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Title: Game of Thrones
Post by: Ryk Rakham on January 26, 2011, 10:53:09 PM
Okay, one more. The HBO mini-series "Game of Thrones" looks to be a possible winner. Starts this late winter....       http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on January 27, 2011, 08:00:20 AM
If this is based on the book, I definitely want to see it!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Ryk Rakham on February 07, 2011, 11:05:51 AM
It is based on the books, I understand went to great effort to cast the characters well....unlike the Tudors.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Rowan MacD on February 07, 2011, 12:32:18 PM
Okay, one more. The HBO mini-series "Game of Thrones" looks to be a possible winner. Starts this late winter....       http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html
  Hey, if it's on HBO it's a big plus for me (free with my cable package).  I'm getting tired of having to rent or buy DVD's because a series is only on Showtime.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Lord Virgo on March 03, 2011, 03:35:08 PM
A Dance With Dragons is scheduled to be released July 12, 2011
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on March 08, 2011, 12:39:04 PM
I sure HOPE so!! I have been wanting to see how it all turns out, at least through that book!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on March 08, 2011, 02:43:42 PM
I just ordered HBO, specifically because I DO NOT want to miss this series.
I was also looking at the t-shirts...I like the one that says "winter is coming"....though right about now those words arent the most comforting,lol. ::)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on March 10, 2011, 08:26:15 AM
I have been looking over the trailers and gone on a couple of sites to see casting. I think they have done very well with the casting, probably because the author is involved?
In particular I thought Jaime Lassiter was exactly as I would have pictured him and Sean Bean makes an excellent Eddard Stark. Just to name a couple.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on April 04, 2011, 06:31:09 AM
Yes, I too look forward to this!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on April 04, 2011, 11:02:21 AM
Hbo and GRRM website have new preview its the first 15 minutes of episode 1. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 05, 2011, 04:48:27 PM
I watched that preview!! The only complaint I had it I wanted to keep watching the full episode,lol. :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Lord Virgo on April 14, 2011, 05:08:20 PM
I went to a premier this past Tues and saw the first episode in full.  It. Was. XTREEM!!!!!  You will be pleased.  Faires might want to throw in a Game of Thrones themed weekend.  I can't wait to watch it again.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Hoowil on April 14, 2011, 06:06:31 PM
I have been waiting for somebody to do something like this for years. Unfortunately, no cable for me. Guesse I'll have to wait for Netflix. Blasted darnations.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on April 18, 2011, 11:47:16 PM
The ending to episode 1 was just awful! That poor boy! :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cofeeguru on April 19, 2011, 12:05:29 AM
Holy cow, this show was good! Hubby is a HUGE fan of the novels, so we got HBO just to watch.  He was entranced, and honestly, I need to go read the series now.

After the season ends.  Don't want to ruin the story on myself, and it's supposed to stay true to the first book.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 21, 2011, 09:03:02 AM
I absolutely loved the first episode!  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on April 21, 2011, 01:09:15 PM
It's been about a year since I reread the series again and the first episode looked spot on.  I'd like them to impart a bit of time passage though.  That month of travel for the royal caravan seemed to be only take a day.  That's been a peeve of mine in many recent productions.  Sense of time passage.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: MacKee on April 21, 2011, 01:43:58 PM
I watched part of one episode last night. The poor boy at the end you are right.  Very entertaining though. With all these new 'period' shows on cable now, this one I really liked.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Hospitaller on April 26, 2011, 02:49:59 PM
Of all the period pieces currently showing (Game of T's/Camelot/Borgias) I am liking the acting, storyline, and general "feel" of this one best. Perhaps it's the freshness of the story vs. the overdone Camelot, or the believable character plots vs. the historically backed Borgias. Can't say why. Still...enjoying each of them and giving a big HUZZAH! for the networks creating these loverly series. ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Rowan MacD on April 26, 2011, 04:22:21 PM
   On April 19, 2011, after airing only one episode, HBO announced that it had renewed Game of Thrones for a second season.-Wikipedia
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on April 27, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
I'm hoping they can stretch it for 3+ seasons to cover the entire series in decent depth.  There's so many story lines that intertwine.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 28, 2011, 12:48:11 PM
The second episode on Sunday night was impressive. I am addicted just after two episodes.  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 30, 2011, 10:51:56 AM
I was watching the clips for tomorrow nights episode. Looks great!  :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 30, 2011, 11:47:13 AM
Just curious but who is everyones favorite character so far? Is it a different one from when you read the books?
I think they did the casting particularily well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cofeeguru on April 30, 2011, 01:20:36 PM
Arya Stark and Tyrian Lannister (I think I have both names right) are my favoites so far, though Daenerys is climbing up there, too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 30, 2011, 01:47:54 PM
Yeah Arya Stark definitely. And I didnt think that I would like the actor that plays Jaime Lannister? But I think he is GREAT in the role!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on April 30, 2011, 02:22:47 PM
Definitely Tyrion and Daenerys.  Tyrion is great start to finish.  He sees the Game for what it is and doesn't take things too seriously, unless it needs to be taken serious. Daenerys is developing nicely, in character and womenhood.  She's certainly asserting herself as a wife now.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on April 30, 2011, 04:34:16 PM
Right, Tyrion was cast well. It doesnt seem as if anything gets past him!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 01, 2011, 09:07:32 PM
Just watched the third episode and liked it as much as the previous two. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 02, 2011, 06:14:20 AM
OH don't say anything.  I DVRed it and will watch it when I wake up later.  Damn night shift...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 02, 2011, 08:21:56 AM
Okay, I wont reveal anything.  :D  Though I fully intend on watching it again tonight.
Now they say the fifth book will be out in July. Gods, I HOPE so!!!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on May 02, 2011, 06:21:32 PM
Favorite characters Arya and Tyrion, but Petyr Baelish(Littlefinger) looks the most like i pictured in the books. Would it have been that hard to give Tyrion the mismatched eyes and a hump to be a proper "grotesque little dwarf." Maybe i am just picky. The changes in dialogue are driving me crazy, but overall i am quite happy with the results.

