Game of Thrones (TV) - US Pace - NO BOOK DISCUSSION (that means NO BOOK DISCUSSION)

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by Fargo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:36 pm



Summers span decades, winters can last a lifetime, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.

Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the 'Game of Thrones.'

A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming soon to Sky Atlantic HD.


http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/game-of-thrones-new-trailer

Anyone else looking forward to this ?

"No book chatter please this is just to discuss the TV Show"

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Please ensure that all specific plot details are spoilered before the UK airtime (currently Monday night, 9pm) in order to keep the topic safe for normal watchers. Once the episode has aired, feel free to discuss TV plot details freely but bear in mind this is a Book-discussion-free thread.

This is a TV-pace thread. There can be future plot/character speculation from people who haven't read the books and explanations of what has changed between the books and the series from those who have read the books, ONLY WHEN SUCH EXPLANATIONS DO NOT HINT AT FUTURE EVENTS BUT SIMPLY PUT THE TV INTERPRETATION FROM AN AIRED EPISODE IN CONTEXT.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones
by Preezy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:37 pm

Yep, I can't wait for this to start! :mrgreen:

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by Dolph Wiggler » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:38 pm

I'm counting down the days, should be amazing. :wub:

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by Captain Kinopio » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:46 pm

Good to see some fantasy on tv with some cash behind it. It's got all the makings of a top notch tv show I just hope the writing doesn't become an after thought.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones
by Fargo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Never read the books it's based on but I've heard great thinks about the story from a friend at work. Plus with HBO involved the production values should be fantastic.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones
by Preezy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Sean Bean = win

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by Nathanbrains » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:53 pm

Read all the books (that have been published so far) and they're fantastic - although incredibly complex at times! Really looking forward to it and it'll be interesting to see how closely it follows the books. If it's similar, expect a lot of twists.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones
by BID0 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:59 pm

Sean Bean is awesome :mrgreen: he looks like my Dad

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by NBK » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:59 pm

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this. I've read the first 3 books (4 if you count the both parts of 2) and am really interested to see how it pans out. They certainly seem to have the look right, from what I can see in the trailer anyway. Can't wait to see what they're going to do with certain characters.

As Nathanbrains says, the books are complex so I hope I can keep up with it week on week.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:05 pm

Started reading the first book a few days ago. Really good so far, though I've not gotten too far yet. Just got the bit where
Bran gets shoved from the tower by the Queen and some dude (don't know who yet)


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by aayl1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:01 am

I've read all the books too, and I can tell you that if the series follows them faithfully (within reason) - and by all accounts it does - we are in for a treat.

Really looking forward to peoples' reactions that havn't read the book. This isn't your common or garden fantasy. I'd say it's more like The Sopranos than Lord of the Rings.

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by aayl1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:03 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Started reading the first book a few days ago. Really good so far, though I've not gotten too far yet. Just got the bit where
Bran gets shoved from the tower by the Queen and some dude (don't know who yet)


Much intrigue!


Also, with regards to this (no future book spoilers, just being careful - try to finish the book before the show starts, because they're going to reveal who the man is at the end of the first episode, I believe. Anyway, I was pretty shocked when it was revealed, and don't want you to miss out on this!

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by HSH28 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:25 am

aaronayl1 wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Started reading the first book a few days ago. Really good so far, though I've not gotten too far yet. Just got the bit where
Bran gets shoved from the tower by the Queen and some dude (don't know who yet)


Much intrigue!


Also, with regards to this (no future book spoilers, just being careful - try to finish the book before the show starts, because they're going to reveal who the man is at the end of the first episode, I believe. Anyway, I was pretty shocked when it was revealed, and don't want you to miss out on this!


I thought it was obvious who it was when I read it.

EDIT - Yep, it clearly tells you twice who he is.

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by aayl1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:59 am

HSH28 wrote:
aaronayl1 wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Started reading the first book a few days ago. Really good so far, though I've not gotten too far yet. Just got the bit where
Bran gets shoved from the tower by the Queen and some dude (don't know who yet)


Much intrigue!


Also, with regards to this (no future book spoilers, just being careful - try to finish the book before the show starts, because they're going to reveal who the man is at the end of the first episode, I believe. Anyway, I was pretty shocked when it was revealed, and don't want you to miss out on this!


I thought it was obvious who it was when I read it.

EDIT - Yep, it clearly tells you twice who he is.


It doesn't clearly tell you, no. It gives a slight description which, being one of the opening chapters of the book and you not being familiar with the characters at all, means you'll very easily miss who it is. As I did.

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by andretmzt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:07 am

Only read the first book a couple of weeks back and thought it was very good. Would be reading the rest now but my housemate let someone else borrow them :lol: :fp:

Looks like it has been very well casted so I'm definately looking forward to it.

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by man-eater chimp » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 am

I honestly can't wait, the books are fantastic and the TV show looks awesome. Hopefully it'll do the books justice!

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by RamSteelwood » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:59 am

I'm all excited for this one too. In fact it's getting to the stage where I have to turn away from the TV everytime something for Sky Atlantic is advertised as it all looks so good and I don't have time to watch them all!

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by Drumstick » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:05 am

I watched a trailer for this a few weeks ago and wasn't too interested. It does have Sean Bean though so I might give the pilot a watch at some point.

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by G-Rat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:10 pm

Just started the third book, and I too, cannot wait for this to start! :D

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by tomvek » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:52 pm

Haven't read the books either but GOT does look fantastic going by the trailers. The inclusion of Sean Bean in the cast is just :wub:

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