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Old 04-25-2011, 03:51 PM  
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Game of Thrones (spoiler-free zone)

A few have suggested it, might as well test the waters. The idea is to give people who haven't read the books a safe place to talk about the show.

A few quick ground rules:
  • No Spoilers!!!!! for upcoming episodes.
  • Larger Song of Ice and Fire discussion should be limited to the other thread although I think a tiny bit of book delving to fill in holes should be okay (example of this would be talking about Catelyn and her treatment of the wolves in the novel, which was alluded to on TV but never really made clear...)
  • Everything that happened that week is fair game once an episode airs. So if you don't watch on Sunday night, I'd stay outta here until you do...
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #736
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Am I the only one who thinks the second season is boring and just not very good? I was expecting so much more but I even thought tonight's episode was boring and it is looking like the season finale will be a sleeper as well.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #737
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Yes, a member of the Kingsguard. I forgot his name. In this episode he was the member of Kingsguard standing behind Joffery. Joffery told him to represent him on the battlefield, I believe, as he left the battle.
Yes. It was Mandon Moore
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #738
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Holy shit....Grand Maester Pycelle is Donovan from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Glover

...maybe I'm the only one left to pick up on that...
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #739
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George R.R. Martin wrote the episode that we watched tonight.. He should definitely do more!

Episode 10 preview is up on HBO.com

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/i...GyMQIAUKwXOA==

And Inside the Episode:

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/i...GyMQIAUKwXOA==
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #740
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #741
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Great episode. Just to note a difference from the books, Tyrion actually has the front half of his nose cut off in the book.
And the chain in the bay.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #742
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Well that fully lived up to high expectations.

Was that The National doing the Lannister song in the credits?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #743
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Well that fully lived up to high expectations.

Was that The National doing the Lannister song in the credits?
Yeap.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #744
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Also interesting is that the episode was directed by Neil Marshall who also wrote and directed The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #745
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That was some epic shit. Great episode.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #746
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Wow, Tywin saves the day for the Lannisters. What an entrance.

Good to see the Hound finally rise up against Joffrey and take Sansa with him (at least that looked like her decision).

Dick move by the bodyguard to slice Tyrion's face without warning. I suppose getting a spear through the face is enough retribution, though.

Where exactly was Stannis being pulled to in retreat there? His ships? Don't Tywin's men outnumber them on the ground?

And it looked like Davos died, but there was no confirmation on that. His son certainly took the brunt of the explosion, while he was kind of just thrown into the water. I guess we'll find that out next.

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Old 05-28-2012, 03:44 AM   #747
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If Stannis is really retreating, he might want to go find his priestess. He certainly could have used a few of those shadow assassins for that battle.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #749
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Am I the only one who thinks the second season is boring and just not very good? I was expecting so much more but I even thought tonight's episode was boring and it is looking like the season finale will be a sleeper as well.
There's always one...I'm sorry if you can't enjoy that, I really, really don't know how you can enjoy any TV show at all. There is nothing better on right now and it's not even close.
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Am I the only one who thinks the second season is boring and just not very good? I was expecting so much more but I even thought tonight's episode was boring and it is looking like the season finale will be a sleeper as well.
I was going to post the same thing.

This season is nowhere near as good as the first season. No real twists in the story at all. Almost just a bridge season from the first season.

Last night's episode was great TV but nothing crazy really happened at all (did anyone actually expect Stannis to take King's Landing?). After Ned was killed, I was under the impression that the show would be full of unexpected twists, but this season has been predictable. The preview also ruined the one interesting storyline, as it appears Sansa did not leave with The Hound.

I'd give season 1 a 9.5/10 and season 2 a 7/10.
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