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« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2011, 02:46:14 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 04, 2011, 02:46:37 AM

Thoughts?

I thought they ended the preview at an awkward, non-enticing point, but other than that everything looked great. 

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I think they would've left people with more of a teaser feeling if they had ended it a few minutes later, just after they discover the wolves.

I agree with your spoiler point. Had I not read the book, I don't know how I would have felt about the preview, but because I have, all I can say is, HOLY BALLS that looked awesome! Leave it to HBO to capture the setting and characters spot-on! CANNOT wait until 4/17.
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« Reply #121 on: April 04, 2011, 09:41:39 PM »

for those who missed it (or forgot):

http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/?autoplay=true&vid=1170886&filter=game-of-thrones&view=null
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« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2011, 11:26:57 PM »

That preview gave me the same chills as the FotR Mordor preview way back when.

No HBO subscription though so I'll have to suffer until it's on DVD   crybaby
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« Reply #123 on: April 10, 2011, 10:30:40 PM »

ONE WEEK!
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« Reply #124 on: April 11, 2011, 05:44:47 AM »

I agree completely with the sentiment... Bastards!
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« Reply #125 on: April 11, 2011, 06:22:09 AM »

Varisty has a review up

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117944992
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« Reply #126 on: April 11, 2011, 04:54:46 PM »

Getting HBOCanada is such a pain for any of the cable and sattelite services in my city, that I fear I'm going to have to wait for DVD too. frown
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« Reply #127 on: April 11, 2011, 05:00:48 PM »

Yeah, I wish I could just pay HBO to let me stream/download just these shows.  No way am I reactivating my Comcast cable and ordering HBO just to watch one show.  Though damnit if I'm not tempted...
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« Reply #128 on: April 12, 2011, 10:01:12 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 11, 2011, 05:00:48 PM

Yeah, I wish I could just pay HBO to let me stream/download just these shows.  No way am I reactivating my Comcast cable and ordering HBO just to watch one show.  Though damnit if I'm not tempted...
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« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2011, 01:46:04 AM »

Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin
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« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2011, 03:14:41 AM »

Quote from: Gryndyl on April 17, 2011, 01:46:04 AM

Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin

i found out a couple days ago that Cox is running a promo with free HBO for all subscribers this weekend.  just a coincidence?
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« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2011, 03:33:36 AM »

Quote from: disarm on April 17, 2011, 03:14:41 AM

Quote from: Gryndyl on April 17, 2011, 01:46:04 AM

Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin

i found out a couple days ago that Cox is running a promo with free HBO for all subscribers this weekend.  just a coincidence?

just like crack, the first hit is always free  icon_twisted
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« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2011, 06:04:47 PM »

I am looking forward to tonight's premiere of this television show.
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« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2011, 06:13:37 PM »

Quote from: disarm on April 17, 2011, 03:14:41 AM

Quote from: Gryndyl on April 17, 2011, 01:46:04 AM

Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin

i found out a couple days ago that Cox is running a promo with free HBO for all subscribers this weekend.  just a coincidence?

Wish Comcast was doing that this weekend.  I called this morning and tried to play the "give me cheaper and/or free HBO or I cancel" card, but that has to do through their "advance customer care" department which doesn't work on Sundays.    frown  Looks like I'll have to catch the first episode off one of my friend's DVRs.
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« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2011, 06:24:27 PM »

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Quote from: disarm on April 17, 2011, 03:14:41 AM

Quote from: Gryndyl on April 17, 2011, 01:46:04 AM

Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin

i found out a couple days ago that Cox is running a promo with free HBO for all subscribers this weekend.  just a coincidence?

Wish Comcast was doing that this weekend.  I called this morning and tried to play the "give me cheaper and/or free HBO or I cancel" card, but that has to do through their "advance customer care" department which doesn't work on Sundays.    frown  Looks like I'll have to catch the first episode off one of my friend's DVRs.

Unless I'm misreading the tv listings, they're replaying the premiere just about every single night this week.
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« Reply #135 on: April 17, 2011, 06:26:40 PM »

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Suddenly there seems to be HBO at the house  eek icon_biggrin

i found out a couple days ago that Cox is running a promo with free HBO for all subscribers this weekend.  just a coincidence?

Wish Comcast was doing that this weekend.  I called this morning and tried to play the "give me cheaper and/or free HBO or I cancel" card, but that has to do through their "advance customer care" department which doesn't work on Sundays.    frown  Looks like I'll have to catch the first episode off one of my friend's DVRs.

