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Title: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on February 13, 2009, 09:43:55 am
HBO has greenlit a pilot for Game of Thrones- it looks like the pilot script has been leaked which I got the link for. Its great to see more fantasy stuff on the small screen and I cant wait to see this!

http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/02/full-pilot-script-leaked.html
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talisman Maker on February 16, 2009, 11:24:25 am
I cannot imagine Thrones being a movie.  Not that there's much need for CGI or anything, I just can't picture it.  The multiple layers of plots, the HUGE cast, I worry that they won't be able to get all that information on the screen.  They would have to cull off major sections, tearing apart the story, plot, and scores of characters. 

as much as I'd like to see it, I just don't think they could do it justice.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on February 16, 2009, 11:29:45 am
I don't think they're planning a movie for Game of Thrones - I was under the distinct impression it's supposed to be a series.  I could be wrong, though...
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on February 16, 2009, 12:52:57 pm
It is - I think each book is going to be a season that is what I understand how HBO and Martin and the producers are going to approach it. A bit like True Blood although that looks like it will deviate from the books but keep key characters and plots.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on February 16, 2009, 01:14:35 pm
Thanks, Has, that's consistent with what I remembered my spouse saying.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on May 06, 2009, 05:52:18 am
More info and casting on the pilot for Thrones!
I am getting really psyched about this project and I hope HBO really supports this series- it sounds like its going to be EPIC!

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/34880079.html
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on May 06, 2009, 07:14:32 am
Oh, wow, he looks perfect for the part...
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talisman Maker on May 06, 2009, 09:02:47 am
OK, it's been YEARS since I read them, but isn't Tyrion supposed to be blond?  Like his sibs. 
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on May 06, 2009, 01:56:38 pm
For some reason, I remember him having dark hair, but it doesn't matter - that's what chemistry is for, to change hair color.  (Okay, I guess it does have a FEW other uses, too.)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on May 06, 2009, 10:28:46 pm
I only read part of the first book.  Is this character the  bastard half sib?  The one who got the albino direwolf cub?  That would explain darker hair.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talisman Maker on May 07, 2009, 03:41:12 am
nope, wrong family.  This is the dwarf brother of the the Lancasters.  They're the bad ones who take over the kingdom. 
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on May 07, 2009, 03:35:51 pm
Ah, I didn't get that far.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Pfefferminztee on July 01, 2009, 12:36:47 pm
I think he fits perfectly. :>
Still instead of plannign a TV series it would be nice if Martin could continue his writings. I am waiting soo long for the next installment, I've already forgotton half of everything.
Title: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 15, 2011, 08:01:45 pm
Winter Is Coming. Coming this weekend. ;)

HBO is airing the first episode of Game of Thrones. If you haven't heard about it, it's based on the George RR Martin epic series A Story of Fire and Ice.

You can view the trailer here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ixEWrTLiZg&feature=related).

I'll be watching. Can't resist the epic fantasy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Piper on April 15, 2011, 08:03:05 pm
I can't wait either!!!! bOuNcY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 15, 2011, 08:09:44 pm
Yay, Piper! Another show we can talk about!  >D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Piper on April 15, 2011, 08:15:57 pm
I know!! I'm so excited!! Love it!! Come over kbai!!! ;)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 16, 2011, 07:54:51 am
I'll be there for dinner on Sunday! ;)

I've seen the behind the scenes shows and I just love the look of it. I
can't wait to see the direwolves!

Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Piper on April 16, 2011, 08:21:14 am
Excellent!  :)

I know! Anything I can watch on it I do!!! Thank gawd we are on the same time zone!!!!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 16, 2011, 10:38:37 am
Oooo! I will watch too! Need to check for time!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 16, 2011, 12:24:52 pm
 Great! I can't wait to talk to you guys about it!!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on April 17, 2011, 08:02:49 am
:( It is even starting here! On a network I do not have access to.  Grumble.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Piper on April 17, 2011, 05:10:52 pm
Elle!!! I haz East coast HBO!!! It's on!!!  bOuNcY

O....M......G!!!! I so wish you were here with me!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 17, 2011, 07:20:38 pm
I enjoyed the first episode.  My dad watched it with me and he enjoyed it, too -- but honestly, I think he was just enamored of all the naked boobs and butts.   :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 17, 2011, 08:55:05 pm
Piper! I wish I could have been there too! :D

I liked it as well. Gorgeous locations. I hear it was filmed in Ireland and Malta.

