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#21 Coker

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

I'm loving this show so far.

Now I need to decide whether I want to read all the books before season 3 starts...

#22 Mackus

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

I'm loving this show so far.

Now I need to decide whether I want to read all the books before season 3 starts...

If you're ever going to read the books, at least the first 3, do it before Season 3 starts.

A Storm of Swords (book 3) is a long book with almost nothing that can easily be cut, I think they will likely split it into 2 seasons of the television show.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

If you're ever going to read the books, at least the first 3, do it before Season 3 starts.

A Storm of Swords (book 3) is a long book with almost nothing that can easily be cut, I think they will likely split it into 2 seasons of the television show.


Awesome, thanks for the info. Guess I'm gonna have to find some time to read.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

I'm waiting for a few more episodes before I binge-watch season 2.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

I've been a Martin fan for a long time. I started reading his sci fi and he was always a favorite. When he first came out with Game of Thrones I bought it and devoured it. Then had to wait for book 2. I re-read the first and then read the second and had to wait. When the third came out I re-read 1 and 2 and then read 3, etc. So my point is, I'm a huge fan of the books and I'm worried that the tv series will piss me off. Any thoughts on that? Also, my wife is very conservative when it comes to nudity and there was an SNL skit that made it sound like this is soft core porn. Any truth to that?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

I've been a Martin fan for a long time. I started reading his sci fi and he was always a favorite. When he first came out with Game of Thrones I bought it and devoured it. Then had to wait for book 2. I re-read the first and then read the second and had to wait. When the third came out I re-read 1 and 2 and then read 3, etc. So my point is, I'm a huge fan of the books and I'm worried that the tv series will piss me off. Any thoughts on that? Also, my wife is very conservative when it comes to nudity and there was an SNL skit that made it sound like this is soft core porn. Any truth to that?


I watched season 1 and then read the second and third books without missing anything.

So far the second season is doing the second book justice, it just moves a lot faster than the books, obviously, since they are only 10 one-hour episodes. So as a fan of the books, I think you'll definitely enjoy the show.

As for the nudity, yes there is a lot and it can get pretty raunchy at times so I don't recommend watching it if your wife isn't into that kind of stuff.
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#28 Mackus

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I've been a Martin fan for a long time. I started reading his sci fi and he was always a favorite. When he first came out with Game of Thrones I bought it and devoured it. Then had to wait for book 2. I re-read the first and then read the second and had to wait. When the third came out I re-read 1 and 2 and then read 3, etc. So my point is, I'm a huge fan of the books and I'm worried that the tv series will piss me off. Any thoughts on that? Also, my wife is very conservative when it comes to nudity and there was an SNL skit that made it sound like this is soft core porn. Any truth to that?

I've read all the books (though only once each, except for the first one) and I really like the show.

The sets and casting are all terrifically well done. There are a few small exceptions, but overall very good. They only change a few things per season, and most make sense given the constraints of budget and screen time. I don't think it replaces the books, but it's a very well done interpretation.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS THIS PARAGRAPH (in parens, tried to hide font with diff color):
The only thing, and this is more of a general complaint about any book-to-screen adaptation, is there just isn't time for them to drop all the little hints and things that spark intrigue and conversation amongst readers like they do in the books. They either have to just come out and make something hinted at in the books blatant (relationship between Renly and Loras) or ignore any mention or hint of them entirely (R+L = J). There isn't as much potential for nuance.
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It does have a lot of nudity. As much or more than just about any HBO show I've seen. I consider that a perk.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

Adios Renly and Tickler!!! I have no love for the latter though. ;)
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

That was such a great episode.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

A lot of changes from the book. I like all of them though! :)
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#32 Mackus

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

The only change I don't really get is the dragons being stolen. I really hate the idea of the show turning those dragons into a MacGuffin, I hope that's not what they are doing.

Is that large tower in the final shot The House of the Undying? Why else would they have shown Pyat Pree in the "previously on" to start the show? Maybe they are upping the "drama" on how the dragons end up there and will still end up doing things basically the same as the book from that point on?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

I finally just caught up with this.

Pretty awesome show so far.
My friend and I were discussing who we would like to see take the throne (both of us did not read the books).
It turned out we both realized we didn't like ANY of the potential seat takers!

Although I don't mind Robb Stark all too much. Also haven't seen enough of Stannis to really get a good impression.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Love GoT... it's interesting, because I began writing a pretty epic novel years ago, and have been reinvigorated by this series to write again. t is a major time-consuming endeavor, and with other novels in process, it can be a bit much.

Anyway, I love this series... my favorite show by far.

#35 Mackus

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Going to be an insane episode this Sunday night. Would recommend anyone casually watching or a bit behind to catch up before this episode. Expect tons of action!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

This season has had its moments but I don't think its as good as season one. There are some incredible scenes but on the whole its been dragging a bit. They've changed too much for me plus this last episode was the most boring to date when they could've done so much. I guess they're saving those moments for the season finale.

They ruined the Bran/Rickon/Theon part IMO, made it way too obvious and anticlimactic.

But I agree tonight's episode will be epic no matter what reservations I may have had about this season.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Going to be an insane episode this Sunday night. Would recommend anyone casually watching or a bit behind to catch up before this episode. Expect tons of action!


Did the show meet your expectations?

I was hoping for a different fate for Joffrey.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

I wasn't really expecting Joffrey to die since I thought there would be more plot development around him.

It was a great episode and I liked that it stuck with the part of the plot throughout the entire episode rather than jumping around.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

I wasn't really expecting Joffrey to die since I thought there would be more plot development around him.

It was a great episode and I liked that it stuck with the part of the plot throughout the entire episode rather than jumping around.


Definitely one of the best episodes of the season. And I agree about Joffrey.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Yeah I figure Joffrey will be around a while to be a pain in the butt. I'll be interested to see if he calms down now that Papa Bear is there to be the Hand (it's his position he had Tyrion filling in for him while he was away) unless he's going back out to fight.

I didn't see what happened to Tyrion's right hand man after he saved the Hound though, was he ok or did he die?
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