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    I must be one of the only people who thought the finale was worthless.

    Yeah I get the talk of "penultimate episode was more climactic", but doesn't excuse the finale from being absolutely nothing but setup for next season. almost every single scene. I just watched it again to see if I judged it harshly, but I didn't judge it harshly enough. The only 3 (short) scenes that weren't abject whoring for season 2 were "check out pop's head", Drogo's funeral and Jaime mouthing off to Cateryn (which I did enjoy).

    I get that there's a story line to maintain, but things could have been rejiggered to combine the last 2 episodes. IT would have been better as a 2 hour finale with the last 2 episodes mixed (not simply laid end on end)

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    did anybody else notice that Greyjoy's ween is completely soft immediately after his tumble with Ros in what I'm pretty sure is episode 4? I mean c'mon now, with all the effort that's put into this amazing production, you would think they could at least get a stunt boner or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by shermanoaksyo View Post
    I think the fact that it is an adaptation of a crazy epic w/ a limited budget, that some of the storylines are rushed, that these big battles occur without us getting a glimpse... that stuff adds up to inherent inferiority vis-a-vis the original works of the HBO holy trinity.

    But GOT is extremely fucking great, don't get me wrong.
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    I must be one of the only people who thought the finale was worthless.

    Yeah I get the talk of "penultimate episode was more climactic", but doesn't excuse the finale from being absolutely nothing but setup for next season. almost every single scene. I just watched it again to see if I judged it harshly, but I didn't judge it harshly enough. The only 3 (short) scenes that weren't abject whoring for season 2 were "check out pop's head", Drogo's funeral and Jaime mouthing off to Cateryn (which I did enjoy).

    I get that there's a story line to maintain, but things could have been rejiggered to combine the last 2 episodes. IT would have been better as a 2 hour finale with the last 2 episodes mixed (not simply laid end on end)
    Swords and castles and dragons are pretty silly things for most grown ups to pay attention to. The reason this show works and excels is because of the talented actors and screenwriters who are effectively able to ground this story in human emotions. They were smart to leave the spectacle stuff in the background as much as possible. Epic battleground scenes are almost always done badly and never capture the magnitude of loss accurately. Seeing the eggs hatch in the fire would have looked exactly like dig dug.

    If there was a show next week, then this show would have been the penultimate hoo haa and what not. The argument seems non sensical.

    I dont agree with the idea that every scene was worthless or a set up. Both of the two scenes revealing the betrayal and treachery of the witch were both unexpected kicks in the stomache.

    when the sun sets in the east and rises in the west...

    The Godfather II almost pillow scene. Sure she was going to use her dead husbands soul to help make dragon babies or whatever, but it comes across in a very human way as a new brides mercy killing her waking comatose husband.

    This show it at its greatest displaying recognizable human emotions while being surrounded by other-worldly things.

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    What chunk said, although most of the credit is deservedly George RR Martin's, for creating such wonderful characters, and skullfucking your expectations at pretty much every turn. Which is not to say that David Benioff & Dan Weiss did not do an extraordinary job (Herculean, really) of adaptation, especially considering the time and budget constraints they faced.

    As far as the last episode goes, its the end of the 1st book in a seven book series. It dealt with the aftermath of Ned's execution, resolved Jon's allegiance...for now, and completed Dany's transformation from chattel rape victim to Mother. of. Motherfucking. Dragons. I'd say it was a resounding success.

    jackstraw's reaction is, in fact, exactly the same as most book readers'. "Gods damn you, I want more!!!!!" At least you bastards know when its comin, try waiting 2 years...then 3 years...then 4 years...then 5 years...is it July 12 yet?


    Please buy the DVD/Blu-rays and the books and the T-shirts and the keychains and any other HBO merch you can possibly afford. Most important, get every single person you have ever met to watch this show. There are tens of thousands of fantasy novels on your local bookshelves, but there is only ONE fantasy television show that's worth a shit.

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    if only they would sell a digital subscription... fucking idiots.

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    Yeah, I really don't know why they don't have something like that. I'd pay just to have digital access to HBO's original programming.
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    Oh, and last night I finished book 4. I'm glad I did so now rather than 6 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Oh, and last night I finished book 4. I'm glad I did so now rather than 6 years ago.
    Hahahahahaha, this quote is gonna be great 6 years from now.
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    Currently watching this with my roommate.


    I really cant get into a show with this many beards running around.
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    Interesting. Most people bitched about the wigs, but hey, faults are where you find them.
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    So here's my first Wire/GoT mashup. Thanks to my coz Kris for actually putting it together. I'm posting it as a link since it SPOILERS

    imbx.us/T7K

    Also, Natalie Dormer, who played Anne Boleyn in Tudors, has been cast as Margaery Tyrell, sister of Loras Tyrell, the Knight of Flowers. She's quite a bit older than Margaery in the books, but I could never argue with her.
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    If it was possible, and the people at HBO were clever, they'd release these DVDs within at least three months of the new book. People are going to finish A Dance with Dragons and be on the hook for more A Song of Ice and Fire.

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    7/12, me and tyrion are drinking wine when my kindle finishes this download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    Swords and castles and dragons are pretty silly things for most grown ups to pay attention to. The reason this show works and excels is because of the talented actors and screenwriters who are effectively able to ground this story in human emotions. They were smart to leave the spectacle stuff in the background as much as possible. Epic battleground scenes are almost always done badly and never capture the magnitude of loss accurately. Seeing the eggs hatch in the fire would have looked exactly like dig dug.

    If there was a show next week, then this show would have been the penultimate hoo haa and what not. The argument seems non sensical.

