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Old 04-14-2014, 10:26 AM   #1801
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Honestly, I'm just glad that they finally got the Purple Wedding storyline out of the way. There are a ton of storylines that have just been idling while waiting for this particular thread to conclude. A lot of dominoes should start falling in the coming weeks.
It is Storm of Swords. This is where Martin breaks everything. Feast of Crows is when he picks up the pieces.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:41 AM   #1802
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It is Storm of Swords. This is where Martin breaks everything. Feast of Crows is when he picks up the pieces.
So are they in "Storm of Swords" or "Feast of Crows" right now?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #1803
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That was satisfying to see that little b**** go down. I would have done it a long time ago, but included his mother in the game.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:47 AM   #1804
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good, then we won't have to waste any more time on his poor man's frodo baggins story arc
I gotta agree.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:20 AM   #1805
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Just in case anyone NOT reading the books didn't catch it, here's a hilariously accurate depiction of the poisoning:

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So are they in "Storm of Swords" or "Feast of Crows" right now?
We're in Storm right now and will be through the rest of this season.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:09 PM   #1807
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That episode just confirmed how terrible of an actress Lena Headey can be. Cersei was terrible there. In the book she rivaled Catelyn Stark. In this episode it seemed more like Tyrion ate the last donut which she wanted.

Also, I don't know what's going on with the Shae thing but I'm not liking it.

With all that said, Margaery Tyrell, Geoffrey, and Tyrion all were amazing at the wedding. Jack Gleeson was amazing in his role and had a huge part in advancing the series so I could see his death putting a damper on the ratings for a bit until Ramsey and Roose take the reigns as the people everyone loves to hate.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #1808
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Yup, loved how that piece of necklace was missing (just like in the book). Figured it was another thing for us readers to sit back and enjoy.
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That episode just confirmed how terrible of an actress Lena Headey can be. Cersei was terrible there. In the book she rivaled Catelyn Stark. In this episode it seemed more like Tyrion ate the last donut which she wanted.
Lena Headey has been a disappointment to me as Cersei since the series began. She's not a rage and hate filled firestorm like she is in the books. Headey plays her like each loss is just a moderate disappointment that was completely expected and either it doesn't REALLY matter or she's going to pretend it didn't out of spite. She seems to whisper all her lines and is constantly hunched over like a cold old woman. I made this point earlier in the the thread and ever ripped on me saying she was perfect blah, blah, blah.
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A co-worker of mine missed the show last night because her Mom got attacked by two pitbulls earlier that day. I called her to talk about the episode, and instead, we ended up talking about what had happened to her poor mother. I feel so terrible for her.

Then I realized that she would be wanting to watch the episode soon to take her mind off of all this... I had to send her a warning about the Ramsey Snow hunting scene... I can't even imagine how she'd take that scene right now...
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That episode just confirmed how terrible of an actress Lena Headey can be. Cersei was terrible there. In the book she rivaled Catelyn Stark. In this episode it seemed more like Tyrion ate the last donut which she wanted.

Also, I don't know what's going on with the Shae thing but I'm not liking it.

With all that said, Margaery Tyrell, Geoffrey, and Tyrion all were amazing at the wedding. Jack Gleeson was amazing in his role and had a huge part in advancing the series so I could see his death putting a damper on the ratings for a bit until Ramsey and Roose take the reigns as the people everyone loves to hate.
She's a B actress at best(aways has been)...even what she did last night was aweful

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #1812
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So the crystal was poisonous? I figured it was the queens mother who somehow poisoned him but having not read the books I wasn't sure. I'm glad Joffrey is dead, have NEVER hated a character on a show that much. Wish it had been slower, but I agree with Archer. That one or 2 minutes of choking on his own blood probably seemed like a lifetime to Joffrey. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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Or better yet his b**** mother....everything...and I mean everything wrong with that country's leadership is a direct result of his mother ****ing it up...with her brother....lol
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Lena Headey has been a disappointment to me as Cersei since the series began. She's not a rage and hate filled firestorm like she is in the books. Headey plays her like each loss is just a moderate disappointment that was completely expected and either it doesn't REALLY matter or she's going to pretend it didn't out of spite. She seems to whisper all her lines and is constantly hunched over like a cold old woman. I made this point earlier in the the thread and ever ripped on me saying she was perfect blah, blah, blah.

I think Headley plays the role well enough. Her anger and rage seems to me at least to be always JUST contained. Like it's taking all of her energy to not completely and utterly fly off the handle.

Her reaction to Joffrey choking out felt like the dam burst. I expect her to go full on crazy town. I do think that the actress who played Cat Stark did a better job of conveying the character. Headley's is not wrong, but not as forceful as it can be. At least to this point.

