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Old 04-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #451
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I loved what HBO did with Rome and I like the GoT concept but it is hard to establish a whole world and it's machinations in 1 hour episodes and keep the plot moving. I am hoping this coming season is even better, I sure as hell want it to be. I love the concept.
Rome was so good. I keep hearing they are trying to make a movie.
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Love this show. Probably my all time favorite. I liked Spartacus but it fizzled on me
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #453
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That's Gwedoline Christie. She's not Kate Upton, but she doesn't have a Horse Face.

Then again, neither does Arya. I would have laughed if they offered the part to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Meh, I don't really expect them to make the following casting call:

"Seeking 6'2"+ woman, extremely broad shouldered, crooked and scarred nose, mouth far too wide with crooked teeth, flat chest, horse faced. Must be able to wield a great sword."
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Rome was so good. I keep hearing they are trying to make a movie.
I would rather have another season of it, even if it were a miniseries.
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"Seeking 6'2"+ woman, extremely broad shouldered, crooked and scarred nose, mouth far too wide with crooked teeth, flat chest, horse faced. Must be able to wield a great sword."
Julia Roberts or Cameron Diaz?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #456
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Love this show. Probably my all time favorite. I liked Spartacus but it fizzled on me
I thought the season finale of Spartacus was one of the best epsiodes of the whole thing. But its hard when a show has to switch actors. I eventually got used to the new Spartacus.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #457
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I thought the season finale of Spartacus was one of the best epsiodes of the whole thing. But its hard when a show has to switch actors. I eventually got used to the new Spartacus.
Matter of opinion man. I loved Blood and Sand after a few episodes. I never really felt entertained during this season. I thought the finale was weak and predictable, but like I said, a matter of opinion.

Predictable is not something that can ever be said about GoT.
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Rome was so good. I keep hearing they are trying to make a movie.
Rome was indeed great. Up to that point (2005-2007) it was the most expensive production ever in TV history. Thank the FN writers strike for killing it. They couldn't afford to keep paying the cast and crew with no scripts. HBO readily admits that they blew it by cancelling the show prematurely. As for the movie, Bruno Heller (co-creator/head writer) recently said "don't hold your breath". There seemed to be a nice amount of traction for it back in 2009-2010. Since then, it has vanished. Sucks as they were going to pick things up 5 years after the end of season 2, in Germany with Pullo and Vorenus (yep, still breathing). Bums me out, as it is one of my favorite shows ever.
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I loved what HBO did with Rome and I like the GoT concept but it is hard to establish a whole world and it's machinations in 1 hour episodes and keep the plot moving. I am hoping this coming season is even better, I sure as hell want it to be. I love the concept.
Read the books, Steve. Read the books.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:35 AM   #460
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I had to dvr (and stay away from this thread in the meantime). I watched it last night and I was NOT let down; however, I watched it after getting to a pivotal point midway through book 3 so I was pissed off while watching it.

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:11 AM   #461
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however, I watched it after getting to a pivotal point midway through book 3 so I was pissed off while watching it.
I think our country may be torn asunder at some points during future seasons of this show, if its popularity continues.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:13 AM   #462
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I had to dvr (and stay away from this thread in the meantime). I watched it last night and I was NOT let down; however, I watched it after getting to a pivotal point midway through book 3 so I was pissed off while watching it.
Ah yes. The red wedding. Many a fan stopped reading after that point. Personally, I loved it. It took serious balls to go in that direction.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:42 AM   #463
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Ah yes. The red wedding. Many a fan stopped reading after that point. Personally, I loved it. It took serious balls to go in that direction.
I totally agree. It made me want to keep reading even more. I have to make sure all the characters I hate get what they deserve!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #464
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I totally agree. It made me want to keep reading even more. I have to make sure all the characters I hate get what they deserve!


I wonder what they are going to do/portray the end of book 2. As you all know there is a big twist/ surprise there that you do not find out about until book 3. Do you think they will leave it like GRRM did and make peeps wait for 3 (or will that deter so many from watching 3)- I was like WTF? No way, when I read it....Or will they include the part of book 3 into the end of two?






Im at page like 350 of book 5. But there was a character in the beginning of the show/books, that I really liked. Then I ended up hating him, now I am starting to like him again....Im so torn, I dont know what to do.

