The Game of Thrones OFFICIAL thread

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Gonna watch the first episode when i finish work :tup:
- synopsis:

'Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue abound.

The primary families are the Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon families. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard Stark to serve as his chief advisor. Eddard, suspecting that his predecessor had been murdered, accepts so that he can investigate further. It turns out more than one family is plotting to take the throne.

The Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take control. Across the sea, the last surviving members of the previously deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also plotting a return to power.

The conflict between these families and others, including the Greyjoys, the Tullys, the Arryns, and the Tyrells, leads to war. Meanwhile, in the north, an ancient evil awakens. Amidst war and the political confusion, a brotherhood of misfits, The Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the horrors beyond. '

IGN review: Game of Thrones: "Winter is Coming" Review - TV Review at IGN

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  • VI The SixthVI The Sixth Dudley>You Joined: Posts: 332
    The books are awesome and I've heard nothing but praise for the TV show. I'll check it out tomorrow.
  • WeeksWeeks Push Custom™ Joined: Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    the first three books are great, Feast was garbage, and he's taken so long to finish Dance with Dragons that there's no way in hell the books will be finished before the HBO series catches up

    It's taken him five years to write the most recent one and it STILL isn't finished. Keep in mind that when he released Feast, it was only HALF a book, missing half of the cast. He promised the next half was 90 percent complete and would be released next year.
    This was 2005; notice we're rocking into 2011 and still no Dance
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  • pheraipherai LIVE FOREVER Joined: Posts: 11,885 mod
    Yeah mark me down as another Martin fan losing his patience :rofl:

    Looking forward to watching this though. I love Sean Bean and Ned was my favorite character. Also looking forward to seeing how Dany looks in a TV show.
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  • AizenAizen Joined: Posts: 293
    Well his fifth book finally has an official release date, but considering how long it's taken him to finish it the author may well die before this series is complete.
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  • Windlord0Windlord0 Swordsman for hire Joined: Posts: 465
    the first three books are great, Feast was garbage, and he's taken so long to finish Dance with Dragons that there's no way in hell the books will be finished before the HBO series catches up

    It's taken him five years to write the most recent one and it STILL isn't finished. Keep in mind that when he released Feast, it was only HALF a book, missing half of the cast. He promised the next half was 90 percent complete and would be released next year.
    This was 2005; notice we're rocking into 2011 and still no Dance

    Having been reading this and dealing with Martin's inability to keep to release dates since he promised the second book, I just can't be upset anymore. I am willing to wait for the next book as long as Martin doesn't somehow devolve to the level of the rest of the fantasy genre (like jordan or god forbid salvatore), which is pretty much 2nd grade twilight level.

    The tv series looks good thus far. I have been purposefully avoiding reading anything about the production, so I am eager to see how things are handled further on. I am eager to see how the choreography is done.
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  • rcaidorcaido Dynamic Bayside Duo Joined: Posts: 8,350
    I ended up watching Camelot instead of this, once im done w/ the series Camelot, i check this out...Looks good! Finally some TV shows worth watching, its been a drought lately...
  • Sacr3DSacr3D Bounce Man Joined: Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Wow just saw episode 1 and I was impressed. Epic show.
  • TaigaBellTaigaBell The Dawkness Joined: Posts: 35
    Watching the first ep. right now actually heh.
  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
    Dance is coming out July, has a concrete release date and everything.

    Because of the way Martin writes (every chapter is basically a short story), he can have content for later books done even when he hasn't entirely finished the one he is working on. I don't care how long it takes him, since I do have other stuff I can do in between. As long as he finishes before he dies.
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  • WeeksWeeks Push Custom™ Joined: Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Dance is coming out July, has a concrete release date and everything.

    hahah, stop you're killing me

    but seriously yeah it'll probably come out in July, and it's going to have to be balls to the wall fucking awesome to make up for the crap that was Feast, especially since it's been like 10 years since we had a good fucking Ice and Fire book (Swords)
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  • TaigaBellTaigaBell The Dawkness Joined: Posts: 35
    Oh yeah, you guys did say this was based off a book right? Are those any good?
  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
    Book series. Each season of the show will cover one of them. Four books so far, next in July out of a projected 7. Wait between them is like 3 to 5 years.

    Probably the most popular fantasy series that isn't for kids/teens. Good enough that it lands in most people's "top five" lists.
    Matriarch...Cook?
    Yeah right. Wouldn't trust a recipe from that one. Snake venom. "Eye of Newt."
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  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    hahah, stop you're killing me

    but seriously yeah it'll probably come out in July, and it's going to have to be balls to the wall fucking awesome to make up for the crap that was Feast, especially since it's been like 10 years since we had a good fucking Ice and Fire book (Swords)

    winter is coming bro! i'm a little skeptical seeing as how the book has been delayed so long so i'll believe it when I see it. but i heard that the book is actually complete and is just going through finishing touches i'm looking forward to it. feast had mostly shitty characters that i didn't care about. it was still entertaining though, especially when cersei gets pwned at the end. but dances with dragons will have all the good characters with the good story arcs! hells yeah! i'm stoked.
    Are those any good?

