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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:23 pm

I didn't hate him really, there was just something that seemed off to me. He was much better suited to the role though.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Kaizer on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:24 pm

He looked too much like ron perlman in beauty and the beast. Clean that up and he wouldve been fine.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:04 pm

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:07 pm

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:21 pm

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like what everyone else said, this guy looks like an extra and doesn't stand out at all
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:23 pm

comparison of the 2

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I don't even think anyone would have a problem if you just got any guy and gave him a colorful beard
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:32 pm

Agree. Gold clothes and a blue, tri-point beard.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:58 pm

First guy has a very punchable face.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:51 pm

Show was renewed for season 5 AND 6. It was a foregone conclusion that it would be renewed, but this is the first time they've renewed for multiple seasons.

Also, seems the premiere was the highest rated show since the finale of The Sopranos. Not too shabby.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:12 pm

I think seeing a character with that dyed beard would just be so bad. Bad to the point of taking away from the character. No one would buy that on screen.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:17 pm

I knew this would happen, but I went anyway. Visited the Westeros forum, and in about 5 minutes, I found someone complaining that Sansa's necklace wasn't purple.

Sometimes I want to go in there, and tell a few people to "shut their **** mouth," as the Hound would say.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:22 pm

Spangler wrote:I knew this would happen, but I went anyway. Visited the Westeros forum, and in about 5 minutes, I found someone complaining that Sansa's necklace wasn't purple.

Sometimes I want to go in there, and tell a few people to "shut their **** mouth," as the Hound would say.


:shock: the reddit sub isn't so bad.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:24 pm

Yeah... that place is a hard read. It would be better if it had a foe feature... my list there might rival Idoit's here.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby eddysnake on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:18 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I think seeing a character with that dyed beard would just be so bad. Bad to the point of taking away from the character. No one would buy that on screen.


Yeah, that certainly wouldn't fit in with there being dragons, giants, and white walkers.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:31 am

The new guy was in Treme.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 am

Gaucho wrote:The new guy was in Treme.


So he's very familiar with bad decisions by HBO. Seems appropriate.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:26 pm

I'm not saying that I wanted to see a peacock in the role, but I cannot fathom this guy delivering lines like "I smell of you" in a believable fashion.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:37 pm

There were a lot of these changes made to characters. Charles Dance looks nothing like Tywin Lannister in the books, and there are many minor characters with odd features that don't fit the production designer's vision of Westeros. At some point (maybe in Meeren?), the custom for women to wear a gown with one breast exposed. They didn't go there either... :lol:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:49 pm

Not sure I saw this mentioned...

Spoiler:
In the tavern fight at the end of this recent episode, didn't the Hound sustain his mortal wound (in the books)?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:52 pm

blackjack68 wrote:Not sure I saw this mentioned...

Spoiler:
In the tavern fight at the end of this recent episode, didn't the Hound sustain his mortal wound (in the books)?


Spoiler:
Yup. I wonder though if they will keep him around a little longer
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:56 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:There were a lot of these changes made to characters. Charles Dance looks nothing like Tywin Lannister in the books, and there are many minor characters with odd features that don't fit the production designer's vision of Westeros. At some point (maybe in Meeren?), the custom for women to wear a gown with one breast exposed. They didn't go there either... :lol:


Funny thing is I read the last 4 books after Season 1 and that established how the characters looked to me.

The most striking difference is, of course, Tyrion. Even Breinne is probably too pretty.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby André on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:00 pm

Don't get the obsession with the Darioo's beard. It's like the "Gandalf's hat is blue not grey!" geek fanboy when FoTR first premiered.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby André on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:02 pm

The show's surprisingly loyal to the books, and it's awesome.
More pumped about the show than the books these days, as I'm sure they'll cut much of what derailed the books in FoC. And this from a guy who's read the the books four times.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:49 pm

DelPen wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:Not sure I saw this mentioned...

Spoiler:
In the tavern fight at the end of this recent episode, didn't the Hound sustain his mortal wound (in the books)?


Spoiler:
Yup. I wonder though if they will keep him around a little longer

Spoiler:
Not too surprising that they would want to keep him around a bit longer in the show... Arya and the Hound make for great tv. He'll probably be wounded later this season with Arya finally departing for Bravos in the finale.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:51 pm

Also, the Colonel Sandor meme that is going around is awesome.
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