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« Reply #240 on: May 02, 2011, 04:25:39 PM »

I thought the third episode was really good, considering that how much exposition and stage setting it had in it.    It was nice to see the contrast in the Lannister and Stark parenting styles.   Ned Stark is well meaning, but totally out of touch with Sansa, and seems to relate much better to Arya,  although he showed a bit of regret when the reality of what he was training her to do sunk in.   Syrio Forel was pretty much how I pictured him from the book (except for the lack of a bald head).    Cersei Lannister on the other hand, seems to have a much closer, but  twisted and unhealthy, relationship with her son Joffrey.    She's clearly using him, and intends to be the one standing behind him actually ruling the Kingdom.   

The scenes at the Wall were great, and Peter Dinklage continues to steal the show.  It's a shame we haven't seen much of Ghost at all, but I guess there's only so much you can fit into an hour.
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« Reply #241 on: May 03, 2011, 12:27:45 AM »

Quote from: Flatlander on May 02, 2011, 04:25:39 PM

Ned Stark is well meaning, but totally out of touch with Sansa, and seems to relate much better to Arya,  although he showed a bit of regret when the reality of what he was training her to do sunk in.

I think the training scene with Arya and Syrio was the highlight of last night's episode...fit my vision from the book almost perfectly.  I loved the lighthearted tone of the whole scene, and the actors both did a great job.  The girl they picked to play Arya is pretty much perfect in my opinion.  The expressions on her face made the whole scene, ranging from confusion and frustration, to enjoyment and even pride.  I have to say that I didn't get the same impression of Ned in the background during that scene though.  I felt like his expression was more one of pride in his daughter's ability...until he started to have a little flashback of his own, as evidenced by the sounds of battle that came up in the background.  I think his look of worry was more about his own memories than concern over Arya's interest in learning the water dance.  It's definitely open to interpretation though...
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« Reply #242 on: May 03, 2011, 12:40:21 AM »

It's probably meant to be both. Ned knows that both war and winter are coming, considering all the news he just got in the episode. He's remembering his own battles, and knowing that he's training his daughter to be in those horrible battles to come.
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« Reply #243 on: May 03, 2011, 11:14:54 AM »

Perhaps Ned was thinking how he gave Sansa a doll and Arya a fencing instructor?  Swing and a miss on the first one but just right on the second.  And add me to the fans of the work Peter Dinklage is doing to bring Tyrion to life.  It has been awhile since I've read any of the books so it is fun when a character I had forgotten is mentioned such as Sir Ilayn Payne (sp?), The Knight of Flowers and the blind commander of the Black Watch.
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« Reply #244 on: May 04, 2011, 12:26:03 AM »

Episode 3 was pretty damn boring.  I'm guessing they had to set up some story for the coming weeks?
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« Reply #245 on: May 04, 2011, 12:43:44 AM »

yes, somewhat boring.

but I just looked around at all of the eye candy on the show, which there is plenty.
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« Reply #246 on: May 04, 2011, 01:09:04 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 04, 2011, 12:26:03 AM

Episode 3 was pretty damn boring.  I'm guessing they had to set up some story for the coming weeks?

haven't watched it yet, but the book wasn't non-stop action either, so there are going to be slow parts.
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« Reply #247 on: May 04, 2011, 04:43:45 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2011, 01:09:04 AM

the book wasn't non-stop action

WTF?! Spoiler tags please.

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« Reply #248 on: May 04, 2011, 05:48:29 AM »

Loved Ep3 personally - so much good stuff in there, so much character drama, and the Elfqueen is finally getting into her role as a Khaelesi and that damn brother of her needs to learn some manners.

Syrio - the dancing master is awesome as well...gotta love Ned Stark.
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« Reply #249 on: May 05, 2011, 02:24:44 PM »

wow, I did not realize Drogo was played by Ronon Dax until I saw the Conan trailer.
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« Reply #250 on: May 05, 2011, 06:28:46 PM »

Tip: don't read the book while watching the series. I've been listening to the audiobook on the way to work because I want to refresh my memory before I buy the latest book, and the series just seems shallow in comparison. I think I would enjoy it more if I didn't know about all the details that they skipped. Episode 3 really didn't do it for me. I like Arya, though.
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« Reply #251 on: May 05, 2011, 06:39:28 PM »

I am currently reading the book for the first time while watching the series. You can't expect the show to have every detail; no movie is as deep as the book on which it's based. I think GoT has done a good job of covering the main points and, most importantly, making it easy to follow the storyline.
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« Reply #252 on: May 05, 2011, 07:35:16 PM »

I couldn't make it through the book without the series...
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« Reply #253 on: May 13, 2011, 01:03:58 AM »

no talk about this weeks episode?  I expected The Mountain to be bigger.
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« Reply #254 on: May 13, 2011, 01:36:28 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2011, 01:03:58 AM

no talk about this weeks episode?  I expected The Mountain to be bigger.

