Game of Thrones!

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    1. jazz
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      I hope we have Game of Thrones fans here! It starts this Sunday, April 6th, in the US. The previews have been on HBO for months, but I found this creative summary. For those who need to catch up, you gotta watch this "Emoji Recap." It's pretty sweet if you make it full screen: :p

       
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    2. citigirl13
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      Not sure if I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones. The TV series is a lot better than the books - I find that in the books there doesn't seem to be a definite storyline (I read the first two books and people have told me stuff about the rest). There is a lot of gore and torture in it for me which I am not keen on - but the trailer looks really good, so I kinda looking forward to watching it. Perhaps someone will finally stab Joffrey!
       
    3. daedalus

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      Read the books. I started during the second season to check something i was wondering while watching the show. The show follows rather closely the books. I am impatient to see the show. Before reading the book i was impatient to discover what was going to happen, after i am impatient to see how they staged key moments and what the public's reaction will be.

      The actors are excellent.
       
    4. Meestijn
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      Oh yes, definitily a big fan of Game of Thrones!

      The beginning of the series can be harsh as you are thrown into the depth with all the cross relations, alliances, political games etc...

      Be aware that the series now really start to step away from the books (they already did on certain parts... but this time the series really start to take a different direction). Like the shocking ending of season 3. I will not say what (spoiler). In the books this is not as important as in the series especially since the rolls of the involved are made greater for the series to have a bigger impact towards the TV audience.... and it did!

      One of the reasons is what CitiGirl13 mentioned, the books especially as of book 3 start to get chaotic (no coherency) and that is something the series wants to correct.

      What I love about the series...
      1. it's unlike Hollywood... the border between good and bad is not always there, like in real life sometimes things are grey!
      2. The characters (actors).
      3. the explicity (sex, gore, and the torture but still stylish if you can describe such things stylish). To be sure: I DON'T like this in real life, with exception of the S word ;)).
      4. The lore.
      etc...
       
    5. citigirl13
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      I agree that the actors are very good in this series. I also like that the writer has made women seem strong in the series, perhaps stronger than the men - I wouldn't mess with any of them!

      I definitely think the series needs to take on a life of its own and not follow the books. While the books are good, it storyline seems to lose it's way a bit. The series needs to make more interesting and definitive storylines. It won't work if they continue to follow to books and people will lose interest.
       
    6. Hudson
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      Is it true that you never see any real dragons or monsters and that there are tons of naked dudes constantly? lol
       
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    7. Catarina
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      Huge fan of the books and very annoyed with the TV series. Even so, I will faithfully watch each episode, and then rant on about everything that's wrong with it. I have heard that true to form, in the new season the script writers have continued to set important scenes in brothels to satisfy the supposed need of nudity. Yawn! The series is still unmissable, for me mainly because of a very strong basic story and good acting in dramatic settings. So yeah, winter is coming.... and of course you see real dragons!
       
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    9. Cassidy
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      Hahaha - I like the way they did the red wedding! That was quite the shocker </3

      Game of Thrones is great - highly recommended to anyone who hasn't seen it yet!!

      The King of the North!!
       
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    10. Amelia
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      I'm so jealous the US gets this before is here in AUS - hubby and I are big fans, although I can't watch any parts with Joffrey in them - he is just too horrible
       
    11. Luca
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      I think the actors does well playing that guy, I only watch it to see Joffrey killed eventually :D
       
    12. citigirl13
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      The series has done a brilliant job in making us hate Joffrey - he HAS to die soon otherwise I'll have to go on set and kill him myself.
       
    13. daedalus

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      Jack Gleeson is excellent. All the subtleties of his moods and irritations are so finely played. Now that i have read the books and i know some of you are hooked i will post my bitcoin wallet and extort .01 BTC per day to restrain from spoiling you.

      1wtBfJqpWaJL144BXZQ7CeVUq9R5fJjnh

      (Just in case, i am of course kidding)

      Like many others, i wonder if the show will catch up on the books. The 4th season is supposed to cover the end of the third book and the beginning of the 4th and 5th. The 4th and 5th books cover more or less simultaneous events but from different character's perspectives. Winds of winter is scheduled for the end of 2015. :)
       
    14. cullenbohannon
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      WOW. This show makes my brain and my heart hurt.
       