Nifty, I had to laugh. There was a lot of boobs flying around.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 06:31:09 am
As soon as the first boobie appeared, my dad was all, "Hmmmm....I think I'm gonna like this show!"  Ha!

I did enjoy the epsiode, but I was also glad that I'd watched all the little "Making Of" episodes that HBO had done, because I haven't read the books and all those little episodes helped to familiarize me with the cast.  My dad did ask a few "Who are they?" questions, so obviously he was stumped a time or two. 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on April 18, 2011, 06:33:26 am
Hmm, I whined too soon. It does not air here until the beginning of may 9) Might be that I can download episodes to watch from my parabol provider. Will have to see. It looks good.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on April 18, 2011, 10:09:12 am
Its going to air tonight!!!! Can't wait :D So glad that Sky has agreed to show it close to the US airdate.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 18, 2011, 11:24:34 am
I was surprised at just how much information we got in an hour. It really set up the characters, for me the only one that really suffered was Rob Stark although we can see a sort of antagonism between him and Joffrey develop.

I'm a fan of Sean Bean and thought he was great as Ned Stark.

I've been looking forward to this for a while. Sad that there's only 10 episodes!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 12:22:50 pm
I was surprised at just how much information we got in an hour. It really set up the characters, for me the only one that really suffered was Rob Stark although we can see a sort of antagonism between him and Joffrey develop.

Which one was Joffrey?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 18, 2011, 12:23:55 pm
He's the prince. The blond one that Ned's daughter is gaga over.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 12:32:29 pm
He's the prince. The blond one that Ned's daughter is gaga over.

Oh, yeah. 

I was gaga over the little wolf puppies.  We were sitting there watching with our own wolf puppies (Bandit and Zoey), and everytime
the direwolf pups were on-screen, I had to coo.  So cute!  They looked too pale to be real wolf puppies, but too large to be Siberian
pups.  Maybe they were a mix.  But they were adorable -- all bony hips and long legs and big, satellite-dish ears.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cerulean on April 18, 2011, 01:15:52 pm
I want to watch this so much, but I don't get HBO. If DH and I were actually able to live in the same city (sigh), I would definitely get HBO just to watch this and True Blood.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 18, 2011, 01:26:07 pm
Nifty, I was watching one of the making of specials. The dog breed they're using is called Northern Inuit. I guess they're breed to look like wolves. I've never heard of them before this, but they are gorgeous and the puppies were adorable!

Cerulean, hopefully you can catch it on DVD later!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 01:45:19 pm
Nifty, I was watching one of the making of specials. The dog breed they're using is called Northern Inuit. I guess they're breed to look like wolves. I've never heard of them before this, but they are gorgeous and the puppies were adorable!

Elle, thanks!  Good info.  http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/northerninuitdog.htm

They definitely have a spitz-look, but it's also easy to see that they are definitely more wolf-like in appearance than Sibes and Mals.  They're bigger, for one thing.  Male Sibes are supposed to max out at 23" tall at the shoulder.  (Bandit is taller and longer than the typical Sibe, about 25” at the shoulder, but his overall proportions are such that he still looks like a Siberian…as opposed to these Inuit dogs.  Because he is so tall and long compared to other Sibes – which are technically a “medium-size” dog – people often ask if he’s a Malamute, but of course he lacks the heft/bulk of the Mals.  AND he has blue eyes, which isn’t “allowed” in the Malamute breed.)  These Inuit dogs definitely have a long, rangy body type, FAR moreso than their Sibe cousins.   The ears are different, too:  larger and taller and more triangular than Sibe ears.  I'd bet the ears and the ranginess comes from the GSD influence.

