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    HBO's A Game of Thrones

    I thought we could use a thread for this show, because there is a lot of new info coming out these days about this series.

    Here are some pretty cool photoshops some fans made.








    And let's hope George RR Martin finishes the fifth book soon, so we can continue the story!

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    Any info on when this will actually be airing?

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    Well they will shoot the pilot at the end of the year, so then it still depends if the show will be picked up by HBO/BBC. When it gets picked up for a full season I think they can air in the second quarter of 2010. Thats my optimistic prediction.

    I think a more realistic prediction is that we will probably see this show air in fall 2010.

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    What is this? A fantasy adventure for the small screen, but done by the always brilliant HBO?
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    Yep, it's an adaption of the book series by George RR Martin. It's a collaboration between HBO and BBC. Like with the Rome series.

    I just hope they won't cancel this series too soon because of budget reasons like with Rome.

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    Apparently, the casting is complete! :P



    1 – Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell
    2 – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister aka Tyrion the Imp
    3 – Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark, Lady of Winterfell
    4 – Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen, aks Daenerys Stormborn
    5 – Lena Headey as Cersei Baratheon, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms
    6 – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer
    7 – Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, King of the Seven Kingdoms
    8 – Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Bastard of Winterfell
    9 – Richard Madden as Robb Stark, Heir to Winterfell
    10 – Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
    11 – Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
    12 – Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
    13 – Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon, Prince of the Seven Kingdoms
    14 – Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel, Master of Arms at Winterfell
    15 – Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, Exiled Lord of Bear Island
    16 – Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Heir to the Iron Islands
    17 – Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen, The Beggar King
    18 – Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo, Dothraki Warrior
    19 – Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane aka The Hound
    20 – Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark
    21 – Ian McNeice as Illyrio Mopatis
    22 – Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin
    23 – Jamie Campbell Bower as Ser Waymar Royce
    24 – Richard Ridings as Gared
    25 – Bronson Webb as Will
    26 – Esmé Bianco as Ros the red-headed whore

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    Thought this was the best episode of the season so far. Jaime's conversation with the squire was fantastic, likely earning Coster-Waldau a Cutty nomination

    Also, I had a huge smile on my face when Ygritte said, "You know nothing, Jon Snow" for the first time.
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    Quote Quoting Lazlo (view post)
    Thought this was the best episode of the season so far. Jaime's conversation with the squire was fantastic, likely earning Coster-Waldau a Cutty nomination
    Yeah, glad to see them bring him back into things in a big way. But in terms of the most minor of all issues in potentially nominating him for a Cutty, even though he's technically second-billed out of the whole cast, this is only the second time he's appeared all season. Should we consider pushing him for Guest Star?

    And I liked the episode a lot, at least all the way up until the final scene. I just felt the way they handled the last scene was just handled so strangely, both from the way the actors played it, the scripting of it (to spin it as a twist with so many of the in-between steps to understanding how it could have happened completely non-existent), and even the uncharacteristically cheap-sounding score that played it into the credits. I'm assuming it'll all be cleared up next week and we'll find out that the toasted bodies weren't in fact Bran and Rickon's, but even the way they made Theon look as confused as he did ended up playing very awkwardly and nonsensically to me.

    Also can't believe that was already Episode 7 of the season. Time flies, but I also feel like this year they're building more towards the one big event (I'm assuming the inevitable battle) to happen in the last couple of episodes compared to last year where things seemed like they were kept on an evenly exciting scale while slowly elevating in stakes towards the end of the season.
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    Quote Quoting [ETM] (view post)
    Which Starks would that be? Robb has big shoes to fill, but I don't think he's a dull character. Arya? Catelyn? Bran?... What, Sansa and Rickon? Snow, even?

    What a completely random thing to say.
    Arya is the only one who is even remotely interesting. Slow is bland as hell, and the rest bore the shit out of me. Sometimes Catelyn does something interesting, I guess....eh.

    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Agreed. To borrow a phrase, they're people "who are so lofty they sound as if they shit marble."

    Edd Stark was probably the most interesting; at least he was a bit torn in his loyalties.
    Edd Stark was good, but of course [
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    As opposed to?
    As opposed to what?

    Charles Dance is fantastic on this show, btw. I know him best from one of my favorite 80s movies, The Golden Child.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Arya is the only one who is even remotely interesting. Slow is bland as hell, and the rest bore the shit out of me. Sometimes Catelyn does something interesting, I guess....eh.
    Heh.

    The Starks are intended to be boring by contrast to the other houses. They have a more rigid morality and earnestness and a lack of real political prowess that many of the other scheming houses do not. It is in fact their great downfall on more than one occasion.

    Edd Stark was good, but of course [
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    If you can't even remember that detail, I don't have much hope for you as the series continues.

    Charles Dance is fantastic on this show, btw. I know him best from one of my favorite 80s movies, The Golden Child.
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    Quote Quoting Raiders (view post)
    Heh.

    The Starks are intended to be boring by contrast to the other houses. They have a more rigid morality and earnestness and a lack of real political prowess that many of the other scheming houses do not. It is in fact their great downfall on more than one occasion.
    Yeah, I know, but that doesn't mean their characters have to be boring. Arya isn't boring.

    If you can't even remember that detail, I don't have much hope for you as the series continues.
    Eh, not really considering how many people have been killed on the show.

    Ew.
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    Which I still find really funny.

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    Ew.
    I'm not sure fans of Paul WS Anderson, and Resident Evil in particular, get to "ew" other people's favorites.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)

    As opposed to what?
    You said Robb is ignoring the negative consequences of his war. So you would have him do what instead? Call off the war? He just said last episode that he wanted all of the wounded properly treated, so there you go he is not ignoring the consequences of his war.
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    So I don't wanna read out of fear of getting spoiled, but season two is on par with one? Or better? Or worse?
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    So I don't wanna read out of fear of getting spoiled, but season two is on par with one? Or better? Or worse?
    Much more focused and just plain more fun.

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    I had no idea Naomi Watts was in the spin-off. That makes me slightly interested in the series.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I had no idea Naomi Watts was in the spin-off. That makes me slightly interested in the series.
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    I get nausea just thinking about GoT anymore. Lindsay Ellis' post mortem was a definitive word on it for me.

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    Who's in charge of this series anyway?

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    Seemed weird in the first place. Thousands of years prior to the setting/story we care about? What?

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    I'm in the minority in that I don't think the last season was all that bad. Yeah a bit disappointing but that's about it. I just finished reading the 4th book and I think they did an incredible job putting this on TV.

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    I'm reading this fourth book, and it's... kinda bad? Like why are there so many chapters dedicated to Brienne and Samwell? I gather that Daenarys isn't even in this one.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    I'm reading this fourth book, and it's... kinda bad? Like why are there so many chapters dedicated to Brienne and Samwell? I gather that Daenarys isn't even in this one.
    I really love those Brienne chapters but you might want to use the A Feast with Dragons reading order if the lack of some characters bothers you. That intertwines the fourth and fifth books.
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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    I really love those Brienne chapters but you might want to use the A Feast with Dragons reading order if the lack of some characters bothers you. That intertwines the fourth and fifth books.
    I have a Kindle, and no idea how to skip and move chapters around, so I'll have to deal...

    You're right, the Brienne sections are the best in 4.

    The Greyjoys are pretty terrible, except for the idea of Euron, which may be the worst transitioned character from book to show?

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