I don't think they had a very good camera angle on him.  Shooting him from above made him look smaller.  I think the actor playing is is ginormous.
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« Reply #255 on: May 13, 2011, 01:45:49 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2011, 01:03:58 AM

no talk about this weeks episode?  I expected The Mountain to be bigger.

i think you'll find him to be much larger when you see him later.  you couldn't tell from those few shots of him on a horse, but the Conan Stevens (the actor) is 7 feet tall, 320 pounds, and pretty much solid muscle.  he's probably about the best actor you could pick for the role...

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« Reply #256 on: May 16, 2011, 09:58:27 AM »

Wow, the scene between Cersei and Robert in this episode was really powerful. I don't think they ever got to have that moment in the books.
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« Reply #257 on: May 16, 2011, 02:36:22 PM »


Quote from: Turtle on May 16, 2011, 09:58:27 AM

Wow, the scene between Cersei and Robert in this episode was really powerful. I don't think they ever got to have that moment in the books.

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I think they were just setting up a more visible (to the viewer) reason for her to kill the king in the next episode.  Even in the books it's clear she loves her children.  Even Jaime doesn't do that much.
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« Reply #258 on: May 16, 2011, 06:46:00 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on May 16, 2011, 09:58:27 AM

Wow, the scene between Cersei and Robert in this episode was really powerful. I don't think they ever got to have that moment in the books.

Yeah I was gonna say that scene was just awesome.  I re-watched it this morning and wow, the acting was superb.  Cersei plays off differently than I imagined her, but I think that's a lot to do with Lena Headey and how they are re-tooling her a bit to make her more likable.  Or maybe I just like Lena Headey too much.

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Oh yeah, not that I'm complaining, but what's up with that cutie Renly and the flower dude?  I had no idea there were gay characters in the book - did I totally miss that or did they just decide to throw that in?
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« Reply #259 on: May 16, 2011, 07:05:52 PM »

You missed it.  It's subtle, but it's there.
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« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2011, 07:17:49 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on May 16, 2011, 06:46:00 PM

Oh yeah, not that I'm complaining, but what's up with that cutie Renly and the flower dude?  I had no idea there were gay characters in the book - did I totally miss that or did they just decide to throw that in?

Oh yeah.  You missed it in the book.  It's subtle in book 1 but in the other 3 it's pretty overt.
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« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2011, 08:35:00 PM »

There's supposedly at least one other gay character in the book too, but it appears he has been cut from the series. They may write him in at a later time, but I suspect they'll just merge him with another character. There's also a bit of lesbian action going on in a few places.

Now, can we all stop obsessing about the gay stuff? (not really aimed at GT, but at the Internet reactions to the episode)
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« Reply #262 on: May 17, 2011, 12:20:03 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on May 16, 2011, 08:35:00 PM

Now, can we all stop obsessing about the gay stuff? (not really aimed at GT, but at the Internet reactions to the episode)

Not to belabor it, but were people unhappy with it or shocked or what?  I hadn't heard anything til you just mentioned it.  I thought it was pretty hot, but tastefully hot.  Well, maybe not so much the sound effects lol.

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I was, however, pretty shocked when they showed that one guy's giant semi-hard schlong after the straight sex scene.  icon_eek
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« Reply #263 on: May 17, 2011, 01:04:16 AM »

I honestly could have done without the schlurping noises.
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« Reply #264 on: May 17, 2011, 02:14:23 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 17, 2011, 01:04:16 AM

I honestly could have done without the schlurping noises.

