well... winter IS coming.
Yeah but they're fine with all the human deaths.
well... winter IS coming.
I watched the first episode of this show during free HBO preview week. I thought it was a good story but was turned off by the gratuitous sex. It's a little too racy for me as a TV show.
BUT I picked up the book and couldn't put it down. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through Class of Kings right now. Amazing! I'm glad to have found this series.
I find it funny that folks can handle lots of blood and gruesome stuff on their TV but heaven forbid we see a pair of boobs or some balls!
I like this show allot but does anyone think they will do a Boromir to Sean Bean. For the last guy who was Hand to the king in this series died.
As for people complaining about the animal cruelty- do those people care that the Hound murdered the butcher's boy? Killing people is fine, just leave the animals alone. Whatever
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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.
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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"I won Dungeons and Dragons! And it was advanced!!" -Pierce Hawthorne-
1. How would killing Khal Drogo's wife prevent war as opposed to starting one?
2. Why are they playing episode 7 on HBO.com tonight instead of making us wait?
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Anybody else was hoping Ned would either Cut off Jaime's hand or gut him like a fish.
I'm actually really starting to like Jaime and his attitude. I hated him when he pushed Bran, because of the things he does for love, but I'm liking his swagger around King Robert's ******* in front of him and how he felt when he heard Tyrion was taken by Cat.
So you can watch next week's episode on hbogo.com after tonight's episode, but only if your cable provider supports it. I have Time-Warner, so I have no access. Hoping it will show up on torrents later tonight though.
Best episode of the season, again.
Greatest crowning moment ever. Danys is a true dragon.
Tyrion continues to be the show stealer, showing his wits and survival skills against those idiotic female Starks and Tullys. He also drove home the point of a Lannister always paying his debts.
King Robert going hunting while drunk obviously can't end well.
Interesting of Ned to go after The Mountain and the Lannisters this directly, along with taking an interest in Joffrey's hair color.
Hopefully catch the next episode later tonight.
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Episode 7 thoughts in white text
This was even better than the previous two. Tons of events are set in motion.
-Tywin Lannister gives a speech to Jaime about the status of the Lannisters and the legacy they should leave behind, inspiring Jaime to act on behalf of the family and free Tyrion.
-Ned tells Cersei he knows about the incest. She doesn't deny it and is instead proud of it, it's the same way the Targarians have kept their blood line strong.
-Robert is in his death bed after getting mauled by a boar and appoints Ned the ruler of the realm til Joffrey is old enough to be king. Joffrey and Cersei are having none of this and orders the death of Ned and all his men. Show ends with Little Finger's blade on Ned's throat reminding him that he can't be trusted.
- One of Robert's spies tries to poison Dany, but the man is caught. Drogo now wants to go to war and give his unborn son the iron throne.
Things are really moving in fast forward now.
I just rewatched ep 5... such a great episode. Prob will rewatch 6 tomorrow and then check out the preview of 7
**SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 2 EPISODES**
I just started watching this(only the first 2 episodes so far), but I honestly don't think I can continue doing so. I want the Lannister twins & the king's son dead NOW. Since this season is probably based on the first book and I'm sure at least 1, if not all 3, of those characters are still around in the most recent book, I honestly don't think I can enjoy watching this. I can get past the incest and attemped murder of a child, but to kill an innocent animal just to make a point? I was literally seething by the end of episode 2.
Are you okay with all the humans being killed such as the butcher's boy? When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.
I almost stopped reading the books at that point... most people i know that have read them have said the same, but I'm really glad I kept reading. Some of the best books I've ever read. Just as in many origins a heart breaking death like that is part of what transforms the characters.
Really there is one death i want and i know it happens sooner or later.
Game of Thrones for Dummies - great video recaps and cliff notes of the episodes
I'm finally caught up but am really curious how Martin is able to keep this up for 7 books(or however long it's supposed to be). I think it's a really good show, but if something happens to either Tyrion or Arya, I'm out.