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    HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones

    I'm surprised there hasn't been any talk on here of this show yet. Seems right up the ally of fans here.

    This new HBO series starts in a few weeks. It is an adaptation of George R R Martins AMAZING books. I'm SO excited!!

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    Both this and Camelot look good to me, but since they are on HBO & Starz, most likely they will be full of pointless nude & sex scenes, just because they can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCreviews4628 View Post
    Both this and Camelot look good to me, but since they are on HBO & Starz, most likely they will be full of pointless nude & sex scenes, just because they can do it.
    I'm happy I'm not the only one who thinks that. Look, I have no problem with porn, but I hate when HBO tries to get as close as they can to it in a show that isn't about sex. I still watch True Blood, but I really get sick of the explicit sex scenes. It just takes me right out of the story. There's a time & place for everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patreek View Post
    This new HBO series starts in a few weeks. It is an adaptation of George R R Martins AMAZING books. I'm SO excited!!
    I've heard about it but have never read the books. Is it fantasy or just a semi-realistic medieval drama?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCreviews4628 View Post
    Both this and Camelot look good to me, but since they are on HBO & Starz, most likely they will be full of pointless nude & sex scenes, just because they can do it.
    Totally get what you are saying and most times would agree. In this instance though the source material is full of that kinda stuff and the show likely will cut a lot out. One article i read recently said it was like a modern lotr accept people get horny. Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    I'm happy I'm not the only one who thinks that. Look, I have no problem with porn, but I hate when HBO tries to get as close as they can to it in a show that isn't about sex. I still watch True Blood, but I really get sick of the explicit sex scenes. It just takes me right out of the story. There's a time & place for everything.



    I've heard about it but have never read the books. Is it fantasy or just a semi-realistic medieval drama?
    Its sorta both. Its definitely fantasy but its written like its historical fiction. Very realistic and gritty and the crazy fantasy moments are more spread out. Because of this when they happen they have a.much larger impact. Its def a magical fantasy world they are living in tho.

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    I agree about the gratuitous nature of the sex and violence, but this looks pretty awesome--particularly the costumes. I don't know the books, are these historical fiction or is it fantasy? It's kind of hard to tell so I'll have to look them up.

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    This looks pretty interesting, but since I don't have HBO it means I'll have to wait another year for it to come out on Bluray...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCreviews4628 View Post
    Both this and Camelot look good to me, but since they are on HBO & Starz, most likely they will be full of pointless nude & sex scenes, just because they can do it.
    I kinda make a difference between HBO and Starz in that respect. I would expect Camelot to be more vulgar and blunt. I didn't watch the third season of True Blood yet, but I didn't mind the sex scenes in the first two seasons. I actually thought they were very well done. But then again, I'm European...

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    otally get what you are saying and most times would agree. In this instance though the source material is full of that kinda stuff and the show likely will cut a lot out. One article i read recently said it was like a modern lotr accept people get horny. Lol
    Oooh ok, I never read the books, but if that stuff is there, it's kinda diffrent. I guess I sound like a prude lol, but like Mr. Shokoti said, it takes me out of the story.

    Haha, lotr, accept people get horny, gotta love that quote! Cool seeing Sean Bean kinda decked out like Borimir again.

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    I'm so excited for this show that I'm going to order HBO, rather than wait to Netflix the DVD's. What's more, the 5th book finally has an official release date.

    As far as the nudey stuff goes, the book does have it's fair share of sex and nudity, so the show will likely depict all of that.

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    BTW, there is a really cool iPad app out there - Ice and Fire. It's basically a weather app, but it displays weather using footage from the show where such weather occurs. Pretty cool, kinda like Weather HD only with Game of Thrones theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    I agree about the gratuitous nature of the sex and violence, but this looks pretty awesome--particularly the costumes. I don't know the books, are these historical fiction or is it fantasy? It's kind of hard to tell so I'll have to look them up.
    Fantasy but much more realistic than most fantasy. Reads like historical fiction.and then boom something crazy happens lol its great stuff!!!

