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    Apparently I'm the last person to ever hear about this, and it only came to my attention after the writer of this book series called out a LOST exec.

    Never read any of the books, but, of course, the show looks interesting.

    Anyone watching it?

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    Only heard of this from a huge fold out ad in The New Yorker and this thread, it looks some what interesting

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    I've been looking forward to this since they showed the teaser during True Blood's last season. I never read the books but I know what to expect. They released a 15 minute teaser a few weeks ago and it looks to be really good. I just hope it has a better opening than Boardwalk Empire had which seemed to drag on for the first 5 episodes.

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    yeah coq made a thread about the show a few month ago (a Game of Thrones - Casual Discourse).

    I promised a friend I'd watch a few episodes, but as I said in the other thread, it doesn't look that interesting to me. (I'm not that into medieval time period stuff)

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    Yeah but.... fuck coq. Sorry, should have done a search.

    Any initial reviews?

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    someone's bitter

    haven't watched the teaser, personally. I'm going to wait until the show airs before I start watching it
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    I read about this yesterday in a review magasine.
    Sounds like lotr with ultra violence and lots of sex and controversial topics (incestuous dwarven sex, kings proclaiming things like "All I wanted to do was crack skulls and fuck girls").

    I think it sounds fucking epic, really. I'm hoping to watch some tonight.
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    the books did feature a shitload of sex

    surprisingly, a fair amount was character developing
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    People keep calling it "Gladiator meets Sopranos" or shit like that. I've only just got through season 1 of The Sopranos so I won't be giving this a chance anytime soon.
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    mappo runt is so gay

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    I watched the first episode. It was pretty interesting. I want to know more about the White Walkers. I hope there's more action in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    I watched the first episode. It was pretty interesting. I want to know more about the White Walkers. I hope there's more action in the series.
    yeah the white walkers are introduced and summarily ignored until the end of the first book, then brought up as a threat never seen or physically dealt with for the next 3
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    that's gay

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    So yeah, just watched the second episode. This is a fuck lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I'm glad I'm watching this from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutton View Post
    mappo runt is so gay
    pretty much

    not as gay as iskaral pust though
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    So yeah, just watched the second episode. This is a fuck lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I'm glad I'm watching this from the start.
    Same. Was never big into fantasy or anything but this show is completely badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infernus View Post
    Same. Was never big into fantasy or anything but this show is completely badass.
    i try to explain this to my friends, but most assume it is just pulp fantasy
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    Yeah, I'll be viewing it tonight.

    On the whole, I'm very anti-fantasy (in the sense of dragons, wizards, elves) in literature but I can tolerate it on screen. If it can get into political espionage and real-world based concepts/problems then I will enjoy it. Like the plight of a minority underclass of species, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalGrumpySpy View Post
    Yeah, I'll be viewing it tonight.

    On the whole, I'm very anti-fantasy (in the sense of dragons, wizards, elves) in literature but I can tolerate it on screen. If it can get into political espionage and real-world based concepts/problems then I will enjoy it. Like the plight of a minority underclass of species, etc.
    good fantasy has both, you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by coqauvin View Post
    good fantasy has both, you know
    It's an odd suspension of disbelief I can give to sci-fi but I can't provide to fantasy. I think it's a stubborn bias.

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    Its really more of a drama in a fantasy setting.

    Also the show was so good it made me purchase the books, which i got for free.

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    Never got around to viewing this, watched the new Doctor what's-his-name in Doctor Who. Not sold, loved Tennant. I couldn't find a Game of Thrones feed, anyone know of reliable streams? I'd rather not download a copy.
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    Why don't you want to dl it?
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    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gina View Post
    i can't tell if we're in the throes of a troll toll (to get into the boy's soul) or if there's just one more big floppy douchebag pussywhipped idiot walkin around out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infernus View Post
    Its really more of a drama in a fantasy setting.

    Also the show was so good it made me purchase the books, which i got for free.
    they're still mostly establishing character, the political machinations come in a little while later

    i don't know why i was surprised to see titties everywhere, but i can't say i'm disappointed
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    if you did, that would make you gay.
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    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    i don't know about anyone else but i kind of hate tits and nudity and loads of sex in my stories

    it's just distracting because then i stop thinking about the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwahir View Post
    i don't know about anyone else but i kind of hate tits and nudity and loads of sex in my stories

    it's just distracting because then i stop thinking about the story
    Gratuitous sex, yes. Same with gore.

    But tits... I can never say no to tits.

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    I don't mind it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalGrumpySpy View Post
    Gratuitous sex, yes. Same with gore.

    But tits... I can never say no to tits.
    gore i can take, because it's unpleasant and affecting. sex/tits/whatever -- just makes me not interested in the story anymore.

    i mean, i'm not THAT susceptible to the urgent need to wank (any more than the common man) but i just like boobs so much that for that time my brain is not paying any attention to the story

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    theres a lot of tits and sex in the books though

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    i'm not saying it SHOULDN'T be there

    i'm saying i don't like it because i like to be focused on my story

    it's a bit like having my (hypothetical) girlfriend tell me a story while she is naked. does (hypothetical) she think i'm going to be listening to her story?

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    In this case, the tits and the sex are kind of an integral part of the story.

    my favourite kind
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    well i suggest Ritalin or something if tits and sex make you forget whats going on in the story

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    I'd suggest watching a bunch of porn to desensitize yourself.


    To those who've read the books:

    I'm curious to how faithful is the tv show so far? I've read that the pacing is quicker. Coqauvin said the White Walkers are introduced at the beginning of the first book and then ignored until the end book. However just last episode some of the characters were discussing the White Walkers, so I mean...
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    I'm barely into the first book, about in the middle of the second episode for comparison. But im predicting the white walkers(which are called "the others" in the books) will become more prevalent once winter does indeed come. But thats just a prediction and since we were introduced to all the main characters(i think) so far, and it will be in jon snows perspective and his encounter with them. Since he just joined the black so I could see it happening by the end of the season

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    Gave the first episode an honest try, not my thing.

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    shame, what was it you didnt like about it?

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    I may have just been too tired, but there was just a lot of name dropping and titles and incest that I couldn't keep up with.

    Best part by far was the exchange with the dwarf and bastard son though, and the whores, oh how I love the whores.

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