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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

Overrated zombie soap drama has a thread and the greatest show on television does not?

My favorite part of the first episode (of the third season) was when Tyrion spoke to his father.  The look on his face as he left the room gave me chills.

I also still can't believe one of Daenerys's dragons is named Drogon.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

I really like the show and in fact just started reading the first book -- really like it so far as well.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 07 April 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

I really like the show and in fact just started reading the first book -- really like it so far as well.
I started watching the show in December, so I had a doable amount of wait time for the third season.  After it's over, I'm definitely reading the books.

[SPOILER WARNING (sort of)]






My brother read the books and he thought something huge was about to happen during the end of the first episode, but it ended before that thing occurred.  I'm so hyped for Sunday.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

The third book is probably the best of the five so you guys have a lot to look forward to this season.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:39 PM

View PostRobviously, on 07 April 2013 - 06:47 PM, said:

The third book is probably the best of the five so you guys have a lot to look forward to this season.
I am in book 4 and the rediculousness of book 3 makes me very excited for this season.

I have to say that they have done a good job with the series even if they have changed some things.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:02 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 07 April 2013 - 07:39 PM, said:


I am in book 4 and the rediculousness of book 3 makes me very excited for this season.

I have to say that they have done a good job with the series even if they have changed some things.
Have to agree that the third book is the best one so far, although I am enjoying the fifth a lot as well. I watched the first season, but I couldn't stomach the second, an unbelievable amount of fabricating happens, an most of it really isn't to compensate for time/tv restrictions. Really annoying additions/ subtractions that alter the personality of the characters as well as their motivations that just ruin the awesome plotting and character association that happens in the books

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

View PostWildCard, on 07 April 2013 - 09:02 PM, said:

Have to agree that the third book is the best one so far, although I am enjoying the fifth a lot as well. I watched the first season, but I couldn't stomach the second, an unbelievable amount of fabricating happens, an most of it really isn't to compensate for time/tv restrictions. Really annoying additions/ subtractions that alter the personality of the characters as well as their motivations that just ruin the awesome plotting and character association that happens in the books

They are doing the 3rd book in two seasons of the TV show, so hopefully that helps with those types of time constrictions.  I love the books and the TV series.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

View PostDR HOLLIDAY, on 07 April 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:



They are doing the 3rd book in two seasons of the TV show, so hopefully that helps with those types of time constrictions.  I love the books and the TV series.
hopefully because I really do enjoy watching the grandeur of the books in real life. But I think the splitting up of the season might be because GRRM has yet to finish the series. He usually takes about 5 years and he stil has 2 left, about 5-7 years is the prediction


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

View PostWildCard, on 07 April 2013 - 11:00 PM, said:

hopefully because I really do enjoy watching the grandeur of the books in real life. But I think the splitting up of the season might be because GRRM has yet to finish the series. He usually takes about 5 years and he stil has 2 left, about 5-7 years is the prediction
Buy some time, milk that cash cow, sounds right to me.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

Love the show, and the books.  I thought the first episode of the new season was particularly good, especially the scene between Tywin and Tyrion.  Poor Tyrion...it's amazing with the way his family treats him that he seems to be the only Lannister with some semblence of honor and a conscience.  You'd think he would've turned out to be the most evil of them all, given the circumstances.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

Love both the series and the books.  I, for one, will be thrilled if they split up book 3 entirely into two different seasons.  I though season 2 already started to get a bit jumbled trying to squeeze so much in to 10 episodes--for anybody who didn't read the books, I could definitely understand if there was confusion.  Overall I was a bit disappointed with season 2, but luckily season 3 has started with two really good episodes.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 08 April 2013 - 11:35 AM, said:

Love both the series and the books.  I, for one, will be thrilled if they split up book 3 entirely into two different seasons. I though season 2 already started to get a bit jumbled trying to squeeze so much in to 10 episodes--for anybody who didn't read the books, I could definitely understand if there was confusion.  Overall I was a bit disappointed with season 2, but luckily season 3 has started with two really good episodes.
That's exactly what they're doing.

And supposedly they're going to combine books 4 and 5 (which basically take place concurrently) and probably have all those events take place over 2 (3?) seasons.  That's the speculation anyway.  There's no way they can do book 4 the way it's written.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Postcdexchange, on 08 April 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

Love the show, and the books.  I thought the first episode of the new season was particularly good, especially the scene between Tywin and Tyrion.  Poor Tyrion...it's amazing with the way his family treats him that he seems to be the only Lannister with some semblence of honor and a conscience.  You'd think he would've turned out to be the most evil of them all, given the circumstances.
SPOILER!!!!


I was surprised that they revealed Barristan the way they did in Episode 1 season 3... I thought it was him in the books but it is better not knowing for awhile. Makes it more fun when he gets revealed.

