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Game of Thrones

Any other fans? This series kicks ass...best show on TV in a while, in my view. The books ain't too bad either.

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Fuck yeah. I read the first 2 books, but I've seen all the episodes now. It's pretty damn amazing that it's a TV show, and not a movie. I feel like such production quality would only be available to movies a decade ago.

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Never watched it, though I intend to.

I tend to go through stages of focus, based on media(be it book or game). At the moment I'm in the Warcraft stage(previously was Command & Conquer Razz). It'll probably be a while till I shift into another stage.(I don't completely abandon a previous stage. I'm prone to going back, such as I did with Lord of the Rings and Star Wars).

If I start Game of Thrones(and at the moment I know almost nothing about the show), I'll become a professional on everything about it(via book,game,TV and wiki)

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I watched the TV series first ( seasons one and two), then moved to the books. I'm only on Storm of Swords, not even up to date with the Red Wedding episode coming up tonight, but even now I'm starting to have cynical edgy mouthiness during episodes "WTF WHY IS JAMIE SAVING HER NOW, FFS"

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Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.

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(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.

Spoilers: Everyone dies.

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(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.

It's funny you posted on the same day as quite possibly the most shocking episode so far in the whole series.

Holy fuck.

I can't even... Fucking brutal.

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(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.

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lol yeah, I saw that episode too. I was like... "so, why exactly do you guys like this show?" ... hahaha. So glad I wasn't paying attention through most of the episode.

That show just really makes me lose faith in humanity, and I prefer to watch things that do the opposite whenever possible.

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(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Am I like the only person on earth that doesn't like it? So much backstabbing and cruelty and politics... not my thing. I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.

Pardon the late chiming in, but the way you have to look at it is a critique of swords and sorcery/fantasy stereotypes and tropes. IE:

Robert Baratheon: too much of the 'wine women song and glory' cliche
Ned Stark: too one-sided morally. Too much honor to "play the Game of Thrones."
Renly Baratheon: heart throb who's too popular.

It's kind of a Machiavellian commentary on how those heroes in books aren't actually real, and that's why it's the hot show on HBO right now; those who are highly corrupt still do good things, those who are really good still do corrupt things, and each side is prone to change. The only kinda-neutral character is Tyrion, but he's hardly an anchor.


[Spoilers from here, read at your own risk if you're not caught up through Storm of Swords]


Robb Stark: in the show, it's being too caught up in his yearning for love incompatible with his political aims. In the books, same problem as Ned, only ends up in a marriage: too much dedication to honor and righteousness to really play politics.
Joffrey: Too much of a big bad, evil brat type
Tywin: Too much of a biggest bad xanatos gambit type.

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Quote:Ned Stark: too one-sided morally. Too much honor to "play the Game of Thrones."
Honor? Sorry I kind of instantly disliked him as soon as he executed that guy right at the beginning just for not dying along with his buddies that got killed by those walker things.

Don't really know the names of a lot of the others that much. Joffrey is kind of lulzy, in a I-want-to-stab-you-in-the-face kind of way.

Dragons, wolves, Arya and potential superpowers are the only things I pay attention for. Razz

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That's the realism bleeding in. The medieval concept of power was power over death, and honor as in obeying to a fault the system in place. Conservatism if you will. Ned at least has the balls to kill people himself for disobeying "the law," and be honest about where he stands at almost every juncture.

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(06-04-2013 05:25 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  I do like a small handful of the characters that haven't been brutally murdered yet... although I wouldn't be surprised if they get killed off at some point too.
I saw a chart on Memebase awhile back that said: "favorite character? -> dies. Not your favorite? -> Wil probably die anyways."

I've never seen the show nor read the books. I probably won't do either until it comes on Netflix or my school gets it for the library. I may or may not have a tendency to sneak books out and home and "forget" to take them back... >_>

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Bump.

Season 4 started today.

30k people downloading this torrent, taking too long. T___T

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Brace yourselves. Derail is coming.

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Game of Thrones. All I see in it is violence and WEINER WEINER WEINER WEINER.

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bump.

oh god the pain

That needed to be said. Carry on.

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I read the books, it seems like the show has deviated from them slightly? We live in an amazing world where dragons and white walkers can be brought to the screen. I warn you show watchers though, the story is probably not going to have a happy ending.

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I love the series because it's realistic to the point of being ruthless or even cruel. i got there after reading Twilight, and seeing some characters die off horribly is refreshing after the shit called twilight.

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