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Game of Thrones Season 3

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Post by annis » Thu June 6th, 2013, 4:59 am

Some encouraging hints about what to look forward to in Season 4 for those suffering blunt force trauma from the Red Wedding:
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox ... ching.html

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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 6th, 2013, 9:06 am

thanks for that article Annis. Personally I think that the rest of Book 3 gets even more audacious - especially scenes towards the end with
plus, of course,
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Post by SCW » Thu June 6th, 2013, 10:04 am

I just watched GOT last night- am still in shock from the Red Wedding (even though I had already read the books)

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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 6th, 2013, 10:59 am

[quote=""SCW""]I just watched GOT last night- am still in shock from the Red Wedding (even though I had already read the books)[/quote]

Yes I'm sort of dreading watching it, but interested to see how they film it. It's certainly a seismic event in the series, probably the biggest shock since
I love Annis's comparison of "blunt force trauma"!
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 6th, 2013, 12:07 pm

I haven't seen the last episode yet but know what's a-coming! Dreading it! LOL.
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Post by rebecca » Sat June 8th, 2013, 5:05 am

I spent Friday trying to talk a friend into reading the books, even though I love the TV version, in my mind, the books are better.

You get to know the characters and what motivates them in a more personal way, which is missing in the TV version.

My friends were shocked at the Red Wedding and didn't see it coming. I told them that even though I knew, I still balled my eyes out and had such a bad night...I don't know if I could sit through something so heart wrenching again.

The one thing I can't figure out yet is how this Monday's Finale will end?

Will it be with

SPOILER
Or will that be left to Season 4?

One thing I forgot to mention was that I loved the scene between Jon and Orell(SP?)the warg...horrible man!...Then after Monday another year before season 4 :( ...but at least it seems the Season 3 DVD will soon be on sale :D YAY!

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Post by annis » Sat June 8th, 2013, 8:05 am

Posted by Rebecca
One thing I forgot to mention was that I loved the scene between Jon and Orell(SP?)the warg...horrible man!.
No loss, that one! But how could Jon just up and desert Ygritte like that? What was that about love eternal??

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Post by Madeleine » Sat June 8th, 2013, 10:40 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I spent Friday trying to talk a friend into reading the books, even though I love the TV version, in my mind, the books are better.

You get to know the characters and what motivates them in a more personal way, which is missing in the TV version.
My friends were shocked at the Red Wedding and didn't see it coming. I told them that even though I knew, I still balled my eyes out and had such a bad night...I don't know if I could sit through something so heart wrenching again.

The one thing I can't figure out yet is how this Monday's Finale will end?

Will it be with

SPOILER
Or will that be left to Season 4?

One thing I forgot to mention was that I loved the scene between Jon and Orell(SP?)the warg...horrible man!...Then after Monday another year before season 4 :( ...but at least it seems the Season 3 DVD will soon be on sale :D YAY![/quote]

I totally agree with you about the books - you get so much more about the characters' personalities, emotions etc - as good as the TV series is, it does feel rushed at times, but Martin is excellent at showing the reader what's going on inside someone's head - I think he did this especially well with Jaime in book 3.

I think the last ep will have the
, I don't think they'll go as far as
I'm also dreading watching the rest of ep 9 :o - will do it later today.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat June 8th, 2013, 6:46 pm

Watched it this afternoon - slightly different from the book. I liked the way they had no music over the end credits, seemed to make it more powerful somehow. I had a few sniffles -
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Post by rebecca » Sun June 9th, 2013, 2:58 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Rebecca


No loss, that one! But how could Jon just up and desert Ygritte like that? What was that about love eternal??[/quote]

I know the look on Ygritte's face, she was so hurt, but Jon is single minded and loyalty is a Stark trait. I also noted the look on Jorah's face when he returned from his battles and Dany asks about Daario....There is such great acting in these shows.

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