Don't know if anyone else felt this way but I think they really screwed up the setting for beyond the wall, it was supposed to have a "magic" like setting and more heavily wooded. At least what i remember from reading the books. Also when they looked at the camp for the King Beyond the Wall's army, i was hoping for a bit more. Hopefully HBO is going to increase their budget because they're going to need it for these next two seasons and what follows.
Originally Posted by redsurf
holy shit, a wolf in some kind of post-apocalyptic world, what a fucking awesome cover!
I think the thing that saw fat boy was one of the ancient spirit white walkers which resurrect the dead. As we saw those kind at the beginning of the first season, in addition to the white walker wilding child. The ancient spirit ones also made some sort of deal with the guy who has all the wives who are his daughters. I don't think the reanimated corpses would be so compromising.
Funny thing is: This process of beheading and displaying the severed head on a pike is a historically accurate reaction when considering Bush's approval rating when he was president. In my opinion of course.
Sounds like the new gods are just a racket for priests to rake in marriage fees.
Quick as that, it was done. Weddings went more quickly in the north. It came of not having priests, [deleted] supposed, but whatever the reason it seemed to him a mercy.
Can't remember if they said what kind of ceremony Robb had in the book, as it happened "offscreen," but in the book he marries Jeyne Westerling, daughter of a small House sworn to the Lannisters. So she definitely would've worshiped the Seven, and so they could've been married in front of a septon. But in the show Talisa is from Volantis, so she almost certainly didn't worship the Seven. It was a fuckup.
They also screwed up in the scene where Robb and Lord Karstark (the old lord whose son was strangled by Jaime during his escape attempt) confront Cat about releasing Jaime. He says something like "I'd carve out my heart and give it to the Father if it meant my boys would be alive again." Its a reference to the Seven, even though the northern Karstarks (they're actually an ancient branch of the Starks, their name was shortened from "Karhold Starks") obviously worship the Old Gods.
Jon Ho does not approve.
Still not as bad as that dude in Beastmaster that had braces, tho.