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Game of Thrones

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by SixofNine, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    This.
     
  2. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    On newstands May 11th.

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  3. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    They could not have cast the role of Tyrion Lannister any better.

    I had more to say, but couldn't figure out how to get the spoiler tags to work.
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I'll have a look. I may have to redo them.
     
  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    It's working now.
     
  6. Sir Joseph

    Sir Joseph Registered User

    Great show. I finally broke down and watched both seasons and I am all caught up. Great characters and great storytelling by HBO.
     
  7. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Can someone please explain to me who the two charred children were at the end of Season 02 Episode 07?
     
  8. Sir Joseph

    Sir Joseph Registered User

    Remember that the Lord and his brothers, along with the giant and the wildling, escaped during the night. They were chased at and supposedly caught.
     
  9. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    No. ;)
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Read the book. :p
     
  11. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Supposedly being the key word here hopefully.

    You other two are jerks. ;)
     
  12. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Oh supposedly IS the key word. No hopefully to it.
     
  13. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    The one's telling you to read the book are not wrong. This season they went a bit far off from the book than in Season 1. Not sure why because the stuff they changed is actually meh in comparison to what happens in the book.

    Spoiler only if you have not seen episode 4 yet.

    Arya's capture by the red/gold coats, for example was so much more involved and extended in the book than the series. The barn escape via tunnel and then Gendry getting caught by the docks? So much richer than the feeble capture during the killing of Yoren
     
  14. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member


    You noticed that, too, huh? I wasn't very thrilled with how things developed this year. And while the 1st season pretty much adhered to the first book, they're now starting to bounce around between book 2 and 3 this year, not keeping to the time frames that the books follow.
     
  15. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Which sucks. Book 3 is THE best book out of the entire set imho and you don't/can't go back between 2 and 3 because 2 is basically a set up for 3 but has ENOUGH to make it interesting, exciting, and adventurous to stand on its own for the entire season. I mean, you have only 10 episodes to work with and you have ENOUGH to keep it lively and viewers tuned in. Hell, that scene with Yoren's/Wall prospects vs. Red/Gold cloaks alone is amazing.
     
  16. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    I've read Book 1. Haven't started 2 yet. Will definitely do though.
     
  17. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    And you should. It's a fast read if I recall correctly. Also, I felt the book does wonders for personalities like Stannis. Accentuates his empty character lacking charisma or anything of the sort that would make people find him likable.
     
  18. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    From Sulu's Facebook page:


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  19. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Is it me, or did they get Stannis completely wrong in the series? Especially with the physical attributes.

    The more I watch this season's episodes, the more disenchanted I get with the entire HBO series.
     
  20. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    I'm not feeling that way at all. I started Season 2 as a book purist, but have come to appreciate how good a job they do, given that they have to limit the number of episodes to keep up production values while staying within HBO's budget.
     

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