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OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

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

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Touche. Does Ch131 have an iPad app? HBO Go supposedly has next week's GoT up right now, but damned if the fucking app isn't slower than Mike Huckabee in a footrace.
    I would think they'll have next week's ep posted soon. I am still annoyed that Time Warner is holding out on HBO GO. [​IMG]
     
  2. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    I would think they'll have next week's ep posted soon. I am still annoyed that Time Warner is holding out on HBO GO. [​IMG]

    HBO GO just plain doesn't work. Buggiest app I've ever seen. [​IMG]

    Anyhow, not sure what's up with the no TW Cable for HBO GO. Some sort of weird regulatory or legal squeemishness after the spinoff of TW Cable from Time Warner (parent company of HBO)?
     
  3. Joffrey

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    cOMCASt doesn't offer HBO GO, however they allow streaming of shows through xfinitiy online. I've never bothered with it though. TW may have a similar feature.
     
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    Tried to access the new episode on HBO GO via AT&T Uverse but it must have been swamped with hits, it just clocked on me.
     
  5. jarude

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    Uhhh wow holy shit. I didn't see seven beheadings or gay incest but yep, some pretty epic moments
    holy fucking facemelting
     
  6. Don Carlos

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    Man, episodes 6 and 7 were just so full of epic win that no words can do them justice.

    Khal Drogo is alpha as fuck.
     
  7. jarude

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    Man, episodes 6 and 7 were just so full of epic win that no words can do them justice.

    Khal Drogo is alpha as fuck.


    Alpha as fuck is pretty much the only way to put it. Also, Tyrion's turtle stew [​IMG]
     
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    The little tomboy one is the best character on the show. Her older redhead sister is teh sexy.

    The latter truly has the annoying girl part down, pat. Some excellent actors. Syrio, for instance, is a pretty cool character in the two minutes he's been on screen.
     
  9. Piobaire

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    Uhhh wow holy shit. I didn't see seven beheadings or gay incest but yep, some pretty epic moments

    holy fucking facemelting


    Man, episodes 6 and 7 were just so full of epic win that no words can do them justice.

    Khal Drogo is alpha as fuck.


    For those of you that did not read the books, you're getting a look at things.

    Just because you're a main character in a plot thread doesn't mean you get to keep on living.
     
  10. holymadness

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    The spoiler tags are appreciated, though I am afraid of clicking on any of them since I don't know which refer to the books and which refer to the series.

    As far as the series is concerned, there are too many damn names to keep up with. The characters keep talking about Lord such-and-such or family whatever and I'm like [​IMG] time to check imdb to see which actor they're referring to.

    It is getting good, though. Props to HBO for not re-creating Rome, though it looks like the source material is far better here.
     
  11. HRoi

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    Reading the books helps keep the hundreds of characters straight. There's an appendix with everyone and how they're all related to each other.

    HBO has done a remarkable job keeping the characters likeable or at least ambiguous - which I think is deliberate and perhaps the whole point. At this point in the series there isn't a single clear cut villain except for Jeoffrey and that Mountain dude. Maybe Jaime Lannister comes close too.
     
  12. Joffrey

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    The guy that got his golden crown was totally unlikeable. The queen is unlikeable but is hot so I don't mind her. Jamie is unlikeable but I like that he's a pretty boy that can whoop ass.
     
  13. HRoi

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    The guy that got his golden crown was totally unlikeable. The queen is unlikeable but is hot so I don't mind her. Jamie is unlikeable but I like that he's a pretty boy that can whoop ass.
    Yeah, I think I misstated my point. I meant that there isn't a clear cut bad guy...at least not yet
     
  14. javyn

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    I haven't seen Ep 6 yet, or gotten that far in the book yet, but after Ep 5, I don't hate the Queen all so much. Her BS seems justified to me w/ all the shit she's gotten from the King in the last 17 years.

    Jaime is the closest I can see to being a villain now, but even then, I'm not so sure.

    If there is a 'good guy', I guess it's the honorable Ned, but he is just so stupid, stupid, stupid. He shouldn't have given up the Hand position and just assassinated the Mongol wife chick. And his wife is an idiot for taking the dwarf into custody too.

    Hopefully in a future novel, Bran has grown up to be an intelligent force to be reckoned with, else I don't see much future for the Starks the way it's shaping up now.
     
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    I haven't seen Ep 6 yet, or gotten that far in the book yet, but after Ep 5, I don't hate the Queen all so much. Her BS seems justified to me w/ all the shit she's gotten from the King in the last 17 years.

    Jaime is the closest I can see to being a villain now, but even then, I'm not so sure.

    If there is a 'good guy', I guess it's the honorable Ned, but he is just so stupid, stupid, stupid. He shouldn't have given up the Hand position and just assassinated the Mongol wife chick. And his wife is an idiot for taking the dwarf into custody too.

    Hopefully in a future novel, Bran has grown up to be an intelligent force to be reckoned with, else I don't see much future for the Starks the way it's shaping up now.


    The books really give a lot of texture to the characters as they develop. You'll find some very unexpected heroes and villains. Beyond the good/evil side, there's "realm vs house", "law vs practicality" and other conflicts going on all the time.

    The TV show has given a little more depth to Cersei (The Queen) than I think she had in the book. She was pretty much 100% "Lannister interests come first" in the book, without any moral restraint about advancing those interests.
     
  16. javyn

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    *nod

    I'm really impressed w/ this show/novel. I started the novel first, and then started watching the show. Big mistake. I should have read it a long time ago. I keep promising myself not to watch the show until the book is done, but I can't keep myself away from it.


    I'm a huge Frank Herbert fanatic and I'm thinking Martin is the Herbert of Fantasy now. Screw Tolkien. heh.
     
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    The books really give a lot of texture to the characters as they develop. You'll find some very unexpected heroes and villains. Beyond the good/evil side, there's "realm vs house", "law vs practicality" and other conflicts going on all the time.

    The TV show has given a little more depth to Cersei (The Queen) than I think she had in the book. She was pretty much 100% "Lannister interests come first" in the book, without any moral restraint about advancing those interests.


    Spoiler for books 1-4
    She gets more developed, or at least more obviously deranged, as the series progresses
     
  18. Gibonius

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    Spoiler for books 1-4
    She gets more developed, or at least more obviously deranged, as the series progresses


    I've read all the books, just pre-ordered #5. Woo.
     
  19. bbaquiran

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    I like how they are depicting Bronn. Just as I imagined from the books.
     
  20. holymadness

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    Just to be clear, the episode 7 I saw was a 'webisode' -- does that mean it was leaked or offered to certain fans early, in which case it will be rerun next Sunday? In other words, do I have to wait two weeks for the next ep? [​IMG]
     

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