

it debuted in the middle of last September, right at the beginning of the year I guess as far as Emmy eligibility is concerned.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 16, 2011, 07:25:38 AM
13 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama and Supporting Actor for Dinklage.

More importantly, they got nominated for Best Hairstyling for "A Golden Crown"  :rollin

Why has Boardwalk Empire been nominated for anything?

Unless i'm missing something, Season 1 has been finished for a long time, and didn't Buscemi win last year also?

HBO are masters at their craft, but I fail to see how this show has even appeared this year. Feels like a lifetime ago this show finished its first Season.

it debuted in the middle of last September, right at the beginning of the year I guess as far as Emmy eligibility is concerned.
This, its season started when all the network show seasons started.

BTW, the pilot episode cost $18 million, the most expensive single episode of a TV drama in history.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on July 16, 2011, 08:08:52 AM
holy crap, did not know that :lol That's pretty awesome though
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Summers on July 20, 2011, 05:55:50 AM
Liam Cunningham cast as Davos.

(http://images.askmen.com/photos/2008-sundance-film-festival-the-escapist-portraits/42919.jpg)

Good casting I reckon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on July 20, 2011, 07:34:29 AM
(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/59/59170/got_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)

Stephen Dillane for Stannis and Carice van Houten for Melisandre.
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Post by: Super Dude on August 01, 2011, 06:26:27 PM
Can anyone verify this article?  Cause there's some fail in here.

http://tvovermind.zap2it.com/cable/hbo/game-of-thrones/game-of-thrones-season-2-future-series-tca/85306

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Members of the Game of Thrones cast and author George R.R. Martin came out for Comic-Con (read more here) and now HBO is discussing the hit series at their TCA panel this afternoon while production on season 2 is currently underway in Ireland.

One piece of news is that like season 1, season 2 of Game of Thrones will have only 10 episodes.  The producers and the network fear that making more episodes per season would dilute the quality of the series, in addition to adding delay.  They want to ensure that the audience doesn't have to wait more than a year between seasons.  Expect season 2 to be even grander than the first: "The production challenges for this season far exceed what we had to think about last season...but that excites us."

How long could the show last, assuming the ratings remain good?  HBO is actually hoping for 7 or 8 seasons.  They plan on letting the story dictate the length: "They're trying to find a storytelling structure that works for the season."   They don't know, however, whether the end point for the series will be the same end point as the book series by George R.R. Martin (which still has two books yet to be written/published).  Since there are rumors that seasons 2 and 3 might not be long enough to cover an entire book each, it's not that shocking that the show may not follow the exact same timeline and may choose another end point.

Game of Thrones season 2 will premiere in the spring of 2012.

Weren't there some book fans on here saying that a single season for some of those books wouldn't be justified one ten-episode long season?

Edit: And another article said something about putting a little bit of book 3 in season 2.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 01, 2011, 06:53:35 PM
This show is fucking amazing.
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Post by: ZirconBlue on August 02, 2011, 07:30:40 AM

Weren't there some book fans on here saying that a single season for some of those books wouldn't be justified one ten-episode long season?

Yes, and I think that's what they're saying in that article.  The seasons will only be 10 episodes, but not necessarily line up exactly with the books.  I'm sure they won't get through Book 3 (A Storm of Swords) in less than 4 seasons.


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Edit: And another article said something about putting a little bit of book 3 in season 2.

Yes.  There are some characters (like Robb) that are "off-screen" for almost the entire 2nd book.  Which isn't really a good idea for TV.  So, they'll add some stuff and pull some elements from book 3 in to keep those characters around in season 2.

They did a little of that in Season 1 (pulling stuff from book 2).
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Post by: Super Dude on August 02, 2011, 07:46:20 AM
Well, as long as the book series finishes before the TV series, I can live with that.
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Post by: soundgarden on August 02, 2011, 01:00:40 PM
(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/59/59170/got_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)

Stephen Dillane for Stannis and Carice van Houten for Melisandre.

OH GOD YES!! He was amazing as Jefferson in John Adams.  And the dude for Davos looks quite similar to what I imagined.

Still very impressed by this casting director, very very impressed.  :hat :hat
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 03, 2011, 11:24:38 AM
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Tom Wlaschiha cast as Jaqen H'qhar.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 03, 2011, 11:35:04 AM
I just got the books in the mail today. :caffeine:
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Post by: Zydar on August 03, 2011, 01:56:37 PM
Awesome show, can't wait for more episodes.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 06, 2011, 06:59:33 AM
Some of you will get a real hoot out of this.  Sona & SDN, I'm looking at you.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6579356/game-of-thrones-rpg
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 06, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
Two other casting things from a week ago I didn't mention:

Nonso Anozie as Xaro Xhoan Daxos

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and Gemma Whelan as Yara (renamed from Asha) Greyjoy.

(http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gemma-whelan-240x300.jpg)
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Post by: Genowyn on August 06, 2011, 08:59:56 AM
I never imagined the Qartheen as being black...aren't they even described as being really pale in the books?

And why would they rename Asha? Weird...
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 06, 2011, 09:46:09 AM
I never imagined the Qartheen as being black...aren't they even described as being really pale in the books?

And why would they rename Asha? Weird...

Qarth is a massive city, with lots of trade, and a large population of slaves.  Ethnic mixing would be common.  It's not a stretch by any means for Xaro Xhaon Daxos to be black; I can't remember quite how he's described in the books.  All I remember is he has lots of jewels on his nose or something.

And I'm assuming they renamed Asha to make it dissimilar from Osha.  Not sure it was necessary, but it's not like her name has to be Asha for plot reasons.  Yara works just as well.

They've also cast someone as "Alton Lannister", who I'm guessing is going to be a mix of Cleos Frey and Kevan's sons. 
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Post by: XJDenton on August 06, 2011, 11:57:46 AM
And I'm assuming they renamed Asha to make it dissimilar from Osha.  Not sure it was necessary, but it's not like her name has to be Asha for plot reasons.  Yara works just as well.

I suspect this is the case. They also did it with Robert Ayran being renamed to Robin, so he wasn't confused with Robb Stark.

Also, Yara apparently is Brazilian and means "Water Lady". Fitting.
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 07, 2011, 06:34:00 AM
Roy Dotrice, the voice of the audiobooks, has been cast as Hallyne, the pyromancer.
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Post by: NecessaryPain on August 07, 2011, 03:07:46 PM
Have the books gone downhill then?

The reviews of Book 4 and now 5 have put me off somewhat. I hope they're not as slow as people are making out.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on August 07, 2011, 03:11:47 PM
I can't attest to book five, given that I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I love A Feast for Crows.  It's not quite the magnum opus that A Storm of Swords was but it holds up to the first three quite well, I think.  I need to get around to the fifth before I can voice an opinion on that one. 
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Post by: Genowyn on August 07, 2011, 03:13:00 PM
Basically some people's issue with Feast and Dance is that they are a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot of buildup, essentially, and we won't see the payoff until Winds comes out.
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 07, 2011, 03:16:12 PM
I think part of the problem is that a lot of people read fantasy books just for the plot.  And there's a lot less plot in A Feast For Crows (by design).

But thematically it's just as strong as the other books in the series, and just as well written.
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Post by: Genowyn on August 07, 2011, 04:18:11 PM
I think part of the problem is that a lot of people read fantasy books just for the plot.  And there's a lot less plot in A Feast For Crows (by design).

But thematically it's just as strong as the other books in the series, and just as well written.


 :tup
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Post by: yorost on August 07, 2011, 04:59:07 PM
Have the books gone downhill then?

The reviews of Book 4 and now 5 have put me off somewhat. I hope they're not as slow as people are making out.
It isn't about going down so much as that with large series there is often large middle bulk building to a huge finish.  So many plot threads and things being woven that it naturally slows the overall pace down a bit.  That bothers some, but others love it because the scope can be immense.  There's also the fact that lots of people have way too high expectations for these two books due to the unusually long wait for them.

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Post by: GuineaPig on August 08, 2011, 10:18:17 AM
(http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/n8gh8rvyztc88cy-160x300.jpg)

Hannah Murray cast as Gilly.
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 10, 2011, 10:34:23 AM
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Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton.
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Post by: Genowyn on August 10, 2011, 10:45:54 AM
He looks good for the part...hope he can pull it off.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 10, 2011, 10:50:08 AM
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Hannah Murray cast as Gilly.
dayumn
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on August 10, 2011, 10:56:26 AM
I'm going to start reading these books after I've finished The Long Walk by Stephen King.

Haven't seen any of the TV series though.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 10, 2011, 10:57:56 AM
Yeah, don't watch the show first. (though it is fucking amazing...)
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Post by: GuineaPig on August 11, 2011, 06:57:05 AM
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Robert Pugh cast as Craster.
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Post by: soundgarden on August 12, 2011, 01:13:34 AM
(http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/robert_pugh.jpg)

Robert Pugh cast as Craster.

*spoiler*
meh, i don't see the "i will breed with only my daughters and kill any sons" look on his face....

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Post by: soundgarden on August 12, 2011, 01:16:34 AM
I'm going to start reading these books after I've finished The Long Walk by Stephen King.

Haven't seen any of the TV series though.

As someone stated above, read the books first (though the show is in fact amazing).  You will appreciate the show and the actors MUCH more for what they accomplish in the show.

You have till next spring for season 2, enough time to read the first book and finish season 1.
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Post by: Summers on August 12, 2011, 05:13:16 AM
(http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/n8gh8rvyztc88cy-160x300.jpg)

Hannah Murray cast as Gilly.

Gilly?  ???

Can't remember her...  

edit: Nevermind, google reminded me. 
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Post by: GuineaPig on September 06, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
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The Tickler!
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Post by: kári on September 09, 2011, 03:49:20 AM
I just finished watching the first season (all in one day :D ) and HOLY SHIT this is so good I want the second season already!! I reckon some if not most of you have read the books... How closely does Game of Thrones follow what happens in the books? I'm not really a book reader, I don't know if I would enjoy them.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 09, 2011, 03:53:39 AM
I am just starting the books now.  So far, I'm halfway through A Game of Thrones, and from what I remember from the show, it followed the book EXTREMELY closely.  At least, so far.  Other than a few actors being a little older than their characters in the book.
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Post by: kári on September 09, 2011, 03:57:45 AM
Yeah. :D
Sansa being 13 had me laughing, that was just ridiculous.
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Post by: XJDenton on September 09, 2011, 04:03:55 AM
Thing is the actor that played her was only 14. She's just huge for her age.
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Post by: kári on September 09, 2011, 04:13:46 AM
Holy shit, you're right! That's insane.
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Post by: XJDenton on September 09, 2011, 04:15:29 AM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RealityIsUnrealistic
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Post by: kári on September 09, 2011, 04:26:30 AM
Well, not exactly. She does look so much older than she is... 1996 is one year younger than my younger sister... I don't know any of her same-aged friends that look even remotely like the actress that played Sansa.
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Post by: ZirconBlue on September 09, 2011, 08:38:34 AM
I just finished watching the first season (all in one day :D ) and HOLY SHIT this is so good I want the second season already!! I reckon some if not most of you have read the books... How closely does Game of Thrones follow what happens in the books? I'm not really a book reader, I don't know if I would enjoy them.

The main changes are just things that are left out.  And some added material that we didn't/couldn't see in the books due to the way the books are structured.  (The books use POV characters for each chapter.  So, some events can't be directly shown, if there are not POV characters present.)
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Post by: yorost on September 09, 2011, 08:51:03 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.
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Post by: ZirconBlue on September 09, 2011, 08:56:23 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.

I'm drawing a blank on that one.
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Post by: Genowyn on September 09, 2011, 08:56:48 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.

Did he say Pono would be a POV? I thought he was just going to be a major character.
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Post by: GuineaPig on September 09, 2011, 08:58:20 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.

Did he say Pono would be a POV? I thought he was just going to be a major character.

Does he mean The Blackfish?  Was it even Pono Drogo killed?  I can't think of anyone else.
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Post by: Genowyn on September 09, 2011, 09:00:39 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.

Did he say Pono would be a POV? I thought he was just going to be a major character.

Does he mean The Blackfish?  Was it even Pono Drogo killed?  I can't think of anyone else.

Marillion and Pono were killed off prematurely. Marillion is important at the end of Storm, Pono is supposed to be important in Winds and Dream. Blackfish just never showed up for no obvious reason.
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Post by: GuineaPig on September 09, 2011, 09:02:04 AM
One big change, albeit not much to notice right now...

They killed a minor character that will be a POV in the last two books.  Martin told them, but they killed him anyways.

Did he say Pono would be a POV? I thought he was just going to be a major character.

Does he mean The Blackfish?  Was it even Pono Drogo killed?  I can't think of anyone else.

Marillion and Pono were killed off prematurely. Marillion is important at the end of Storm, Pono is supposed to be important in Winds and Dream. Blackfish just never showed up for no obvious reason.

Oh, ok.  Those really aren't important, because they are completely replaceable by other characters.
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Post by: yorost on September 09, 2011, 09:17:14 AM
Depends on how Pono is used, a new character not seen in Game of Thrones might not seem right.
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Post by: Genowyn on September 09, 2011, 09:19:23 AM
Depends on how Pono is used, a new character not seen in Game of Thrones might not seem right.

Well, considering MMD's prophecy is fulfilled at the end of Dance, I am assuming Drogo has returned from the dead, Dondarrion style. I assume Pono would factor into that story line somehow.
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Post by: yorost on September 09, 2011, 09:22:18 AM
I don't know, I just think it was a little callus of them to do that.  If Martin bothered to say something I would tend to think it might be important.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 09, 2011, 11:41:03 PM
Well I watched the first season in about 3 days. I enjoyed parts of it, especially the whole setting. I haven't read the books so I don't know how they compare, but I will definitely watch the second season.

I would also argue that this isn't quite on the level of some of the other series HBO has put out (The Wire, Six Feet Under, Etc.). Just my opinion, however this is a good show worth watching if you are a fan of fantasy.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 10, 2011, 03:24:23 AM
Well I watched the first season in about 3 days. I enjoyed parts of it, especially the whole setting. I haven't read the books so I don't know how they compare, but I will definitely watch the second season.

I would also argue that this isn't quite on the level of some of the other series HBO has put out (The Wire, Six Feet Under, Etc.). Just my opinion, however this is a good show worth watching if you are a fan of fantasy.
I don't know, I've watched HBO shows for, well, decades, and I thought the quality of work shown in Game of Thrones was consistent with their best stuff.
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Post by: GuineaPig on September 10, 2011, 05:08:33 AM
I thought it was sort of similar to Deadwood's first season (although I preferred it to Game of Thrones's first season) in that the quality took a big uptick after a couple episodes.
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Post by: Kosmo on September 11, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
Just finished the first episode.


Wow.
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Post by: Super Dude on November 03, 2011, 11:42:28 AM
Do you think the pilot episode will ever see DVD release? I'm hoping when the season 1 DVD comes out we might find it in bonus features or something.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 05, 2011, 06:19:37 AM
Do you think the pilot episode will ever see DVD release? I'm hoping when the season 1 DVD comes out we might find it in bonus features or something.
What do you mean, pilot?  AFAIK, there was no unaired pilot, just the first episode.  It will be on the season 1 DVD along with all of the other episodes.
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Post by: Genowyn on November 05, 2011, 06:49:21 AM
Do you think the pilot episode will ever see DVD release? I'm hoping when the season 1 DVD comes out we might find it in bonus features or something.
What do you mean, pilot?  AFAIK, there was no unaired pilot, just the first episode.  It will be on the season 1 DVD along with all of the other episodes.

There was, the initial pilot was shot with different actors, some of who left before filming the main series began, so they had to reshoot the first episode.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 05, 2011, 06:50:12 AM
Never heard that.
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Post by: Super Dude on November 05, 2011, 07:25:53 AM
http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Pilot_episode

A different Daenerys is enough to pique my interest. :eyebrows:
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Post by: Genowyn on March 31, 2012, 08:26:53 AM
Tomorrow~
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Post by: Super Dude on March 31, 2012, 08:29:21 AM
I have a midterm to study for that night... :'( :'( :'(

FML :sadpanda:
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Post by: GuineaPig on March 31, 2012, 08:35:40 AM
With the show's return, we should re-establish the ground rules:

This should be a thread for the TV show.  It should only concern discussion about information conveyed in the TV show, or released by HBO.  If you want to talk about the books, or how the show differs from the books, or anything else about the books, there's a thread for the books here (http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=4956.0).


I'm very excited.  The critical buzz has been very good.
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 31, 2012, 12:42:04 PM
So excite for the second season! Bought the first season on Blu-ray for $50 (with a nifty little House Stark sigil thing) a few weeks back.
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Post by: glaurung on March 31, 2012, 12:51:46 PM
I finished reading the series (except for the Dunk and Egg novelas which are on the way) and got all caught up with the show so I'm ready to go.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on March 31, 2012, 02:26:56 PM
I'm super excited for the second season. After watching the first season, I decided to read the books. I'm a good ways into book 2 now...

I so badly wish I had HBO
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Post by: senecadawg2 on March 31, 2012, 02:40:49 PM
I'm thinking of calling up TWC and complaining about failures in my DVR. I have a buddy who did this and got his price reduced. Maybe I can do the same and get HBO
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 31, 2012, 02:44:02 PM
Can't wait for this.
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Post by: kári on April 01, 2012, 01:53:58 AM
SOOOO PSYCHED

I watched the whole first season on Blu-Ray again yesterday in preparation for the greatest day of 2012 so far.
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Post by: axeman90210 on April 01, 2012, 07:39:57 AM
I've rewatched 8 out of 10 episodes from season 1 this week, so I'm not letting myself watch the season premiere until I get those last two out of the way. Can't wait though :metal
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Post by: Elite on April 01, 2012, 07:46:11 AM
I will be watching this, but I was a bit disappointed in the first series in the sense that the books are 1000 times better.
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Post by: kári on April 01, 2012, 08:01:36 AM
Season 1 spoilers!!!

In the final episode of the series when Joffrey is bringing Sansa to Ned's head, he's talking about how he will put a son in her as soon as she starts bleeding and how Cersei says that that won't take long. Why is Cersei still in favour of Joffrey and Sansa's marriage? What use is it now? I don't get that.
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Post by: Elite on April 01, 2012, 08:04:32 AM
Because with Ned dead and Robb in war, Sansa is their direct way of owning the North through a marriage. The only one standing in the way is Robb Stark, who is the current heir.
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Post by: kári on April 01, 2012, 08:26:00 AM
So now that Ned's dead, the North is Robbs because he is the his oldest son. And when he's dead without children it will go to the son-in-law of his oldest daughter and not to his second oldest son Bran?

Also, what is up with the youngest Stark? I don't even know his name. He's played such a minor role so far. I didn't even realize he existed the first time I watched the series because when Robb goes to war he says to Bran that he can't come along because there must always be a Stark in Winterfell. Obviously that is not the reason Bran can't come because he is way too young but why didn't Bran go all "what about my ypunger brother?". Also, I get that NEd brings Sansa south with him for Joffrey but why does he bring Arya? 
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 01, 2012, 08:33:50 AM
Also, what is up with the youngest Stark? I don't even know his name. He's played such a minor role so far. I didn't even realize he existed the first time I watched the series because when Robb goes to war he says to Bran that he can't come along because there must always be a Stark in Winterfell. Obviously that is not the reason Bran can't come because he is way too young but why didn't Bran go all "what about my ypunger brother?". Also, I get that NEd brings Sansa south with him for Joffrey but why does he bring Arya?

Really, what role could a three-year-old possibly play in the story, unless his siblings suddenly died and left him the only Stark heir?  He seems a bit older in the show, but he is three when the book starts, so that's probably why Ned didn't consider him. 
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Post by: kári on April 01, 2012, 08:36:06 AM
Yeah, you're right. But if I were Bran I'd be making much more of a scene about not being able to come along because "there must always be a Stark in Winterfell" is not a valid reason.
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Post by: Elite on April 01, 2012, 05:45:17 PM
Yeah, you're right. But if I were Bran I'd be making much more of a scene about not being able to come along because "there must always be a Stark in Winterfell" is not a valid reason.

Well, Bran was crippled by the time they left, so he couldn't really go.
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Post by: Progmetty on April 01, 2012, 06:49:51 PM
My wife and her family will be occupying our living room tonight for the season premiere of that show and I will have no choice but read in bed earlier than I usually start heh
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Post by: jcmistat on April 01, 2012, 10:40:03 PM
Going to wait until all the episodes are released and marathon it. Gonna be so fucking epic. Have fun for those who are watching it live.
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Post by: emindead on April 01, 2012, 11:19:02 PM
This first episode was kinda shaky. It got awesome in the last ten minutes but it still was... meh.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Scrub206 on April 01, 2012, 11:28:29 PM
what? i thought the season 2 premier was phenomenal! theres a few things they left out tho but it still was very well done. I still reallllly want to kick Joffrey in the face with a rock tho :|
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 02, 2012, 04:31:53 AM
Agreed, phenomenal episode!
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 02, 2012, 04:55:47 AM
This first episode was kinda shaky. It got awesome in the last ten minutes but it still was... meh.
???
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on April 02, 2012, 10:20:13 AM
Davos/Stannis/Melisandre trio is going to be great.  I like the actors chosen.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on April 02, 2012, 11:14:56 AM
I don't think they did a very good job of introducing Stannis and that group. If I hadn't read the books I wouldn't have a very good idea of who all of them are.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 02, 2012, 11:20:33 AM
I haven't read the books and while I don't know who all of them are, I could understand that that was Stannis Baratheon and the chick is a priestess from a religion that Stannis is taking to maybe gain people to his cause (since it's been said time and again that he isn't charismatic or inspires loyalty).
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Post by: Jaq on April 02, 2012, 11:49:08 AM
To be fair, the books sort of just did largely the same thing in introducing Stannis and company. Just "here they are!" It could be worse, though, the entire situation with Stannis could have been explained during an otherwise pointless sex scene.  :lol

If I can find a .gif of Cersei bitchslapping Joffrey that's avatar sized I'm so using it though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Elite on April 02, 2012, 11:58:30 AM
Well, they could have put more of an emphasis on Davos, who will become one of the more important characters later. To be honest, I thought the episode was bad, but that's mainly because I thought that of the first series as well and because I don't really like the hype this show has been getting. The books are about a 1000 times better. I think if they would have spread out the story a bit more evenly, like say 15-20 episode a book instead of 10 there could be a lot more explaining and stuff. Very often it appears stuff just 'happens' out of nowhere and you have to guess what the hell is going on. It helps that I've read the books but I can't imagine anyone who hasn't done that knowing who the hell Hodor, Osha, Asha, Craster, Cressen, the Bloodriders etc. is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on April 02, 2012, 12:06:09 PM
As someone who was a fan of the books first I couldn't be happier with this show, and that includes last night's season 2 premiere episode.  From my experience with page to screen adaptations this is about as good as it gets.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on April 02, 2012, 01:28:28 PM
I heard that one reason why HBO has kept it to 10 was that production schedule is rather short and budget is expensive enough as it is.  Any more in terms of episodes per season will be a strain.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 02, 2012, 05:36:48 PM
So, I just ordered the first four books for $21.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on April 02, 2012, 05:59:44 PM
I'd like to put it out there that I enjoyed that moment when Cersei and Joffrey were talking about the rumors they heard and that both had different things in mind.

Oh and that Joffrey is totally crazy for having the City Watch kill these babies that he though were his brothers.  Boy is he in for a big surprise.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 02, 2012, 06:08:21 PM
I don't know if that's how it happens in the books, but from how Joffrey has been portrayed in the series (and even Sansa fooling him at the beginning of the episode) I find it hard to believe that it was indeed him who ordered the killing of the Baratheon bastards.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 02, 2012, 07:11:00 PM
I don't know if that's how it happens in the books, but from how Joffrey has been portrayed in the series (and even Sansa fooling him at the beginning of the episode) I find it hard to believe that it was indeed him who ordered the killing of the Baratheon bastards.

Yeah, that was Cersei's doing, going by the book anyway. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 02, 2012, 07:20:21 PM
I don't know if that's how it happens in the books, but from how Joffrey has been portrayed in the series (and even Sansa fooling him at the beginning of the episode) I find it hard to believe that it was indeed him who ordered the killing of the Baratheon bastards.

Yeah, that was Cersei's doing, going by the book anyway. 
That was my #1 suspect anyway.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on April 02, 2012, 07:38:22 PM
Love the actor playing Stannis,  Stephen Dillane.  Good first episode.  I need to read the books after the seasons.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SeRoX on April 02, 2012, 08:01:52 PM
Well, they started season 2 well. Bring it, bring it more.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on April 03, 2012, 12:52:22 AM
I'd like to put it out there that I enjoyed that moment when Cersei and Joffrey were talking about the rumors they heard and that both had different things in mind.

Oh and that Joffrey is totally crazy for having the City Watch kill these babies that he though were his brothers.  Boy is he in for a big surprise.
But why did Joffrey say "I heard a rumour about you and Jaime"?
Also I'm pretty sure that Cersei was behind the killing so that Joffrey (and others who haven't already) wouldn't be able to find out that he is the only blonde-haired son of Robert.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on April 03, 2012, 07:17:37 AM
There seems to be quite a few people complaining about the casting of Melisandre on Twitter:

"petyr scene was silly, he would NEVER show his hand to cersei like that. melisandre was awful! shitty b grade movie caliber :P"

The actress is replying to some of it as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 03, 2012, 07:39:01 AM
I'd like to put it out there that I enjoyed that moment when Cersei and Joffrey were talking about the rumors they heard and that both had different things in mind.

Oh and that Joffrey is totally crazy for having the City Watch kill these babies that he though were his brothers.  Boy is he in for a big surprise.
But why did Joffrey say "I heard a rumour about you and Jaime"?
Also I'm pretty sure that Cersei was behind the killing so that Joffrey (and others who haven't already) wouldn't be able to find out that he is the only blonde-haired son of Robert.
You mean "one of three blonde-haired son of Robert". Myrcella and Tommen are "Baratheons" too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on April 03, 2012, 07:59:17 AM
Right. What I meant was that Cersei is the only woman who gave Robert blonde-haired children. Which could raise suspicion.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 03, 2012, 08:17:06 AM
Well no, that would diffuse suspicion wouldn't it? Because it wouldn't necessarily mean she's schtuping Jaime, only that the kids are blond when Cersei is the mother.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on April 03, 2012, 09:32:59 AM
There seems to be quite a few people complaining about the casting of Melisandre on Twitter:

"petyr scene was silly, he would NEVER show his hand to cersei like that. melisandre was awful! shitty b grade movie caliber :P"

The actress is replying to some of it as well.

 :huh:  I just don't understand.  The type of people who aren't happy with a show & adaptation of this quality aren't going to be happy about anything I guess.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on April 03, 2012, 09:34:32 AM
Quote

But why did Joffrey say "I heard a rumour about you and Jaime"?


I somehow forgot about that detail.  It certainly makes more sense, especially after the Baratheons had all those ravens fly off to broadcast the dirty secret.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 03, 2012, 09:55:41 AM
Well no, that would diffuse suspicion wouldn't it? Because it wouldn't necessarily mean she's schtuping Jaime, only that the kids are blond when Cersei is the mother.
The point was that none of the Baratheons had ever had blond hair, the dark hair was apparently a dominant gene in their bloodline.  That was apparently one of the first indicators that the sons of Cersei were not actual Baratheons.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on April 03, 2012, 09:59:31 AM
Well no, that would diffuse suspicion wouldn't it? Because it wouldn't necessarily mean she's schtuping Jaime, only that the kids are blond when Cersei is the mother.


Robert had like 80-bazillion bastards by women of all types, and all of them ended up having black hair.  Apparently, it's a dominant gene or something.  That he would have not 1, but 3 children with Cersei and none of them have black hair defies explanation.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 03, 2012, 10:35:13 AM
Alright, got it. I haven't read the books and I guess I just never caught that implication.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Kosmo on April 03, 2012, 10:55:54 AM
So..many...characters..

It doesn't really bother me as much as it confuses me. There's always a few moments in an episode when I just think to myself: ''Who is that and when did they introduce him/her?''.

A solid start for season two, definitely.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 03, 2012, 10:58:00 AM
I'm pretty disappointed in critics who knock the series for not having a "main" character to focus on. Where were all these critics when LOST came out with its unfocused ensemble?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on April 03, 2012, 01:40:36 PM
So..many...characters..

The on-screen guide option for GoT season 1 on blu ray was a handy reference if you were watching the episode and you wanted to know more about characters, who they're related to, and even where in Westeros it happened.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 03, 2012, 01:50:07 PM
Alright, got it. I haven't read the books and I guess I just never caught that implication.
You forgot about the episode in the first season where Ned is reading the Baratheon family tree?

"...first of his name, black of hair .... first of his, black of hair.... second of his name, black of hair... Robert Baratheon, first of his name, black of hair, Joffrey Baratheon, first of his name, blonde of hair"


Also, I can't wait to get the first four books in the mail and start reading them.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 03, 2012, 01:58:59 PM
I remember that, I just wasn't paying attention to whether the bastards had black hair.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 03, 2012, 03:03:41 PM
Ah, I see.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on April 06, 2012, 04:47:18 PM
WTF you can already watch ep 2 and you guys don't tell me ??? ???
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 06, 2012, 05:14:01 PM
WTF you can already watch ep 2 and you guys don't tell me ??? ???
WHAT?!! WHERE?!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on April 06, 2012, 05:26:13 PM
It leaked around the same time the first episode came out.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on April 07, 2012, 02:20:08 AM
And it is fucking AWESOME
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Elite on April 07, 2012, 05:25:30 AM
So..many...characters..

It doesn't really bother me as much as it confuses me. There's always a few moments in an episode when I just think to myself: ''Who is that and when did they introduce him/her?''.

A solid start for season two, definitely.

That is my biggest concern with the series as well. There's a shitload of characters (there's even about 20 'main' characters) in the books and sometimes they just seem to rush it when they're introducing new characters. I really hope they will expand on just the 10 episodes a book, because for a book like Storm of Swords (the third) I can't possibly see how that would be enough.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 07, 2012, 05:34:13 AM
I'd think that A Feast for Crows is even more of a worry for them.  It introduces even more random characters that have never been seen before and completely abandons some of the most important ones to the show.  There is also very little action, which audience members won't be thrilled about.  Perhaps they could extend part of the third book into season 4 and cover the important things from A Feast for Crows during that season as well.  As much as I like how loyal the show is to the text, I can't see them maintaining that loyalty realistically when they are on AFFC.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tanatra on April 07, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
I'd think that A Feast for Crows is even more of a worry for them.  It introduces even more random characters that have never been seen before and completely abandons some of the most important ones to the show.  There is also very little action, which audience members won't be thrilled about.  Perhaps they could extend part of the third book into season 4 and cover the important things from A Feast for Crows during that season as well.  As much as I like how loyal the show is to the text, I can't see them maintaining that loyalty realistically when they are on AFFC.

It's still a rumor, but there's a possibility that aSoS will take up two seasons. Afterward, the speculation is that aFFC and aDwD will be combined in subsequent seasons, which is probably the best choice but I'm not sure how they're going to handle the lack of action in those books either. There is a lot I'm sure the show could leave out though. For instance, Breanne's search for Sansa could be covered in 2 episodes, there's no need to chronicle Samwell's entire time out to sea like the book, and the situation in Mereen was too drawn out to begin with.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 07, 2012, 10:07:17 AM
All of this discussion should be kept in the books thread.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Elite on April 07, 2012, 10:09:26 AM
... which I believe people should read anyway, if they're interested in the series.

Right, I'm sorry. I started it off, didn't want to cause any trouble.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on April 08, 2012, 08:10:59 AM
All of this discussion should be kept in the books thread.

They're discussing how the books might be interpreted for the show.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 08, 2012, 09:09:04 AM
All of this discussion should be kept in the books thread.

They're discussing how the books might be interpreted for the show.

And in the process, talking about future events that the show is years away from.

Any discussion about any information not yet provided by the show/HBO should be kept in the books thread, so that no one gets spoiled.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on April 08, 2012, 09:21:04 AM
Could you just make this easier for me and read the books.

thanks
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 08, 2012, 09:45:00 AM
I have read the books.  The aim is to protect people who haven't.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on April 08, 2012, 09:58:33 AM
I don't plan on reading the books until after the show is done (which I know will be a long time from now), so yeah, let's keep this thread clear of discussion of events from future books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on April 09, 2012, 02:11:39 AM
Those Lannisters better learn to work together quickly.  The walls seem to be closing in on them as everyone and their armies seem to be racing toward the iron throne.

I also can't believe Theon's sister let it go that far.  Gross.  It's a twisted way of having a laugh.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on April 09, 2012, 04:36:19 AM
She didn't tell him who she was because she was trying to figure out what kind of person he had become.
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Post by: Elite on April 09, 2012, 04:47:22 AM
I also can't believe Theon's sister let it go that far.  Gross.  It's a twisted way of having a laugh.

That was one of my favourite parts in the books. George R.R. Martin really has some twisted, dark humour sometimes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 09, 2012, 08:01:41 PM
I still find it hard to believe that Joffrey was the one who ordered the killings of Robert's bastards, just the way he's been portrayed makes it hard to believe. Though if they wanted to keep going this theme of "Cersei is losing control of everything" well I can go with that.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on April 10, 2012, 01:32:39 PM
NOW WE'RE TALKING. Second episode came back full throttle.

Good news, everybody!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/10/game-of-thrones-renewed-3/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 10, 2012, 07:17:01 PM
Why was that little bit with Cersei and Littlefinger added in?  Kind of goes against Littlefinger's character a good deal, and it doesn't really make sense for them to be setting up that kind of animosity between the two of them at all.    (light spoiler maybe)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on April 11, 2012, 10:08:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1LdYT.jpg?1)
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Post by: Super Dude on April 11, 2012, 10:15:47 AM
 :rollin :rollin
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Post by: Sigz on April 11, 2012, 12:13:58 PM
Finally watched both episodes last night. Fucking. Awesome. Though they definitely didn't introduce Stannis and co. properly. Beyond Stannis himself I have almost no idea who any of the people are, hot redhead included.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 15, 2012, 08:19:22 PM
Excellent episode.  The gay Renly part didn't seem very necessary, though.  I didn't really mind it, but what are they trying to do with that?  All I can think of is that it did sort of help to paint Margaery as a practical and cunning girl who knows how to play the game. 
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Post by: Super Dude on April 15, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
Smart, Arya. Very smart.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 15, 2012, 11:08:58 PM
Well, I didn't like what they omitted from Tyrion's and Littlefinger's conversation and how the show has completely ignored that subplot.

Solid episode, though, and hey, no sexposition!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: glaurung on April 16, 2012, 12:04:46 AM
Excellent episode.  The gay Renly part didn't seem very necessary, though.  I didn't really mind it, but what are they trying to do with that?  All I can think of is that it did sort of help to paint Margaery as a practical and cunning girl who knows how to play the game.

Any to explain why she's still a "virgin" for later on...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 16, 2012, 04:44:54 AM
Well, I didn't like what they omitted from Tyrion's and Littlefinger's conversation and how the show has completely ignored that subplot.

Solid episode, though, and hey, no sexposition!

What was omitted? Spoiler tags please for others, of course.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 16, 2012, 05:18:30 AM
Well, I didn't like what they omitted from Tyrion's and Littlefinger's conversation and how the show has completely ignored that subplot.

Solid episode, though, and hey, no sexposition!

What was omitted? Spoiler tags please for others, of course.