I don't get to see episode 2 until tomorrow uhg.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

View PostRobviously, on 08 April 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

That's exactly what they're doing.

And supposedly they're going to combine books 4 and 5 (which basically take place concurrently) and probably have all those events take place over 2 (3?) seasons.  That's the speculation anyway.  There's no way they can do book 4 the way it's written.

If it's officially split into two seasons, that's terrific news.  And I agree with you, there's no way they just drop half of the characters for a full season doing book 4 as written.

View PostLGR4GM, on 08 April 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

SPOILER!!!!


I was surprised that they revealed Barristan the way they did in Episode 1 season 3... I thought it was him in the books but it is better not knowing for awhile. Makes it more fun when he gets revealed.

I don't get to see episode 2 until tomorrow uhg.

I get what you're saying about Selmy, but given the visual/audio medium versus reading text, I think keeping his identity secret would have been pretty hard.  I liked how it was done in the books, but I think it was one of those changes necessary to adapt it to TV.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 08 April 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

If it's officially split into two seasons, that's terrific news.  And I agree with you, there's no way they just drop half of the characters for a full season doing book 4 as written.



I get what you're saying about Selmy, but given the visual/audio medium versus reading text, I think keeping his identity secret would have been pretty hard.  I liked how it was done in the books, but I think it was one of those changes necessary to adapt it to TV.
but they left out Belwas... I wanted to see his dirty fatness.  He seemed like a fun character. I understand what you mean, it would have been very difficult to keep it a secret but they could have acted like it was even if we knew.  I am going to try an find Episode 2 right now. I really love watching these.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 08 April 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

but they left out Belwas... I wanted to see his dirty fatness.  He seemed like a fun character. I understand what you mean, it would have been very difficult to keep it a secret but they could have acted like it was even if we knew.  I am going to try an find Episode 2 right now. I really love watching these.

I do miss Belwas and hope they find a way to work him in at some point--I know he's not a huge role, but he does have some very important moments later on, and I'm not sure who/what would replace him in those moments.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 08 April 2013 - 11:47 AM, said:

I do miss Belwas and hope they find a way to work him in at some point--I know he's not a huge role, but he does have some very important moments later on, and I'm not sure who/what would replace him in those moments.
If we are thinking of the same moment, you could send Selmy or Jorah perhaps.  Idk it will be interesting.  I am glad that they are splitting season 3 and I am also glad that they cast the Reeds for it. They are kinda important going forward.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

The only reason I'm upset they're splitting seasons and books is because I thought the show might push GRRM to write a little faster, haha.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

View PostRobviously, on 08 April 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

That's exactly what they're doing.

And supposedly they're going to combine books 4 and 5 (which basically take place concurrently) and probably have all those events take place over 2 (3?) seasons.  That's the speculation anyway.  There's no way they can do book 4 the way it's written.

They could try. But it would make the Yule Log seem like edge-of-your-seat television.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

I watched the latest episode last night.  Holy mackerel!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 17 April 2013 - 08:02 AM, said:

I watched the latest episode last night.  Holy mackerel!
It was pretty good.  Daenerys Targaryen is being all clever and such.  Jon Snow is way in over his head.  Uhhh it is going to be such a good season.

and the fun Game of Thrones fact of the day is this:
Tamzin Merchant was originally cast as Daenerys but thankfully we ended up with Emilia Clarke... who is much more... ummm .... yea...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 17 April 2013 - 08:02 AM, said:

I watched the latest episode last night.  Holy mackerel!

Poor Jaime :(

I also loved Robb really laying into Edmure.....it was the first "kingly" moment he's had in awhile.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

If you can't get enough of the show/book, I also recommend Andy Greenwald's episode recaps on Grantland:  http://www.grantland...-the-kingslayer

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 17 April 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

If you can't get enough of the show/book, I also recommend Andy Greenwald's episode recaps on Grantland:  http://www.grantland...-the-kingslayer

Awesome.  Thanks for the lunchtime reading :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

Just finally watched the episode today. Wow, that was awesome.  This show just loves making you feel every gut punch.  Jaime protects Brienne in his first moment of non-dickishness ever and then... well... Jaime Lannister, let's give him a hand, folks!

About to watch it again when my sister gets home.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 17 April 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

Just finally watched the episode today. Wow, that was awesome.  This show just loves making you feel every gut punch.  Jaime protects Briana (sp?) in his first moment of non-dickishness ever and then... well... Jaime Lannister, let's give him a hand, folks!

About to watch it again when my sister gets home.

