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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:30 am

I hope this doesn't end up like Lost, which I eventually stopped watching. After hearing about the conclusion of the show, I did not regret it at all.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:33 am

I promise if you stick with it you will not be disappointed. I would suggest reading the books though. It just seems like there really is too much going on for 1 hour at a time, once a week.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Admin on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:33 am

Last night my wife said, "I really want to like this show but I'm getting to the point where I don't know what's going on."

Anyone else who hasn't read the books also confused by this show?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:58 am

Admin wrote:Last night my wife said, "I really want to like this show but I'm getting to the point where I don't know what's going on."

Anyone else who hasn't read the books also confused by this show?


Too many story lines. And too generic for my taste to really want to read the books.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:52 pm

I do wish that there was more time to stick wit specific story lines a bit longer in each episode... it sucks that you will barely (or not even) see some of the characters in the episodes... and with the way that the story gets bigger and bigger... I can definitely see where non-readers would have trouble following some of them.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:52 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Admin wrote:Last night my wife said, "I really want to like this show but I'm getting to the point where I don't know what's going on."

Anyone else who hasn't read the books also confused by this show?


Too many story lines. And too generic for my taste to really want to read the books.


This series is one of the least generic In the fantasy genre
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 01, 2012 8:14 am

I'm not having trouble following the storylines(i think), but its hard to care about some of them when you don't hear from them for 2 weeks.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Tue May 01, 2012 8:26 am

I certainly did not miss Sansa in the last episode.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue May 01, 2012 1:42 pm

Yeah, I would be lost without the books at this point. I'm not a big fantasy reader, and I thought they were really well written and a quick read. I read all five in three months last summer.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun May 06, 2012 10:03 pm

lolwut at the end... probably the first change they've made that made me :face:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun May 06, 2012 10:39 pm

the wicked child wrote:lolwut at the end... probably the first change they've made that made me :face:


Seriously confused. Wtf? That's no small change.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 07, 2012 7:21 am

Spoiler:
All I can think of is that they wanted to add more drama to that part of the storyline and/or felt that she needed more of a reason to go to the House of the Undying. Whatever it was... don't get it.

When you have so much else going on, why invent drama where it didn't exist? I mean maybe actually show the taking of Winterfell or one of Robb's battles... things that actually happened that would be interesting.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 am

the wicked child wrote:
Spoiler:
All I can think of is that they wanted to add more drama to that part of the storyline and/or felt that she needed more of a reason to go to the House of the Undying. Whatever it was... don't get it.

When you have so much else going on, why invent drama where it didn't exist? I mean maybe actually show the taking of Winterfell or one of Robb's battles... things that actually happened that would be interesting.

battle scenes are expensive.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 pm

I thought it was a fantastic episode until then end. Wtf? I'll reserve my judgment and see where they are going with it.

Spoiler:
Theon's botched beheading attempt was even more awesome than I expected.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon May 07, 2012 1:40 pm

What was different about the show from the book? Never read them, so I'm curious.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon May 07, 2012 2:18 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:What was different about the show from the book? Never read them, so I'm curious.


Spoiler:
The dragons were never kidnapped
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Mon May 07, 2012 4:06 pm

TIL: the chick that plays talisa is charlie chaplin's granddaughter.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 07, 2012 7:18 pm

I find Daenerys to be extremeley annoying. Maybe it's because Emilia clarke is a terrible actress.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon May 07, 2012 8:11 pm

Gaucho wrote:I find Daenerys to be extremeley annoying. Maybe it's because Emilia clarke is a terrible actress.


She is not transferring to film as well as others are. Tyrion, on the other hand, might be better on film than in the book.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 07, 2012 8:27 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I find Daenerys to be extremeley annoying. Maybe it's because Emilia clarke is a terrible actress.


She is not transferring to film as well as others are. Tyrion, on the other hand, might be better on film than in the book.


Peter Dinklage is pretty awesome. :thumb:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 07, 2012 10:31 pm

Tyrion is awesome. One of my favorite characters, both in the books and on screen.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue May 08, 2012 1:17 pm

the wicked child wrote:Tyrion is awesome. One of my favorite characters, both in the books and on screen.

:thumb:

Show spoiler
Spoiler:
Yeah, I don't know what is going on with the dragons being kidnapped. My guess is they needed to speed things up a bit. And as someone else said, the battle scenes are expensive to shoot. Martin himself wonders how they are going to get all of the battles in the series, and struggled to write a major scene for later on this season.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby ded viper on Tue May 08, 2012 1:51 pm

Spoiler:
I think they added the final scene to give Dany a bit more to do. In CoK Dany doesn't have a lot of chapters, and what she has is a lot of begging for ships from the different guilds which is kind of boring & redundant (up until the HoTU). Same thing w a few other characters, Robb isn't even in CoK, you just hear about him, and Jamie Lannister is a prisoner the entire book. I think they are manufacturing scenes to keep these actors involved in S2.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Tue May 08, 2012 6:42 pm

Awe, whittle Jamie was dyslexic. I don't remember that from the books. Then again I am soo confused because I don't remember half this stuff and I read the books just a few months ago.

I do like some of the changes for pacing reasons.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue May 08, 2012 8:46 pm

In general, I don't mind a lot of the stuff that they've changed/left out. I do wish there was a bit more of the action parts. I understand that cost is an issue, but there's a war, we should see some fighting.

Not thrilled with this new angle at the end of the last episode, but we'l see where it goes.
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