I think he's referring to SPOILER


the fact that it was Littlefinger who set up his imprisonment in the Eyrie by telling Catelyn that the knife used to try and kill Bran was Tyrion's
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 16, 2012, 05:25:09 AM
Well, I didn't like what they omitted from Tyrion's and Littlefinger's conversation and how the show has completely ignored that subplot.

Solid episode, though, and hey, no sexposition!

What was omitted? Spoiler tags please for others, of course.

I think he's referring to SPOILER


the fact that it was Littlefinger who set up his imprisonment in the Eyrie by telling Catelyn that the knife used to try and kill Bran was Tyrion's

Got it, thanks. :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on April 16, 2012, 05:30:14 AM
Well, I didn't like what they omitted from Tyrion's and Littlefinger's conversation and how the show has completely ignored that subplot.

Solid episode, though, and hey, no sexposition!

What was omitted? Spoiler tags please for others, of course.

I think he's referring to SPOILER (not a book-specific spoiler, this happened in the series too)


the fact that it was Littlefinger who set up his imprisonment in the Eyrie by telling Catelyn that the knife used to try and kill Bran was Tyrion's
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 16, 2012, 07:41:11 AM
Yes, I was referring to that. Not that big of a deal but since I've really enjoyed Peter Dinklage's and Aidan Guillen's performances I would've like to see that happened.
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Post by: TVC 15 on April 16, 2012, 11:38:54 AM
I'm really relishing how Tyrion is methodically rooting out anyone who'd prove to be a problem for him later on.  It's also good to see him install people he'd trust (even if not by that much) or establish alliances where he sees fit.  That scene with the court advisers was fun to relish.  It's like he read Machiavelli and applied those little pieces of advice about holding on to power.

Then there's Renly...disappointing in so many ways.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 22, 2012, 08:19:53 PM
The ultra-sadistic Joffrey scene was pretty over-the-top, even by HBO's standards, and kind of unnecessary.  I'm not sure if even book Joffrey would be that extreme.   Since they've already established Joffrey as a cruel prick all over the place, I can't help but think that they're mostly just trying to push buttons there.  Cool episode, though.  They're definitely departing from the book a good deal more than they did for the first book, if I remember correctly, but it's worked so far for the most part. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 22, 2012, 08:26:27 PM
That scene was necessary to make completely clear that Joffrey is sadistic boy. Yep Seth, they are departing from the book much more than with the first one. Combining things into one, changing the order of others, changing what happens to some characters and what others do, but I understand that those things are necessary to cram an 900+ page book into ten 50 minute episodes.

I don't know, I didn't enjoy much this episode. Roose Bolton wasn't introduce properly (seems to be a running thing this year), I bet no one will remember his name the next time he appears.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 22, 2012, 08:43:38 PM
WTF was that thing that crawled out of her snatch? Spoiler tags plz.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on April 22, 2012, 08:52:48 PM
I figured that scene would be a huge "WTF" for non-book readers.   :lol

Well, it was a shadow-baby in the books, but I guess they thought a CGI creature-like thing would at least make a little more sense.  I'm still kind of glad that they went through with the actual delivery, made it genuinely unsettling. 
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Post by: Super Dude on April 22, 2012, 08:54:54 PM
Needless to say, my girlfriend freaked a little bit... :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 22, 2012, 09:00:37 PM
Yeah :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Jaq on April 22, 2012, 11:06:13 PM
That scene was necessary to make completely clear that Joffrey is sadistic boy. Yep Seth, they are departing from the book much more than with the first one. Combining things into one, changing the order of others, changing what happens to some characters and what others do, but I understand that those things are necessary to cram an 900+ page book into ten 50 minute episodes.

I don't know, I didn't enjoy much this episode. Roose Bolton wasn't introduce properly (seems to be a running thing this year), I bet no one will remember his name the next time he appears.

I've said this before, but it's actually a fault of the books that Martin tends to introduce new characters by saying "here they are" without much in the way of exposition and you learn who they are along the way. The TV show is making this dreadfully obvious though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 23, 2012, 12:09:08 AM
I prefer that approach for novels but it doesn't work all that well when transported to the medium of film.  I often wonder if I would have any trouble figuring out who is who if I hadn't read the books.  I bet I'd be lost half of the time.  :lol
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 23, 2012, 04:50:37 AM
The ultra-sadistic Joffrey scene was pretty over-the-top, even by HBO's standards, and kind of unnecessary. 
Why is it unnecessary to depict Joffrey as the sick evil monster he is?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on April 23, 2012, 09:49:51 AM
Yeah, after this episode I can comfortably say that this is the best drama show to ever witness the light of day. I haven't read the books, and from reading a lot of comments HBO does take a lot of liberties, but I'm sure this (show) is one of the best adaptations.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on April 23, 2012, 09:52:52 AM
It was an alright episode, but nothing amazing.

also, wat
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on April 23, 2012, 10:12:34 AM
This was probably my favorite episode of season 2 so far.  They are definitely changing a lot more this season and will probably continue to do so as the tv series goes forward and the source material becomes more complicated, and I'm fine with that.  Any changes/additions they've made have been mostly true to the spirit of the source material and I have faith that the showrunners have enough respect for the books to not let anything get too silly. 

The shadow baby scene was awesome.  The Joffrey scene worked for me.  If I recall correctly (it's been like 3 years now since I last read Clash of Kings) they show Joffrey entertaining himself by being sadisitic in other ways in the book so this was just a way for them to show that he's a psychopath while still meeing their weekly t & a quota.  I like that Tywin Lannister is going to be at Harrenhal apparently.  He's one of my favorite characters and I love Charles Dance's interpretation of him so the more screen time for him the better!  Also, gotta love how he rolled up and was like "wtf, why are you wasting good manpower by torturing and killing these prisoners?  Let's put them to work!"  Oh Tywin, ever the businessman.
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Post by: Kosmo on April 23, 2012, 01:05:06 PM
Welp, that was an..interesting ending.

It was a good episode. Tyrion continues to be the highlight for me, Peter Dinklage is such an amazing actor. Arya is also a really cool character.
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Post by: axeman90210 on April 24, 2012, 10:26:48 PM
That baby looked like the bad guy from Fern Gully :lol
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Post by: Sigz on April 25, 2012, 03:25:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8T2eq.jpg)
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Post by: Super Dude on April 25, 2012, 03:28:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8T2eq.jpg)

(http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/forumavatars/avatar_1781_1328301939.gif)
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Post by: TioJorge on April 25, 2012, 03:32:45 PM
 :rollin That's perfect.

Also, just finished the most recent episode and...wowee. This is honestly the first episode I've truly been excited about and really liked though; most of S2 has bored me to death (with the exception of the previous episode). But for the first time I'm really anticipating the next episode and can't wait to see what becomes of this crazy-witch-lady and her...er...'child'. I don't even really know what the hell happened to the thing. It looked like it grew into an adult (which would make sense considering her crazily quick term) from some kind of smoke monster. Never thought I'd use that word again after Lost...hopefully this one is a bit more interesting than that one.
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Post by: yorost on April 25, 2012, 03:34:24 PM
When something compares Al Gore to Ned Stark, it has gone terribly wrong.

...yeah, I get it, but so wrong.
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Post by: Ryzee on April 25, 2012, 04:10:43 PM
Yeah but that one tickled me the most.  "Always going on about climate change"  :rollin
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Post by: kári on April 26, 2012, 04:22:21 AM
Yeah but that one tickled me the most.  "Always going on about climate change"  :rollin
Yeah, that had me like "huh" for a while but then it hit me. :lol
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 26, 2012, 09:51:14 AM
*pictures Al Gore at a debate*

WINTER IS COMING

















BITCHES
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Post by: Jaq on April 26, 2012, 10:21:13 AM
The Al Gore one has me in stitches, honestly. It's BRILLIANT.
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Post by: Ryzee on April 30, 2012, 03:25:20 PM
So that was another awsome episode last night!  Very plot heavy and set up a lot of exciting stuff to come in the second half of the season.  Me likey.  Also that awesome shot of the brothers of the Watch setting up shop at the Fist of the First Men with the lovely Iceland scenery and Ghost just chillin= :hefdaddy.
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Post by: TVC 15 on April 30, 2012, 04:15:30 PM
I was surprised that Tyrion wasn't clever enough to figure out that he was the "monkey" being referred to by the rabble rouser.  Man, I wouldn't want to be in Tyrion's position:  the kingdom withering away because of discontent from the locals compounded by the full consolidation of the Baratheon troops.

I wonder where that leaves the Winterfell troops, now that they've lost an allied army and are being attacked in their homeland by Theon's navy? 

Speaking of which...WTF Theon, this isn't the time to work on your Daddy Issues.  Your *real* family has always been The Starks.  You break their hearts by stabbing them in the back.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2012, 04:20:13 PM
He's paying the iron price.
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Post by: TVC 15 on April 30, 2012, 04:49:25 PM
Of course Theon hasn't received the message yet that no matter what he does, his father has already written him off as "tainted" by the influence of The Starks.  He's more Winterfell now than Pyke.  And the countrymen from his birthplace openly mock him too.
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Post by: Super Dude on April 30, 2012, 04:51:37 PM
Even if he realizes it, there isn't much he can do. If he fled, his sister would probably pursue and kill him, dying an alleged traitor.
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Post by: TVC 15 on April 30, 2012, 05:32:30 PM
I guess you're right.

It's really dumb though that he's pretty much abandoned his primary objective of getting some ships to fight under the Stark banner.  That objective seemed secondary all along.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2012, 05:38:42 PM
Would you not done the same thing had you received the reception he did from his sister, father and countrymen? If there's one thing Theon is when it comes to his heritage is proud and he's trying to gain back pride while showing his father "I am worthy of being your son, your heir!"
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Post by: TVC 15 on April 30, 2012, 05:56:38 PM
Human nature is human nature on that end, I'd say.

One other development that's got me intrigued is how Stannis seems to be having buyer's remorse regarding the devil's pact he's made with Melisandre.  Davos was smart enough to advise him about what to do with her next.  I'm sure Melisandre's cunning nature has caught on to this plot to sideline her though.
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Post by: Jaq on April 30, 2012, 07:38:54 PM
So that was another awsome episode last night!  Very plot heavy and set up a lot of exciting stuff to come in the second half of the season.  Me likey.  Also that awesome shot of the brothers of the Watch setting up shop at the Fist of the First Men with the lovely Iceland scenery and Ghost just chillin= :hefdaddy.

I loved how that scene was shot. Ghost was just standing there being all "yeah, badass dire wolf here, whatcha gonna do? NOTHING."  :biggrin:
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Post by: TVC 15 on May 07, 2012, 03:01:54 AM
Huh.  It's either dudes unwilling to chop off heads or being plain miserable at the task of doing so on the latest episode. 
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 07, 2012, 09:24:59 AM
Some beautiful cinematography on Jon Snow's story this week!
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Post by: Sigz on May 07, 2012, 09:26:54 AM
Jaquen is such a badass.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 07, 2012, 09:28:15 AM
A man knows this.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 07, 2012, 09:34:44 AM
A man knows this.
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Post by: TVC 15 on May 07, 2012, 10:09:48 AM
Some beautiful cinematography on Jon Snow's story this week!

Been enjoying the scenes north of The Wall lately.
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Post by: Ryzee on May 07, 2012, 10:21:46 AM
So man, they really are deviating from the book a lot this season, but you know what?  I kind of like it.  A lot.  I've read the books, I know what happens in that version of the story.  Changing things up here and there on the show makes it more interesting for me, because now while I obviously know the gist of where things are going I don't know exactly how it will all go down.  Me likey.  Another great episode!  :tup  Loved the Jon & Ygritte scenes, and man are they doing a good job of making Theon seem like such a little bitch!
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 07, 2012, 10:26:27 AM
Agreed, even with all they've deviated I really thought this episode was magnificent!

I just hope the writers don't change a thing about the things that happened on the House of the Undying.
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Post by: TVC 15 on May 07, 2012, 02:32:56 PM
Nothing more satisfying than seeing an entitled little shit slapped in the face.  First by cow dung, then by his uncle.  Knock some sense into the idiot, Tyrion!
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Post by: TioJorge on May 07, 2012, 03:41:19 PM
"Demon monkey!?"  :lol Love that man.

Recent episode was pretty good, I'm interested in what will become of those poor little dragons and where they are being taken to. I'm assuming it's the Undead place or whatever, but don't consider this a spoiler considering I know nothing of the books and have been a relatively casual fan of the show until a few episodes ago. I'm going back and watching S1 now.
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Post by: soundgarden on May 08, 2012, 08:31:54 AM
There were some great scenes in recent episode.  Theon & Winterfell, Jon and Ygrette, Dany and that Qarth merchant (forgot his name)

Also, the actress that plays Margaery Tyrell might possibly be the most amazing thing in the universe.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 10, 2012, 12:44:29 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/35d70wn.jpg)
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Post by: Ryzee on May 10, 2012, 12:47:01 PM
Now wait a second you mother f!  I made almost the same damn joke in the Marvel thread yesterday and I recall you being the first to be all  :| which started a circle jerk of people telling me I wasn't funny!  :lol

Quote
Here's what I don't get about Iron Man though- if he's a Stark, why does his armor bear the colors of House Lannister?















(badum-ting!)
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Post by: soundgarden on May 10, 2012, 12:54:30 PM
I would say that was a good joke.  :tup

Also, Rickon is missing from that photo.  Get it right  :facepalm:
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 10, 2012, 12:54:31 PM
No one cares about Rickon!
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Post by: Ryzee on May 10, 2012, 12:59:37 PM
I would say that was a good joke.  :tup


Now here's a fine fellow- someone fetch this man a flagon of mead!
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Post by: ZirconBlue on May 10, 2012, 02:09:42 PM
I would say that was a good joke.  :tup


Now here's a fine fellow- someone fetch this man a flagon of mead!


I thought it was a good joke, too.  That's why I stole it and posted it on facebook as my own.   :P
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Post by: Ryzee on May 10, 2012, 03:36:39 PM
I would say that was a good joke.  :tup


Now here's a fine fellow- someone fetch this man a flagon of mead!



I thought it was a good joke, too.  That's why I stole it and posted it on facebook as my own.   :P

 :omg: Where are my royalties!?

Nah no worries dude, I don't seek personal glory.  I'm all about what's good for the realm as a whole.  I'm kind of like Varys, 'cept I still have my penis.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 10, 2012, 03:55:07 PM
Finally saw the episode today. Holy shit in a handbag.
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Post by: Jaq on May 10, 2012, 04:05:57 PM
"Demon monkey!?"  :lol Love that man.

Recent episode was pretty good, I'm interested in what will become of those poor little dragons and where they are being taken to. I'm assuming it's the Undead place or whatever, but don't consider this a spoiler considering I know nothing of the books and have been a relatively casual fan of the show until a few episodes ago. I'm going back and watching S1 now.

Not to worry, the dragon kidnapping isn't in the books. Dany's subplots in the second book are a little slow, so I guess they decided to spice them up some.
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Post by: SeRoX on May 10, 2012, 06:29:01 PM
In the last episode I really found funny the scene where the bastard and the girl flirting due to coldness.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 11, 2012, 01:43:55 PM
I'm finally caught up on this season. Wow. This show may now be my favorite on TV. This season gets more intense by the episode and the characters and scenery are beyond amazing. I find this season so far to be a lot better than the first and that's not to say the first was bad, I just wasn't so consumed in the 7 kingdoms as I am now.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 11, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
I would go the opposite way: last season was brilliant and I couldn't get enough of it. This season for me was slow to pick up pace but the last couple episodes have been dynamite.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on May 11, 2012, 11:07:32 PM
I've been generally pleased with this season so far.  Clash of Kings would be a hellish book to adapt, IMO.  Game Of Thrones has a much more straight-forward structure, so I was a bit harsher on some of the deviations.  So far though, Season 2 had a slow start, but now that it's kicked into high gear, it has been excellent.  The changes to the book actually enhance the story and feel much more natural than before while in Season the additions usually amounted to either Ros fucking someone or two characters chatting about something.

So yeah, big thumbs up from me for Season 2 so far.  If the quality keeps on going up like this, Season 3 is going to result in a lot of spooge-covered televisions.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 13, 2012, 02:06:27 PM
I think they are doing really well with parts of it.  Tyrion's scenes have been fantastic (and I really have trouble imagining them otherwise since they're so well written in the books) as well as Arya's and especially Theon's.  However, their adaptation of the Stannis/Davos storyline has been weak and, I imagine, very confusing for non-readers.  Also, Qarth hasn't been very interesting, but I understand that they need to remind the watchers that Dany is around without terribly eventful things going on for her in the book's narrative. 
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 13, 2012, 02:47:16 PM
This is possibly the greatest .gif of all time!

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2942v88.gif)
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Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2012, 04:39:08 PM
That was an awesome bitch slap.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 13, 2012, 08:07:25 PM
Yet another fantastic episode. The interactions between Tywin and Arya are just full of win! In fact, most character interactions on this episode were very, very good.


To the other book readers, was I the only one who fistpumped at "You know nothing, Jon Snow."
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Post by: soundgarden on May 14, 2012, 07:07:03 AM
To the other book readers, was I the only one who fistpumped at "You know nothing, Jon Snow."

I giggled like a little school girl to which my girlfriend looked at me like :facepalm: :|

Help on this (spoiler)
Also, maybe I missed it in the books and the show;  but why was Theon remorseful at the final scene.  Who were those two people?  Seemed like kids from the farm nearby; but he ordered it to happen.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2012, 09:16:14 AM
PM'd you the answer, soundgarden.
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Post by: soundgarden on May 14, 2012, 09:17:13 AM
Yea, thanks.  I remember now.

*major spoiler, don't even THINK of reading it*
I have a strong suspicion that I (a 6 foot 220 lb muscular guy) will cry like a little girl when Jon holds dying Ygrette while she says "You know nothing, Jon Snow."  I know I will...
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2012, 09:33:03 AM
Spoilers too, don't read.


but that's like 2 years away. The executive producers have stated that ASoS will be divided into two season (no way in hell they can fit the book into 10 episodes) and I'm guessing they'll end the first season/part on the Red Wedding and that happens afterward.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 14, 2012, 04:54:18 PM
Spoilers too, don't read.


but that's like 2 years away. The executive producers have stated that ASoS will be divided into two season (no way in hell they can fit the book into 10 episodes) and I'm guessing they'll end the first season/part on the Red Wedding and that happens afterward.

SPOILERS
So I guess Joffrey's death is still two years off?
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2012, 05:09:06 PM
Spoilers too, don't read.


but that's like 2 years away. The executive producers have stated that ASoS will be divided into two season (no way in hell they can fit the book into 10 episodes) and I'm guessing they'll end the first season/part on the Red Wedding and that happens afterward.

SPOILERS
So I guess Joffrey's death is still two years off?
If they split the book like I said, I guess so.
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Post by: SeRoX on May 14, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
OH MY GOD! WHAT A FUCKING ENDING!

I just finished watching. It was a great episode, maybe the best since season 2 began considering excitement. I literally gaped at last minute. You fucking Theon!



I know children didn't die but still it's so exciting! and you Theon, fucking bastard!
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Post by: soundgarden on May 15, 2012, 07:14:15 AM
Jaime's speech in the last episode (and many speeches throughout the book) show why he might be among the most rational people in Westeros.  He clearly sees the hypocrisy in the political system of Westeros.  One cannot possibly be loyal to anyone since loyalty to one is almost immediately betrayal to another, even among allies.  He asks "how can I vow to protect a king, and stand as he slaughters the people who I vowed to protect."  Everyone denounces him as "Kingslayer" but no one praises him for ending the reign of a mad king. 

The only logical place then to place loyalty is within oneself; the only vow one should make is to the interest of self.  Become a great warrior, to defend yourself and ignore the hypocrisies of religion and politics.  This is Jaime.

Aside from just being truly brotherly to Tyrion; I believe this is also why Tyrion respects and loves him so much.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 15, 2012, 07:19:39 AM
Jaime's speech in the last episode (and many speeches throughout the book) show why he might be among the most rational people in Westeros.  He clearly sees the hypocrisy in the political system of Westeros.  One cannot possibly be loyal to anyone since loyalty to one is almost immediately betrayal to another, even among allies.  He asks "how can I vow to protect a king, and stand as he slaughters the people who I vowed to protect."  Everyone denounces him as "Kingslayer" but no one praises him for ending the reign of a mad king.

Aside from just being truly brotherly to Tyrion; I believe this is also why Tyrion respects and loves him so much.

I haven't read the books, but wouldn't that bit be complicated somewhat by the fact that he told Tyrion that his commoner bride-to-be was a whore he had hired for him?
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Post by: soundgarden on May 15, 2012, 07:22:12 AM
Jaime's speech in the last episode (and many speeches throughout the book) show why he might be among the most rational people in Westeros.  He clearly sees the hypocrisy in the political system of Westeros.  One cannot possibly be loyal to anyone since loyalty to one is almost immediately betrayal to another, even among allies.  He asks "how can I vow to protect a king, and stand as he slaughters the people who I vowed to protect."  Everyone denounces him as "Kingslayer" but no one praises him for ending the reign of a mad king.

Aside from just being truly brotherly to Tyrion; I believe this is also why Tyrion respects and loves him so much.

I haven't read the books, but wouldn't that bit be complicated somewhat by the fact that he told Tyrion that his commoner bride-to-be was a whore he had hired for him?

Tywin forced Jaime to do that.  And Jaime, in a later speech, admitted his regret at the time and apologized to Tyrion.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 16, 2012, 10:15:33 PM
Just stopping in to say that I now have access to HBO online and began watching this series last night, only three episodes in and I'm loving it! I'm hoping to at least knock out one episode a night, tonight I did two, but hopefully in a week or two I can jump in this thread more in depth. Friggin' ton of character names to remember though.....
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 20, 2012, 08:46:28 PM
Blackwater episode looks pretty insane, movie-level production from the look that we got.  I've heard that they asked for an extra 15% of the budget for it so I hope it's put to good use. 

Anyway, the episode was a bit boring, but I guess the tamer one makes sense coming before the epic.  The Westerling girl (who is apparently Volantene for whatever reason) and Robb's romance doesn't make nearly as much sense as it did in the book.  He doesn't know that his brothers are apparently dead, nor is she nursing him back to health.  Makes his blunder a whole lot less forgivable. 

Disappointed that Arya's escape was so tame.  Could've been a chance to actually see her do something.  Also, something important later on was kind of supposed to happen, but it didn't.   :-\

Stannis is still unconvincing.

Shut up Daenarys.

Besides that, everything else was fine.  I still don't quite understand why some of the changes are being made, but as long as things end up where they should be I only have minor issues.  Theon is fantastic, everything that the writers and the actor have done with him has been excellent.  Looking forward to shit going down in the next episode. 
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 20, 2012, 08:59:48 PM
Blackwater episode looks pretty insane, movie-level production from the look that we got.  I've heard that they asked for an extra 15% of the budget for it so I hope it's put to good use.
YES! I hope Tyrion doesn't get another hammer to the face. :lol
 
Anyway, the episode was a bit boring, but I guess the tamer one makes sense coming before the epic.  The Westerling girl (who is apparently Volantene for whatever reason) and Robb's romance doesn't make nearly as much sense as it did in the book.  He doesn't know that his brothers are apparently dead, nor is she nursing him back to health.  Makes his blunder a whole lot less forgivable.
Agreed, it changed completely how he handles his mother and her actions in the show. Why change not only the name (from Jayne to Talisa) but her place of birth is a bit puzzling to me.

Disappointed that Arya's escape was so tame.  Could've been a chance to actually see her do something.  Also, something important later on was kind of supposed to happen, but it didn't.   :-\
To that point, the season finale is called Valar Morghulis, so there's still hope.


Shut up Daenarys.
Her character has regressed so, so much! It's disappointing. Also, SHE'S STILL HASN'T GONE TO THE HOUSE OF THE UNDYING!!!
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 21, 2012, 07:23:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwgOzLG5IGo

0________0
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Post by: TVC 15 on May 21, 2012, 10:27:32 AM
Tyrion posting a threat on Cersei, even if it was sort of a bluff, was so chilling.  Damn it, Dinklage...how do you pull off those great performances?
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Post by: SeRoX on May 21, 2012, 01:29:40 PM
So we watched the worst episode in this season.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 27, 2012, 09:18:46 PM
Holy shit.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 27, 2012, 09:20:15 PM
Brilliant. Can't wait for the next one.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 27, 2012, 09:20:23 PM
The Rains of Castamere, Seth!!! The Rains of FUCKING Castamere!!!
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Post by: axeman90210 on May 27, 2012, 10:00:29 PM
I said god damn :metal
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 28, 2012, 05:12:42 AM
That was pretty awesome.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 28, 2012, 10:20:55 AM
Oh my freakin God....when Tywin walked in and said: The battle is over, we have won! and the theme music in the background! :censored :yarr  :corn :hefdaddy
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Post by: senecadawg2 on May 28, 2012, 11:49:59 AM
Very cool. I had no idea that Ser Loras Tryell had teamed up with Tywin.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 28, 2012, 12:50:35 PM
Very cool. I had no idea that Ser Loras Tryell had teamed up with Tywin.
You should've had an inkling, though.

Littlefiinger going to Renly's camp, Margaery's comment about wanting to be the queen, not a queen. Littlefinger's a schemer.
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Post by: Kosmo on May 28, 2012, 01:34:54 PM
Did they seriously just kill off Tyrion AKA my favorite character in the entire series?! My reaction if so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A)
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Post by: SeRoX on May 28, 2012, 02:28:32 PM
Wow, what a episode!

I love ending theme music.
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Post by: Super Dude on May 28, 2012, 02:47:33 PM
Did they seriously just kill off Tyrion AKA my favorite character in the entire series?! My reaction if so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A)

They didn't.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 28, 2012, 02:49:06 PM
Did they seriously just kill off Tyrion AKA my favorite character in the entire series?! My reaction if so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A)

They didn't.
SPOILERS!!

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 28, 2012, 02:50:19 PM
Did they seriously just kill off Tyrion AKA my favorite character in the entire series?! My reaction if so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A)

They didn't.
SPOILERS!!

Oh yeah, spoilers. Sorry.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 28, 2012, 02:50:34 PM
I don't think they did, it's didn't look like a super serious wound.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on May 28, 2012, 02:51:22 PM
Did they seriously just kill off Tyrion AKA my favorite character in the entire series?! My reaction if so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI-tD0L18A)

They didn't.

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

























































Yeah, although I do think he will be deformed now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 29, 2012, 02:26:44 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome if HBO moved some of the budget they had for that horseracing show they cancelled to GoT so they could 12 episodes per season??
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 29, 2012, 02:44:35 PM
Sex and the City was cancelled?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 29, 2012, 03:25:00 PM
A budget increase would definitely be due next season regardless, considering how high the jump in ratings from the last season to this one has been. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on May 29, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/29/game-of-throne-season-3-cast/

Bunch of people book readers were afraid would be cut are now in, namely the Reeds, who should have appeared this season. 

Hooray!  (Still waiting on a Bastard of Bolton, but since he's been mentioned in the show I'll assume he hasn't been cut)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 29, 2012, 04:15:49 PM
Read that earlier. Can't wait to see the Brotherhood Without Banners and the Bloody Mummers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on May 29, 2012, 04:26:16 PM
Yeah I saw that earlier too, great news!

So it seems that a lot of people on the interwebs are confused about what happened toward the end of the battle and seem to think that Stannis was taken captive by Lannister men.  Was it not clear that he was being restrained and forced to retreat by his own men?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 29, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
The finale this week will be an extra 10 minutes longer.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on May 29, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
It certainly has to be that way for 2nd season ender.  We didn't really see what happened to everyone else apart from what went on at King's Landing.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on May 29, 2012, 05:59:43 PM
The season finale is going to be incredible. I am kicking myself for getting into this show so early instead of waiting for it to be done and renting it all at once. Now we are going to have to wait many more months for season 3  :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 29, 2012, 06:45:21 PM
And many more months for season 4 and many more months for season 5...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tanatra on May 29, 2012, 08:15:08 PM
Hooray!  (Still waiting on a Bastard of Bolton, but since he's been mentioned in the show I'll assume he hasn't been cut)

There is some casting evidence that he may appear next season:

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/05/casting-season-three-ramsay-snow/

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In the books, Ramsay is described as having a “fleshy appearance, with large, wormy lips, long hair … and pale eyes” (per AWOIAF). A recent casting breakdown for season three indicated that the production is looking for a “male 20-30, but weird and extreme looking.” Sounds like Ramsay to me!

Plenty of minor characters in aSoS that could fit this description (particularly in Jon and Danaerys' POVs,) but it is a possibility that they're talking about Ramsay. I could never figure out why Ramsay is such a fan favorite; he'll easily be the most hated character on the show for anyone who hasn't read the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on May 29, 2012, 08:17:58 PM
From what I understand, season 3 will cover the first half of book 3, because of its length.  Also, maybe slightly unrelated, the name 'Storm of Swords' gives me a hardon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on May 29, 2012, 10:21:02 PM
Just realized I will be out of town (and I believe without HBO) for the season finale on Sunday. I DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL MONDAY TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 29, 2012, 10:30:26 PM
From what I understand, season 3 will cover the first half of book 3, because of its length.
Doesn't really matter since the exec producers have said they're not doing a straight book-to-TV after season 1. They're doing an adaptation of the saga.

Hence no Reeds or Bloody Mummers yet.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on May 30, 2012, 10:19:11 AM
The season finale is going to be incredible. I am kicking myself for getting into this show so early instead of waiting for it to be done and renting it all at once. Now we are going to have to wait many more months for season 3  :'(

Eh.  There's so much other stuff to watch that I don't really feel the wait.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on May 30, 2012, 10:51:58 AM
True true... I'm trying to get into the Sopranos right now, as well as Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 30, 2012, 11:13:24 AM
True true... I'm trying to get into the Sopranos right now, as well as Breaking Bad.

I just finished the 4th season, really good show!  :tup

A good break from Swords and Dragons, Zombies and Carl, Alieninvasion and Bad acting!  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on June 03, 2012, 10:29:19 PM
Incredible finale! Spoilers ahead, for those of you who haven't seen it yet...












First of all... WHITE WALKERS!!!!!!! It's as if this whole time all the petty 'kings' have been fighting each other in pointless wars instead of worrying about the real danger north of the wall. I can't wait to see how that develops.

Secondly, I was very sad to see Maester Luwin die. He was one of a few consistently decent characters.

Thirdly, Jon Snow really fucked up the whole situation when he didn't chop of the redhead's head, but damn... I'm happy he didn't, she'e a keeper. I was hoping to get a glimpse of Mans Raider (I'm sure I'm probably not spelling that right), but I can wait until season 3.

Fourthly, Theon gives a damn good speech.

Fifthly, Why didn't Sansa leave with the hound?

Sixthly, I was glad to see Tyrion survived, although not very surprised. I do fear for his life now that he doesn't have the protection of the gold cloaks, and wonder what Bron is up to now.

Seventhly, WHITE WALKERS!!!!! I knew they were out there, but it was still very exhilarating to see their army.

Eighthly, I'm feeling kind of foolish for not reading the books, and may go ahead and do that while before season 3 starts next year.

Oh and did I mention, WHITE WALKERS!!!!!

Well, that's all I got. Just some thoughts on what I think was a VERY  well done finale.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2012, 10:49:51 PM
Mance Rayder*
Bronn*

Also, give some love to the Brienne/Jaime scene! Very antagonistic, yet supportive.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on June 03, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
Mance Rayder*
Bronn*

Also, give some love to the Brienne/Jaime scene! Very antagonistic, yet supportive.

Thanks for that!

Brienne does have some balls... and Jaime has really grown on me, even with that business with Bran and the window.

Also, I forgot... Congratulations to Robb, but he is going to have some issues with the Arryn's.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2012, 10:59:06 PM
Freys*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on June 03, 2012, 11:04:12 PM
Freys*

I'm on a roll.

I should probably stop now... It's late, and I'm very tired

 :|
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on June 04, 2012, 02:08:02 AM
One contribution:

Joffrey Lannister and Margaery Tyrell seem to be made for each other.  They're like the Sid and Nancy of Westeros.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 04, 2012, 05:03:21 AM
Loved the finale.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: zerogravityfat on June 04, 2012, 06:10:45 AM
well at least she can stop bitchin about her dragons.  :lol

great ending but now we wait for how long? is it september start?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SeRoX on June 04, 2012, 06:21:24 AM
It starts April 2013.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on June 04, 2012, 09:04:58 AM
is it september start?

I wish
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 04, 2012, 09:12:50 AM
Wow that was awesome!! :hefdaddy

I expect some big ass MoFo firebreathing dragons in season 3, infact i want Joffrey to be ass whooped by one hard!  :flame:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
They won't be big ass MoFo, but Daenerys' story should be much more interesting.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 04, 2012, 11:31:03 AM
Question for readers: is the third season going to cover the third book or was this season "part 1" for the second?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 04, 2012, 11:36:44 AM
They won't be big ass MoFo, but Daenerys' story should be much more interesting.
:'( +  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on June 04, 2012, 11:39:48 AM
Question for readers: is the third season going to cover the third book or was this season "part 1" for the second?

I think the third season covers the first part of the 3rd book, because the third book (A Storm of Swords) is by far the longest in the series.

I think...

*Waits for Dimitrius to correct*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2012, 11:48:07 AM
I'm not sure, the executive producers did say the next two season will cover A Storm of Swords but they haven't said if it's like half and half or anything. There hasn't been any word on how it will divided.

I think most book readers will love the next season to end at a certain part... which I will not say anything about.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on June 04, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
Seneca you are going to shit your pants quite often next season.  It is going to be INSANE!

I hope they choose someone great for Mance and Oberyn.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2012, 04:04:55 PM
I doubt Oberyn will appear next season, maybe for season 4, but I doubt it in season 3. We will get Jojen and Mera Reed and the Brave Companions though! \m/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on June 05, 2012, 06:04:48 AM
I haven't read the books and i don't wish to be spoiled but I get the feeling that the dragons will be what kills the white walkers since they are only killed by fire. I kind of though daenerys with her wanting to take over and kill everyone with her dragons would be a "bad guy" but she has become a very likeable characer. I guess the same could be said of Jaime. All I know is this show is filled with great characters that I really enjoy watching, even Joffrey.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 16, 2012, 09:36:01 AM
Do you loved the show? Do you think the Iron Throne is one cool looking throne? You want to own a replica?!?! Now you can! For a cool $30,000 plus $1,800 on shipping!!

http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-life-size-replica-iron-throne/detail.php?p=373634&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&ecid=SMM-HBO-00396&pa=SMM-HBO-00396
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 16, 2012, 10:57:30 AM
Holy fuck that would be awesome! A little bit expensive though :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on June 16, 2012, 12:38:10 PM
Dear god. 

That price, and it's not even actually made of iron swords.  ಠ_ಠ
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 13, 2012, 04:47:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpSDSgChsaI
 
THE LIGHTNING LORD!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on July 13, 2012, 05:00:11 PM
Jojen Reed looks exactly like I imagined him :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 13, 2012, 05:01:34 PM
The actor they got for Blackfish is how I imagined him. Lord Beric is a little older than he's suppose to be, but so are a lot of other characters.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 13, 2012, 09:43:58 PM
No Red Viper.  So I guess he's gonna show up in Season 4 then.

Also, no Tormund Giantsbane yet?  For shame HBO.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 13, 2012, 10:50:37 PM
Tormund has been cast, that's been know for a while now.

Vargo is also being casted.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 13, 2012, 10:56:05 PM
Tormund has been cast, that's been know for a while now.
Oh good, he's pretty important.

