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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 08:38:44 AM »
I'll definitely give the show a try.  Haven't read the books (never heard of them before this show was announced.)
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 08:47:48 AM »
Its possible that HBO will be free this weekend, so if you don't have it, check it out on Sunday!
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 10:41:02 AM »
I am gay for Sean Bean, I'd watch this on the merit of him being in it alone. Doesn't hurt that it's HBO, as they have produced more than half of my favourite all-time TV series.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 08:49:15 PM »
With the strong recommendations here, it's going to have to be next on my list.

I'm always hoping to find a good author who I've never heard of and who's already written a boatload of novels. Long ones, if possible.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011, 07:00:56 AM »
With the strong recommendations here, it's going to have to be next on my list.

I'm always hoping to find a good author who I've never heard of and who's already written a boatload of novels. Long ones, if possible.
These are a bit long, not horribly so.  But there are only 4 of them (5th comes out this summer).

Well worth the read.
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 02:48:04 PM »
Reading the comments here makes me think my wife is not going to enjoy the show.  She prefers the fantasy stuff much more than the politics.  But, I'll make her at least watch the first episode.
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 01:40:50 PM »
With the strong recommendations here, it's going to have to be next on my list.

I'm always hoping to find a good author who I've never heard of and who's already written a boatload of novels. Long ones, if possible.

Let us know what you think about the books in the book thread!

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2011, 09:29:38 PM »
So?  What did people think?
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2011, 09:46:28 PM »
I watched it with one friend who is more obsessed with the books than I am, and three people who had never read them. Everyone enjoyed it. I don't have much to complain about. So far I think it's doing the books justice.
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2011, 10:02:21 PM »
I had never even heard of it before seeing the HBO previews.  I am hooked. 

Poor kid.
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2011, 12:11:09 PM »
Very enjoyable.  I watched w/o my wife, and, in retrospect, I don't think she would like the show.  She doesn't like zombies, gore, or dead animals.

In any case, I definitely liked the first episode and am looking forward to see where it heads.
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2011, 12:15:38 PM »
The things we do for love.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2011, 01:20:12 PM »
First thoughts:

Liked Sean Bean. No one really does aging warriors/soldiers better than him.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had a nice scene with him, setting up the tension. Although NCW is a bit of a scene chewer.

The sets were lush and the production design seemed to hit the right tone of grandure and dirtiness.

Of course like lots of HBO production hit you with a big shot of blood and nudity up front. Expected a bit more action but sure it is coming.

Also, have any of the characters heard of the missionary position?
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2011, 01:23:21 PM »
First thoughts:

Liked Sean Bean. No one really does aging warriors/soldiers better than him.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had a nice scene with him, setting up the tension. Although NCW is a bit of a scene chewer.

The sets were lush and the production design seemed to hit the right tone of grandure and dirtiness.

Of course like lots of HBO production hit you with a big shot of blood and nudity up front. Expected a bit more action but sure it is coming.

Also, have any of the characters heard of the missionary position?

Based on my experience with HBO shows, I think they have some sort of rule against filming the missionary position.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2011, 01:31:51 PM »
First thoughts:

Liked Sean Bean. No one really does aging warriors/soldiers better than him.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had a nice scene with him, setting up the tension. Although NCW is a bit of a scene chewer.

The sets were lush and the production design seemed to hit the right tone of grandure and dirtiness.

Of course like lots of HBO production hit you with a big shot of blood and nudity up front. Expected a bit more action but sure it is coming.

Also, have any of the characters heard of the missionary position?

Based on my experience with HBO shows, I think they have some sort of rule against filming the missionary position.

Yep, I now recall Broadwalk Empire and True Blood do seem to favor the Man behind position.  I suppose might make it easier for body doubles or something other technical reason.
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