well done, HBO.
Indeed. One of the best series HBO has done. Now to find a time machine and get my ass to Spring 2012.
Wow, that was a humdinger of a finale. I can't wait to finish the book now. And the next 4..
Four Tet (3/6) ~ St Vincent (3/20) ~ Stephen Malkmus/Speedy Ortiz (3/28) ~ Factory Floor (4/15) ~ Sasquatch (7/4-6)
Fantastic season finale
Really looking forward to finishing up book one
unfortunately i felt the finale was quite boring, but the season overall was great
I feel like episode 9 was more of a traditional HBO "finale" for a season, but this finale will make everyone impatient and read the books.
3 cheers for promoting literacy HBO and 500 points for flame boobage.
the finale was fucking perfect.
I thought it would've been cooler if she came out of the fire rather than that morning after scene. Isn't that how it happened in the book?
one of them was...
also, i don't think the image would have be nearly as haunting if she just walked out of the fire...
Oooooooh Hoooo Hoooooo Hoooooo Woooooo!!!!!!!
I think thats right. I think thats how I felt after the last episode ended. Add clapping.
Mind you, this is coming from somebody who has not read one page of any book or looked at any of the maps or legends that may be available helping guide viewers. I also have stayed away from this thread more than anything. The result was a truly new chapter in the story unfolding every seven days. Isnt it impossible to talk about the book without giving away spoilers? Maybe there should be a seperate thread exclusively for the people who want to talk about the books.
All of the episodes were great for the most part, and this one might have been the best. Everybody will remember the ending, but almost every single scene was memorable. WOOT!
And I cant forget this:
from the blood of Velouria (!)
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I knew it couldnt be the other one. Thanks for letting me be happy for five seconds. But hey, you can still sing it the same way.
nah. missing one syllable/letter
I believe valyrian steel is royal/enchanted steel from the Targeryan era of rulers, dragon forged perhaps?
Wow I just felt like I went back into WoW with that sentence.
Really, really enjoying this show. Spring of 2012...Ughhh...
I haven't read any of the books, and I am not sure I want to read them because I want to have the surprise of the show. That being said, I wouldn't mind reading what I have already seen. So, how closely does the show follow the books chronologically? Is the first season the first book, etc?
Penultimate episodes are often the climactic ones in big HBO series. Finales are often a time for the characters to reflect and to set up for next season. The Wire, Deadwood, Sopranos (as great as GOT is, these shows were all superior)... they all have seasons that follow this pattern.
A few words of advice for my fellow dorks: first, you don't need to wait, just buy A Clash of Kings and dive right in. Your brain can probably survive the strain of a book. And when you hit the first Tyrion scene within the first 50 pages, you'll be glad you took the risk.
Second, if you want to reward Exec. Producer D.B. Weiss for his wonderful job adapting the series, then buy his 2003 novel "Lucky Wander Boy." It's about a fictional 8-bit video game and it's terrific.
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. Also, I disagree that GOT S1 lives up to its counterparts in the other series.
But GOT is extremely fucking great, don't get me wrong.
Fair point about Deadwood being unfinished. Deadwood I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.