Unless I'm misreading the tv listings, they're replaying the premiere just about every single night this week.

plus I imagine it'll be on HBO On Demand too.  c'mon Gratch, give in. 

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« Reply #136 on: April 17, 2011, 07:52:14 PM »

We're getting this tomorrow and I'm quite excited.  Sky has been really pushing it and all their marketing material says "only one day later than America gets it!"  Ye olde girlfriende and I have read all the books and we're not going to miss this for anything.
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« Reply #137 on: April 18, 2011, 02:09:56 AM »

It was good  icon_smile
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« Reply #138 on: April 18, 2011, 02:38:15 AM »

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It was good  icon_smile

more than just good...pretty much every thing that i had pictured in my head come to life on the screen.  this episode was a little slow with all the exposition and getting to know a few characters (not a complaint), but there are countless great things to come and it should be a fantastic ride if all the episodes are as well done as the premiere.  my only concern is trying to imagine how they're fitting everything important from the first book into only 10 episodes.  that said, i can't wait for next week! icon_cool
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« Reply #139 on: April 18, 2011, 02:57:50 AM »

I'm totally unfamiliar with this series, but it was a good first episode.

I'm a bit confused about a couple things... so should I look into it, or just figure it out on the fly?
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« Reply #140 on: April 18, 2011, 02:59:20 AM »

Amazing. It really blew Camelot out of the water. The settings, characters, costumes - just awesome. Great acting all around. I thought I would hate Dinklage as Tyrion but he fit the role pretty well. Still, nothing like I pictured the character in the book. The show had gore, sex, burly dudes in armor, amazing set pieces and some truly breath taking CGI.

Is it next Sunday yet?

One thing I didn't really buy was the character of Drogo. He was big but he looked about as menacing as a puppy dog. Still, a minor complaint.
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« Reply #141 on: April 18, 2011, 03:02:41 AM »

Quote from: Zekester on April 18, 2011, 02:57:50 AM

I'm totally unfamiliar with this series, but it was a good first episode.

I'm a bit confused about a couple things... so should I look into it, or just figure it out on the fly?

it's the beginning of the series, so you're probably on the same footing the rest of us were when we first read it.
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« Reply #142 on: April 18, 2011, 03:03:21 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on April 18, 2011, 02:59:20 AM

One thing I didn't really buy was the character of Drogo. He was big but he looked about as menacing as a puppy dog. Still, a minor complaint.

yeah, he looked more like a creepy pedophile than a barbarian warlord.  I think it was the eyeliner.


overall I liked it a lot.  I just hope HBO is ready to make the investment the series is going to require and not bail out after 1 or 2 seasons.
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« Reply #143 on: April 18, 2011, 03:10:23 AM »

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I don't think it's a German Shepherd. It's a special dog bred to look wolf-like without actually being part wolf. There are strict regulations about working with wolves, so they have limited options. I suspect the direwolves will become CGI in later seasons, but for this one they're still very young.

After reading a bit more about the dogs,  it turns out that  Ghost is a German Shepherd/Akita mix, while the other five pups are Northern Inuit Dogs.  Just beautiful animals. 

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« Reply #144 on: April 18, 2011, 03:34:10 AM »

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overall I liked it a lot.  I just hope HBO is ready to make the investment the series is going to require and not bail out after 1 or 2 seasons.

After their treatment of Rome, I wouldn't hold your breath.

In other words, enjoy the hell out of this while it lasts.
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« Reply #145 on: April 18, 2011, 03:47:20 AM »

The only thing that bothered me was
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the wedding night scene, which went down pretty much like a rape, which is not what happened in the book. Although I did find it weird that in the book he used that scene to put Drogo in a more pleasant light, but once they head out he just comes in once a night and has his way with her.
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« Reply #146 on: April 18, 2011, 04:39:07 AM »

The thing that bothered me is that it's apparently not cold enough outside the wall to see your breath.
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« Reply #147 on: April 18, 2011, 04:54:39 AM »

Quote from: pr0ner on April 18, 2011, 03:34:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 18, 2011, 03:03:21 AM

overall I liked it a lot.  I just hope HBO is ready to make the investment the series is going to require and not bail out after 1 or 2 seasons.

After their treatment of Rome, I wouldn't hold your breath.

In other words, enjoy the hell out of this while it lasts.