Only 70 days till the Dance begins
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 02, 2011, 06:29:23 PM
Favorite characters Arya and Tyrion, but Petyr Baelish(Littlefinger) looks the most like i pictured in the books. Would it have been that hard to give Tyrion the mismatched eyes and a hump to be a proper "grotesque little dwarf." Maybe i am just picky. The changes in dialogue are driving me crazy, but overall i am quite happy with the results.

Only 70 days till the Dance begins


I doubt they will cut his nose off either. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 03, 2011, 08:03:44 AM
Personally I find the guy who plays Tyrion as a very good cast. JMO.
I was thinking about this last night. Say you HAD to pick a house of Westeros? My first choice would be Stark (of course, being located in MN makes me a little prejudice  ;) ) and my second would be Martell.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 03, 2011, 11:41:55 AM
It's hard for me to settle on one House.  Lannister for the power and prestige.  And for the most, they protect each other.  Stark for the seclusion but it's a rough life being a Stark.  How about a Targaryan living abroad and in secret?  I think their return will be righteous.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: amy on May 03, 2011, 12:30:24 PM
Does anyone have these 4 books on their Kindle?  I would love to work out a trade for a while!   I have the Outlander series on mine as well as World Without End that you might enjoy.    Thanks!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 03, 2011, 03:18:52 PM
Amy, I fully recommend the books AND the HBO series. I loved reading them as much as the Outlander books!!!
If you havent seen the new TV series yet....check out Jory, if I recall right, Ned Starks captain of the guard. And the guy who plays Jon Snow is a baby, so beyond my interest there, but WHAT a beautiful baby,lol. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 03, 2011, 03:20:12 PM
And yes, being a Stark wouldnt be the easiest choice, but being a northerner its where my sympathies fall. :) Martell because I also wouldnt mind being a Sand Snake.  :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 03, 2011, 04:56:17 PM
True.  Being Dornish or Martell to be with a Sand Snake, haha.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 03, 2011, 08:26:41 PM
Does anyone have these 4 books on their Kindle?  I would love to work out a trade for a while!   I have the Outlander series on mine as well as World Without End that you might enjoy.    Thanks!

Currently working my way through World Without End on audio (on my short commute) - it is good and quite long!

And watching Game of Thrones, Bourgias, and Camelot - I like Thrones the most so far.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 04, 2011, 09:09:07 AM
FYI, HBO is showing all three episodes in a row tonight.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: amy on May 04, 2011, 09:48:23 AM
I am loving the HBO series, but like most of you for Pillars of the Earth and others I have tried to read the books first.  So I am a little behind!   But don't worry, I'll catch up with you.   I am even sacrificing the last 2 books in Outlander to jump over and read G.o.T., then go back and catch up with Jamie and Claire.  (it is so nice to have someone here who knows what I am talking about!!  My husband neither reads nor rens)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 04, 2011, 09:53:37 AM
Amy, if I had to choose between Game Of Thrones or Outlander, I would have a very difficult time!  ;)
Any particular favorites on the HBO series yet?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: amy on May 04, 2011, 09:56:20 AM
I am sad to admit... I don't care what language they speaks and I am not sure I am catching all the names correctly... but I like the blonde who is learning to control her yummy husband and put her brother in his place.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 04, 2011, 10:02:54 AM
Daenarys!! :) And that brother of hers is a first class jerk.  ::) 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 04, 2011, 06:15:01 PM
He won't be bothering her for long, Muahahaha!  It's good to be the Khalesee.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 04, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
LOL, thats right. And I am sure he doesnt have a CLUE what is coming to him!  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 05, 2011, 09:14:45 AM
Not to give away too much of the third episode for those who HAVENT seen it, but one of my favorite parts was when Ned and Littlefinger were outside the brothel and Cat puts her head out the window. :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Woodland Artisan on May 05, 2011, 09:41:29 AM
but one of my favorite parts was when Ned and Littlefinger were outside the brothel and Cat puts her head out the window.


