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 Post subject: Game Of Thrones (TV)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 21:33 
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Anyone watching this? I'm recording it right now but was wondering if anyone could give me a brief non spoliery explanation of what it's about, to sell it to my darling girlfriend. She has decided it's rubbish. Also contains gnomes.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 21:41 
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I have also decided it's rubbish, but have set to record out of curiosity.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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All I know of it is that it contains Sean Bean looking beardy with a sword. It will either be awesome or tediously sub-par, I reckon.

I think this post may have actually contained negative information. I'm sorry for wasting your time.


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I have also decided it's rubbish, but have set to record out of curiosity.

What does Mogwai have to say about the tape spewing out of his arse?

I'm pissed off about Sky Atlantic. I'd really got into the first episodes of Boardwalk Empire before the trial period on Virgin ended with the channel disappearing.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 21:45 
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At least you can feel morally superior about not sucking Satan's cock.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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At least you can feel morally superior about not sucking Satan's cock.

I'm fairly sure that I end up the same to him, whilst releasing him from the obligation of putting me a satellite up for the privilege.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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I was just about to thread this up! I don't have Sky Atlantic, but I did download it last night (it was on HBO yesterday I believe). Looking forward to watching it, but I have to wait for Mrs Bulge to return from being away for the week before I'm allowed to watch it. :( I just skipped through the file to check it was all HD and pretty and stuff, and saw a pair of adult female breasts. Excitement increasing.

I'm also half-way through the utterly excellent first book, but as with everything in my life, it's on an indefinite hiatus thanks to more pressing issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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You could go on a 30 year sabbatical in the Hindu Kush and you'd still outpace his ability to write the damned things.

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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Gilly wrote:
Anyone watching this? I'm recording it right now but was wondering if anyone could give me a brief non spoliery explanation of what it's about, to sell it to my darling girlfriend. She has decided it's rubbish. Also contains gnomes.


It's basically high fantasy. Based on a series of books by a chap called George R. R. Martin:

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

The books are truly excellent* (think LOTR levels of awesome and detail), and HBO tend to make brilliant telly. Also, it has Sharpe in it.

*By all accounts - I'm halfway through the first one and it's great so far.


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You could go on a 30 year sabbatical in the Hindu Kush and you'd still outpace his ability to write the damned things.


Ha! People are getting quite foamy at the gills about the latest one's delayed release, I've gathered!


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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Gilly wrote:
Anyone watching this? I'm recording it right now but was wondering if anyone could give me a brief non spoliery explanation of what it's about, to sell it to my darling girlfriend. She has decided it's rubbish. Also contains gnomes.


It's basically high fantasy. Based on a series of books by a chap called George R. R. Martin:

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

The books are truly excellent* (think LOTR levels of awesome and detail), and HBO tend to make brilliant telly. Also, it has Sharpe in it.

*By all accounts - I'm halfway through the first one and it's great so far.


Holy fucknuts, why didn't I know this series was related to some of my favourite books ever!
Off to the downloadatron!

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:06 
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I've recorded it, because it, erm, clashed with Glee.

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:09 
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Oh and the books are fantasy that isn't afraid to throw away the fantasy rulebook. There is hardly any magic in it, the good guys don't always win, good and evil is a matter of opinion, not everyone is the most beautiful woman you have ever seen (narrows eyes at Eddings) and it talk about adult themes in an adult manner.

Simply brilliant.

I'd also recommend his Jokers Wild series if you can find them, completely different but equally as good in some ways...

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:57 
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A pretty good start to the series, I thought.
There's a lot of different threads to keep track of but I'll be sticking with it to see how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:01 
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It will either be awesome or tediously sub-par, I reckon.

It was OK.

A description I'd heard was "does for fantasy what Battlestar Galactica did for sci-fi", which made me want to run a mile because oh my fucking God but Battlestar Boring Boring Gloomy Stupid Portentous Don't Tread In The Metaphor Even Made Edward James Olmos Boring Galactica was overrated. But in the early going Game Of Thrones, while taking itself seriously, seems to have a lightness of touch that makes the GRIMDARK stuff more palatable.