And he has some classic lines of dialogue.  :lol

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Vargo is also being casted.
Really?  Wow.

If ever there was a character that could be cut without harm to the story it would be him.

And the Queen of Thorns too for that matter.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 13, 2012, 11:07:52 PM
The other characters who've been cast, HBO hasn't confirm this but like 7-8 different sites have so it must be accurate:

Tormund Gianstbane, self-styled Tall-talker, Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts.
Anguy the Archer
Selyse Baratheon
Qyburn
Edmure Tully

So we will see Riverrun!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on July 31, 2012, 12:57:01 PM
Michelle Maclaren will be directing episodes 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones' next season, which is wonderful news.

To those of you who don't know who that is: SHE IS THE BEST.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 31, 2012, 02:32:11 PM
Ramsay Snow has been cast! ("Not Snow, never Snow")
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on July 31, 2012, 09:26:22 PM

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Vargo is also being casted.
Really?  Wow.

If ever there was a character that could be cut without harm to the story it would be him.

And the Queen of Thorns too for that matter.

I think the Bloody Mummers are pretty important, and Vargo is their leader. Seems important enough.

And correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the Queen of Thorns responsible for the Purple Wedding in some capacity?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on July 31, 2012, 09:33:32 PM

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Vargo is also being casted.
Really?  Wow.

If ever there was a character that could be cut without harm to the story it would be him.

And the Queen of Thorns too for that matter.

I think the Bloody Mummers are pretty important, and Vargo is their leader. Seems important enough.
They're kinda important, yeah, I just figured they'd be one of those 'important but easy to cut' groups of characters.

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And correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the Queen of Thorns responsible for the Purple Wedding in some capacity?
They can change it or pawn it off on another character like Maegery (Sp?) or just have Littlefinger do it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 31, 2012, 09:36:47 PM
If they're bringing the Queen of Thorns they won't do that (but that's what happens anyway, technically). That's basically the only thing she does in the novel.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on August 01, 2012, 06:37:39 PM
It's official. I have an unhealthy love of this series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on August 17, 2012, 09:44:22 AM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/08/17/game-of-thrones-mance-rayder/

This guy will make a pretty good Mance, I think.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 17, 2012, 10:09:08 AM
Finally!

And well, it's a bit of a shame that Hoster will not appear, only because his burial would've been a pretty great image. But whatever, nothing important happens with him.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on August 17, 2012, 12:51:03 PM
Finally!

And well, it's a bit of a shame that Hoster will not appear, only because his burial would've been a pretty great image. But whatever, nothing important happens with him.

Are you sure?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7672478270_de25a0f996_b.jpg)

(I hope that the third season will begin with the burial. Just that, with no introductive dialogue)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 18, 2012, 12:19:04 AM
Shit! They filmed it?!?! Awesome!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 20, 2012, 03:07:53 PM
Daario and Grey Worm have been cast!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/20/game-of-thrones-two-warriors-cast-for-season-3


Honestly, the dude who will be Daario looks nothing how I've pictured him on my mind or how he's described, but it's not the first time it's happen on this show. Grey Worm looks like how I've pictured him, a bit younger, though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on August 21, 2012, 09:51:39 AM
Haha, Grey Worm's actor doesn't quite look as fierce as the description makes the Unsullied out to be.

And who knows, they'll probably spice up each actor to the point where they look nothing like those pictures. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on August 22, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/imp.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on September 01, 2012, 03:05:55 PM
So, mrs. snapple and I finished watching the 1st season. We liked it overall, but we don't seem to see why people obsess over it. Is the 2nd season superior to the first?

edit: the way the show was shot was visually stunning. That and the intrigue of what the hell is going to happen next is what is keeping me watching.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on September 01, 2012, 09:18:31 PM
Finally!

And well, it's a bit of a shame that Hoster will not appear, only because his burial would've been a pretty great image. But whatever, nothing important happens with him.

Are you sure?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7672478270_de25a0f996_b.jpg)

(I hope that the third season will begin with the burial. Just that, with no introductive dialogue)

Just the way this scene looks reminds me heavily of something out of LOTR for some reason.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on September 02, 2012, 12:32:58 PM
So, mrs. snapple and I finished watching the 1st season. We liked it overall, but we don't seem to see why people obsess over it. Is the 2nd season superior to the first?
No, I think the first season is better. The third season is probably going to slay though. (I have read the books)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on September 02, 2012, 02:01:21 PM
Depending on how faithful the adaptation is Seasons 3 and 4 could be the best seasons of TV ever.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on September 02, 2012, 02:18:00 PM
Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on September 02, 2012, 02:18:44 PM
Depending on how faithful the adaptation is Seasons 3 and 4 could be the best seasons of TV ever.

It's their best chance to slay. The material is top notch, they only have to be careful and avoid stupid adaptation mistakes like Talisa/Jeyne and not showing prophecies in the House Of The Undying...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on September 02, 2012, 03:37:58 PM
We've been enjoying season 2 more, so far. We're only 3 or 4 episodes in ATM. We really like the Imp, but I wish he wasn't such a central character. The character is obviously strong enough to be one, but he's much more enjoyable in more of a supporting character capacity.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on September 03, 2012, 08:51:51 AM
Season 2> Season 1.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on October 11, 2012, 01:51:50 PM
Time to lop off those legs!  GoT posted a casting call for amputees that will appear in the Red Wedding scene.

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/thrones_seeks_game_amputees_for_Zyto2R89lJEQzWrG6sNoRJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/thrones_seeks_game_amputees_for_Zyto2R89lJEQzWrG6sNoRJ)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 11, 2012, 02:01:19 PM
FUUUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on October 11, 2012, 02:09:51 PM
We had a discussion about this a year or two ago, but Martin has acknowledged he is worried about finishing the books in time to finish the tv series.  He is even worried about getting Winds of Winter done in time for the tv series.  Winds of Winter as of this month has ~200 pages close to finished and another ~200 in rough form.  He had a head start from Dance of Dragon hold over chapters, though, and expects 1500+ pages of manuscript.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 11, 2012, 02:15:57 PM
The Red Wedding. And so, at the end, we have come to this. Nothing will ever be the same.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on October 11, 2012, 02:24:54 PM
Could we avoid talking about future developments for the sake of the non-readers, please?  There is a book thread.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 11, 2012, 02:31:56 PM
We had a discussion about this a year or two ago, but Martin has acknowledged he is worried about finishing the books in time to finish the tv series.  He is even worried about getting Winds of Winter done in time for the tv series.  Winds of Winter as of this month has ~200 pages close to finished and another ~200 in rough form.  He had a head start from Dance of Dragon hold over chapters, though, and expects 1500+ pages of manuscript.
Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.

He should have around 4 years to finish the series though (approximately), since ASoS is being split in two season and then there's AFfC, ADwD.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 11, 2012, 02:34:45 PM
We had a discussion about this a year or two ago, but Martin has acknowledged he is worried about finishing the books in time to finish the tv series.  He is even worried about getting Winds of Winter done in time for the tv series.  Winds of Winter as of this month has ~200 pages close to finished and another ~200 in rough form.  He had a head start from Dance of Dragon hold over chapters, though, and expects 1500+ pages of manuscript.
Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.

He should have around 4 years to finish the series though (approximately), since ASoS is being split in two season and then there's AFfC, ADwD.

I think AFFC and ADWD will take more than two seasons. Three, most likely.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 11, 2012, 02:36:32 PM
We had a discussion about this a year or two ago, but Martin has acknowledged he is worried about finishing the books in time to finish the tv series.  He is even worried about getting Winds of Winter done in time for the tv series.  Winds of Winter as of this month has ~200 pages close to finished and another ~200 in rough form.  He had a head start from Dance of Dragon hold over chapters, though, and expects 1500+ pages of manuscript.
Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.

He should have around 4 years to finish the series though (approximately), since ASoS is being split in two season and then there's AFfC, ADwD.

I think AFFC and ADWD will take more than two seasons. Three, most likely.
I don't know, I have a feeling they'll mix the two of them together because AFfC is kinda slow and both books are happening simultaneously anyway.

But I read that they're bringing one storyline from ADwD to this third season of the show, the best story arc from that book (that should be all the info you need to figure it out).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on October 11, 2012, 02:44:40 PM
I can't even remember what the best arc from ADwD's was, can you pm me?  :lol  In the end, though, when Martin is expressing a worry about finishing I think the speculation many of us had about the prospect of the tv show beating the books becomes a very realistic problem.  I wonder if he will cave and let the tv show tell a version of the story first.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 11, 2012, 02:54:56 PM
We had a discussion about this a year or two ago, but Martin has acknowledged he is worried about finishing the books in time to finish the tv series.  He is even worried about getting Winds of Winter done in time for the tv series.  Winds of Winter as of this month has ~200 pages close to finished and another ~200 in rough form.  He had a head start from Dance of Dragon hold over chapters, though, and expects 1500+ pages of manuscript.
Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.

He should have around 4 years to finish the series though (approximately), since ASoS is being split in two season and then there's AFfC, ADwD.

I think AFFC and ADWD will take more than two seasons. Three, most likely.
I don't know, I have a feeling they'll mix the two of them together because AFfC is kinda slow and both books are happening simultaneously anyway.

But I read that they're bringing one storyline from ADwD to this third season of the show, the best story arc from that book (that should be all the info you need to figure it out).

AFAIK, they are not moving anything, they are just adding a plotline to fill a long lapse in the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 11, 2012, 02:58:04 PM
I can't even remember what the best arc from ADwD's was, can you pm me?  :lol
Sent
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on October 11, 2012, 03:02:09 PM
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Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.



Because he wants to have a life? 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 11, 2012, 03:14:11 PM
He has repeatedly said he's going to radically change his pace by the end of the year. I hope he really does, because I can't wait for TWOW. Sure, the show can't wait either: how weird would it be to see a 20 years old maisie williams playing an 12 years old arya?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on October 11, 2012, 03:35:31 PM
If he didn't radically change his pace he would take 8-9 years to finish Winds of Winter.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 11, 2012, 03:39:23 PM
If he didn't radically change his pace he would take 8-9 years to finish Winds of Winter.

Indeed. But it should be easier for him to write this time, unless some other major damps like the Mereenese Knot show up. He said he's starting to pull up stings, so it should theoretically become easier and easier.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 11, 2012, 11:23:44 PM

But I read that they're bringing one storyline from ADwD to this third season of the show, the best story arc from that book (that should be all the info you need to figure it out).
Really? Awesome!

I was wondering how they'd handle that.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 11, 2012, 11:27:56 PM
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Well, if he just stopped doing press tours, going to conventions and shit he would do it. But he won't stop doing that, for whatever reason you wanna think.



Because he wants to have a life? 
He can do that when he finishes the series! *shrugs*

No. but seriously, he ain't getting any younger though and I'd be really sad (and pissed) if something happened to him and the series wasn't over.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on October 18, 2012, 03:13:29 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8044/8097298926_345b8bae69_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on October 18, 2012, 03:48:44 PM
Holy hotness. Even with that funny babushka thing.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on October 18, 2012, 03:52:15 PM
Nice to see someone who has the sigil of their house in their clothes like in the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on October 18, 2012, 07:07:41 PM
*says Khaleesi at the end of every sentence*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on October 21, 2012, 06:59:25 PM
Apparently, he's only like 400 pages into TWOW at this point. I'm about done with the first book.

and

I want the fucking 3rd season to be done so I can watch it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on November 05, 2012, 09:14:13 PM
Apparently the drummer from Coldplay has been casted to play... a drummer!


So all I got to say about that is... BOOM DOOM BOOM DOOM BOOM DOOM
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MetalJunkie on November 05, 2012, 09:23:33 PM
Life-size

(http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/f0d6_game_of_thrones_life_sized_throne.jpg)

Only 29,999.99
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Adami on November 05, 2012, 09:24:19 PM
Looks really comfortable.


Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on November 05, 2012, 09:27:16 PM
Do you loved the show? Do you think the Iron Throne is one cool looking throne? You want to own a replica?!?! Now you can! For a cool $30,000 plus $1,800 on shipping!!

http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-life-size-replica-iron-throne/detail.php?p=373634&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&ecid=SMM-HBO-00396&pa=SMM-HBO-00396
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on November 07, 2012, 11:28:39 AM
Why would anyone want that? Even King Joffrey doesn't like sitting on it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Genowyn on November 18, 2012, 08:07:54 PM
Season 3 announced for March 31st:

http://grrm.livejournal.com/299668.html
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on November 18, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
That was announce way back during the SDCC. :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on November 19, 2012, 06:19:28 AM
Mild spoiler following: (read if you are past Storm)

I predict that in one or two years marriage rates among nerds will drop significantly.  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on December 21, 2012, 11:06:26 AM
http://m.ign.com/articles/2012/12/18/game-of-thrones-season-3-to-offer-longer-episodes

To get the most on all the episodes will be around 57 minutes long. Sweet.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 23, 2013, 08:26:29 AM
First trailer actually showing footage from the season!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RzI9v_B4sxw


Do not read the comments on YouTube unless you want to be spoiled!!


But if you've read the novel, they showed some amazing scenes!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on February 23, 2013, 08:38:17 AM
Awesome trailer! I ought to rewatch the first two seasons
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on February 23, 2013, 09:00:13 AM
It's almost time! I hope the next month will flow past as fast as this one did  :tup

I am very looking forward to see all those juicy things you know and that I can't mention here :caffeine:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on February 23, 2013, 09:00:49 AM
muhhh dragonssss
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on February 23, 2013, 11:44:24 AM
Dragon boobs mmmm
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on February 23, 2013, 12:09:19 PM
Winter is coming!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on February 23, 2013, 03:24:09 PM
:caffeine: :corn
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on February 24, 2013, 05:01:22 AM
Absolutely cannot wait for this.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 24, 2013, 06:56:38 AM
Yea i agree, i cannot wait for this!!

 :corn
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 24, 2013, 08:11:38 AM
So, I found probably the greatest comment about this trailer that could ever been written!

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If the season was 4 minutes long and it was Joffrey being gang raped by white walkers for all 240 secs, I'd stand up and applaud as I pre-ordered it on blu ray.

:lol :lol :clap:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 24, 2013, 12:59:05 PM
Winter is coming!
Me too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 25, 2013, 05:00:09 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m61fohewEm1r38z3po1_500.png)

So true!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on February 25, 2013, 05:01:11 PM
He nailed it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on February 25, 2013, 05:11:26 PM
Lol spot on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 25, 2013, 06:05:14 PM
Man can't wait to see his face when he finds out how true he really is!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 26, 2013, 04:00:43 PM
I know that I am very very late for the party but over the past week or two I watched the entire series (hadn't seen a single episode before). Absolutely loved it, might get the books. Cannot wait for series 3 to start either. Also I can't help but be in love with Daenerys.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on February 26, 2013, 04:02:32 PM
Get the books! Now  ;D

I hate/love Dany, for reasons I can't obviously tell you :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 26, 2013, 04:09:08 PM
It helps that the actress is incredibly beautiful in the series. Character wise I also really like her, although her story didn't progress too much in the last few episodes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 26, 2013, 04:14:07 PM
Having a season two marathon this weekend!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on February 26, 2013, 04:14:29 PM
It helps that the actress is incredibly beautiful in the series. Character wise I also really like her, although her story didn't progress too much in the last few episodes.

Once again, get the books before I send you a venting PM spoiling you the next three installments  :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 26, 2013, 04:17:17 PM
It helps that the actress is incredibly beautiful in the series. Character wise I also really like her, although her story didn't progress too much in the last few episodes.

Once again, get the books before I send you a venting PM spoiling you the next three installments  :rollin
The books are currently on their way ;).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 26, 2013, 04:44:14 PM
It helps that the actress is incredibly beautiful in the series. Character wise I also really like her, although her story didn't progress too much in the last few episodes.

Once again, get the books before I send you a venting PM spoiling you the next three installments  :rollin
The books are currently on their way ;).
Good man! Good, good man!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 26, 2013, 04:56:20 PM
It helps that the actress is incredibly beautiful in the series. Character wise I also really like her, although her story didn't progress too much in the last few episodes.

Once again, get the books before I send you a venting PM spoiling you the next three installments  :rollin
The books are currently on their way ;).
Good man! Good, good man!
I knew you would find that good news :p. I just need more of this, tv-series isn't enough!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on February 26, 2013, 05:07:08 PM
Soon you will find yourself in our situation, that is desperately wishing for more and cursing the all too slow ticking of the clock.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 26, 2013, 05:29:51 PM
Soon you will find yourself in our situation, that is desperately wishing for more and cursing the all too slow ticking of the clock. writing of GRRM
Fix'd for me.

But you'll love the books Sander! You will get so much more details and backstory that it's amazing! Also, just try to keep track of the gazillion of characters that will appear. :lol I think there's something like over 1000 named characters so far.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Ryzee on February 26, 2013, 05:58:42 PM
How lucky are we ASOIAF fans that our beloved book series was turned in to a t.v. series that not only doesn't suck, but is freaking amazing?!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on February 27, 2013, 04:30:37 AM
How lucky are we ASOIAF fans that our beloved book series was turned in to a t.v. series that not only doesn't suck, but is freaking amazing?!

Well, some of us think that the show actually sucks :P I'm lucky not to be one of them.  :azn:

Also, just try to keep track of the gazillion of characters that will appear. :lol I think there's something like over 1000 named characters so far.

A couple of days ago I had this name in my head (Harry Strickland) and it took me a couple of minutes to realize where it came from  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 27, 2013, 10:53:46 AM
Read a bunch of chapters of the first book already, definitely enjoying it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 03, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
Extended version of last week's trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C1pbtBX9Kok

A few new parts added, some other extended, so many Jaime/Brienne goodness!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on March 11, 2013, 05:36:22 AM
All caught up with season 2. I feel ashamed I totally didn't keep with it last year. I'm hoping to change that this year
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tanatra on March 11, 2013, 08:06:46 AM
Saw this posted at Winter is Coming:

http://www.youtube.com/user/schoolofthrones

It's fan-made high school parody of Game of Thrones. Fans who lack a sense of humor are already cringing at it, (admittedly, it is kind of ridiculous) but there are a lot of little references to the books, the girl who plays Sansa is pretty hot, and  :lol at the Greyjoys.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 11, 2013, 09:10:00 AM
:rollin :rollin

I laughed more that I should've at "we are Starks, our way is the vintage way" *touches hipster glasses*

The girl playing Sansa and the one playing Melisandre are pretty hot!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 11, 2013, 09:38:25 AM
That was amazing and amazingly well done! And yeah at the girls being hot  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 11, 2013, 09:39:32 AM
I'm gonna also give props to Ash Burchill playing Dany, she's a very funny girl!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 11, 2013, 09:41:52 AM
I'm gonna also give props to Ash Burchill playing Dany, she's a very funny girl!

Ah, that's her then! She seemed to be a known face! (have visited her channel only once)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on March 11, 2013, 06:57:43 PM
Read the first book, enjoyed it a lot.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on March 11, 2013, 07:03:55 PM
ain't nothing though to what's coming up
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on March 11, 2013, 07:06:16 PM
Already started in the second book so I will get there eventually.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Heretic on March 11, 2013, 08:00:09 PM
Holy crap, that parody was awesome. Looking forward to more from that! :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on March 13, 2013, 09:02:15 PM
GoT intro if it were from the 90s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fPgIIB67bw&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 13, 2013, 09:09:37 PM
:lol :lol

That dude also made one for Breaking Bad that was so awesome! Make's the show look very inspirational.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: perfey on March 14, 2013, 03:12:10 PM
^^Haha saw those + the walking dead one, nostalgia  :rollin.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on March 14, 2013, 05:11:47 PM
 :laugh:

Rewatching the series to gear up for the new ones. This is such an awesome show. I'll read the books one day, but for now this has my undivided interest. I've only seen them once and I really wasn't into it for some reason, and after watching the first episode now I'm hooked. Dunno. I'm into it all of a sudden so woot for S3! *Starts S01E03*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 14, 2013, 06:45:48 PM
Just got season two on blu ray and a dance with dragons part 1 soft cover from Europe. Getting myself all back in the mood for the best show on TV.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on March 15, 2013, 02:55:30 AM
Re-watching the series now! It's even better cos I've read the books since I last watched it  :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 19, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
Just came to ask that question: How do you guys prepare for season 3?

Do you re-watch all the seasons?
Re-watch the last episode?
Recap by reading online or something?
Do nothing and instead watch the recap before S03E01?

I don't have time to re-watch all the seasons but i still hate the feeling of being lost in the story in the beginning of a new season. I might re-watch the last episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on March 19, 2013, 10:48:10 AM
I rewatched S02 two weeks ago. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on March 19, 2013, 10:55:15 AM
I'm re-watching the series. Currently on S2 E4
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 19, 2013, 10:57:43 AM
I rewatched the season, but also re-read the book to remember the differences between the two.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 19, 2013, 12:44:57 PM
I've been reading the books since the summer and rewatched the first two seasons after reading each of the first two books so I've been pretty up to date.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 19, 2013, 01:29:22 PM
Damn y'all been busy! Now i feel behind, i might have to re-think my weekend plans.  :-\

Edit: I found this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bzxOv-KF9do).

http://screencrush.com/game-of-thrones-season-1-2-recap/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TVC 15 on March 19, 2013, 01:37:21 PM
Started the run of the second season on blu ray last night.  I viewed it with the in-episode guide which lists characters in the scene, location, and even animated cut-aways to the historical context of what's being referenced, if there is one.  Love the character narration on those in-episode featurettes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 19, 2013, 02:17:04 PM
The features on the blu ray like that are really cool. Helps with character identification which is big for a series with so many characters.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on March 19, 2013, 07:03:27 PM
Finished reading the second book yesterday. About caught up with the series now, time to read some stuff which is actually new to me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 20, 2013, 05:10:02 AM
So, are you going to read the third book now or will you wait for the 3rd season to finish before?

And, what do you think of the substantial differences between ACOK and the second season? :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on March 20, 2013, 05:14:05 AM
Finished the third book! Bring on number four  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 20, 2013, 05:17:47 AM
Finished the third book! Bring on number four  :biggrin:

It's the best them, right? :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on March 20, 2013, 05:18:48 AM
T'was pretty great but I gotta finish with the rest first then I'll get back to you  :laugh:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 20, 2013, 06:19:59 AM
The 3rd book is by far the best so that makes me really excited for this season. The 4th book is kind of a let down, but I think the show can still be good cause they can merge books 4 and 5.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 20, 2013, 03:09:57 PM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/03/19/game-of-thrones-george-rr-martin-talks-got-prequel-series

I've not read any of the Dunk and Egg books, but I'm aware of some of the history of Duncan the Tall and Aegon V through ASoIaF so I'd be all for that!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 21, 2013, 01:15:25 AM
I would love to see a Dunk and Egg series coming to life, as long as they show Summerhall.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 21, 2013, 10:10:06 AM
That would be quite a way to end the series!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 21, 2013, 01:05:34 PM
That would be quite a way to end the series!

Infuckingdeed! It's interesting that GRRM mentioned that he plans to write and release another 9 or 10 D&E novellas, before bringing the series to a close. Which is funny, since he releases them once in four/five years :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 21, 2013, 01:11:27 PM
He needs to stop fucking around with that and finish the main series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 21, 2013, 01:31:07 PM
Amen!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 21, 2013, 04:12:22 PM
He needs to stop fucking around with that and finish the main series.

Nailed. I'm starting to think we won't see Winds before the second half of 2015...  :\
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 21, 2013, 04:27:02 PM
Its pretty depressing to know that once I'm done with aDwD that I'm going to have to wait so long for the next book and then wait even longer after that.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on March 21, 2013, 08:16:30 PM
Every time I want to start reading the books I remember the story isn't finished and posts like that will be made very frequently given how much I'm starting to like the show and considering I've heard nothing but that the books are even better.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on March 22, 2013, 09:42:17 AM
Its pretty depressing to know that once I'm done with aDwD that I'm going to have to wait so long for the next book and then wait even longer after that.


Have you read the Dunk and Egg stories, yet?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 22, 2013, 10:58:40 AM
Nope. Not familiar with them.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on March 22, 2013, 10:59:57 AM
Shorts, they're also in comic form by the Dabel Brothers, so done pretty well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on March 22, 2013, 11:23:13 AM
I thought he was pretty much done with Winds
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on March 22, 2013, 11:27:03 AM
Not even close.

One year ago he had what is likely well less than 20% of the book finished, and that was with the head start from leftover chapters of Dragon.  I've been expecting it, but he has openly acknowledged he might not finish the books before HBO catches up.

edit: And an FYI, he reiterated very recently Winds of Winter is not close.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 22, 2013, 12:22:36 PM
This week there was a panel for the series where he said something about he's hoping the next 3 books take about 4 seasons so by the time they're finished with AFfC/ADwD (since they run parallel) Winds is already out and he's working on Spring.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on March 22, 2013, 12:33:46 PM
This week there was a panel for the series where he said something about he's hoping the next 3 books take about 4 seasons so by the time they're finished with AFfC/ADwD (since they run parallel) Winds is already out and he's working on Spring.

Wait, did he officially switch on a 8-books plan? Last time I remember he was still hoping to wrap the storyline in 7!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 22, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
I meant 3 including ASoS because the show is already splitting Swords and they'll probably do the same with AFfC/ADwD (in that it'll probably take 2 season to cover everything that happens in these two).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on March 22, 2013, 12:46:55 PM
Nope. Not familiar with them.


They're novellas set about 100 years prior to A Game of Thrones.  There are 3 of them, so far.



Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on March 22, 2013, 12:49:04 PM
This week there was a panel for the series where he said something about he's hoping the next 3 books take about 4 seasons so by the time they're finished with AFfC/ADwD (since they run parallel) Winds is already out and he's working on Spring.

Wait, did he officially switch on a 8-books plan? Last time I remember he was still hoping to wrap the storyline in 7!
Winds is supposed to be one book, but he has been pragmatic in saying he might be forced to change his mind again as the manuscript pages start to pile up.
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Post by: wasteland on March 23, 2013, 02:20:15 AM
So, he is indeed writing. This, at last...
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Post by: masterthes on March 23, 2013, 12:51:46 PM
I hate that these fantasy writers get so overwhelmed. Look what happened to Robert Jordan after all
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Post by: wasteland on March 23, 2013, 12:53:26 PM
I hate that these fantasy writers get so overwhelmed. Look what happened to Robert Jordan after all

What happened to him?
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 23, 2013, 01:12:57 PM
He died before he finished his Wheel of Time series.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 29, 2013, 12:27:29 PM
Seasons on 'Game of Thrones' Planet: How They Work (http://www.space.com/20433-game-of-thrones-seasons-science.html)
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Post by: wasteland on March 29, 2013, 12:36:39 PM
George said that the explaination of the extreme variability of seasons will be provided and that it will of supernatural nature. Still, those articles are very cool, like everything spreading a bit of science to the greater public  :tup
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 29, 2013, 01:27:45 PM
But wait, there's more!

Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones (http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/29/meet-david-peterson-who-developed-dothraki-for-hbos-game-of-thrones/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TEDBlog+%28TEDBlog%29)
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Post by: Tanatra on March 29, 2013, 11:22:36 PM
Yet more GoT humor:

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6880313/game-of-thrones-wish-fulfillment
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Post by: wasteland on March 30, 2013, 03:36:14 AM
Your avatar pic is disquieting, sir   :mehlin
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Post by: Tanatra on March 30, 2013, 10:22:39 AM
Your avatar pic is disquieting, sir   :mehlin

Yet everyone insists that I keep it. (http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=32933.msg1337079#msg1337079)
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 31, 2013, 08:04:11 PM
Great episode is great
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Post by: Scrub206 on March 31, 2013, 08:12:38 PM
Great episode is great

hell yes it was!
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Post by: Tanatra on March 31, 2013, 08:16:47 PM
Sadly, in order to watch this I'm going to have to go over to a friend's house tomorrow and download it.  :(

I really, truly, tried to upgrade my cable so that I could watch this legitimately, but Comcast is just too much of a pain in the ass to deal with, and my school has very strict policies against torrent downloads. Want to discourage downloading and increase ratings for your shows? Stop shooting yourselves in the foot, cable service providers.
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Post by: Scrub206 on March 31, 2013, 08:19:58 PM
There was an interview with George R Martin(?) that said that piracy works well for their show. so I don't see whats wrong with pirating the show  :hat
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 31, 2013, 08:28:21 PM
More people watching, more buzz, more press. It hasn't hurt GoT ratings or how the seasons' sell on retail!
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Post by: cramx3 on March 31, 2013, 09:07:46 PM
Good episode that started laying the groundwork for the season. Not much happened overall but nice to see most of the characters. Kind of disappointed they skipped the whole battle with the white walkers and just showed everyone beat up and Sam running.
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 31, 2013, 09:09:32 PM
*Shakes fist angrily at budget*
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Post by: snapple on April 02, 2013, 07:23:38 AM
Dude is right though, my nipples are 100% worthless.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 02, 2013, 01:51:32 PM
Goddamn how sweet it is to have GoT back!  :metal

I'm so pumped right now. Good first episode and nice to see all the characters again.

"I'm Barristan Selmy, kingsguard to your father, allow me to join your queensguard....and i will not fail you again" -Cue epic music-

Fuck me that was powerful!!
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Post by: cramx3 on April 02, 2013, 02:14:43 PM
Season 4 officially announced today.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 03, 2013, 03:14:10 PM
To the surprised of no one.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 03, 2013, 05:33:38 PM
True, as they already have scripts being reviewed by cast members, but still... its official.
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Post by: soundgarden on April 03, 2013, 07:44:53 PM
Man, I really like the cast this season.  I hope they use James Purefoy as Oberyn Martell next season, as it seems they have several actors from ROME.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 06, 2013, 05:30:24 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/itscomplicated_zps7eaadbd1.jpg)
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 06, 2013, 05:32:18 AM
 :lol
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Post by: wasteland on April 06, 2013, 06:27:09 AM
Episode 2 preview, anyone? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFApyzhznH0
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Post by: cramx3 on April 06, 2013, 07:05:06 AM
 :rollin
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Post by: Jaq on April 06, 2013, 04:28:12 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/itscomplicated_zps7eaadbd1.jpg)

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 07, 2013, 09:57:50 PM
Jojen, Meera and the Brotherhood Without Banners? Fuck yes!!
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 09, 2013, 12:48:38 PM
Must say I really liked the scene with Margaery and Joffrey this episode. Seeing her take advantage of the description of him by Sansa really brought home a point about what kind of character she is.
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Post by: wasteland on April 09, 2013, 01:33:24 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.

And:

(http://global3.memecdn.com/yeah-things-are-getting-strange-this-season_o_1240755.webp)
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 09, 2013, 01:37:45 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.
Whyyy?? That scene was amazing and made Catelyn more sympathetic than her book counterpart.
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Post by: wasteland on April 09, 2013, 01:42:39 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.
Whyyy?? That scene was amazing and made Catelyn more sympathetic than her book counterpart.

Some people just want to see the show burn...  :yeahright
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 09, 2013, 02:29:32 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.
Whyyy?? That scene was amazing and made Catelyn more sympathetic than her book counterpart.
Totally agree.
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Post by: wasteland on April 09, 2013, 03:00:33 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.
Whyyy?? That scene was amazing and made Catelyn more sympathetic than her book counterpart.
Totally agree.

Absolutely. I even think there may be a little foreshadowing of events yet to take place in the next book in that scene, if you know what I mean :)
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Post by: cramx3 on April 09, 2013, 06:08:52 PM
I thought the Margery/Joffrey and Catyln/Talisa scenes were both great and both not in the books!  They added a lot of depth to the characters.
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Post by: Tanatra on April 10, 2013, 02:14:47 PM
Purist are complaining about the Cat/Talisa scene. I loved it.
Whyyy?? That scene was amazing and made Catelyn more sympathetic than her book counterpart.
Totally agree.

Because they're purists. They think that the slightest deviation from the books should be punishable by death, and have no grasp of the limitations in film (i.e., budgets, conflicting opinions of writers/producers/etc.) compared to novel writing.

David Benioff (one of the executive producers/writers) is actually a very talented author in his own right, and even better, he respects the books. Many of the additions & changes made - like Arya's interchanges with Tywin, or Loras never believing that Brienne killed Renly - are improvements in my mind, yet still would have fit right into the books. Granted there were a few things that weren't handled well: Jon Snow is my favorite character in the books, but in the 2nd season he came off as a bumbling dumbass who is nervous around girls, and his true motivations for going over to the wildlings wasn't made apparent enough to the audience. I will concede though that his portrayal in the show was perhaps more realistic.

Oh, and as for Talisa, there's a very interesting theory about her, and would explain last season's loose end of why she was apprehensive about going with Robb to the Crag:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsTVnZm9hFg
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Post by: yorost on April 10, 2013, 02:49:46 PM
Because they're purists. They think that the slightest deviation from the books should be punishable by death, and have no grasp of the limitations in film (i.e., budgets, conflicting opinions of writers/producers/etc.) compared to novel writing.
OK, I haven't seen a second of the series and agree with what you're saying about translation... but I don't get Jeyne being replaced. Her introduction was sudden, we only know anything of how it happened from, if I recall, fairly bare recounting of events. She should not have been hard to translate and even add other facets of the series into. What does Talisa bring that they could not have done with an expanded Jeyne? If the answer is nothing or almost nothing, yeah, I get why it bothers people.
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Post by: Tanatra on April 10, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
Because they're purists. They think that the slightest deviation from the books should be punishable by death, and have no grasp of the limitations in film (i.e., budgets, conflicting opinions of writers/producers/etc.) compared to novel writing.
OK, I haven't seen a second of the series and agree with what you're saying about translation... but I don't get Jeyne being replaced. Her introduction was sudden, we only know anything of how it happened from, if I recall, fairly bare recounting of events. She should not have been hard to translate and even add other facets of the series into. What does Talisa bring that they could not have done with an expanded Jeyne? If the answer is nothing or almost nothing, yeah, I get why it bothers people.

I don't know why, either. Maybe they thought it would be more believable if Robb married someone other than the daughter of a Lannister bannerman? Introducing Jeyne in the manner than Talisa was introduced in the show (treating wounded soldiers on the battlefield) wouldn't have worked as she'd have immediately been made a hostage. It's clear they wanted to develop their relationship in the show instead of just dropping a bombshell like it happened in the books, and perhaps they just got carried away with the changes, I don't now. It wasn't handled very well though, which is why I think most people take issue with it.

There are other instances of character swaps like this that nobody really complains about. A purist on the other hand, would bitch and moan simply because it's a change from the book, regardless of how well done it was.
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Post by: yorost on April 10, 2013, 03:39:26 PM
I see purists as being after visual reference, not entertainment. :lol
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 10, 2013, 04:57:27 PM
Jeyne for Talisa is the only change where I went "wtf??", I've enjoyed all others... well I didn't like that 2 specifics visions from the House of the Undying weren't shown. (The one about Rhaegar and the Prince that Was Promise and the other one... well you know the other one)
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Post by: cramx3 on April 10, 2013, 05:18:11 PM
I think they could have kept the name Jeyne, but overall, I dont find the change to be a big deal.  She plays a very small part in terms of dialogue and actions herself in the book, but plays a significant role in terms of story so I think it's fine if the show decided to show a lot more of her to give her character and her role more importance. Also, being with the Lannisters doesn't seem very believable compared to how they showed thier meeting. 
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Post by: yorost on April 10, 2013, 05:47:24 PM
I think they could have kept the name Jeyne, but overall, I dont find the change to be a big deal.  She plays a very small part in terms of dialogue and actions herself in the book, but plays a significant role in terms of story so I think it's fine if the show decided to show a lot more of her to give her character and her role more importance. Also, being with the Lannisters doesn't seem very believable compared to how they showed thier meeting. 
...but this is just what makes it sound like an annoying change. Jeyne was en open book for them to expand. Saying this is more believable than the Lannister angle wouldn't be more than laziness on their part.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 10, 2013, 06:56:51 PM
I don't think they have time to expand.  If anything, they need to contract.  Ergo, it's a move that is just fine.
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Post by: yorost on April 10, 2013, 09:09:12 PM
Jeyne to Talisa already happened and was an expansion.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 10, 2013, 09:37:12 PM
Man, that duel was really meh. Kinda makes me worry about a certain duel coming up in a certain upcoming season. I hope they put a bit more, um, oomph into that one.