Why?    It didn't seem like it was anything more than " hey, I'm in here ... don't kill the guy".     I'm assuming it has something to do with the book?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 05, 2011, 10:36:01 AM
No, not just her putting her head out the window, but what was happening before. I just dont want to say too much so people can enjoy it for themselves?
I just found the look on his face quite comical, but thats me. :)
I think different parts probably mean different things to as many people anyway. I sometimes get more of a smile out of a brief look or encounter than I do the longer dialogues.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 06, 2011, 10:03:54 AM
Just saw a clip for the fourth episode. Looks good. As usual!  :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Bob of the Lake on May 06, 2011, 11:24:43 AM
*sigh* I don't get HBO so I guess I'll have to wait and buy the DVD like I had to do for "Pillars of the Earth."  :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 06, 2011, 11:46:03 AM
Bob, I think you will greatly enjoy the episodes when you get them! I havent been so drawn into a series for a LONG time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Kruzar on May 06, 2011, 12:16:34 PM
I just got done reading the first book in the series, and it has been so cool watching it unfold on TV and knowing just a little of what is coming from the book.  So far they have done an awesome job of adaptation, and  I can't wait to see how they pull off some of stuff that is coming up!!!

Now to start the second book!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 08, 2011, 09:23:19 PM
Definitely Tyrion and Daenerys.  Tyrion is great start to finish.  He sees the Game for what it is and doesn't take things too seriously, unless it needs to be taken serious. Daenerys is developing nicely, in character and womenhood.  She's certainly asserting herself as a wife now.

To amend myself, Tyrion can see the game but not foresee everything.  And things are about to get real serious for him.  Nice to see the ever-practical Bronn show up too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 08, 2011, 09:33:46 PM
Saw the fourth episode. Amazing!!  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 09, 2011, 09:55:28 AM
Probably my favorite interaction in this fourth episode was between Jaime and Jory. Even though I know its setting the stage for something I WONT like. :(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 14, 2011, 09:02:44 AM
New episode tomorrow night. Cant wait!  :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 14, 2011, 11:53:38 AM
One of the highlights of my week.  Glad I am working days.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 14, 2011, 08:51:47 PM
I think my second favorite part of last weeks show was when Danaerys fought back when her brother was assaulting her, best quote "The next time you lift a hand to me will be the day you no longer have hands!!!"  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 14, 2011, 08:59:52 PM
Yea, that part was awesome.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 15, 2011, 09:05:15 PM
Favorite part on tonights episode, the knight of flowers knocking the mountain off his horse!  :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 15, 2011, 09:24:55 PM
I honestly didn't pick up on the gay vibe from the books but I don't think it'll impact the story much.  Sure makes Brienne's desire misplaced, haha. 

This episode really kicks things into gear.  Here comes the conflict.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 15, 2011, 09:46:19 PM
Maybe its just me, but I DID pick up on the gay thing. Yeah, I wonder if Brienne KNEW????? Like Grov, I cant see it being a big deal.
The part I disliked the most tonight was Jory dying. :-\
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 16, 2011, 04:18:38 AM
Just like I tell anyone who I am talking into reading the books, don't get super attached to any particular character because death comes to us all eventually and especially in the Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on May 16, 2011, 09:28:06 AM
Best episode yet. i did not like the exchange between Cersei and Robert, i mean seriously trying to make her out to be good person, bah. if you want to make the argument that she was trying to decide if shes going to kill him i would listen to that. While the LF and Varys conversation was enjoyable i dont see the point. Lastly when Arya is in the skulls room we do not know who the two speakers are in the book, we can assume but we dont know even through book four.

Grov i didnt pick up on the gay thing on the first read either, but Margery still a virgin,Rainbow guard, Jaime telling Loras hell stick him in more places than Renly, and Red Viper calling Loras Renly's little rose.

Things really picking up now, second half should be wild.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 16, 2011, 12:54:30 PM
I agree, dont get attached to any of the characters,lol.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 16, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
Best episode yet. i did not like the exchange between Cersei and Robert, i mean seriously trying to make her out to be good person, bah. if you want to make the argument that she was trying to decide if shes going to kill him i would listen to that. While the LF and Varys conversation was enjoyable i dont see the point. Lastly when Arya is in the skulls room we do not know who the two speakers are in the book, we can assume but we dont know even through book four.

Grov i didnt pick up on the gay thing on the first read either, but Margery still a virgin,Rainbow guard, Jaime telling Loras hell stick him in more places than Renly, and Red Viper calling Loras Renly's little rose.