Breed-wise, this could be an interesting combination of characteristics.  Sibes are good-natured and friendly and not particularly fearful of strangers, although they can be aloof.  But they have NO protective instincts.  They’re not guard-dogs.  On the other hand, the Inuit dog, since they have GSD in the genepool, would be guardy, I would imagine…but I would also imagine that guardy-ness would be tempered by the Sibe’s non-guardy-ness.  That could be a nice combination.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 18, 2011, 03:46:21 pm
I love it! I am going to watch it again tonight! I need to straighten out the characters a bit more and I was too tired to watch it more than once last night.  Only 10 episodes does that mean multiple seasons like True Blood?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 03:59:14 pm
I love it! I am going to watch it again tonight! I need to straighten out the characters a bit more and I was too tired to watch it more than once last night.  Only 10 episodes does that mean multiple seasons like True Blood?

CK, my understanding -- which could be wrong -- is that they aim to do one season per book.  I don't know how they plan to swing that, considering that only 4 (?) of the books are out right now.  (I think the 5th is due out this summer.)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 18, 2011, 04:05:46 pm
Only four maybe I will add them to my TBR pile so I can critique it better... :P 9) (Like I wouldn't buy them anyway   ;D)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 18, 2011, 04:08:57 pm
Only four maybe I will add them to my TBR pile so I can critique it better

The books are about 1000 pages each.   :P :)  Think:  a fantasy version of the Outlander series.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 18, 2011, 04:15:19 pm
ouch,but that won't stop me  LOL
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on April 18, 2011, 04:29:40 pm
Just watched the first ep!  Totally agree they did so much in that hour  - The production values was fantastic. Really felt epic! And I loved the direwolves too. They were so cute!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Cerulean on April 19, 2011, 09:35:39 am
I'll catch it on DVD when it comes out. I heard they're already making plans for a second season. And that they're planning on staying very close to the source material (unlike True Blood).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on April 19, 2011, 12:37:31 pm
Well, I thought the first episode of A Game of Thrones was very true to the book.  And HBO announced this morning that they've picked up a second season. :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 19, 2011, 05:17:54 pm
Awesome News  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 20, 2011, 09:12:50 am
I was worried we wouldn't see a second season. I'm glad we'll see more. Can't wait for Sunday!  >D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on April 20, 2011, 11:00:43 am
<sigh> I wish I had HBO.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on April 20, 2011, 11:21:50 am
It should be available in DVD soon after *HUGS* I am glad that GOT is available on basic cable package here in the UK.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2011, 11:25:52 am
<sigh> I wish I had HBO.

...if you want, I can PM you a site or two where you could watch it....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Gerd D. on April 20, 2011, 02:40:20 pm
Well, this being from HBO ... how bad is the sex?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Has on April 20, 2011, 03:49:04 pm
 I think True Blood was more explicit but the sex here is more darker and it does feature incest and rape too and they feature in the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on April 21, 2011, 09:49:13 am
It should be available in DVD soon after *HUGS* I am glad that GOT is available on basic cable package here in the UK.
That is the thought that sustains me, Has.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 24, 2011, 08:10:29 pm
Great episode tonight. Catelyn really hates Jon doesn't she? That's pretty hard to watch and it was upsetting when he had to say goodbye to his family when he went to the wall.

The Prince, grrr.

Well done, Daenerys.  >D

Great ending with this one as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 25, 2011, 06:42:47 am
Catelyn was very upsetting to watch.  I have to say, though, that for all the hatred she obviously fees for Jon, it seems obvious that she tries to keep it mostly between the two of them.  The other kids all have very good relationships with Jon, and if Catelyn had waged a lifelong campaign of trying to discourage that bond/closeness, she probably would have succeeded.  She is the mother, after all.  So, much as I am loath to give her credit for anything, I feel that I really must.  It’s a shame, though, that she takes Ned’s betrayal out on JON.  Ned is the one who cheated on her, but she seems to have forgiven him for that. 

Cersei Lannister…boy!  That’s an evil woman!  I was fuming when she manipulated that last scene and the killing of the wolf pup .  And she stood there so smug.  I had to hide my eyes at that last scene when Ned went out to do the Queen’s bidding.  Broke my heart.  (Why is it that I can watch shows and see people injured and murdered in the most graphic ways, but I can’t watch similar injury to animals?)