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GRRM- Do Not Die- that is all that I say, we need those books to be finished.
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I had to dvr (and stay away from this thread in the meantime). I watched it last night and I was NOT let down; however, I watched it after getting to a pivotal point midway through book 3 so I was pissed off while watching it.
The very reason I stopped midway through book 3. I'll read it after season2 completes on HBO. I don't mind knowing what is coming, I just don't want to be too far down the road as Martin's bomb dropping screwed up my viewing of season 1 last year.

Note: Sunday overnight ratings for Thrones with all three showings-

9pm- 3.858 million
10pm- 1.477 million
11pm- .943 million
Total- 6.278 million

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Old 04-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #466
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Just keeps getting better and better. Pretty much the way I imagined everything that happened tonight in ep2 when I was reading the books. Very impressed at the increased quality of this show from about mid season 1 all the way through to now. The writing and direction has become stronger every episode since around ep5 of season 1. It seems as if they have found their own confidence in the storytelling and are less concerned with the "fanboys" burning down the house if they streamline or deviate slightly from the text in order to make the story better for television. Well done, and looking forward to next week.
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Just finished the first book. Loved it - especially how it ended.

My favorite character is Arya - she reminds me of my spirited daughter. I've started the second book already, and I'm eager to see what happens with her. I have a feeling she's going to be a bad ass by the time it's all said and done. Second favorite character is Tyrion, with Daenarys in third.

I haven't been this enthralled in a book since The Count of Montecristo. Great stuff! (anyone who hasn't read The Count yet is robbing themselves).
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #468
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Im pretty envious. Would love to be able to reread the series for the first time. Or memory wipe so I can enjoy the show even more.
I definitely love the feeling when you are at the start of an awesome chronicle.

If I could suggest another one that I enjoyed, try Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga) by Peter F. Hamilton. I really enjoyed that one.
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I guess I am doing it wrong. I watched the show and would like to read the books.
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I thought the season finale of Spartacus was one of the best epsiodes of the whole thing. But its hard when a show has to switch actors. I eventually got used to the new Spartacus.
It room me awhile to get into the new actor as well.. something about the acting seemed to lacking generally. And i hare the fact that they went away from the gladiator pits. And really just drug through. Kinda like Robert Jordan's wot lol that book drags
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I guess I am doing it wrong. I watched the show and would like to read the books.

The books are far superior to the television series. The series is nice because it helps visualize the characters, but the depth of them can only be appreciated through the text. I'm starting the second book now and find myself at conflict. I'm on episode 7 of season 1 of the series, and want to watch the rest, but I'm finding that they are a distraction to my progress into book 2. I've never done this before where I ty to read the book while watching the television adaptation simultaneousy. Not sure I'd reccomend it...
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I could only get through the first two episodes of Sparticus and stopped because I couldn't get past the veil of disbelief. All I saw were sand dunes in California somewhere and Hollywood drones. I should give it another look. I felt that way once about Stargate, and once I gave it a second look, I ended up loving it.
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GRRM does love himself some incest =P Yara (Asha in the books) is indeed a devious woman.

On a more serious note, they seem to be diverging a lot more this season from the books. The entire sequence with Arya "Arry" and Gendry on the road to the wall is different (I'm assume most of the changes there are to cut 90% of their storyline on the way to the wall which is not particularly well suited to TV) and I'm not sure WTF they are doing with Jon Snow and Craster.

Finally, I didn't think they could manage to portray Littlefinger in a worse light than in the books, but they proved me wrong. Just know: it gets a whole, whole lot worse.

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I could only get through the first two episodes of Sparticus and stopped because I couldn't get past the veil of disbelief. All I saw were sand dunes in California somewhere and Hollywood drones. I should give it another look. I felt that way once about Stargate, and once I gave it a second look, I ended up loving it.
Meh, Sparticus is pretty bad IMHO. It gets points only for being completely unabashed and for the guy who plays Batiatus. Other than that, it's pretty unremarkable.
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GRRM does love himself some incest =P Yara (Asha in the books) is indeed a devious woman.
I guess I just don't why they renamed Asha to Yara for the series. From what I can tell, the character is mostly the same. Does anyone know the reason behind the name change?
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