Things really picking up now, second half should be wild.
Margery still being a virgin could be an outright lie to gain the throne.  Easy enough to justify that. 
Rainbow Guard?  That's putting modern reference into a fantasy world.  Could have just as well been due to the variety of flowers in that kingdom or prevalence of sun (meaning more rainbows being made). 
I don't recall that particular boast of Jaime's or the little rose reference.   
Of course, after the fact, it all fits but at the time, it didn't even dawn on me.  And now that it's laid out more plainly, I still don't see it's overwhelming impact to the story any more than Loras just being a faithful, dutiful friend would be.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 18, 2011, 09:45:57 AM
Have watched this episode a couple more times since but have to turn away at the fight and Jory's death. It just gets to me. :'(
But I have really enjoyed watching the discussions on another forum and each time I watch, I see something I didnt before.
As said, this series draws me in. And we are halfway through its season already!(10 episodes)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 22, 2011, 04:14:54 PM
I think tonight's episode is titled "The Golden Crown".  I've been waitin for this one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 22, 2011, 04:48:12 PM
Yep and I think if you have HBO GO you can see the 7th episode tonight as well?
A little over three hours away, tragic but the highlight of my week,lol. ::) :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 22, 2011, 09:08:25 PM
I'm resisting the urge to get an episode ahead. 

After hearing it, I think that the birth prophecy could still hold true, in essence.  Next book might answer that.

Opportunist Bronn is starting to carve out his spot.  And the wildling woman has arrived.  OH the story lines that are spawning...

And Viserys got his gold crown.  Not a drop of blood was spilled in the sacred place, as required.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 22, 2011, 09:23:18 PM
Viserys being "crowned" was one of my favorite parts of this weeks episode. :) Personally, I am waiting until next week to see the 7th, tempting as it may be!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on May 22, 2011, 10:06:06 PM
Great. I figured no Tower of Joy scene, but was bummed about no direwolves in Bran part where Osha is introduced. Guy who plays Viserys was great in final scene. Plots upon plots now taking shape.


Has anyone heard R+L=J theory if so where do you stand (Rhaegar+Lyanna=Jon Snow)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cofeeguru on May 22, 2011, 11:51:27 PM
I was just discussing that theory with my husband, and I think it makes a lot of sense. I think it's why Ned has been so secretive, as Robert would have immediately killed the baby as a threat to him. I think it will be an interesting showdown between Jon and Danaerys when it all comes to a head.

And yes, I've been anticipating this ep for a while. Muahahahahaha!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 23, 2011, 05:41:07 AM
Actually I'd never considered that parentage but it's possible I suppose.  Would keep to the Targ tradition if Jon and Dany paired too.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 23, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
I go for that theory as well, at least, almost positive that Jon is half Targ...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 23, 2011, 12:45:53 PM
Other favorite scenes. Bronns duel with Sir Vardis.(that Moon Door...brrrrrrrr!!  :o ) and Robin (what happened next??) at the end of Tyrions "confession".
They did up the part about Dany eating the horse heart well, almost TOO well,lol. Even though I read the books, it seriously made me wonder if she was going to keep it down.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 25, 2011, 06:28:35 AM
FYI, they will be showing episodes 4,5,6 tonight from 7 to 10 pm central time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 25, 2011, 10:35:51 AM
Other favorite scenes. Bronns duel with Sir Vardis.(that Moon Door...brrrrrrrr!!  :o ) and Robin (what happened next??) at the end of Tyrions "confession".
They did up the part about Dany eating the horse heart well, almost TOO well,lol. Even though I read the books, it seriously made me wonder if she was going to keep it down.


I like the line about when he was told he did not fight with honor (not sure of the correct pharasing or word), and he looked down the hole and said "he did"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 25, 2011, 06:23:24 PM
Yea.  That was pretty good.  Bronn is an honest sort of guy.  Just not a knight, yet, nor interested in kissing haughty privileged arses.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on May 26, 2011, 01:45:47 AM
I'm liking the dwarf...he's got spunk! :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 26, 2011, 05:58:58 AM
Tyrion is only getting warmed up.  Just wait.  He and Jaime seem to have issue with some authority figures.  Jaime killed the last king.  Tyrion
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 26, 2011, 12:53:10 PM
Yeah, Tyrion is gutsy for sure!! I like his wit and sarcasm as well. Jaimes, not so much....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 28, 2011, 01:54:12 PM
Last three episodes on today from 2:30 to 5:30 central. I dont get to see the 7th until Monday night for being gone most of Sunday/Sunday night.
Oh well. :-\
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 28, 2011, 04:47:53 PM
Boo.  Who will I have my after show commentary with now?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 28, 2011, 06:06:35 PM
LOL Grov!!  ;D I dont mind spoilers, it never wrecks the show for me. You could tell me your favorite parts of the show and I would have it to look forward to on Monday!  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 28, 2011, 07:33:30 PM
Count on it then.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 29, 2011, 09:07:10 PM
Even in a foreign (maybe fake) language, Khal Drogo's vow was pretty awesome.

