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Game of Thrones

Post by Sintra » Mon April 18th, 2011, 8:10 pm

So what did everyone think about the pilot?

Personally i liked it, but i think it's only an introduction for now and things are going tp pick up pretty soon.
I think i liked everyone except maybe Sansa. She was the only Stark i kind of liked later in the book series, and she's not at all how i pictured her in my head.

The opening credits were awesome too :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 18th, 2011, 9:55 pm

I've recorded it so will let you know what I think when I've watched it. Mind you, it has Sean Bean in it so I'll be viewing it through rose-coloured glasses!! :o :D
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Post by princess garnet » Mon April 18th, 2011, 11:15 pm

There's been half-hour "behind the scenes" shows of the Game of Thrones series on Channel 101 on Dish Network. George Martin says he's pleased with it.

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Post by Ash » Tue April 19th, 2011, 1:24 am

I really liked it, very faithful to the book (tho they changed some of the kids ages, made Avra younger than Bran). I am not used to watching HBO, so the amount of body parts and sexual activity surprised me. Funny how I can read those things and I can ignore it and focus on the story (unless its over the top like in Pillars of the Earth), but put it on the screen and I just don't want to see it. Plus knowing that Dany is 14 bothered me more on film than it did in the book. I was surprised how they did the wedding thing; in the book, she was a willing participant. Wonder why they changed it?

Aside from that, the story was great,. The acting was excellent (Dinklage was all I thought he'd be and more), the presentation of background info was well done (not overloaded), And I thought that map in the intro was way cool.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 19th, 2011, 9:09 am

Probably won't get to see this til Friday; the half hour programme with the author was on before it in the UK too, but I didn't bother to record it. I must admit I found the daughters quite irritating in the book - especially the younger one - so it will be interesting to see how they come across on screen.

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Post by wendy » Tue April 19th, 2011, 11:52 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've recorded it so will let you know what I think when I've watched it. Mind you, it has Sean Bean in it so I'll be viewing it through rose-coloured glasses!! :o :D [/quote]

I'm with you Vanessa - love Sean Bean. Did you ever see him in Lady Chatterley's Lover? He brought the whole book to life!
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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 19th, 2011, 12:08 pm

Yes, I did!
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Post by Ash » Tue April 19th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Oh, I liked Avra, esp when she was out of King's Landing and was trying to get back home. Sansa I couldn't stand, but I was horribly fearful for her from the time she met the prince, for good reason.

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Post by Sintra » Tue April 19th, 2011, 2:37 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've recorded it so will let you know what I think when I've watched it. Mind you, it has Sean Bean in it so I'll be viewing it through rose-coloured glasses!! :o :D [/quote]

I adore Sean Bean, esp in the Sharpe series. He's so awesome, and i have some friends who watch every movie he's in. It's a pity he dies in almost every one of them!

[quote=""Ash""]I really liked it, very faithful to the book (tho they changed some of the kids ages, made Avra younger than Bran).[/quote]

I don't think that Arya is younger than Bran in the series. She stood before him in that children line with Sansa. Maybe she's just little for her age.
Rickon is cute BTW :)

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yup, HBO dramas aren't for the faint-hearted![/quote]

Yes, i wanted to show the series to my mother, but i'm not that sure now. She's not into severed body parts that much :)
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 19th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Isn't Arya a couple of years older than Bran in the book? I think she's 9 and he's about 7. I couldn't stand Arya in the book, thought she was an irritating little pain and all that fight training and creeping about was tedious, it reminded me of Luke Skywalker and Yoda! I quite liked Sansa though.
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