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« on: June 14, 2011, 12:39:46 AM »
Anyone watching it or read the book series?

Watched the first couple of episodes and thought it was alright  so I decided to start reading the books which have so far surpassed my expectations. Only halfway through the first book (wish I had time to read) but it's brilliant so far.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 12:59:17 AM »
Anyone watching it or read the book series?

Watched the first couple of episodes and thought it was alright  so I decided to start reading the books which have so far surpassed my expectations. Only halfway through the first book (wish I had time to read) but it's brilliant so far.

I'm watching the show at the moment and have to say that it's absolutely fantastic. The scale they manage to pack into each forty minute episode is astonishing. The one thing I will say is not having a clear cut hero or villain is sometimes a little disconcerting. The only characters so far who seem to be purely innocent and nice are little Arya and Brandon.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 01:11:20 AM »
I'm watching the show at the moment and have to say that it's absolutely fantastic. The scale they manage to pack into each forty minute episode is astonishing. The one thing I will say is not having a clear cut hero or villain is sometimes a little disconcerting. The only characters so far who seem to be purely innocent and nice are little Arya and Brandon.

I agree on the Arya & Brandon part. One character I do like "both in the book and series" is Jon Snow. I can't explain why, and he's not even a main character. I'm also liking Khal Drogo's character progression it's subtle but his outlook does seem to change somewhat.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 01:39:40 AM »
Jon Snow's morals do seem the most righteous of the adults in the story. As for Khal Drogo, I have to agree with you completely.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 01:26:38 PM »
One thing I don't think the show portrays well is the characters ages for example in the books:

Jon Snow: 14 close to 15
Robb Stark: 15

Whereas in the shows they look much older around they're 20's. But in the book Jon Snow still had steadfast morals and a high maturity for his age. Which makes sense considering as a *Bleep* he is forced to grow up if just to be hard enough to ignore the jibes and comments thrown his way

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 03:45:16 PM »
Rob is 15? 'o.O They look early 20's to me.


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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 05:13:49 PM »
Rob is 15? 'o.O They look early 20's to me.

The scenes they have to be part of sometimes necessitate older actors and actresses. They are younger in the books.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 08:32:44 AM »
I'm going to watch the show again soon! ;D

All this talking about reading stuff makes me want to pick up the book sometime ::)


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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 10:28:31 AM »
Season 2 is on in the UK

sooooooooooooooooooooo gonna watch it once it is all recorded on my sky+ box

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 11:41:33 AM »
I've watched season 1. It was great. Gonna watch season 2 after my midterms.

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 12:18:40 AM »
Season 2 already started? i thought it would start in April?


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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 01:45:41 AM »
Season 2 already started? i thought it would start in April?

Me too. Didn't the trailer say it would start on April 1st?

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 10:03:23 AM »
for some reason it has started to record season 2 already on my sky box but yeah i thought the same thing but I am not one for complaining that much tehehehehe


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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2012, 04:56:52 PM »
btw i just checked it is gonna air on April 1. So i don't know how you could record it already.


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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2012, 04:58:21 PM »
god knows I have a policy if something screws up before it is supposed to happen then I don't care and don't want to know


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