Littlefinger is a douchenozzle but he's got a good mind for the game and training wenches.  I'd like to thank the producer, director, or whomever decided to have that scene in the show.  A bit gratuitous and off story but I enjoyed it just the same.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on May 30, 2011, 04:41:13 AM
 :D This was me during that scene: :o :-[ lol
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 30, 2011, 05:38:36 AM
:D This was me during that scene: :o :-[ lol
The Drogo scene or the Gold Cloak scene?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on May 30, 2011, 05:58:05 AM
Lol, the gold cloak I guess...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 30, 2011, 04:37:22 PM
Remember the golden rule.  He who has the gold, makes the rules.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 30, 2011, 04:37:22 PM
Seems like everyone discussing the episode is talking about Littlefinger and the "training". I havent seen it yet but have already heard of people that loved it and people that hated it. This should be INTERESTING. ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on May 31, 2011, 03:27:10 AM
That's what's I'm talking about...the training session! Thanks for giving it a name lol & yes, it's very interesting lol  ;)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on May 31, 2011, 05:25:21 AM
"interesting"  Yea.  That's one way to describe it.  Sensual, erotic, hawt...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on May 31, 2011, 07:28:13 AM
Okay, YES!! I loved this episode as I have enjoyed each one so far. :)
The "training session" wasnt a waste of time in my eyes, and it seemed like Littlefingers conversation was also in reference to other things going on.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 02, 2011, 12:07:50 PM
I am planning on starting to re-read the first book in the series this weekend. Going to see if I can get through the first three before July 12th! :)
(Since I read the fourth again a short time ago.) I CANT WAIT for the 5th and its making me INSANE!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 06, 2011, 12:17:50 PM
Will be watching episode 8 tonight. Graduations and receptions this weekend until they were coming out my ears!!  ::)
It will be good to settle back and watch.
On Friday night I watched the first four with my oldest daughter. She hadnt read the books (yet) but is a complete convert in loving the show! ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 06, 2011, 01:27:02 PM
A lot of stuff was covered in last nights episode.  Rob goes to war.  >:(  Undisputable white-walker proof.  :o  Hodor in the buff (giant blood in that one, haha).  ::)  Arya escapes.  ;D  Half-man recruits.  8)  Sansa sells out.  ??? Varys keeps it real with Eddard.  :'(
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 06, 2011, 08:03:39 PM
Hahahahaha yes, last night was a good episode...things are realy picking up steam & I love it!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 12, 2011, 10:13:39 PM
I have really enjoyed the last couple of episodes, LOTS going on! :) I am just bummed that we probably have to wait until next April for the second season.:/
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 12, 2011, 10:33:36 PM
All I have to say about this week's episode is w...t...f?! :o I can't wait to see the season finale next week...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 13, 2011, 05:11:29 AM
Edd's dead baby.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 13, 2011, 01:32:37 PM
And THATS the truth!!  :o
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 13, 2011, 02:43:55 PM
With the events of last episode, we can see the major players starting to emerge.  Those who read the books, recognize them even if it's only a name mentioned.  Those who haven't read the books, will find out in time.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 13, 2011, 07:35:57 PM
Yeah, a friend of mine was shocked that Ned Stark was in the situation he was in...and Drogo.... :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 13, 2011, 07:42:11 PM
I want to know who will be cast as Asha Greyjoy.  That family is about due for some attention.  Maybe next season.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 13, 2011, 07:45:04 PM
OH and it never dawned on me before but Shay looks to have a sand-borne appearance.  And her truth game.  Serpent perhaps?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 14, 2011, 01:17:11 PM
Grov, I was thinking the same thing about Shay. She looks like what I would imagine a Sand Serpent would look like!:)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 19, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Season Finale tonight.  Load up on popcorn and we'll see who's still standing when the curtain falls. 

Curious about Brienne's casting too.  Maybe use a man?

That bastard better not delay the next book again.  It'll be the only hold-over we have until the next season, which starts filming at the end of July.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 20, 2011, 02:40:39 AM
So what did you guys think? That bit w/Drogo & his wife near the end was a bit weird...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 20, 2011, 07:37:13 AM
The Drogo/Daeny part was altered from the books a bit but we ended up in the same spot.  She's head of the bedraggles remnants of the hoard but they are hers.  A horse and a baby died for Drogo.  Then Drogo and a witch died for the other three, and magic, to be "re/born".

And speaking of reborn, We should be seeing Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion again quite soon.  They have some tricks to pull off and must be set up before the Red Wedding.

