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OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    So April is the due date. What does everything think of the casting that they've seen so far? How do you think they'll deal with certain plot threads?
     
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    I am so geeked up for this that I can only be disappointed.
     
  3. Rambo

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    This may be the first thread that you've started that I'm actually interested in Pio. Nice work.
     
  4. ArteEtLabore14

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    So April is the due date. What does everything think of the casting that they've seen so far? How do you think they'll deal with certain plot threads?

    Link?

    Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon will be interesting. As will Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Sean Bean plays a common soldier better than a king I think, but he'll still be alright (plus I'm a big fan so I'll do my best to forgive any shortcomings). The new Daenerys looks better than the original, but that's not much. Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo... interesting. Looks wise it's okay as he's big and has long hair. I would've liked to see a more Native American appearance though, and I don't think he's an especially talented actor judging from what I saw of him on Stargate Atlantis.

    But overall the casting seems good and it's usually one of HBO's strengths. There are no characters that I can recall that I disagreed strongly with.

    I am so geeked up for this that I can only be disappointed.

    +1000.

    But I don't care I can't wait until it comes out.
     
  5. Cotillion

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    Excited about this series. Game of Thrones are amazing novels, probably some of the only 'fantasy' that I could totally get into. I was surprised how well the casting was done. Roles like Tyrion and the Stark kids look well casted. Daeny is the role that most fans seem suspicious of but really she is probably one of the more difficult roles to cast in the series considering her development and the limited skills of most contemporary Hollywood actresses. I am inclined to put my trust in HBO however as most of their shows have excellent casting and going with an unknown like this Emilia girl seems like the wisest move. She could be a show stealer. Mark Addy is good choice for Fat Bob. Eddard was never my favorite character from the books so Sean Bean seems alright to me. Hoping that Jack Gleeson can be a proper ass for Joffrey and Maisie Williams can make Arya as cool on screen as her character is in the books.
    Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo... interesting. Looks wise it's okay as he's big and has long hair. I would've liked to see a more Native American appearance though, and I don't think he's an especially talented actor judging from what I saw of him on Stargate Atlantis.
    Casting a Hawaiian as Drogo is great choice IMO but I don't much about this particular actor.
     
  6. ArteEtLabore14

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    Casting a Hawaiian as Drogo is great choice IMO but I don't much about this particular actor.

    They certainly could have done worse, and I'm sure Momoa will be fine. Just from GRRM's descriptions and the image in my head I'm seeing Native American not Hawaiian.
     
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    Oh, and for those who are interested there is a new 10-minute, behind-the-scenes video over at the Game of Thrones website and the series looks great. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was in an erect state for the duration of the video, and some time after.
     
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    I'm not a nerd but I saw the preview and it made it seem really cool. could def go for some swords and unicorns and shit.
     
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    this is not harry potter, so no unicorns and other faggotry like unicorns will be present.
     
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    I'm not a nerd but I saw the preview and it made it seem really cool. could def go for some swords and unicorns and shit.

    The ending for the pilot episode will be way better than unicorns
     
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    The ending for the pilot episode will be way better than unicorns

    i pray they do this right, nudity and all
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Okay, so Ep1 last night. What did everyone think? Outside of casting issues, i.e. Robert Baratheon was just fat vs. being a huge warrior gone to fat, I thought it was pretty damn good. Followed the book pretty religiously, costumes and sets and staging great, camera work great...just basically pretty damn good.

    I wonder if they can keep this up?

    Lets remember who we're talking about here. The normal rules of logic don't apply.

    Oh, and bite me. Also, pretty sure I've figured out who the one star bandit/stalker is now too.
     
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    I really liked it.

    Thought that the casting was terrific, the acting terrific, and the "feel" of the sets and world was spot on. The only casting choice that was different than I imagined was Danaerys, but with the sex scenes, there just was no way they could have cast her as a skinny 14 year old girl. Making her more grown up was a reasonable compromise, I thought. (And I thought she played her part well.)

    I wonder if folks that haven't read the books will be able to keep up with all the various plot threads.

    I'm already looking forward to next Sunday, and hoping that there will be a season for every one of the books.
     
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    where can you watch it online?
     
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    It was just alright, hope it gets better.

    I'm having a hard time getting over the discrepancy between the Catelyn in my head and the actress they chose but that's just knit picky.

    What I really didn't like was...

    .... the ending scene w/ Drogo and Dany. I'm not sure how he evolves into her "Sun and Stars" after the rape. In the book it went down with a lot more sensitivity and her eventual consent.
     
  18. Kai

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    I think it would have been better with a 2 hour initial episode.

    There were so many characters and plot threads to introduce, that they really could have used more screen time to get the stage set, so to speak.

    As it was, they managed to cram a whole lot of information into the first hour. It felt a little rushed at times, but given the 1 hour constraint, I thought they did a pretty good job.
     
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    There was a lot to like. Casting and sets were awesome.

    It did seem a bit like they were advancing all the plots a little too quickly, without enough attention on the characters. Was anyone on the screen for more than 1 or 2 minutes at a time? I hope they find a way to slow it down and give a few people more than cursory treatment.
     

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