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Game of Thrones

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue July 19th, 2011, 12:55 pm

Thanks Ash. I noticed the powers at be had moved the discussion to historical fantasy (thank you!). I heard about Winter is Coming and some of the "odd" fans, so I think I will take a pass on that on. I'll check out bb sometime this week! Thanks.
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue July 19th, 2011, 4:01 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Other sites like Winter is Coming or Westeros gives more indepth on some things, but some of their posters are a little, well, fanatic with a capital F.

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I agree, Ash. Several of the moderators and frequent posters at Westeros also have a long-standing relationship with GRRM. They've been spoonfed a lot of background, such as Targ family history, etc., from Martin himself or people working with him or by attending lots of cons and personal appearances. Average readers really don't have time for all that. Westeros does have sub-forums for each book, though, which makes it easier to discuss whatever book you are reading without encountering spoilers for the next. It's way too easy to encounter spoilers on the net when diving into a generic thread about the series.

Maybe it's just me, being too much of an average, common person with a life, but I'm finding people like myself pretty rare on book boards these days. So often, they get co-opted by people who are in the business or trying to get into the business in some way, shape or fashion. As much as I learn from people like that, I often want to discuss books with people like myself, and I'm just not finding many of them these days. My eyes glaze over when these posters begin analyzing a book from the business perspective instead of the perspective of a pure reader. :(

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Post by fljustice » Fri August 5th, 2011, 6:19 pm

Thanks to everyone for getting me hooked on another fat-book series. ;) I really did enjoy the first book and have the second one on hold at the library. I watched the HBO series this week (on demand, because we're dropping the channel in a week) and love it. Very true to the story line.

Many folks have already gushed over Sean Bean (here, here!), but I'd like to put in a plug for Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion. I loved him in "The Station Agent." Tyrion is my favorite character in both the book and the show...very complex. Can't wait to see what Martin does with him in the following books. Also good to see Lena Headey (Cersei) again. Missed her after they cancelled "The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Lots of other familiar faces!

The locations and set were great, giving a wonderful feel for the various settings. I always appreciate it when people get muddy and the colors are realistic. Particularly liked the open with the "toys" coming up and turning into buildings. Now the long wait till they put out season two and it comes to Netflix. At least I'll have the books!
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Post by rebecca » Sun August 28th, 2011, 4:47 am

I really like the show and feel it is faithful to the books. Why is it though that I can watch sword fights and yet in the book they bore me zzzz?

The last episode I watched had Charles Dance in it as Lord Tywin a great actor. You have to give the producers or directors credit for picking a great cast including Sean Bean(he is easy on the eye but the man can act!)and I love the actort Peter Dinklage, I do hope he takes home an Emmy..Not sure when they are being televised?

But I wonder what they are going to do once season 2 is finished and if Martin still hasn't come up with an ending? Hopefully they will nudge him along to finish the dang saga!

Bec :) PS: I also like the actor playing Jaimie for his acting only...I really mean that :D seriously :D lol

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Post by Madeleine » Sun December 18th, 2011, 5:47 pm

Just seen trailer for Season 2 - April 2012.
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Post by rebecca » Mon December 19th, 2011, 12:59 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just seen trailer for Season 2 - April 2012.[/quote]

So have I Madeleine and the second season looks good. And about time that the DVD of the first season will go on sale in March next year. I have no idea why the producers missed the Christmas season?

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon December 19th, 2011, 11:21 am

Will you be reading the book beforehand, Madeleine? If so, I'll probably be joining you! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 19th, 2011, 11:54 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Will you be reading the book beforehand, Madeleine? If so, I'll probably be joining you! :D [/quote]

Yes I hope to anyway!

Rebecca, I just looked up the DVD on Amazon and it's due for release in the UK in March next year, I thought it would have been released after the first series had been shown, or as you say in time for Christmas.
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Post by rebecca » Tue December 20th, 2011, 3:00 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes I hope to anyway!

Rebecca, I just looked up the DVD on Amazon and it's due for release in the UK in March next year, I thought it would have been released after the first series had been shown, or as you say in time for Christmas.[/quote]

I think they are crazy to have missed the Christmas season :eek: ...But I will be buying it in March and when they air the second season I will be recording it rather than wait a year or so before they release it...Patient I am not! :p

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 20th, 2011, 9:07 am

Perhaps the delay is because they like to repeat in on the TV beforehand.
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