Everything else seemed pretty solid. I liked Jojen and Thoros.

Also...

I'm betting the 'guy' that was sent by Theon's sister is the bastard of Bolton.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 14, 2013, 10:41:15 PM
Spoilers if you haven't seen the episode!!!











I guess Jamie will never be...

(•_•)

( •_•)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■)

''Hand'' of the king now
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 15, 2013, 07:40:51 AM
lol
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Post by: GuineaPig on April 15, 2013, 07:47:26 AM
It's a shame that whoever runs Arrested Westeros is on vacation right now, otherwise there would be a flood of posts.
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Post by: Genowyn on April 15, 2013, 08:38:30 AM
GOD I'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE THE END OF SEASON 2 FOR THAT TO HAPPEN

Character development go!
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Post by: BlackInk on April 15, 2013, 08:41:12 AM
Just started watching this show last week. I'm on the third episode of season 2 and liking it very much so far.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 15, 2013, 08:59:39 AM
Character development go!
Hell yeah! Now begins the development that made him my favorite character of the series!
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Post by: Genowyn on April 15, 2013, 11:27:05 AM
Also is it just me or is that guy who was helping Theon definitely Ramsay Snow? I'm reminded of a section in the book where it talks about how Ramsay would pretend to let women go free just so he could have the fun of chasing them down and recapturing them.
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Post by: wasteland on April 15, 2013, 11:30:15 AM
Also is it just me or is that guy who was helping Theon definitely Ramsay Snow? I'm reminded of a section in the book where it talks about how Ramsay would pretend to let women go free just so he could have the fun of chasing them down and recapturing them.

Definitely. Anything different would make little sense story-wise.

Character development go!
Hell yeah! Now begins the development that made him my favorite character of the series!

He is my favourite too! :highfive:
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 15, 2013, 02:26:44 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 15, 2013, 03:25:26 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 15, 2013, 03:31:54 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
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Post by: Sigz on April 15, 2013, 03:41:17 PM
Goddammit cut to credits was amazing.
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Post by: wasteland on April 15, 2013, 03:42:39 PM
The name is Daenerys  :tup
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 15, 2013, 03:43:33 PM
The song during credits.....that i did not expect!  :lol
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Post by: Sigz on April 15, 2013, 03:46:16 PM
For that haven't read the books, the song was a The Bear and The Maiden Fair recorded by The Hold Steady, which is a ribald bard song in the books.
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Post by: Jaq on April 15, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
The song during credits.....that i did not expect!  :lol

I'm still dying of laughter from the arrangement.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 15, 2013, 03:48:33 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
Having read the books how do you find the transition from book to show? Is it fairly accurate and stick to the book consistently? I've noticed as I read this thread there is mention of some of the characters either being expanded on....complete story arcs added...etc. As a person who's read the book has that affected you enjoying the show at all?


The name is Daenerys  :tup

Thank you! I figured I could also just type 'sexy a$$ babe' and everyone would know who I was talking about. 
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 15, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
For that haven't read the books, the song was a The Bear and The Maiden Fair recorded by The Hold Steady, which is a ribald bard song in the books.
Oh, had no idea which makes it even more fun.  :tup
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Post by: wasteland on April 15, 2013, 03:59:02 PM
I was left a bit speechless by what Stannis said to Melisandre. Quite out of his character, IMO.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 15, 2013, 06:56:10 PM
The song during credits.....that i did not expect!  :lol
That was awesome.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 16, 2013, 05:57:57 AM
Loved Thoros and his men singing the bear and the maiden fair during the episode.

The whole Theon stuff is kind of weird. Its pretty obvious who the guy is that let him loose especially since the one guy called him basterd before he got an arrow to the head. I just don't get where this is going. Considering his story in the books.

Glad to see Jaime lose his hand. When I started watching this show I hated him a lot for what he did to Ned but he is on his way to becoming a likeable character.

I was hoping edmure would miss the boat like in the book. I think if I hadn't read the book I might be confused by all these new characters though. I think the Blackfish could have been used more like in the books where he was with Cat and Rob since the Eyrie. Just would make it easier to learn the characters instead of having a bunch thrown at you at once.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 16, 2013, 06:06:27 AM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
Having read the books how do you find the transition from book to show? Is it fairly accurate and stick to the book consistently? I've noticed as I read this thread there is mention of some of the characters either being expanded on....complete story arcs added...etc. As a person who's read the book has that affected you enjoying the show at all?
Short answer, no. I started reading the books after watching the first season so I might be biased towards the show. I really think that most of the changes have been understandable. I do wonder about certain things in the future however.

Like when will they talk about Tyrions backstory? With the girl he was going to marry (I forget her name). That will be really important in the fourth season.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 16, 2013, 08:17:13 AM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
Having read the books how do you find the transition from book to show? Is it fairly accurate and stick to the book consistently? I've noticed as I read this thread there is mention of some of the characters either being expanded on....complete story arcs added...etc. As a person who's read the book has that affected you enjoying the show at all?
Short answer, no. I started reading the books after watching the first season so I might be biased towards the show. I really think that most of the changes have been understandable. I do wonder about certain things in the future however.

Like when will they talk about Tyrions backstory? With the girl he was going to marry (I forget her name). That will be really important in the fourth season.
Since the show already mentioned that story in the first season, I'd think they will bring it back once the PW and Oberyn/Gregor happens
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Post by: Tanatra on April 16, 2013, 11:59:03 AM
I downloaded Episode 3 for this season and watched it last night, I have a (non-spoiler) question for anyone who has seen it: The music that plays during the credits, does it actually start towards the end of the final scene, drowning out all dialogue? I can't decide if this is an unusual error in the file, or if the producers did this on purpose to distract from what was about to happen.

Sadly, in order to watch this I'm going to have to go over to a friend's house tomorrow and download it.  :(

I really, truly, tried to upgrade my cable so that I could watch this legitimately, but Comcast is just too much of a pain in the ass to deal with, and my school has very strict policies against torrent downloads. Want to discourage downloading and increase ratings for your shows? Stop shooting yourselves in the foot, cable service providers.

In another stroke of luck, the hard drive on my laptop conveniently chose this week to die.  :censored I've been downloading episodes to my flash drive at a friend's place and watching it that way. Personally, I think it's hilarious that this is the TVMA-LSV show for which the term "sexploitation" was coined, and I've watched every episode this season on a school computer.  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on April 16, 2013, 12:15:27 PM
Its not supposed to play right before they cut Jamie's hand off.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 16, 2013, 01:37:12 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
Having read the books how do you find the transition from book to show? Is it fairly accurate and stick to the book consistently? I've noticed as I read this thread there is mention of some of the characters either being expanded on....complete story arcs added...etc. As a person who's read the book has that affected you enjoying the show at all?
Short answer, no. I started reading the books after watching the first season so I might be biased towards the show. I really think that most of the changes have been understandable. I do wonder about certain things in the future however.

Like when will they talk about Tyrions backstory? With the girl he was going to marry (I forget her name). That will be really important in the fourth season.
Since the show already mentioned that story in the first season, I'd think they will bring it back once the PW and Oberyn/Gregor happens
Oh, my bad. I didn't think they had already mentioned it. They definitely need to tell it again though in time for "you know what"
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 16, 2013, 05:40:34 PM
Great episode. Loved the funeral scene in the beginning and the whole Podrick sequence :lol
Yeah, that was awesome. I loved the look at the wind, the draw back....the release and then just turned and threw the bow at him.....that was great!

I've not read the books at all so I really have nothing to 'go off' of, but I am highly doubting that Danarius (spelling?) is really going to give up a dragon. I'm thinking those dragons 'know' her thoughts so to speak and/or she controls them totally so after she leaves with the soldiers that dragon kills his new 'master' and rejoins her.
Well, I have read the books so I won't say anything :P
Having read the books how do you find the transition from book to show? Is it fairly accurate and stick to the book consistently? I've noticed as I read this thread there is mention of some of the characters either being expanded on....complete story arcs added...etc. As a person who's read the book has that affected you enjoying the show at all?
Short answer, no. I started reading the books after watching the first season so I might be biased towards the show. I really think that most of the changes have been understandable. I do wonder about certain things in the future however.

Like when will they talk about Tyrions backstory? With the girl he was going to marry (I forget her name). That will be really important in the fourth season.
Since the show already mentioned that story in the first season, I'd think they will bring it back once the PW and Oberyn/Gregor happens
Oh, my bad. I didn't think they had already mentioned it. They definitely need to tell it again though in time for "you know what"
That's what the "previously on GoT" thing at the beginning is for :P
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Post by: soundgarden on April 16, 2013, 05:47:55 PM
I am a total loss here; who is that kid helping Theon?  I don't remember this at all from the books....
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 16, 2013, 05:49:59 PM
I am a total loss here; who is that kid helping Theon?  I don't remember this at all from the books....
I'm guessing is THAT guy from ADwD, since the last guy he killed did say "basterd", but I'm not sure yet.
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Post by: soundgarden on April 16, 2013, 06:01:25 PM
I am a total loss here; who is that kid helping Theon?  I don't remember this at all from the books....
I'm guessing is THAT guy from ADwD, since the last guy he killed did say "basterd", but I'm not sure yet.

I didnt read ADaD, but I know who you are talking about.  HBO is doing the story a little different.  I wonder where they are going with it...
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 16, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/DTF/QUOTEPYRAMIDS.jpg)
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Post by: soundgarden on April 16, 2013, 06:11:49 PM
Is quoting a "stop the quote pyramid" post a bannable offense?  :yarr
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 16, 2013, 06:20:09 PM
Is quoting a "stop the quote pyramid" post a bannable offense?  :yarr
I don't know, let's find out.  :yarr



BTW




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Post by: cramx3 on April 17, 2013, 07:43:02 AM
You may be drunk 10 minutes into the episode.
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Post by: wasteland on April 17, 2013, 08:23:00 AM
So whenever Stannis says "The Iron Throne is mine, by right!" you have to dring two shots?  :D  Drunk 5 minutes into any episode!
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 17, 2013, 08:51:46 AM
You may be drunk dead 10 minutes into the episode.
FIFY
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Post by: wasteland on April 17, 2013, 04:44:43 PM
I found this via westeros.org.

Seriously, you can't get any more awesome :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CLCOvZOh1o
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 17, 2013, 07:43:39 PM
Robb is such a fucking hypocrite. Fuck you Robb.

Great way to introduce Edmure though. Still feel as bad for him as I did in the books. Poor guy got no respect.  :lol

Great episode. Managed to hit all the various plot points without being unnecessarily faithful while still providing an authentic Game of Thrones experience. Whatever that means.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 18, 2013, 04:35:45 AM
It means whores
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 18, 2013, 08:37:21 PM
Podrick the Dongslinger!
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Post by: BlackInk on April 22, 2013, 04:33:23 AM
Sansa or Margaery? I'm having trouble deciding who's the cutest.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 22, 2013, 04:56:34 AM
Sansa or Margaery? I'm having trouble deciding who's the cutest.
Margaery
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Post by: cramx3 on April 22, 2013, 05:47:09 AM
Really liked that episode last night. It felt a lot more like Storm of Swords than the previous episodes.

Its pretty much a fact that the guy who was helping Theon is Ramsay as we all thought.

There was a lot of varys is good little finger is bad plotting. I like how the show is portraying this.

We all know Cersei is bad, but she is starting to make Joffrey seem good now with being influenced by Margaery. I love Tywin and how he flat out told Cersie she is an idiot.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 22, 2013, 07:37:53 AM
Sansa or Margaery? I'm having trouble deciding who's the cutest.
Margaery
This is where I'd cast my "vote"
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Post by: BlackInk on April 22, 2013, 08:24:25 AM
Yeah maybe.. Though Sansa is pretty damn cute too. Though she's born 1996, which I suppose sort of makes it more appropriate for some of you to say Margaery ;)
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Post by: snapple on April 22, 2013, 08:26:13 AM
Those Theon feels  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 22, 2013, 08:45:32 AM
From westeros.org (which was never particularly kind towards the show):

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3669/watchhasended.png)

Look's like I'm in for a treat tonight! :p
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 22, 2013, 09:05:51 AM
For as big of jerk as Jamie is....jerk being a kind description, I think they are doing a great job at creating sympathy for a character that virtually 'deserves' what he's getting. I'm curious to see if his relationship with Bree will/ is changing him a bit and how his character is ultimately going to respond to all this.

I loved how Danyereus handled that. I had a suspicion she could understand that guy the whole time...just judging from her reactions. She's ruthless....and her and Margaery are quickly becoming my favorite characters.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 22, 2013, 10:08:52 AM
I'm really happy about Daenerys story in this episode. I was actually getting tired of how things were going for her up until now. I loved it when she was Drogo's wife and the Dothraki were all following them and Drogo was screeming about giving the Iron Throne to his son, that was awesome. When Drogo died it all went downhill but I'm glad to see her in control of her situation again.

And I was actually hoping that Theon would actually be freed. He's starting to get sad to watch to the point of frustration.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 22, 2013, 10:12:31 AM
And I was actually hoping that Theon would actually be freed. He's starting to get sad to watch to the point of frustration.

You didn't read the books, did you?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on April 22, 2013, 10:21:06 AM
And I was actually hoping that Theon would actually be freed. He's starting to get sad to watch to the point of frustration.

You didn't read the books, did you?

No. And I don't intend to.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 22, 2013, 10:46:11 AM
For as big of jerk as Jamie is....jerk being a kind description, I think they are doing a great job at creating sympathy for a character that virtually 'deserves' what he's getting. I'm curious to see if his relationship with Bree will/ is changing him a bit and how his character is ultimately going to respond to all this.

I loved how Danyereus handled that. I had a suspicion she could understand that guy the whole time...just judging from her reactions. She's ruthless....and her and Margaery are quickly becoming my favorite characters.
I never liked Jaime when reading the books... then I read A Storm of Swords, by the end of it he was my favorite character of the series!

You're having trouble with the spelling of the names! :lol Daenerys, Brienne.

Also:


I guess Kraznys got...


(•_•)

( •_•)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■)

"burned" on that deal


EDIT: This was easily one of the best episodes of the series! The way they juggled all the different story threads was wonderful!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on April 22, 2013, 11:15:37 AM
Dimitrius.....I can with certainty inform you that I will misspell hear character names a thousand times.  :lol I'm lucky to even remember half of them....seriously. There's a lot of friggin characters here and family I don't know how you all kept them straight when reading the books. I NEED the visual because really how I know them.
  And it'd be different if they were names like 'Ted' and 'Susan'.....but they aren't.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 22, 2013, 11:48:29 AM
Awesome episode!  :tup

Damn that felt good when Daenerys released the fury on Kraznys!

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Post by: Sigz on April 22, 2013, 12:42:21 PM
That episode was fantastic.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 22, 2013, 02:13:44 PM
AMAZING episode. I got goosebumps during that last scene :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 22, 2013, 02:35:46 PM
The Valiryan speech and Dracarys were absolutely perfect. Emilia Clarke acted freakishly well.  :metal
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 22, 2013, 02:40:16 PM
(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/04/ZhkjWK7.gif)
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Post by: wasteland on April 22, 2013, 02:42:19 PM
 :hefdaddy
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 22, 2013, 02:52:59 PM
Best episode yet.
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Post by: Jaq on April 22, 2013, 03:05:47 PM
The best episode yet is still Blackwater.

The best SCENE yet? Dany's crowning moment of awesome last night.  :biggrin:
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Post by: masterthes on April 24, 2013, 07:04:26 PM
After watching, I think I'm totally on Team Daenarys

And I totally forgot that whole thing with the Crows
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 24, 2013, 09:43:57 PM
Man, the ending to this was awesome.

I've never been particularly impressed by Emilia Clarke's acting, but damn she did a fine job here.
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Post by: wasteland on April 28, 2013, 10:39:13 AM
So, you guys ready for tonight's (next morning's for me) episode? My gut feeling tells me that we are going to get some naked action in Kissed By Fire :onfire:
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 28, 2013, 10:43:17 AM
Yeah, the preview for this week's episode showed that someone who has hair "kissed by fire" will get nekkid tonight.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 28, 2013, 10:47:25 AM
Yeah, the preview for this week's episode showed that someone who has hair "kissed by fire" will get nekkid tonight.

I missed the preview, but yeah, having read the books... :D

SPOILER

I was really, really, really sad reading her last chapter... :-(
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 28, 2013, 11:02:42 AM
Wait....did i hear nudity?

(http://media.tumblr.com/bfc8f54e0f317a0e20c08f3504f3f444/tumblr_inline_mj2xbfV8Fk1qz4rgp.gif)
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8gd3f2zJJ1rnrnra.gif)
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Post by: Super Dude on April 28, 2013, 11:07:35 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the driving force behind 90% of GoT's current audience.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 28, 2013, 11:28:50 AM
Wait....male nekkidness? Pfff nevermind still counts!

(http://i.imgur.com/4eOqqxz.gif)
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Post by: BlackInk on April 28, 2013, 11:39:00 AM
I actually think it's a good thing they've toned that down a bit since season one..
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 28, 2013, 12:11:02 PM
Wait....male nekkidness? Pfff nevermind still counts!

Yup. To prove his fealty to the wilding's cause Jon Snow will have to climb the wall fully naked.
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Post by: Silver Tears on April 28, 2013, 12:26:59 PM
I would love to see that. 
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Post by: chknptpie on April 28, 2013, 12:31:30 PM
I'd be okay with that.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 28, 2013, 12:55:13 PM
I actually think it's a good thing they've toned that down a bit since season one..
Indeed! There hasn't been a sexposition scene since early second season, which means people are tuning in because the show is damn good and not just the nudity.
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 28, 2013, 01:14:01 PM
Now it's just real sword swinging in the wind.



I just loved how Daenerys Targaryen knew what  Kraznys mo Nakloz was saying the whole time.  Fitting death.
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Post by: Tanatra on April 28, 2013, 01:40:34 PM
I actually think it's a good thing they've toned that down a bit since season one..
Indeed! There hasn't been a sexposition scene since early second season, which means people are tuning in because the show is damn good and not just the nudity.

You forgetting about the Podric Payne scene in episode 3 of this season?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 28, 2013, 01:57:41 PM
Nude scene =/= sex scene
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 28, 2013, 02:08:31 PM
I actually think it's a good thing they've toned that down a bit since season one..
Indeed! There hasn't been a sexposition scene since early second season, which means people are tuning in because the show is damn good and not just the nudity.

You forgetting about the Podric Payne scene in episode 3 of this season?
There was no sexposition there and there was no sex either.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 28, 2013, 06:55:47 PM
Just picked up seasons 1 & 2 on bluray. 

Excited for tonight's new episode.  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 28, 2013, 07:55:13 PM
I can't wait to read people's opinion on Jaime after that scene tonight.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 28, 2013, 10:04:16 PM
I can't wait to read people's opinion on Jaime after that scene tonight.
I'm trying to determine whether he was being honest or not, if he was just lying to her. I mentioned earlier, they are doing a good job at creating sympathy for a character who deserves none and reinventing his character almost. I'm starting to 'like' him actually.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 28, 2013, 10:33:59 PM
You can think that, but that "Jaime. My name is Jaime" line sealed his honesty, IMO. That line made me emotional even though I knew it was coming!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 29, 2013, 04:52:03 AM
I can't wait to read people's opinion on Jaime after that scene tonight.
I'm trying to determine whether he was being honest or not, if he was just lying to her. I mentioned earlier, they are doing a good job at creating sympathy for a character who deserves none and reinventing his character almost. I'm starting to 'like' him actually.
He wasn't lying.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on April 29, 2013, 05:28:33 AM
I liked Jaime when he was an asshole as well. I actually realized that I like all Lannisters so yea, #teamlannister.
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Post by: kári on April 29, 2013, 07:07:46 AM
Even Joffrey?
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Post by: BlackInk on April 29, 2013, 09:16:52 AM
Overall solid episode as always when it comes to Game of Throne. Best scene was definetly Jaime's bath tub speech. I've never thought about the actor much, I just always thought he fit his role well, but I have give him some props here, amazing emotion, great monologue. One of the shows best emotional moments for sure.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 29, 2013, 09:44:01 AM
I just wanna say, Tywin is amazing! The way he let Cersei know about Tyrion's marriage so she could all smug and shit and then he put her in her place with her own marriage... PRICELESS!
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 29, 2013, 09:59:33 AM
I just wanna say, Tywin is amazing! The way he let Cersei know about Tyrion's marriage so she could all smug and shit and then he put her in her place with her own marriage... PRICELESS!
That was great! That guy is a real good actor but I have to admit in every scene he's in I expect Edfie Murphy to show up so Tywin can try and get 'the knife' from him. I can't shake him being the devil from 'The Golden Child'
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Post by: wasteland on April 29, 2013, 10:07:45 AM
A great episode, better than last week's! Rewatch earned  :tup

Also, am I the only one whose heart melted in the Shireen scenes?  :'(
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Post by: Sigz on April 29, 2013, 10:09:26 AM
Great episode. No crazy happenings like last week's, but great all around. The Lannisters really shined, between Jaime's monologue and Tywin being the baller that he always is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 29, 2013, 10:12:47 AM
Great episode. No crazy happenings like last week's, but great all around. The Lannisters really shined, between Jaime's monologue and Tywin being the baller that he always is.

The Hound duels a guy wielding a flaming sword who gets cut in half and come backs to life 10 seconds later and you say "no crazy happenings"?  :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 29, 2013, 10:19:59 AM
Also, am I the only one whose heart melted in the Shireen scenes?  :'(
Yeah, they were really good! I thought, and I couldn't be the only one, that Shireen and Selyse would be cut from the story, so to see them made me smile and actually puts a new dimension to why Stannis is so dull and/or emotionless.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 29, 2013, 10:32:10 AM
I just loved the little lady. Life hasn't been generous to her... :'( And there are many theories stating that she's a goner in book 6...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 29, 2013, 10:34:13 AM
Great episode as always! Loved the bath scene, great way to tell that piece of backstory :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 29, 2013, 10:39:26 AM
Great episode as always! Loved the bath scene, great way to tell that piece of backstory :tup

Yes. Nikolai's owned this episode! Any comment on the beheading of Rickard Karstark?  ::)
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Post by: TheVoxyn on April 29, 2013, 11:02:51 AM
Even Joffrey?
Officially he is a Baratheon (even if it doesn't get much more Lannister than having two Lannister parents :p). So yea, let me change it to 'all Lannisters except Joffrey are awesome'.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 29, 2013, 11:23:39 AM
Great episode as always! Loved the bath scene, great way to tell that piece of backstory :tup

Yes. Nikolai's owned this episode! Any comment on the beheading of Rickard Karstark?  ::)
I liked it, it really showed how uncomfortable Robb is in his current position.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 29, 2013, 11:58:46 AM
Ah, that's just the moment! He won't be unconfortable in his position for long  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 29, 2013, 12:50:14 PM
Ah, that's just the moment! He won't be unconfortable in his position for long  :tup
I see what you did there
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 29, 2013, 01:03:35 PM
Something that is happening in the series that I'm not liking is that, apparently, Loras Tyrell will not be made a member of the Kingsguard. Which makes me doubt the appearances of some scenes of the books I really liked.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2013, 07:08:35 AM
I liked the episode a lot. My main problem with this season is that there is so much going on that each episode only shows one or two scenes with some of the major characters instead focusing more on them. I totally get it having read the books that there is so much happening that its difficult to get it all in, but I would have liked to see more of what's happening beyond the wall. I would like more than one dnaerys scene. I would like lots of tyrion in every episode. I would like more Bran and more Arya.

Jaime is pretty awesome though and Beric/Thoros are very likeable.

The scene with Tywin and his children was amazing.
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Post by: ZirconBlue on April 30, 2013, 07:29:27 AM
I liked the episode a lot. My main problem with this season is that there is so much going on that each episode only shows one or two scenes with some of the major characters instead focusing more on them. I totally get it having read the books that there is so much happening that its difficult to get it all in, but I would have liked to see more of what's happening beyond the wall. I would like more than one dnaerys scene. I would like lots of tyrion in every episode. I would like more Bran and more Arya.


I, too, think the episodes should each be 3 hours long.
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Post by: chknptpie on April 30, 2013, 07:51:57 AM
Can I just say the scene where Tywin has the 5 most influential people in Kings Landing get together was hilarious and all with no words.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on April 30, 2013, 08:01:51 AM
I liked the episode a lot. My main problem with this season is that there is so much going on that each episode only shows one or two scenes with some of the major characters instead focusing more on them. I totally get it having read the books that there is so much happening that its difficult to get it all in, but I would have liked to see more of what's happening beyond the wall. I would like more than one dnaerys scene. I would like lots of tyrion in every episode. I would like more Bran and more Arya.
...just wait until they start airing A Feast for Crows. :p Has anyone said anything about their plans to deal with the split books?
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 30, 2013, 08:03:41 AM
I would guess that they would join them, I can't imagine them ignoring some characters for a whole season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 08:36:32 AM
They shall do so, but what about the cliffhanger ending to the seasons?  :-X
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 09:30:31 AM
The finales of this show don't really end on "OMG WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!" cliffhangers though, they just resolve the things left by the previous episode and start laying groundwork for the next. 

And I agree with cramx3 that this is the first season where there is so much going on that they can't focused on one character to be the "main" character (as Ned was in season 1 and Tyrion in season 2) but the editing is doing a very good job of juggling all the threads without one being completely lost.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 30, 2013, 09:37:18 AM
I just wanna say, Tywin is amazing! The way he let Cersei know about Tyrion's marriage so she could all smug and shit and then he put her in her place with her own marriage... PRICELESS!
That was great! That guy is a real good actor but I have to admit in every scene he's in I expect Edfie Murphy to show up so Tywin can try and get 'the knife' from him. I can't shake him being the devil from 'The Golden Child'
So glad I'm not the only one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 09:45:31 AM
I always seen him as Benedict from Last Action Hero.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2013, 10:46:48 AM
I liked the episode a lot. My main problem with this season is that there is so much going on that each episode only shows one or two scenes with some of the major characters instead focusing more on them. I totally get it having read the books that there is so much happening that its difficult to get it all in, but I would have liked to see more of what's happening beyond the wall. I would like more than one dnaerys scene. I would like lots of tyrion in every episode. I would like more Bran and more Arya.
...just wait until they start airing A Feast for Crows. :p Has anyone said anything about their plans to deal with the split books?

Yea should be interesting to see how the show pulls the next two books off. They will obviously do books 4 & 5 together since they happen during the same time period plus they get to keep the characters on screen. I couldn't imagine the show not showing one of the biggest characters for a season
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Post by: soundgarden on April 30, 2013, 10:56:06 AM
It seems like they will be ending this season with the Red Wedding.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 11:44:38 AM
It seems like they will be ending this season with the Red Wedding.
I keep reading people saying this and it seems they don't understand thatthe 9th episode is the "HOLY SHIT" episode of the seasons. 1. Ned's beheading, 2. Battle of the Blackwater, 3. Red Wedding count on it
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Post by: cramx3 on April 30, 2013, 01:03:38 PM
There were two weddings mentioned in the last episode...
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 01:08:24 PM
Both won't happen this year.
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Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 01:42:16 PM
I'm excited for the obvious season ending in which Beric gives the kiss of fire to a rotting corpse just found on the riverbank.
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Post by: Podaar on April 30, 2013, 01:50:31 PM
I'm excited for the obvious season ending in which Beric gives the kiss of fire to a rotting corpse just found on the riverbank.

You may be right. Last weeks episode would give some real weight to your scenario for the viewers not familiar with the novels.
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Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 01:52:59 PM
I'm excited for the obvious season ending in which Beric gives the kiss of fire to a rotting corpse just found on the riverbank.

You may be right. Last weeks episode would give some real weight to your scenario for the viewers not familiar with the novels.

Also Ep. 10's name is Mysha, which means "Mother". This is a big clue and a poetic choice. I would dig it if that theory would turn out to be true.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 02:03:40 PM
I'm excited for the obvious season ending in which Beric gives the kiss of fire to a rotting corpse just found on the riverbank.

You may be right. Last weeks episode would give some real weight to your scenario for the viewers not familiar with the novels.

Also Ep. 10's name is Mysha, which means "Mother". This is a big clue and a poetic choice. I would dig it if that theory would turn out to be true.
Yep! I think this will be the season finale, the birth of Lady Stoneheart. With the Purple Wedding being maybe 3-4th episode of the next season and Tyrion's trial by combat #9.
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Post by: yorost on April 30, 2013, 02:43:01 PM
You guys know it's already been outed when the Red Wedding happens, right? Spoilers for the spoiler folk: it was leaked that it is episode 9, and the title of the episode is already a giveaway, that's the song that initiates the red part of the wedding.
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Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 02:59:49 PM
Of course we know. However, it's all about non books readers :D
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 30, 2013, 03:36:04 PM
I really can't wait for some events just so I can see my friends reactions  ;D
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Post by: yorost on April 30, 2013, 03:39:11 PM
Martin said he's going on a retreat so he can't see them... :lol
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Post by: Podaar on April 30, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
I really can't wait for some events just so I can see my friends reactions  ;D
Martin said he's going on a retreat so he can't see them... :lol
  :rollin
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 04:05:45 PM
I really can't wait for some events just so I can see my friends reactions  ;D
I'm already having a get together pizza thing for this year's major event for this same reason! :lol
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Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
I really can't wait for some events just so I can see my friends reactions  ;D
I'm already having a get together pizza thing for this year's major event for this same reason! :lol

Why don't you hire a local band to play a some song while you're having your pizza? :neverusethis:
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 30, 2013, 04:26:03 PM
I have, but for some reason they only play one about some lions and coats.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 30, 2013, 05:30:21 PM
I can't wait to see the look on my wife's face when certain events happen.
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Post by: wasteland on April 30, 2013, 05:32:14 PM
I can't wait to see the look on my wife's face when certain events happen.

She has absolutely no idea? A show follower I know basically guessed right, likely without spoilering himself it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 30, 2013, 06:47:21 PM
I can't wait to see the look on my wife's face when certain events happen.

She has absolutely no idea? A show follower I know basically guessed right, likely without spoilering himself it.
Nah, she has no clue.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 01, 2013, 07:20:25 AM
My coworker told me how shocked he was when Eddard died, I told him that was nothing and he had such a puzzled look on his face
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Post by: TheVoxyn on May 01, 2013, 07:54:12 AM
One of my best friends keeps mentioning how much she likes Robb and Catlyn and that they are her favourite characters. Also, she cried when Ned died - so this should be entertaining for me.
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Post by: wasteland on May 01, 2013, 07:58:03 AM
One of my best friends keeps mentioning how much she likes Robb and Catlyn and that they are her favourite characters. Also, she cried when Ned died - so this should be entertaining for me.

Also, an occasion! Invite her over for the Rains episode, prepare loads of chocolate, pizza and tissues and get ready to console her  :lol
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Post by: TheVoxyn on May 01, 2013, 07:59:26 AM
One of my best friends keeps mentioning how much she likes Robb and Catlyn and that they are her favourite characters. Also, she cried when Ned died - so this should be entertaining for me.

Also, an occasion! Invite her over for the Rains episode, prepare loads of chocolate, pizza and tissues and get ready to console her  :lol
Sounds like a great plan  :lol
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Post by: wasteland on May 01, 2013, 10:07:32 AM
So, today is Emilia Clarcke's birthday!! I didn't know we shared it, but I am definitely happy we do! :D
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Post by: The King in Crimson on May 01, 2013, 10:36:42 PM
Holy crap that was a good episode, though I was a bit irked by the change in Robb's motivation. Makes him a bit less sympathetic and I'm wondering how that will affect events that are to come.

Still, pretty ace episode all around.

Beric vs the Hound = zomg. Best fight scene in the show so far. They brought their A game here that's for sure.

Everything with Arya in it = pwned. Maisie Williams is so good all the time as Arya, it's unreal.

Tywin is such an awesome asshole, especially because he's pretty much right. Charles Dance delivers.

Shireen and Davos = daaaaawww. Glad they brought her character in.

Sylese and Stannis = wtf? Buncha babies in jars? She be crazy.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 06, 2013, 02:56:32 AM
Good episode, even if it was a bit more eventless than previous episodes (I had hoped to see daenerys when I saw Yuncan during the intro :( )

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Post by: BlackInk on May 06, 2013, 04:34:48 AM
Liked the episode, I agree that it wasn't as monumental as the previous two but I'm totally fine with that since everything can't be the best thing ever. I loved Littlefinger's closing monologue about "chaos is a ladder" though, excellent moment. I actually think it's interesting to see what a sadistic little monster Joffrey is turning into. Yeah he was one before too, but it seems like it's developing into something more there.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 06, 2013, 07:35:55 AM
I really liked this episode. The climbing the ladder was great in terms of the powerful speech following by the ending of the actual climb for Jon and the wildlings. The show is putting a lot of emphasis on Petyr vs varys which I really like. That's not in the books but the books to hint or show how those two are important characters who will likely play a big role down the line.

Other changes like Melissandra and Thoros was pretty good. Looks like Gendry will take the place of another character which makes some sense but we will see how it goes. The scene with Bran was mostly filler just to get him back on screen but I'm definitely curious to what happens with Osha since she isn't with bran in the books so her fight with Meera was mostly pointless. The conversation between the queen of thorns and Tywin was great. Tywin wins that round. I guess floras will be joining the kingsguard. Sansa going from floras to tyrion was definitely tear worthy for her. Her life pretty much sucks and just when she thought it would get better it gets worse.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 08, 2013, 12:02:25 PM
The moment when you realize there's a city here in Sweden called Västerĺs. English pronounciation - Westeros.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 08, 2013, 02:22:56 PM
Does the mayor sit on an iron throne
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 08, 2013, 02:27:19 PM
The moment when you realize there's a city here in Sweden called Västerĺs. English pronounciation - Westeros.
Yeah, I always found that quite amusing :lol
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Post by: BlackInk on May 08, 2013, 02:36:27 PM
Does the mayor sit on an iron throne

I bet he does in secret. I would have.
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
Finally caught up to everyone else. Watched Season 1, Episode 1 two weeks ago, and I made it my business to catch up before the Season 3 finale.
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Post by: wasteland on May 08, 2013, 02:43:37 PM
Finally caught up to everyone else. Watched Season 1, Episode 1 two weeks ago, and I made it my business to catch up before the Season 3 finale.

Are you a non book reader? :)
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2013, 02:48:50 PM
Finally caught up to everyone else. Watched Season 1, Episode 1 two weeks ago, and I made it my business to catch up before the Season 3 finale.

