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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is interesting, because the readers of the series don't find out the full extent of his scheming until the end of the third book.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Spider is the next character that has to be developed-I'll be watching very closely for it in the next episode.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm stunned. They had an opportunity to show sex and didn't take it. Razz

(So, maybe they draw the line at gang rape?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm stunned. They had an opportunity to show sex and didn't take it. Razz

(So, maybe they draw the line at gang rape?)


Keep in mind, this was the episode Martin wrote. Funny how that worked, huh?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was already too much going on in the episode to add unneeded stuff. Everything happened at an almost incomprehensible rate.

And besides, there was Hodor with his full frontal nudity so no need to be disappointed Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, even though I knew what was coming in the scene at the Sept, it was still incredibly emotional. They filmed that scene very well IMO.

Kind of sad to see the season end tonight. I want more! Smile
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If Game of Thrones was a Super Nintendo game, it would sound like this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well it has ended with a bit of a surprise - if you haven't read the books (like i haven't)

i thought a title was figurative - turns out it was literal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm disappointed by the treatment of one of the best chapters in the book - where Maester Luwin takes Bran down into the crypts to prove that Ned isn't there, and then the part in the tower before the raven arrives.

That whole chapter was excellently written, and does so much to build Maester Luwin's character, and he gets cut from the crypt part and the rest of the chapter dropped entirely.


They also dropped the most dramatic and significant "when": "When your womb quickens, and you bear a living child."
That's a pretty important detail, that Daenerys lost the chance of ever having children for Khal Drogo.


I'm not sure exactly what the purpose was of the Grand Maester Pycelle scene; I know he'll feature more in the next season, and that it will become clear if it wasn't already that he's an obsequious fool who just panders to the people in power, but I don't know that we needed such a long scene of him, especially when it's in favour of showing better scenes like the Maester Luwin one I mentioned above.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main problem with this episode (in my opinion) is that it didn't really leave you wanting more (you know, in a burn down buildings sort of way). There is a focus the writers are going for, and with the limited space that they have, they can't include everything. To the tell the truth, Bran kinda ceased to be important a while back in the scope of the TV series. His scene (and others) did help to elucidate past events that were eluded to, but not much else.

We also get a very clear sense that the supernatural is a part of Westeros, and not just North of the Wall.

Over all, a solid episode, even if it's the weakest (they're definitely setting up for season 2)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when do we get to see Hodor's dong on blu-ray?
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anyone know a good site for the tv sereis? with a cast listing and bio for the characters - as i don't know everyone yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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anyone know a good site for the tv sereis? with a cast listing and bio for the characters - as i don't know everyone yet.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/
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Syl wrote:
If Game of Thrones was a Super Nintendo game, it would sound like this.


HAHAHAHA, awesome. XD I'm imagining a Mario-ish Tyrion jumping through the Skycell level of Eyrie, surrounded by little puffy clouds and chased by an angry Lysa, a fatter, older, redhead version of Princess Toadstool.
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sgt.null wrote:
anyone know a good site for the tv sereis? with a cast listing and bio for the characters - as i don't know everyone yet.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/


thank you! that is perfect. Smile
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BTW in the Game of Thrones board game expansion called "A Storm of Swords" Ned Stark is apparently still alive in the Lannister's dungeon. How does that make ANY sense at all????
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Does it say that explicitly?
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BTW in the Game of Thrones board game expansion called "A Storm of Swords" Ned Stark is apparently still alive in the Lannister's dungeon. How does that make ANY sense at all????


he gots better? Rolling Eyes
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