    If you want a raw book about characters surviving in an unforgiving medieval world in the midst of political upheaval and war, written by an author who isn't afraid to kill off main characters in ways that will emotionally upset you, then hell fuck yes.

    although... feast for crows just wasn't that good (book 4)
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  • WeeksWeeks Push Custom™ Joined: Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    i just finished The Wise Man's Fear. now there was a book that was worth waiting for.
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  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Cmon Dances with Dragons with have Dany, Tyrion, AND Jon Snow. The book practically writes itself. No way he can fuck that up. Just no way.
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
    And more Arya. AND Bran, I forgot about that little nig.

    The July 12 date is set in stone. Book is done, at this point it would be final editing and printing and all that other bullshit that comes pre-release.

    Wise Man's Fear... I don't really see how it can be tied up in one more book. He spent a of time at school, and the book itself was kinda bloated. It is sad to me when a series gets popular and editors become afraid of cutting shit down.

    Gave up on Malazan books after 7, and I'm still waiting for the next Locke Lamora book (which looks like it was pushed back to 2013 :( )

    Suprisingly good series was the night angel trilogy by brent weeks. He finished the series before he got his publishing deal, so his books were released like 2 months apart instead of being delayed for years. Really enjoyed those. He also started a new series, of at which at least the first book was good.

    I love fantasy and have tried basically all the fat series, except stuff written by the women. I need to start a fantasy book thread. :(
    Matriarch...Cook?
    Yeah right. Wouldn't trust a recipe from that one. Snake venom. "Eye of Newt."
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  • SharktongueSharktongue Joined: Posts: 637
    why on earth would you give up on the malazan books o.O
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  • VI The SixthVI The Sixth Dudley>You Joined: Posts: 332
    Ugh, I'm like 4/5ths into the 2nd book, stopped reading it about 4 years ago because I had to devote 100% of my time into school. Now I'm regretting not finishing it because I'm thumbing through the book and forgot almost everything. Arg.
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    well man, i really recommend you read through storm of swords now before it gets spoilered for you cause that is his magnum opus
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • RockBogartRockBogart Donkologist, Ph.D Joined: Posts: 37,409 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Damn, Ive got to read these books. The ending of the first episode was fucked up.
  • nfiltrationnfiltration fight fan Joined: Posts: 58
    ^ yeah thst was pretty fucked up. This show owns, I'll have to read the books after Dark tower.
  • VI The SixthVI The Sixth Dudley>You Joined: Posts: 332
    well man, i really recommend you read through storm of swords now before it gets spoilered for you cause that is his magnum opus

    I just found a site with chapter by chapter summaries. So gonna finish that and get back on track. Yeah, I heard storm of swords is pretty epic.. can't wait till I crack it open. (I've had SoS laying around for 4 years haha)

    On a sidenote, just watched the first episode. Pretty good. Tyrion getting mad t&a, Daenerys' thick ass and incest whattt??? Production looks really well done, acting is pretty good. I'm loving it so far.
  • MnoMno 哈哈哈 Joined: Posts: 2,322
    how fantasy is this shit?

    is there like dragons and monsters and shit?


    or is it more 'realistic' fantasy
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    how fantasy is this shit?

    is there like dragons and monsters and shit?


    or is it more 'realistic' fantasy

    my friend Weeks once said, this book series isn't "Dungeons and *******"

    so there's not pointy eared elves running around throwing lightning bolts.

    its a low magic fantasy setting, kind of like LOTR. magic appears rarely and infrequently.
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • hellokrittyhellokritty Joined: Posts: 11
    I'm holding off on watching this series until I can finish the first book. I'm hearing from friends that the first episode was quite good, although the transition from book to TV series was understandably shaky.
  • SMBSMB Crackin' some NUTS! Joined: Posts: 1,725
    Damn, Ive got to read these books. The ending of the first episode was fucked up.
    I was so pissed off at that point of the book, I told my wife I wouldn't finish reading unless she told me if Bran survives.

    Great telling of the books from what I saw. Everyone pretty much looked like I imagined them too. I thought Winterfell would be more woodsier, but other than that it's awesome.
    You know, if you watch Jaws backwards, its about a shark that throws up so many people... they have to open a beach.

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  • SMBSMB Crackin' some NUTS! Joined: Posts: 1,725
    how fantasy is this shit?

    is there like dragons and monsters and shit?


    or is it more 'realistic' fantasy


    It's not super-fantasy - like LotR, but they introduce some dragons much later on. And zombies. >:)
    You know, if you watch Jaws backwards, its about a shark that throws up so many people... they have to open a beach.

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  • VI The SixthVI The Sixth Dudley>You Joined: Posts: 332
    Everyone pretty much looked like I imagined them too.