After the scene with Daenerys and Drago, my father, who was watching the episode with me, said, “All hail the power of the p***y.” 
Ha! 9) :P LOL
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 25, 2011, 09:54:28 am
Nifty, your dad cracks me up.  LOL

I totally agree with what you said about Cersei, she is evil. Robert is useless.

About Catelyn and Jon. I can't help but feel that it was in spite of her that Jon was able to forge a good relationship with his siblings. He has support from Ned but I noticed during the confrontation that he didn't take sides. Interesting. I think the fact that Jon loves and is loved by his siblings is more a credit to him than to Catelyn.

Also, about his parentage:

When Ned was all, you're a Stark, you have my blood. I can't help but feel that Ned is Jon's uncle and not his father. I think he's either the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen or the child of Benjen who being of the Wall isn't allowed to father children. I'm leaning more towards him being the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on April 25, 2011, 10:13:30 am
Also, about his parentage:

When Ned was all, you're a Stark, you have my blood. I can't help but feel that Ned is Jon's uncle and not his father. I think he's either the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen or the child of Benjen who being of the Wall isn't allowed to father children. I'm leaning more towards him being the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar

I think it would be a neat idea if true. But that explanation would have stopped damage to Ned's marriage. Even if it was a secret between Ned and his wife. And under the circumstances at the time (rebellion under a Mad king) would have been understood and maybe even accepted.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 25, 2011, 10:18:39 am
Is he dark-haired in the books, too?  The Targarens (sp?) are all so extraordinarily fair.  And in last night’s episode, Robert and Ned were talking about the women with whom they dallied 20 years before when they were at war, and Robert named a certain woman as Jon’s mother.  I couldn’t make out the name.

When the men become part of the Black Watch – or is it Night Watch? -- do they take a vow of celibacy?  I know that they can’t marry and therefore can’t really have a family, and I know that they pretty much eat/sleep/drink/breathe the Wall, so that would make it difficul for them to step out for a little female companionship.  But does their commitment to Wall prohibit sexual relations?  (Which begs the obvious question:  if they can’t step out for a little female companionship, do they turn to each other for sexual release?)

My understanding – from nosing around at message boards, etc. – is that the identity of Jon’s mother has not yet been revealed in the books.  And I think Jon and Ned both die sometime in books 1-4, correct?  So maybe we’ll never know.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 25, 2011, 10:19:24 am
Sadly enough, if Jon's parents were Lyanna and Rhaegar I don't think Ned could feel he could trust Catelyn with the secret. Her first fiance and Ned's brother Brandon was killed by the mad king when he went to rescue Lyanna so maybe he felt she would take revenge through the child? Hard to say. Really all just speculation though since it's now my pet theory for Jon.

I also meant to say how much I am loving Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. He is fantastic.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on April 25, 2011, 10:22:39 am
Nifty, about Jon and Ned.

Jon doesn't die, it's Robb the elder legitimate brother that's killed.

About the coloring.

you're right about the coloring being strong but the north coloring runs true as well. I'm curious to see what happens eventually.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on April 25, 2011, 10:26:23 am
I don't have T.V. here so I can't watch anything but the YouTube spots. I only read the first book so I'm not certain I can comment much on the eventual outcome of the story. Peter Dinklage seems to be doing a good job from the YouTube spots.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on April 26, 2011, 12:41:04 pm
<sigh> I wish I had HBO.

...if you want, I can PM you a site or two where you could watch it....

Rob, that would be fantastic!  I will buy you a case of honey sticks!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on May 01, 2011, 09:15:40 am
Forgive me but, I just watched the 1st and 2nd episodes. They were brilliant. But was the Queen and her brother um......doing the deed? I'm a bit confused.  :-[


And why is Ned's wife so mean to his son? 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on May 01, 2011, 09:32:56 am
And why is Ned's wife so mean to his son?

His "natural" son born outside their marriage.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on May 01, 2011, 09:33:38 am
Yes
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on May 01, 2011, 09:34:10 am
That is why she is mean to him!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on May 01, 2011, 09:36:31 am
Oh, gotcha. Thank you.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on May 01, 2011, 09:50:59 am
Siren,

Yes, the queen and her twin brother were definitely doing the deed. Which is why Bran got thrown off the tower since he saw them.

