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Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:38 pm

Hell yes.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:25 pm

I broke down and watched the 13 minute teaser. Totally stoked for this. The casting is great from what I saw.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:27 pm

This and Doctor Who starting up again? I really pity people who don't have rich imaginary fantasy lives.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:50 pm

It would sure be nice if this didn't suck.
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I'm going to give this a chance and try to start back up the once rich, imaginary fantasy life I used to have.
The only question that I thought was hard was do I like Kirk, or do I like Picard?
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:25 pm

I'm excited, but at the same time can't help but think about all the things that could go abysmally wrong with this.

My biggest concern: Kids. Fucking kids.

The books have a lot of young characters with no small amount of dramatic content. Nothing fucks up a franchise like shithead kid actors that suck. This is a recipe for (potential) shittitude.

Looks like they've already insured themselves against this, at least in part, by casting a 24 year-old as Daenerys (who's 13 in the first book).

Fuck it, I'm watching no matter.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:30 pm

Need some advice. Should I read the books before watching the show or is the show a separate story set in the author's world?
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From what I understand, this first season covers the first book. I assume following seasons, if there are any, will cover the rest of the books in order.

You should read it regardless, because it is good.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Thanks :cheers: . I've been planning on reading that series but always forgot to order them. I'll download and watch after I finish the first book.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:14 pm

They set up the Iron Throne in Central Park...

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Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Teaser got me rock hard. I was really nervous watching the behind the scenes shit cause it looked really cheesy and low budget during production but from what I saw in the teaser it was almost spot on to how I imagined it. I always imagined the White Walkers a little more whispy, less like the Predator and I always assumed that the entirety of Winterfell and everything north of it to the Wall was thick woods or dead woods, so the green hills during the deserter scene seemed a bit off, but it was still cool.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:26 pm

fantasy with no dragons is like porno with no cock

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so there are small dragons? sorta gay
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Necrometer wrote:fantasy with no dragons is like porno with no cock

enjoy your show
FUCK YOU YOU DRAGON FAGGOT

BESIDES THERE ARE DRAGONS THEY'RE JUST NOT AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE STORY LIKE SOME BRAZEN WHORE SETTING OUT LUST WEBS TO CATCH FAGGOT FRUIT FLIES
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TheDOAD wrote:I SHOULD HAVE SAID. NO JUST GIANT GIRLS!
hahahaha :rhug: :lhug:

if one of you gentlemen could make a post once an episode contains a dragon I'd really appreciate it

I'll risk a letter from the law to see some CGI dragons
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fantasy noobs

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I now remember reading the wikis for these fruity, dragon-sparse books a while back

dragon content was too low to earn my attention

I'll stick to books with more dragons than humans, thanks
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:48 pm

Dish Network (and I heard DirectTV too) has free HBO this weekend.
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Friendly Goatus wrote:
Necrometer wrote:fantasy with no dragons is like porno with no cock

enjoy your show
FUCK YOU YOU DRAGON FAGGOT

BESIDES THERE ARE DRAGONS THEY'RE JUST NOT AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE STORY LIKE SOME BRAZEN WHORE SETTING OUT LUST WEBS TO CATCH FAGGOT FRUIT FLIES
I am losing my shit over this whole exchange
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Necrometer wrote:I now remember reading the wikis for these fruity, dragon-sparse books a while back

dragon content was too low to earn my attention

I'll stick to books with more dragons than humans, thanks
I never pegged you for a Dragonlance guy. But seriously read these books.
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At least the first 3.
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Honky Kong 64 wrote:
Necrometer wrote:I now remember reading the wikis for these fruity, dragon-sparse books a while back

dragon content was too low to earn my attention

I'll stick to books with more dragons than humans, thanks
I never pegged you for a Dragonlance guy. But seriously read these books.
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At least the first 3.
The first few were fun.

Dragons rule. Song of Ice and Fire has dragons, they just won't be in this first season. Something to look forward to!
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Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:27 pm

review that doesn't quite inspire much confidence...

http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/04/13/game- ... sy-review/
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At this point, if you've gotten this far, you're probably wondering whether you should watch this show or not. Yes, you should watch it. You'll know within the first few episodes whether it's for you, and if you stick with the drama through the middle of the season, you may find the tale growing on you.

At this stage, 'Game of Thrones' is not everything it could be, and if there are future seasons, the producers will have to be much more bold if they don't want their version of Martin's ever-expanding tale to become unwieldy, but there are several things to recommend HBO's rendition of the story, most notably the cast and many of the visuals. If nothing else, it's going to look great in HDTV.

For the Metacritic devotees among you, here's how I'd rate the first six episodes (each score is out of 100): episode 1: 80; episode 2: 50 (not the show's finest hour by a long shot); episode 3: 60 (mainly due to the final scene); episode 4: 70 (mainly due to the terrific Wall scenes); episode 5: 90 (exceptional work by the cast, excellent writing); episode 6: 70.

The show's clever and informative opening credits get a score of 100. I hope to write more on that later.
looks like this will be a slow builder.
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Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:33 pm

i'm approaching this as i do with any visual incarnation of the dune novels: with severe trepidation and irrationally low expectations.
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Stefani Sadler wrote:i'm approaching this as i do with any visual incarnation of the dune novels: with severe trepidation and irrationally low expectations.
That's probably smart. Most reviews of the first 6 episodes have been overwhelmingly fantastic. The review you posted has some great observations and I'm not going to dismiss it just because I don't want it to be true. But in the comments on that review it's pointed out that the reviewer is sort of an Armand White for TV, a contrarian who just rated Camelot as almost as good as Game of Thrones (and I've seen Camelot and it's fucking awful). But...we'll see...tonight. The book took awhile to warm up, for me, so I imagine the show will too; it has a lot of ground to cover. That reviewer loved the Wall scenes, and I didn't care for those in the book, so maybe I'll find a new appreciation for certain things. With the critical reviews out so far, this won't suck. But how hard will it rule? Popcorn and curious boners, tonight!
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Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm

good thing I don't read because that would really ruin my television viewing experience
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