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 Post subject: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Anyone else watch/read?

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:32 pm 
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I read a synopsis of the books before watching the show ... and I am hooked on the show

very well cast IMO ... and very well played by all

I even think the opening puzzle cities and theme music are cool

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7L2PVdrb_8[/youtube]

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:46 pm 
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the Season 2 Finale is this coming Sunday

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/inde ... IAUKwXOA==

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
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I've been hooked since I watched season 1. I've got season 2 on my computer and after the season 2 finale, I'll rewatch them all and do a comprehensive breakdown of the season. I'm almost finished with book 5, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:24 am 
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so since you're actually reading the books, how faithful is the show to the story?

comparing the synopsis I read to the story the show weaves leaves me feeling perhaps more than 1 book was used for season 1

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Boris13c wrote:
so since you're actually reading the books, how faithful is the show to the story?

comparing the synopsis I read to the story the show weaves leaves me feeling perhaps more than 1 book was used for season 1


Here's a recent post I told a kid from a band forum that answers that:
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Should I read the books before watching?


I didn't. I watched the whole first season with no notion of the first book at all. Book 1/A Game of Thrones is basically the entire season of the show verbatim. In fact the book didn't actually have enough resource material to fill out a 10-episode season, so they had to bleed a bit of the 2nd book in as well as write up new scenes.

In fact, that's part of what's made the second season very difficult to watch at times. Without giving too much away, Book 2/A Clash of Kings is twice the size of Book 1, and most of the time is spent on introducing new characters and areas, developing every character we've met, new and old, and saving all the major action for the last 100 pages or so of the novel (which outside of book 3 is a pretty common trend in the series). The writers of GoT the HBO Series have gone from creating new material to fill out a season to cutting incredible boatloads of details and side characters as well as changing motivations just to get the entire book 2 story to fit within the constraints of 10 episodes.

There's been a handful of times this past season where that's really hurt certain storylines (cough, Daenarys, cough).


The major problem also is that book 2, of all the books, is easily the most boring. The battle which occurs in the latest fantastic episode spans the final fifth of the book and it's such a relief when it happens because the previous thousand-whatever of pages was all a bunch of tedious moving of the pieces across the board and character development.

This season was always going to feel strained at times, and was at best a way for the producers to prove they could take bloated boring resource material and glean a fairly exciting television season from it, which on the whole I felt they did.

That being said, seasons 3 and 4 of the show are going to be incredible. They're splitting book 3 across those seasons, and justifiably so - book 3, A Storm of Swords is easily the best book in the series and SO MUCH STUFF happens. It's going to make for some fantastic TV.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
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very cool ... and yes, they did an awesome job on Season 2, though I did not know in advance about the tedious book issue ... though it makes sense with so many characters coming together that it would take time for character development in book form

now I can look forward to good things still to come in this series

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:28 am 
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interesting season finale

so Season 3 is going to begin with a zombie apocalypse attacking The Wall and the cute little blonde running amok with her dragons ... cool

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones
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I may have to begin watching this...I've heard nothing but good things.


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I lack HBO... and torrenting.


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