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Old 04-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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If there isn't a lot of action, and more 'talkiness' i'm going to be disappointed. I'm the opposite of that pompous reviewer i guess. I prefer some intrigue and complexity but there should be a lot of action too. At least one bad ass i hope.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #17
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just the first book?
im 80 pages into the second novel...
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:40 PM   #18
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im 80 pages into the second novel...
ahhh, ok cool. I am re-reading the entire series in preparation for the new book.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #19
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Thoughts on the 1st episode? I didn't really know what this was about really beforehand. But it seems to be off to a good start. The White Walkers (?) were pretty creepy looking and the King of the blue paint people (something with a T) gave me a 300 vibe.
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Any chance to see this online? Stream?
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:07 AM   #21
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I'll check the Rogan Board, they usually have links.. I'll post if I find one


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Old 04-19-2011, 01:39 AM   #22
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first 12 minutes

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:03 AM   #23
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Just finished the first episode... damn that was good... question though, at the end the boy catches the two people... who was she, why was it a big deal.. I missed a few parts switching between tabs talking to an old friend on facebook
they were the Lannister twins. the woman was the Queen and the guy was part of the King's special guard. If the King knew then both of their heads would be sitting on a stick, plus, an affair between the two will reveal other secrets (spoiler in white) the King's children really belong to the Queen and her brother, thus making them ineligible to the throne

Yeah, it will be hard to keep up with everyone at first but if you have any questions just let me know.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #24
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It was okay i guess but its too early to tell how good its going to be. Every time i see that one guy i keep thinking of LOTR, i think he was Boromir? Its hard not to type cast him as a LOTR dude.

I spoiled myself with the Wiki, only for Game of Thrones, where it sort of explained what was happening in the first episode but really didn't give a conclusion, altho i guess there are other books. I wonder if they're going to fight dragons/monsters, or have magic swords and stuff, altho the current direction of the show seems to be way more about intrigue.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #25
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It was okay i guess but its too early to tell how good its going to be. Every time i see that one guy i keep thinking of LOTR, i think he was Boromir? Its hard not to type cast him as a LOTR dude.

I spoiled myself with the Wiki, only for Game of Thrones, where it sort of explained what was happening in the first episode but really didn't give a conclusion, altho i guess there are other books. I wonder if they're going to fight dragons/monsters, or have magic swords and stuff, altho the current direction of the show seems to be way more about intrigue.


you almost have to read up on wiki or hbo's website to get a full understanding of everything, there are so many characters and houses, not to mention the events in the past have everything to do with why things are the way they are right now. the first few chapters will be slower to introduce everything.

there are dragons and other types of fantasy creatures in the series, but it is very subdued. this is more grounded in reality then other fantasy books, so you won't be seeing wizards slinging magic around and stuff like that. the first half of the book is definitely mostly political intrigue, but the action will pick up once the secrets start coming out.
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you almost have to read up on wiki or hbo's website to get a full understanding of everything, there are so many characters and houses, not to mention the events in the past have everything to do with why things are the way they are right now. the first few chapters will be slower to introduce everything.

there are dragons and other types of fantasy creatures in the series, but it is very subdued. this is more grounded in reality then other fantasy books, so you won't be seeing wizards slinging magic around and stuff like that. the first half of the book is definitely mostly political intrigue, but the action will pick up once the secrets start coming out.

Yeah, I'm gonna have to hit up some crib notes. I watched, but just couldn't get into it. It was definitely a bit overwhelming for the uninatiated. It opened with ritual dismemberment, and included and midget getting a hummer, so it's probably worth a further look.

I was a little distracted at the time though waiting for The Killing to start up.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:40 PM   #27
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Yeah, I'm gonna have to hit up some crib notes. I watched, but just couldn't get into it. It was definitely a bit overwhelming for the uninatiated. It opened with ritual dismemberment, and included and midget getting a hummer, so it's probably worth a further look.

I was a little distracted at the time though waiting for The Killing to start up.
From what I've read, it only gets better over the next several episodes (the first six episodes are already in the can and have been given to critics).

I've read the first book (which this season is based on), and watching the first episode definitely raised my interest level more than the book. It gets easier to recognize the characters as the story progresses, it's just a lot to take in on the first go round.

It'll be interesting to see how they frame the episodes going further though. The book is written from the point of view of specific characters (there's a POV character for each chapter), but obviously that can't really be done on TV, so you'll end up having characters like Robb Stark take on even greater importance.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #28
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renewed, so we know that we will at least get through 2 books


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Game of Thrones Renewed for a Second Season
Winter is coming again! HBO already made the decision to renew Game of Thrones for a second season, after the first episode garnered an estimated 4.2 million gross viewers on premiere night.

(I'm guessing the "gross" thing refers not to the personal hygiene of the viewers, but to the fact that HBO showed the episode several times the first night, and they're adding up all the showings.)

Of course, it'll be interesting to see how much the viewership goes down for the second and third episodes a lot of people were probably curious about the show and checked it out, but may or may not come back for more insane violence and sprawling backstory.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones is so popular, fansite Westeros has gone down due to increased traffic. [L.A. Times]
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #29
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Just downloaded and saw the first episode and I'm already hooked. Loved the first few minutes and the overall impending doom that the show had throughout.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #30
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i advise everyone to read the books. the show can't really compare, and you'd be missing A LOT if you just watch the show. LOTR? lol. the series easily kicks Tolkien's butt.
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