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Game of Thrones: any other fans?

Postby Kyle76 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:14 pm

My wife and I have just discovered this HBO series and are watching the first two seasons on On Demand. It is extremely well done and reminds me of The Tudors with its medieval setting and ample nudity and sexual content. The plot is very involved, the acting very good and the scenery and effects are outstanding for a non-cinematic production. Peter Dinklage is really a fantastic actor and steals the show, but there are many other great performances, like child actor Maisie Williams. We are just into Season Two. The third season starts next year. If you liked The Tudors, I think you'll be enthralled with GoT.
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Postby Squire » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:38 pm

Thanks Jim, that's right up my alley, was watching the first segment of the Tudors this morning.
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Postby Kyle76 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:27 pm

I hope you enjoy it, Squire. We also liked The Tudors. In fact, one of the wives shows up in the second season of GoT, which has a British cast. If you begin to watch, come back for some discussion.
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Postby Thalay Sagar » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:55 pm

Most definitely. I've read books 1-3 and 5 and have just started book 4. Unfortunately, it will probably take Martin a few years to finish the next book.
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Postby jww » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:05 pm

Gotta be honest, neither GofT nor Tudors hold any interest for me. Guess I'll stay in my sheltered little world of reality in Highclaire Castle and Downton Abbey ...... :wink:
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Postby Squire » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:47 pm

Bit genteel for me Wendell.
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Postby jww » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:34 am

ymmv -- this is SMF after all. :D
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Postby changabang » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:47 am

Whereas I've enjoyed GoT more or less so far, I hate the author's penchant for killing off main characters. When Ned Stark was beheaded near the end of the first season, that was a jump-the-shark shock that almost made me abandon the series. The author of the books seems to me to consciously knock off the Lord of the Ring books, including his "name". What's with the two middle initials? J.R.R. Tolkien he's not.
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Postby Kyle76 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:42 am

changabang wrote:Whereas I've enjoyed GoT more or less so far, I hate the author's penchant for killing off main characters. When Ned Stark was beheaded near the end of the first season, that was a jump-the-shark shock that almost made me abandon the series. The author of the books seems to me to consciously knock off the Lord of the Ring books, including his "name". What's with the two middle initials? J.R.R. Tolkien he's not.


Wow. You don't like the author's name? That's a new one on me. Pretty big spoiler there, too.
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Postby Julius_Rodman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:23 am

Kyle76 wrote:
changabang wrote:Whereas I've enjoyed GoT more or less so far, I hate the author's penchant for killing off main characters. When Ned Stark was beheaded near the end of the first season, that was a jump-the-shark shock that almost made me abandon the series. The author of the books seems to me to consciously knock off the Lord of the Ring books, including his "name". What's with the two middle initials? J.R.R. Tolkien he's not.


Wow. You don't like the author's name? That's a new one on me. Pretty big spoiler there, too.



This says it all about the show...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1w4CRMQVtY
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Postby Kyle76 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:52 am

I heard about that skit. Thanks for posting.
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Postby changabang » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:09 am

Pretty much sums it up, Julius; the show, though well written, caters to our adolescent urges. Spoiler for whom, Kyle? Not you; you're already into the second season. You invited the discussion by virtue of being the original poster.
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Postby Kyle76 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:46 am

changabang wrote:Pretty much sums it up, Julius; the show, though well written, caters to our adolescent urges.


Around here, we call that a bonus! :lol:
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Postby Squire » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:05 pm

Bare blades, ripped bodices, just call me old fashioned.
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Postby changabang » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Kyle76 wrote:
changabang wrote:Pretty much sums it up, Julius; the show, though well written, caters to our adolescent urges.


Around here, we call that a bonus! :lol:


I see what you did there! :wink:
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Postby diggity » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:26 pm

Great show. The wife and I couldn't stop watching it. I am glad they started to finally film season 3.
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Postby maskaggs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:06 am

changabang wrote:Pretty much sums it up, Julius; the show, though well written, caters to our adolescent urges.


Indeed. I'm not a big fan of authors or show producers thinking they need to throw in gratuitous violence and sex to keep my attention. That implies either 1) the plot isn't all that good or 2) I'm too stupid to follow one train of thought for more than 15 minutes, and thus assuredly need to see some woman in the nude to reel me in.
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Postby Squire » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:34 pm

I like that sort of stuff Mike but that's the romantic in me.
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Postby changabang » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:04 pm

Squire wrote:I like that sort of stuff Mike but that's the romantic in me.



I like it "for real", Squire. At 67, I just don't get it that way any more! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Squire » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:50 pm

Know what you mean James, I amuse the college students when I say 'now this happened more than 50 years ago' then tell them a first person story.
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