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Old 05-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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Game of Thrones??? Is that where you play music chairs with toilets?
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
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this is actually my favorite of the new shows. It's really well done and when I'm finished the season, I'm gonna pick up the book I.

It takes a lot for me to abandon a show and I did with Camelot. Borgias only lasted 1 episode for me.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #13
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Love Game of thrones, very well acted and great storyline, I'm hooked. I might have to pick up the book as well. Agreed on the Borgias what a piece of shit that was.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #14
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I read the books but don't have hbo (yes I am a cheap ass). Hoping for the DVDs.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:54 AM   #15
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I was getting close to dumping HBO. But when I started to hear rumblings about GOT being made.....I decided that HBO would stay in my TV lineup.

Vin, how well are you following without the benefit of having read the books? Hard for me to really imagine, as I know these charachters to well, and I know what is going to happen to them. I am sure that not having that knowledge makes the experience very different. I will tell you that the following characters are perfectly cast and fit how they are presented in the books to a "T".

Ned Stark
Tyrion (The Imp)
Jaime Lannister
Arya Stark
Jon Snow

Some characters are a bit of a disappontment, altho they are growing on me. The "Hound" for one, is not nearly as frightening / intimidating a character as he should be. And Cersei Lannister isn't nearly as hot as I would have imagined.....but she is certainly enough of a bitch.

Sorry, I'm such a friggin geek for this story.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #16
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I was getting close to dumping HBO. But when I started to hear rumblings about GOT being made.....I decided that HBO would stay in my TV lineup.

Vin, how well are you following without the benefit of having read the books? Hard for me to really imagine, as I know these charachters to well, and I know what is going to happen to them. I am sure that not having that knowledge makes the experience very different. I will tell you that the following characters are perfectly cast and fit how they are presented in the books to a "T".

Ned Stark
Tyrion (The Imp)
Jaime Lannister
Arya Stark
Jon Snow

Some characters are a bit of a disappontment, altho they are growing on me. The "Hound" for one, is not nearly as frightening / intimidating a character as he should be. And Cersei Lannister isn't nearly as hot as I would have imagined.....but she is certainly enough of a bitch.

Sorry, I'm such a friggin geek for this story.
pretty good cause I'm not retarded.

shows like these with a massive character list tend to get a little nuts at first but you settle down nicely. Rome was horrendous for 4 episodes (all the senators looked alike!) but turned out to be one of my favorites series.

I'll watch anything on HBO. They have a great track record.

The first character I hated was Joffrey. You could tell right away that

spoiler!:

that he was not Robert's son and I suspect he's actually the freak offspring of Jamie and Cersei. And I hate the look of him.

the only group that confuses me is the ones left defending winterfell. I guess mostly cause nothing really has happened yet.

Tyrion is one of my favorite characters. Peter Dinklage should win an emmy.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:13 AM   #17
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A few more doors opened lastnight. Things should start to get interesting.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #18
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Intense night, wasn't it?

I hate to say it, but the nudity is getting a bit out of hand. I don't need to see a guy running down the road with his ding-aling-a-swingin. And the scene with the two girls(while hot as hell and perfect porn were I in the mood for it) is just too much. It's the HBO "we want to shock you" influence, but it is not needed in this storyline, and IMO actually detracts from it when you get so over the top.

ever heard of a spoiler, Fresh?:
But Littlefinger's betrayal, Drogo's rave out and the introduction of Tywin Lannister were great moments last night.


I'm going to move this thread to the Entertainment forum at this point, if anyone wants to continue discussions about it.
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They are building the tension nicely in this series. If you can keep all the freakin' characters straight, it's really GOLD! (I'm talking TPC like).
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #20
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They are building the tension nicely in this series. If you can keep all the freakin' characters straight, it's really GOLD! (I'm talking TPC like).
how many rounds of gold?

I have yet to watch last night's episode. Was hoping no one would spoil it.
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