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Old 26-04-2011, 13:51   #381
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Just watched the first ep and

I did have one thing I couldn't follow though. The nightwatch guard that deserted after the other 2 were killed said he knew he should have gone back to the wall and warned the others.

I may be wrong here but from the opening credits the wall is to the north. He went through the wall so was north of it, he ran south into Winterfell and got caught. How did he run south and get past the wall without getting through the tunnel(s) and a fort?
The wall is designed to stop armies not individuals. There are plenty of ways through if you're a sneaky little bloke, or indeed a huge direwolf....

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Old 26-04-2011, 23:23   #382
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For those who want a fairly spoiler free introduction to the show which will help them keep track of who's who, HBO have done an interactive page for the various families and the map of the lad:

Families: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of.../guide/houses/
Map: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/#!/map/
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Old 27-04-2011, 00:38   #383
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Have they made gotten George R R Martin to write up a guide to Westeros fashion yet? If you took all the descriptions of clothing out of his books they'd be less than 300pages long!
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Old 27-04-2011, 07:27   #384
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For those who want a fairly spoiler free introduction to the show which will help them keep track of who's who, HBO have done an interactive page for the various families and the map of the lad:

Families: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of.../guide/houses/
Map: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/#!/map/
Thanks, they're great - really beautifully set out in the style of the books
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Old 27-04-2011, 10:16   #385
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Have they made gotten George R R Martin to write up a guide to Westeros fashion yet? If you took all the descriptions of clothing out of his books they'd be less than 300pages long!
They asked him, he thinks he may get it done by 2033.
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Old 27-04-2011, 12:15   #386
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Really enjoying pretty much every aspect of this....except for Peter Dinklage's accent. I'm not sure if he's trying to make Tyrion sound English, French or South African but it is still grating. It's a shame, as I think he's really captured the character well. If only his accent wasn't so wildly erratic.
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Old 27-04-2011, 13:08   #387
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Also, good news on the ratings for the second episode:

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-nation...d-week-ratings
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Old 27-04-2011, 13:39   #388
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Some info about the opening credits... A lot of thought seems to have gone into it.
I was searching for more info after noticing the slight difference in the 2nd episodes credits, where it pans to a different area at the end of it.

Don't think it contains spoilers..

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rac...credits-179656
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Old 27-04-2011, 14:13   #389
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Some info about the opening credits... A lot of thought seems to have gone into it.
I was searching for more info after noticing the slight difference in the 2nd episodes credits, where it pans to a different area at the end of it.

Don't think it contains spoilers..

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rac...credits-179656
Good article - I didn't realise the map was supposed to be on the inside of a sphere

I do love that whole sequence – especially the heat haze, and the theme music as it sweeps north towards the Wall and the string section kicks in…wonderful.

Out of curiosity – will later seasons still be called ‘Game of Thrones’? – I would have initially thought not, but I notice they haven’t called it ‘Song of Ice and Fire’, so maybe they’ll want some continuity (?)
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Old 27-04-2011, 14:21   #390
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I think they've pretty much confirmed they'll stick with the same title. They can't risk confusing audiences next year if it comes back as Clash of Kings.
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Old 27-04-2011, 21:21   #391
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It's OK just can't commit yet to warming to the charachters, just somehow not totally convincing so far. I have not read the books but I have heard alot about them.
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I think its how harsh and downbeat it can be in comparison to other fantasy works that makes it stand out.
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It's OK just can't commit yet to warming to the charachters, just somehow not totally convincing so far. I have not read the books but I have heard alot about them.
I'd probably say the same, but I think it's due to the massive ensemble and the consequent lack of significant screen time for one particular character.

Out of the cast so far, I think I've been most impressed with Jon Snow, but the guy playing Jaime Lannister also seems very natural. And Sean Bean's been good.

I really want to enjoy the Imp, but that clipped voice is really getting rather grating - I pray it's not going to stay like that
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Apparently HBO are in it for the long-term and expect it to run 12 years+ which sounds promising.
Almost sad in a way, as the chances of it actually finishing and telling the entire story are so remote. Execs change (witness the slew of HBO cancellations last time they got someone new on board) and the chance of keeping all the cast together seems tiny. Plus it'll really struggle to pick up new viewers as every season is going to need knowledge of the previous one... try explaining to someone in year 10 that they need to go back and catch up on 9 years of shows to understand the plot (and the first two seasons aren't even in 3D!).

Of course, if they do pull it off, it'll be probably the greatest televisual achievement of all time. So am rooting for them. And at least you know that if it does get cancelled, there will be books that finish off the story as intended!
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I preferred the first episode personally, even though I remember somebody mentioning the press stating it as the weakest.
The second was desperately missing nude shots of Emilia Clarke. Not that much gore either (one throat slitting if I remember righly?).

Having not read the books, I'm still intrigued. Looking forward to the next one

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I found ep 2 a little slower that ep 1.

I'm geting more into the characters...hate the young prince and the older Stark daughter ( the one betrothed to him? )

poor dog!
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Almost sad in a way, as the chances of it actually finishing and telling the entire story are so remote.

Of course, if they do pull it off, it'll be probably the greatest televisual achievement of all time. So am rooting for them. And at least you know that if it does get cancelled, there will be books that finish off the story as intended!
That's twice as long as the Sopranos which was also non-episodic. It's a big task but not impossible by any means.
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My recording cut off the very start of the 2nd episode, but I was wondering - do HBO do "previously on" segments at the start of their shows? With this series in particular it would be very useful, but I only ever recall seeing them on the DVD releases of HBO shows (and then, only on the American version of those DVD releases, such as Deadwood and The Wire).

I can't recall ever seeing it for True Blood or The Sopranos.
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Is there no repeat ? or other means ..

as a previously on segemnt would not do this show justice!
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Not for me, for the non-book reader(s) I watch it with!
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