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Old 2011-01-09, 03:09   Link #21
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Why am I somehow not surprised this is getting an adaptation? Seriously, I can't understand why this series is so popular. Is it because it takes a classic fantasy setting, and completely turns every fantasy element on its head, therefore making the series "refreshing"?

Maybe its just me but... this is seriously the darkest, cruelest fantasy series I've ever read. I had a very hard time getting through the first two books, and haven't even touched the third yet. I like to actually get attached to one set of main characters and not have to have a completely new set take their place...
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Old 2011-04-05, 08:25   Link #22
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I saw a 14 minute preview of the show.
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Here's the preview on the official Game of Thrones Youtube channel. Warning: May contain Violence and Gore.
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Old 2011-04-05, 12:48   Link #23
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^There is no "May contain Violence" about it, the preview (which is the first 14 minutes of the first episode) is massively violent and gory...and great . Can't wait to see the wolves...
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Old 2011-04-05, 15:56   Link #24
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i have no idea what this is about. but if its anything in the vein of Spartacus or Camelot (both done by Starz and not HBO) it'll definitely consider watching.
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Old 2011-04-05, 18:52   Link #25
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i have no idea what this is about. but if its anything in the vein of Spartacus or Camelot (both done by Starz and not HBO) it'll definitely consider watching.
Neither do I, but this 'the making of' video posted earlier in this thread is definitely worth the 11 mins to figure out who's who and what the general plot is
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Old 2011-04-06, 08:46   Link #26
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Righto, I watched the 14 minute preview and I was amazed at the quality of it all. I'm definitely going to be watching this until the series is completed.
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Old 2011-04-17, 05:44   Link #27
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Just a reminder but Game of Thrones will be airing tonight! Hope the 1st episode is great.
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Old 2011-04-17, 08:37   Link #28
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I have somehow willed myself not to watch the 14min preview so I will be able to savour the episode in it's whole splendour.. Come tomorrow, come.
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Old 2011-04-17, 10:51   Link #29
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I have somehow willed myself not to watch the 14min preview so I will be able to savour the episode in it's whole splendour.. Come tomorrow, come.
It probably wouldn't have affected you that much. I've watched the preview about six times. I'll be watching the episode several times too, it is awesome?
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Old 2011-04-17, 11:02   Link #30
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I have somehow willed myself not to watch the 14min preview so I will be able to savour the episode in it's whole splendour.. Come tomorrow, come.
It's just the first 14 minutes of the first episode, so at worst you would be slightly less enthused (but still excited) about the first 14 minutes of the hour long episode .

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It probably wouldn't have affected you that much. I've watched the preview about six times. I'll be watching the episode several times too, it is awesome?
I think the real question is, is it too awesome? And the answer is a resounding no. .
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Old 2011-04-17, 21:58   Link #31
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Alright, the first episode was fucking amazing. :> yeyyyyyyyy
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Old 2011-04-17, 22:42   Link #32
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Great first episode (I especially loved the OP, not necessarily the music (the overall score was okay, but a little too...enthusiastic at times), but the design and layout of the entire world map and the "construction" of the major cities; quite interesting and very symbolic of the story being told). I haven't been this impressed by a new show since Dexter first aired.

Spoiler for slight spoiler for the books:

Whatever the case, this was a strong first episode that covered quite a bit of ground. Can't wait to see more. 85/100.

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Old 2011-04-17, 23:05   Link #33
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Spoiler for slight spoiler for the books:

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Old 2011-04-18, 00:52   Link #34
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^I guess it is a semi-major spoiler, so I'll amend my post to reflect that.
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Old 2011-04-18, 01:07   Link #35
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holy crap, that was a great show. and the ending!!!! WOW.
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Old 2011-04-18, 02:37   Link #36
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^I guess it is a semi-major spoiler, so I'll amend my post to reflect that.
I posted a spoiler for the series without ever having read the book or reference material to it in any capacity. I feel awesome.
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Old 2011-04-18, 10:20   Link #37
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The 1st episode was.......
Spoiler for Ep01 Winter Is Coming:
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Old 2011-04-19, 02:49   Link #38
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Looks promising. It's been a while since I watched an epic (in the literal sense) fantasy TV serial series, and this might be it. Will keep a lookout on this.

EDIT: I also did like HBO's Rome series as well, though that was a bit too sexually explicit
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Old 2011-04-19, 04:25   Link #39
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The pilot was all kinds of awesome. I can only wonder how much money had been used for the pilot alone, it was pretty much movie like in all aspects. And I'm insanely happy that hbo picked this up, I mean seriously, with the exception of starz, it's pretty much the only network that will show the really gory and sexy parts. I approve.

Things that most impressed me:

-Costumes, loved the cultural shift from the European medieval clothes to the lighter, more Roman (for the girls) and Middle eastern (for the boys)
-Scenery, sets and props! Have you seen DAT Ned helmet, awesome sauce.
-Make-up and co! I loved the Dothraki paint and how they made Dany look absolutely ethereal.
-Casting for Ned, Tyrion, Dany and Viserys. (I think the actor absolutely nailed the character!)
-Dance at Dany's wedding..WOW!
-Brothel scene, fufufu, hilarious.
-Ned's badassness.

Things that could have been better:

-Portrayal of the little dire wolves, with the exception of Bran's, they hardly got and screen-time.
-Soundtrack was so dull.
-They had squeezed too much material in one episode, it was all kinda rushed. I suppose it was to actually have some sorta cliffhanger.


Thing that I hated:

-The change in Dany's and Dogo's first night...seriously, it wasn't supposed to look like rape... the bells!
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Old 2011-04-19, 11:53   Link #40
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I actually decided to blog this, despite it not being anime. It's rare than anything epic fantasy related gets this much mainstream public attention, especially on TV. HBO has already renewed it for a 2nd season.
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