    I dont agree with the idea that every scene was worthless or a set up. Both of the two scenes revealing the betrayal and treachery of the witch were both unexpected kicks in the stomache.

    when the sun sets in the east and rises in the west...

    The Godfather II almost pillow scene. Sure she was going to use her dead husbands soul to help make dragon babies or whatever, but it comes across in a very human way as a new brides mercy killing her waking comatose husband.

    This show it at its greatest displaying recognizable human emotions while being surrounded by other-worldly things.
    As the goat said, a lot of this is due credit to George R.R. One of the reasons the books are so compelling is how it somehow sprinkles in the "magic" and fantasy-like elements, yet keeps them as an underlying/driving force. Example: Everyone in the first book TALKS of dragons, but the reader never really gets the idea that dragons exist/will come into play.
    Same thing goes for magic. It is so lightly hinted at throughout first and second book, even debunked and discredited...but, well, keep reading. And then of course the same things goes for all the the "fantasy" creatures north of the wall.

    Because of the way Martin wove these things in, magic/dragons/sword play/fantasy creatures become MUCH more real, as opposed to, say, Tyrion shouting "I cast a fireball to your face!" FIREBALL, and Bran shouting back "lighting bolt, LIGHTING BOLT!"

    Know what I mean?
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    Storm of Swords is the best book of the three I've read so far. So much goes down in the book! I'm enjoying this series so much more than I ever thought I would. I don't usually like fantasy (or epic fantasy) much.
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    Watched the first episode tonight with the parents. Uh, softcore porn much? A little awkward.
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    Almost done with Season 1. This show is addicting.

    Also, we need to bring back Trial by Combat.
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    thats the winner right there

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    The maester chains are particularly good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    gonna suck waiting 10 months for season 2.
    And how. Loved the final scene.

    I wonder how much screen time the White Walkers will get in season 2 (I haven't read the books).
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    I finished the fifth book last night. It was definitely a step up from the fourth one, and as much as it's going to suck to wait ten months for season 2, it's going to suck a lot more waiting for book 6. SO many things I want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I finished the fifth book last night. It was definitely a step up from the fourth one, and as much as it's going to suck to wait ten months for season 2, it's going to suck a lot more waiting for book 6. SO many things I want to know.
    That's good to know -- I'm still reading book 4, and it gets a bit tedious at times. Book 3 (A Storm of Swords) was the best so far.
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    4 is the worst one by far. I have not started reading ADWD... mainly because I can't decide whether or not to re-read the first four since it's been 5 years that I last read them.

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    For anyone who hasn't read A Feast for Crows (Book 4) yet (or even if you have), here's an attempt at a chronological reading order for a Feast/Dance with Dragons megabook that I found. Its spoiler free, just a chapter list, except inasmuch as the chapter titles themselves are spoilers. I'll probably try this next time I re-read.

    http://tinyurl.com/423kyda
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    Let me know when we can start discussing the fifth book in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    Let me know when we can start discussing the fifth book in here.
    Don't see why now isn't fine.

    People gonna finish when they finish (especially given the intent of the thread to bring in new readers/viewers). No reason to have some arbitrary deadline, just use inviso-text and/or spoiler warnings beforehand. Shouldn't be too difficult.

    Also, here's the full Emmy nomination list. Thought I posted this last month, but apparently booze got the better of me...again.

    Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones
    Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
    Writing in a Drama Series: David Benioff and Dan Weiss for “Baelor”
    Directing in a Drama Series: Timothy van Patten for “Winter is Coming”
    Casting in a Drama Series: Nina Gold and Robert Sterne
    Costumes for a Drama Series: Michelle Clapton and Rachael Webb-Crozier for “The Pointy End”
    Hairstyling in a Single-Camera Series: Kevin Alexander and Candice Banks for “A Golden Crown”
    Main Title Design: Angus Wall, Robert Feng, Kirk H. Shintani, and Hameed Shaukat
    Non-prosthetic Makeup in a Single-Camera Series: Paul Engelen and Melissa Lackersteen for “Winter is Coming”
    Prosethtic Makeup in a Series: Paul Engelen and Conor O’Sullivan for “A Golden Crown”
    Sound Editing for a Series: Stefan Hendrix, Tim Hands, Michelle McCormack, Steve Fanagan, Andy Kennedy, Jon Stevenson, Robin Whittaker, Caoimhe Doyle, and Eoghan McDonnell
    Special Visual effects for a Series: Adam McInnes, Angela Barson, Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Raf Morant, Henry Badgett, Damien Mace, Stuart Brisdon, and Graham Hills
    Stunt Coordination: Paul Jennings

    And here's the Season 2 cast page, excepting Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton, Robert Pugh as Craster, and Ben Crompton as Dolourous Edd, who were cast in the past few days (also note, "Asha Greyjoy" has been changed to "Yara Greyjoy" to avoid confusion with Osha. Commence bitching):

    http://winter-is-coming.net/features/cast/season-two/
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    Quote Originally Posted by the goat View Post
    For anyone who hasn't read A Feast for Crows (Book 4) yet (or even if you have), here's an attempt at a chronological reading order for a Feast/Dance with Dragons megabook that I found. Its spoiler free, just a chapter list, except inasmuch as the chapter titles themselves are spoilers. I'll probably try this next time I re-read.

    http://tinyurl.com/423kyda
    I'm on book three, it is amazing. What the heck is this link though? Am I not understanding some huge issue with book 4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogvolta View Post
    I'm on book three, it is amazing. What the heck is this link though? Am I not understanding some huge issue with book 4?
    Yes.

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    I think the action in book 4 and 5 are on the same time line but with different characters? There was an author's note to this effect in book 4 anyway.
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