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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2011, 01:48 PM »
I'm trying to decide myself right now on the books, it has been at least 5 years since I read them and that long since Crows came out...I may try and reread before Dance bought I may not.  Its only 3-4 weeks away!

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2011, 09:54 AM »
I'm about 4 episodes behind on Game of Thrones right now.  Looking forward to finding a free evening and buzzing through them all.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2011, 11:03 PM »
Finally had a chance to watch Ep. 9 tonight.  It was the best one by far.  The final few minutes were stunning.  Glad I haven't read the books yet - I am enjoying being spoiler-free.  I kinda wish I hadn't ruined HBO's True Blood by reading all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. 
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2011, 04:27 AM »
Just caught last episode tonight...  Oofah.  Genius.  Shocking.

I loved it, and can't wait for the next episode.  I wasn't sure on this series, but I'm absolutely hooked.  Makes me wanna play with Lego Knights.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2011, 11:30 AM »
How ironic, they got rid of the one actor anyone had ever heard of on that series.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2011, 12:50 PM »
How ironic, they got rid of the one actor anyone had ever heard of on that series.

Not so!  Julian Glover plays Grand Maester Pycelle.  You might recall him as this guy:

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2011, 02:01 PM »
How ironic, they got rid of the one actor anyone had ever heard of on that series.

No doubt, seems like they have written themselves into a hole when the kill all the interesting Characters and decent actors.

As long as the Imp lives, I'll hang on, but my interest sank when they killed the King and dropped to an all time low Sunday.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2011, 03:09 PM »
Man, the books get far, FAR better as they go along.  It's like every time you think you have a handle on how things are SUPPOSED to be, the floor gets dropped out from under you.  Absolutely unconventional and daring.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2011, 04:35 PM »
I agree with Bill, I think the third book is my favorite of the 4 so far which is saying a lot because the first one is really well done.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2011, 08:35 PM »
No doubt, seems like they have written themselves into a hole when the kill all the interesting Characters and decent actors.

Well they're following the book so GRRM is four books into this "hole" you speak of.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #70 on: June 20, 2011, 12:24 AM »
The ending of last week's episode was about as dark as anything I've seen in this series thus far.  And there were definitely some more shades of that in the season finale.  Without getting into too much detail, I think the plot turns were fantastic.  And it definitely left me wanting to see what happens in season 2.  I may be hooked to the point where I'm going to start reading the novels.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #71 on: June 20, 2011, 08:15 AM »
I'm upto part 2 of book 3 and just had one of those big WTF just happened moments, I cant believe it just happened
The series has done the books justice I will say that
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #72 on: June 21, 2011, 03:54 AM »
Caught up with this tonight watching the last episode...

Outstanding!  And freaky.  And the dragon is beyond smoking hot (no pun).  I'd watch every week even if the show's plot sucked, so long as they promised her nude at least once every episode.

It's a very weird set-up though...  So many problems, so much complexity...  Wars, supernatural **** in every direction...  It's really interesting with all these different "fronts" if you will.

I think I'll keep watching the show before I maybe pick up the books...  I'm not sure I want to get into watching it after I've read something, so I'll maybe just wait to read the books once the series runs its course.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #73 on: June 21, 2011, 05:51 PM »
Granted, I went into this show with low expectations not having read any of the books but, boy, was I pleasantly surprised. Great ending to a strong first season!
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #74 on: June 21, 2011, 07:52 PM »
No doubt, seems like they have written themselves into a hole when the kill all the interesting Characters and decent actors.

Well they're following the book so GRRM is four books into this "hole" you speak of.

Well you know what they say about digging a hole, the more you dig the deeper and wider it gets. 

As long as the Imp lives to the end, I will keep watching.