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Re: Game of Thrones

#101 Post by alan smithee » 07 May 2012, 23:10

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#102 Post by Batman » 09 May 2012, 08:14

I'm current all the way to season 2, episode 6. I'm amazed at how many people really deserve to die in this. Joffrey and Theon Greyjoy lead the list.
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Re: Game of Thrones

#103 Post by Middle » 10 May 2012, 01:09

Batman wrote:I'm current all the way to season 2, episode 6. I'm amazed at how many people really deserve to die in this. Joffrey and Theon Greyjoy lead the list.
:green:

You can make a fair case for Cersei as well. As well as a ton of other despicable characters.
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Re: Game of Thrones

#104 Post by snotball » 15 May 2012, 14:32

Did Theon actually do it, or didn't he?
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#105 Post by Nunis » 15 May 2012, 20:36

I doubt it

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#106 Post by Toto le Héros » 16 May 2012, 02:57

snotball wrote:Did Theon actually do it, or didn't he?
My money is on the two orphans sent to this farm...

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#107 Post by Batman » 16 May 2012, 03:10

Toto le Héros wrote:
snotball wrote:Did Theon actually do it, or didn't he?
My money is on the two orphans sent to this farm...
I conquer. I assumed it was those two boys the young lords saw just prior to their scene ending.
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#108 Post by snotball » 16 May 2012, 03:15

Batman wrote:
Toto le Héros wrote:
snotball wrote:Did Theon actually do it, or didn't he?
My money is on the two orphans sent to this farm...
I conquer. I assumed it was those two boys the young lords saw just prior to their scene ending.
That was one of the possibilities, hence the question.
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Re: Game of Thrones

#109 Post by JJ » 16 May 2012, 11:25

Has anyone actually read the books? Are they worth reading or is it just going to spoil my tv viewing?

And this miniseries must set the record for "most characters ever". It's still impossible for me to tell who's being talked about on episode recaps. I think I just figured out that Carcetti is what they mean by "Littlefinger".
La la la la la.

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Re: Game of Thrones

#110 Post by Batman » 16 May 2012, 13:15

JJ wrote:Has anyone actually read the books? Are they worth reading or is it just going to spoil my tv viewing?

And this miniseries must set the record for "most characters ever". It's still impossible for me to tell who's being talked about on episode recaps. I think I just figured out that Carcetti is what they mean by "Littlefinger".
I've read Wikipedia. That will probably spoil your viewing.

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#111 Post by Odd Todd » 16 May 2012, 17:22

JJ wrote:Has anyone actually read the books? Are they worth reading or is it just going to spoil my tv viewing?

And this miniseries must set the record for "most characters ever". It's still impossible for me to tell who's being talked about on episode recaps. I think I just figured out that Carcetti is what they mean by "Littlefinger".
"Littlefinger" is Petyr Baelish... the "Master of Coin"... he is the smart fucker that is on the small council with Tyrion and Lord Varys "The Master of Whispers" or "The Eunuch" if you prefer...
They call him Littlefinger because he was born in "The Fingers" (A group of Archipelagos) and he was from the smallest one.

So yeah... I am reading the books... :lol:
I am almost half way through Book 2 that this season is based upon.
I think they are worth reading... but they are very dense and the show is almost a direct translation... so the only differences are negligible. You only get more background and even more characters if you read them... the show has the decency to merge a few people together into the same character at times.

I read book 1 after watching season 1... and I found when the book was slow it was nice knowing what I was reading towards... I read book 2 at a much slower pace until the season 2 started... and then it was more fun to read.

The characters are all much younger in the book too. It's odd knowing that Robb, Jon and Theon are all about 15... and Daenerys is supposed to be 13 or 14!
There are 5 books out now and I am told that only about 3 years passes from book one to five. So I understand why they aged the charaters... so they can film longer with them not looking older... and so it would be far less creepy! :lol:
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Re: Game of Thrones

#112 Post by snotball » 16 May 2012, 22:03

Odd Todd wrote:The characters are all much younger in the book too.
Or they're at the same in the TV show, like when they cast 30-something actors to play high school students.
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#113 Post by You Know, for Kids » 18 May 2012, 18:52

Batman wrote:I've read Wikipedia.
Did you finish it?
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#114 Post by Scruluce » 19 May 2012, 02:33

You Know, for Kids wrote:
Batman wrote:I've read Wikipedia.
Did you finish it?
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#115 Post by Batman » 19 May 2012, 06:14

You Know, for Kids wrote:
Batman wrote:I've read Wikipedia.
Did you finish it?
Almost. I'm up to "Zoroastrianism".
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#116 Post by sldawgs » 19 May 2012, 07:53

Batman wrote:
You Know, for Kids wrote:
Batman wrote:I've read Wikipedia.
Did you finish it?
Almost. I'm up to "Zoroastrianism".
Yeah, that part was cool. I never expected it to be the prophet Zoroaster.

Oh wait, should I have spoilerized that?
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#117 Post by Dawson » 19 May 2012, 07:57

I've never watched it, is it really that good?
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#118 Post by Batman » 19 May 2012, 08:11

Dawson wrote:I've never watched it, is it really that good?
Yeah. It really is.
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#119 Post by Dawson » 19 May 2012, 08:25

Batman wrote:
Dawson wrote:I've never watched it, is it really that good?
Yeah. It really is.
Im watching Psych and Studio 60 (again) at the momnet, may buy Game of Thrones after
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#120 Post by Scruluce » 20 May 2012, 00:07

Dawson wrote:
Batman wrote:
Dawson wrote:I've never watched it, is it really that good?
Yeah. It really is.
Im watching Psych and Studio 60 (again) at the momnet, may buy Game of Thrones after
Loved Studio 60! also my fault...
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#121 Post by JJ » 21 May 2012, 08:27

I think that was the first mehpisode I can recall from this series. Something happen already.
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#122 Post by Batman » 22 May 2012, 05:07

JJ wrote:I think that was the first mehpisode I can recall from this series. Something happen already.
:green: However, this episode was still better than a ton of other stuff on TV.
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#123 Post by Mazer » 27 May 2012, 16:51

JJ wrote:Has anyone actually read the books? Are they worth reading or is it just going to spoil my tv viewing?
Yes. Yes and yes.

I've read them all. I think it may spoil the viewing a little, knowing what's coming and the answers to some of the questions that have been posed in the thread. I was doing a lot of direct comparison in the first season, and was often sad about things the show missed out on. I did still think it was awesome though. And, they are great books (at least the first, third and fifth) and worth reading.

I've only watched one episide of season two yet, just because of life busy-ness, but I don't think it will be as much of an issue, because I'm kind of foggy on the details of book two by now. And from what I hear, they are playing a little looser with the source material.

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#124 Post by Scruluce » 28 May 2012, 02:04

Is it me, or does the opening credit seem too industrial for the series? I really like the sequence, but it leaves me wanting something more like Da Vinci.
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Re: Game of Thrones

#125 Post by snotball » 29 May 2012, 14:26

All hail Lord Tyrion "Michael Bay" Lannister.
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