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    So yesterday here in NYC (well all week long actually but i went yesterday) they had a promotional food truck where all the food served was from the Song of Ice and Fire books/hbo show. I went and had HEAD CHEESE! Which I never thought i'd have in my life... its pigs brain. It was really good, prepared by a famous chef and free?! Best promo ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patreek View Post
    I went and had HEAD CHEESE! Which I never thought i'd have in my life... its pigs brain. It was really good, prepared by a famous chef and free?! Best promo ever!
    Yechhh! Everytime I hear about headcheese, I think of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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    Here are pictures from the event.. .including the brains i ate. mmm nom nom nom









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    Dang! I refuse to eat tomatoes & green beans. I can't even imagine brains. I'd make an awful zombie.
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    I was going to start a thread on this soon, really looking forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    No I've not read the books, maybe I should check them out if I like the series but I've already got so many books on my 'to read' shelf.
    Yes definitely put them on your list. They are like crack on paper. Honestly I am not a huge "reader" but these books drew me in like none other have. Also I've noticed that people from all.walks of lofe that I know seem to really enjoy them which is odd for a book like this. Male female young old

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad2dbone View Post

    Minor spoilers ahead for those who didn't watch the preview...



    Yeah, they predictably decided to ditch focusing on the POV character and bounced around a little more instead, and the things that were different made sense, because there's no narrator and there isn't time to explain everything through dialogue, so things were changed to give us visual cues instead, such as a brief scene where Septa Mordane is praising Sansa's stitches while Arya looks forlorn, and then cut to Bran failing at archery and then Arya nails a bulls-eye. In only a minute or so, we learn a lot about Arya's character by showing her do something that didn't happen in the book (nailing the bulls-eye).

    The part that was missing Theon was when Ned lops off the deserter's head, it didn't show Theon kick it like in the book. IDK what that's about, but I guess we'll find out. Theon has been cast though, he's being played by a dude named Alfie Allen.
    Very interesting. That does seem like an odd thing to leave out..hmmm

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    OK SO THE PREMIERE IS TONIGHT!! SOO excited!! So who is all watching! I'm going to a premiere party here in nyc with a bunch of other nerds. Free jello shots every time someone dies!

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    I waited until the last minute to order HBO, and unfortunately wasn't able to order it in time, so I missed the premier.It's OK though, I ordered it today and will be able to catch one of the many repeats, so I'll be watching it tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad2dbone View Post
    I waited until the last minute to order HBO, and unfortunately wasn't able to order it in time, so I missed the premier.It's OK though, I ordered it today and will be able to catch one of the many repeats, so I'll be watching it tonight!
    If you have On Demand with your cable service, just watch that. The only reason True Blood & Dexter are the only current TV shows I'm caught up on is thanks to On Demand.
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    Not a bad premier. I'm hooked. I thought Sean Bean was great.
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    It seemed pretty good if a bit dense; I say that as someone who never got around to reading the series, so it's all new to me. It would've been nice had there been a prologue to establish some of the background that I read up after I saw it online.
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    I'm loving this show so much. Never read the books and I'm thinking about getting them (audio style) to listen too during my hours of weekend Warcraft time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad2dbone View Post
    We love violence in America, but sex is icky! Yeah, we're pretty backwards that way I'd say, and yes it's funny (almost as funny as people getting more upset over dead animals than over people).
    My take is that while I don't care one way or another about sex in a show (I just think it's gratuitous more than icky) I don't care if it has it. I'm of the proper mind that if you don't want your kids to see it, don't let them watch it. I personally wouldn't shy my kids away from violence (within reason... the difference between watching Freddy Krueger with them or Jigsaw) because violence is easy to explain away. A child can more easilly process that it's not cool to maim and murder. However, I'll steer them away from the sex, because unlike violence the sex is glorified and presented as a good thing in nearly all media. So I'll avoid my daughter becoming a Fun-Girl as much as I can. In fact, at age 10, I plan on feeding her all the sweets and goodies I can to cultivate obesity and pimples so no boy will want her unless he's a good guy. I don't know WHY Mrs. SOB doesn't agree with that idea... hmmm....

    As for the horse, I think it (like Ned and the Direwolf) served to illustrate The Mountain's character. BTW, the best part of that fight was the end, when the Hound knelt to his king, just avoiding a decapitation. Also some character shown there in him. I'm just in love with this show.
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    Of course they change something's from the books, but that scene was pretty close. There was more talk about making sure his wolf was kept outside and I'm pretty sure his wife was not there. Bring on zombie Catelyn!!!
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    Nobody's mentioning Stanis burning the leeches and saying a name after each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Is-rael View Post
    Nobody's mentioning Stanis burning the leeches and saying a name after each.
    I think maybe those guys are getting cursed?

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    Well I think this hit my wife and I harder than Neds beheading cos it was so sudden! I did get a sense of dread and that things weren't quite kosher throughout the dinner though. (I didn't recognise the song but I knew it implied impending doom) All the Frey people in the hall during Robb's apology looked a little too sullen for my liking as well...
    I think the silent credits was a great move too. Really hit the scene home.

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    If you notice each one is dying.

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