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    Default Beginning my own watch of this show...

    I'm just now starting season 1...

    What can I expect to like about this show?

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    best tv show in the past 10 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by g.o.d View Post
    best tv show in the past 10 years
    This. You won't be dissapointed, I was sceptic at first because of all that hype and what not but surely was the best new show in 2011 if not of the last decade, yeah.

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    Well it's a HBO show, so expect it to be very complex, very well written and with excellent acting. As it's on HBO It's also got lots of violence, nudity and sex.

    As a new viewer to the show, be warned that Game of Thrones has no safe characters what so ever. Doesn't matter if their part of the main cast, every character is vulnerable and tons of them die. Many of the deaths are very shocking and I would recommend being careful about spoilers until you see the episodes.

    Basically it can go either way. If you're looking for a show that will have a safe and stable main cast, who you can rely on making it though each episode, you might not like this show. On the other hand if you're the kind of person who likes plots where you're not sure any character is safe, and you never know what to expect next you'll love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty 6 platoon View Post
    Well it's a HBO show, so expect it to be very complex, very well written and with excellent acting. As it's on HBO It's also got lots of violence, nudity and sex.

    As a new viewer to the show, be warned that Game of Thrones has no safe characters what so ever. Doesn't matter if their part of the main cast, every character is vulnerable and tons of them die. Many of the deaths are very shocking and I would recommend being careful about spoilers until you see the episodes.

    Basically it can go either way. If you're looking for a show that will have a safe and stable main cast, who you can rely on making it though each episode, you might not like this show. On the other hand if you're the kind of person who likes plots where you're not sure any character is safe, and you never know what to expect next you'll love it.
    Unfortunately I'm already aware of one character death that I found out on accident. I heard of another but I managed to forget the name before watching it, but I already know about one.

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    Two impressions so far.

    1. I don't know if it is just me, but the swords in this show seem a tad bit over sized. But that just might be me.

    2. Peter Dinklage, though his character is a little prick (no pun intended), is giving an amazing performance in this show.

    I'm on episode 5, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen. Chris View Post
    Two impressions so far.

    1. I don't know if it is just me, but the swords in this show seem a tad bit over sized. But that just might be me.
    Ok that has to be the weirdest complaint I've ever heard. To answer your question, no I don't think they're too big, especially having seen plenty of examples of medieval weapons. GRRM when he was writing the books and the production team when creating the show based them on realistic medieval weapons, which were often massive. Scottish claymores, for example, were often 6 or 7 feet long. The show, while a fantasy, tries to show quite a realistic version of medieval life, and one part of that is combat. There was no Hollywood fencing, most of the time combat was about smashing aside your enemies shield and weapons and carving them up. Also it being medieval times you couldn't always be assured you'd have the sharpest blade, but with a 6 foot length of iron or steel it didn't matter, you didn't have to chop your enemy up, you could just bludgeon them to death with it.


    2. Peter Dinklage, though his character is a little prick (no pun intended), is giving an amazing performance in this show.
    Well there is a reason he won an emmy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty 6 platoon View Post
    Ok that has to be the weirdest complaint I've ever heard. To answer your question, no I don't think they're too big, especially having seen plenty of examples of medieval weapons. GRRM when he was writing the books and the production team when creating the show based them on realistic medieval weapons, which were often massive. Scottish claymores, for example, were often 6 or 7 feet long. The show, while a fantasy, tries to show quite a realistic version of medieval life, and one part of that is combat. There was no Hollywood fencing, most of the time combat was about smashing aside your enemies shield and weapons and carving them up. Also it being medieval timesI you couldn't always be assured you'd have the sharpest blade, but with a 6 foot length of iron or steel it didn't matter, you didn't have to chop your enemy up, you could just bludgeon them to death with it.



    Well there is a reason he won an emmy.
    I wasn't complaining, merely expressing an observation. It must just be me. I just find it weird to see a sword whose handle sticks out a foot and a half away from the person when sheathed. But I'm obviously no expert. Maybe what was weird for me is seeing relatively smaller people wielding large blades. The guy who chopped off the head of his horse...Yeah I can see him wielding a large sword like he did. But the blond guy (I can't remember what half of their names are..Jaime I think?) had a rather large sword for what I think to be a smaller (relatively) person. Even the "son" (lol) of Robert had a rather large sword for someone his age. But that is all me, I guess.

    And I didn't know he won an Emmy. Well deserved, from what I have watched so far.

    Onto episode 8!

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    Going to start watching this one soon.

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    Upon watching the first season again, I must ask...


    Spoiler:
    Can Cersei only get off with relatives?! I didn't catch it the first time but the second time around I realized she slept with her cousin when Jaime was captured...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen. Chris View Post
    Upon watching the first season again, I must ask...


    Spoiler:
    Can Cersei only get off with relatives?! I didn't catch it the first time but the second time around I realized she slept with her cousin when Jaime was captured...
    Spoiler:
    It was said in the book that she slept with her younger cousin because he resembled Jaime when he was younger (well, no duh, their related!). She hasn't said as much yet this season, and not sure if she will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shylodog View Post
    Spoiler:
    It was said in the book that she slept with her younger cousin because he resembled Jaime when he was younger (well, no duh, their related!). She hasn't said as much yet this season, and not sure if she will.
    Spoiler:
    After asking this I went and looked at GoT wiki (for the show, not the series ) and it said that in the books Lancel was often regarded as a "poor copy" of Jaime...So I guess that works.

    Regardless, that's one effed up family. Tyrion is the most normal of the bunch...

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    As folks have said, no character is safe. No plot twist too far to be done. No character is totally good, nor is any character totally evil. Characters go away, only to show up again in the darndest places.
    And it's R rated for a reason, so don't even think of watching it with the kiddies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver View Post
    And it's R rated for a reason, so don't even think of watching it with the kiddies
    The Stark children disagree!

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    Tried and failed to get my father into the show. But at least my girlfriend likes it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen. Chris View Post
    Tried and failed to get my father into the show. But at least my girlfriend likes it...
    I've missed TV. Beyond Supernatural and Fringe, I thought television was dead, but last year wasn't a fluke, and this series is going to be awesome, sadly though, Ive had the books for years and they're still too boring to read, it's like lord of the rings; the image is more fun than the literature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coremae View Post
    I've missed TV. Beyond Supernatural and Fringe, I thought television was dead, but last year wasn't a fluke, and this series is going to be awesome, sadly though, Ive had the books for years and they're still too boring to read, it's like lord of the rings; the image is more fun than the literature.
    Indeed. But I bought the first two books to read today. I plan on completing them after the end of season 2, when I have more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen. Chris View Post
    Indeed. But I bought the first two books to read today. I plan on completing them after the end of season 2, when I have more time.
    Truth be told, after seeing the hurt in Tyrion Lannister's eyes after Cersei's jab, I suddenly found a character I could empathize with and focus on. Perhaps, I'll give the books another try, but the only sad truth about the books, there isn't an Aremca to be found; hohum.

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    I have a question: Reading the first book it is becoming more and more clear just how much Catelyn despises Jon.

    Does she really feel nothing for him at all?

    (if something happens to Jon in later books and she shows some emotion, don't tell me. I don't want to be spoiled.)

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