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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #106 on: April 3, 2012, 12:08 PM »
http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/game-of-thrones-second-season-premiere-deliver-big-ratings/

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HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones kicked off its second season with 3.9 million viewers tuning in at 9 PM on Sunday, easily eclipsing the series’ previous high posted by the Season 1 finale in June (3 million). The second season opener was up 74% vs. Game Of Thrones‘ series premiere last year, and 27% vs. the finale. Across HBO’s three GOT plays on Sunday, the premiere accumulated 6.3 million viewers. With those numbers, consider a season three renewal imminent.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #107 on: April 7, 2012, 02:49 PM »
Great to have the show back and perfect timing now that TWD S2 is over :D

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #108 on: April 12, 2012, 02:38 AM »

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2012, 10:45 AM »
Awesome seeing Brienne of Tarth last night.  Casting was spot on.  I looked it up - that actress is 6'3" in real life.  I was thinking it had to be an effect watching the show, the way she towered over Renley.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2012, 04:39 PM »
The season is definitely shaping up.  The show creators have added some things that seemed to go unmentioned in the novels:  Stannis & Melisandre in episode 2, and now Renly & Loras in episode 3.

Also, is it me or was Ser Gregor supposed to be a part of the events at the keep with Yoren and Arya?
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2012, 10:18 PM »
Awesome seeing Brienne of Tarth last night.  Casting was spot on.  I looked it up - that actress is 6'3" in real life.  I was thinking it had to be an effect watching the show, the way she towered over Renley.
Agreed...I started laughing when she took off her helm

Casting for eveything has been great...especially Margaery Tyrell (hubba hubba)

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2012, 12:30 PM »
Awesome seeing Brienne of Tarth last night.  Casting was spot on.  I looked it up - that actress is 6'3" in real life.  I was thinking it had to be an effect watching the show, the way she towered over Renley.

Wow.  I was sure it was practical perspective effects along the lines of making Gandalf taller than the hobbits.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #113 on: April 18, 2012, 12:56 PM »
So I'm not really reading this thread, because I just finished season 1 and am not watching as season 2 airs, but I'm wondering...

Is this series open ended?  Can they just keep going as long as they want / as long as it's popular, or are there a finite number of books with a pre-written story that has a clear end?

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #114 on: April 18, 2012, 01:21 PM »
5 books released so far with at least 2, possibly 3, more.

The problem is the author takes years to write the next book, so the TV show could theoretically catch up before the written series is finished.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #115 on: April 18, 2012, 02:29 PM »
looks like their pacing themselves with that in mind, though, if the story that book 3 will be told over both seasons 3 and 4 is true.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #116 on: April 18, 2012, 02:42 PM »
Caught the new episode last night...  This, Walking Dead, and Big Bang Theory are about the only things I religiously watch now.  TCW too, but that's fading fast.  This is such a good show too...  It's really hard to get some people into it though.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #117 on: April 18, 2012, 02:58 PM »
The problem is the author takes years to write the next book, so the TV show could theoretically catch up before the written series is finished.

He doesn't ALWAYS take forever...

1.    A Game of Thrones  August 1996[4]
2.    A Clash of Kings  February 1999[5]
3.    A Storm of Swords November 2000[6]
4.    A Feast for Crows November 2005[7]
5.    A Dance with Dragons  July 2011[9]

He cranked out Storm of Swords in a year and a half.  I think with the TV series as a motivator that he'll get the other ones out before they're set to shoot.

Also, he doesn't work on the chapters in order, or even work on just the chapters in one book.  What I've read is that most chapters for 6 and 7 were already written before book 5 was published.

It'll be interesting to see if they recast any of the young characters as the series progresses.  It seems like only two or three years have passed in book time... but it'll be 6 or 7 in series time if they're doing multiple seasons per book.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #118 on: April 18, 2012, 09:36 PM »
Cool, thanks everyone for the info.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #119 on: April 19, 2012, 06:12 PM »
I was re-watching Season 1 on HBO On Demand and something really stood out to me:  the scene shortly after Bran was pushed and Cersei visits Catelyn in Bran's room and tells her she lost her first son.  Cersei said the child was dark haired and strong like Bran and fought the fever that took him.  She said he looked just like Robert.  This was before we knew that all of Cersei's other children were fathered by Jamie.  What I took from this story was that Cersei killed her son in the same way she killed John Arryn.
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