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Epperley28

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Did anybody else watch tonight? I though they did a phenomenal job. I was worried that they might cut a lot material out from the books but they actually added some scenes. Tyrion was as good as I could have asked. I already want to kill Joffrey. Sandor Clegane's hound helmet was sick. The ending was great with Bran falling to black out the camera. I was also worried they might play down the incest portions of the royal life, but they didn't shy away from it at all. I was a little surprised by all the boobs, to be honest. I know there's lots of sex in the books, but man.

Any other Song of Ice and Fire fans on here?
 

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I recorded it on dvr. I CANNOT wait to watch. That show looks so badass. HBO has a great record of good shows. I hope they can keep this one going although I know it's by far one of the more expensive sets.

I will give you my 20 once I am able to watch it.

RE. surprised by all the boobs: My wife watches softcore porn with me when we watched Rome, Spartacus, and Camelot. just sayin. That's the way things were then.
 

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Yeah, Rome probably had even more sex than this, but not by much. The thing I'm worried about with this series is their ability to finish it. Martin claims that he's finished the fifth book and there's finally a release date for it, but I've seen two other release dates that were later withdrawn so I'll believe it when I see it. He's also stated that the series is scheduled for 7 books, but he hasn't even started the last 2. 7 seasons is a long time for a show to survive. Remember the 18-month hiatus in the Sopranos while they were hashing out contracts? A lot can screw up this series. Still, there aren't that many big names and he constantly kills off characters, so hopefully he can stay alive long enough to write the last two books and finish the TV series.
 
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This is definitely my most anticipated show of the year and it didnt disappoint last night at all. I too was surprised by all the boobs, not that its a bad thing:D. I havent read the books so I dont know what to expect other than HBO rarely puts out crap and this seems to have a huge budget. Treme season 2 starts next week. Looks like my Sunday nights are in order once again thanks to HBO.
 
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I'm currently reading through these books (finished book 2 a couple of days ago) and I think they are phenomenal. One of the most engrossing stories I've ever read, although there are so many characters I tend to forget some of the minor characters from lesser houses. I don't get HBO, so I won't get to watch the series, but that's ok. I'm happy with the way the characters and settings look in my imagination. :)

I'd debating on whether to power through the next two books or start pacing myself since the 5th isn't out and the 6th and 7th haven't been written.
 

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I'm currently reading through these books (finished book 2 a couple of days ago) and I think they are phenomenal. One of the most engrossing stories I've ever read, although there are so many characters I tend to forget some of the minor characters from lesser houses. I don't get HBO, so I won't get to watch the series, but that's ok. I'm happy with the way the characters and settings look in my imagination. :)

I'd debating on whether to power through the next two books or start pacing myself since the 5th isn't out and the 6th and 7th haven't been written.
The books were amazing. I tried to take a break but I couldn't help myself and I breezed through all four in a couple months. I'm actually re-reading the first one now, trying to just stay one episode ahead of the TV series. The fifth one is supposed to come out this fall, but I'll believe that when I see it. He's had two other release dates announced in the past that were later redacted. The unbelievable part about it is that he claimed to have finished the fifth book in 2007 when Feast for Crows came out. Supposedly the 4th book was simply too long for publication so he cut it in half, releasing FfC first with the other half to follow soon after. Ha! Five years later and we're still waiting.

I was worried they wouldn't be able to do the series justice on television, but the first episode was nearly perfect. The only knock I could think of after watching it for the third time last night was the Dothraki wedding. There were supposed to be 40,000 savages throwing a rager but it didn't feel that massive. Other than that they haven't missed a thing. They even added a couple of scenes that weren't in the book. Considering the fact that George Martin is the Executive Producer, I guess it's not surprising that they're so accurate. Still, I'm not sure I've seen a better screen adaptation of a beloved book.
You guys really need to watch Spartacus: Blood and Sand then

Talk about boobs and porn. It's an awesome story though!!! One of the best series I've seen.
Spartacus was REALLY entertaining, but it didn't have the depth that the Song of Ice and Fire (name of the Game of Thrones series) offers. You'll see as the show goes on how vast the world becomes. They've presented maybe 3% of the characters in the series so far.

