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Game of Thrones

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Post by Vanessa » Fri April 27th, 2012, 8:34 am

Yes, I agree, Bec. I think a lot of it should be left to the imagination like it is in the book. I knew it was going to be particularly graphic as they mentioned it in an ad break and they don't usually do that, only at the beginning. Not that I'm particularly bothered by it. It's just that we have my mum living with us at the moment and I'm glad I sent her to bed! LOL. At 86 I don't think she'd appreciate it. My husband likes The Sopranos and she mutters away when that's on. Drives me mad!
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Post by rebecca » Sun April 29th, 2012, 2:46 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Yes, I agree, Bec. I think a lot of it should be left to the imagination like it is in the book. I knew it was going to be particularly graphic as they mentioned it in an ad break and they don't usually do that, only at the beginning. Not that I'm particularly bothered by it. It's just that we have my mum living with us at the moment and I'm glad I sent her to bed! LOL. At 86 I don't think she'd appreciate it. My husband likes The Sopranos and she mutters away when that's on. Drives me mad![/quote]

I read that many fans of the tv show have tuned out and because of it the producers are thinking of not taking it to five seasons. I don't know if this is true, but if so, then the problems I believe are with the sex scenes and the involvement of the Grey'grims.'..I only thank God for Tyrion and Peter dinklage(SP?)portrayal of him. I also enjoy watching Robb, Catelyn and Jaime and I look forward to watching more of Brienne(she was one of my faves in the book. Yes I know I shouldn't have favourites :p ). The next episode is on Tuesday, can't wait.

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Post by Sharz » Mon April 30th, 2012, 12:11 am

I don't care for the way they are handling sex scenes, either, and I think they may well lose a lot of non-book audience with it. The scenes in the books were plenty explicit; there was absolutely no reason to take another leap farther, both in sexual content and in the number of such scenes. I mean really, the sex scenes in the books are plenty explicit, but they take up just a tiny fraction of the "on scene" reading time. When you put an increased number and length of sex scenes into such a compressed TV storyline, it just feels like it's half sex scenes. If I didn't already know how good this is because of the books, and how well they're doing in casting and adapting, overall, I might be turned off, too.

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Post by princess garnet » Mon April 30th, 2012, 1:04 am

A columnist wrote about what happened in the April 8th episode in the "Washington Post" this past week.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 30th, 2012, 8:50 am

I agree with both sides of the discussion - the extra sex scenes aren't necessay, but as one comment at the bottom of that article says, it's a TV series, if you don't like it , don't watch it. And Theon does use the ship's captain's daughter for gratification in the book, so that scene, although admittedly rather graphic, was part of the story.

I'm just wondering how they'll handle the scenes where Dany visits the city where all the women walk around with one boob on display....
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 30th, 2012, 9:27 am

They will probably leave that in - they're only boobs! Not much different than going to a beach in Spain. LOL.

The sex scenes don't bother me - it seems to be the flavour of the moment as a lot of programmes seem to do this recently. Everything seems 'sexed up' and the adaptation does seem to be more graphic than the books. I didn't like the bit with Joffrey as that's just nasty and it wasn't in the book.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 30th, 2012, 11:37 am

I agree Vanessa, overall I don't think the sex scenes detract that much from the main story; it is an adult drama after all and is, for the most part, in the books. Interesting that there don't seem to be as many complaints about the violence though - again, a major part of the books.
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Post by rebecca » Tue May 1st, 2012, 2:17 am

Sharz: "I mean really, the sex scenes in the books are plenty explicit, but they take up just a tiny fraction of the "on scene" reading time..."

This is what I don't like and I agree the sex scenes are too explicit and too much. When you counter in the adverts and then the sex scenes the viewer is only getting about 15/20 minutes of actual drama. In the book the reader has the option of simply skipping the paragraphs which I did, but when you are watching the show on the screen that option is gone. It also doesn't make sense in that there is a reason why shows like Merlin(they're in discussions to produce a 6th Season) and Downtown Abbey are so popular it is good escapism, good writing, excellent acting and very few sex scenes. And it is not the 1970's the shock factor is gone, the sex scenes are simply boring.

Madeleine: "how they'll handle the scenes where Dany visits the city where all the women walk around with one boob on display....don't seem to be as many complaints about the violence though..."

I don't really care about the nudity for instance the scene with Maegery and Renly rings true because they are married and a wife would feel no need to cover up and as for Dany that wont bother me either. Madeleine also has a strong point with the violence that is also too much.

What I love about the books and the GOT TV show is not the sex scenes or violence it is the relationships between individuals and the political skulduggery that goes on. It is the battle to survive against all odds, that is the heart of the books and the programme, for me anyway.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 3rd, 2012, 9:11 am

Enjoyed this week's ep - fairly low on sex and violence for once! Nice to see the women coming to the fore quite a lot - Brienne, Catelyn and even Dany was a bit more interesting than usual. Not too much of Greybore either.
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Post by rebecca » Fri May 4th, 2012, 1:45 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Enjoyed this week's ep - fairly low on sex and violence for once! Nice to see the women coming to the fore quite a lot - Brienne, Catelyn and even Dany was a bit more interesting than usual. Not too much of Greybore either.[/quote]

Oh I will look forward to that episode because last weeks bored me. The only highlight was Tyrion and the convo between Maegery and Littlefinger. I also wonder when Gendry is going to start asking questions as to why the King wants him dead?

LOL @ Greybore! :p :p I agree, they put me to sleep.

Also on a trivial note...I hate the many of the costumes that the women are wearing...Cersie's dress looks like a reject from Darken Rahl(LOTS) and Maegery? How can anyone make Natalie Dormer look bad?

Bec :)

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