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post #526 of 4852
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I think they missed out not showing the aftermath of the execution. Sansa screaming while her father's head tumbled down would have been a damn powerful scene.

That was a huge fucking sword. Jesus.

Sansa pisses me off. I mean, she's hawt, and I want to have sex0r with her, but she is annoying and caused her father's death by being a whiney douche.

Arya is pimp, though.
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Edited by merkur - 7/31/11 at 6:47am
post #528 of 4852
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post
So much happened in that episode. I don't have words.

I surely had them when they threw the captured body on the floor and it was Jaime Lannister. Literally said "chop his fuckin head off" outloud.

You know they aren't going to, though. Fucking Starks and their nobility.
post #529 of 4852
The Lannisters are pretty badass: Particularly Tywin, Tyrion and Jamie (wow I'm actually remembering their names!). Mom/Aunt and Joffry are pretty good at exuding "do not fuck with me" 'tude. There really aren't any characters I dislike. Fuck, only one episode left (same with The Killing) what do I do with myself afterwards??
post #530 of 4852
If there is only one episode left then the next one is going to be a doozy!
post #531 of 4852
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I think they missed out not showing the aftermath of the execution. Sansa screaming while her father's head tumbled down would have been a damn powerful scene. That was a huge fucking sword. Jesus.
Same size Ned used to ice the deserter in the first episode I think.
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The Lannisters are pretty badass: Particularly Tywin, Tyrion and Jamie (wow I'm actually remembering their names!). Mom/Aunt and Joffry are pretty good at exuding "do not fuck with me" 'tude. There really aren't any characters I dislike. Fuck, only one episode left (same with The Killing) what do I do with myself afterwards??
Tyrion and Jamie actually come around to be pretty cool dudes. Joffrey's a douche, and Cersei is cunty beyond words, but Tyrion is pretty boss all-around. I'm pretty disappointed with this series for cutting corners already. The CGI tech exists to show massive battles a la LoTR, so why not show? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Robb's ploy to feint with his footmen while sending his cavalry to crush Jamie's army and take him prisoner was displayed in about 30 seconds of post-battle footage. Surprise; we got Jamie Lannister! Fucking cop-out - considering Robb is one of the "five kings" they could have done more to show his tactical prowess. A superior Lannister force getting upended and out-maneuvered by Robb and we get the moneyshot of the battle scene in the damn previews. Remember the cavalry charge from Gladiator? Tell me you didn't want to see Robb Stark pulling that off catching Jamie with his pants down. Especially since all the lead-up to the battle suggested Tywin was going to crush Robb - he's an inexperienced boy with an inferior force, etc. etc. considering how much of an underdog Robb was in this battle, and how the show implied that the Lannisters were going to win, to show the Stark victory in that manner is a massive cop-out. It would be one thing if the major characters lived through the series, continuity was achieved through character development and bloodshed/warfare was simply an unpleasant afterthought. Considering this entire series is based around the war of the five kings, wanton bloodshed and the regular killing of major characters, you need to show the fighting. The violence is the continuity - the entire show hinges around it. Don't cop out on a major plot device.
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If there is only one episode left then the next one is going to be a doozy!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The essence of Drogo's alpha-male-ness gets transferred through to Dany in an epic show of rage, fire, and mother fucking dragons. She is going to be a boss. Cannot wait for that scene.
post #532 of 4852
Nearly read through your second spoiler . However, the first spoiler tag: dunno about their reasons, but if they felt they couldn't get the full battle scenes right, I don't mind them skipping. I remember the aweful CGI from the Tudors and I am happy if a show decides to skip them instead of half assing it. MAssive battle scenes does not make a good show.
post #533 of 4852
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Same size Ned used to ice the deserter in the first episode I think.

Actually its the same sword, its Eddard's
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Nearly read through your second spoiler . However, the first spoiler tag: dunno about their reasons, but if they felt they couldn't get the full battle scenes right, I don't mind them skipping. I remember the aweful CGI from the Tudors and I am happy if a show decides to skip them instead of half assing it. MAssive battle scenes does not make a good show.

Speaking of CGI...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm a little worried about how they're going to do the dragons. I mean, they can't just roll out dogs and call them dire wolves. =)
post #535 of 4852
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Speaking of CGI...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm a little worried about how they're going to do the dragons. I mean, they can't just roll out dogs and call them dire wolves. =)

Any volunteers to tame a timberwolf for the show? We'd actually have characters dying IRL. lol.
post #536 of 4852
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Any volunteers to tame a timberwolf for the show? We'd actually have characters dying IRL. lol.

I think True Blood mixes in real wolves.

HBO gets down like that.
post #537 of 4852
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Actually its the same sword, its Eddard's
You sure? Maybe it was the angle but when he was pulling the sword from the scabbard it looked like it was a mile long.
post #538 of 4852
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You sure? Maybe it was the angle but when he was pulling the sword from the scabbard it looked like it was a mile long.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It should be Ice as it is in the book. And that one is humonguous in the book as well. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Big enough to melt down into two swords even.
post #539 of 4852
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post
Same size Ned used to ice the deserter in the first episode I think.

I see what you did there.
post #540 of 4852
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post
I'm pretty disappointed with this series for cutting corners already. The CGI tech exists to show massive battles a la LoTR, so why not show?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Robb's ploy to feint with his footmen while sending his cavalry to crush Jamie's army and take him prisoner was displayed in about 30 seconds of post-battle footage. Surprise; we got Jamie Lannister! Fucking cop-out - considering Robb is one of the "five kings" they could have done more to show his tactical prowess. A superior Lannister force getting upended and out-maneuvered by Robb and we get the moneyshot of the battle scene in the damn previews. Remember the cavalry charge from Gladiator? Tell me you didn't want to see Robb Stark pulling that off catching Jamie with his pants down. Especially since all the lead-up to the battle suggested Tywin was going to crush Robb - he's an inexperienced boy with an inferior force, etc. etc. considering how much of an underdog Robb was in this battle, and how the show implied that the Lannisters were going to win, to show the Stark victory in that manner is a massive cop-out.

It would be one thing if the major characters lived through the series, continuity was achieved through character development and bloodshed/warfare was simply an unpleasant afterthought. Considering this entire series is based around the war of the five kings, wanton bloodshed and the regular killing of major characters, you need to show the fighting. The violence is the continuity - the entire show hinges around it. Don't cop out on a major plot device.


To be fair wasn't the battle glossed over in the same manner in the books?
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