I wish I had a Khaleesi like Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, and Mother of...those 3.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cofeeguru on June 20, 2011, 09:17:56 AM
I thought it was excellent. . .now I can read the books and play catch up.  Can we have next season yet?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 20, 2011, 10:28:57 AM
As usual, I loved it!!! ;D The part with Daeny and the dragons at the end was my favorite part.
Grrrr. I WISH we could have the second season right now. But we have to wait until spring. :-\
I havent heard otherwise, so I am desperately awaiting the 5th book on July 12th!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 22, 2011, 02:08:58 PM
One thing I was wondering. What took Bron north of the wall in his previous travels? Had he been a man of the Nights Watch or do you think it was something else entirely?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 22, 2011, 02:42:31 PM
I don't recall Bronn's history ever being discussed, even in the slightest.  He might have been a Raider and moved south or a deserter from the Black Brothers.  Not terribly important to a side character though, I don't think.  Granted, he's got a few moments in the spotlight but unlike him, those spotlights don't last.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 22, 2011, 06:35:28 PM
In the TV series he is one of my favorite characters. LOVE the sarcasm. ;D I didnt pay too much attention to him in the written form though....
I just thought a deserter from the black watch because of the way he said "work" when asked what had brought him north of the wall.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Captain Teague on June 22, 2011, 07:07:07 PM
Personally, I think you all work for HBO. Then they played dirty and gave me a free weekend of it and of course it had several episodes during that time. Not enough for me to watch Camelot, oh noooo....


You wicked wicked people..... 8)


(Adding HBO next week....dangnubbit )  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 22, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
Lord Dragon, its a CONSPIRACY...get with the program!  ;D
I actually added HBO BECAUSE of GoT. After being a big fan of the book, I knew it would be worth it to me. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 22, 2011, 08:58:51 PM
I'm in that boat too.  First time I've ever had HBO on my own subscription.  Solely due to Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 23, 2011, 07:48:01 AM
I saw that they are going to start filming the second season at the end of July. I am waiting, not so patiently lol, to see the casting for that season! :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 23, 2011, 10:20:35 AM
Yea.  After this season's success, they should be able to pick and choose.  Not saying they didn't do a great job on the first season.  Except maybe Lancel.  Too skinny and young for what I imagined.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 23, 2011, 07:55:16 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/23/game-of-thrones-casting/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/23/game-of-thrones-casting/)

Delicious
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 23, 2011, 08:12:37 PM
Yay!! First second season casting hire!!! Thanks Grov!! :):):)
I can only speculate what others will appear.
She looks like Margaery Tyrell to me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Xantrawler on June 23, 2011, 08:15:24 PM
Have not been able to see Game of Thrones as we don't have cable, but from everything I have heard they did a wonderful job. Now, if the produces of other books to movies would get the hint and do things right I may give it a thought about going back and getting the satellite. Was highly disappointed with the Sword of Truth adaptation. that starts the list. Myself I will look for the DVD collection. Thanks everyone for such enlightening reviews.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 24, 2011, 06:49:34 PM
Wow great to see she's gonna be in this! She was great as Anne Boleyn!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Tygrkat on June 25, 2011, 07:18:27 PM
Just finished watching the entire season and LOVED it! I've not yet read any of the books, though, but hope to add them to my library soon  :)

Is it just me, or does the opening animation sequence remind anyone else of Myst?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on June 27, 2011, 11:57:22 AM
I dont know about Myst, but I LOVE the opening animation sequence!! Grov, I have been in the hospital for a few days so havent been able to check.
Any more info on second seasons casting?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on June 27, 2011, 01:12:14 PM
No new news as of yesterday.  A few vague references to "big named" actors to fill the holes left by the loss of Momoa and Bean but no actual names. 
There are a few audition tapes up for Melisandre, Davos, and Stannis but I didn't watch them.  The comments on them were very unfavorable.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: LadyAsh on July 08, 2011, 01:11:24 AM
My boyfriend got me into watching this series. I have to say, it is now one of my favorites to watch! I can't wait 'til season two comes around. The characters are entertaining and the plot is interesting. My favorite character is Daenarys. I really love how they developed her character throughout the season. I have to get into reading the books as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 08, 2011, 08:04:59 AM
I havent been keeping up on the second seasons casting....but if they do as good a job as they have in the first season, it will be just as amazing! :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on July 12, 2011, 04:32:38 AM
They took away our internet connection at work so my research might be a bit spotty these days.  Also been out of town for the last 5 days.  Any new news?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on July 12, 2011, 12:01:53 PM
only new news is Gwendoline Christie has been cast as Brienne. 178 pages into ADWD couple of nice little surprises. ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on July 12, 2011, 03:00:16 PM
With movie magic they can ugly her up I guess.  in armor, her size won't be as problematic.  She certainly appears to be of a decent height.