HBO admitted they did a mistake by canceling Rome. They aren't likely to make that mistake again, particularly since GoT is getting rave reviews and lots of press. I'm expecting them to announce the second season before Monday is over.
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« Reply #148 on: April 18, 2011, 11:06:29 AM »

These premium-channel series are where it's at now. If HBO cancels another popular series, they are complete fools.
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« Reply #149 on: April 18, 2011, 12:42:18 PM »

I've watched this episode twice now. It's quite possibly 2011's biggest event for me, one I've been desperately waiting for since the news first appeared that HBO was considering greenlighting production for a pilot. We should consider ourselves damned lucky that we're getting something this close to the books in a time where few companies are willing to take chances in entertainment of any kind.

The reviewers who've seen the first 6 episodes say that the first one is the weakest of the bunch. That says a lot about the quality of what's yet to come. smile
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« Reply #150 on: April 18, 2011, 01:12:29 PM »

Uhmmm..  When will it be on netflix?

I dont have cable and I want to see this.
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« Reply #151 on: April 18, 2011, 01:53:04 PM »

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Uhmmm..  When will it be on netflix?


Streaming?  2147.  In August, I think.
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« Reply #152 on: April 18, 2011, 02:13:41 PM »

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Quote from: Morgul on April 18, 2011, 01:12:29 PM

Uhmmm..  When will it be on netflix?


Streaming?  2147.  In August, I think.

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« Reply #153 on: April 18, 2011, 02:30:07 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on April 18, 2011, 01:12:29 PM

Uhmmm..  When will it be on netflix?

I dont have cable and I want to see this.

Good bet of the DVDs being out in time for Christmas.
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« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2011, 02:37:45 PM »

I suppose they are in a fairly good position with casting if they get approved for more seasons, perhaps with the exception of Bran and Arya, who are likely to age faster than the story. They haven't shown much of Tommen and Myrcella yet.

If they do books 2-5 in 2012-2015, maybe book 6 will be about ready to come out Tongue.
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« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2011, 03:12:52 PM »

I watched this... I really disliked the book intensely (I made it to the line about letting the entire army and their horses fuck his sister and quit), mostly because I thought the writing was pretty terrible, though some parts of the story were interesting... and I hardly ever stop reading a book once I start.

I thought the show was MUCH better, while still ridiculously melodramatic and soap opera-ish.  The opening sequence north of the wall was really, really cool. Loved that part.  Good, for the most part, casting really helps... still rolling my eyes at some of the melodrama, but I'll keep watching for sure.  I'm not clear on most names yet, but whoever the blonde dipshit is who wants to horse-whore his sister is gonna wear... annoying character, and annoying actor overacting.
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« Reply #156 on: April 18, 2011, 03:18:24 PM »

Viserys Targaryen.  And yeah, your feelings toward him are pretty much what they should be.  Trust me, you'll enjoy at least one part of his story. ninja
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« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2011, 03:25:43 PM »

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I watched this... I really disliked the book intensely (I made it to the line about letting the entire army and their horses fuck his sister and quit), mostly because I thought the writing was pretty terrible, though some parts of the story were interesting... and I hardly ever stop reading a book once I start.

I thought the show was MUCH better, while still ridiculously melodramatic and soap opera-ish.  The opening sequence north of the wall was really, really cool. Loved that part.  Good, for the most part, casting really helps... still rolling my eyes at some of the melodrama, but I'll keep watching for sure.  I'm not clear on most names yet, but whoever the blonde dipshit is who wants to horse-whore his sister is gonna wear... annoying character, and annoying actor overacting.

He's not overacting in the slightest. Viserys is completely insane (it's a result of the inbreeding in his family. Daenerys was lucky and didn't get the worst of it), which comes off in pretty much every bit of dialogue involving him.
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« Reply #158 on: April 18, 2011, 04:05:24 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 18, 2011, 03:18:24 PM

Viserys Targaryen.  And yeah, you're feelings toward him are pretty much what they should be.  Trust me, you'll enjoy at least one part of his story. ninja

So I've heard.

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He's not overacting in the slightest. Viserys is completely insane (it's a result of the inbreeding in his family. Daenerys was lucky and didn't get the worst of it), which comes off in pretty much every bit of dialogue involving him.

You can be totally insane and not overact.  He does seem to be acting like the character acted in the book... but that was over... um... written? Yeah, I don't know. I can like a performance and not a character... that's a good thing, in my opinion.  In this case I have to say I dislike both of them.
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« Reply #159 on: April 18, 2011, 04:10:53 PM »

I'm dreading the point where Joffrey opens his mouth. They definitely did a good job casting a kid who looks like a total prick. Kind of like Draco Malfoy in the Potter movies.
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