    15. Grace
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      The end of that episode where the guy pushes in his eyes was disturbing.
       
    16. LadyDi
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      I had forgotten we have a GOT thread here! I have read all the books, plus am an avid fan of the show. I know these may be fighting words, but have to say: As the show goes on, I think it in some ways is an improvement over the books. The show has given more depth to certain characters, which has been great. It tightens up some plot lines (I mean, how long do we need to follow Bran and friends as they wander around? Show added much suspense by having them end up at Craster's at the same time as Jon Snow, totally not in the books). HBO and George RR Martin, working together, make a fine team. The producers, in my opinion, are proving to be the editors Martin always needed.

      And I think season 4 is shaping up to be the best yet. Yeah, the Viper vs the Mountain match was pretty disturbing. But we knew it would be.

      Thanks to @jazz for the awesome emjoi!
       
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    17. washashore
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      I dont watch much TV, but I am obsessed with GoT. In fact, it's so good that I never notice my T during it. GoT therapy- I think we're on to something here.;)
       
    18. jazz
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      @LadyDi Agree.:) The show is snappier. And more interesting. I hope these things continue next year because the story gets darker as it progresses.

      Of course, Martin hasn't finished writing. There are several more novels in the works. See this recent article from Entertainment Weekly:
       
    19. cullenbohannon
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    20. LadyDi
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      GOT tonight! Can't wait! I think I know what s coming and have braced non-bookies the are in for a shock.
      Thank for vid, @cullenbohannon. It would have been nice to see the Viper go on to love another day. He was such a babe.

      And thanks for the link, @jazz. It's interesting to hear Martin asking about EIGHT books. Why doesn't he concentrate on finishing seven?
       
    21. daedalus

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      My mother told me she felt like mourning after that S4E8 ! She had her heart beating and all. The denial version video is excellent. When Joffrey died, a friend of mine said nooo ! " I wanted him quartered slowly by Arya at least ! "

      I recall i was disappointed when i read the duel. Oberyn is really brilliantly staged in the show

      Even with "only" seven books, they will have to pause the show.
       
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    22. marqualler
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      Reviving the GoT thread here since the new season started a couple weeks ago.

      I'm a book reader too so I'm very curious to see how this season concludes and what things the show will do that the books have yet to do. Especially what is going on with Brienne and Sansa!
       
    23. LadyDi
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      I also read all the books, @marqualler, as well as regularly watch the show. All the reviewers have suggested, and the first two episodes show, that this season will begin a substantial departure from Martin's original story line.

      Which I personally think is a good thing, as Books 4 and 5 just wandered around way too much. I also very much have enjoyed Brienne's expanded plot line. And isn't it great to have Bron back?? I cant help wonder if/how the HBO series will change what Martin writes in the future?

      Some of my co-workers and I started a watch club this season, so we watch the episodes together and each other's homes every week. It's so much fun. We have an ongoing contest where we each guess, in advance, an episode's body count and who will be the last character to speak in that show. So far, I am winning!
       
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    24. marqualler
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      Totally agree--I'm glad Bronn is still around. He is such a great actor on the show. Seems like the producers on the show know which actors are TV-ready.
      That sounds awesome! We also watch it with a group of our friends. Such a good thing to watch with a group.
       
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    25. jazz
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      Agreed. I read the first few books before I got tinnitus then I struggled with the last ones--too many characters and not as interesting as the other works.

      I also enjoy the podcasts. :)
       
    26. Danny Boy
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      What did I just watch haha?
       
    27. LadyDi
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      Hey @jazz I remember u r a GOT fan. I didn't know about podcasts. Where do u get them? I do watch past episodes on HBOGo.
       
    28. jazz
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      I subscribe to one on my iPhone, using the podcast app. But it seems to be online too:

      http://baldmove.com/category/game-of-thrones/

      If you have a smartphone, however, it's good to explore. There are lots of podcasts. They range from excellent to terrible! But the one I'm listening too is a good place to start! :cat:
       
    29. LadyDi
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      Just saying: I think this season is knocking it out of the park. The last episode, with Sansa? Horrifying. I know the show is rapidly departing from the books, but I don't care. It's great that I now don't know what's coming. Can't wait until next week (and I sure hope Sansa gets some revenge at some point).
       
    30. Danny Boy
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      Never watched it, but I will get around to it.
       

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