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 Post subject: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:13 am 
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Anyone watching ?

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:08 pm 
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If you're not watching, you really should!

I've read all the books to date, and was really impressed with them. The TV show so far has been a fantastic example of how to transpose a book to serial television format. The cast is amazing, and I would watch the show for Peter Dinklage's performance of Tyrion alone. His one-liners aren't quite up to Simon's standards, but the delivery is excellent.

I am however a little worried about how subsequent seasons will be received as they are a bit exposition heavy. I also worry that the expansive cast of characters will become confusing to the audience. For example: By the time the fourth book comes around, the dramatis personae (appendix of characters) in the hardcover edition is 64 pages long.


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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Watching the series has prompted me to pick up the books for that exact reason alone - names aren't frequently used and I'm getting characters mixed up. Aside from that, the series is very good, and what I've read so far illustrates that the series is trying very hard to stick as close to the source material as possible. Very enjoyable, and like BirthdayBoy said, if you're not watching then you really should be!

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:22 pm 
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I must admit I've not read the books but I have seen the first 2 episodes.
It's just not my kind of show I guess, I liked some bits and pieces but overal I didn't really manage to get into it so I gave up.


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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Finally came out on DVD/blu-ray. Watched in in a couple sessions. Pretty awesome.

A lot of people complain that it is rather grim, but I like that. Plenty of humour in it for me.

I have favoured characters and ones I detest, so that is a good sign of well developed characters.

Now just have to wait for season two to hit the shelves (in about a year!)

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:39 pm 
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The Song of Rape and Pedophilia sorry Fire and Ice is not exactly my cup of tea feel the same way about the later Shannara books though so yeah probably just brought the happiness level of the boards down sorry just have strong feelings about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 pm 
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It is based on a juicy piece of English history, if I am not much mistaken - The War of the Roses (featuring the houses of York and Lancaster).

As such, it is somewhat representative.

It'd be like making a (fairly) historically accurate version of Pocohontas (and then setting it in a fantasy realm), I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Just watched this in 3 sittings. Have to say very impressed.

Yes, its dark and gritty and bloody and there's very humor (but more than the books I'm told), but what wrong with that?

I loved the character of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), stole every scene he was in. Must be a gem of a part...


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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Sometimes, humour is not needed. I'd say that Game of Thrones could easily be a lot darker (and would probably benefit from it) without losing its interest.

I have most of the books, but not read them yet. I probably should.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:39 am 
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It could be much darker, but I doubt it would have got a second series then.

The Americans don't like there TV too dark.

American Gothic, canceled before the end of first season.

Threshold, canceled before season end and the last few eps not even shown.

Happy Town, only about 8 of the season shown then consigned to the network blackhole...


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