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A Game of Thrones

Season is almost over. Anyone been watching? Thoughts?

Very brutal show, but very well done. I'm so glad it was brought back for a second season.
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The end of the last episode was definitely one of those "WTH" moments you do not see coming. I love the show, very good acting and a well written story. I just wish they cut out the medieval softcore porn it has in it at random times.
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Originally Posted by NiobiumTragedy View Post
Season is almost over. Anyone been watching? Thoughts?

Very brutal show, but very well done. I'm so glad it was brought back for a second season.

I got the episodes recorded on my DVR. I have only watched through episode 3 but it's an excellent series. I'm a fan of George R. R. Martin's writing so that's why I started watching.
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Originally Posted by rolotron5000 View Post
The end of the last episode was definitely one of those "WTH" moments you do not see coming. I love the show, very good acting and a well written story. I just wish they cut out the medieval softcore porn it has in it at random times.
Haha, yah, it can be a big much at times. Very awkward at times if you're watching with the wrong people.

Word is they have been discussing the filming of the second season which takes place in a city where it's the fashion to have one breast hang out and whether or not they should include it.

Tomorrow is the season finale... Kinda sad but wondering where they will take it.
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The tasteless vulgarity, the overt scumbagness of every character, and the bland cinematography just make this show nearly unwatchable.

For macho and manly brutality, I would rather watch Rome or even Spartacus. For court intrigue and softcore medieval porn I would rather watch the Tudors, that show did much more tastefully and sexy IMO.
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Originally Posted by rolotron5000 View Post
The end of the last episode was definitely one of those "WTH" moments you do not see coming. I love the show, very good acting and a well written story.
That's one of the good things about the series/books - no-one is safe, and quite some more characters will get the axe. I'm not going to spoil it though

How about the end of the season finale? I think it was done well, albeit the version in the books is slightly different. It gives me chills every time i read it.

I just wish they cut out the medieval softcore porn it has in it at random times.
The books are way more explicit, but a number of scenes have been added - mostly as an opportunity to explain certain story elements such as during the scene between Doreah and Viserys (in the bathtub), or Theon with Ros.
Having an important character talk a bit about who he is to a secondary character is a good way to include such information that was only present in the books e.g. as internal monologue. And then one of course needs a reason why that important character would talk about all these things to another unimportant one. Trying to hook up or show off gives taht reason.

I'm not saying that it couldn't have been done another way, but i think it was done in a way that appeared plausible, without affecting the rest of the story.



By the way:
Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn in Tudors) has been cast as Margaery Tyrell for the second season.
'Tudors' star joins 'Game of Thrones' cast -- EXCLUSIVE | Inside TV | EW.com
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"The tasteless vulgarity...."

I had a problem with this as well. We all realize the reality of vulgarity in any world setting, but the show simply went to far with it, espceially when combined with the pointless soft-core scenes.
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Originally Posted by Gawron View Post
Posted by Xenocide:

"The tasteless vulgarity...."

I had a problem with this as well. We all realize the reality of vulgarity in any world setting, but the show simply went to far with it, espceially when combined with the pointless soft-core scenes.
I agree. I think the story would have been just as good, if not better if it was toned down.
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I disagree, while some of the scenes were indeed very vulgar, it kept with the whole reality situation, though I do think some of the scenes could have indeed been shorter. Half the scenes were to make you as disgusted with the characters as possible, and it worked.
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