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Old 04-26-2011, 06:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Game of Thrones

Honestly thought we had a thread for this, but I tried looking and couldn't find it. Not to mention that the search function on this site absolutely blows (sorry, but it does) so I wasn't about to even bother with that.

Anyway, merge if necessary.

Thoughts so far?

I'm digging this show man. I'm really getting into the back-dealings and dirty politics of it all, and it has just enough of a fantasy aspect that they hint about but haven't (fully) shown yet to make you intrigued. Really liked the first two episodes.

Peter Dinklage, I think, will be the standout of the series. Every scene he's been in so far he's been magnetic to watch. And not because he's a midget either (maybe only partly).

Even though it was expected, that brother pushing the little kid was straight up gangster.

And that little white haired minx, man I'd give it to her.

Quote of the series so far:

"I would let his whole tribe **** you. All 40,000 men. And their horses too. If that's what it took."

Straight up ruthless.
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Any magic involved?
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Not yet, but they certainly hint at it.

The first moments of the first episode had these "White Walkers" or whatever they call them. Basically people who live in the woods and apparently run at super human speed.

And then there are these wolf like creatures who are called some weird Middle Earth-ian name and they've hinted that these creatures have some unique/amazing gifts and bonds with their respective owners.

And then there are the Dragon Eggs. They were turned to stone so they couldn't hatch, but they were given as a gift.

I doubt we see any dragons in this series though, and if we do (which again, I doubt) I'm sure it would be rare and they would be sure to make it an event. Something that we'll see once and once only.

Basically the show has magic in it, but it isn't too reliant on magic. It's much more about the politics and tonally the tagline the show seems to live by really works well ("Winter is Coming"). You can tell some **** is going to hit the fan already and you're only two shows in. That's about as good of a build up as you can ask for.

And Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage are straight G's.
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Solid show so far. But it angers me. If some king came to my castle and was like "Your girl beat up my son who's like 5 years older than her. We're going to kill your dog as pennance. Oh, and we cut the baker boys head off too. I'm the King, what are you going to do? I'm the ****ing King!"

What am I going to do? First I'd slap his brother ****ing wife right in the face, then I'd tell him to get the **** out of my castle. That's what I'd do. That's how I'd roll.
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Sean Bean is one of my favorites and he has been underutilized by Hollywood.
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Re: Game of Thrones

We were all talking about it like a year/year and a half back, but it was in another HBO show's thread. I remember because I was looking up and down for it with no success. Needless to say I share your sentiment towards the search function.

As for the show itself I'm not sold just yet. I'm more cautiously optimistic. It might be simply be a case of too much anticipation, but amongst the nearly universal praise I've read it is the one bit of negative press that's prevented me from pining enthusiastically despite enjoying the pilot to an extent. It has been nagging at me when evaluating the show and it's probably because there's a portion of truth to it.



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When the network ventures away from its instincts for real-world sociology, as it has with the vampire saga “True Blood,” things start to feel cheap, and we feel as though we have been placed in the hands of cheaters. “Game of Thrones” serves up a lot of confusion in the name of no larger or really relevant idea beyond sketchily fleshed-out notions that war is ugly, families are insidious and power is hot. If you are not averse to the Dungeons & Dragons aesthetic, the series might be worth the effort. If you are nearly anyone else, you will hunger for HBO to get back to the business of languages for which we already have a dictionary. "
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Haven't seen it yet, but it's on my to-do list.
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People who have read the books says it gets a lot better later on
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We were all talking about it like a year/year and a half back, but it was in another HBO show's thread. I remember because I was looking up and down for it with no success. Needless to say I share your sentiment towards the search function.

As for the show itself I'm not sold just yet. I'm more cautiously optimistic. It might be simply be a case of too much anticipation, but amongst the nearly universal praise I've read it is the one bit of negative press that's prevented me from pining enthusiastically despite enjoying the pilot to an extent. It has been nagging at me when evaluating the show and it's probably because there's a portion of truth to it.
Meh.

The funny thing about that review is for all the high regard the reviewer seems to hold for the older HBO shows, he's forgotten how much his criticism applies to those same shows.

War is ugly (Sopranos)
Families are insidious (Rome, Sopranos, Big Love)
Power is hot (Rome, Sopranos)

Also the funny thing is if you re-watch the first five or so episodes of the Sopranos, there's no deeper meaning established except "Look how ruthless Tony can be one moment, and how sensitive and thoughtful he can be another. Just like a regular family man!". It's not until midway, or even later in the season that they get into bigger issues.

Sounds like revisionist history to me.

Big Love is lame.
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Solid show so far. But it angers me. If some king came to my castle and was like "Your girl beat up my son who's like 5 years older than her. We're going to kill your dog as pennance. Oh, and we cut the baker boys head off too. I'm the King, what are you going to do? I'm the ****ing King!"

What am I going to do? First I'd slap his brother ****ing wife right in the face, then I'd tell him to get the **** out of my castle. That's what I'd do. That's how I'd roll.
This was confusing because they never explained that the daughters were going with him, but this all took place back at the king's crib. Bean wasn't on his own turf anymore.
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This was confusing because they never explained that the daughters were going with him, but this all took place back at the king's crib. Bean wasn't on his own turf anymore.
Ahhh. I guess if they're back at the Kings place then its a little different.
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I miss Rome
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Really like this show. Peter Dinklage has been great. Loved that scene of him slapping around that little prick prince nephew of his

Havent read any spoilers about the books but I definitely wanna know more about these White walkers. Those 1st 5 minutes of the premiere episode was great.
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Meh.

The funny thing about that review is for all the high regard the reviewer seems to hold for the older HBO shows, he's forgotten how much his criticism applies to those same shows.

War is ugly (Sopranos)
Families are insidious (Rome, Sopranos, Big Love)
Power is hot (Rome, Sopranos)

Also the funny thing is if you re-watch the first five or so episodes of the Sopranos, there's no deeper meaning established except "Look how ruthless Tony can be one moment, and how sensitive and thoughtful he can be another. Just like a regular family man!". It's not until midway, or even later in the season that they get into bigger issues.

Sounds like revisionist history to me.

Big Love is lame.
Yeah you are right on regarding the deeper meaning aspect not really coming into play until later in a lot of these series. I'm wondering if the reviewer only saw a 5 episode clip or if they were given the entire first season.
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