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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 10:25:31 AM »
Just started reading.  I've enjoyed it so far.  I can't watch something then read it, so I'm trying to read things before I see them in the show.  The show seems so well done, though, that I can't help but feel like just watching.


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2011, 05:50:11 PM »
Add me to the list of those who thought it was impressive.  They've gotten the look of everything just how it should be, some of the performances were spot on, and it ended probably where it should for the first episode.  I think they might have rewritten Tyrion's character slightly at the beginning though, considering how much he'll come to the fore in the following seasons.  Nice to see that Jamie's still a gigantic asshole, though.  I wonder who they'd cast as Brianna - that'll be a challenge.


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 06:03:33 PM »
Well, Dani is easily the worst character in the books. 

Worse than her older brother?

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I happen to like Dany, too.   :)

I'm just about finished w/ the first book, and it rocked my world. I'm not going to start CoK until June, but I'm highly anticipating it. Alright, more Kingslayer douchiness tonight! Woo!!

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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2011, 11:43:51 AM »
I really need to stop clicking the spoiler tags in this thread!  :angry:
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2011, 12:27:16 PM »
same here lol  im with ya wurwolf


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2011, 12:30:39 PM »
Me too.  I keep thinking that since I'm caught up with the show, spoilers don't matter.  I resisted the urge to click on Imrahil's spoiler, at least.


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2011, 12:35:10 PM »
Better?

Now I want to click on it even more.


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2011, 12:35:46 PM »
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My glasses are pretty thick, could make the font a sqosh bigger


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2011, 12:53:41 PM »
Haha, better. That angry emoticon was mostly directed at myself because I know I can't resist clicking the spoilers.

Great thing about having a lousy memory, though -- I forget everything within a half hour of reading it.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2011, 04:48:11 PM »
Watched the second episode last night.   Not a bad show, but since i've never read the books and i have no clue where the story is going,  i was confused as hell at the mile a minute exposition that the pilot episode was doing.  Thankfully, the second episode slowed things down a bit and you were able to feel out these characters a bit.  I'm still on the fence about the show, but last nights episode kept me interested enough to make up for the confusing as hell first episode.


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2011, 05:25:22 PM »
I agree that the first episode was very confusing. After it ended I was like, Well, I liked the fucking! But then I read up on it a little on the internet (thank you, TWOP recap and forums) and by the time the second episode aired I felt like I had a pretty good handle on who was who and what was going on.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2011, 05:34:20 PM »
Absolutely. Another reason those recaps are great is that I have a hard time understanding what is being said, so then I read the recap and I'm like, Ohhh, so that's what that was all about.

I suppose I could just read the books, but if I read further ahead than the tv show it would spoil it for me.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2011, 06:00:54 PM »
I think after the end of the first season I might pick up the first book to read it. Onil has them all, the huge nerd, so they're just sitting in my house.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2011, 07:05:28 AM »
I would like to disagree about as passionately, and emphatically as one possibly could about both Martin's prose being nothing fancy (which I admit is subjective once you get past 'competent') and about losing nothing if you don't read the books. The changes have been subtle, but they're extreme enough where I'm now treating the book and the show as separate entities. The show is still good, but as Imrahil said, they've given the characters moral facelifts...this is a bad thing in my book, as the nastiness, the ambiguity, all of that wonderful self-serving ego were major draws for me. I've quite literally cringed when I've seen them pull punches.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2011, 02:02:37 PM »
I would like to disagree about as passionately, and emphatically as one possibly could about both Martin's prose being nothing fancy (which I admit is subjective once you get past 'competent') and about losing nothing if you don't read the books. The changes have been subtle, but they're extreme enough where I'm now treating the book and the show as separate entities. The show is still good, but as Imrahil said, they've given the characters moral facelifts...this is a bad thing in my book, as the nastiness, the ambiguity, all of that wonderful self-serving ego were major draws for me. I've quite literally cringed when I've seen them pull punches.

I agree completely.  And I also find it baffling why HBO would do this in the first place.  It's not like they haven't had other successful shows with utterly vile and morally reprehensible lead characters.  This is right in their wheelhouse and it's strange for them to make such changes.
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