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Game of Thrones

Postby cerwillis » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:51 am

Thoughts? I liked it a lot, the casting is great, and Sean Bean is spot on for Ned Stark. I even liked how they dealt with the direwolves, though there are many more challenging scenes with them to come. I think Tyrion is going to steal every scene he is in.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:01 am

omg i haven't watched it yet no spoilz
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Flex » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:05 am

Can you spoil an adaptation?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:25 am

Dumbledore dies... oh... wait.

I won't be able to watch it on any networks... so I'll have to dig it up on Hulu or something. All the previews I've seen for it look outstanding though.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:27 am

Flex wrote:Can you spoil an adaptation?


Sure, if you go on about what they did/didn't include, how they handled various scenes, etc. I don't want that part ruined before I get to see it myself.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cerwillis » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:24 am

Sabindeus wrote:
Flex wrote:Can you spoil an adaptation?


Sure, if you go on about what they did/didn't include, how they handled various scenes, etc. I don't want that part ruined before I get to see it myself.

I agree, and so I will post no spoilers. But GODDAMN DVRs TO HELL!!! If I have to shut up about this until every guy in the office has "had a chance to sit down with the wife and check it out," my head will asplode, I promise.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Aerron » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:06 am

No spoilers, just general impressions -

- Scenery was right on, it all looked exactly how I've always pictured it.

- There was one role I thought was miscast, all the others were great.

- Some concepts came across very clearly. Others I didn't know if I would have understood w/out having read the books previously.

But I was impressed with the degree to which they were faithful to the source material.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:23 am

Downloaded it and finished watching a little while ago. I thought it was pretty good. I didn't expect Catelyn to look as old as she does, but she plays the role well. The Daenerys scenes were very close to the original, and worked well (and I can understand why they would cast her a little older than in the novel).

They did cram a lot into that one hour, though.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:29 am

cerwillis wrote:I agree, and so I will post no spoilers. But GODDAMN DVRs TO HELL!!! If I have to shut up about this until every guy in the office has "had a chance to sit down with the wife and check it out," my head will asplode, I promise.


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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby fuzzygeek » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:31 am

Video adaptations of unfinished series arrrgh.

I've reached the point where I will not start reading a series until it's complete. I waited fifteen years for King to finish The Dark Tower before I read it. I am very irritated that I didn't realize Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle was unfinished before reading those two books last week.

Grr. Arg.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby d503 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:33 am

KysenMurrin wrote:I didn't expect Catelyn to look as old as she does, but she plays the role well.


Sorry, Sabin...might wanna avoid this post 'til you watch. ;)

Agreed. I kinda pictured her like Jessica Lange in Rob Roy (Mary McGregor).

I started reading the book yesterday because I was so excited for the series (never read any of his stuff before). I managed to make it *right* to the point where they stopped in the show.

Overall, pretty happy with it so far. I was afraid Sean Bean was gonna be too "Boromir" but he's really not.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:35 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby d503 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:37 am

Sabindeus wrote::evil:


Implement a [spoiler] tag!
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cerwillis » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:38 am

d503 wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:I didn't expect Catelyn to look as old as she does, but she plays the role well.


Sorry, Sabin...might wanna avoid this post 'til you watch. ;)

Agreed. I kinda pictured her like Jessica Lange in Rob Roy (Mary McGregor).

I started reading the book yesterday because I was so excited for the series (never read any of his stuff before). I managed to make it *right* to the point where they stopped in the show.

Overall, pretty happy with it so far. I was afraid Sean Bean was gonna be too "Boromir" but he's really not.

Not really anything you couldn't get from the previews here.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby sahiel » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:38 pm

Really enjoyed it, scenery was spot on, casting and acting all seemed pretty excellent and I have to echo the comment about Tyrion, totally foresee him stealing every scene he's in.

Wasn't 100% sure on the intro theme but perhaps it'll grow on me, I did like what they did with the map in the intro though, it's an excellent way to give people new to the series an idea of how the land is laid out and where the various cities/Houses are, which will obviously become pretty important :)
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