Gonna have to swing by the book store and try to find a copy of Dances for myself.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 13, 2011, 09:06:41 AM
Yeah, I havent got Dances yet myself.:(  Soon though, I hope!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: serenamoonsilver on July 14, 2011, 01:53:22 PM
The miniseries was nominated for an Emmy and Peter Dinkelge got a nod for best supporting actor.  That's really impressive for a fantasy series which the Emmys usually ignore.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on July 14, 2011, 06:05:16 PM
Wow, that's awesome! Good luck to him and the show!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 16, 2011, 06:44:43 PM
Got "Dances" and finally went to see the actress they picked for Brienne Of Tarth. I think she was a good choice. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on July 16, 2011, 08:14:46 PM
Finished ADWD earlier today,i will wait for you and Grov before commenting. i better not have to wait six more years.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on July 16, 2011, 08:54:26 PM
Your withholding is greatly appreciated.  I'd hate to have to avoid this thread til I get and read the book.  With my work schedule, it'll be tough to slam through without loosing a lot of sleep but I'll manage. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 17, 2011, 12:31:00 PM
Spoilers dont generally bother me but lets not comment for Grov's sake. ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on July 17, 2011, 01:30:08 PM
By this time next week, I relinquish any rights to request a spoiler black out.  If I haven't read it by then, I get what I deserve.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on July 17, 2011, 02:21:45 PM
No worries, i went to westeros.org when finished for book breakdown(lots of good stuff there).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 24, 2011, 12:52:32 PM
I saw on one of the forums where they have cast some more people but havent gone to see just which actors/actresses. The recent casts (after Brienne and Margaery) and Davos, Stannis and Melissandre.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 24, 2011, 05:14:29 PM
Another thing I have noticed is how differently the people I have watched even a couple episodes with react. During the weekend I watched the first and second episodes with my 14 year old niece and my dad (who insisted he wanted to see it). At the beginning I warned them both about nudity and violence. (My sister, nieces mother, said she was fine as long as there wasnt male frontal nudity and I knew there wasnt in the first couple at least.).
My NIECE loved the series and is now reading the first book.
My father cringed and commented and was extremely uncomfortable.
He left after the first episode,lol. :D
On another note, my mother, who we had told about it, would cover the side of her face every time she would come in the living room!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on July 24, 2011, 06:17:33 PM
In related news regarding the casting for Season 2, Natalie Dormer is in Captain America.  Small part but she was stunning as a blonde.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 30, 2011, 08:58:54 AM
Spoiler alert!!!!!
But a question. Does anyone else think that the three pork pot pies that Wyman Manderly brought to Ramsay Boltons wedding are the three missing Freys? ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: storz on July 30, 2011, 10:49:58 AM
lol' yea that was what i thought especially with the rat king story.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 30, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
Yeah,lol, and how happy Manderly was about those pies!!!  :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on July 30, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
Here is a link to a version of the song "Rains Of Castamere".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0xu7P-zzsk

I quite like it, I wish there were more of these to be found!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 03, 2011, 08:53:24 AM
http://www.imdb.com/list/u7Kq7k8qfwA/ (http://www.imdb.com/list/u7Kq7k8qfwA/)
Latest casting news I can find.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 03, 2011, 07:11:34 PM
Aaaand I'm done.  Wow.  We're certainly on the cliff with a bunch of our main characters (old, new, and potential).  Jon Snow...Tyrion...Dany...Two new Targaryens...Cersei and her new Kingsguard....Stannis....Theon....Barristan...Davos seeking Rickon...Maybe Obara (heading to King's Landing to join the council from Dorne)...   I'm sure I missed a few. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 03, 2011, 07:28:50 PM
Did you enjoy it? I really liked the book and looking forward to the next one already...
I was looking and there was someone else cast today, cant remember who, having a brain blip,lol.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 03, 2011, 08:48:10 PM
The latest castings I have seen are here. http://winter-is-coming.net/ (http://winter-is-coming.net/)  Changing the name of Asha is weird but I can understand why.  After waiting so long for this book, I'm a bit patient for the next one.  Probably read it and A Feast for Crows a time or two again to keep the timeline straight.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 04, 2011, 07:53:45 PM
Just found a Kit Harrington clip (Mtv) where he says he wishes he had more scenes with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and that he hasn't had any scenes with Dany....yet. Followed by the obligatory "who knows what might happen".  I'm thinking Mr Martin might be letting big things slip into pep talks and such.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: redkimba on August 04, 2011, 08:55:59 PM
just spotted on TDW geeks:

Writer Daniel Abraham and artist Tommy Patterson are adapting George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones — the novel, not the HBO show — into an ongoing series for Dynamite Comics.

Abraham says the comics will remain faithful to the novel. With 24 issues of 29 pages each, that means this adaptation will match the original nearly page for page.