Not impressed with the HUBBA HUBBA WAHEY EH LADS? EH? WHOOOOOOOAAAR!! stuff, mind. And had to keep ducking to avoid being hit in the face with chunks of exposition. All in all, though: not bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:47 
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Gilly wrote:
Anyone watching this? I'm recording it right now but was wondering if anyone could give me a brief non spoliery explanation of what it's about, to sell it to my darling girlfriend. She has decided it's rubbish. Also contains gnomes.


It's basically high fantasy. Based on a series of books by a chap called George R. R. Martin:

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

The books are truly excellent* (think LOTR levels of awesome and detail), and HBO tend to make brilliant telly. Also, it has Sharpe in it.

*By all accounts - I'm halfway through the first one and it's great so far.

That rings a bell, either I have it on my kindle or have i have came very close to buying it on one of my spending splurges. Glad to hear it seems to have good pedigree then.

I had noticed the trailers a few times over recent weeks but hadn't been that bothered, then I noticed one of the women in it looked quite hot and so I decided I'd give it a bash (I caught a wee bit of something epicy and oldeny dayey on Sky1 round my sisters the other night and it had hot women in animal skins, seems to have stirred my imagination ;) )

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Not impressed with the HUBBA HUBBA WAHEY EH LADS? EH? WHOOOOOOOAAAR!! stuff, mind.

*feels guilty*

I will try and watch it tonight :DD


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Just checked the Kindle...I have 'A Game of Thrones', George R. R. Martin. :facepalm:


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Gilly wrote:
Just checked the Kindle...I have 'A Game of Thrones', George R. R. Martin. :facepalm:


Go and read it, now, go on, chop chop, no lollygagging about...

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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Gilly wrote:
Just checked the Kindle...I have 'A Game of Thrones', George R. R. Martin. :facepalm:


Go and read it, now, go on, chop chop, no lollygagging about...

Should I read it, or should I wait and watch the series so I'm not picking holes in the way they have made the show?


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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Gilly wrote:
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Gilly wrote:
Just checked the Kindle...I have 'A Game of Thrones', George R. R. Martin. :facepalm:


Go and read it, now, go on, chop chop, no lollygagging about...

Should I read it, or should I wait and watch the series so I'm not picking holes in the way they have made the show?


Good question, having read the book and not seen the first episode of the series, i'm in no way fit to answer :D

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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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But.. but...
The books don't finish...
There is no resolution, no ending.. it's still all up in the air, and has been since 2005...


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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July this year for the next one.... apparently.... or is it july next year?

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Is it possible the author/publisher found out they were making a series and delayed release of the next to build anticipation/cash in on the show? Or is he just really slow at writing! :DD


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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Gilly wrote:
Is it possible the author/publisher found out they were making a series and delayed release of the next to build anticipation/cash in on the show? Or is he just really slow at writing! :DD


Doubtful he held on, i'm quite surprised he was happy for a tv show to be made, to be honest! I didn't think that was his thing...
He is just really slow :D

Book 1 1996
Book 2 1998
Book 3 2000
Book 4 2005
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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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A pretty good start to the series, I thought.
There's a lot of different threads to keep track of but I'll be sticking with it to see how it goes.

Blame WTB.


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So, that was a trifle... dull.

Great, complex, intricate books don't make for good telly, I find, see Pillars of the Earth.

Hopefully it will pick up a bit as with was wonderfully shot and looked lovely.

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Bobbyaro wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
A pretty good start to the series, I thought.
There's a lot of different threads to keep track of but I'll be sticking with it to see how it goes.

Blame WTB.

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I quite enjoyed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Game Of Thrones
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WTB wrote:
Gilly wrote:
Anyone watching this? I'm recording it right now but was wondering if anyone could give me a brief non spoliery explanation of what it's about, to sell it to my darling girlfriend. She has decided it's rubbish. Also contains gnomes.


It's basically high fantasy. Based on a series of books by a chap called George R. R. Martin:

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

The books are truly excellent* (think LOTR levels of awesome and detail), and HBO tend to make brilliant telly. Also, it has Sharpe in it.

*By all accounts - I'm halfway through the first one and it's great so far.

What are you talking about? LOTR was one of the shiteist, worst written serieseses of books ever.* The Game of Thrones series is fantastic, although he needs to write quicker (come on Arya! Wake up and don't be blind!).

Given
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I'm not surprised they got Bean to play Ned Stark, though.

*I give you Tom Fucking Bombadil, AND the endless fucking elven poetry as just two of the myriad reasons.

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