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Old 04-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #551
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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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Old 04-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #552
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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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Old 04-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #553
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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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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?
They thought people would confuse Asha and Osha the wildling
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Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is in a movie coming out this year - Knights of Baddasdom...

Looks like a cult classic in the making...

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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.
that characters been dead for a whole season and a half.
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that characters been dead for a whole season and a half.
What's your point?
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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?


This **** confused the hell out of me. "I was like oh hahah, asha, awesome."..."oh what? Her name isnt asha. Who the hell is this girl? Wait? She is his sister, but not asha....What is going onnnnnnnnnnn!!!!"
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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.
You watch Sparticus for the tittays dude.
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You watch Sparticus for the tittays dude.
LMAO you caught me.
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LMAO you caught me.
Well, that is why I watch it. I figured that it was the only reason most men did.
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You watch Sparticus for the tittays dude.

I dont. But uhh...yeah.


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I dont. But uhh...yeah.


Chris, I support your right to choose to watch Sparticus for the ridiculously toned abs and grunt fighters who are sweat machines.
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Chris, I support your right to choose to watch Sparticus for the ridiculously toned abs and grunt fighters who are sweat machines.

Well that's just sexist. I watch for the cinematography, art direction and costume choice...

And the sweaty-absiness.

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Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is in a movie coming out this year - Knights of Baddasdom...

Looks like a cult classic in the making...

Cult, schmult. I'm going to get a front row seat at the first showing in town. This looks almost as good as Dorkness Rising.

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Hey, It has been a long time since I read the books, I was hoping someone who has gone through them more recently can jog my memory.

I was surprised by Theon Greyjoy returning home to his father this early in the series. From my memories of reading the books, this event did not happen until much later. Am I misremembering the order, or did they move these events up in the story timeline?
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Hey, It has been a long time since I read the books, I was hoping someone who has gone through them more recently can jog my memory.

I was surprised by Theon Greyjoy returning home to his father this early in the series. From my memories of reading the books, this event did not happen until much later. Am I misremembering the order, or did they move these events up in the story timeline?
The timeline is about right. He leaves Robb early in Clash of Kings, meets his father and his family and by the end of the book--treachery!!!
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Hey, It has been a long time since I read the books, I was hoping someone who has gone through them more recently can jog my memory.

I was surprised by Theon Greyjoy returning home to his father this early in the series. From my memories of reading the books, this event did not happen until much later. Am I misremembering the order, or did they move these events up in the story timeline?
Everything is accelerated with just 10 episodes to work with.

None more than Arya/Gendry that I've noticed so far.
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Everything is accelerated with just 10 episodes to work with. None more than Arya/Gendry that I've noticed so far.
that frustrates me. why just 10 episodes? I don't know how HBO operates but 10 episodes seems odd.
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that frustrates me. why just 10 episodes? I don't know how HBO operates but 10 episodes seems odd.
I'm hopeful they give season 3 more since its sooooooooo loaded with major plot lines.
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that frustrates me. why just 10 episodes? I don't know how HBO operates but 10 episodes seems odd.
Honestly, I actually like the 10 episode format. It forces each episode to be more significant and seriously reduces the amount of filler that you get in a season.

Yes, there may be some smaller scenes that we lose. But overall, I prefer they keep it as tight as possible. Really looking forward to the end of this season. I heard they increased the budget by 15% for the big battle.

(That was my only issue with the first season. Due to budget reasons all the battles had to happen off screen)
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Frankly I hope they jam books 4 and 5 into one season
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