Are you a non book reader? :)

Correct. If I had the pleasure of reading the books, I most certainly wouldn't have waited two years to give the Series a chance. 
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Post by: wasteland on May 08, 2013, 02:53:07 PM
Well, on the other hand there are some book readers who didn't give the series much more than a chance...  :\
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2013, 02:57:22 PM
Sounds like the sort of readers who felt that Peter Jackson's films fell far too short of Tolkien's works. We get it, the book is "always" better.
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Post by: yorost on May 08, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
Well, on the other hand there are some book readers who didn't give the series much more than a chance...  :\
Me, for one. Though it's not about not giving it a chance. ...I'm just happy with the books so don't feel a strong desire to see it! :lol The older I get the less I care about cross-medium works, it seems. I used to love these kinds of things.
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Post by: BlackInk on May 08, 2013, 04:07:25 PM
I really hate to read. I always prefer the movies /series.

For example The Lord of the Rings are among my favorite movies, but could even read through 2 pages of the book.
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Post by: wasteland on May 08, 2013, 04:16:56 PM
I really hate to read. I always prefer the movies /series.

For example The Lord of the Rings are among my favorite movies, but could even read through 2 pages of the book.

Try with the Silmarillion. It's a far easier read loljk
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 08, 2013, 04:32:32 PM
I really hate to read. I always prefer the movies /series.

For example The Lord of the Rings are among my favorite movies, but could even read through 2 pages of the book.

Try with the Silmarillion. It's a far easier read loljk
:neverusethis:
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Post by: wasteland on May 08, 2013, 05:04:28 PM
It really is for me. I never got the complaints. It's one of the easiest and most engaging books I've ever read.
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Post by: soundgarden on May 08, 2013, 06:11:06 PM
I've come to see Theon's story as really unnecessary filler material in this season.  The torture scene in the last episode did nothing to forward the story...
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Post by: yorost on May 08, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
Are you sure?
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Post by: BlackInk on May 09, 2013, 02:33:23 AM
Oh yeah that I forgot to mention. Theon's storyline ever since he went home to his father for the first time has actually been irritating. I didn't like his total 180 and invasion of Winterfell and now with this torture stuff is barely watchable. I get that it's kinda supposed to do that but I sincerly mean all those things in a bad way. Just make something happen allready, I'd like to see him talk to Robb or really just anything of purpose.
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Post by: wasteland on May 09, 2013, 02:34:44 AM
Oh yeah that I forgot to mention. Theon's storyline ever since he went home to his father for the first time has actually been irritating. I didn't like his total 180 and invasion of Winterfell and now with this torture stuff is barely watchable. I get that it's kinda supposed to do that but I sincerly mean all those things in a bad way. Just make something happen allready, I'd like to see him talk to Robb or really just anything of purpose.

I can tell you that the Theon storyline in book 5 is the most interesting one, and this part here is laying the ground for it.
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Post by: cramx3 on May 09, 2013, 07:21:14 AM
I think this seasons showing of theon will only be him getting tortured. I think the show had him in a fairly big role the last season and they probably didn't want him to totally dissapear for two seasons like he does in the books. It'll keep the viewers in touch with theon and who he becomes due to his severe torturing that we are seeing. 

I'm almost done with book 5 and Theons story is definitely interesting and this is groundwork in the show. I can see how it doesn't feel like its going anywhere but I think its important for the show to show people. I'm actually really liking the changes in the show. I bet RR is giving the writers hints on what's to come so they can focus on leading to that instead of putting time to a minor story that has little to no consequence to the main plots.
Oh yeah that I forgot to mention. Theon's storyline ever since he went home to his father for the first time has actually been irritating. I didn't like his total 180 and invasion of Winterfell and now with this torture stuff is barely watchable. I get that it's kinda supposed to do that but I sincerly mean all those things in a bad way. Just make something happen allready, I'd like to see him talk to Robb or really just anything of purpose.

I can tell you that the Theon storyline in book 5 is the most interesting one, and this part here is laying the ground for it.
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Post by: Sigz on May 10, 2013, 10:14:56 AM
Yeah, all the Theon stuff right now is really just setting things up for the future.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 10, 2013, 12:37:10 PM
Theon's stuff will payoff, bear with it.
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Post by: GuineaPig on May 12, 2013, 12:51:44 AM
Excited for tonight's episode.  Martin/Maclaren is like one of the best possible writer/director combos on TV.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 12, 2013, 04:32:45 AM
Excited for tonight's episode.  Martin/Maclaren is like one of the best possible writer/director combos on TV.
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Post by: wasteland on May 12, 2013, 07:12:10 AM
I'm not sure it will be able to best Episode 4 and Episode 5. Those were seriously the best episodes of the whole show, so far.
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Post by: Jaq on May 12, 2013, 07:27:34 AM
Assuming the two big events in Storm of Swords get handled properly, yeah, those episodes can be topped.  :lol
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Post by: wasteland on May 12, 2013, 12:20:18 PM
I have higher expectations for the "Blood and Gold" scene rather than the Purple Wedding. That should be the best thing ever.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 12, 2013, 01:22:33 PM
I have higher expectations for the "Blood and Gold" scene rather than the Purple Wedding. That should be the best thing ever.
What was that again? It's been a while since I read the books.
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Post by: ResultsMayVary on May 12, 2013, 02:39:49 PM
I'm pretty excited for tonight's episode, as well. I've really gotten to LOVE the storyline surrounding the wall and the wildlings.
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Post by: wasteland on May 12, 2013, 04:28:56 PM
I have higher expectations for the "Blood and Gold" scene rather than the Purple Wedding. That should be the best thing ever.
What was that again? It's been a while since I read the books.
The loo scene, quarrel in the bowels.
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Post by: Jaq on May 12, 2013, 04:57:19 PM
That wasn't even one of the two things I was mentioning. Make that THREE things then!  :lol
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 12, 2013, 05:05:47 PM
This will be my first time watching the show when it premieres. Can't wait!
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 13, 2013, 11:58:45 AM
Another great episode. Theons (http://www.gullbergs.se/ProductImages/35-16-012/3516012/1/50x50/Sax-Fiskars-junior-h%C3%B6ger.jpg) (http://www.gullbergs.se/ProductImages/35-16-012/3516012/1/50x50/Sax-Fiskars-junior-h%C3%B6ger.jpg) scene.....GoT why you do that to me?
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Post by: BlackInk on May 13, 2013, 12:48:47 PM
I know you guys have explained that the Theon stuff will pay off, but by this point it's just annoying to watch. It's not interesting, it's not fun, it's not really making any point other than what we've already been shown a hundred times. Either don't show Theon or make something happen already!
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 13, 2013, 12:57:07 PM
Another great episode. Theons (http://www.gullbergs.se/ProductImages/35-16-012/3516012/1/50x50/Sax-Fiskars-junior-h%C3%B6ger.jpg) (http://www.gullbergs.se/ProductImages/35-16-012/3516012/1/50x50/Sax-Fiskars-junior-h%C3%B6ger.jpg) scene.....GoT why you do that to me?
That was brutal!!!!

And, for whatever reason I have a bad feeling about Rob and his new wife. The emphasis they put on how ticked off that guy is going to be about them being late.....the looks his mom gave....making such a big deal about going to meet his wife's mom....then the baby on he way....oooo I love you soooo much.....things like that stick out for a reason it seems.

And I'm starting to like Jamie more and more.
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Post by: ResultsMayVary on May 13, 2013, 01:54:35 PM
I know you guys have explained that the Theon stuff will pay off, but by this point it's just annoying to watch. It's not interesting, it's not fun, it's not really making any point other than what we've already been shown a hundred times. Either don't show Theon or make something happen already!
I don't know what happens to Theon since I haven't read the books, but to me it looks like they are setting Theon up so that his story becomes incredibly intense. After having all this shit happen to him, I really see him becoming a complete loose cannon that is just out to kill anyone and everyone. This torturing-storyline is really going to fuck his character up.

IMHO, in order to justify a potentially incredibly intense storyline for Theon, they are really taking the time to show what happened to him to make him act a certain way in the future.

And I'm starting to like Jamie more and more.

Same here. I've actually developed quite a bit of sympathy for him since he got his hand cut-off, and then I've actually caught myself to even like his character when he when back to horrenhor (forgive my spelling).
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 13, 2013, 02:18:45 PM
I'm curious to see what 'the dog' does wih Arya as well. I can't figure the dog out. He helped and protected Sansa a d seems to have a 'nice' side but he's brutal as all hell as well.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 13, 2013, 03:04:55 PM
I know you guys have explained that the Theon stuff will pay off, but by this point it's just annoying to watch. It's not interesting, it's not fun, it's not really making any point other than what we've already been shown a hundred times. Either don't show Theon or make something happen already!
If they had followed the books, you wouldn't see Theon for this season and the next, I was hoping they'd have the balls to do that but apparently Alfie Allen is a hit with the TV viewers so we get this.

I was watching this episode last night with some friends and they are convinced that the dude torturing him is a Karstark, to which I told them "but how do you not he's not lying? He even said that to Theon!" but that didn't change their mind. Oh well!
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Post by: TheVoxyn on May 13, 2013, 04:14:44 PM
I've personally loved Jamie ever since he pushed Bran out of a window but it seems the writers are doing a pretty good job with making him like-able, all of my friends have made a complete 180 regarding him in the past few episodes. Favourite part of the newest episode was Tywin completely dominating Joffrey.

#teamlannister
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Post by: masterthes on May 13, 2013, 05:10:02 PM
I couldn't help but feel bad for Theon. That was just wrong
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Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2013, 06:12:33 PM
The Theon stuff is a bit over done at this point, hopefully thats the end of the torture scenes for a few episodes.  This season is going to end with a bang, but I felt the last episode was mostly filler trying to slowly lead all these storylines to a point.  I wish they focused more on one set of characters in each episode like the climbing of the wall and large focus on Jon's storyline.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 13, 2013, 07:55:19 PM
I couldn't help but feel bad for Theon. That was just wrong
I'm genuinely curious as to if he cut off the sack only, shaft only, or both? I've honestly spent a good half hour in thought about it today. What the heck? I think it's just the thought of that happening....it's like an unwritten code among men, do anything you want....you can even kick and crush the goodies...but you can't just chop them off.  :omg:
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Post by: Genowyn on May 13, 2013, 11:50:15 PM
I think the book talks about them using the same partially skinning and letting it fester technique that they use on the fingers.

So yeah.
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Post by: wasteland on May 14, 2013, 02:19:30 AM
I think the book talks about them using the same partially skinning and letting it fester technique that they use on the fingers.

So yeah.

Regular everyday Ramsey
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 14, 2013, 04:21:59 AM
Favourite part of the newest episode was Tywin completely dominating Joffrey.
Oh that was the greatest thing ever.
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Post by: wasteland on May 14, 2013, 04:57:20 AM
The sound of his footsteps as he was climbing to the throne was just epicness distilled.
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Post by: yorost on May 14, 2013, 07:42:46 AM
I think the book talks about them using the same partially skinning and letting it fester technique that they use on the fingers.

So yeah.
I thought the books never really talked about what happened, we just got left with an impression that something down there happened.
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2013, 08:22:41 AM
Yeah, the books implied it, but never outright said it happened.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 14, 2013, 08:55:01 AM
Concerning Theons torturer, is it revealed who he is and specifically 'why' he's torturing him? I mean, he is really putting it to him. I guess I'm confused because I'm not sure how he even got there. It was 'his' soldiers who knocked him out lady season....did they sell him or something or are/were they just keeping an eye on him?
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Post by: Podaar on May 14, 2013, 08:59:56 AM
And I'm starting to like Jamie more and more.

Same here. I've actually developed quite a bit of sympathy for him since he got his hand cut-off, and then I've actually caught myself to even like his character when he when back to horrenhor (forgive my spelling).

The best parts of the stories, book wise, was the authors ability to present complicated characters who could elicit conflicting emotions in the reader. Honestly, when they started this series I didn't know how they would pull that off but I must tip my hat to the screenwriters and producers. Jamie and Theon are the poster children for having revolting traits, actions and motivations but can produce such strong feelings of pity and empathy in the viewer/reader. This series is masterful!  :hefdaddy
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Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2013, 09:03:40 AM
Concerning Theons torturer, is it revealed who he is and specifically 'why' he's torturing him? I mean, he is really putting it to him. I guess I'm confused because I'm not sure how he even got there. It was 'his' soldiers who knocked him out lady season....did they sell him or something or are/were they just keeping an eye on him?
Yes it's reveal who is torturing him and if you rewatch the second season episode where Robb is told that Winterfell has been taken, you have a pretty good idea of who has him.

Now, I'm guessing is that his Ironborn just picked him up, went outside of Winterfell, left him there and left for the Iron Islands, guessing because it happened different from the books.
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Post by: Podaar on May 14, 2013, 09:10:51 AM
Concerning Theons torturer, is it revealed who he is and specifically 'why' he's torturing him? I mean, he is really putting it to him. I guess I'm confused because I'm not sure how he even got there. It was 'his' soldiers who knocked him out lady season....did they sell him or something or are/were they just keeping an eye on him?
Yes it's reveal who is torturing him and if you rewatch the second season episode where Robb is told that Winterfell has been taken, you have a pretty good idea of who has him.

Now, I'm guessing is that his Ironborn just picked him up, went outside of Winterfell, left him there and left for the Iron Islands, guessing because it happened different from the books.

The 'why' is a very unexpected reason. I wouldn't dream of spoiling the surprise. Yet, it may be very difficult for the subtlety of the motivation to be conveyed properly in a TV series. I've been surprised by the skill of the producers so far, so we'll just need to wait and see.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on May 14, 2013, 09:52:22 AM
I don't remember the dialogue when Robb is told about Winterfell, and I don't really feel like finding it, could someone say? Warn for spoilers if you feel it's needed.

And if it's revealed in the books or something that it's someone else I don't want to know that, only the clues that were given in the season 2 episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2013, 09:55:56 AM
I was about to answer this, BlackInk, but then I remember that it will be better if I don't because it might diminish/ruined something that will happen on episode 9.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 14, 2013, 01:13:39 PM
I'm happy to learn there is at least some revelation as to why. I can't recall that conversation you speak of with Robb...I may invest some time to search it out but for now just knowing there will be info to come is enough for me.

And, I thought (was hoping) that as Arya made her escape into the night that her Wolf was going to appear....as if he'd been there watching over all along. I really want them to reunite for some reason.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 14, 2013, 01:31:33 PM
In the books, Nymeria (Arya's direwolf) is mentioned a few times throughout! She's currently leading a pack of wolves in the Riverlands (Riverrun, Harrenhal, The Botherhood Without Banners and Arya are all around the Riverlands) being a total badass killing anyone who comes to where they are and expanding their zone!

She should make a mini appearance soon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Podaar on May 14, 2013, 03:37:01 PM
In the books, Nymeria (Arya's direwolf) is mentioned a few times throughout! She's currently leading a pack of wolves in the Riverlands (Riverrun, Harrenhal, The Botherhood Without Banners and Arya are all around the Riverlands) being a total badass killing anyone who comes to where they are and expanding their zone!

She should make a mini appearance soon.

When we were watching last Sunday's episode, my wife commented that her one great disappointment with the TV series is the lack screen time for the dire wolves. It's true that they all played a much bigger role in the books and were largely responsible for the mystic surrounding the Stark family and John Snow.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ariich on May 16, 2013, 07:21:24 AM
So, I've only just started watching GoT, only seen three episodes of the first season so far. Really liking it though, very engaging! I've browsed this thread a little, but not too thoroughly as I don't want to spoil things too much for myself! :P

Favourite characters so far are Arya, Tyrion and Jon Snow. With the latter, it's not only because he shares his name with a Channel 4 news presenter.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on May 16, 2013, 08:11:21 AM
Favourite characters so far are Arya, Tyrion and Jon Snow. With the latter, it's not only because he shares his name with a Channel 4 news presenter.


Also, the former Treasury Secretary.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 16, 2013, 08:44:23 AM
So, I've only just started watching GoT, only seen three episodes of the first season so far. Really liking it though, very engaging! I've browsed this thread a little, but not too thoroughly as I don't want to spoil things too much for myself! :P

Favourite characters so far are Arya, Tyrion and Jon Snow. With the latter, it's not only because he shares his name with a Channel 4 news presenter.
Enjoy the ride!  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 16, 2013, 08:32:33 PM
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on May 16, 2013, 08:57:09 PM
That's really cool!  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 17, 2013, 04:34:55 AM
Nice
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 18, 2013, 04:38:43 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/needbooze_zps23c5e755.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 20, 2013, 12:13:51 AM
The White Walkers, also known as the Others, the most fearsome creatures next to dragons that bring cold wintery death with them where ever they go. Their shrill screams bring the dead with them, massive walls were built to keep them out of Westeros. And the first person to kill one after eight thousand years was none other than Ser Piggy, the Lord of Ham himself, Samwell Tarly of Horn Hill!

Take a moment and appreciate that fucking poetry!

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on May 20, 2013, 03:37:24 AM
Amazing episode this week.

My first thought when Sam killed the Walker was "well that was easy". Then I remembered that he did it with that dragon-something spear tip he found. So I really hope that's what did it, because if all it takes to kill a White Walker is one stab in the shoulder I'd be disappointed.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 20, 2013, 03:56:51 AM
Amazing episode this week.

My first thought when Sam killed the Walker was "well that was easy". Then I remembered that he did it with that dragon-something spear tip he found. So I really hope that's what did it, because if all it takes to kill a White Walker is one stab in the shoulder I'd be disappointed.

Yes, the dragonglass made the trick  :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 20, 2013, 06:33:35 AM
Amazing episode this week.

My first thought when Sam killed the Walker was "well that was easy". Then I remembered that he did it with that dragon-something spear tip he found. So I really hope that's what did it, because if all it takes to kill a White Walker is one stab in the shoulder I'd be disappointed.

Yes, the dragonglass made the trick  :tup

And he ran off and left it behind!!! :facepalm:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 20, 2013, 09:16:12 AM
Finished it. Third perfect episode of this season, after #4 and #5. My hopes for the next two episodes are on the rise!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 20, 2013, 11:47:56 AM
Loved the whole wedding sequence :tup
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 20, 2013, 12:45:40 PM
The next episode should be joyous and uplifting!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 20, 2013, 12:46:41 PM
"I vomited on a girl once...In the middle of the act.... Not proud of it, but I think honesty is important"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 20, 2013, 01:36:15 PM
If this show keeps pile up great episodes like this, i don't know what to do....(http://www.wouldyouhitthis.com/smilies/ahh.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 20, 2013, 01:37:45 PM
The next episode should be joyous and uplifting!
I seriously CAN NOT WAIT to see how they're going to do this :corn
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 20, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
Is there only 2 episodes left this season....or is 2 until a mid season break? And, did that say the next episode is in 2 weeks? I guess because of Memorial Day?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 20, 2013, 01:44:05 PM
Yes, no, yes, yes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on May 20, 2013, 01:45:13 PM
Yea, there is no new episode next week. The last two episodes of the season are airing on June 2nd and June 9th. They also will start filming season 4 sometime this summer and we'll be set up with a season 4 premiere sometime around March/April 2014.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 20, 2013, 02:02:25 PM
Yes, no, yes, yes.
Yea, there is no new episode next week. The last two episodes of the season are airing on June 2nd and June 9th. They also will start filming season 4 sometime this summer and we'll be set up with a season 4 premiere sometime around March/April 2014.

Wow. Seems like that season flew by.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 22, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
The White Walkers, also known as the Others, the most fearsome creatures next to dragons that bring cold wintery death with them where ever they go. Their shrill screams bring the dead with them, massive walls were built to keep them out of Westeros. And the first person to kill one after eight thousand years was none other than Ser Piggy, the Lord of Ham himself, Samwell Tarly of Horn Hill!

Take a moment and appreciate that fucking poetry!

Sorry to ruin your fun, but Jon killed one in season 1. Also one was killed in the first episode this season by being burned and probably more were killed in the battle of the fist of first men that wasn't shown in episode 1. I would also assume wildlings have killed them, but I do believe this was the first time one was killed with dragon glass.

Amazing episode this week.

My first thought when Sam killed the Walker was "well that was easy". Then I remembered that he did it with that dragon-something spear tip he found. So I really hope that's what did it, because if all it takes to kill a White Walker is one stab in the shoulder I'd be disappointed.

Yes, the dragonglass made the trick  :tup

And he ran off and left it behind!!! :facepalm:

In the books the glass shatters. Not sure if it happened in the show though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: bertoltus on May 22, 2013, 01:52:01 PM
The White Walkers, also known as the Others, the most fearsome creatures next to dragons that bring cold wintery death with them where ever they go. Their shrill screams bring the dead with them, massive walls were built to keep them out of Westeros. And the first person to kill one after eight thousand years was none other than Ser Piggy, the Lord of Ham himself, Samwell Tarly of Horn Hill!

Take a moment and appreciate that fucking poetry!

Sorry to ruin your fun, but Jon killed one in season 1. Also one was killed in the first episode this season by being burned and probably more were killed in the battle of the fist of first men that wasn't shown in episode 1. I would also assume wildlings have killed them, but I do believe this was the first time one was killed with dragon glass.

Amazing episode this week.

My first thought when Sam killed the Walker was "well that was easy". Then I remembered that he did it with that dragon-something spear tip he found. So I really hope that's what did it, because if all it takes to kill a White Walker is one stab in the shoulder I'd be disappointed.

Yes, the dragonglass made the trick  :tup

And he ran off and left it behind!!! :facepalm:

In the books the glass shatters. Not sure if it happened in the show though.

Actually, I always understood it in a way that there are two kinds of Others, the ordinary wights and the infamous white walkers. The wights are simply reanimated bodies, vulnerable to fire, while the actual white walkers are more like liches who also wield some kind of absurdly sharp blades. And Samwell is actually the first person to kill one of the latter ones.



Minor spoiler ahead:








(Also, in the books the dagger shatters when Sam tries to attack a wight that is wearing chainmail.)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 22, 2013, 02:05:23 PM
Having watched the preview for the next episode, I'm somewhat disappointed that they chose to keep Edmure's wedding and even show it on screen. Given that said happening is hardly relevant and takes no more than a few pages on the books I would have liked it better had the producer chosen to dedicate some more screen time to show some tits or some character developement.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 22, 2013, 02:07:16 PM
Having watched the preview for the next episode, I'm somewhat disappointed that they chose to keep Edmure's wedding and even show it on screen. Given that said happening is hardly relevant and takes no more than a few pages on the books I would have liked it better had the producer chosen to dedicate some more screen time to show some tits or some character developement.
I don't even remember that.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 22, 2013, 02:15:18 PM
Correct, Sam killed an Other. The rest killed were wights, which are sort of like minions of the Others.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 22, 2013, 02:20:46 PM
Interesting. I didn't catch that while reading the books although the references wights and others but always thought they were the same. Has the show made a distinction?

Spoiler question below...







is cold hands a wight then? I certainly got the feeling that he was something like a wight walker but a good one. Maybe even Cersai's champion as well at the end of DwD?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 22, 2013, 02:27:40 PM
Actually, I always understood it in a way that there are two kinds of Others, the ordinary wights and the infamous white walkers. The wights are simply reanimated bodies, vulnerable to fire, while the actual white walkers are more like liches who also wield some kind of absurdly sharp blades. And Samwell is actually the first person to kill one of the latter ones.
To me, the Others and the White Walkers are just one in the same. The wights are just zombies/reanimated corpses the Others use as grunts.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: bertoltus on May 22, 2013, 02:34:00 PM
Interesting. I didn't catch that while reading the books although the references wights and others but always thought they were the same. Has the show made a distinction?

Spoiler question below...







is cold hands a wight then? I certainly got the feeling that he was something like a wight walker but a good one. Maybe even Cersai's champion as well at the end of DwD?

There's a popular theory that Coldhands is a wight being possessed by a skinchanger (namely Benjen). As for Cersei's champion, I think he's the result of the same spell that was used on Khal Drogo, and that's a different kind of magic.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 22, 2013, 02:34:12 PM
White Walkers and Others are the same, it's just a matter of different people giving different names.

is cold hands a wight then? I certainly got the feeling that he was something like a wight walker but a good one. Maybe even Cersai's champion as well at the end of DwD?
First, it's not clear the Others are really that evil. There are suggestions that they are not, so we really don't know enough to draw any conclusions about them or Coldhands and others similar to them. All we know is that Coldhands is similar to Others and wights, but there are distinct differences ...so who knows.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 23, 2013, 04:30:35 AM
Interesting. I didn't catch that while reading the books although the references wights and others but always thought they were the same. Has the show made a distinction?

Spoiler question below...







is cold hands a wight then? I certainly got the feeling that he was something like a wight walker but a good one. Maybe even Cersai's champion as well at the end of DwD?

There's a popular theory that Coldhands is a wight being possessed by a skinchanger (namely Benjen). As for Cersei's champion, I think he's the result of the same spell that was used on Khal Drogo, and that's a different kind of magic.

interesting theory. I thought it was possible that cold hands was actually Ben jen just turned other since he covers his face so Bran can't see him
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 23, 2013, 06:14:40 AM
Interesting. I didn't catch that while reading the books although the references wights and others but always thought they were the same. Has the show made a distinction?

Spoiler question below...







is cold hands a wight then? I certainly got the feeling that he was something like a wight walker but a good one. Maybe even Cersai's champion as well at the end of DwD?

There's a popular theory that Coldhands is a wight being possessed by a skinchanger (namely Benjen). As for Cersei's champion, I think he's the result of the same spell that was used on Khal Drogo, and that's a different kind of magic.

interesting theory. I thought it was possible that cold hands was actually Ben jen just turned other since he covers his face so Bran can't see him
The theory against Coldhands being Benjen is that both Coldhands and Leaf (the Children of the Forest Bran meets) say he's been dead for years, "they killed him long ago" I think it's the exact quote from Leaf (Benjen, if he indeed was killed, has been dead for 3 years max). But Coldhands has to be some member of the Night's Watch because of how he dresses and refers to Sam.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 23, 2013, 09:19:11 AM
Guys, the small text is getting to be annoying, and if I'm not mistaken most of it belongs in the thread about the novels, not the show, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 23, 2013, 09:24:18 AM
Right now yes, but using small text it's the only option we have when we speculate on how the show could portray something we know it's going to happen in the future. Unless we bring that too directly to the ASOIAF thread.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 23, 2013, 09:30:13 AM
Right now yes, but using small text it's the only option we have when we speculate on how the show could portray something we know it's going to happen in the future. Unless we bring that too directly to the ASOIAF thread.
This, it's been the standard way for us to hide spoilers in many threads. Not nice to call it annoying, we're discussing on topic and being careful about it. The questions started in relation to the tv series, clarifying from the books is pretty natural.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 23, 2013, 09:33:23 AM
It's still annoying.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 23, 2013, 09:35:09 AM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 23, 2013, 09:37:24 AM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
And make them size 23.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 23, 2013, 10:22:29 AM
I understand the conversation went beyond the show, but it started based on the show and it is really the only way to relate what's happening in the show without spoiling for others. It may be annoying to some but its probably less annoying then saying it without small font.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 24, 2013, 02:54:40 PM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
lol

Wait, aren't you the one who isn't even watching the show?

At any rate, keep doing what you're doing.  I don't see a better alternative.  I will be silently annoyed.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 24, 2013, 05:11:46 PM
Hef, have you read the books?  I didnt read until the end of season two and I greatly appreciated the spoilers being hidden in this thread, but I get your point.  It is kind of annoying, but the ASOIAF thread doesn't really have much chatter going on since most people are talking more about the show and then the readers talk about how it relates to the books, thanks for letting us continue.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on May 24, 2013, 08:22:02 PM
That was a great episode. And actually they're holding back a new episode to show the Liberace movie instead
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 24, 2013, 10:21:17 PM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
lol

Wait, aren't you the one who isn't even watching the show

What difference does that make? I'm a fan of the series so have an interest in the tv show and its discussion.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 25, 2013, 03:43:17 AM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
lol

Wait, aren't you the one who isn't even watching the show

What difference does that make? I'm a fan of the series so have an interest in the tv show and its discussion.
Whatever, dude.  Not a big deal, calm down.  I just don't get it.  Carry on.

Yeah, I've read the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 25, 2013, 08:29:00 AM
That was a great episode. And actually they're holding back a new episode to show the Liberace movie instead

They are holding it back because of the holiday weekend in the US. They aired Blackwater last memorial day weekend and it got poor ratings even though it was the best episode of the series. The next episode is big and HBO is learning from their mistake. I do wish it were on though cause I don't want to keep waiting.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Jaq on May 25, 2013, 11:05:19 AM
It took me three seconds last week to figure out why GoT wasn't on this week. "Wait, what...oh yeah, the biggest episode of the season last year played Memorial Day weekend and lost over a million viewers." They don't want to make that mistake with what's coming  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 25, 2013, 11:22:34 AM
It took me three seconds last week to figure out why GoT wasn't on this week. "Wait, what...oh yeah, the biggest episode of the season last year played Memorial Day weekend and lost over a million viewers." They don't want to make that mistake with what's coming  :lol

Winter? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 25, 2013, 03:51:10 PM
It took me three seconds last week to figure out why GoT wasn't on this week. "Wait, what...oh yeah, the biggest episode of the season last year played Memorial Day weekend and lost over a million viewers." They don't want to make that mistake with what's coming  :lol

Winter? :neverusethis:
Yes, that's it exactly.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 25, 2013, 11:19:30 PM
I'll post spoilers in bold font from now on.
lol

Wait, aren't you the one who isn't even watching the show

What difference does that make? I'm a fan of the series so have an interest in the tv show and its discussion.
Whatever, dude.  Not a big deal, calm down.  I just don't get it.  Carry on.

Yeah, I've read the books.
Calm down? I just didn't get your remark.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2013, 04:38:07 AM
WE ARE CLEARLY MISCOMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER.

Shake?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on May 26, 2013, 09:34:10 AM
Malt.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 26, 2013, 01:55:13 PM
Even better.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 31, 2013, 09:00:46 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10066239/Game-of-Thrones-star-rebels-over-topless-scenes.html

Quote
Its combination of medieval fantasy and titillating nude scenes have helped to make Game of Thrones one of television’s most popular dramas.

Now, however, a star of the series has disclosed that one of its leading actresses has refused to appear in any more topless shots.
Oona Chaplin, who plays the noblewoman Talisa Maegyr, tells Mandrake: “One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, 'I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts.’ ”

The granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin refuses to name the actress, but there has been much comment among viewers about Emilia Clarke, who plays the exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen, no longer appearing in such scenes.

Chaplin, 26, says she has no problem with the nudity herself. “I’m quite controversial when it comes to that because I adore women’s bodies,” she says at the first night of The Great Gatsby ballet at Sadler’s Wells. “If it’s done in a beautiful way, in a way that honours the female form, then I’m always happy to see it.”

From that description I would think she's referring to Emilia Clarke but she got nude again this year, so I'm going with Esmé Bianco who hadn't been nude until her death scene.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2013, 09:29:47 AM
As much as I like naked ladies, the show doesn't need it so I'm not against the idea of toning it down.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on May 31, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
I'm fine with that if that what it comes down to
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 31, 2013, 10:57:00 AM
As much as I like naked ladies, the show doesn't need it so I'm not against the idea of toning it down.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: bertoltus on May 31, 2013, 11:38:44 AM
I'm really glad they killed her off. Her nipples were about as plot-relevant as nipples on a breastplate.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on May 31, 2013, 11:40:47 AM
I was starting to sympathize with her, so it was really in line with the ASOIAF policy that she was immediately killed off  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Podaar on May 31, 2013, 01:19:58 PM
I was starting to sympathize with her, so it was really in line with the ASOIAF policy that she was immediately killed off  :lol

 :lol It's only funny because it's so true.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on May 31, 2013, 03:39:21 PM
(http://www.withabang.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tumblr_lmpk76yoo51qbpxr5o1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on June 02, 2013, 06:01:43 PM
Almost time for episode 9.   :metal
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 02, 2013, 06:08:14 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10066239/Game-of-Thrones-star-rebels-over-topless-scenes.html

Quote
Its combination of medieval fantasy and titillating nude scenes have helped to make Game of Thrones one of television’s most popular dramas.

Now, however, a star of the series has disclosed that one of its leading actresses has refused to appear in any more topless shots.
Oona Chaplin, who plays the noblewoman Talisa Maegyr, tells Mandrake: “One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, 'I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts.’ ”

The granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin refuses to name the actress, but there has been much comment among viewers about Emilia Clarke, who plays the exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen, no longer appearing in such scenes.

Chaplin, 26, says she has no problem with the nudity herself. “I’m quite controversial when it comes to that because I adore women’s bodies,” she says at the first night of The Great Gatsby ballet at Sadler’s Wells. “If it’s done in a beautiful way, in a way that honours the female form, then I’m always happy to see it.”

From that description I would think she's referring to Emilia Clarke but she got nude again this year, so I'm going with Esmé Bianco who hadn't been nude until her death scene.

As long as it's not Natalie Dormer, I'm good.
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on June 02, 2013, 08:01:43 PM
Wow....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Jaq on June 02, 2013, 08:04:53 PM
It starts.  :lol
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Post by: The King in Crimson on June 02, 2013, 08:08:34 PM
Won't be able to watch until Wednesday, but until then, I will be drinking in the tears.
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Post by: axeman90210 on June 02, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
I said God damn...
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Post by: Super Dude on June 02, 2013, 08:22:44 PM
Welp.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 02, 2013, 08:26:46 PM
Well done.  :corn
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Post by: ResultsMayVary on June 02, 2013, 09:57:29 PM
Holy fuck, that was dark. :omg:
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Post by: Mister Gold on June 02, 2013, 10:33:24 PM
(http://www.withabang.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tumblr_lmpk76yoo51qbpxr5o1_400.jpg)

While it was happening during this episode, I turned to my dad and sis who were both gaping at what was happening and said, "I can only hope to one day be as heart-crushing a writer as George R.R. Martin is." :biggrin:
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Post by: The King in Crimson on June 02, 2013, 10:42:15 PM
Yeah, I thought that picture was very appropriate too.  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 02, 2013, 10:43:36 PM
That was insane! It is cool not to have known what was going to happen by having not read the books, but having a hunch based on how good a job that show does at leaving subtle clues.
  Just an intense scene starting with the change of mood music. Well done for sure. And the John Snow scene was great also. Bummed there's only one episode left.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 02, 2013, 10:45:37 PM
My God that was beautiful carnage!! 

Well worth the 3-year wait!

Seriously, as it was happening I kept turning to my non-book reading friends and seeing their looks of disbelief and when the credits started there was 20 full seconds of complete stun silence! GLORIOUS!!!
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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 02, 2013, 10:50:52 PM
My God that was beautiful carnage!! 

Well worth the 3-year wait!

Seriously, as it was happening I kept turning to my non-book reading friends and seeing their looks of disbelief and when the credits started there was 20 full seconds of complete stun silence! GLORIOUS!!!

I just kept thinking to myself as it was happening..."the friggin balls of this story to continually do this stuff".....it really is what makes this show great.
  I mean Rob Stark was a stud. They even gave him a great goodbye by allowing him to survive the carnage...make his way to his dead wife....stand up proud and tall and just take it.
  Then his mom...wow...such an important character...see ya!!  Wow...just isn't the right word.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on June 02, 2013, 10:59:36 PM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 02, 2013, 11:02:12 PM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
I was gonna post that! :lol

That feed is the best thing ever! Literally!
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Post by: Mister Gold on June 02, 2013, 11:05:16 PM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
I was gonna post that! :lol

That feed is the best thing ever! Literally!

