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« Reply #175 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.

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« Reply #176 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.
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« Reply #177 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.

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« Reply #178 on: May 15, 2011, 12:26:33 PM »
Finally got around to watching this.



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« Reply #179 on: May 15, 2011, 09:00:22 PM »
LOL LORAS AND RENLY
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« Reply #180 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 :(

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« Reply #181 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... :'( :'(
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« Reply #182 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.

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« Reply #183 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.
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« Reply #184 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:

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« Reply #185 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.
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« Reply #186 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.
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« Reply #187 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.
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« Reply #188 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.

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« Reply #189 on: May 16, 2011, 08:07:22 AM »
I believe he was expecting a better trasnsition to television.
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« Reply #190 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.
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« Reply #191 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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« Reply #192 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
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« Reply #193 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.
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« Reply #194 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.
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« Reply #195 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.
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« Reply #196 on: May 16, 2011, 11:27:15 AM »
Can't wait for more Spartacus!

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« Reply #197 on: May 16, 2011, 11:54:36 AM »
Varys was fucking awesome this week.

And I love Bronn already.
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« Reply #198 on: May 16, 2011, 12:37:51 PM »
Holy FUCK  :omg:

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



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« Reply #199 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.


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« Reply #200 on: May 16, 2011, 03:23:22 PM »
Kickass GoT intro with guitars: :metal

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« Reply #201 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..

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« Reply #203 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.

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« Reply #204 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.

Hah I thought that  :lol

I also never picked up on Renly/Loras in the books.  Or I did, but I forgot.   :facepalm:
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« Reply #205 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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« Reply #206 on: May 19, 2011, 09:15:51 AM »
So...I stayed up till 6am today watching every episode they've released so far...


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« Reply #207 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.
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« Reply #208 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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« Reply #209 on: May 22, 2011, 06:17:25 PM »
Tonight's episode is titled "A Golden Crown".


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