The Game of Thrones comics will hit shelves starting in September,
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on August 13, 2011, 01:01:28 AM
Forgot to mention I put the novels on my Kindle either Sun. or Mon... ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 13, 2011, 01:33:53 PM
I also noticed there was more recent cast updating! Jeyne Westerling and Craster....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: mehan on August 15, 2011, 01:45:07 PM
Question for you fine folks.  How closely does the show align with the books?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 15, 2011, 03:02:24 PM
Naturally there will be far more material in the books but the show is not straying from the story.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: mehan on August 16, 2011, 06:58:48 AM
Thankx.  As I am reading the first book, I kept wondering how HBO could afford to produce something so richly and widely set.  What's your opinion of their depiction of the various castles and scenery?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 16, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
It's my understanding that considerable effort is made to create the appropriate backdrop for each scene.  It's been a number of years since I've read the first few books, so any specifics might be lost on my memory's failings.  If you question how they can afford lavish productions, you have but to look at your bill and consider how many subscribers there are.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 16, 2011, 06:53:50 PM
There are some pictures available now for the second season. Nobody in costume yet but some real interesting pictures of "The Seven" statues...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on August 17, 2011, 04:52:44 AM
From E Online: http://www.eonline.com/news/watch_with_kristin/game_of_thrones_shocker_scripts_stolen/258427?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies
I hope they're found soon!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 17, 2011, 01:20:25 PM
Are there any songs from the books you would like to see someone give a try at on You Tube? As stated above, "The Rains Of Castamere"....There is also a version of "The Bear And The Lady Fair" but I am unsure how I feel about that rendition....
Two I would like to see are: "The Last Of The Giants" and "The Dornishman's Wife".  :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 17, 2011, 02:22:31 PM
Not really but that's just me.  If someone made it and it sounded good, I'd listen but you'll have to tell me when it happens because I shan't be seeking them out.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 17, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
Ok then, I will be sure to inform you, like it or not. :D
I like to listen to music when reading the books sometimes, depends on my mood of course.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 25, 2011, 08:05:59 AM
Just curious, but of those of you who have read the books, what do you invisage "Last Hearth" and "Karhold" to look like in comparison to Winterfell?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on August 25, 2011, 05:54:49 PM
I don't recall their descriptions.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 26, 2011, 08:04:28 AM
See, that's it, I dont think they WERE ever described, so I was wondering what people's imaginations led them to believe?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on August 26, 2011, 08:51:29 AM
Yay! "Last Of The Giants"!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLfDGtYAtMM
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: ravic on September 01, 2011, 05:47:21 PM
Just finished Dance with Dragons. OK, George, ready for the next one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on September 18, 2011, 08:53:57 PM
A big hip, hip, HUZZAH for Peter Dinkledge: best supporting actor in a drama at tonight's Emmy's!  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on September 19, 2011, 01:27:34 AM
He earned it.  Congrats Tyrion!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: LadyAsh on September 19, 2011, 02:06:03 PM
I agree; Peter did an amazing job playing Tyrion. He deserved that award. Well done!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: serenamoonsilver on September 20, 2011, 08:54:22 AM
Indeed!  The show also won for its opening title sequence.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on September 20, 2011, 07:52:18 PM
Yea! Awesome!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on September 20, 2011, 07:53:11 PM
I think Peter as Tyrion ended up being one of, if not THE best actor in the first season. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: LadyAsh on September 23, 2011, 09:46:06 PM
Indeed!  The show also won for its opening title sequence.

I always liked listening to the title sequence. The music is awesome!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: chainshot on September 23, 2011, 09:47:21 PM
Me too!  In fact I liked it so much that I bought it on Amazon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on September 24, 2011, 10:51:51 AM
They say the second season will be spring of 2012....does that mean April again or might it be earlier? I can only hope,lol! ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on September 24, 2011, 01:20:37 PM
Wish it meant Fall of 2011...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Mairte on September 24, 2011, 03:12:33 PM
Gods, me too!!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Captain Teague on October 01, 2011, 12:50:53 AM
Anyone seen this? ;D

http://www.gametap-shop.com/buy-download-pc-games/A-Game-of-Thrones---Genesis-1980-43.html?affiliate=SCEBAD110930&utm_source=newsbad&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=SCEBAD110930 (http://www.gametap-shop.com/buy-download-pc-games/A-Game-of-Thrones---Genesis-1980-43.html?affiliate=SCEBAD110930&utm_source=newsbad&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=SCEBAD110930)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Grov on October 02, 2011, 09:47:17 AM
No but it looks like it's got potential.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Captain Teague on October 02, 2011, 12:28:14 PM
I wasn't even aware of it till I got a gamer email about it. I like this part, sounds just like the series.  ;D

Quote
Treachery and deception are everywhere and can be more efficient than the most powerful army.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: LadyAsh on October 02, 2011, 03:07:35 PM
I saw the Game of Thrones game available on Steam. It looks like it has some potential!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: The Lady Mercedes on April 02, 2013, 09:45:34 AM
So, how did we enjoy season 3, episode 1? Also, there is this (http://www.jointherealm.com/index.html) someone in another forum I'm on shared...enjoy and post yours if you make one!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: jimiman on September 02, 2014, 03:54:39 AM
I'm still watching Game of Thrones and I can recommend this movie to everyone.