Ditto.  I didn't like it when it was Tyrion, I didn't like it last night, hell, I didn't care for it when it was Randall was taunting Dante.
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« Reply #265 on: May 20, 2011, 01:33:40 AM »

wow, I totally forgot how:

Spoiler for most recent episode:
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« Reply #266 on: May 20, 2011, 10:05:20 AM »

Why won't somebody think of the horses?!
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« Reply #267 on: May 22, 2011, 04:50:24 PM »

the final 5 episodes of the season start tonight, and things should really start boiling over biggrin
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« Reply #268 on: May 22, 2011, 05:52:27 PM »

Also reminder that after the episode that airs tonight, next weeks episode will be available to watch on HBO.GO
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« Reply #269 on: May 22, 2011, 05:57:38 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 22, 2011, 05:52:27 PM

Also reminder that after the episode that airs tonight, next weeks episode will be available to watch on HBO.GO

damn, my provider isn't on the list yet.
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« Reply #270 on: May 23, 2011, 02:05:16 AM »

>klunk<
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« Reply #271 on: May 23, 2011, 02:23:58 AM »

Nice work with your online video service HBO.
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« Reply #272 on: May 23, 2011, 02:31:08 AM »

Quote from: Nonnahob on May 23, 2011, 02:23:58 AM

Nice work with your online video service HBO.

I guess someone wasn't ready for a couple million anxious viewers...
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« Reply #273 on: May 23, 2011, 03:04:00 AM »

I started it up immediately after this weeks was over and it played without a hitch (Comcast is my cable provider). Great episode pretty much all the way around.
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« Reply #274 on: May 23, 2011, 03:51:37 AM »

Man it really bothers me where the story is going.
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« Reply #275 on: May 23, 2011, 04:07:39 AM »

Quote from: Toe on May 23, 2011, 03:04:00 AM

I started it up immediately after this weeks was over and it played without a hitch (Comcast is my cable provider). Great episode pretty much all the way around.

It took me multiple tries for the site to finally load around 10:30, then it was constantly buffering and the quality was terrible.  Given that I have a 20Mbps cable connection and have streamed video from HBO with excellent quality in the past, I think it had something to do with the website.  It's not a big deal though...just try again tomorrow night...

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Man it really bothers me where the story is going.

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« Reply #276 on: May 23, 2011, 04:16:32 AM »

Quote from: disarm on May 23, 2011, 04:07:39 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 03:51:37 AM

Man it really bothers me where the story is going.

If you're bothered now...

you know, the best thing about knowing the books and watching people who haven't read them watch the series is getting to watch them squirm  icon_twisted
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« Reply #277 on: May 23, 2011, 04:24:46 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 23, 2011, 04:16:32 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 23, 2011, 04:07:39 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 03:51:37 AM

Man it really bothers me where the story is going.

If you're bothered now...

you know, the best thing about knowing the books and watching people who haven't read them watch the series is getting to watch them squirm  icon_twisted

I couldn't take it and read spoilers on Wikipedia and....spoilers about the book (guessing the rest of season 1)

Spoiler for Hiden:
...not sure I want to keep watching.  Everyone good dies and all the pricks stay in power?  Why did littlefinger betray Ned Stark?
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« Reply #278 on: May 23, 2011, 04:28:01 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 04:24:46 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 23, 2011, 04:16:32 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 23, 2011, 04:07:39 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 03:51:37 AM

Man it really bothers me where the story is going.

If you're bothered now...

you know, the best thing about knowing the books and watching people who haven't read them watch the series is getting to watch them squirm  icon_twisted

I couldn't take it and read spoilers on Wikipedia and....spoilers about the book (guessing the rest of season 1)

Spoiler for Hiden:
...not sure I want to keep watching.  Everyone good dies and all the pricks stay in power?  Why did littlefinger betray Ned Stark?


don't forget

Spoiler for Hiden:
this is only the first book of seven.
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« Reply #279 on: May 23, 2011, 06:54:07 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 04:24:46 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 23, 2011, 04:16:32 AM

Quote from: disarm on May 23, 2011, 04:07:39 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 23, 2011, 03:51:37 AM

Man it really bothers me where the story is going.

If you're bothered now...

you know, the best thing about knowing the books and watching people who haven't read them watch the series is getting to watch them squirm  icon_twisted

I couldn't take it and read spoilers on Wikipedia and....spoilers about the book (guessing the rest of season 1)

Spoiler for Hiden:
...not sure I want to keep watching.  Everyone good dies and all the pricks stay in power?  Why did littlefinger betray Ned Stark?


Because he likes eff'ing people.  It is the only thing he is good at.  Remember?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Baelish did try to convince Stark to go with his plan instead of doing things Stark's honorable way.
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