    Honestly I thought Tyrion would be uglier. Like smeagolish lol. I think Cat is a bit fugly as well. Cersei, Dany, Ned and Robert look exactly how I imagined them.
  • shiningsoulshiningsoul P-ness Joined: Posts: 414
    Game of Thrones renewed for second season
    slashfilm wrote:
    Briefly: Good news for George R.R. Martin fans: the ratings have just come in for the debut episode of Game of Thrones on HBO, and the network has already taken the expected step of renewing the show for a second season. The ratings for the first episode weren?t amazing ? Boardwalk Empire out-did Thrones in premiere numbers ? but they were good enough, at 2.2 million viewers in the initial airing, and 4.2 million across all three premiere showings. But we more or less knew that a second season would happen. The sets, costumes and so forth are so expensive for this debut season that HBO almost needs another season to make money, and is probably looking forward to the eventual DVD box sets that will continue to generate revenue.

    The second season will be based upon A Clash of Kings, which is the second novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series from author George R.R. Martin. (EW)
    I just found a site with chapter by chapter summaries. So gonna finish that and get back on track. Yeah, I heard storm of swords is pretty epic.. can't wait till I crack it open. (I've had SoS laying around for 4 years haha)

    On a sidenote, just watched the first episode. Pretty good. Tyrion getting mad t&a, Daenerys' thick ass and incest whattt??? Production looks really well done, acting is pretty good. I'm loving it so far.

    I wonder if that was a stunt butt.
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  • CLU 2CLU 2 Capcom's gonna get sued for that ass. Joined: Posts: 5,710
    the first three books are great, Feast was garbage, and he's taken so long to finish Dance with Dragons that there's no way in hell the books will be finished before the HBO series catches up

    It's taken him five years to write the most recent one and it STILL isn't finished. Keep in mind that when he released Feast, it was only HALF a book, missing half of the cast. He promised the next half was 90 percent complete and would be released next year.
    This was 2005; notice we're rocking into 2011 and still no Dance

    Co-signed.

    Crows ought to litigate for slander, as bad as Feast was.

    He basically turned a tightly knit, character driven story into herp-derp fan-fap-fiction, with that one.

    Only fat-ass basement dwelling Dungeons & Dragons lovin, closet weeaboos would ever even BEGIN to formulate the thought of, much less full-on desiring page time being given to a morbidly obese virgin getting his freak on with a lactating inbreed.

    That was, of course, much better than the Cersei chapters.

    What the fuck was Martin smoking when he decided to give her her own PoV?

    Dance ain't gonna ever redeem it, but if it doesn't suck, and he gets the rest of the series out in the next couple of years, I might muster enough interest to finish what I started.

    But I doubt he will.


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  • JavidJavid When will all this end? Joined: Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    So I'm going to start watching this show after I read this:

    Cops: Man Battered Kin During Argument Over HBO's "Game Of Thrones" | The Smoking Gun
    ...

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  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,146
    Matriarch...Cook?
    Yeah right. Wouldn't trust a recipe from that one. Snake venom. "Eye of Newt."
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  • CLU 2CLU 2 Capcom's gonna get sued for that ass. Joined: Posts: 5,710

    Great.

    Call me when he gets the other 2-3 done.

    I'm not fucking with it until then.

    In all probability, Sanderson is going to have such a lucrative career ghost writing, that he's never going to get another original work done, lol.
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  • hellokrittyhellokritty Joined: Posts: 11
    Yeah, I love Brandon Sanderson. Too bad it's going to be a long time until the next WoK is out.
  • FiveTwelveFiveTwelve talk fast, pimp slow Joined: Posts: 1,152
    Friend of mine begged me to read the books but I never got around to it. Definitely going to give them a try. Only a few episodes in and I'm hooked.

    Too much incest though. Not cool.
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  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    its not incest its WINcest
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • WeeksWeeks Push Custom™ Joined: Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    it's got a lot of fantasy elements (dragons, undead creatures) but they're actually rather muted

    The magical elements are really low key, in fact most of the characters don't believe in magic or that dragons ever even existed, to them it's mostly legend and shit. You aren't going to see wizards throwing fireballs and stuff like that; you will see a lot of people getting their shit wrecked in swordfights though.

    It's a lot more focused on political wheeling and dealing, battles, shifting strategies, etc. It's loosely inspired by the Wars of the Roses that took place in England where Lancaster and York fought over the British crown

    That said, it is, at the end, a fantasy series, and the fantasy elements are crucial to the story (The Others, the Wall, the dragons) so those things will come up.

    lol fish: you remember the message my friend texted me when he read the part about the Red Wedding?
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  • CLU 2CLU 2 Capcom's gonna get sued for that ass. Joined: Posts: 5,710
    it's got a lot of fantasy elements (dragons, undead creatures) but they're actually rather muted

    The magical elements are really low key, in fact most of the characters don't believe in magic or that dragons ever even existed, to them it's mostly legend and shit. You aren't going to see wizards throwing fireballs and stuff like that; you will see a lot of people getting their shit wrecked in swordfights though.

    It's a lot more focused on political wheeling and dealing, battles, shifting strategies, etc. It's loosely inspired by the Wars of the Roses that took place in England where Lancaster and York fought over the British crown

    That said, it is, at the end, a fantasy series, and the fantasy elements are crucial to the story (The Others, the Wall, the dragons) so those things will come up.

    lol fish: you remember the message my friend texted me when he read the part about the Red Wedding?

    Pm me that text, lol.

    The red wedding...

    Martin himself skipped giving the worst details in prose, but the series is probably not going to.


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