New ep tonight!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on May 01, 2011, 09:56:03 am
Thank you.  Eeeeew.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on May 01, 2011, 09:57:28 am
Ha! I know, definitely off for sure.

(http://members.shaw.ca/jheller/grouphug.gif)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on May 01, 2011, 09:59:04 am
By a lot!!!! But I love the show!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on May 01, 2011, 10:00:33 am
There are many precedents for sibling royalty marriages. Egypt is the one most people know. :-whistle
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on May 01, 2011, 10:01:50 am
Definitely, actually in the books I think the Targaryens have a history of sibling marriages as well.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on May 01, 2011, 10:03:02 am
The former Royal family with the dragon symbol definitely had sibling marriages.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Pfefferminztee on May 02, 2011, 09:31:18 am
The casting for this show is so wonderful!   bOuNcY
Only exception is imho John Snow. I imagined him to have a more angular face...he looks like a playboy. :/ But the rest fit the descriptions in the books so brilliantly! I can't wait for the next ep.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on May 03, 2011, 09:10:52 am
That was a good episode. Tyrion continues to rock it.

I'm sad that the Targaryen storyline is getting so shortchanged but I'm still enjoying it a lot!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Piper on May 09, 2011, 07:34:47 pm
Just watched Sunday's episode......totally agree, Elle! Love this show!!!!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on May 15, 2011, 11:57:34 am
This just gets better and better!  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on May 18, 2011, 06:28:45 pm
That last episode! Wow.  ;D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones
Post by: Pfefferminztee on May 19, 2011, 10:46:46 am
The horse decapitation was totally scary and so well done! The whole fight was very icool and very emotional, but in a subtle way, therefore even more impressive. Brilliant cast. Brilliant screenplay. I love this series.  :-LOVE
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talyn on June 02, 2011, 08:22:41 pm
I have been watching this series like a hawk, got hooked on the 4th episode. The production quality is awesome, the acting is awesome and... I have no words. The show has restored my faith that TV can be good after that train wreck of Stargate: Universe.

They already greenlighted the second season as well... the day after the first episode aired.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 02, 2011, 08:39:16 pm
It is an excellent show! Khal Drogo was rocking in the last ep. Oh Ned, things do not look good for you, my friend.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ElefiNecol on June 03, 2011, 05:56:19 am
I really need to find a way to watch this. Sounds and looks fantastic!  Haven't been able to read the books yet either though.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on June 03, 2011, 06:11:06 am
It is an excellent show! Khal Drogo was rocking in the last ep. Oh Ned, things do not look good for you, my friend.

My boss is watching this, too, and the other day I asked her if she'd watched Sunday's episode.  She had, but she had lots of questions.  (I get the feeling that she watches while she does other stuff – which means she’s probably not absorbing a lot of the show.)  So she was asking me questions and I was answering but when I’d mention a character’s name she’d be all, “Who?”  (*sigh*)  So I started illustrating my answers with hand gestures.  Every time I mentioned Drogo, I’d trace my fingers above my eyebrows in sharp, inverted Vs.  (You know how Drogo has those dark, sharp eyebrows.)  And every time I mentioned Dany, I’d cup my hand under my belly to suggest pregnancy.  Tyrion got a flat hand held palm down by my waist (to indicate his short stature).  Tywin had me holding the air with one hand and hacking at it with the other – pantomiming how he was skinning the boar.  Cersei had me running my hand down my hair as if I had waist-length hair.  For Lyssa, I circled my finger in front of my right boob.

The funny part was that I didn’t even realize I was doing this until my boss started laughing and pointed it out.

