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Old 13th May 2011, 04:26 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Brienne isn't an issue.

Hillary Swank in fugly makeup.

And I have a serious, and legitimate, crush on Hillary Swank.

Have since 90210.

That's a good looking woman, ready for fugly, that could beat up most of my male friends.

I'm not joking about Ygritte though.

She tempered Jon, made metal out of a Ghost and obsidian.

When I read the Mel chapter on The Wall.....and she said "You know nothing, Jon Snow" My spine retreated into the base of my skull.
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Old 14th May 2011, 06:34 PM   #47 (permalink)
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My wife had a rerun of Tru Blood on the other night, they had some cool looking wolves, even a white one.
I totally forgot about them. They were 3 kinds of awesome. Maybe it was a double booking issue?
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Old 14th May 2011, 07:25 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I totally forgot about them. They were 3 kinds of awesome. Maybe it was a double booking issue?
Ha! Good one. here's another one, my wife had The Chronicles of Narnia, Lion Witch and the Wardrobe on this morning...and you guessed it! They had cool looking wolves. HBO could use them in background and the real dog/wolf for close ups like in the last episode where Jon and the guys used Ghost to threaten the ruffian to leave Sam alone.
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Old 14th May 2011, 08:22 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Just remember, though, that the wolves are meant to be dire....
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Old 15th May 2011, 01:57 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Renly.....just too underwhelming.
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Old 15th May 2011, 09:24 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Renly's casting makes me sad. As does, having just checked on IMDB, Bronn's.

Jerome Flynn. As in Jerome from Robson and Jerome. My God.
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If Bronn was the man in the tavern who took Tyrion's coin for the room, he looked very rough and ready, and very much the part IMO.
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But was that Jerome Flynn? I didn't recognise him. Jerome looks too soft for Bronn.
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Robson and Jerome Jerome?! No way! That's quite hilarious.

*Does a quick google search* Hah, it is! It's totally him. And yet, from the photos I'm seeing, it...really works. He does look like so much like a Bronn.
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If Bronn was the man in the tavern who took Tyrion's coin for the room, he looked very rough and ready, and very much the part IMO.
I never looked at the credits, but i assumed that the guy who took the coin was Bronn.
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Robson and Jerome Jerome?! No way! That's quite hilarious.

*Does a quick google search* Hah, it is! It's totally him. And yet, from the photos I'm seeing, it...really works. He does look like so much like a Bronn.
That's good. I'm guessing they've slapped a lot of make-up on him!

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I never looked at the credits, but i assumed that the guy who took the coin was Bronn.
I can't quite picture who that guy was. Jerome Flynn is unrecognisable (a good thing) if that was Bronn!

Guess I'll have to wait and see!
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If Bronn was the man in the tavern who took Tyrion's coin for the room, he looked very rough and ready, and very much the part IMO.
That was him! The way I pictured Bronn is fading in my mind and I say we see how he fights, that should decide it.
I took a look at the you tube link to see who Jerome is..looks like he may be an English version of David Cassidy though many performers have done well against type or previous roles.Let's just hope they don't get Justin Beiber to play Mance Rayder!

Wiggum, I am in love with Hillary Swank too! Keep in mind the woman to play Brienne will have to be a big girl too.
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Well, I've watched the first 4 eps and I've changed my mind. The Dani storyline is going quite nicely, and I'm enjoying watching it a lot.
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Okay...I thought the Loras/Renly scene was pretty bad. At least twice as long as it needed to be. For something that was done with such subtlety in the books the show is really hitting us over the heads with it.

The extra minutes spent on that scene could have been used to craft much smoother lead-ins once again. Just suddenly dropping us in the Eerie speaking to Lysa was poorly done. 2 minutes of introduction an "oh good to see you sister - you need to see my son" and the entire scene would have felt far more connected to the episode.
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Okay...I thought the Loras/Renly scene was pretty bad. At least twice as long as it needed to be. For something that was done with such subtlety in the books the show is really hitting us over the heads with it.

The extra minutes spent on that scene could have been used to craft much smoother lead-ins once again. Just suddenly dropping us in the Eerie speaking to Lysa was poorly done. 2 minutes of introduction an "oh good to see you sister - you need to see my son" and the entire scene would have felt far more connected to the episode.
I agree. I think they needed to show how hard it is to get up there, as well as a brief meeting with Cat and Lysa.
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