Game of Thrones

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  • evhudsonsevhudsons Posts: 1,172
    edited April 2012
    It's hard for me to watch shows but I did start watching this. I just know what the story is or who the characters are.

    I think I'll read it if it's widely available.

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  • codyc1arkcodyc1ark Posts: 2,539
    edited April 2012
    ^ agree, the books are on my short list, maybe I should try reading one on the iPad... I haven't done that yet.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited April 2012
    drumminman wrote: »
    You haven't read the books I take it. You ain't seen nothin' yet! :eek: Cersei is mean as a damn snake too. But quite possibly the worst is Roose Bolton's **** son, Ramsey, who hasn't been introduced yet.

    Love Tyrion - what a smart, clever little f--ker! :cool:
    No i haven't. I usually read non fiction. But for this series i think i'll make an exception. They have a set with the 1st 4 novels on Amazon for $21. I hear the series follows the books pretty accurately. Hope they keep it up.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,404
    edited April 2012
    I'm half way through season 1 and I'm liking it more and more.
    This is a fantastic show and I'm glad it was brought to my attention.
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  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited April 2012
    Damn that last episode Sunday had a kickass ending.
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  • polkatesepolkatese Posts: 6,772
    edited April 2012
    Ron, you meant T&A ending? :smile:
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  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited April 2012
    Well yeah...and the very end right before the credits rolled.
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  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited April 2012
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  • comfortablycurtcomfortablycurt Posts: 6,746
    edited May 2012
    I haven't seen the show...but I've read the first book and actually just started the second one. The first one was great, and the second one is seeming to be very good so far.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,130
    edited May 2012
    Just watched the 1st two episodes of season 1 on dvd from Netflix. The Mrs was unhappy that there are only 2 on the dvd and said to get the rest ASAP. Thanx to this thread for the heads up on this series! Between this and Boardwalk Empire I'm almost tempted to pick up HBO.
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    Seen episode 5 last nite. I wonder who Arya Stark is gonna use her remaining 2 picks on.
  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    chumlie wrote: »
    Seen episode 5 last nite. I wonder who Arya Stark is gonna use her remaining 2 picks on.

    She's very clever in the way she chooses! One tough little girl.

    In the books all the characters are young since few lived to a ripe old age back then. Rob: 16 yo; Arya 8 or 9 yo; Sansa 13 yo.
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    I thought she kinda wasted the first pick. But ya can hardly blame her.
  • Ern DogErn Dog Posts: 2,239
    edited May 2012
    I read the book and just put this in my Netflix que :)
  • DMaraDMara Posts: 1,436
    edited May 2012
    Ern Dog wrote: »
    I read the book and just put this in my Netflix que :)

    You mean the books :biggrin:
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    DMara wrote: »
    You mean the books :biggrin:

    Yep, currently 5 of them with G.R.R. Martin writing the 6th. Wish he'd hurry up :wink:
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    Loved episode 6 last night, but a plot development had me scratching my head. Why did they have someone steal Danerys' dragons to get her to enter the House of the Undying instead of, as in the book, have her enter to seek answers?

    Also, they turned Jeyne Westerling's character into Talisa from Volantis. Not sure why.
    Seems kind of cheap and obvious to me, sort of TV-ish.

    Man, lots of gore last night!
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    Also, looks like Bran and Rickon has escaped Winterfell, but I didn't see the introduction of the characters Meeren and Jojen.
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    Two down, one left for Arya. I see the plot thicking as Jon Snow snuggles with the wildling.
  • newrivalnewrival Posts: 2,020
    edited May 2012
    How about some spoiler alerts for those back on season 1?! haha

    I love this show. It started out a bit gory for my taste, but all in all, I like it. My wife and I started watching the first season on the touchpad on a flight to Portland, and after the first 15 minuts realized people all around us probably thought we were watching ****. :lol:

    Another excellent show, although of a different vein, is Breaking Bad, now in its 6th season. Crazy good. And some of the best character development ever. For Netflix-havers, this is a must see.
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    chumlie wrote: »
    Two down, one left for Arya. I see the plot thicking as Jon Snow snuggles with the wildling.

    S-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 much is gon'na happen this season! It'll make your head spin :eek:, and then there's next season, and. . . . .
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    drumminman wrote: »
    S-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 much is gon'na happen this season! It'll make your head spin :eek:, and then there's next season, and. . . . .
    I gather you've read all the books. How does the show stack up in your opinion ?
  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    chumlie wrote: »
    I gather you've read all the books. How does the show stack up in your opinion ?

    I read 2-5, but I didn't read Game of Thrones, the first one. Season 2 pretty much encompasses the 2nd one, A Clash Of Kings. The script writers are sticking to the books pretty well within the constraints they have (budget, time). The plot turns get a bit complicated, and some of the vignettes are so complicated they'd be difficult to convey and make sense. The main story elements are there, though certain scenes are combined or left out for clarity or to move things along a bit quicker.

    IMHO one of the best elements of the series is casting, especially Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, Lena Headey as Cersei, and whoever that guy is that plays Tywin Lannister.

    Interested to see who is gonna play Ramsey Bolton, Roose Bolton's son. That character is one mean, nasty dude.
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    Wow!! Never thought Theon Greyjoy would get that nasty, still wondering if that really is Bran & Rickon that he burned to a crisp. I was thinking Bran's character would develope more.
  • newrivalnewrival Posts: 2,020
    edited May 2012
    Yeah, I don't think it was Bran. Surely he would have had 4 bodies there. The plot sure is thickening, though.
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    edited May 2012
    Theon is really a petty, incompetant **** bag. He screws up everything he attempts.

    Prepare for some major plot turns! Bwwaa-haa-haa-haa-haaaaah!

    Episode 7 has several fairly significant deviations from A Clash of Kings. Some are understandable, some I don't get.

    This season Danerys is coming off like a real Diva! And Cersei - those scense between her and Tyrion, and her and Sansa were actually touching. In the book she's more of a cold hearted, egotistical megalomaniac. I'm betting she'll revert to form.

    Only two episodes left this season, with the last being two hours. What an ending it's gonna be!
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  • ViperZViperZ Posts: 2,046
    edited May 2012
    Just received my blu-ray copy too :) Looking forward to watching it
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  • ServianServian Posts: 5
    edited May 2012
    This is worth watching show you prob don't want to have your kids watching it though.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited May 2012
    The boys live, the girl escapes and Jamie is set free. Can't wait to see what happens next. Gonna have to get the books now that season 2 is ending.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    edited June 2012
    One episode left. Looking forward to seeing what happened to all the girls/woman on the season finale. Not to mention Jaimie, whats happening at the wall, is Stark gonna attack. Hope they don't leave everything open for next year.
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