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Old 22-06-2011, 16:19   #881
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Wow, what a magnificent end to the season! I need more NOW, how are we meant to wait another year?!
Now I know how the faithful readers must feel in-between books!
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Old 22-06-2011, 16:19   #882
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Yeah, that was him. I suspected there was some sort of unseen back story there as he was obviously being gotten out of the city.
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Old 22-06-2011, 16:23   #883
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Can't understand why Joffrey is still bethrothed to Sansa? What's the reasoning behind that? Why would he marry the daughter of a traitor?
The Lannisters seek to end the war with the north, their original plan would have been to pardon Ned for his crimes in return for Robb bending the knee, but now the only card they have left to play is to marry Sansa to Joffrey (the idea being if they dealt with Robb they could placate the northern Lords with a union between Stark and Lannister).

Also, the TV show didn't really make much about this but Winterfell is one of the most important lordships in Westeros as it covers the largest region of the country (pretty much the entire northern half up to The Wall), so any house in the kingdom would want to be married to anyone in the line of succession to Winterfell.

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Old 22-06-2011, 22:11   #884
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Well I was thinking about getting one done as a T-shirt, Trust Littlefinger is my favourite so far. SOmething about Honour that is also funny would be cool though.
I'd wait until someone comes along amd does a decent one, about the only remotely amusing GoT meme I've seen to date is this one:


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Old 23-06-2011, 07:41   #885
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Im one of those that tend to Sky+ these things and get round to watching them a few months down the line.

Watched the first episode on Monday and the last one last night.
Amazing series

Really is a show that raises the bar on so many, many levels.

A true classic really tempted to read the books, but don't want to risk ruining the TV event that I found the first series to be.

Take it the book adds more to the series? (remember not to mention any future book spoilers in this thread)
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Take it the book adds more to the series? (remember not to mention any future book spoilers in this thread)
Well it does in the way that generally speaking any book has more of a chance to give you an incite into the thought processes of the characters. Also the fact that it is told from multiple points of view is interesting and gives it a slightly different feel to the TV series.

IMHO you aren't missing much in the way of plot by not reading the book - they really did an excellent job of converting it.
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Old 23-06-2011, 08:21   #887
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I'm half debating not carrying on with the books so that I can see it on TV for the first time... but I've recently finished book 2 and could potentially start book 3 when I finish the current book I'm reading. Just don't know that I can wait almost 2 years to continue the story
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Old 23-06-2011, 08:22   #888
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Take it the book adds more to the series? (remember not to mention any future book spoilers in this thread)
The makers of the tv show really did an excellent job of keeping all the major plot points of the books.
I started reading the first book a few weeks ago. By reading the books you get so much more detail and backstory. Tv show and book compliment each other perfectly. Definitely read A Game Of Thrones, in my opinion.
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Old 23-06-2011, 17:26   #889
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I'd wait until someone comes along amd does a decent one, about the only remotely amusing GoT meme I've seen to date is this one:

very odd seeing jerome from robson and jerome in this show, as it will be watching rob stark in sirens on C4.
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Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn from The Tudors) added to season 2 cast!
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Loved how the season ended with a nude shot of Daenerys... what a gal!

I'm going to avoid reading the books personally. I did it while waiting for The Walking Dead and felt is lowered my enjoyment levels for that. thankfully I only read as far as the first season goes.

I personally like not knowing wtf is going to happen in Game of Thrones, but the urge to wiki the plot is always lingering in my mind!
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Old 24-06-2011, 00:07   #892
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Emilia Clarke is even sexier as a brunette too.
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Would have been much more awkward had they remained completely faithful to the books, she's 13 in those!

Emilia Clarke is just perfect casting though, she looks rather agelessly young (somewhere between 16-20), she's beautiful and she's proven she's got the acting chops to pull off one of the toughest roles in the series (imo).

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I'm sure I'm not the first to mention that the wonderfully inventive opening titles only show the places featured in that episode. Often find myself humming the theme tune
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Often find myself humming the theme tune
The theme tune is a real grower. I thought it was a bit bland at first, but after a couple of weeks it grew on me and then I couldn't get it out of my head. You mentioning it has got it playing in my head again.
Thinking about it, there wasn't much incidental music throughout the series was there? In fact, was there any at all? I can't remember now. Odd as stuff set in the fantasy genre is usually soundtracked by a sweeping orchestral score.
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Apparently the soundtrack is available to download on iTunes now, and is out in 3 days too on CD
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Lack of, or little, incidental music was one of the reasons it seemed realistic, I think. It's The Wire of the fantasy genre.
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The Wire always ended with a musical montage. Well at the end of the series.

Good way to describe the show though, far better than "The Sopranos of middle earth".
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Wow, what a magnificent end to the season! I need more NOW, how are we meant to wait another year?!
Now I know how the faithful readers must feel in-between books!
Yep dresden files 13 a ghost story is out next month the waits killing me
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Would have been much more awkward had they remained completely faithful to the books, she's 13 in those!

Emilia Clarke is just perfect casting though, she looks rather agelessly young (somewhere between 16-20), she's beautiful and she's proven she's got the acting chops to pull off one of the toughest roles in the series (imo).
but she is playing 15 in the tv show. i recall them saying it has been 15 years since the mad king was killed and her mother fled at that time while pregnant with danny? and isn't sansa 13? she looks much older, though.
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