Game of Thrones – the charades version!!  :D


Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 03, 2011, 06:14:04 am
 LOL

OMG. That is so funny. I may try that the next time I'm having coffee with my friends and talking about the show. I'll see if they notice!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talyn on June 03, 2011, 09:27:48 am
Yep, Ned is in a rather bad situation. Though I am still trying to figure out what game Littlefinger is playing at...
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 06, 2011, 06:24:51 am
This show is just getting more and more intense! There are only 2 more episodes!! :(
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on June 06, 2011, 02:49:13 pm
I know, good thing we'll have True Blood between seasons!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on June 07, 2011, 12:42:00 am
No sign of it being for sale on dvd yet :(
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 07, 2011, 06:18:25 am
How awesome was Syrio?? I loved Arya running through the halls chanting "not today, not today, not today" she's fabulous.

Varg, I found this comment from HBO's co-president Richard Pleper regarding the first season DVD release. Looks like a bit of a wait!  :(

Quote
Plepler also asserted that while official talks have not been held, the current plan is to release Game of Thrones' first season on TV either "immediately before, or immediately after" the second season starts.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on June 07, 2011, 09:29:32 am
Thanks Elle. :(
I have been checking this as I do not want to spend another 300 NKR a month just for one series, which is what it would cost me.
Hmm, maybe it will end up running on a station I have, before the release of season 1 on dvd. ???
As I understand it it will be a while until season 2 airs?
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 13, 2011, 05:08:32 am
Ugh. That was a rather brutal episode both for the Starks and the Khal&Khaleesi.  :(
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on June 13, 2011, 05:43:14 am
Ugh. That was a rather brutal episode both for the Starks and the Khal&Khaleesi.  :(

I want to see Dany emerge from the fire with her dragons and have all the horselords swear allegiance to her.  I was all "you go girl!" when you told that horselord that she has never been "nothing," that she is a daughter of the dragons. 

I have no idea where Martin is going with her character over the course of the series -- and I know that there are still 2 books unwritten? -- but I'm secretly hoping that Dany will reclaim the throne.  Of course, based on what I've seen/read, that probably means that she'll be killed off just when things start looking really good for her.  (I'm a little afraid to start reading the series because I tend to get invested in characters, and I'm afraid that I will start rooting for characters and then be seriously bummed with Martin starts killing all my faves.  Which, I understand, he does regularly.)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on June 13, 2011, 03:47:41 pm
Kali better not die! >:( I love him and Dany! And Stark dying! OMG this is so intense!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talyn on June 16, 2011, 10:19:37 am
I just hope we get a big battle scene this season. There is only one so far in the books, but there has been none in the TV show...

Oh well, still completely hooked on this!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 20, 2011, 11:02:32 am
The finale was SOOOOOO good! It does what a good finale does, whets your appetite for the next season. I cannot wait to see what happens next with these characters and the situations that they are facing.

Who doesn't love baby dragons!!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on June 20, 2011, 02:29:43 pm
JOFFREY SUCKS
I hate him!
He needs to die!!


That is all.  Thank you.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 20, 2011, 02:33:36 pm
Isn't he horrible??! But he inspired the best line out of Sansa in this whole series. I loved the look she gave him after the delivery. Nice one, Sansa!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on June 20, 2011, 02:36:19 pm
Needs to die slowly and painfully. Preferably by Sansa.  >D  Or Dragon bait? Bet those babies are hungry
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on June 21, 2011, 07:55:16 am
I loved the scene with Robb and Catelyn in the woods. So lovely and when the men of the north declared Robb their king. That was intense. Next season is gonna be good!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on June 25, 2011, 06:17:22 am
Ok. I just discovered that there are episode available to me online via my parabol provider. But there seems to be a time limit, episodes 3-5 is available now.So I seem to have missed the first two.  :-' I wanted to start at the beginning. 
Will I be able to make sense of it starting with episode 3?
I am wondering wether to watch on computer or wait for dvd-release which is very far off, if I understand correctly.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on June 25, 2011, 06:20:47 am
Ok. I just discovered that there are episode available to me online via my parabol provider. But there seems to be a time limit, episodes 3-5 is available now.So I seem to have missed the first two.  :-' I wanted to start at the beginning. 
Will I be able to make sense of it starting with episode 3?
I am wondering wether to watch on computer or wait for dvd-release which is very far off, if I understand correctly.