Take a look at this character list for an idea of how grand the whole thing becomes. There are 92 characters in the 'A' section alone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire
 

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Never read the books and don't know the story to judge it against the books but my score right now is.....meh. And if I had to describe the show in one word it would be...boobies.

I like boobies don't get me wrong but it seemed like the show was boob for boob sake which makes me think a show that didn't really knock it out of the park will start to strike out as the boobs dwindle as they were the best part of the show.

To the Treme poster....I'm giving it another shot out of appreciation to the creators who gave the world The Wire which is the greatest and best show of all time.....I thought the show had more potential than it lived up to. We'll see.
 
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To the Treme poster....I'm giving it another shot out of appreciation to the creators who gave the world The Wire which is the greatest and best show of all time.....I thought the show had more potential than it lived up to. We'll see.
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The music has been the best part of Treme is the music and they aren't afraid to shut the show down for 10 minutes to feature a live song.
 

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Never read the books and don't know the story to judge it against the books but my score right now is.....meh. And if I had to describe the show in one word it would be...boobies.

I like boobies don't get me wrong but it seemed like the show was boob for boob sake which makes me think a show that didn't really knock it out of the park will start to strike out as the boobs dwindle as they were the best part of the show.
The books are chock full of sex, too. One of the main differences is that Daenerys Targaryan is 12 in the books, a fact that caused me no lack of discomfort when reading the "wedding night" scene. There's a long description of her nipples in the bath. There's no end to the recounting of Tyrion's conquests with whores, although the scene where his brother brought him extras was an add-on. Point being, they didn't add much in the way of sex. Boob for boob's sake may have been the author's plan, but all the show is doing is following the script very closely. Dude's a perv. What are you gonna do? Creepy looking as hell, too!



The sex is really an afterthought to the politics, though. The main theme of the books, and what makes them great IMO, is the political infighting and backstabbing between the various royal houses. It's like a Macbeth, but with ten times the cast list and half the sexual innuendo.
 

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I can't believe that some of you are so shocked about the boobs in the show. DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

I guess I've built up a tolerance after watching ROME, Spartacus, Camelot, and now this. Boobs don't offend or bother me. The female body can be a really beautiful thing.
 

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I can't believe that some of you are so shocked about the boobs in the show. DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

I guess I've built up a tolerance after watching ROME, Spartacus, Camelot, and now this. Boobs don't offend or bother me. The female body can be a really beautiful thing.
Oh, I'm fine with the nudity. It was the 12-year-old having sex that bothered me. They've also made all the Stark children older, which I'm not sure was a good idea. Bran was 8 when Jaime pushed him out a window in the books. It had more of a medieval feel to it where boys become men by 15. On the flip side, when Daenarys was getting married at 12 I was a bit unnerved by reading about her wedding night. They've aged her a little bit too, and that was a wise decision. They already have incest and rape in the story, pedophilia wasn't really necessary IMO. I know people got married young in other cultures and that's the message he's trying to send, but that doesn't change my personal discomfort with the thought of sex with a 12-year-old.
 

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Oh, I'm fine with the nudity. It was the 12-year-old having sex that bothered me. They've also made all the Stark children older, which I'm not sure was a good idea. Bran was 8 when Jaime pushed him out a window in the books. It had more of a medieval feel to it where boys become men by 15. On the flip side, when Daenarys was getting married at 12 I was a bit unnerved by reading about her wedding night. They've aged her a little bit too, and that was a wise decision. They already have incest and rape in the story, pedophilia wasn't really necessary IMO. I know people got married young in other cultures and that's the message he's trying to send, but that doesn't change my personal discomfort with the thought of sex with a 12-year-old.
Memory fades me. Which one having sex was a 12 year old? Not tryingg to question you, I really can't remember lol.

That is sick.