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Old 04-17-2011, 10:45 PM
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Game of Thrones

I know a couple of you have been eagerly awaiting this series, which premiered tonight on HBO. I am a HUGE fan of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series. I love fantasy books, and this GRRM is in my top three favorite fantasy authors (along with Tolkein and Feist). I don't have that channel (or any cable TV for that matter), so I haven't gotten a chance to watch it yet. I'm downloading it now though!

What do you think of it? What are you most excited for? What do you think they could have done better?

P.S. Jason Momoa is hot. I love him.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:06 PM
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I'm a HUGE fan myself (I won't spoil anything I can help). It is EXCELLENT. And where they ended the pilot was perfect. There's a lot of eye candy for all interested parties.

I can't think of anything I would have done better at this point. They're giving some nice characterization all around, but Jaime's being given a fairer shake, you kind of like him AND hate him instead of just hating him.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:17 PM
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Don't worry, you couldn't spoil it for me, I've read the series multiple times. Only half an hour until my download finishes and I'm done studying for finals....This describes how I feel about GoT:

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Old 04-17-2011, 11:19 PM
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Don't worry, you couldn't spoil it for me, I've read the series multiple times. Only half an hour until my download finishes and I'm done studying for finals....This describes how I feel about GoT:

*laugh* I don't want to spoil anyone in the thread though. The pilot ends with "The things I do for love." It's perfect.

And my desire to lick Jon Snow or Khal Drogo is completely incidental.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:40 PM
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I just watched it... it was really good! I thought they did a great job with casting. I've been following it since it started, so it's nice to see everything come together on screen.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:54 AM
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AWESOME! I've not read the series but one of my good friends is a HUGE fan and tried to get me and DH into it for a long time. I never read any, DH started reading "A Game of Thrones" but he couldn't get into it. He liked the story, but not the writing (his words). He is such a literary elitist LOL. He would rather be reading Don DeLillo or Phillip Roth anyway.

But I digress. The first episode was amazing and I can't wait for more. Gonna have to get my dad to watch, he's a big fan of Sean Bean. I swear HBO just keeps making me NOT cancel it. We were going to cancel it after the Sopranos ended to save some money, but then True Blood started. Then Boardwalk Empire, and now this. We'll never be able to get rid of it LOL.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:57 PM
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I haven't read the books but I really enjoyed the first episode. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:27 PM
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I would really recommend reading the books at some point. Although the show is staying very true to the book, it still gives you a deeper understanding of the characters and their relationships, which can be sometimes hard to understand on screen.

Also, good news! GoT has already been renewed for a second season!
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:49 PM
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I would really recommend reading the books at some point. Although the show is staying very true to the book, it still gives you a deeper understanding of the characters and their relationships, which can be sometimes hard to understand on screen.

Also, good news! GoT has already been renewed for a second season!
Woot GoT:CoK! (That sounds dirty.)
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:02 PM
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It's ironic! There is also talk about splitting SoS into two seasons rather than trying to fit it all in one.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:57 AM
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Has anyone else been watching this? I LOVE it. I'm so glad they're doing the books justice. So far, my favorite characters are Tyrion, Dany, and Jon Snow. I actually never caught on to Jon Snow in the books, but the actor is portraying him in such a riveting way. I can't wait to see more!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:32 AM
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I've always loved Jon and Tyrion. Dany's ok, but she doesn't hold my interest. I missed the most recent episode (but can't be spoiled so I'm not worried and that's what On Demand is for) but man I love this show!

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:14 AM
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Love the gifs!! And episode four was great. Lots of Jon Snow, which is good for the both of us
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:41 AM
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I'm loving this show.
I like the youngest Stark daughter. She is too adorable.
I like the "Kaleesi" (although I cannot remember the real characters name for the life of me). Love how she smacked down her brother last night (I finished watching it last night). That was pretty great.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:32 AM
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I'm loving this show.
I like the youngest Stark daughter. She is too adorable. - Arya 'Stick them with the pointy end' Stark
I like the "Khaleesi" (although I cannot remember the real characters name for the life of me). Daenerys aka Dany
Love how she smacked down her brother (Viserys 'Batshit' Targaryen) last night (I finished watching it last night). That was pretty great.
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They say in the books that when a Targaryen is born the gods flip a coin and one side is a great leader but the other is bugfark nuts. I'm paraphrasing...
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