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Old 5th May 2011, 01:27 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I thought this episode really took a step back. I'm watching with my wife, who hasn't read the books, and the first two episodes really hooked her, but in this one I could tell her interest was flagging a little bit.

I do think they are having a little trouble bringing the work to the screen, and that is understandable. A lot is missing without being able to experience the world from the internal POV of characters, and so much of the depth of history and world building is absent, and that makes it kind of feel like a hollow shell of the books. I do wonder how I'd feel about the series if I'd never read the source material. I honestly don't know if I'd keep watching...
My wife HATES fantasy, she's hooked. I have 4 friends (that I know of) that haven't read the books and love the show. Two of the four have already started reading the books.

What I'll say though is that i think someone not having read the books would be lost without either

A "coach" sitting there with them watching

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at least watching all of the HBO mini episodes that help fill in gaps.
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Old 5th May 2011, 05:10 AM   #47 (permalink)
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My brother is enjoying the show. He's more peculiar of what he watches than I am, but he asks a lot of questions. I've had to tell him that he'll have to watch and find out the answers more than once.

I think they're doing a good enough job to tell a coherent story. I do wish they had more than 9 or 10 episodes in the season to tell it, but I am very satisfied with what I've seen so far.
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Old 5th May 2011, 05:46 PM   #48 (permalink)
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The biggest thing it has going for it is that it's just plain well made, well written and well acted.

Neither of my parents and a couple of friends have read the books, and while they can tap me to fill in the blanks, and probably started watching it out of my enthusiasm, are all of the same mindset that the episodes shouldn't end.

It's reported at what $4.5 mil an episode?

There's a lot of two hour movies that cost well over $10 mil to make that could learn a lot from the production of two episodes from the series.

It is confusing for neophytes, but as a member of LOST fandom, I can say with surety that there wasn't one of us that wasn't confused as all get out for six years straight.

The series, as with the books, will become clearer with exposure.

Plus, it's awesome.
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Old 5th May 2011, 06:34 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Re: 1.03 Game of Thrones - Lord Snow

Any chance that as the series gains popularity they may expand to more episodes per season? Perhaps 12? The books do keep getting longer.
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Any chance that as the series gains popularity they may expand to more episodes per season? Perhaps 12? The books do keep getting longer.

HBO tyupically does seasons that are 12 or 13 episodes long. GRRM said he is hoping for longer seasons as well. I think they'll have to lengthen the seasons to maintain the quality of the adaptation, or else have to cut out massive chunks of the story.
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Season 2 has been announced as 13 episodes, I believe.
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If that's true, TK, that's really good news.
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Season 2 has been announced as 13 episodes, I believe.
I hope you're correct. The only thing I've been able to come up with is this, which says 10



Game of Thrones Renewed for Season Two - TV.com
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Only thing I've heard is ten. Thirteen would be fantastic.
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Hope so there is no way they can do it well in 10, pace in the first series is quite fast
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Old 7th May 2011, 03:14 PM   #56 (permalink)
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As said by others the lack of wolves is bothering me, and am I the only one unimpressed Robert? I know he's a good actor but I always imagined him a lot bigger both in height and girth! The image in my mind when reading the book is a Brian Blessed type figure when he played the king in Blackadder, although obviously not as poorely acted ;-)
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Season 2 has been announced as 13 episodes, I believe.
Hope so!!
I read somewhere most likely here on this forum that A Storm of Swords will be two seasons. Anyone else heard this? Or was I in my cups?
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I haven't heard that Conor, but it would make sense since that book is quite huge.

And I like Robert so far in the TV show. He could have been a little taller maybe, but overrall I think he's doing a good job.
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Hope so!!
I read somewhere most likely here on this forum that A Storm of Swords will be two seasons. Anyone else heard this? Or was I in my cups?
I don't think anything regarding the content of the second season has been spoken about yet. My gut feeling is that while the first season follows AGOT, it will make more sense for season two to use elements from both ACOK and ASOS, rather than try to focus on just ACOK. I think we have to keep in mind that although the series is called Game of Thrones (more catchy than A Song of Ice and fire), it's going to be about not only telling the story also, and maybe more importantly, how to keep and grow audiences. The writers/producers may take a very similar path to the one Jackson took when he made the timeline decisions that he did when making LOTR. I'd have no problem with that personally.
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Hope so!!
I read somewhere most likely here on this forum that A Storm of Swords will be two seasons. Anyone else heard this? Or was I in my cups?
That would make alot of sense because the the book i'm reading of "A Storm of Swords" has been split into two books.
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