I think you'd catch on fairly quickly, but you'd miss a LOT of stuff that happens/plays a role in the larger storyline.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on June 25, 2011, 06:23:44 am
Oh. Grumble. Will need to think a bit. There is the question of instant gratification versus bigger enjoyment of the overall story.... Hmmm
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs45/f/2009/128/5/6/_flowerponder__by_Helen_Baq.gif)


Is moot just now anyway, as they are having server problems and I was kicked off and can't log on again for a while.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Talyn on June 26, 2011, 11:33:07 am
Well, the second season is being filmed but we won't see until Spring of next year. :-\

I might have to read all the books to keep getting my fix.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Siren on June 26, 2011, 12:24:09 pm
That sounds like a good idea, Talyn. I think, I shall do the same.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Elle on July 03, 2011, 05:50:16 pm
This is the best flowchart ever:

Illustrated Guide to Houses & Character Relationships (http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll4y2gSQMU1qdcuayo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1309823923&Signature=W3CVWCYymNuCsFS7CSPjB%2B2p%2FuI%3D)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on July 03, 2011, 05:52:27 pm
I am going to print that as a reference for next season.  ;D LOL
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on August 09, 2011, 03:01:43 pm
(http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/demotivational-posters-arya-stark.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on August 10, 2011, 09:56:58 am
 LOL LOL LOL
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on August 19, 2011, 04:58:24 pm
Love it!  LOL LOL
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on September 17, 2011, 01:32:05 pm
I get to see it and start with episode one! Tomorrow there is a marathon of episodes starting with the first at 2pm. :D  Hopefully my expectations will not have been turned up too high. :)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on September 17, 2011, 02:13:50 pm
you will love it Varg! :)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on September 19, 2011, 02:27:05 am
"Peter Dinklage's widely acclaimed performance as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones won him Outstanding Supporting Actor." http://scifi.about.com/b/2011/09/19/dinklage-wins-emmy-for-thrones.htm
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on September 19, 2011, 09:13:20 am
Woot! bOuNcY
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Varg on September 19, 2011, 10:34:03 am
:D
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on February 01, 2012, 03:54:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOzXsqoJhtE&feature=g-logo&context=G2349d9fFOAAAAAAAFAA
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Janilee on March 29, 2012, 11:32:41 pm
Article on accents on the fantasy realm using Game of Thrones as an Example. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17554816
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: gryphon340 on March 30, 2012, 10:35:55 am
Sunday it begins again
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: gryphon340 on April 01, 2012, 01:06:00 pm
Are there any good and honorable characters in this show?
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on April 01, 2012, 01:07:24 pm
Are there any good and honorable characters in this show?
*giggle*
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: CarolKat on April 01, 2012, 01:19:28 pm
Ummmm....I don't think so.  ;D LOL LOL Can't wait for the new episode tonight!  There goes my early to bed thing.  9)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Nifty on April 01, 2012, 04:28:31 pm
So far, Dany has struck me as good and honorable, along with Ser Jorah.  So has Arya.  I also think Tyrion is both good and honorable.  There are a few others.  But I do like that most of the characters are shades of gray.  Some are a darker gray than others, but I do like that they're not one-note.  (For instance, I also watch the series Once Upon a Time, and the Evil Queen is really getting on my nerves because she's just so unrelentingly one-note.)

*glance at the clock*  Only 30 more mins!!
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Cerulean on April 02, 2012, 10:07:19 am
We got Season one on DVD last weekend and watched the first episode!! Finally :)
I do know many of the spoilers, but I think I'll still be good. I just know some of the major ones, not the minor ones.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: gryphon340 on April 02, 2012, 01:10:49 pm
The peasants need to revolet.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: kimluvs2read on April 11, 2012, 08:21:23 am
LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! I am so addicted! But I won't read the books until after each season is done. I don't want to spend the whole time watching the show comparing it to the books.

YES JOEFFRY MUST DIE! And yes it needs to Sansa! And so loved when she finally stood up to him.

Most of the Starks seem pretty hardcore on the White side of the scale, where as there doesn't seem to as many characters firmly on the Black other than Joeffry.

Loved the Dragons!

