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Game of Thrones

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by xerolee, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. void141

    void141 Dreamer

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    I think that is because you haven't read the books. They actually softened the sex scenes up in the show :)
     
  2. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    I just finished both rereading and watching Game of Thrones and was very pleased with how it turned out. I usually don't like sex and gore but the way they handled it was fine with me. I was a bit worried about Viserys' coronation but it wasn't as bad as I had pictured it. The only thing that made me sick was when Drogo ripped that guys thoat out. I already like Tyrion but Peter Dinklage... there are no words. I think everyone was perfectly cast, even Cersei (does anyone else think she looks like Kate Winslet?) In the books Varys was an okay character but the show has made him one of my favorites.

    Oh and in case you haven't seen it.


    I love that they used this converstation for the spoiler, I just read that part in Clash of Kings and perfectly represents the story.
     
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  3. I'm getting jaded in my old age, but that Season 2 trailer gives me goosebumps :)
     
  4. Codey Amprim

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    The last episode gave me an irregular heartbeat lol
     
  5. Epaminondas

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    I had never heard of the books until the show started. I was addicted to it pretty early on and started the books a few weeks later. I just bought the hardcover of the last book but haven't started it yet.
    Someone mentioned earlier that as the story went along it got a little stale but I'm hoping he can pull it all back together. I'm a little nervous because I haven't heard a lot of good things about the 5th book.
     
  6. gerald.parson

    gerald.parson Troubadour

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    For me it just got to the point that I was saying "oh, this again" all the time. I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't read the books or haven't gotten to far into them. So I will leave it at that.
     
  7. Codey Amprim

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    Just a heads up - there's a marathon of it on HBO right now just starting if anyone is interested.
     
  8. mirrorrorrim

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    I just finished the third book, and this is probably the first series where a middle book in a series is even better than the first! So much happens in it, and it doesn't seem stale or repetitious at all. I'm not sure if four and five are different. I've read that George R. R. Martin didn't want to write books four or five, but couldn't write the next book (now book six) without relying on too many flashbacks, so he had to. I could see them suffering a bit because of that. Even then, they were originally only supposed to be one book, but had to be split (in a rather unique manner) because of length, so they may suffer even more for that.

    About the trailer: it looks amazing! I watched the first season illegally (I justified it by saying I'll buy, or at least rent, the DVDs when they come out; I still feel guilty :(), and it was sufficiently great that I'm considering ordering HBO just to watch the second season. Seeing the trailer has made me want to even more. Half of me, though, is hoping that if I just wait, they'll do a Sex and the City on this, and put a less graphic version on TBS.

    Also, at :48, are those Unsullied? I wonder if they're going to go further with Daenerys than the second book did; the third book is so long, it would make sense to put some of it into season 2.
     
  9. aderyn

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    I loved it, but there were a few little things that were different in the series, things that didn't happen or happened differently in the book. My favorite characters in both the books and the tv series were Tyrion, Ayra and Syrio.
     
  10. sveininge

    sveininge Acolyte

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    Have you read Robert Jordans A Wheel of Time-series? "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons" is kind of the "Crossroads of Twilight" of ASoiAF. Martin has a lot of POVs and sub-plots, and as we follow so many characters separately the story progression becomes very slow. The POVs is starting to get grouped up during ADwD, though, so come book six we will hopefully get more progress again. :)
     
  11. mirrorrorrim

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    That bad? Crossroads of Twilight was one of the most boring books I've ever read, and it kind of killed The Wheel of Time for me. I think I'll wait to read books four and five until book six comes out, and hope that those two were just flukes!
     
  12. sveininge

    sveininge Acolyte

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    It's been a long time since I read Crossroads of Twilight, but yeah, I think at least A Feast for Crows was that bad. A few interesting scenes, but generally no progress at all. The first half of A Dance with Dragons was just as bad. The last half was clearly better, though, and the story started to progress again. I think book six will be very good, but when you haven't read 4 and 5 you have a frustrating way to go.
     
  13. KellyB

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    I really enjoyed the first season of Game of Thrones on TV. Even though it's a bit graphic for my taste, the fantastic story makes up for that. My husband has been trying to get me to read the books for the last couple years, but I'm more the type that I'll watch the movie or TV show first, and that makes me want to read the books. So, I'm currently reading the first book! I've decided that I'll read each book after the season has aired, because there's so many unexpected things that happen and I don't want to spoil the TV show when I watch it.

    ~Kelly~
     
  14. aderyn

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    There were a lot of added sex scenes. Maybe they 'sexed it up' to get maximum ratings? I'm not prudish (well, not overly) but one of the scenes in the Brothel with Littlefinger gave me the irrits, it so obviously had no other purpose other than for the added perv value. I'm sure many wouldn't complain, and as a whole I loved this series, but some of those scenes were just irritating.
     
  15. Elder the Dwarf

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    Haha aderyn I don't think you're being too prudish. I'm a teenage guy, and when I talked to my friend about the show we both agreed there was too much sex. That's hard to get two teenage guys to agree on haha.
     
  16. Those scenes (especially that one you're talking about, plus the one with Pycelle) have been labeled "sexposition" since their apparent purpose is to allow characters to give exposition, while simultaneously naked women writhe in the background.
     
  17. aderyn

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    Ok, well that verifies that ;)

    yes! that's exactly what it was!
     
  18. WilliamElse

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    I hadn't heard that term 'sexposition' before! I like it (I mean the term, not the sex - oh, hey, I like that too!). It does feel faintly patronising, though, as if the makers don't trust viewers not to lose interest during a conversation unless they give them something to ogle at the same time. Perhaps it's a sign of shortening attention spans?

    'Spartacus' has really upped the ante for graphic sex and violence recently. The big brothel fight in one of the latest episodes seemed as if the writers had brainstormed all the graphic images they could imagine and then shoehorned them into one scene.
     
  19. Kevlar

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    I thought I might be one of the few teenage guys out there that could think a show could have too much sex. The books had some parts that were a little too much, but never quite as tasteless as the series. The aforementioned brothel scene was the worst. Sure, it gave us some exposition of Littlefinger, but it could have been done in other ways. I can think of a few.

    Luckily the good parts overshadow those tasteless ones.
     
  20. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    Another new trailer for Season Two

     
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