I'm going through it right now and laughing my ass off at all these threats to boycott the show. :biggrin:
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Post by: The King in Crimson on June 02, 2013, 11:05:41 PM
I wonder how many of them are going to follow through on their threats? :D
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 02, 2013, 11:06:35 PM
None!!
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 02, 2013, 11:10:01 PM
Haven't watched yet. Expectations are now raised to 11 :metal
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 02, 2013, 11:10:39 PM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
I was gonna post that! :lol

That feed is the best thing ever! Literally!

That can't be real people...can it? Crying? Not watching anymore? Really? Holy cow folks...sounds like a few people need a lesson on 'perspective'
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Post by: TioJorge on June 02, 2013, 11:13:09 PM
Welp, I haven't watched a lick of S3 until catching up yesterday night and all of today, just in time for the finale.... This is my favorite show. It wasn't until this final episode but it has just surpassed Breaking Bad for me... That was god damn sexy as all hell. I love the naive little shits getting their panties all wadded up over this. They have no idea... This was great. Absolutely orgasmic episode. Red Wedding. Finished. As did I. Mmmm.....so hard.
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 12:51:18 AM
I'm going to watch this during my lunch break. It's going to be crudely exciting  :biggrin:
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 03, 2013, 02:27:26 AM
Just watched it with a friend. Priceless :biggrin:
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 02:29:40 AM
Just watched it with a friend. Priceless :biggrin:

I read people complaining (most noticebly the administrator at westeros.org) about the episode. Did you like it?
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 03, 2013, 02:33:43 AM
Yes, I liked it. I couldn't have asked for the red wedding to be done better. However, this might have been the first episode ever to feature no lannisters what so ever. That's never a good thing.
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 02:43:53 AM
Well, maybe they were not on screen, but at least they sent us their regards :neverusethis:
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 03, 2013, 03:12:11 AM
They're so considerate :laugh:
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 03, 2013, 04:12:19 AM
I think there are things they could have done better. What struck me most in the book was that the Rains of Castamere was playing whilst the north was being slaughtered. That showed what a bitch the Freys are and how well the Lannisters (Tywin <3) planned it. Really wondered why they didn't carry on the violin tune whilst Robb was catching arrows, it would have been nice.
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Post by: Super Dude on June 03, 2013, 04:13:21 AM
I'll be honest, I'm a little surprised by their killing off Oona's character. Doesn't her counterpart in the book survive?
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 03, 2013, 04:17:07 AM
I'll be honest, I'm a little surprised by their killing off Oona's character. Doesn't her counterpart in the book survive?
She isn't even at the wedding in the book
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Post by: Super Dude on June 03, 2013, 04:23:32 AM
I'll be honest, I'm a little surprised by their killing off Oona's character. Doesn't her counterpart in the book survive?
She isn't even at the wedding in the book

Yeah, I liked the scene but it was a shame to see Oona go like that. I was prepared for Robb and Cat, not that.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2013, 04:52:03 AM
I thought it was great.  My wife was genuinely upset (she knew nothing about what would happen).
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Post by: BlackInk on June 03, 2013, 05:05:22 AM
Yeah, I was in holy-shit-wtf-just-happened mode for some time, verging on actually upset. I was very sorry to see Robb go, he was probably my favorite of the kings/leaders on the show.
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 05:08:31 AM
Well, I knew everything, but  :|
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 03, 2013, 05:12:17 AM
I never really cared for him to be honest. Especially in the series he didn't really contribute much except cheesy scenes with his wife.
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Post by: Jaq on June 03, 2013, 05:22:56 AM
Knowing what was coming didn't help! It was still brutal and awful to watch these people die, especially at the hands of an odious prick like Frey. (Who, you gotta wonder, just why the rest of the Seven Kingdoms at one point just didn't rally together to wipe out on general principle. What a dick.)

Seeing the TV show only viewers go through what we book readers did, though, ahh, that's priceless. If people are really going to boycott a show that proved no one was safe when Ned got knocked off in season 1, well, their loss.
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Post by: Super Dude on June 03, 2013, 06:15:01 AM
I have to be honest, I was pretty apprehensive in the moments leading up to it. Knowing it was going to happen actually probably made it worse for me in that regard. :lol
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 03, 2013, 07:28:38 AM
I have to be honest, I was pretty apprehensive in the moments leading up to it. Knowing it was going to happen actually probably made it worse for me in that regard. :lol
Me too.  My wife started to catch on about the same time that Cat knew something was amiss, and was watching me brace myself.  She was distraught for the rest of the night.
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Post by: soundgarden on June 03, 2013, 07:40:21 AM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears

So many Robb fans.  The show did a good job making him appear the main protagonist of the story.

Quote
George R.R. Martin, why won't you let us have nice things?

 :lol
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 08:09:40 AM
After repeated watchings I absolutely love the way every bit of live seems to abandon Cat's body since before Black Walder slits her throat. That was some superb acting from Michelle Fairley, award deserving.

Also, the spine chilling smile/look Roose Bolton gives her as she realizes what's to happen after feeling the chainmail. Really strong acting from everybody. I just wish the song was left playing during the first phase of the carnage. It would have been very strong and fitting.

Welcome to the Stark's darkest hour.
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Post by: Perpetual Change on June 03, 2013, 08:41:35 AM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
I was gonna post that! :lol

That feed is the best thing ever! Literally!

That can't be real people...can it? Crying? Not watching anymore? Really? Holy cow folks...sounds like a few people need a lesson on 'perspective'
Sorry, but if you think people crying during a TV show is bad, you obviously missed where Aristotle was going with the whole catharsis thing :P
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Post by: Tyrias on June 03, 2013, 09:00:03 AM
The wedding kind of stole the show, but I think the whole episode was absolutely brilliant. Even knowing what was coming, the others scenes were really captivating. Especially the Jon scenes.
And the moment when the door shut with a bang and the Rains Of Castamere starts playing... chills.
I really liked the contrast. Everyone seemed really happy, especially Robb and his wife (forgot what she's called in the books) and then they get brutally slaughtered and the atmosphere changed almost instantly. In the books, seeing the whole wedding through Catelyn's eyes lessens the impact a bit, since she's suspecting something will happen.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 03, 2013, 09:17:30 AM
The wedding kind of stole the show, but I think the whole episode was absolutely brilliant. Even knowing what was coming, the others scenes were really captivating. Especially the Jon scenes.
And the moment when the door shut with a bang and the Rains Of Castamere starts playing... chills.
I really liked the contrast. Everyone seemed really happy, especially Robb and his wife (forgot what she's called in the books) and then they get brutally slaughtered and the atmosphere changed almost instantly. In the books, seeing the whole wedding through Catelyn's eyes lessens the impact a bit, since she's suspecting something will happen.
I thought that made it better (the book). Since there was always an eerie sense of something being wrong. And then when the release of that comes, it comes in the worst way possible. I think they should've done it that way in the show, it would be way more memorable that way imo. Also, I'm still annoyed they didn't continue with the violin playing Rains of Castamere whilst things were going on.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2013, 10:10:48 AM
I would've like too for Rains of Castamere to be playing as it was happening but not enough for it to annoy me, the anticipation of the event happening was brutal! Once that started playing... chills, goosebumps!

It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder to have woken up in a post-Red Wedding world!

Oh and the people who are so mad:

(http://puu.sh/37tYK.jpg)



Also, something the show just touched on that was a much more important point in the novels, when Frey gives them food once they got there that was a sign of protection because they had gain what Westerosi culture calls "guest rights" which meant they were not to be harm until they left The Twins. Which is yet another sign of the Starks adhering to the old ways, believing they were safe because of it!
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Post by: kári on June 03, 2013, 11:34:09 AM
HOLY SHIT
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 03, 2013, 11:45:18 AM
OH.MY.GOD.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 03, 2013, 12:06:40 PM
Yes that was brutal and sad, i liked Robb and Catelyn but goddamn....that is how you do an epic episode!  :metal :metal GoT! :heart :hefdaddy
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Post by: Sigz on June 03, 2013, 12:10:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VeHhIOM.jpg)
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Post by: ResultsMayVary on June 03, 2013, 12:11:20 PM
https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears
I was gonna post that! :lol

That feed is the best thing ever! Literally!
Holy shit!!!

 :rollin

Come on guys, it wasn't THAT bad. And I've never read any of the books, so last night's events were incredibly surprising and absolutely brutal.
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Post by: soundgarden on June 03, 2013, 12:33:10 PM
Also, something the show just touched on that was a much more important point in the novels, when Frey gives them food once they got there that was a sign of protection because they had gain what Westerosi culture calls "guest rights" which meant they were not to be harm until they left The Twins. Which is yet another sign of the Starks adhering to the old ways, believing they were safe because of it!

Yea, this is important.  House Lannister's new ally has broken a very old and sacred custom.  The preview for next week shows Tyrion's understanding of what that means for them and house Frey...
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Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2013, 12:35:08 PM
I thought the Red Wedding may have been better in the show by adding Talisa to the death list and the way the Freys were stabbing at her belly. So brutal, but so amazing. The ending with Cat was awesome.

The episode as a whole was really good too. The Jon Snow parts were great.  The Bran and Rickon seperating was great and finally it happened. The fighting across the narrow sea was total kick ass. Seeing Jorah Grey Worm and Dhario fighting like that was really awesome.

I'm going to have to watch this again tonight.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2013, 01:26:18 PM
By the way, let's give some praise to Bran's "stop your Hodoring!" line. My god I laughed a lot at that!
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Post by: abydos on June 03, 2013, 01:42:23 PM
Eh, I don't mind the stupid Starks dying. But why kill the wolves? They are so awesome, always make me sad :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2013, 02:19:37 PM
After repeated watchings I absolutely love the way every bit of live seems to abandon Cat's body since before Black Walder slits her throat. That was some superb acting from Michelle Fairley, award deserving.
Raymund Frey is the one who killed her. Black Walder was the one who hamstrung some other dude who was fighting, from House Vance I think.
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Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 02:23:42 PM
Ah, I can hardly tell one Frey from another. Not that I want, feh! They are all dead to me. And soon to the rest of Westeros.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 03, 2013, 02:25:09 PM
So my friend just got spoiled again :facepalm: about the purple wedding He just got spoiled about this (the red wedding) a week ago :-[
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2013, 02:25:29 PM
Eh, I don't mind the stupid Starks dying. But why kill the wolves? They are so awesome, always make me sad :(

For one, Wilder Frey didn't like the wolf. Second, killing the wolf signifies he is really dead. We know Bran can war into his wolf and while we never know if Robb can do the same, it was implied that he may be able to on the books and the way the lannisters talked about the wolf in the battlefield, it may seem they thought he could warg. Its vague of that's the case but if they don't kill the wolf there is potential for Robb through the wolf to kill a lot of freys.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: abydos on June 03, 2013, 02:30:13 PM
I know, I've read the books (at least the one for this season). I just really like the wolves.
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Post by: XJDenton on June 03, 2013, 03:33:04 PM
Don't worry. HBO has confirmed a directors cut of the episode where Walder's speech is interrupted by Iron Man bursting through the roof before proceeding to punch and blast every Frey repeatedly in the face.
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Post by: masterthes on June 03, 2013, 03:36:58 PM
Good gravy, that was one of the best episodes of the whole series. I cannot wait until next week
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Post by: Marion Crane on June 03, 2013, 03:51:43 PM
(http://img.pandawhale.com/63221-game-of-thrones-wedding-crashe-3ulc.jpeg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Nice, but maybe the background should be all the ugly Frey girls?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: emindead on June 03, 2013, 04:36:33 PM
I mean, it doesn't get better than this episode. I don't read the books, but when that song started to play I knew something was going to happen. All the time I was repeating "The Starks lost. The Starks lost. Oh my God, the Starks are done."

See the people's reaction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on June 03, 2013, 05:04:25 PM
Watching those videos made up for the 20% of my waking time today  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on June 03, 2013, 05:27:50 PM
Why were people recording this?  :lol
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Post by: Mister Gold on June 03, 2013, 06:07:16 PM
Why were people recording this?  :lol

It was probably fans who had already read the books and wanted to film the reactions of their friends that hadn't read the books watch the scene for the first time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Jaq on June 03, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
Why were people recording this?  :lol

It was probably fans who had already read the books and wanted to film the reactions of their friends that hadn't read the books watch the scene for the first time.

Most likely. In my circle of friends, most of whom read fantasy novels and inevitably get to these books, we tend to keep track of how far in they are so we can hover, vulture like, over them as they approach the Red Wedding. It applies for the TV show too.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2013, 11:12:50 PM
Why were people recording this?  :lol

It was probably fans who had already read the books and wanted to film the reactions of their friends that hadn't read the books watch the scene for the first time.
Yep! I wanted to do this with my group of friends but we were in a room where the only light was coming from the TV.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 04, 2013, 05:16:32 AM
https://vine.co/v/b3XZMHmxzxh
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on June 04, 2013, 05:21:51 AM
Do I need to download the app to watch the video?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 04, 2013, 06:02:45 AM
It works for me, i don't have it.
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Post by: Podaar on June 04, 2013, 07:01:55 AM
See the people's reaction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

These reactions are great (I especially like the dog trying to figure out why Mom is screaming). I remember when I read about the Red Wedding some years ago I had to take a break from the books for a few weeks so I could regain some objectivity. I'll bet the show producers would love seeing this. I personally thought they had been telegraphing this event but I also suspected I had readers bias. This video confirms that.
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Post by: BlackInk on June 04, 2013, 01:44:00 PM
https://vine.co/v/b3XZMHmxzxh

Haha, this is great.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: countoftuscany42 on June 04, 2013, 02:10:49 PM
so i watched this week's episode, and ive seen one or two before it in this season, but thats all ive seen.  by the end my roommate said this was essentially the worst possible episode i could have seen since i am still planning to start from the beginning at some point  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on June 04, 2013, 02:12:53 PM
Yea you've been spoiled
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2013, 03:19:36 PM
Possible the best reaction video to the Red Wedding yet!

NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Z0Tv40RSs
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 04, 2013, 04:12:36 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on June 04, 2013, 05:01:08 PM
Tywin for president, I think he is my favourite character.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2013, 06:37:46 PM
So I just read that Michelle Fairley has signed to become a part of the cast of Suits... WTF!!! Lady Stoneheart!!
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Post by: yorost on June 04, 2013, 07:40:25 PM
Tywin for president, I think he is my favourite character.
:slowclap:
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on June 04, 2013, 07:55:17 PM
Possible the best reaction video to the Red Wedding yet!

NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Z0Tv40RSs


 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Mister Gold on June 04, 2013, 08:56:55 PM
Possible the best reaction video to the Red Wedding yet!

NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Z0Tv40RSs


 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJxj8Vnud5Q

I would argue that this is the best reaction video. For obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 04, 2013, 09:20:19 PM
I've not read the books...but strictly judging from what the show has depicted, is it safe to say there are no 'happy or fairy tale endings' for any character? Seems to me they all continually suffer in one form or another until they're killed by someone.
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Post by: yorost on June 04, 2013, 09:51:52 PM
I suspect a few characters will have some rather sublime endings at the end of the series. Getting people to suspect disaster allows a massive payoff on 'happy' endings.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on June 04, 2013, 10:12:45 PM
I suspect a few characters will have some rather sublime endings at the end of the series. Getting people to suspect disaster allows a massive payoff on 'happy' endings.
Yeah no kidding. "You lived= happy ending" I like the real aspect of what it most likely resembled to live in a medieval environment like that. History suggests it was brutal and I enjoy the fact that no character seems immune to unlawful prosecution or dying.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 04, 2013, 10:58:02 PM
I suspect it will be more bittersweet than anything.
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Post by: Mister Gold on June 04, 2013, 11:02:40 PM
I suspect it will be more bittersweet than anything.

Yeah, Martin has said in the past that the series' ending will be bittersweet like the ending of LotR.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 05, 2013, 12:43:06 AM
I sure hope so, no disney endings for me :xbones
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 05, 2013, 01:01:00 AM
It's all a game for power and killing is the only way to make sure you get what you want before anyone else kills you. Nobody is really safe even kings, it's all a game of thrones.  :P
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Post by: BlackInk on June 05, 2013, 02:47:37 AM
Possible the best reaction video to the Red Wedding yet!

NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Z0Tv40RSs

Was I the only who found this video.. kinda disgusting for some reason? And what's wrong with the format?
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Post by: wasteland on June 05, 2013, 02:49:31 AM
I am very much looking forward to Sunday's episode. By the way, I'm curious to see if there will actually be a drop in the viewers numbers after the RW.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 05, 2013, 03:05:19 AM
No way, people are just bluffing.
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Post by: wasteland on June 05, 2013, 03:06:51 AM
No way, people are just bluffing.

Just like those who threw the book in the fireplace and then caused themselves burns of the third degree to retrieve it right away.


And if everything goes as I plan, they will be in for a treat!
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 05, 2013, 03:18:52 AM
Really people did that?

do you mean zombie cat?
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 05, 2013, 03:28:52 AM
Tywin for president, I think he is my favourite character.
:slowclap:
I'm not even kidding. He does what must be done and doesn't let stuff like honour get in the way. And he is one of the smartest characters, something I appreciate in a universe where people tend to make bad decisions (Starks, I'm looking at you). The only downside is his bitching at Tyrion.
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Post by: wasteland on June 05, 2013, 03:35:23 AM
Tywin for president, I think he is my favourite character.
:slowclap:
I'm not even kidding. He does what must be done and doesn't let stuff like honour get in the way. And he is one of the smartest characters, something I appreciate in a universe where people tend to make bad decisions (Starks, I'm looking at you). The only downside is his bitching at Tyrion.

All considered, it's a pretty huge downside, and we know that.

Really people did that?

do you mean zombie cat?

'course I do!  :tup
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Post by: TheVoxyn on June 05, 2013, 03:52:16 AM
Tywin for president, I think he is my favourite character.
:slowclap:
I'm not even kidding. He does what must be done and doesn't let stuff like honour get in the way. And he is one of the smartest characters, something I appreciate in a universe where people tend to make bad decisions (Starks, I'm looking at you). The only downside is his bitching at Tyrion.

All considered, it's a pretty huge downside, and we know that.

What happens to Tywin probably made me sadder than Robb dying. Maybe I'm just weird
Quote

Really people did that?

do you mean zombie cat?

'course I do!  :tup
I was mad when zombie cat appeared. That kinda took the whole magic thing a step too far for me (as did dondarion).
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Post by: Super Dude on June 05, 2013, 05:40:04 AM
I suspect a few characters will have some rather sublime endings at the end of the series. Getting people to suspect disaster allows a massive payoff on 'happy' endings.
Yeah no kidding. "You lived= happy ending" I like the real aspect of what it most likely resembled to live in a medieval environment like that. History suggests it was brutal and I enjoy the fact that no character seems immune to unlawful prosecution or dying.

Yeah, I've found that interesting too. It's about as realistic a depiction as one might hope for, because it's brutish, nasty, and short, but not everything about it is terrible. Love historiography, especially when it bleeds into our entertainment.
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Post by: yorost on June 05, 2013, 07:28:11 AM
I suspect it will be more bittersweet than anything.
Yeah, Martin has said in the past that the series' ending will be bittersweet like the ending of LotR.
Lord of the Rings is one, massive, happy orgy at the end. Yeah, there's some sadness, but it's completely buffered by long, fulfilling, prestigious lives for most of the characters. If Song of Ice and Fire is like that, nobody in their right mind will buy it. :lol

edit: Buy as in accept it as a reasonable conclusion to the story, not purchase. It'll sell a shit ton even if he decides mickey mouse gets pooped out of a dragon and builds a castle on the bottom of the sea to rule the entire world.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 05, 2013, 07:41:04 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/945031_178781045617675_1168384719_n.jpg)

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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 05, 2013, 09:37:44 AM
 :metal
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Post by: Jaq on June 05, 2013, 10:04:01 AM
http://www.happyplace.com/24297/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-9

 :rollin
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Post by: Podaar on June 05, 2013, 10:43:10 AM
http://www.happyplace.com/24297/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-9

 :rollin

:clap:
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Post by: Mister Gold on June 05, 2013, 11:25:44 AM
http://www.happyplace.com/24297/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-9

 :rollin

:clap:
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 05, 2013, 11:56:58 AM
http://www.happyplace.com/24297/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-9

 :rollin

:clap:
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Post by: bertoltus on June 05, 2013, 02:12:00 PM
On a different note, does anybody else think that a certain battle will be cut from the series due to the would-be attacking party having been cut down to only two members?
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 05, 2013, 02:28:48 PM
On a different note, does anybody else think that a certain battle will be cut from the series due to the would-be attacking party having been cut down to only two members?
That's way to vague for me to remember which one you're referring to.
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Post by: wasteland on June 05, 2013, 02:44:06 PM
On a different note, does anybody else think that a certain battle will be cut from the series due to the would-be attacking party having been cut down to only two members?
That's way to vague for me to remember which one you're referring to.
Tormund and Ygritte can still pose a deadly threat to the wall if they attack head-on-

Also, the recap  :rollin
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 05, 2013, 03:01:01 PM
On a different note, does anybody else think that a certain battle will be cut from the series due to the would-be attacking party having been cut down to only two members?
That's way to vague for me to remember which one you're referring to.
Tormund and Ygritte can still pose a deadly threat to the wall if they attack head-on-

Also, the recap  :rollin
Aaaaahhh!

I think that'll still happen and just add people, like the Magnar of Thenn who's been announced for season 4.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 06, 2013, 10:50:41 AM
This is really funny! NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAOD1wcbKA
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Post by: soundgarden on June 06, 2013, 02:09:15 PM
This is really funny! NSFW language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAOD1wcbKA

 :rollin  so much randomness
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 06, 2013, 04:39:24 PM
That guy is my new idol.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 06, 2013, 05:15:01 PM
The Princess Bride + Red Wedding mashup?? Yes please!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U6AjgR7D3yg
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 07, 2013, 04:44:53 AM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: masterthes on June 07, 2013, 05:47:25 AM
 :lol I love internet mashups
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Post by: Podaar on June 07, 2013, 06:35:31 AM
 :rollin
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Post by: Super Dude on June 09, 2013, 08:38:51 PM
Well alrighty then.
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Post by: Zook on June 09, 2013, 10:11:19 PM
I don't watch this show, but I watched the Red Wedding scene. Pretty brutal.
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Post by: wasteland on June 10, 2013, 03:56:08 AM
It's even more brutal when you care about those characters!  :-\

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Post by: cramx3 on June 10, 2013, 04:35:24 AM
Really hard to top the last episode so the finale felt like a let down, but in reality it kind of ended a lot of the season story arcs and set up for next season by showing the grey joys and pretty much setting the Bolton's up as the bad guys.

I wasn't crazy about the Jon and ygrette scene. I guess they are trying to show more on screen feelings between those two since you mostly get Joins feelings from his POV which doesn't work for TV. And he did get the arrow shots which we all thought would be cut since he didn't get it on the escape. What I don't get though is why she was alone.

maybe this is when Tormund dissapears and there will not be an attack on castle black? That would really suck and I hope ygrette doesn't live
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Post by: BlackInk on June 10, 2013, 06:18:31 AM
Liked the finale, sad the season's over.

Probably my favorite part of the episode was when Stannis and Meliswhatever is shown the letter from the night's watch. Even the red lady, who has been so hell-bent on the whole 'Stannis must defeat the other kings and become king' thing was all like "yeah, your little war here doesn't mean shit anymore". I like that they recognize the seriousness of the situation with the Walkers. Those types of things are always cool and I can't wait to see how that will develop through the next season/s.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on June 10, 2013, 07:30:01 AM
Can someone remind me of the significance of that coin Arya has, and what she whispered? Isn't connected to that shape shifting fellow?
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Post by: Podaar on June 10, 2013, 08:21:39 AM
I don't recall how much the TV series showed the significance of the coin but ya, the man who did the revenge killings for her gave it to her and told her if she ever really needed help to give the coin to one of his countrymen and speak the words.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 10, 2013, 09:10:33 AM
Can someone remind me of the significance of that coin Arya has, and what she whispered? Isn't connected to that shape shifting fellow?
Jaqen H'ghar gave it to her and told her that if she ever wanted to see him again she should give that coin to any man from Braavos and say "valar morghulis".

That thing she did with the coin is actually taken from ACoK when she was still at Harrenhal, she did that to a Bolton man. It was nice seeing it in the show.
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Post by: yorost on June 10, 2013, 10:00:09 AM
From over on IGN.

Quote
The other issue here is Martin's books which if a new one isn't done in the next - say - three years the show will have run out of material to adapt. And while it's probably a good bet that Martin will get the next novel, Winds of Winter, out by then, he still has the final book to work on afterward. As a failsafe, Martin did tell Weiss and Benioff his overall plan for the story, but has also expressed that he'd be displeased if the show went on ahead of the books. "I don't think I'd be happy with that," Martin told EW. But for Weiss and Benioff, there are other things to consider.

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Post by: Dimitrius on June 10, 2013, 10:01:49 AM
The he needs to get his ass on the writing desk and stop flying to conventions and stuff!
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Post by: yorost on June 10, 2013, 10:16:26 AM
Pretty much. Sort of sounds like he can't stop them, only beg them not to. I really hope he doesn't end up rushing the last book because of the tv show, though. Maybe it'll just make him sit down and focus as the end gets closer. The same article also got into how they'll mix 4 and 5. Nothing concrete, but the hints went towards the speculation that things could be told very differently than in the books.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 10, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
Can you link the article, please?
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Post by: yorost on June 10, 2013, 11:17:29 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/10/game-of-thrones-producers-talk-shows-shaky-future

E3 is apparently putting s strain on their site, though.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 10, 2013, 11:26:27 AM
Its very likely the show will finish before the books and if Martin has a problem with that then he better do something about it.
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Post by: yorost on June 10, 2013, 11:30:41 AM
Its very likely the show will finish before the books and if Martin has a problem with that then he better do something about it.
That was apparent when the tv show first started.. The article finally sheds some light on whether or not the tv show would just end or go ahead of the books and finish on its own. Sounds like they can go ahead and finish if they want, and that they have at least enough information from Martin to do it.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 10, 2013, 01:30:11 PM
Yea. I would think that maybe next season we will start seeing changes to the TV story that may have an effect on the end story in the books such as emphasis on certain characters.
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Post by: masterthes on June 10, 2013, 05:08:19 PM
Well, they could do with Winter the same thing they're doing with Storm and stretch it out to two seasons.

Also, why is it so far each season has ended with Dany?
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 10, 2013, 05:15:17 PM
If they start just extending things to let GRRM finish the books they run the course of a) the actors playing the children (Arya, Rickon, Bran, Sansa) growing too old to be believable kids, b) losing actors in renegotiations because they want more money or just wanna try something else, or c) the show becoming stale or wearing out it's welcome and getting canceled.

Also, second season didn't end with Dany. It ended with the three blasts of the horn.
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Post by: yorost on June 10, 2013, 05:19:44 PM
They said they don't want to stretch books unless it's warranted. Besides, one or two years won't make up the difference that looks like will be needed. As it is Winds of Winter might be a close call. He had a head start with it when Dance was released and as of last month is still only about 1/4th done with Winds of Winter.
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Post by: masterthes on June 10, 2013, 05:28:37 PM
Yeah, silly me. I momentarily forgot how the last season ended  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on June 10, 2013, 06:41:55 PM
His problem is that AFFC and ADWD have so much filler that will be cut from TV that those two books could potentially be squeezed into one season so they really have only two seasons at most (ADWD stories already started) worth of material before they get into unwritten stuff. I mean they could make anither season but I think they risk losing TV audience. 

They could also do more of what we saw this season which are scenes that are either implied or are never shown in the books because they are with characters who don't have POVs. if that's the case, give us more Tywin and Joffrey
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Post by: Tanatra on June 10, 2013, 07:47:21 PM
His problem is that AFFC and ADWD have so much filler that will be cut from TV that those two books could potentially be squeezed into one season so they really have only two seasons at most (ADWD stories already started) worth of material before they get into unwritten stuff. I mean they could make anither season but I think they risk losing TV audience. 

They could also do more of what we saw this season which are scenes that are either implied or are never shown in the books because they are with characters who don't have POVs. if that's the case, give us more Tywin and Joffrey

If they're going to make any significant deviations from the aFFc and aDwD storylines (which the season finale implied with the Ironborn) I would actually be quite interested in seeing what kinds of changes they make. I just hope they have the enthusiasm for doing so, considering that their primary ambition with this show was to make it to the RW.
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Post by: masterthes on June 10, 2013, 08:31:52 PM
I thought next season was supposed to be the second half of Storm?
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Post by: cramx3 on June 11, 2013, 05:43:24 AM
It is, but it seems like they are sprinkling in storylines from the next books as well, but it'll definitely mostly be the second half of SoS.
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Post by: Super Dude on June 12, 2013, 10:21:30 AM
I'ma just leave this here... http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/hodor-is-a-dj-available-to-hire-for-westeros-wedding-receptions/
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Post by: wasteland on June 12, 2013, 11:30:31 AM
Ugh. Not really sensible to speak of weddings until next year. And probably even farther than that  :xbones
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Post by: Jaq on June 12, 2013, 12:12:47 PM
http://www.happyplace.com/24434/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-10

I gotta read the rest of these  :rollin
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on June 12, 2013, 02:55:55 PM
That's great :lol if only the last one was true :(
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 12, 2013, 03:11:30 PM
That had Robb's age from the show right and then they changed it! :lol
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on June 15, 2013, 04:08:30 AM
Really cool rendition of The Rains of Castamere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dc0OjFAw8)

And here is another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_247430&feature=iv&src_vid=a4dc0OjFAw8&v=lvMhyO51Jv0), which is the same as the first but with violin added.  Not sure which I prefer.
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on June 15, 2013, 11:41:59 AM
Really cool rendition of The Rains of Castamere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dc0OjFAw8)

And here is another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_247430&feature=iv&src_vid=a4dc0OjFAw8&v=lvMhyO51Jv0), which is the same as the first but with violin added.  Not sure which I prefer.

Nice pieces of music... but I feel that he (they) completely missed the intended delivery of the song.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 28, 2013, 01:48:45 PM
Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper, has been officially cast! He's being played by Pedro Pascal

(http://puu.sh/3qvIi.jpg)



I've always imagine the Dornish kinda like Latino/Middle-Eastern look, but he needs to get a tan right? Dorne is suppose to be very dessert-y.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 28, 2013, 04:49:16 PM
I was expecting someone bigger.  I always envisioned Oberyn as some colassal scarey badass dude.  I dont recall anything in the literature about him being "big" but for some reason, thats what I envisioned.  Its only a head shot, but he doesnt look like a big intimadating dude.
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on June 28, 2013, 05:13:36 PM
Well, I guess I know to avoid this thread between now and next March.
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 28, 2013, 09:47:29 PM
I was expecting someone bigger.  I always envisioned Oberyn as some colassal scarey badass dude.  I dont recall anything in the literature about him being "big" but for some reason, thats what I envisioned.  Its only a head shot, but he doesnt look like a big intimadating dude.
I never envisioned him as big, maybe because his weapon of choice is a lance too (and poisons, of course), those don't really make me think of a muscular dude. His personality is big though! Humongous!
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 29, 2013, 04:02:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Hyosesq.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on June 29, 2013, 05:04:02 PM
I was expecting someone bigger.  I always envisioned Oberyn as some colassal scarey badass dude.  I dont recall anything in the literature about him being "big" but for some reason, thats what I envisioned.  Its only a head shot, but he doesnt look like a big intimadating dude.
I never envisioned him as big, maybe because his weapon of choice is a lance too (and poisons, of course), those don't really make me think of a muscular dude. His personality is big though! Humongous!

Yea, I think that is why I always envisioned him as big

and the fact that he fights the mountain always made me think this guy must be a mountain too even though we know he had his legit reasons for fighting him
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Post by: Dimitrius on June 29, 2013, 05:28:17 PM
I was expecting someone bigger.  I always envisioned Oberyn as some colassal scarey badass dude.  I dont recall anything in the literature about him being "big" but for some reason, thats what I envisioned.  Its only a head shot, but he doesnt look like a big intimadating dude.
I never envisioned him as big, maybe because his weapon of choice is a lance too (and poisons, of course), those don't really make me think of a muscular dude. His personality is big though! Humongous!

Yea, I think that is why I always envisioned him as big

and the fact that he fights the mountain always made me think this guy must be a mountain too even though we know he had his legit reasons for fighting him
I always thought that was just a classic strength vs speed matchup. They way it's written makes me think Oberyn was just in and out, taunts, repeat.
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Post by: cramx3 on June 29, 2013, 05:42:52 PM
I was expecting someone bigger.  I always envisioned Oberyn as some colassal scarey badass dude.  I dont recall anything in the literature about him being "big" but for some reason, thats what I envisioned.  Its only a head shot, but he doesnt look like a big intimadating dude.
I never envisioned him as big, maybe because his weapon of choice is a lance too (and poisons, of course), those don't really make me think of a muscular dude. His personality is big though! Humongous!

Yea, I think that is why I always envisioned him as big

and the fact that he fights the mountain always made me think this guy must be a mountain too even though we know he had his legit reasons for fighting him
I always thought that was just a classic strength vs speed matchup. They way it's written makes me think Oberyn was just in and out, taunts, repeat.

Correct, I kind of forgot about that. Not sure why I thought what I thought other than his personality.
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Post by: yorost on July 01, 2013, 09:28:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Hyosesq.jpg)
:slowclap:
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 09, 2013, 08:14:48 PM
So, here's a drawing of the "real" Iron Throne. (i.e. as GRRM imagined it)

(http://puu.sh/3z85E.jpg)


Aegon the Conqueror was the walking definition of subtle!
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Post by: BlackInk on July 10, 2013, 02:13:31 AM
Holy shit... How awesome would that have looked on the TV screen?

Answer: Holy shit...
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Post by: wasteland on July 10, 2013, 02:22:01 AM
That's all sorts of amazing.  :omg:
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Post by: cramx3 on July 10, 2013, 05:04:26 AM
Damn that looks terrifying.
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Post by: Mister Gold on July 10, 2013, 06:08:54 AM
So, here's a drawing of the "real" Iron Throne. (i.e. as GRRM imagined it)

(http://puu.sh/3z85E.jpg)


Aegon the Conqueror was the walking definition of subtle!

That's simply beautifully terrifying. I love it.
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Post by: soundgarden on July 10, 2013, 08:28:34 AM
Holy hell, that would have been perfect.  A throne that looks more like an instrument of torture.
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 10, 2013, 09:25:43 AM
Holy hell, that would have been perfect.  A throne that looks more like an instrument of torture.

Well, in the books it's not suppose to be a comfortable seat and it's impossible to sit with you back touching it as all blades were sharp because, as Aegon the Conqueror thought, "a king should never sit easy".
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Post by: Mister Gold on July 10, 2013, 09:28:16 AM
Holy hell, that would have been perfect.  A throne that looks more like an instrument of torture.

Well, in the books it's not suppose to be a comfortable seat and it's impossible to sit with you back touching it as all blades were sharp because, as Aegon the Conqueror thought, "a king should never sit easy".

See, it's details like this and events like the Red Wedding that make me love this series so much. Very dark and gritty fantasy material. :metal
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Post by: BlackInk on July 10, 2013, 09:29:00 AM
I'll never be able too look at the TV-throne the same way again.
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 10, 2013, 09:36:10 AM
Holy hell, that would have been perfect.  A throne that looks more like an instrument of torture.

Well, in the books it's not suppose to be a comfortable seat and it's impossible to sit with you back touching it as all blades were sharp because, as Aegon the Conqueror thought, "a king should never sit easy".

