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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:56 pm

So yeah... I enjoy this show immensely. This is going to be a phenomenal season.

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:34 pm

I need to get to bed, but a few brief comments for now...
Spoiler:
LOVE LOVE LOVE that they decided to open the season right where it left off and then go into the title sequence. I love that it mirrors the prologue type format of the book. It worked extremely well in S1 and I was disappointed that they strayed from it in S2.

The interactions between Tyrion and his family are always fun... the contempt they feel for each other is palpable as it always was in the books.

I like that they chose to show a focused set of story lines... it made the episode flow a lot better than some from last season. That said, a lot of **** is about to go down, so it will be interesting to see how they handle it.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:30 am

the wicked child wrote:I need to get to bed, but a few brief comments for now...
Spoiler:
LOVE LOVE LOVE that they decided to open the season right where it left off and then go into the title sequence. I love that it mirrors the prologue type format of the book. It worked extremely well in S1 and I was disappointed that they strayed from it in S2.

The interactions between Tyrion and his family are always fun... the contempt they feel for each other is palpable as it always was in the books.

I like that they chose to show a focused set of story lines... it made the episode flow a lot better than some from last season. That said, a lot of **** is about to go down, so it will be interesting to see how they handle it.


Spoiler:
"So much is about to go down" is the understatement of the year. Watching the responses from people when Eddard died was awesome. This season should be even better.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:34 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
the wicked child wrote:I need to get to bed, but a few brief comments for now...
Spoiler:
LOVE LOVE LOVE that they decided to open the season right where it left off and then go into the title sequence. I love that it mirrors the prologue type format of the book. It worked extremely well in S1 and I was disappointed that they strayed from it in S2.

The interactions between Tyrion and his family are always fun... the contempt they feel for each other is palpable as it always was in the books.

I like that they chose to show a focused set of story lines... it made the episode flow a lot better than some from last season. That said, a lot of **** is about to go down, so it will be interesting to see how they handle it.


Spoiler:
"So much is about to go down" is the understatement of the year. Watching the responses from people when Eddard died was awesome. This season should be even better.


Spoiler:
Don't get attached to your favorite characters?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:17 am

columbia wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
the wicked child wrote:I need to get to bed, but a few brief comments for now...
Spoiler:
LOVE LOVE LOVE that they decided to open the season right where it left off and then go into the title sequence. I love that it mirrors the prologue type format of the book. It worked extremely well in S1 and I was disappointed that they strayed from it in S2.

The interactions between Tyrion and his family are always fun... the contempt they feel for each other is palpable as it always was in the books.

I like that they chose to show a focused set of story lines... it made the episode flow a lot better than some from last season. That said, a lot of **** is about to go down, so it will be interesting to see how they handle it.


Spoiler:
"So much is about to go down" is the understatement of the year. Watching the responses from people when Eddard died was awesome. This season should be even better.


Spoiler:
Don't get attached to your favorite characters?


Spoiler:
That should be known by now but it's not just about people living or dying. Stuff is about to get all types of crazy.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:27 pm

:?

Et tu, Game of Thrones?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:37 pm

They should have hired Verne Troyer.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Bah. That sucks. But I suppose his character changes quite a bit, so that should make it a little easier to buy someone new.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:27 pm

Keep in mind that it's April 1.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:28 pm

shmenguin wrote:Bah. That sucks. But I suppose his character changes quite a bit, so that should make it a little easier to buy someone new.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:30 pm

blackjack68 wrote::?

Et tu, Game of Thrones?

April Fools
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:54 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
blackjack68 wrote::?

Et tu, Game of Thrones?

April Fools



:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Then I realized it was April Fools.

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:50 pm

In my defense, I only read the headline
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:38 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
blackjack68 wrote::?

Et tu, Game of Thrones?

April Fools


Oh, I got it. Just annoyed by the litany of tedious, unfunny April Fools jokes.

Glad its about over.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 am

S3E1 was really good, big improvement already over last years premiere.

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The giant was really cool, didn't think we'd see them until later.


Things aren't as fresh in my mind as they were last season, I think that's for the better.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:29 am

I didn't see this discussed earlier in this thread, but apparently the show's producers have abandoned the direct book to season adaptation model and are instead focusing on adapting the overall "A Song of Ice and Fire" storyline. I haven't read the books (words make me sleepy), but I am familiar enough with the series to know that the length of the future novels, as well as the odd formatting, that this seems like the best choice for the show. Hopefully they will get the 10 seasons they desire to fully adapt Martin's story.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:38 am

That makes sense... they were going to have to do this upon reaching book 4 and 5 anyway, and book 3 was much too long to cram into one season. It lets them move events around a little bit and keep the various characters involved. It might be nothing to not hear about a character for chapters (or even a book at a time) in the books, but on tv they are fighting with people forgetting about characters or losing interest in them.

It also gives Martin more time to finish the series. :pop:

First and foremost, I want them to make it through season 4 which should pretty much cover the remainder of Book 3. Once they get past that, everything else is gravy for me... but obviously I want it to keep going.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:39 am

I liked the structure of this episode more than any previous episodes.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:52 am

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:24 pm

Renewed for season 4. Hell yes.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:36 pm

the wicked child wrote:Renewed for season 4. Hell yes.

I think the Internet would burn if HBO doesn't finish this series.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:32 pm

I read an article recently that said that GOT is not only HBO’s highest-rated show, it’s also the most pirated/torrented TV show of all time. With ratings like that, it would be spectacularly foolish for HBO to not ride this pony until it drops dead.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:46 pm

they'll probably need 9 or 10 seasons to do the whole book series (though they could merge books 4 and 5 into 1 season and i'd be ok with it). that would be a really long run for an HBO series.

i imagine george rr will have to finish book 7 by 2018 for HBO to get it shot on time.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:04 pm

shmenguin wrote:they'll probably need 9 or 10 seasons to do the whole book series (though they could merge books 4 and 5 into 1 season and i'd be ok with it). that would be a really long run for an HBO series.

i imagine george rr will have to finish book 7 by 2018 for HBO to get it shot on time.


http://screencrush.com/game-of-thrones-season-3-george-r-r-martin-books/

My dream chronology is that the books finish first, and I do have a considerable lead over them. It’s true that they’re moving faster than I am, the series has its own speed, but I don’t see us catching up for another three years or so — by which time another book will be out. That should give them another two seasons of material. And while I’m writing the last book, they’d be making those.


Given Martin's penchant for taking for freakin ever, it sounds like a bit of a pipedream, but it seems like a good plan. Hopefully he's able to follow through.
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