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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:15 pm

bigken117 wrote:Is book 1 season 1, book 2 season 2 etc ...

I haven't read the books but I've heard that book 3 is being broken into 2 seasons.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:20 pm

The first seven or so episodes of Season 2 were borderline snore fests, IMO. The season picked up in the last few and was awesome setting up the winter that is about to come, but I hope there's more happening in Season 3 (and it certainly appears to be the case).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bigken117 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:44 pm

random

I read The Two Towers after I saw LOTR to get me ready for it, and it was so far off I hated the movie, so I didn't read the Return of the King just so I'd enjoy it for what it is.

Has anyone who read these felt this way about the series? For example, I remember thinking there was no way they'd let Eddard be beheaded and thought perhaps Arya would make it there and stop it in time. Or knowing what Bran was climbing into, and that Jamie wasn't going to push Bran off the window. That's what TV wants you to think. Did knowing what was going to happen sort of take the anticipation out of it? Or other things missing/not as good?

I know in general books are better than movies, but I wouldn't mind getting ahead unless it was going to ruin something I currently enjoy.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:50 pm

bigken117 wrote:random

I read The Two Towers after I saw LOTR to get me ready for it, and it was so far off I hated the movie, so I didn't read the Return of the King just so I'd enjoy it for what it is.

Has anyone who read these felt this way about the series? For example, I remember thinking there was no way they'd let Eddard be beheaded and thought perhaps Arya would make it there and stop it in time. Or knowing what Bran was climbing into, and that Jamie wasn't going to push Bran off the window. That's what TV wants you to think. Did knowing what was going to happen sort of take the anticipation out of it? Or other things missing/not as good?

I know in general books are better than movies, but I wouldn't mind getting ahead unless it was going to ruin something I currently enjoy.


My girlfriend has been reading ahead before watching and it doesn't seem to have affected her enjoyment of the show. However, I did try to start reading the books after having seen the first two seasons and I just couldn't get into them because I knew exactly what was happening. Apparently the second season of the show does have some pretty significant differences from the book though.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:14 pm

bigken117 wrote:random

I read The Two Towers after I saw LOTR to get me ready for it, and it was so far off I hated the movie, so I didn't read the Return of the King just so I'd enjoy it for what it is.

Has anyone who read these felt this way about the series? For example, I remember thinking there was no way they'd let Eddard be beheaded and thought perhaps Arya would make it there and stop it in time. Or knowing what Bran was climbing into, and that Jamie wasn't going to push Bran off the window. That's what TV wants you to think. Did knowing what was going to happen sort of take the anticipation out of it? Or other things missing/not as good?
I know in general books are better than movies, but I wouldn't mind getting ahead unless it was going to ruin something I currently enjoy.


No. Having read the books I knew all of the characters and didnt have to worry about who everybody was and why so and so was trying to kill whathisname and I could just concentrate on the great production. I have heard from others that the number of characters and subplots made following the show difficult and so took away the action. It's probably lessened watching them all at once like you did.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bigken117 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:44 am

Mookie4ever wrote:
bigken117 wrote:random

I read The Two Towers after I saw LOTR to get me ready for it, and it was so far off I hated the movie, so I didn't read the Return of the King just so I'd enjoy it for what it is.

Has anyone who read these felt this way about the series? For example, I remember thinking there was no way they'd let Eddard be beheaded and thought perhaps Arya would make it there and stop it in time. Or knowing what Bran was climbing into, and that Jamie wasn't going to push Bran off the window. That's what TV wants you to think. Did knowing what was going to happen sort of take the anticipation out of it? Or other things missing/not as good?
I know in general books are better than movies, but I wouldn't mind getting ahead unless it was going to ruin something I currently enjoy.


No. Having read the books I knew all of the characters and didnt have to worry about who everybody was and why so and so was trying to kill whathisname and I could just concentrate on the great production. I have heard from others that the number of characters and subplots made following the show difficult and so took away the action. It's probably lessened watching them all at once like you did.


I gotta say, at the end of episode 1 I was like "who's he Mod Editing? Is that the queen?" I wasn't even positive at the time. Having read the books in that regard would have made the show easier to watch
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:58 am

bigken117 wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
bigken117 wrote:random

I read The Two Towers after I saw LOTR to get me ready for it, and it was so far off I hated the movie, so I didn't read the Return of the King just so I'd enjoy it for what it is.

Has anyone who read these felt this way about the series? For example, I remember thinking there was no way they'd let Eddard be beheaded and thought perhaps Arya would make it there and stop it in time. Or knowing what Bran was climbing into, and that Jamie wasn't going to push Bran off the window. That's what TV wants you to think. Did knowing what was going to happen sort of take the anticipation out of it? Or other things missing/not as good?
I know in general books are better than movies, but I wouldn't mind getting ahead unless it was going to ruin something I currently enjoy.


No. Having read the books I knew all of the characters and didnt have to worry about who everybody was and why so and so was trying to kill whathisname and I could just concentrate on the great production. I have heard from others that the number of characters and subplots made following the show difficult and so took away the action. It's probably lessened watching them all at once like you did.


I gotta say, at the end of episode 1 I was like "who's he Mod Editing? Is that the queen?" I wasn't even positive at the time. Having read the books in that regard would have made the show easier to watch
I think reading the books would've made keeping up with all the characters easier. I watched all 10 episodes of Season 1 in like 2 days which really helped. Had I been watching week to week I could see forgetting a lot of tertiary characters' names/roles. As it is I have nicknames for half the characters to keep them straight. It's more or less similar to this (not linking as an image, cause there's a curse word at the end).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 am

bigh0rt wrote:
bigken117 wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
No. Having read the books I knew all of the characters and didnt have to worry about who everybody was and why so and so was trying to kill whathisname and I could just concentrate on the great production. I have heard from others that the number of characters and subplots made following the show difficult and so took away the action. It's probably lessened watching them all at once like you did.


I gotta say, at the end of episode 1 I was like "who's he Mod Editing? Is that the queen?" I wasn't even positive at the time. Having read the books in that regard would have made the show easier to watch
I think reading the books would've made keeping up with all the characters easier. I watched all 10 episodes of Season 1 in like 2 days which really helped. Had I been watching week to week I could see forgetting a lot of tertiary characters' names/roles. As it is I have nicknames for half the characters to keep them straight. It's more or less similar to this (not linking as an image, cause there's a curse word at the end).



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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:53 am

Mookie4ever wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
bigken117 wrote:
I gotta say, at the end of episode 1 I was like "who's he Mod Editing? Is that the queen?" I wasn't even positive at the time. Having read the books in that regard would have made the show easier to watch
I think reading the books would've made keeping up with all the characters easier. I watched all 10 episodes of Season 1 in like 2 days which really helped. Had I been watching week to week I could see forgetting a lot of tertiary characters' names/roles. As it is I have nicknames for half the characters to keep them straight. It's more or less similar to this (not linking as an image, cause there's a curse word at the end).



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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:58 am

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