See, it's details like this and events like the Red Wedding that make me love this series so much. Very dark and gritty fantasy material. :metal
Yeah! It's said that the Throne actually KILLED one of the Targaryen kings and the Mad King was also called the Scab King because he use to get cut by it almost daily! :lol

Though, seeing the Iron Throne like that completely changes my mental picture of how Jaime killed the Mad King, I never thought the steps were ON the throne itself but like a platform.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on July 10, 2013, 09:40:25 AM
Maegor was killed by the Kingsguard, the throne thing was just a metaphor to convey the fact that his cruelty was so great that symbolically the whole realm turned against him to his demise!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 10, 2013, 09:44:22 AM
Shhhh don't break its mystique!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on July 10, 2013, 09:48:48 AM
 :D


Anyway: reposting for new page's sake!

So, here's a drawing of the "real" Iron Throne. (i.e. as GRRM imagined it)

(http://puu.sh/3z85E.jpg)


Aegon the Conqueror was the walking definition of subtle!

That's simply beautifully terrifying. I love it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on July 14, 2013, 01:04:51 PM
I only just watched all of season 3, within the last 24 hours. One of my jackass friends spoiled the wedding scene, so that came as no surprise  :-[

Overall I really enjoyed this season, probably my favorite so far. And such fantastically developed characters...  :heart
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on July 14, 2013, 01:33:23 PM
I spent the past week or so drooling over that picture. It makes me want a graphic-novel of the series. Every detail and storyline presented in its original form; that would be so fucking amazing. Television will always have its own agenda, trying to make its own way (and money) and an 'original adaptation'. Fuck that. I want that god-damning throne. It's the greatest piece of furniture I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on July 14, 2013, 01:38:26 PM
Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?CAT=DF-A_Game_of_Thrones
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 21, 2013, 11:14:17 AM
Goddamn....I already miss GoT! Can't believe I'll have to wait almost a year for the next season.... :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on July 21, 2013, 11:29:54 AM
Will soon watch all three seasons with my dad. Should be both awesome and awkward...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on August 03, 2013, 09:37:31 AM
Favorite moment of the entire series: The third horn blast...

(http://s22.postimg.org/rnuazb2dt/OH_SHIT.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 03, 2013, 10:37:44 AM
If only the show had had enough budget to actually film some of the Battle of the Fist of the First Men! I loved how that ended season 2 but very disappointed they didn't show anything about it on the season 3 premiere.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on August 03, 2013, 03:14:35 PM
Yeah that's a bit sad. Although I just choose to see it like they want to save seeing the White Walkers in action until they actually like march on the south or something. For real I mean, not just showing up to end the season and then disappear completely for the entire next one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 03, 2013, 03:19:27 PM
Well, the White Walkers don't really fight in that battle. The Watch is overrun and almost completely annihilated by wights.
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Post by: BlackInk on August 03, 2013, 05:08:36 PM
Oh, well then I agree with you even more.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on August 03, 2013, 05:18:13 PM
Oh, well then I agree with you even more.

The Others are much more of a fleeting presence in the books than they are in the show, for obvious reasons. Up to the present point in the series, the WW had shown up only twice in the corresponding book reality IRRC, in the prologue and in the sequence that granted Sam his nickname ;)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2013, 03:59:10 AM
I am really excited about seeing them actually attack the people. Because I always get the feeling that the Walkers are what really matters. The red woman whose name I can't spell expressed perfectly what I had been thinking most of the show. "Your war of five kings means nothing". That what's coming from the north is the actual problem for humanity and I find that awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: wasteland on August 04, 2013, 04:18:14 AM
I am really excited about seeing them actually attack the people. Because I always get the feeling that the Walkers are what really matters. The red woman whose name I can't spell expressed perfectly what I had been thinking most of the show. "Your war of five kings means nothing". That what's coming from the north is the actual problem for humanity and I find that awesome.

This is true, but I would suggest a line of thought that could be interesting: why are those creatures (that the book depicts as beautiful and angel-like, despite them being absolutely lethal) invading the south after more than 5000 years? Nothing happens by chance, and for sure nothing happens by chance in GRRM's universe. I dislike the idea of a evil-for-the-sake-of-it creatures that want to destroy humankind almost as much as George does, so I would give a thought to their motives and reasons, and most of all speculate on who they are and what their past might have been.

This reasoning is prompted by a number of very small and subtle hints sowed throughout the books, that the Others may not be the absolute evil we like to believe. In the series those hints are still to show up or have been dramatically downtoned to almost nothing in the past.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2013, 05:19:19 AM
Interesting. I have never given that anmy serious thought but it has occured to me when watching the show, or at least the season 2 finale. I got the feeling that even though they so far have been portrayed as absolute evil monsters they do have a sense of mercy since the Walkers spared Sam as he was hiding behind the rock. More than that I don't know but it will be very interesting to see.

(that the book depicts as beautiful and angel-like, despite them being absolutely lethal)

Really? I had no idea. I do think they look awesome in the show though so I can't decide what I would have liked more..
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on August 04, 2013, 03:38:21 PM
I always assumed they were marching because Winter Is Coming.  With the coldness they can move south. Not a real motive I guess but just figured they were nomads who walked with the weather and in the past they would just be stopped by the wall.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 04, 2013, 03:43:37 PM
I've always wonder if the coldness brings them or do they bring the coldness...

In the books, Winter has officially come (as the Citadel has sent out their white ravens), but the few times the Others have appeared everything becomes colder around the area.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on August 04, 2013, 03:58:57 PM
I'd like to think that they bring the cold, it would make them seem more powerful which I like. powah to teh wlakers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on August 04, 2013, 04:37:30 PM
Well it is known that they do bring some cold as its been noted that it gets colder when they are near buy it would be interesting if it is them who brings winter.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 04, 2013, 04:49:47 PM
It would explain the weird seasons Westeros goes through. 10 year summers and so on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on August 04, 2013, 04:51:45 PM
I've always wondered how they count years in westeros, anybody who knows?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on August 04, 2013, 04:59:35 PM
I think it's approximately the same amount of time. It's probably either based on moon phases (and thus months), or lesser variations in climate over the course of the year.

Another thing to note is that there doesn't seem to be any mention of the season changes outside of Westeros, is that correct?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 04, 2013, 05:30:29 PM
Basically what Ian said. They talk about full moons and fortnights a lot so I guess it's gotta be the same/close to it.

And I think Essos also experiences seasons of varying lengths.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on August 04, 2013, 05:33:49 PM
You gotta wonder though how they came up with the idea of years to begin with. It's one thing to count years, it's another thing to concieve the idea.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 04, 2013, 05:38:07 PM
Mankind has been around in Westeros for >12,000 years, I'm guessing someone decided to count the days at one point. :lol

Most of the early history of Westeros isn't very clear (lots of myths, legends) since the First Men didn't write things down, they only made runes and in the Old Tongue which is a dead language South of the Wall.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: RuRoRul on August 04, 2013, 05:57:52 PM
Mankind has been around in Westeros for >12,000 years, I'm guessing someone decided to count the days at one point. :lol

Most of the early history of Westeros isn't very clear (lots of myths, legends) since the First Men didn't write things down, they only made runes and in the Old Tongue which is a dead language South of the Wall.
I think what was meant is that we came up with the concept of years because that's how long it takes for the seasons to go through a full cycle, so in a world world where the seasons don't follow that pattern it doesn't make sense that the people would come up with the measurement of a year. I've seen that suggested as evidence that the seasons didn't always change as they do now, and once must have been "normal". That or it'd be too complicated to come up with a different way of measuring people's ages and lengths of time that people would understand.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 04, 2013, 05:58:55 PM
A year is the time it takes a planet to go around the sun, the season cycle doesn't matter. How they figured out to count a year when they can't use the season as a "hint" would be something interesting to find out, though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on August 04, 2013, 06:23:18 PM
Im pretty sure the seasons in Westeros have nothing to do with the way our (real) seasons work in terms of astrology. 

I kind of just threw out the idea of the walkers bringing winter and maybe that does make sense.  The books and show mention that a long summer brings a long winter maybe meaning a long time without walkers brings a long time with them (since I would assume they would grow in numbers over time).  Who knows.  I think a lot about the seasons in westeros is still to be determined by the books. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: kári on August 05, 2013, 12:50:40 AM
I thought they only came back because of the long summer. They were buried under many layers of ice and because of the long summer all those layers have gone and they've defrosted.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on August 05, 2013, 04:08:05 PM
Im pretty sure the seasons in Westeros have nothing to do with the way our (real) seasons work in terms of astrology. 

They don't, GRRM has said they have a supernatural basis.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on August 07, 2013, 10:36:16 PM
Ran across this:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hulia/31-incredible-game-of-thrones-tattoos-9r70
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: bertoltus on August 08, 2013, 04:16:14 PM
I once came up with an alternative interpretation of the seasons (minor spoilers for the fluff, the plot isn't touched):

It is strongly implied that Valyria was destroyed in a huge volcanic eruption. Looking at the map, we can get a vague grasp of the size of the whole area. But then in DoD it is mentioned that Valyria used to be a peninsula.

We know that volcanic eruptions can cause years with no summer in the real world. Now imagine an event that is able to take down an area the size of the valyrian peninsula. It should certainly have caused a winter that lasted several years.

We don't know how big the whole planet of the aSoIaF-universe is. What if there are places where eruptions the size of the Doom of Valyria happen on a more regular basis? What if all the winters are actually the result of volcanism?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 06:08:44 PM
   :-X
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on August 08, 2013, 06:10:36 PM
it wouldn't be of a fucking TV show (or book, or any other fleeting entertainment that will be gone in a decades time).

You're going to be gone in decades time as well, so what's the problem?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: TioJorge on August 08, 2013, 06:21:20 PM
munchmunch
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Sigz on August 08, 2013, 09:36:55 PM
Oh yeah, basically all of those tattoos were fucking atrocious.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on August 08, 2013, 09:50:59 PM
The one with the Hand pin and the lion, stag and wolf was the best one, IMO.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on September 07, 2013, 05:27:22 PM
My sister gave me the first five books today and I've gotten about 200 pages into A Game of Thrones. So far I am surprised and impressed by how closly the first season of the series has followed the book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 07, 2013, 06:06:02 PM
I already miss this show!  :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on September 07, 2013, 06:20:39 PM
My sister gave me the first five books today and I've gotten about 200 pages into A Game of Thrones. So far I am surprised and impressed by how closly the first season of the series has followed the book.
And that's the only book the show closely follows.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on September 08, 2013, 12:25:49 AM
One of the most annoying things about the current state of pop culture is the insistence that all adaptations adhere directly to their source material.  I think on the whole Game of Thrones has done a good job of managing the plot, although the thematic stuff I think is lacking.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on September 08, 2013, 03:17:11 AM
Which is why I won't read past the series. I'll read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings and maybe a few chapters into A Storm of Swords but no I won't finish it until the entire 4th season has aired.

It often seems like the people who have read the books before the movie or series always has some gripes about changes or whatever. I have found that people who read the source material after watching the adaption often apprieciate them both almost equally. I know that the Game of Thrones series is pretty much loved by the readers to, but I won't risk loving future seasons of the show because I know that things are portrayed differently in the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 08, 2013, 04:58:21 AM
One of the most annoying things about the current state of pop culture is the insistence that all adaptations adhere directly to their source material.  I think on the whole Game of Thrones has done a good job of managing the plot, although the thematic stuff I think is lacking.
I agree completely.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on September 08, 2013, 05:52:12 AM
To expand on the thought, I find it especially weird that when it comes to this measuring stick of adaptations, people demand adherence to plot much more than adherence to themes.  People will bitch and moan about missing minor character x or plot development y, but I think that the biggest failure of the TV series has been the lack of the revisionist bent that made the novels so fresh and different.  Not that that necessarily has to be there (Starship Troopers is a great example of an adaptation that went deliberately opposite its sources themes), but the show in general lacks of thematic cohesiveness scene-to-scene and episode-to-episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: RuRoRul on September 08, 2013, 06:05:39 AM
I first saw the TV show earlier this year, started the books after watching the show and finished the 5th one a little while ago, and I have to say that while there are obviously some advantages for the book (the depth of world and history that the show can't realistically provide), I think the show does many things better, including (and in fact especially) when it makes changes / additions. One of the main things I'm looking forward to is seeing the TV show do the storyline for books 4 and 5 as I expect there will be quite a lot of changes and storylines condensed, and I think the story will be better for it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on September 08, 2013, 08:49:14 AM
To clarify, I didn't mean that as a slight to the show, just stating a fact.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on September 08, 2013, 10:40:55 AM
Yeah, I should've specified the rant wasn't targeted at you.

I think season 1 is the best season though, largely because it does feel a lot more cohesive than the other two.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on September 10, 2013, 09:23:01 AM
Sigur Ros will record a song for season 4. My money's on "The Dornishman's Wife"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: soundgarden on September 10, 2013, 09:32:22 AM
Sigur Ros will record a song for season 4. My money's on "The Dornishman's Wife"

Whoa neat. 

Man I can't wait for the Martells and the rest of Dorne!  One of my favorite houses.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on September 26, 2013, 03:42:49 PM
When the books are all out and the final season of the show is airing, I really hope they decide to do something special with the last episode. Like instead of just having a series finale they should make a full length theatrical movie out of it like Firefly did with Serenity, but 20 times more awesome.

Many years down the road I know, but still fun to dream. Anyone else hoping for a theatrical final episode?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 26, 2013, 07:02:50 PM
Due to the fickle nature of television programming, I'm not thinking that far ahead. :)

Would be a neat idea though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on September 30, 2013, 03:22:28 PM
I am verging on obsessed with the White Walkers or the Others. If the turn out to be not as important as I have built them up to be I will be really disappointed.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on September 30, 2013, 03:31:22 PM
And you'd have no one to blame for that but yourself! :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ariich on September 30, 2013, 03:35:05 PM
I suspect a few characters will have some rather sublime endings at the end of the series. Getting people to suspect disaster allows a massive payoff on 'happy' endings.
Maybe... on the other hand, it can backfire, as I've sort of stopped caring about any of the characters now. A lot of them aren't very likeable, and those that are will probably be killed, so I'm now just assuming they're going to die and don't really care.

I know this is an old post I'm responding to, but I just got caught up on the end of season 3. It's an enjoyable show but pretty frustrating at times, and like I said, I've lost interest in most of the (living) characters now.
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Post by: BlackInk on September 30, 2013, 03:38:33 PM
And you'd have no one to blame for that but yourself! :lol

Haha yes unfortunately.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on September 30, 2013, 03:58:39 PM
In the TV show, they leave a lot to be desired about the White Walkers, but I definitely think they're doing that on purpose. Having not read the books, I have started to believe the White Walkers will be a bit more important in the upcoming story then they have been. Their side-story has been essentially filler (for lack of a better word) in between the fighting for the Westeros crown.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on September 30, 2013, 04:12:05 PM
In the show, yep, it's been pretty filler but in the books they are this background menace that has kept growing and growing with each book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on September 30, 2013, 04:30:44 PM
In the show, yep, it's been pretty filler but in the books they are this background menace that has kept growing and growing with each book.
That's a great way to describe how they've shown the White Walkers in the first three seasons. They've revealed/shown more bits and pieces as the episodes are aired.
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Post by: Dimitrius on September 30, 2013, 04:36:49 PM
*disregard*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: NecessaryPain on September 30, 2013, 07:28:53 PM
The Walkers represent Ice, the Dragons represent Fire. The entire plotline will come down to the war between the two. That's my take on things anyway. I've not started Book 4 yet.

The fight for the Throne is futile in comparison.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on October 01, 2013, 01:16:11 AM
The Walkers represent Ice, the Dragons represent Fire. The entire plotline will come down to the war between the two. That's my take on things anyway. I've not started Book 4 yet.

The fight for the Throne is futile in comparison.

This is pretty much exactly what me and my father are thinking as well.
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Post by: cramx3 on October 06, 2013, 07:18:19 AM
Yup, gotta think the end game has the dragons burning the walkers.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on October 06, 2013, 10:05:29 AM
I really, really hope it doesn't end up being that straightforward.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on October 06, 2013, 10:36:31 AM
You would think Martin's writing would introduce several wrinkles to that idea, if that is the plotline towards the end.
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Post by: Dimitrius on October 06, 2013, 10:36:36 AM
I doubt it will be. There's probably gonna be a White Walkers/dragons battle at some point, but I seriously doubt that's the end game.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on October 06, 2013, 02:33:24 PM
I don't think it'll be that straight forward either. I think Bran will be an important player in some way. But it looks like it'll eventually come down to the dragons vs. White Walkers, that's what it seems like it's all building towards. Even the title of the book series suggests it, and that they are obviously opposites of each other.
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Post by: ariich on October 06, 2013, 03:10:41 PM
I think Bran will be an important player in some way.
Shhhhhhh! If GRRM sees anyone saying that, he'll kill him off.
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Post by: Dimitrius on October 06, 2013, 03:31:39 PM
I'd liked to see how he manages that!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on October 27, 2013, 09:44:37 AM
I have now read the chapter when Bran and the Reeds pass through the Black Gate than Sam opens. I don't dare to read any further since I don't want anything from the series spoiled.

So far, all three books have been impressive and have pumped me up further for season 4. Can't wait to see it and to finish A Storm of Swords and start with the next book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on October 27, 2013, 09:46:17 AM
Is there a debut date for the beginning of season 4?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on October 27, 2013, 10:41:10 AM
I would assume round march.

Winter is coming!
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 27, 2013, 01:39:19 PM
I would assume round march.

Winter is coming!
Yea that would be my guess too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on November 04, 2013, 09:44:33 AM
There is a surprisingly large amount of fans of the show who doesn't know that the wights and the White Walkers are two different things.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on November 04, 2013, 10:35:20 AM
There is a surprisingly large amount of fans of the show who doesn't know that the wights and the White Walkers are two different things.

I red the books and wasn't sure if there was a difference. 
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Post by: gmillerdrake on December 14, 2013, 10:27:53 PM
My brother sent this to me. Pretty funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Krz-dyD-UQ&sns=em
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Post by: BlackInk on December 15, 2013, 04:39:29 AM
Yes that i hilarious, and pretty clever too. Love BLR.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 10, 2014, 11:57:01 AM
So the premier have been announced for april 6th. Can't freakin wait!!
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on January 10, 2014, 12:05:09 PM
 :corn :corn :caffeine:
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2014, 12:12:47 PM
 :metal

Time for some more dragon boobies!
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Post by: Zydar on January 10, 2014, 12:15:07 PM
Bring it on!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on January 10, 2014, 05:05:50 PM
Awesome. Anyone who knows when the new episodes will air on swedish television? (looking mainly at you Zydar)

Also, a trailer is coming this sunday. Here are some teases:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/10/game-of-thrones-vine-previews-from-the-season-4-trailer (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/10/game-of-thrones-vine-previews-from-the-season-4-trailer)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 10, 2014, 05:07:06 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/noteasybeingdrunk_zps2a34f291.jpg)
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Post by: Prog Snob on January 10, 2014, 05:12:05 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/noteasybeingdrunk_zps2a34f291.jpg)

I need a shirt with that on it.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 10, 2014, 05:16:43 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hefdaddy42/funny/imp.jpg)
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 10, 2014, 07:32:15 PM
Awesome. Anyone who knows when the new episodes will air on swedish television? (looking mainly at you Zydar)
I think you may have to wait a chunk of time before you can watch it on tv. Sometime in autumn maybe but if you can't wait you always have the option watching it through HBO Nordic, I think they air the episodes one week after the US if i'm not mistaken.

http://hbonordic.com/home
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Post by: BlackInk on January 11, 2014, 04:05:14 AM
Thank you. I'll see if I can get that to work out.
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Post by: cramx3 on January 11, 2014, 12:29:33 PM
im pumped  :metal
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Post by: Super Dude on January 11, 2014, 08:19:05 PM
Cannot wait for dat purple wedding.
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Post by: Dimitrius on January 12, 2014, 12:41:41 AM
Cannot wait for dat purple wedding.
I cannot wait for the aftermath of it, seeing one of the Vines they posted yesterday! Tyrion's trial by combat is gonna be insaaaaane!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on January 12, 2014, 06:55:02 AM
Cannot wait for dat purple wedding.
I cannot wait for the aftermath of it, seeing one of the Vines they posted yesterday! Tyrion's trial by combat is gonna be insaaaaane!

Vine, eh? Could you PM that por favor?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 12, 2014, 11:01:56 AM
Done, Super Dude.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 12, 2014, 09:31:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSg_gJkU7ko

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on January 12, 2014, 09:41:46 PM
so excited!!! :caffeine:

Gonna have to do a run through of the first three seasons starting in March.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 12, 2014, 09:52:12 PM
I can't wait for The Red Viper of Dorne!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on January 12, 2014, 10:09:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSg_gJkU7ko

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy fuck. Holy shit. Holy FUCKING shit.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on January 12, 2014, 10:31:31 PM
Nnnnnngh.

That was my reaction. April 6th.... why are you so far away?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Bolsters on January 12, 2014, 10:33:28 PM
Holy fuck. Holy shit. Holy FUCKING shit.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on January 13, 2014, 04:04:46 AM
AWESOME!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 13, 2014, 04:07:26 AM
 :metal
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Post by: masterthes on January 13, 2014, 04:31:35 AM
so good!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on January 13, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
Trailer looks fantastic.

Speculating here: I'm guessing the opening shot is part of some sort of dream sequence. I can't imagine the dragons growing that much during the course of a single season. But, I have not read that far into the books so of course I could be wrong and Drogon grows like maniac and it will be awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ResultsMayVary on January 13, 2014, 05:55:01 PM
So, that trailers looks fucking awesome. Can't wait for the new season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 13, 2014, 09:49:53 PM
All hail The Red Viper of Dorne!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on January 14, 2014, 03:35:24 PM
Trailer has me pretty pumped. I got a new 58 inch tv and surround sound this past fall so I am thinking of rewatching the first two seasons on the big screen and surround sound in time for the third season to come out on blu ray and then watch that in time for the season 4 premiere... just to experience it all again.  Im pretty obsessed with the show since I finished all the books. 

I am worried that this season may start to introduce things that haven't happened in the books.  I don't think anything big will happen in that regards, but I believe Bran's storyline has the potential to reach that point.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 14, 2014, 04:52:30 PM
From what I've read Bran's storyline will jump to ADwD, same with Dany... which has me worried they could start to get ahead of the books! Or maybe this is the final push GRRM needs to focus on just churning out the last 2 books!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on January 14, 2014, 05:01:54 PM
From what I've read Bran's storyline will jump to ADwD, same with Dany... which has me worried they could start to get ahead of the books! Or maybe this is the final push GRRM needs to focus on just churning out the last 2 books!

I hope so.  Im glad they pushed Danys storyline ahead and I think that was a given from last season, but I was hoping they could finish Storm of Swords this season and maybe get another season of Feast for Crows and Dance with Dragons to give GRRM two more years... it just doesn't seem likely at this point.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 14, 2014, 10:01:19 PM
It looks like the next season will be a random mishmash of Dany's exploits in aDwD and the latter half of aSoS.

There's one brief shot where it looks as if Jorah might duel the knight from... Mereen was it? There's also the shots of what look like the followers of The Harpy attacking someone. Anyways, however they do it, I doubt that Dany's story will end with the events in the arena.

George still hopefully has some time to finish writing that fucking book. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 14, 2014, 10:30:12 PM
It looks like the next season will be a random mishmash of Dany's exploits in aDwD and the latter half of aSoS.

There's one brief shot where it looks as if Jorah might duel the knight from... Mereen was it? There's also the shots of what look like the followers of The Harpy attacking someone. Anyways, however they do it, I doubt that Dany's story will end with the events in the arena.

George still hopefully has some time to finish writing that fucking book. :)

Actually if you freeze the trailer at that moment you can see Jorah at Dany's right and Ser Barristan on her left. So I'm guessing that's Daario standing in for Strong Belwas (I miss him) dueling the Hero of Meereen.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 14, 2014, 10:36:11 PM
It looks like the next season will be a random mishmash of Dany's exploits in aDwD and the latter half of aSoS.

There's one brief shot where it looks as if Jorah might duel the knight from... Mereen was it? There's also the shots of what look like the followers of The Harpy attacking someone. Anyways, however they do it, I doubt that Dany's story will end with the events in the arena.

George still hopefully has some time to finish writing that fucking book. :)

Actually if you freeze the trailer at that moment you can see Jorah at Dany's right and Ser Barristan on her left. So I'm guessing that's Daario standing in for Strong Belwas (I miss him) dueling the Hero of Meereen.
Orly? I assumed it was Jorah since it looked like he was wearing a very similar-looking tunic. Daario makes a bit more sense though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2014, 04:58:31 AM
It seems like they could finish the third book this season, then take the next 3 or even 4 seasons doing the combo of 4 & 5.  That should give Martin enough time to get off his ass and finish the series, if he would just fucking DO it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on January 15, 2014, 05:38:58 AM
It seems like they could finish the third book this season, then take the next 3 or even 4 seasons doing the combo of 4 & 5.  That should give Martin enough time to get off his ass and finish the series, if he would just fucking DO it.

3 or 4 seasons for books 4 And 5? I doubt that. I see 1.5 seasons at most. I think they will fast forward a lot of the storylines to male the show more interesting.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on January 15, 2014, 05:43:10 AM
It seems like they could finish the third book this season, then take the next 3 or even 4 seasons doing the combo of 4 & 5.  That should give Martin enough time to get off his ass and finish the series, if he would just fucking DO it.

The last I heard was that in an interview he said he was up to some ridiculous number of pages. He said when it's done it's done. He's not making promises so he won't perjure himself this time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2014, 05:46:39 AM
That's probably best.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on January 15, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
I liked the fact that he mentioned Staten Island in one of his interviews once.  He lived in Bayonne and wondered what the island across the water was like with all of the lights shining.  He likened it to some mystical wonderland.  Contrarily, when he finally came to SI he was extremely disappointed.   :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2014, 05:57:05 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ariich on January 15, 2014, 07:56:55 AM
It seems like they could finish the third book this season, then take the next 3 or even 4 seasons doing the combo of 4 & 5.  That should give Martin enough time to get off his ass and finish the series, if he would just fucking DO it.
The producers have said that they don't want to do more than 7 seasons, otherwise the show drags on. They'll need to do some catching up in the upcoming season or two in terms of plot, but then they'll have a problem with catching up on the books in terms of time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on January 15, 2014, 09:31:15 AM
I just hope they don't make seven seasons, just because they have said that. If it turns out that Martin's books requires more seasons than what they have intended then I really wouldn't want them to cut it short just because.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2014, 02:13:21 PM
There are to be 7 books, 1 of which will have taken 2 seasons to portray.  Limiting it to 7 seasons seems impractical.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ariich on January 15, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
There are to be 7 books, 1 of which will have taken 2 seasons to portray. 
As far as I'm aware, season 4 will extend beyond the end of the third book and way into the fourth. But yes, they are definitely behind on that front.

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Limiting it to 7 seasons seems impractical.
Well, that's what they said. They may change their minds I suppose.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on January 15, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
I demand it.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ariich on January 15, 2014, 02:57:55 PM
Time to write a strongly-worded letter.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on January 29, 2014, 03:10:45 PM
(http://www.guitarworld.com/files/imagecache/featured-node/John%20Petrucci_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 29, 2014, 08:36:58 PM
Where's the maiden fair?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on January 30, 2014, 08:11:07 AM
The snow must go! 

(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y393/Prog_Snob/fuck_winter_1493_zps226e9287.png)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on February 11, 2014, 07:01:59 PM
http://youtu.be/J5iS3tULXMQ (http://youtu.be/J5iS3tULXMQ)

New 15 minute interviews/trailer for season 4.  Looks and sounds like another good season ahead.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on February 11, 2014, 07:07:26 PM
I caught that last night on HBO.  What did you think of it?   
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: yorost on February 11, 2014, 07:34:12 PM
There are to be 7 books, 1 of which will have taken 2 seasons to portray. 
As far as I'm aware, season 4 will extend beyond the end of the third book and way into the fourth. But yes, they are definitely behind on that front.

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Limiting it to 7 seasons seems impractical.
Well, that's what they said. They may change their minds I suppose.
Books 4 and 5 are ripe for being mashed together with parts split to books 3 and/or 6. It's not like their format was some grand plan on Martin's part.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on February 12, 2014, 08:37:01 AM
The 15 minute preview was epic. Interesting interviews, some cool new footage, and that sweet ass moment near the end. Drogon  :heart
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on February 12, 2014, 09:28:18 AM
I might do a quick re-read of the third and fourth book just to keep it fresh in my mind. 
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on February 12, 2014, 10:06:32 AM
quick re-read
the third and fourth book
does not compute  ???
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on February 12, 2014, 10:15:57 AM
quick re-read
the third and fourth book
does not compute  ???

Yeah, I realized afterwards what I said. 
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Post by: faizoff on February 13, 2014, 09:39:50 AM
I buckled and ordered the bluray set of seasons 1-3. I am caught up with all seasons and have avoided that preview as I dont like previews at all. I'm an extras junkie so cant wait to consume all the extras on the bluray sets.

I already have the books but havent read them yet. This show is fantastic.

/just some random musings.
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Post by: cramx3 on February 13, 2014, 10:00:59 AM
I buckled and ordered the bluray set of seasons 1-3. I am caught up with all seasons and have avoided that preview as I dont like previews at all. I'm an extras junkie so cant wait to consume all the extras on the bluray sets.

I already have the books but havent read them yet. This show is fantastic.

/just some random musings.

Looks like you got your work cut out for you. I have all books and the first two seasons on Blu ray. I plan on buying season 3 next week.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 14, 2014, 10:32:40 AM
quick re-read
the third and fourth book
does not compute  ???

Yeah, I realized afterwards what I said. 
I started doing this... I'm about 500 pages into ASoS and not even at it's halfway point! :lol
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Post by: Dimitrius on February 16, 2014, 07:54:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ZNaLQD60Y

!!!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on February 17, 2014, 08:46:44 AM
Yes! That last shot, that's what I want to see more of!
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Post by: Prog Snob on February 17, 2014, 01:07:45 PM
Daenerys  :heart

That looks so fucking killer! 
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Post by: CrimsonSunrise on February 28, 2014, 02:55:25 PM
We haven't read the books, and just watched season 3 on netflix.....  Red Wedding....HOLY FUCK!!!!  One of the most powerful television episodes I've ever seen.
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on February 28, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
We haven't read the books, and just watched season 3 on netflix.....  Red Wedding....HOLY FUCK!!!!  One of the most powerful television episodes I've ever seen.
Watching it while knowing what would happen was also pretty cool actually, as you could see all the hints towards it and feel the tension rising! Also, I watched it with a friend who had no idea, which was hilarious. :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on February 28, 2014, 03:23:41 PM
We haven't read the books, and just watched season 3 on netflix.....  Red Wedding....HOLY FUCK!!!!  One of the most powerful television episodes I've ever seen.

 :corn
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Post by: Podaar on February 28, 2014, 03:40:45 PM
Watching it while knowing what would happen was also pretty cool actually, as you could see all the hints towards it and feel the tension rising! Also, I watched it with a friend who had no idea, which was hilarious. :lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE
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Post by: Prog Snob on February 28, 2014, 04:46:09 PM
 :lol
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Post by: Dimitrius on March 09, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIASaUUwklk

New trailer the same day I finished re-reading ASoS.
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Post by: BlackInk on March 10, 2014, 03:15:36 AM
I am so looking forward to this. Although they should stop releasing trailers because I don't want to see more but can't help but watch them. Haha.

Awesome to see the Titans of Braavos... And everything else. Looks like there's to some epic ass fight between Dany and Mereen? Don't answer, just me speculating.
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Post by: cramx3 on March 10, 2014, 03:36:39 AM
Another trailer and more excitement. I just watched the episode "the climb" as I've been making my way through the series rewatch. What a great episode that was.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 10, 2014, 06:08:43 AM
"Chaos is a ladder", what a great speech.
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 10, 2014, 06:31:38 AM
I haven't watched one single trailer yet and I probaly won't either. I like my nuggetz to be served fresh.  :P
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 10, 2014, 09:42:31 AM
Picked up the Season 3 Blu-Ray, will watch between now and the premiere to have everything fresh on my mind.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on March 11, 2014, 05:51:48 AM
Picked up the Season 3 Blu-Ray, will watch between now and the premiere to have everything fresh on my mind.

I'm almost done re-reading book 3. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Cool Chris on March 11, 2014, 09:10:07 AM
I am only reading the books, just finished book 5, and have not watched any of the show. But damn these trailers even get me pumped.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on March 11, 2014, 10:03:48 AM
I am only reading the books, just finished book 5, and have not watched any of the show. But damn these trailers even get me pumped.

Do you just want to finish the books first or do you never intend to watch the show at all?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Cool Chris on March 11, 2014, 10:12:50 AM
I am only reading the books, just finished book 5, and have not watched any of the show. But damn these trailers even get me pumped.

Do you just want to finish the books first or do you never intend to watch the show at all?

Don't have HBO or money to buy the Blu Rays.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on March 11, 2014, 11:49:51 AM
Don't have HBO or money to buy the Blu Rays.

Dude.....you have to get with the program and use other people's passwords.....I'm fully covered on HBO and Netflix thanks to my brother and my sister in laws boyfriend.  :biggrin:


Is that cheating?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Cool Chris on March 11, 2014, 12:02:14 PM
Yes I am aware of this process :) I should have also said I wish to not color my mental images of the books by watching the show. I know what all the main characters look like, but otherwise wish to keep all the imagery in my head.
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Post by: alirocker08 on March 11, 2014, 03:16:03 PM
I'm going to be watching the next series with two of my friends who haven't read the books, this is going to be great!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Podaar on March 11, 2014, 03:24:07 PM
Yes I am aware of this process :) I should have also said I wish to not color my mental images of the books by watching the show. I know what all the main characters look like, but otherwise wish to keep all the imagery in my head.

For what it's worth, and no I don't expect you to be like me, but I felt my second read through was greatly enhanced after watching the series. Especially the Red Wedding!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 11, 2014, 05:47:35 PM
The only bad thing about having watch the first season first and then read the books was that the looks of the TV characters instantly came to my mind when I read their names... and they're described so, so differently in the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 11, 2014, 11:52:51 PM
The only bad thing about having watch the first season first and then read the books was that the looks of the TV characters instantly came to my mind when I read their names... and they're described so, so differently in the books.

I had this problem, no matter how the book described the characters, I always pictured the actors. I don't think all were so different though although that could just be my mind playing tricks.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 12, 2014, 08:36:37 AM
Well, yes, not all, but they have differences. Having hair when their bald, different facial hair, almost no one has the eye color or hair style they described them with in the books. It's little things, but I also wonder why couldn't they do that in the series?

Joffrey having long curly hair, would that have been so hard? (for example)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Podaar on March 12, 2014, 08:43:24 AM
I see what y'all are saying...up to a point. I think the casting is near perfect as far as the performances matching the characters in the books but appearance wise there are some poor choices. Peter Dinklage is perfect for the character Tyrian but just looks all wrong. Too handsome.

Other characters I think they got wrong by appearance only: Catelyn, John Snow, Tywin Lannister, Rob Stark, and Joffrey. I know there are others but I can't think of them right now.

A couple that I think are perfect are: Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 12, 2014, 08:57:40 AM
Now that you mentioned Sandor, he has the right side of the face burned in the series, while the left side is the one burned in the books. I've never understood why that happened.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Podaar on March 12, 2014, 09:06:57 AM
Now that you mentioned Sandor, he has the right side of the face burned in the series, while the left side is the one burned in the books. I've never understood why that happened.

