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Game of Thrones

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun May 15, 2011 9:53 pm

Anyone watching? At first I wasn't sure because though I like Sean Bean, I am maybe bored of watching him ride around horses with a sword. Also, the first episode had lots of from behind sexing (I'm no prude, but I do get bored watching shows that have lots of semi-sensational sex scenes).

I'm totally into the show now though and find myself feeling a little giddily excited about Sunday nights. Direwolves! Maybe dragons! Spooky White Walkers!

I haven't read the books, but maybe I will this summer.

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Post by linus » Sun May 15, 2011 11:03 pm

I really want to see this and so does snorky

did you see 'black death' with sean bean riding around on horseback? that was ace

personally I'm well up for exploitative sex and gore but I don't get out much and remain a perpetual adolescent

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Post by Murray » Sun May 15, 2011 11:52 pm

hey, linus! wrote:I'm well up for exploitative sex and gore but I don't get out much and remain a perpetual adolescent
Have you been reading my CV?

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon May 16, 2011 11:10 am

I'm loving it! It's so well written, and all of the characters seem fully rounded with murky motivations. There are more Yorkshire accents than an episode of Emmerdale too.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon May 23, 2011 10:59 pm

It has Jerome from shit-awful chart-topping duo Robson and Jerome in it! He kicked some serious arse in this episode.

Also, that final scene was extremely unpleasant even for a programme with tons of nastiness in it. Ewwww...

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue May 24, 2011 12:37 am

I do a lot of cringing and turning away from the show when there are fight scenes (even the sounds are a bit much for me), but yeah that last scene was brutal!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 pm

Is the UK all caught up on this? This week's episode here was heart-breaking.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:17 pm

FFFFUUUUUUUU.
I just watched this weeks episode.
WHAAAA?
There's one more isn't there?
It's hard to post about it without doing spoilers, but that episode KILLED me.
I yelled at the telly and everything.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:27 pm

I just sat weeping!

Yup! One more episode

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:36 pm

Even though I knew what was going to happen due to someone on Twitter blabbing, it was still a totally gut-wrenching scene (especially the look on Arya's face, the actor playing her is incredible).

I'm debating whether to buy the book after the finale next week...

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Post by skywriting » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:10 am

I'm really enjoying this. The epic scale is quite something with twists and turns galore. The ending to this week's episode was a real shocker. It takes some nerve do that as a writer. It was totally unexpected (to someone who hasn't read the books): one of those 'did that just happen?' moments.

It's a shame there's only one more to go, but a second series has been commissioned already and hopefully they make it through all of the books to tell the full tale.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:13 am

Hooray for the finale! Still sad, but the ending was super-exciting! I can't wait for the next season. I won't say anything more till I know the U.K. is caught up!

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:31 pm

I hope the ending doesn't scare off some of those in the audience who probably don't normally watch fantasy stuff.

Was going to say it ended on a cliff hanger, but it ended on about 12 cliff hangers really didn't it? Tyrion getting involved in the backstabbing at King's Landing is going to be a hoot, I can't wait to see what nastiness is north of the Wall, and Dany's new friends are going to cause some serious problems for everybody.

Hurry and be April already...

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Post by La-Di-Da » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:14 pm

I have thoroughly enjoyed series 1.
What a great bit of telly.
And that final episode.. WOW.
I'm so excited for series 2!
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Post by linus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:22 pm

we've only watched the first two episodes of series one so far, but it is rollicking good telly and I'm already getting itchy to know when series two is out on dvd over here

peter dinklage nicks every scene he's in plus it's great to see lots of british actors (roger allam, peter vaughan, charles dance, julian glover, donald sumpter, clive mantle, etc) under the wigs and beards and armour and what not... but so far my most 'fucking hell! that's...' moment has come from realising one of the king's heavies- the mute executioner- is played by WILKO JOHNSON!!! as in wilko johnson from dr feelgood

I'm late to the party as always and many of you may well have left the party by now but I'm digging this verily!

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Post by Gordon » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:31 pm

The next party starts soon, and it's going to be wicked.
Toot toot.

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Post by Gordon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Yeah, BOY!

V's rooting for Daenerys Targaryen and I'm on team Jon Snow.

DOO DOO DOO-DOO-DOO DOO, DOO-DOO-DOOOOOO!
Toot toot.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:31 am

That last scene was a bit brutal wasn't it?

Good opening episode overall I thought. Joffrey is even more of a ghastly little tit than usual, I almost cheered when Tyrion walked on screen, and that scene with Robb and Jamie (and a giant dire wolf) was amazing. That dude with his daughter-wives was well creepy too.

Hurry next week!

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Post by skywriting » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Considering Dinklage is as far removed from Martin's physical description of Tyrion, he plays it beautifully. He well deserves his top billing this season. And Jack Gleeson is remarkable: every bit the snotty-nosed, petulant, vile boy-king that he comes across in the books.

Having read the books before this season (I watched the first season and then read the books), it was a strange experience this time around. I'm not sure it was within Littlefinger's underhanded scheming personality to reveal his hand to Cersei and I'm not sure if the whole Davos/Melisandre/Stannis set-up was clear without reading the books. And we barely got a sniff of Arya or Renly, but with so many strands to pick up I guess it was impossible to get enough exposition in for the casual viewer in under an hour.

But all in all, a great return. I can't wait for episode two (knowing what's coming this time around).

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Post by RITH » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:54 pm

Having watched season 1 in almost one go within a week, I'll be impatient to have to wait for a new episode every time for this season.

Isn't Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) adorable? Quite an impressive role for a debut by a 14-year old. All actors are well-cast, but I think my 14-year old self would have a big crush on this 'boy'.

It is getting a bit more confusing, but I'm sure I'll get back into it and the new characters soon enough. Carice van Houten (nice!) as Melisandre made a first appearance in the part I understood least. Is she trying to convince Stannis Baratheon to go to war? Did we see him at all in the first season? I remember talk about him, but was he actually there? I don't remember...

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