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Or better yet his b**** mother....everything...and I mean everything wrong with that country's leadership is a direct result of his mother ****ing it up...with her brother....lol

The Lannisters/Baratheons are what the Targaryens were. History is a cycle. Siblings popping off kids and the madness of inbred kings. King's Landing is as subtle about the corrupting influence of power as a nuclear bomb going off is considered a little warm.

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:55 PM   #1816
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Pretty big fan of Lena as Cersei. Opinions always vary person to person, but for me, she nails it. I'm pretty happy with all the castings. Bran and Peter are the two that didn't fit the images and personalities I've had in my head over the years, and they annoy me. Peter probably the worst, but everyone seems to love that actor. He just doesn't look right nor play the part right for me. Bran simply doesn't look like a Stark. He doesn't have that ruggedness. And it's even worse now that he's hit puberty and grown six feet.
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Pretty big fan of Lena as Cersei. Opinions always vary person to person, but for me, she nails it. I'm pretty happy with all the castings. Bran and Peter are the two that didn't fit the images and personalities I've had in my head over the years, and they annoy me. Peter probably the worst, but everyone seems to love that actor. He just doesn't look right nor play the part right for me. Bran simply doesn't look like a Stark. He doesn't have that ruggedness. And it's even worse now that he's hit puberty and grown six feet.
Bran is the man. Hooooooooooooodoooooooooooooooor.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #1818
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Or better yet his b**** mother....everything...and I mean everything wrong with that country's leadership is a direct result of his mother ****ing it up...with her brother....lol
She is just getting started ****ing up the country. She takes it to a new level in the books to come.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:10 PM   #1819
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She is just getting started ****ing up the country. She takes it to a new level in the books to come.
I cannot wait til the walk of shame.
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Agreed. Of all the storylines going on, Bran's is the only one I really don't care about.
This is one of the biggest issues I have with the show. Bran is a top three POV character in the books for me, in the show they barely scratch the surface of who he is and the journey he is taking. I also don't really like the actor who plays Bran, and it's pretty obvious the kid dropped a sack and sprouted some pubes...which Bran doesn't...cause he's like eight.

I will also be extremely upset if Bran's TV storyline catches up to the book this season and the writers start telling the story for Martin from what he has told them. I'd honestly have to stop watching, no question.
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I think the show has generally done a good job of taking a giant series of books full of elongated **** that shouldn't be there and trimming it down to a compelling, manageable core. No ****s are given about Bran and his rip-off journey, so the less the better. #hater

Lena Headey carries every scene she's in. She's the best actor in the show.
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I think the show has generally done a good job of taking a giant series of books full of elongated **** that shouldn't be there and trimming it down to a compelling, manageable core. No ****s are given about Bran and his rip-off journey, so the less the better. #hater
Rip-off is an interesting term, seeing as the journey isn't finished yet. Regardless, I get the feeling that you lack the attention span required to read a book over two hundred pages.
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Man, I think every word of those books is critical to understanding what the hell is going on. Minus the food descriptions - well, except where the Frey Pie is concerned, you've got to read that part carefully to fully appreciate what it is that is being eaten. And even then, you don't really understand it without the context that is provided in what might seem as unecessarily "elongated" stuff, but actually critical plot clues.
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This is one of the biggest issues I have with the show. Bran is a top three POV character in the books for me, in the show they barely scratch the surface of who he is and the journey he is taking. I also don't really like the actor who plays Bran, and it's pretty obvious the kid dropped a sack and sprouted some pubes...which Bran doesn't...cause he's like eight.

I will also be extremely upset if Bran's TV storyline catches up to the book this season and the writers start telling the story for Martin from what he has told them. I'd honestly have to stop watching, no question.
What more could they show from Bran's storyline? They've hit all the major points. They'll spend some time this season on the journey there. I suppose they've got to introduce Coldhands... That's the part I'm most interested in seeing how they handle. And then the season will end with Bran reaching the tree. Then I'd expect season five to follow Bran's schooling by the children of the forest and Brynden Rivers.

Now here is my theory of what happens with Bran's storyline after Season 5... I'm trying to figure out how they might work this exactly, but we all know that at the rate the show is going, HBO is going to catch up with the books. But there's a lot of story to tell without running over GRRM, and the way to stitch this together is through Bran's experience with Blood Raven and greenseeing.

I expect the last thing we see of Bran in season 5 will be the vision where he sees Ned bring back Jon Snow. But there is more - Bran continues to see further and further back into the past. So why not extrapolate that over an entire season to show the roots of Robert's Rebellion? Of course, that's a huge risk and it might take at least two seasons to do. The more I think about it, the more logistically difficult it sounds. But I still like the idea. Nothing like it has ever happened in television history - they'd have to replace the entire cast for a season or two, and then get them all back.

Forget it... as awesome as it sounds to me, it's probably not possible.
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