 :lol I never noticed that!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 12, 2014, 09:26:27 AM
Now that you mentioned Sandor, he has the right side of the face burned in the series, while the left side is the one burned in the books. I've never understood why that happened.

Attention to detail!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faizoff on March 12, 2014, 01:26:53 PM
Picked up the Season 3 Blu-Ray, will watch between now and the premiere to have everything fresh on my mind.

I just finished watching all episodes with the commentaries and watched the Rains of Castamere in the maximum mode-ish. The extra stuff is pretty fun stuff. Going to watch ep 09 again with commentaries from Robb and Catalyn stark. Should be a fun listen.

The picture and audio quality is quite fantastic on the box set. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 12, 2014, 01:49:53 PM
I'm loving it so far!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Aefenwelg on March 12, 2014, 04:31:05 PM
Concerning getting characters wrong:

Everybody mentioned so far, I don't really have a problem with. Could Tyrion's scar be more grotesque? Sure. But it's not a deal breaker.

However there is one character I have a real problem with: Stannis.
This guy is supposed to be large in personality and stature. The show version of him is kind of a weenie.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 12, 2014, 04:33:52 PM
Concerning getting characters wrong:

Everybody mentioned so far, I don't really have a problem with. Could Tyrion's scar be more grotesque? Sure. But it's not a deal breaker.

However there is one character I have a real problem with: Stannis.
This guy is supposed to be large in personality and stature. The show version of him is kind of a weenie.

Agreed. For him though it's more personality and how he is portrayed that's different. Most book readers would probably say his character is the most different.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 12, 2014, 06:47:19 PM
I would add Edmure to that. He's pretty much a dolt in the show, while in the book he isn't incompetent, just over-eager.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 12, 2014, 07:57:02 PM
True but Edmure has had such a small part so far that I wouldn't lump him with Stannis.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: faizoff on March 12, 2014, 11:46:19 PM
OMG the commentary with Robb stark and Catalyn Stark with the director is so worth it for their own reaction to the end while watching the episode. It was the first time that Catalyn watched the episode and they mention the youtube videos with the reaction. Man that was freakin intense.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Evermind on March 15, 2014, 01:28:34 AM
Quote
Concerning getting characters wrong:

(http://i.imgur.com/iHVTkJI.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on March 15, 2014, 02:51:48 AM
Sounds like they should have hired Mike Portnoy! :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 15, 2014, 05:00:40 AM
lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on March 15, 2014, 08:34:53 AM
I'm fine with him as Daario, what bothers me is that he's played by a different guy now in season 4. Actor changes are really annoying.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 15, 2014, 10:20:06 AM
Yea it really sucks that they changed him. Some of the minor character changes weren't as big of a deal to me but for Dario its going to really bother me. I know the Mountain was recast for this season but since we haven't seen him since season 1 and he had a small part and was wearing lots of armor, it may not be a big deal.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 15, 2014, 01:38:25 PM
Yea it really sucks that they changed him. Some of the minor character changes weren't as big of a deal to me but for Dario its going to really bother me. I know the Mountain was recast for this season but since we haven't seen him since season 1 and he had a small part and was wearing lots of armor, it may not be a big deal.
He appeared in the second season for a few episodes in Harrenhal. Played by a different actor than the first, which is a different actor from this one. :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on March 15, 2014, 01:46:37 PM
And right there we have the result of the problem of actor changes  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on March 15, 2014, 01:47:39 PM
Maybe he's like Doctor Who!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Evermind on March 15, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
Yea it really sucks that they changed him. Some of the minor character changes weren't as big of a deal to me but for Dario its going to really bother me. I know the Mountain was recast for this season but since we haven't seen him since season 1 and he had a small part and was wearing lots of armor, it may not be a big deal.

I really don't like they're recasting Tommen. Because they're using the actor who already played Martin Lannister from this show.

I was fine with Daario too, btw, just found it funny.  :biggrin:
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Post by: cramx3 on March 15, 2014, 02:39:30 PM
Yea it really sucks that they changed him. Some of the minor character changes weren't as big of a deal to me but for Dario its going to really bother me. I know the Mountain was recast for this season but since we haven't seen him since season 1 and he had a small part and was wearing lots of armor, it may not be a big deal.
He appeared in the second season for a few episodes in Harrenhal. Played by a different actor than the first, which is a different actor from this one. :lol

You are right, forgot about that and I just recently rewatched season 2  :lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 27, 2014, 01:08:13 PM
So I love Game of Thrones! Very few shows have made me feel so immersed into a fiction world like GoT does. It's like every episodes just gets better and better to the point you almost wonder how the hell do they do it. Haven't read the books but i'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons the show is so well written.
In a week the 4th season begins and I can't believe 1 year has passed since the last season. Oh man I cannot wait!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Evermind on March 27, 2014, 01:16:31 PM
I'm not sure if this is about the books as well, but the new Arya chapter from TWOW George released yesterday is freaking awesome.

If this thread is only about the show, well, I can't wait for the fourth season!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 27, 2014, 01:45:28 PM
I've avoided the TWoW chapters that are out there but good to know that Aryas is good.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 27, 2014, 02:56:14 PM
I'm not sure if this is about the books as well, but the new Arya chapter from TWOW George released yesterday is freaking awesome.

If this thread is only about the show, well, I can't wait for the fourth season!
This thread is only about the show.  But Martin should hurry up and release ALL of the chapters.  NOW.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on March 27, 2014, 09:06:11 PM
I've avoided the TWoW chapters that are out there but good to know that Aryas is good.
This.

I avoided the DwD prerelease chapters and I intend to do so with TWoW as well. When it comes out then I'll read it all. :)
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Post by: orcus116 on March 29, 2014, 05:12:13 PM
Powered through this show over this last week. Can't wait for next week.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on March 30, 2014, 12:58:10 AM
Yeaaahh, if you guys could avoid mentioning which charachters have chapters and therefore are still alive by the time of TWoW, that would be great.
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Post by: Evermind on March 30, 2014, 01:46:23 AM
Sorry about that, I've put it in small letters now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tick on March 31, 2014, 01:07:27 PM
I had never watched this show until 3 weeks ago. Since then, after watching the first episode and loving it, I watched all 3 seasons in 3 weeks! and if that isn't enough, I watched season 1 and 2 again with my wife as I talked her into getting involved saying she must watch this show! She is now caught up as well! I love this show!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 31, 2014, 01:11:15 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tick on March 31, 2014, 01:23:02 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
The nudity is definitely abundant but it isn't gratuitous. It works with the context of the show. At least that's how I feel.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: ZirconBlue on March 31, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
The nudity is definitely abundant but it isn't gratuitous. It works with the context of the show. At least that's how I feel.

A lot of it is definitely gratuitous.  Pretty much all of the prostitute sexposition scenes, for example.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 31, 2014, 02:33:54 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
The nudity is definitely abundant but it isn't gratuitous. It works with the context of the show. At least that's how I feel.

A lot of it is definitely gratuitous.  Pretty much all of the prostitute sexposition scenes, for example.

Im not complaining from my view, but I see a lot of it as gratuitous specifically the above. The show created a character that isnt in the books who was mostly naked (Ros).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Tick on March 31, 2014, 02:52:08 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
The nudity is definitely abundant but it isn't gratuitous. It works with the context of the show. At least that's how I feel.

A lot of it is definitely gratuitous.  Pretty much all of the prostitute sexposition scenes, for example.
I don’t know. I see it as an accurate portrayal of what it was probably like. Is it necessary? Probably not, but I take it in the context of the show. It’s not like it comes across as porn. At least not for me, but definitely some may see it otherwise and I would not blame them.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 31, 2014, 02:56:41 PM
I have no problem with the nudity.  It isn't what I would call gratuitous.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 31, 2014, 02:58:58 PM
Lucky you, I'd gladly rewatch to get my fiancé interested but she refuses and for know reason. I think it's because of all the nudity though.
The nudity is definitely abundant but it isn't gratuitous. It works with the context of the show. At least that's how I feel.

A lot of it is definitely gratuitous.  Pretty much all of the prostitute sexposition scenes, for example.
I don’t know. I see it as an accurate portrayal of what it was probably like. Is it necessary? Probably not, but I take it in the context of the show. It’s not like it comes across as porn. At least not for me, but definitely some may see it otherwise and I would not blame them.

Definitely dont see it as porn and you are probably right about accurate portrayal, but I dont know if all of it is necessary.  The point I was making originally is that I believe it makes my fiance uncomfortable be cause there is a good amount of it and its more than boobs/ass.  She'll never admit it to me, but I know her well enough to get the feeling that is the reason why she wont watch.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on March 31, 2014, 03:00:58 PM
After watching Rome I really don't think Game of Throne's nudity is much to get worked up about.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on March 31, 2014, 03:17:23 PM
After watching Spartacus I really don't think Game of Throne's nudity is much to get worked up about.

FIFY

And im not arguing from my perspective, because I dont care.  Nudity doesnt make or break a show for me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 31, 2014, 05:58:56 PM
Spartacus' nudity was really distracting. They tried to make it mean something the majority of the time but man I could've done with a looot less.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2014, 07:50:50 AM
I thought it was fine at first because they tried to portray it as this was what Ancient Rome was like but in the last two seasons it became more of softcore porn.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 02, 2014, 02:41:15 AM
Game of Thrones intro re-imagined for Skyrim:

http://vimeo.com/90589442

That's some excellent work!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: snapple on April 06, 2014, 05:31:25 AM
TOOOOOOOOOOOOONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 06, 2014, 05:38:14 AM
^^(http://www.heroscapers.com/community/images/smilies/excited.gif)

and also

(http://i.imgur.com/RySmh.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 06, 2014, 06:20:31 AM
Can not wait.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Evermind on April 06, 2014, 06:26:45 AM
I can't wait too, rewatching S3 at the moment.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on April 06, 2014, 07:02:33 AM
Finished season 3 a few days ago. Can't see the season 4 opener until tomorrow afternoon so I have 24 painful hours in front of me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 06, 2014, 08:08:56 AM
It's been on all week on hbo and I keep watching.  I'll watch the season 3 finale today on blu ray on the big screen before the new episode airs.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on April 06, 2014, 10:58:04 AM
Winter is coming bitches!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 06, 2014, 01:20:48 PM
(http://hd.se/noje/nojesbloggen/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Game_of_Thrones_BreakTheGlass.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 06, 2014, 08:18:09 PM
Guys, that tavern scene.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: orcus116 on April 06, 2014, 08:32:33 PM
I knew it was coming and it was still great.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 06, 2014, 09:17:46 PM
This, I would say, was one of the rare instances in which I was glad to be a non-reader. But next week should be even better.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 06, 2014, 09:29:02 PM
Holy shit
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Scrub206 on April 06, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
Guys, that tavern scene.
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Post by: Accelerando on April 06, 2014, 11:45:22 PM
So good! Next week can't come soon enough
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Post by: soundgarden on April 07, 2014, 07:58:53 AM
Guys, that tavern scene.

As you can probably tell by now, Arya is becoming more and more of a killer.  Its her theme in the books which was a bit suppressed in the last season.  I am glad the screenwriters are not shying away from that.

Good episode; love the actors they chose for the Dornish folk.  Oberyn has already jumped to the top of the awesome list.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 07, 2014, 09:27:53 AM
No doubt, Oberyn is badass.

And the Hound was 110% badass in that scene last night, including one of the most gruesome kills I've ever seen.
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Post by: Super Dude on April 07, 2014, 09:44:34 AM
He should open a chicken joint.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2014, 09:53:07 AM
The tavern scene was great. I liked how the previously on bit showed A LOT of stuff from season 1.  For all the non book readers, kind of shows how everything that happens has a meaning or will mean something in the future.

As for the episode overall, I enjoyed it, but it felt a lot like the S3 opener.  Lots of small bits with all the characters to show where they are at and starting to set up the new storylines, but nothing major happening and not a whole lot of an episode story arc.  Can't wait for next week though.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 07, 2014, 10:07:10 AM
Just finished the episode, and what stands out the most is that Arya is awesome. It a quieter episode than I expected. I thought they'd begin the season with more of a bang. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't really good, since Game of Thrones makes "quiet" episodes better than pretty much any other show out there.

EDIT: That noise in the soundtrack that comes in right as Arya shoves that sword in that dudes stomach is really haunting. Perfect way to emphasize what is happening to Arya.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2014, 10:34:01 AM
Yup, when you think about what Arya's been through and seen it makes a lot of sense.  Saw her father beheaded, saw her brothers body with the dierwolves head on it.  Been put in the position where she had to kill before.  Now its becoming nature for her. 
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Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 07, 2014, 12:00:54 PM
Awesome episode, I've missed this show.
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Post by: BlackInk on April 07, 2014, 01:47:06 PM
Also, didn't realize at first that the title "two swords" didn't necessarily refer to the two swords made in the beginning, but rather the loss of "Ice" and Arya reclaiming "Needle". I first thought it was an oddly vague thing to name an episode for, but after realizing that it makes for a perfect episode name.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2014, 02:03:34 PM
Also, didn't realize at first that the title "two swords" didn't necessarily refer to the two swords made in the beginning, but rather the loss of "Ice" and Arya reclaiming "Needle". I first thought it was an oddly vague thing to name an episode for, but after realizing that it makes for a perfect episode name.

Good catch!
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 07, 2014, 02:41:36 PM

As for the episode overall, I enjoyed it, but it felt a lot like the S3 opener.  Lots of small bits with all the characters to show where they are at and starting to set up the new storylines, but nothing major happening and not a whole lot of an episode story arc.  Can't wait for next week though.
I liken GoT's season premieres to the first day of school after summer break. See all your friends, catch up on what they're up to and hide all the pain and suffering the next 9 weeks will bring!!!!!

As for the episode I really liked it. Jaime was awesome and The Hound was incredibly funny, only Dany got the weak parts of the episode but that's OK.

Where's my Sandor's Fried Chicken picture internet?!?!
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Post by: abydos on April 07, 2014, 03:54:14 PM
Arya and the Hound are the best, new WWF tag-team champions.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 07, 2014, 04:27:35 PM
Also, did someone else gave a fangirl squeal when they name checked Ser Duncan the Tall and Arthur Dayne or was it just me??
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2014, 04:50:34 PM
Also, did someone else gave a fangirl squeal when they name checked Ser Duncan the Tall and Arthur Dayne or was it just me??

No squeal for me, but I was happy they showed the book.  For some reason I was thinking about that recently.

I liken GoT's season premieres to the first day of school after summer break. See all your friends, catch up on what they're up to and hide all the pain and suffering the next 9 weeks will bring!!!!!

I like that analogy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: orcus116 on April 07, 2014, 05:17:19 PM
No doubt, Oberyn is badass.

And the Hound was 110% badass in that scene last night, including one of the most gruesome kills I've ever seen.

Yeah that one where he kept slamming the guy's head down on the knife made me cringe.
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Post by: soundgarden on April 07, 2014, 05:33:53 PM
Also, did someone else gave a fangirl squeal when they name checked Ser Duncan the Tall and Arthur Dayne or was it just me??

I did  :coolio :loser:
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Post by: FracturedMirror on April 07, 2014, 07:47:42 PM
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I thought this was a great episode overall.  Tavern scene was great; I hope Sandor gets a lot of airtime this season.  Even though they aren't "main characters", the Clegane brothers are two of my favorite characters in the series.  Yoren was another of my faves.

I am really looking forward to the arrival of a certain character with the initials L.S. sometime this season.  Anyone who has read the books knows who I mean.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2014, 09:49:32 PM
I am really looking forward to the arrival of a certain character with the initials L.S. sometime this season.  Anyone who has read the books knows who I mean.

I am honestly not sure if we will see that this season.  I could totally see this character as an end to the season though
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 08, 2014, 12:39:15 AM
So good to have the show back! Great first episode.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on April 08, 2014, 08:31:04 AM
I am really looking forward to the arrival of a certain character with the initials L.S. sometime this season.  Anyone who has read the books knows who I mean.

I am honestly not sure if we will see that this season.  I could totally see this character as an end to the season though
Probably next season, or somebody else is playing her, because I see nothing on Michelle's IMDB page
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Post by: Podaar on April 08, 2014, 08:52:55 AM
I am really looking forward to the arrival of a certain character with the initials L.S. sometime this season.  Anyone who has read the books knows who I mean.

Nah, Lyanna Stark won't be putting in an appearance in the TV series!  ;)
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Post by: Evermind on April 08, 2014, 08:54:55 AM
I think the season will end on LS, would be an awesome cliffhanger. I'm sure she won't be cut, otherwise there would be no point introducing Beric and all the resurrection stuff ib the first place. As for no information on Michelle's page, I think they can be quiet about it on purpose, to make it a surprise with even more impact.

This episode was the best premiere this show had, I think, maybe on par with S3. The only scene I hated was Tyrion+Shae, I just can't stand Shae at all. Some scenes fell a bit flat for me, like Brienne's interaction with Margaery and Tyrion with Bronn meeting Dornishmen without Oberyn on foot on some road, but otherwise it was very good. I was sceptical on Oberyn cast, but now I'm completely sold. The Jon Snow trial was one of the best actions Kit put out on the show, also loved Aemon lines.

A lot of hilarious things too. I chuckled when Jaime waved at Qyburn with his fake hand, was smiling at Hound at chickens and lost it when they showed the statue of Joffrey first, only to cut it to Jack Glesson standing in almost the same. Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen. Like Viserys in S1, pity he died too quickly. :P

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Post by: BlackInk on April 08, 2014, 10:42:14 AM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.
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Post by: snapple on April 08, 2014, 11:55:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ers1zdD.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 08, 2014, 12:08:12 PM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.

Totally, he is one of the best characters on the show.  He does such a great job making you hate him that you actually like him because of it!

I am really looking forward to the arrival of a certain character with the initials L.S. sometime this season.  Anyone who has read the books knows who I mean.

I am honestly not sure if we will see that this season.  I could totally see this character as an end to the season though
Probably next season, or somebody else is playing her, because I see nothing on Michelle's IMDB page

Would you see that IMDB?  For the non readers, that would be a big surprise and putting that info out there could ruin it for a lot of people
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: SomeoneLikeHim on April 08, 2014, 01:10:32 PM
 
(http://i.imgur.com/ers1zdD.jpg)
:rollin
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: masterthes on April 08, 2014, 02:30:51 PM
Renewed for 2 more seasons!  :metal
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Post by: FracturedMirror on April 08, 2014, 03:21:57 PM
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 08, 2014, 04:52:45 PM
Renewed for 2 more seasons!  :metal

Nice.  They did have the highest ratings for the show and tops since the Sopranos season finale for HBO.  Pretty impressive when season 4 is getting your highest ratings.  The shows a super hit and the creators wanted to do 7 seasons so that seems likely now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: orcus116 on April 08, 2014, 07:31:32 PM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.

He should stop having the most punchable face in the universe then.

Renewed for 2 more seasons!  :metal

Nice.  They did have the highest ratings for the show and tops since the Sopranos season finale for HBO.  Pretty impressive when season 4 is getting your highest ratings.  The shows a super hit and the creators wanted to do 7 seasons so that seems likely now.

They'll either have to stretch it out or make Martin submit to his future plans.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on April 08, 2014, 08:00:11 PM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.

He should stop having the most punchable face in the universe then.
Nah.

That's Pete Campbell from Mad Men. Joffrey can take the number two slot. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 09, 2014, 06:48:23 AM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.

He should stop having the most punchable face in the universe then.
Nah.

That's Pete Campbell from Mad Men. Joffrey can take the number two slot. :)

I think you have that backwards. Pete may be a buttmunch, but at least he hasn't sadistically murdered anyone or forced someone else to murder someone.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 09, 2014, 07:09:50 AM
Nice.  They did have the highest ratings for the show and tops since the Sopranos season finale for HBO.  Pretty impressive when season 4 is getting your highest ratings.  The shows a super hit and the creators wanted to do 7 seasons so that seems likely now.

They'll either have to stretch it out or make Martin submit to his future plans.

The creators will want to do 7 seasons and end the story, with or without Martin.  Martin already told them the basic outline of whats to happen minus the details.  However, with the WoW chapters that are out already and something that happened in the first episode of this season, it seems like they have been communicating a lot about whats to happen.  Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Super Dude on April 09, 2014, 07:31:43 AM
How many books deep are we in the show? I can't imagine we can get through what's left in the books in just this season plus three more unless they really start accelerating things.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 09, 2014, 07:50:45 AM
Technically this season is the second half of the third book but they also are using storylines from the 5th book, but for those who haven't read, books 4 and 5 run parallel in time and are much slower paced so a lot of people think the show will be able to do both books in one season especially since this season will already go far into some of book 5s story's.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: BlackInk on April 09, 2014, 09:29:46 AM
I haven't red them, so I don't know, but considering how long they are, I always thought that what remained of book 4 and 5 after this season would take two seasons. And hearing Martin talk about how long the two last books will be I imaged them taking up maybe three seasons combined.

Of course, that would make 9 seasons, which is definetely more than Benioff and Weiss has said they hope to do...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: Evermind on April 09, 2014, 10:40:46 AM
I'm sure they will take a chunk of 4th and 5th books this season, and I think they've got to finish both of these books in season 5, maybe including something from the 6th book as well. As it happens, both 4th and 5th books are mainly world-building with not so many "oh-my-god" scale events. They are building up to at least two major events, yet due to the length and editing choices both events were left out of the fifth book, and I'm sure this won't work on the show.

GRRM himself said A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons should take two or even three seasons, but I honestly think this is unrealistic as hell. Only a couple of faithful watchers will keep up with this show if this would be the case, so they obviously have to shorten all the stuff, especially as they currently have seven seasons plan.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
Post by: cramx3 on April 09, 2014, 11:00:23 AM
I'm sure they will take a chunk of 4th and 5th books this season, and I think they've got to finish both of these books in season 5, maybe including something from the 6th book as well. As it happens, both 4th and 5th books are mainly world-building with not so many "oh-my-god" scale events. They are building up to at least two major events, yet due to the length and editing choices both events were left out of the fifth book, and I'm sure this won't work on the show.

GRRM himself said A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons should take two or even three seasons, but I honestly think this is unrealistic as hell. Only a couple of faithful watchers will keep up with this show if this would be the case, so they obviously have to shorten all the stuff, especially as they currently have seven seasons plan.

Totally agree.  Also, if the creators want to do 7 seasons and they have already surpassed the books, theres no reason to think they could end the show a different and shorter way than the books end.  No one knows what will happen, but Im really hoping for WoW to be out before next season because I am pretty sure there will be storylines for next season that are passed the books.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on April 09, 2014, 05:15:40 PM
Jack's action is gold again, we mean to hate his character but I can't stop cheering every time he's on screen.

This. I love Joffrey.

He should stop having the most punchable face in the universe then.
Nah.

That's Pete Campbell from Mad Men. Joffrey can take the number two slot. :)

I think you have that backwards. Pete may be a buttmunch, but at least he hasn't sadistically murdered anyone or forced someone else to murder someone.
No.
In terms of pure face-punchability, Peter's smarmy, baby-faced grin deserves a fist far more. Joffrey is way more of a monster but that's not what I was talking about.
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Post by: orcus116 on April 13, 2014, 07:53:57 PM
FUCK YES
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Post by: Super Dude on April 13, 2014, 07:54:21 PM
WOW. I knew what was gonna happen, but I was once again not prepared! :lol
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Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on April 13, 2014, 07:59:22 PM
So happy Joffrey's dead. Never thought I'd say something like that, even about a TV character. :lol
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Post by: snapple on April 13, 2014, 08:28:23 PM
Apparently there is a cure for being a cunt.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 13, 2014, 08:40:34 PM
Weddings in Westeros: never a dull moment!
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Post by: Super Dude on April 13, 2014, 10:01:32 PM
So GoT viewers, which had you more stunned: the Red Wedding or the Purple Wedding?
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Post by: TempusVox on April 13, 2014, 11:27:03 PM
I need to get some help...the whole time he was twisting on the ground, I kept saying "Die you motherfucker, die", over and over again. I'd have to say I've never experienced so much hatred for a tv character. Jesus! My reaction actually surprised me. And now I'm so giddy with glee. I haven't been this fired up since the ending of Braveheart!! NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT  :metal   :biggrin:

Too bad Tyrion is being set up. Only Lannister worth anything.
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Post by: jcmistat on April 14, 2014, 01:08:18 AM
So GoT viewers, which had you more stunned: the Red Wedding or the Purple Wedding?

Easily the Red Wedding because at the time I haven't read any of the books. That scene was much more brutal than Joffrey's death.

I knew Purple Wedding had to happen early because its around the half way point of book 3. This season is supposed to be the second half of the third book so it couldn't be towards the end like the Red Wedding. Still a little surprised it happened in episode two.
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Post by: Accelerando on April 14, 2014, 02:06:40 AM
Such a satisfying episode  :metal
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Post by: Podaar on April 14, 2014, 08:59:36 AM
I was pleased with the portrayal of the Purple Wedding but prior to that it seemed the episode was paced a bit slow and plodding. Is it just me or is the acting/directing just a bit phoned in? The first episode was much the same.

It seems to me that the horror of the Reek/Ramsay Snow relationship isn't translating to the screen very well. For just a moment, when Reek was holding the razor to Ramsay's neck I thought they'd captured it but then Reek's submission seemed a little off. His motivation for not cutting Ramsay's throat just wasn't visceral enough. I don't know, it's hard to explain. What do y'all think?
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Post by: Mister Gold on April 14, 2014, 09:55:11 AM
I knew both events were happening, since I'd already read the books, but I think that the Red Wedding was far more of a "shock." It's certainly a far more brutal affair than the Purple Wedding. One was a clever assassination, the other was a slaughterhouse.
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Post by: snapple on April 14, 2014, 10:06:24 AM
I knew both events were happening, since I'd already read the books, but I think that the Red Wedding was far more of a "shock." It's certainly a far more brutal affair than the Purple Wedding. One was a clever assassination, the other was a slaughterhouse.

I think the Purple Wedding was more of a shock. He's the king, FFS.
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 10:15:43 AM
I honestly don't know which one shocked me more. The Red Wedding for me had this impending doom hanging over the entire thing, and although going into it I was kinda excited, once the Rains of Castamere began playing I suddenly felt really apprehensive.

The Purple Wedding, I was pretty excited right up until the moment of Joffrey's death. Not that I regret his death - he was a bastard until the very end and pretty much earned it. But watching it was pretty excruciating. It's still kinda of a disturbing thing to watch someone die, even if entirely fictional, and even if they deserved it, especially when it happens in such a violent way.

On a side note, both Jack Gleeson and Lena Heady were fan-fucking-tastic in those final moments. They both really sold it. And as much of a bastard Joffrey was, I'm going to miss Gleeson. How much I hated Joffrey was truly a mark of how great Gleeson was at bringing that character to life. I hope he goes on to a busy career after this.
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Post by: Mister Gold on April 14, 2014, 10:38:09 AM
I honestly don't know which one shocked me more. The Red Wedding for me had this impending doom hanging over the entire thing, and although going into it I was kinda excited, once the Rains of Castamere began playing I suddenly felt really apprehensive.

The Purple Wedding, I was pretty excited right up until the moment of Joffrey's death. Not that I regret his death - he was a bastard until the very end and pretty much earned it. But watching it was pretty excruciating. It's still kinda of a disturbing thing to watch someone die, even if entirely fictional, and even if they deserved it, especially when it happens in such a violent way.

On a side note, both Jack Gleeson and Lena Heady were fan-fucking-tastic in those final moments. They both really sold it. And as much of a bastard Joffrey was, I'm going to miss Gleeson. How much I hated Joffrey was truly a mark of how great Gleeson was at bringing that character to life. I hope he goes on to a busy career after this.


Gleeson is apparently going to retire from acting now that he's finished GoT. I hope he changes his mind down the road, as he really is a terrific actor.
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Post by: Zantera on April 14, 2014, 11:00:03 AM
So GoT viewers, which had you more stunned: the Red Wedding or the Purple Wedding?

Red Wedding easily. I wasn't even surprised by this episode, and I haven't read the books. The main difference for me is that Red Wedding was characters you really cared about and loved, and it came out of nowhere. This time it was a character you hated, and most characters had a reason for hating him as well. And so it wasn't surprising in that sense, someone would have taken care of it sooner or later anyways.
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Post by: snapple on April 14, 2014, 11:19:47 AM
who the fuck cared about and/or loved Robb Stark?
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Post by: BlackInk on April 14, 2014, 12:24:53 PM
I must be the only one in the world who hated to see Joffrey die. Dammit! I loved watching Joffrey be an evil sick person, and I think the show will lose something without him.

Things like this is why I love the show though.
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
who the fuck cared about and/or loved Robb Stark?

This. As much as he was the designated good guy, his story didn't interest me at all, and he was so incompetent that I actually found myself rooting for the Lannisters.
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Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 14, 2014, 01:15:36 PM
who the fuck cared about and/or loved Robb Stark?
"Love" is a strong word, but I definitely cared about Robb.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2014, 01:58:19 PM
who the fuck cared about and/or loved Robb Stark?

I dont know if its Robb himself, but I think a lot of people cared about the Starks as they are portrayed as the good guys.  The red wedding is definitely more surprising because it happened to the good guys, you just dont see that very often in shows/movies.

And I am really upset Joffrey is gone, he was my favorite to hate character on TV.  The actor just did such an amazing job with him.
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Post by: ariich on April 14, 2014, 02:05:30 PM
who the fuck cared about and/or loved Robb Stark?
"Love" is a strong word, but I definitely cared about Robb.
Yep. And Catelyn was a bit annoying but she was a good person. And Robb's wife and unborn child, jeez that was horrible.

Whereas Joffrey was just awful and deserved to die, so yeah I didn't find it particularly shocking but I did find it particularly awesome.
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Post by: Cool Chris on April 14, 2014, 02:09:32 PM
[Robb] was so incompetent

 ???

(http://seattletimes.com/ABPub/2013/03/27/2020654266.jpg)
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 02:11:44 PM
He won a battle and then lost the war and his hostage.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2014, 02:16:52 PM
I wouldnt say Robb was incompetent. He was fine for leading an army, but he made poor choices by breaking his vow to the Freys, that cost him everything and it was his flaw for falling for Talisa.  So he had his issues, but I wouldnt say he was incompetent.
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Post by: Accelerando on April 14, 2014, 02:21:38 PM
I just realized Joffery was in Batman Begins
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 02:33:03 PM
I wouldnt say Robb was incompetent. He was fine for leading an army, but he made poor choices by breaking his vow to the Freys, that cost him everything and it was his flaw for falling for Talisa.  So he had his issues, but I wouldnt say he was incompetent.

Point taken, although I will note that the Karstark debacle in particular was pretty damaging and representative of his problem: his inability to see how short-game choices affected the long game.
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Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2014, 02:56:47 PM
I wouldnt say Robb was incompetent. He was fine for leading an army, but he made poor choices by breaking his vow to the Freys, that cost him everything and it was his flaw for falling for Talisa.  So he had his issues, but I wouldnt say he was incompetent.

Point taken, although I will note that the Karstark debacle in particular was pretty damaging and representative of his problem: his inability to see how short-game choices affected the long game.

Maybe, but I think the Karstark situation was tricky for Robb.  The guy disobeyed him and the penalty was death.  Obviously that was a big blow to his army to lose them, but I guess one could say he shouldnt of beheaded him, but I think thats a tough call.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on April 14, 2014, 03:05:46 PM
Starks deserved what came to them. #teamlannister


I read the books, so what happened in the last episode wasn't a surprise. While the character is obviously not the most likeable, it is still sad to see him leave because the actor did an absolutely phenomenal job. Seeing and hearing Sigur Rós was also pretty amazing.
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Post by: Zantera on April 14, 2014, 03:22:47 PM
I really like Tyrion and Jaime (two of my favorite characters), but I wouldn't consider myself team lannister since I despise the rest of the family. If anything I root for Dany and Jon Snow.
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Post by: ariich on April 14, 2014, 03:30:54 PM
Dany's pretty irritating. I like Jon, Arya, Tyrion. Jaime's starting to become pretty decent. I quite like all the Tyrells actually.
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 03:33:38 PM
Dany's pretty irritating. I like Jon, Arya, Tyrion. Jaime's starting to become pretty decent. I quite like all the Tyrells actually.

Yeah, pretty much all of this.
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Post by: ariich on April 14, 2014, 03:37:31 PM
o/
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Post by: TheVoxyn on April 14, 2014, 03:40:43 PM
Tywin and Jaime are my favourites, then Jonny Snow and Dany (although she has some bad moments). I also really like Theon for some reason.
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Post by: Accelerando on April 14, 2014, 04:08:15 PM
Dany, irritating or not, is very pleasant on the eyes
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Post by: Super Dude on April 14, 2014, 04:09:10 PM
o/

*\o
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Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2014, 05:21:03 PM
Tywin and Joffrey are so great on TV that I like both a lot more than the book version (not that they are different but they are portrayed so well) but Jon Snow and Tyrion are probably my favorite characters.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on April 14, 2014, 05:23:40 PM
I loved Tywin in the book as well, I like his no-bullshit (stark honour blabla) and pragmatic approach towards everything.
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Post by: abydos on April 14, 2014, 06:21:09 PM
You fools! Going around publicly stating who you like the most. Don't you know Martin browses every website that mentions his books, compiles a database of who is most liked and then these guys are getting the short end of the stick as soon as possible?

The latest episode wasn't as satisfying as I had hoped. Now that it's done, I find myself shockingly surprised that I'm gonna miss the little fellow.
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 14, 2014, 06:21:31 PM
Yeah, Jaime is my favorite character, Tyrion my 2nd favorite and Tywin is such a badass. But I wouldn't consider myself #Team #Lannister #hashtag



I must be the only one in the world who hated to see Joffrey die. Dammit! I loved watching Joffrey be an evil sick person, and I think the show will lose something without him.
Ramsay Snow has your evil sick person quota covered! Next to him, Joffrey was a saint!
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Post by: cramx3 on April 14, 2014, 06:31:22 PM
Agreed about Ramsay, but I dont see him of being a likeable TV character the way Joffrey was.  I still cant tell if its the character or the actor or likely both, but something about him made me really like him (in a hateful way of course).  Even when I watched the first two seasons before I read the book, I LOVED Joffrey.

Ramsay is even more sadistic, but his character hasnt done anything to make me like him in any way.  Just doesnt get the same emotion that Joffrey got from me, besides that you dislike them because they are terrible people.
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Post by: PuffyPat on April 14, 2014, 10:44:28 PM
The Hound is by far my favorite character, then comes Bronn, then Varys, then Jaime, Tywin, Tyrion, and after that it's all kind of the same. My favorite characters are the ones who don't give a shit about the Iron Throne. At least the top three anyway.
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Post by: Aefenwelg on April 15, 2014, 12:18:15 AM
Varys actually does care a lot.
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Post by: orcus116 on April 15, 2014, 05:31:50 AM
Bronn's story is probably my least favorite. I hope he actually does something other than toodle around having animal dreams. There has been zero payoff so far.
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Post by: Prog Snob on April 15, 2014, 07:50:18 AM
Don't you mean Bran?   ;)


I'm really the most curious about Arya, Varys, Bran, whether or not Jon Snow is part Targaryen, and I have a strange idea that Syrio Forel is Jaqen.  In the book, it's never made clear that he dies. In the TV Show, the first thing you hear after Arya runs away is a metal sword drop, not Syrio's wooden sword.