Season 2 has been great so far too, just have to make sure I have plenty of fast forward time, since my teenage kids are watching it with me! Awkward!  ??? :o ;)
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: mtomni on May 07, 2012, 08:00:35 pm
Can someone help me understand one scene in the show?  The young boy who was thrown out of the window is dreaming, I think.  Suddenly, the wolf is standing on his bed looking down at him and in the next scene, there is a man in the doorway and the wolf is gone.

Was he dreaming?  Or not?

He also thinks he's becoming the wolf.  Is this possible?
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Cerulean on May 28, 2012, 01:15:59 pm
Can someone help me understand one scene in the show?  The young boy who was thrown out of the window is dreaming, I think.  Suddenly, the wolf is standing on his bed looking down at him and in the next scene, there is a man in the doorway and the wolf is gone.

Was he dreaming?  Or not?

He also thinks he's becoming the wolf.  Is this possible?

I'm sure there are people who know more than I do, as I've not read the books, but it looks to me as if Bran - and possibly his little brother - are able to have "true" dreams of the future through the eyes of their wolves. I suspect there's more to it than that, given the presence of the three-eyed raven that the female wilding (can't remember her name either) reacts to that image. The white-haired maester who's been teaching the boys says that such things were legends and stories in the old days, but he dismisses them as "fairy tales", essentially. I don't know anything about him becoming the wolf, but that's a possibility, too.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: mtomni on May 29, 2012, 07:34:20 pm
Thanks for your insight.  I suppose if I had read the books, it would make sense.  Maybe I'll read them someday.  Or not.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Kyria on June 11, 2012, 05:04:12 pm
Downloaded the first couple of episodes on iTunes.  There's an awful lot more nudity than I expected. 
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: ppbwashu on June 14, 2012, 12:06:54 pm
I've only seen the first two episodes (so far, lack of opportunity since we don't have HBO), and it had about as much nudity as I expected.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Kyria on June 14, 2012, 04:22:12 pm
The first full-frontal-male caught me off guard. 
But admittedly... I didn't really check the rating before I started watching.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Cerulean on June 15, 2012, 12:09:09 pm
Here's an answer: Director explains the perverted reasons for all the nudity in Game of Thrones (http://blastr.com/2012/06/director-explains-the-per.php)

The comments are hilarious.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Kyria on June 15, 2012, 07:14:18 pm
In the case of this show I have to say I'm on the fence as to whether I think "whatever" or "seriously, now that's just way too much" when it comes to nudity.

On the one hand... sex happens.  naked happens.  As long as you're not trying to get me to participate and I have the option to shut off the TV should I decide it goes overboard... I really don't care one way or the other. 
But, I was raised relatively conservatively.  I mean, not super-conservative "don't ever watch anything that so much as shows a boob!" but in a "there is an age at which this is appropriate, and when you reach that age you may watch it" sort of way.  Certain plots require a certain amount of sex, nudity, cursing, violence, etc. and when well chosen/directed/arranged/done, no problem.

However, there comes a point when a show or movie or whatever shifts over to "OK, now we're losing the plot in favor of just showing people naked" (or gratuitous, overdone violence; cussing every other word; whatever).  While I appreciate that sex is a driving force in this storyline... there have been a few times when I've thought, "couldn't they have said this with just as much impact... with clothes? Or at least without showing quite so much skin?"

 And, I'd really hate to get to a point where I feel that the sex/nudity is getting in the way of an otherwise good show, and that I don't want to watch it anymore. 
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: White roses on June 15, 2012, 09:23:39 pm
I agree, if its part of the story then i'm okay with the nudity, sex scenes etc but if its just to get the ratings up and to keep peoples attention away from the fact that the story line is weak i 'll pass.
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on May 12, 2019, 08:25:00 am
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Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Kyria on May 14, 2019, 07:49:23 pm
https://entertainment.ie/tv/tv-news/game-of-thrones-monty-python-mash-up-401553/
#1 best response stolen from a friend on Facebook:

"Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode when Jon has to fetch a shrubbery."
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: pondhawk on May 15, 2019, 07:06:53 am
 LOL
Title: Re: HBO's George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Post by: Patti L. on May 19, 2019, 11:19:14 am
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