Brienne* ... and yeh ... you may actually end up liking Jaime.  I want to post in this thread so badly but having read all the books I don't want to spoiler everything like I did for all my buddies at work :-P.  So, definitely keep watching.  Amazing series.  Definitely recommend the books.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostDontPatTheGerbe, on 17 April 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

Brienne* ... and yeh ... you may actually end up liking Jaime.  I want to post in this thread so badly but having read all the books I don't want to spoiler everything like I did for all my buddies at work :-P.  So, definitely keep watching.  Amazing series.  Definitely recommend the books.
I do really like Jaime.  He's an awesome character.  I imagine he'll be even awesomer without his hand (and that's not a joke).

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

View PostDontPatTheGerbe, on 17 April 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

Brienne* ... and yeh ... you may actually end up liking Jaime.  I want to post in this thread so badly but having read all the books I don't want to spoiler everything like I did for all my buddies at work :-P.  So, definitely keep watching.  Amazing series.  Definitely recommend the books.

No spoilers please.  And btw what you posted about Jaime qualifies as a spoiler.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 18 April 2013 - 09:20 AM, said:

No spoilers please.  And btw what you posted about Jaime qualifies as a spoiler.

I was going to ask if you like posting just to be a dick sometimes... then I saw that you're from Brooklyn.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostDontPatTheGerbe, on 18 April 2013 - 09:42 AM, said:

I was going to ask if you like posting just to be a dick sometimes... then I saw that you're from Brooklyn.

Actually, I grew up in WNY.

As for being a dick -- which one of us posted a spoiler?  And which one of us is name-calling?  And which one of us just posted a negative generalization about people based on where they are from?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 18 April 2013 - 10:09 AM, said:

Actually, I grew up in WNY.

As for being a dick -- which one of us posted a spoiler?  And which one of us is name-calling?  And which one of us just posted a negative generalization about people based on where they are from?

1)  It's not a spoiler

2)  Wasn't name calling, was identifying.

3)  Me, because stereotypes can be fun!

My statement was based on the few years I've seen you post things seemingly just to stir the pot.  This you have a history of doing; not me.  Saying "Not new threadworthy" is typically not new postworthy.

Anyways, I'm being drawn into an argument with somebody who thrives on it.  This is foreign territory to me and you are a pro.  I'll go back to doing my thing and you'll go back to doing yours.  I'm just a tad feisty today as I am officially old today :-P.

Enjoy the show, spoiler free (But do pick up the books!).

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

(was definitely a spoiler)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

View PostDontPatTheGerbe, on 18 April 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

1)  It's not a spoiler

2)  Wasn't name calling, was identifying.

3)  Me, because stereotypes can be fun!

My statement was based on the few years I've seen you post things seemingly just to stir the pot.  This you have a history of doing; not me.  Saying "Not new threadworthy" is typically not new postworthy.

Anyways, I'm being drawn into an argument with somebody who thrives on it.  This is foreign territory to me and you are a pro.  I'll go back to doing my thing and you'll go back to doing yours.  I'm just a tad feisty today as I am officially old today :-P.

Enjoy the show, spoiler free (But do pick up the books!).

That's your answer?  "No, it's not a spoiler?"  "No, it's not name-calling?"  How old did you officially become?  Old enough for PG-13 movies?

The point of saying "no spoilers please" or "not new-thread-worthy" is to maintain standards of discourse.  Otherwise, as I'm sure you're familiar with, we just have the shrieking of hyenas.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

I never watched nor read so can someone give me the coles notes version of what this is all about.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

Political intrigue, complex characters and surprising plot twists in a dirtied-up Lord of the Rings setting.
With lots of sex and violence.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

View Postdudacek, on 18 April 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

Political intrigue, complex characters and surprising plot twists in a dirtied-up Lord of the Rings setting.
With lots of sex and violence.

Sounds good. I'll have to check it out.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:20 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 18 April 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

Sounds good. I'll have to check it out.
should be noted again plot twists, plot twsists, plots twists.

Basically never assume anyone has a firm grasp on the power they hold.  It seems to me in GoT that power is like trying to hold water in your hands.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

Went over to a friend who has HBO Go and watched me some Game of Thrones last night... this is how last nights episode went...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... DRACARYS!!!!!!

Gotta love Daenerys Stormborn.... she's awesome.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Zzzzz? No way!
Danaerys was the highlight, but Varys making new friends, Jaime and Brienne, the manipulative mind of Margaery, Theon's WTF? moment and the events at Craster's (hope I did that without spoilers) - great episode I thought.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

View Postdudacek, on 22 April 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Zzzzz? No way!
Danaerys was the highlight, but Varys making new friends, Jaime and Brienne, the manipulative mind of Margaery, Theon's WTF? moment and the events at Craster's (hope I did that without spoilers) - great episode I thought.
maybe it was because I was fully expecting Danaerys so I was just eager to get to that... I will need to rewatch because I think you make some Valid points. Also I laughed at Theon a little, hes such a d-bag.





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