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Old 04-25-2011, 03:51 PM  
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Game of Thrones (spoiler-free zone)

A few have suggested it, might as well test the waters. The idea is to give people who haven't read the books a safe place to talk about the show.

A few quick ground rules:
  • No Spoilers!!!!! for upcoming episodes.
  • Larger Song of Ice and Fire discussion should be limited to the other thread although I think a tiny bit of book delving to fill in holes should be okay (example of this would be talking about Catelyn and her treatment of the wolves in the novel, which was alluded to on TV but never really made clear...)
  • Everything that happened that week is fair game once an episode airs. So if you don't watch on Sunday night, I'd stay outta here until you do...
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #196
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Just ordered the first 4 books. Seeing the season 2 premiere put me over the top.
I bought the first 4 books last year after season 1. I just couldn't get into the first book knowing what was going to happen. So, I stopped reading. About 2 months ago, I picked up the second book and I couldn't put it down.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #197
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I bought the first 4 books last year after season 1. I just couldn't get into the first book knowing what was going to happen. So, I stopped reading. About 2 months ago, I picked up the second book and I couldn't put it down.
Hmmmm...interesting. I'm more so, I finish things to completion, so I'd read the first book. I haven't seen season 1 in so long I forgot about most everything so I'm good there.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #198
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I have all the books (have since last summer), but I haven't had time to read them yet.

Episode 2 was just as good as episode 1. Starting to get a better understanding of the Davos Seaworth character in this one.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:11 PM   #199
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I have all the books (have since last summer), but I haven't had time to read them yet.

Episode 2 was just as good as episode 1. Starting to get a better understanding of the Davos Seaworth character in this one.
Not as much action in episode 2, but a lot more character stuff for the fans. There's something about Littlefinger's fingers.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #200
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GoT time. I've already watched it twice. Kinda wish I hadn't. Looking forward to comments/thoughts.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #201
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I'm rooting for the midget dude.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #202
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I'm rooting for the midget dude.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #203
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I'm rooting for Jon Snow. Although Tyrion is the most interesting character on the show.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #204
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I don't wanna read any of this thread in case it spoils something, but I have season 1 and am contemplating watching it tonight. How good is it? Like on a scale of 1-10? What would you compare it to?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #205
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I don't wanna read any of this thread in case it spoils something, but I have season 1 and am contemplating watching it tonight. How good is it? Like on a scale of 1-10? What would you compare it to?
As far as TV goes? It's up there with Sopranos and Deadwood in my canon. I'm biased, though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #206
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As far as the setting/characters/plot, what would it be compared to? Lord of the Rings? I honestly have no idea what the show is about.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #207
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I don't wanna read any of this thread in case it spoils something, but I have season 1 and am contemplating watching it tonight. How good is it? Like on a scale of 1-10? What would you compare it to?
It's at least a 9. It's probably the best made show on television right now.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #208
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As far as the setting/characters/plot, what would it be compared to? Lord of the Rings? I honestly have no idea what the show is about.
It's like a cross between The Sopranos and Lord of the Rings.
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I don't wanna read any of this thread in case it spoils something, but I have season 1 and am contemplating watching it tonight. How good is it? Like on a scale of 1-10? What would you compare it to?
Watch it. Do not read any spoilers. Just watch it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #210
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As far as the setting/characters/plot, what would it be compared to? Lord of the Rings? I honestly have no idea what the show is about.
Political machinations of Deadwood (lots of Swearingen types) with the family based loyalties of Sopranos all set in a low-fantasy medieval realm. On top of that, there's more unexpected plot twists than either of the aforementioned.
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