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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Game of Thrones Reply with quote

Who's ready for season 2 to start in less than two weeks?









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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just watched the whole season last weekend. Can't wait for the new one.

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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen any of it but read all the books. I could talk all day about it
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please don't. I have not read the books yet. I don't want to know what's coming up in the show.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Faust wrote:
I haven't seen any of it but read all the books. I could talk all day about it


one of my buddies has read all the books too. says the books are better than the show, which is hard to imagine. i'm excited for the new season.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, Everybody dies in book 2.

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I'm not sure if I recommend reading the books. They are SOOO good. I haven't been able to complete anything that I have started reading since finishing book 5. Everything else pales in comparison, it's a pretty big letdown.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait for the season to start!!! I haven't read the books yet either, normally the books are better, but my list of books to read is just too long right now anyway.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IIRC, Everybody dies


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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got pretty bored with the books when I got to book 4. There are too many people to keep up with and I'm more of a skimmer than a reader so it got difficult to keep up with.

However, I like the series and am ready for the 2nd season to get going.
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woot, soon...Walking dead just had their season finale, so this will hold me over till fall for new WD
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished the first season as well. The final image is pretty fresh in my mind.

The author has no problem killing off main characters for sure.

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brew wrote:
I got pretty bored with the books when I got to book 4.


that's because book 4 was boring as shlt.


i rewatched season 1 over a couple of days about 3 or 4 weeks ago. all kinds of ready to see this season! also ready for dances w/ dragons to come out in paperback so i can read it. hurry up, publishing jerkoffs!
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jt09. Ive got dances with dragons if you want it. I could probably ship it to you for $5 in one of those flat rate usps boxes.
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09 wrote:
also ready for dances w/ dragons to come out in paperback so i can read it. hurry up, publishing jerkoffs!



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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has nothing to do w/ cost. i don't want the hardcover, i want the paperback.
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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Book 5 was much better, but I was pretty much over the series after Book 4 so I never really got back into it. He should have just skipped 4 because it was about too many nobody's that I didn't care to find out what happened to them.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody been watching this season? I just got done watching the episode from Sunday night. Holy stuff it was awesome.

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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wakeboarderdave1, my husband and I have been watching it... we just watched Sunday's episode last night and it was so good that my hubby swore it was the season finale! (it's not though right? I'm addicted to that show)
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, one more episode for this season.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully they can pull of the House of the Undying as well as Blackwater!
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been watching. haven't seen this week's episode yet. i usually watch them on demand during the week instead of sunday nights. theon greyjoy needs to die quickly.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this show. My wife is reading the books and her new favorite past time is to throw out spoilers anytime I talk about it. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr wrote:
Love this show. My wife is reading the books and her new favorite past time is to throw out spoilers anytime I talk about it. Evil or Very Mad


Except that the show is only loosely (at best) based on the books. Been a fan of ASOIAF (actually, pretty much anything Martin has written) for years but the show is only decent when you can disconnect it from the books. It's a typical Hollywood style make over of a great book series..........
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree... granted I only saw the first season, but I was amazed by how closely they actually followed the book.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, my wife says its very close in season 1 and only subtle differences in 2 (though admits those differences could throw the story long term). I didnt believe her so I did some spot checking while on the throne myself and I recognized every single thing I saw. I would assume there is just more more detail and backstory added in the books.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought they followed the books fairly closely. They can't include all the details due to time constraints, but they have followed the storyline I think. The only real difference I've noticed is Tyrion didn't have his nose chopped off the last episode.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The differences are in the details for sure but the great thing about Martin's writing is the details and the fact that his characters are "grey". The good ones do some bad things and the bad ones aren't always bad.
Brew, I could write a novel on how they have deviated from the books but who would want to read it. Granted I have read the books many times so I am a bit more picky than the average viewer. Add to that I don't have TV so I don't really have any other shows to compare the production to. I will agree that if you can disconnect from the books the shows are done well.

Example, one detail that stands out is all the gay stuff between Loras & Renly. In the books it was never really put out there and left you speculating. Much more entertainging(?) than watching a couple of dudes make out, IMO.......
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they have strayed pretty far off the books in season 2 - skipped the entire seige of river run, have jaime killing his cousin, changed the jon snow/halfhand/ygritte storyline, pared the battle of blackwater back about 75%, jacked dany's storyline up 100% - the dragons never get stolen or her khalisar slaughtered. season 1 was pretty spot on.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seth Martin wrote:
Hopefully they can pull of the House of the Undying as well as Blackwater!


i think we're all in for some disappointment here. they pretty much blew the budget on the battle of blackwater and they still need to sew up jon north of the wall, and how the mess in king's landing on top of the house of the undying - all in one episode.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope the half man is still alive.
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PostPosted: May 30, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goofyboy, me too.
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he's too important to kill already. i guess i thought that about stupid ned too though. speaking of stupid ned, have you guys seen his memes?

http://io9.com/5807144/the-best-game-of-thrones-internet-meme-yet-stupid-ned-stark/
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The little badass in action.


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