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Old 31-08-2011, 14:26   #961
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Now that you've started the book, I'd say yes. Don't race ahead with the show and let it ruin the surprises for you.
Bugger, I was worried someone would say that. It's a long book!

So did Season 1 = Book 1 as was originally intended?
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Old 31-08-2011, 14:35   #962
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Yep, pretty much. There was a tiny amount of the second book moved to the very end of the season. A recent interview with the showrunners gave us our first confirmation that A Storm of Swords will definitely be spread over more than one season (if they get that far).

You could watch the episodes up to where you've read to!
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Old 31-08-2011, 14:36   #963
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Bugger, I was worried someone would say that. It's a long book!

So did Season 1 = Book 1 as was originally intended?
It's very faithful to the book. 10 episodes, each closely matching 10% of the book. There are differences... the TV show expands some character detail with some new dialogue scenes, and a couple of scenes in episode 10 overlap with book 2. But overall it's very faithful.

It's up to you whether you want the "first viewing" excitement to come from moving pictures or literature. Enjoy 10 hours of great TV, then read the book for a deeper experience... or get all your thrills from the book and then see how it looks with actors.
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Old 31-08-2011, 14:40   #964
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I think I'll finish the book as I'm loving it, and I preferred watching the Walking Dead after having read the comics. Thanks for advice
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Old 31-08-2011, 15:15   #965
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Personally I would recommend reading the book first for anyone determined to go through both the book and the show because the book is unquestionably better and the TV series is brilliantly produced and faithful enough to stand on its own merits even if you've read the books.

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Old 12-09-2011, 21:05   #966
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Neil Marshall is directing an episode in Season 2:

http://television.thedigitalfix.com/...s-episode.html

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Old 12-09-2011, 22:10   #967
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Neil Marshall. Excellent. Gore-a-thon no doubt so.
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Old 13-09-2011, 20:23   #968
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I hope he starts his TV directing career like he started his film directing, and not how he's ending it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:17   #969
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Season one starts a rerun on Sky Atlantic this evening.
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Season one starts a rerun on Sky Atlantic this evening.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Sorry if its been asked but is there any word on a date for DVD/Blu ray? Couldn't find one on google. Just over half way through the first book and loving it, hoping I can have the DVD ready to watch when I finish then get on with the other books seeing as I dont get Sky Atlantic.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:47   #973
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Nothing yet. Given that Boardwalk Empire's season 1 DVD/blu-ray has just this week been announced as coming out at the end of January (well after season 2 has finished broadcasting) I'm guessing it could be a while.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:01   #974
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Let us all assume/hope that the longer the blu-ray delay, the longer they have to create more & more lovely extras for when it eventually arrives.
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Old 21-10-2011, 15:40   #975
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Information is starting to appear that the blu-ray/DVD set will be out in March.
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I'm half way through the second book, and just watched the first 3 episodes through back to back while doing a little work.

It's even better than I hoped it would be. Tyrion and Littlefinger are the highlights so far.
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Season 1 bluray/DVD details revealed. Release date is set for March 20th (in the US at least). Audio commentaries, in-episode visual guides and documentaries all included.

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Ent...ails_Revealed/

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From the looks of it, a DVD set that's been put together with love, and a genuine interest in the material, which is just what it deserves. Can't wait.
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Finished the first season this afternoon. By far the best TV series of the year and I'm worried it's ruined me watching TV ever again, as nothing else will compare.
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It's not as good as Boardwalk Empire IMO. Good but not AS good.
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