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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby stopper40 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Gaucho wrote:
stopper40 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I'm almost done re-watching season 3, and ...

Spoiler:
... I still can't believe that idiot Sam left the obsidian blade behind after killing that zombie dude! I learned buy now that the blade, according to the books, would be too cold to handle after the killing. Why didn't they simply incorporate that?



I started rewatching season 3 also. Not sure if I'll be able to rewatch the Red Wedding though


I just did.



Was it as bad the this time around?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:51 pm

shmenguin wrote:doesn't look as mean as the first dude. but it's a vast improvement over the 2nd one


Let's see him next to Gwendolyne Christie before we can make a proper decision if he's big enough.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:13 pm

shmenguin wrote:doesn't look as mean as the first dude. but it's a vast improvement over the 2nd one


Let's see him next to Gwendolyne Christie before we can make a proper decision if he's big enough.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:15 pm

shmenguin wrote:doesn't look as mean as the first dude. but it's a vast improvement over the 2nd one


Let's see him next to Gwendolyne Christie before we can make a proper decision if he's big enough.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:39 pm

It doesn't help that he's smiling in the photo. :)
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:14 am

Finished rewatching S3 earlier today. The Red Wedding was tremendously well done... but that doesn't make it any less sickening to watch. I think that is my third viewing of that episode total. Still feels like staring at a train wreck... and Catelyn's anguish at the end... man, still gets me.

Upon further review, the scene with the small council discussing potentially sending Blackwater deserters to The Wall was, in fact, a deleted scene. That one should have been kept, IMO... the rest were rightly cut.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:21 am

Also, have gone through some of the bonus material, including the history/lore section... Not that he needed it, Joffrey's history of the Red Keep comes off as fairly disturbing... this is one sick puppy and they aren't being shy about it.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:27 pm

A few teaser videos here: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/25/game-of-thrones-season-4-posters/

I love that the slogan for this season is Valar Morghulis... sums it all up pretty well, I think.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:29 pm

Appropriately, though Mothra was shut down as a potential name for the new dog, Arya is in play.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:05 pm

stopper40 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:
stopper40 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I'm almost done re-watching season 3, and ...

Spoiler:
... I still can't believe that idiot Sam left the obsidian blade behind after killing that zombie dude! I learned buy now that the blade, according to the books, would be too cold to handle after the killing. Why didn't they simply incorporate that?



I started rewatching season 3 also. Not sure if I'll be able to rewatch the Red Wedding though


I just did.



Was it as bad the this time around?


Everything was worse the 2nd time around, including the wedding and the tortuing, but also the drag that is the Bran storyline and the awkwardness of Jon Snow's "uh heff ta ga hoom nah" line.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby pcm on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:07 pm

Just curious, I've read all the books. Just watched the first 4 episodes of season 1. I'm not impressed. The books themselves certainly read like a soap-opera set in Arthurian times, but there's something imaginative and compelling about the world and the characters, at least until they're killed.

Does the HBO series get better? If I hadn't read the books, I'd think it very dull. With ample porn and gore in an attempt to make it interesting. Dinklage is a good actor. But I find the emphasis from the others to be off-kilter. Jon Snow is all wrong...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:40 pm

If you honestly feel that way, you may be better off walking away.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 pm

I enjoyed the show more when i watched it without havig read the books...goig back i seems less interesting
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:59 pm

I'm just saying... if you find yourself annoyed at the changes in the first season, which is by far the most faithful to the books, you will be slitting your wrists by the time you get to Dany in season 2.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:22 am

Season 1 was really good - in relation to the book and as a standalone series. If you didn't like it, I think you're chasing unattainable perfection.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:24 am

Opinions are personal and I understand that, but I really can't see how a fan of the books could dislike season 1 at all. I consider season 1 to be one of if not the greatest translations from book to film.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby eddysnake on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:27 am

I didn't really care for the 2nd season, but it picked back up the 3rd and I actually think the show will turn out much better than the books
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby newarenanow on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:57 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Opinions are personal and I understand that, but I really can't see how a fan of the books could dislike season 1 at all. I consider season 1 to be one of if not the greatest translations from book to film.


Agree. I'm half way through book 3, but book 1 was almost identical to the show.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:19 pm

some episode names have been released

1 "Two Swords"
2 "The Lion and the Rose"
3 "Breaker of Chains"
4 "Oathkeeper"

Spoiler:
looks like joffrey's biting it earlier than i thought. episode 2, FTW.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:29 pm

shmenguin wrote:some episode names have been released

1 "Two Swords"
2 "The Lion and the Rose"
3 "Breaker of Chains"
4 "Oathkeeper"

Spoiler:
looks like joffrey's biting it earlier than i thought. episode 2, FTW.

Spoiler:
A lot of people were predicting the wedding would be in episode 2 (not sure why, maybe because Martin was writing it?), looks like that is going to be the case though. I guess it makes sense though so there is plenty of time for everything else to play out in that story line.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:45 pm

A new trailer will air prior to Sunday's finale of True Detective.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 pm

For the most part, the S3 commentaries I've listened to have been pretty weak... mostly just people praising every single person on screen for how great of an actor they are and such. However, the E9 commentary with Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley and David Nutter was pretty good. It was actually the first time that Michelle had seen the episode... she broke down pretty bad at the end.

No matter how many times I see it, I still get a sick feeling in my stomach.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:29 pm

She was probably just sad that she had spoken her last line.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:26 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:She was probably just sad that she had spoken her last line.

Click if you've read the books:
Spoiler:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

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