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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Vanilla Ice » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:27 pm

mere hours left. i cannot wait.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:25 pm

Drogo : (

end was kind of spoiled because I saw a later book blurb that mentioned Dani and her three dragons.

I'm definitely reading ahead before next season.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:32 pm

Freaking Drogo was awesome. Daenerys is one bad bitch.

I really want to read the books...but I'm enjoying the series so much. Catch 22.
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 pm

I really want to read the books...but I'm enjoying the series so much. Catch 22.


That was my thinking but as soon as Ned's head came off I've had the itch keep going and not wait.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Careless » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:50 pm

The casting of Arya sure turned around in quality by the end of the season
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:27 pm

What an amazing show, truly one of a kind.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:58 pm

not having Ed Stark around really hurts this show
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:06 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:not having Ed Stark around really hurts this show


Is he Ned Stark's brother or something?

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:07 pm

EhDubya wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:not having Ed Stark around really hurts this show


Is he Ned Stark's brother or something?


Ned is somehow short for Eddard.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:18 pm

I didn't give him the nickname, I just know he's never been called Ed.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:20 pm

never?
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:22 pm

and to make up for him, they bring in the dragons?

I mean, [expletive] seriously?
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:31 pm

Aside from you, no, it doesn't appear so. And what are you complaining about? Who is "they"? The author of the book? It's not a ratings ploy.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:35 pm

I didn't miss Ned.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:39 pm

Me neither. He was kinda boring actually because he was pretty much the only truly "moral" or "good" character. I'm gonna miss Drogo alot more. Dude was a badass.
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby snoodmonger » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:43 pm

The actress who plays Shae is both ugly and a terrible actress.

I'm interested to see if other people feel the way Minnesotacubs feels. I think, as other characters become more important (like Robb, for example) the Ned void will be filled.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:51 pm

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So far as I can tell (and book people I'm sure you can say "just wait!") Martin is a master of character arcs. Two of the most annoying characters in the beginning, Sansa and Daenerys, are totally different now. It's good stuff.
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:51 pm

I'm interested to see if other people feel the way Minnesotacubs feels.


The fact is, it doesn't matter if he feels the need to have a known actor like Sean Bean around to keep his attention. The dude dies in the book, deal with it. The minute a tv show changes a story to such a huge extent in an adaptation just because a portion of the audience might not like it, it loses pretty much all credibility going forward.

Writer 1: "Alright, for season 2, we are going to have to deal with So-and-so's death scene, which will e pretty horrific."
Writer 2: "Awwwww, do we hafto? She's such a pretty actress, she's on the cover of EW this week. She's going to be a big star!"
Writer 1: "Ok, you are right. Let's make her end up Queen somehow. Great idea."

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:52 pm

snoodmonger wrote:The actress who plays Shae is both ugly and a terrible actress.


Yes I think I was drinking when I saw last week's episode when she debuted because she is a lot less attractive than I remember.
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby snoodmonger » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:03 am

EhDubya wrote:
I'm interested to see if other people feel the way Minnesotacubs feels.


The fact is, it doesn't matter if he feels the need to have a known actor like Sean Bean around to keep his attention. The dude dies in the book, deal with it. The minute a tv show changes a story to such a huge extent in an adaptation just because a portion of the audience might not like it, it loses pretty much all credibility going forward.

Writer 1: "Alright, for season 2, we are going to have to deal with So-and-so's death scene, which will e pretty horrific."
Writer 2: "Awwwww, do we hafto? She's such a pretty actress, she's on the cover of EW this week. She's going to be a big star!"
Writer 1: "Ok, you are right. Let's make her end up Queen somehow. Great idea."

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i wasn't suggesting they should have changed it. im just wondering if there is a significant % of watchers who feel the way he does. I'm fairly confident most people will like the show, even without eddard, if they stay with it. I remember reading the books thinking, "not eddard! he was my favorite."

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:07 am

Oh man, I totally called it. When I saw Sean Bean was in this I said it was a given that his character either dies early or ends up being a traitor. What the crap have his major characters survived besides the Sharpe series? FREE SEAN BEAN.
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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby EhDubya » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:43 am

snoodmonger wrote:
EhDubya wrote:
I'm interested to see if other people feel the way Minnesotacubs feels.


The fact is, it doesn't matter if he feels the need to have a known actor like Sean Bean around to keep his attention. The dude dies in the book, deal with it. The minute a tv show changes a story to such a huge extent in an adaptation just because a portion of the audience might not like it, it loses pretty much all credibility going forward.

Writer 1: "Alright, for season 2, we are going to have to deal with So-and-so's death scene, which will e pretty horrific."
Writer 2: "Awwwww, do we hafto? She's such a pretty actress, she's on the cover of EW this week. She's going to be a big star!"
Writer 1: "Ok, you are right. Let's make her end up Queen somehow. Great idea."

[/sharkjumped]


i wasn't suggesting they should have changed it. im just wondering if there is a significant % of watchers who feel the way he does. I'm fairly confident most people will like the show, even without eddard, if they stay with it. I remember reading the books thinking, "not eddard! he was my favorite."


Ahh, my bad.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby ctcf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:32 am

Careless wrote:The casting of Arya sure turned around in quality by the end of the season


Do you mean she got better or worse?

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby ctcf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:39 am

Also Minncubs is still an epic fail for his book spoiler. Curse you, sir.

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Re: Game of Thrones tv show thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:16 am

Nuts&Gum wrote:FREE SEAN BEAN


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