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Mr G

Fighting evil makes me thirsty
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Game of Thrones will premiere this Sunday, April 17, on HBO at 9 pm eastern and pacific time. So who else is eagerly awaiting this adaption?

I am very glad that HBO is doing this series because a theatrical adaption would never have done the story justice. This way the story's violence, profanity, sexuality, and everything can be preserved just as it should be. I believe that is the only way this particular series should be presented. Plus...the entire Song of Ice and Fire series is way too massive to condense into a movie (or number of movies for that matter) so a series was the only logical route to go. From what I heard on the "Making of" special on HBO, each season will comprise the events from one book so we're in this for the long haul!

The casting looks solid. Sean Bean is going to make a great Eddard Stark and I am excited about Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. I really think that Dinklage is going to bring the sarcasm and wit that really makes Tyrion one of the most interesting and enjoyable characters of the books. Emilia Clarke (while hot) doesn't seem to portray Daenerys as I imagined her. But if GMMR is happy with it, then I guess I shouldn't worry about it. It's still far too early to tell about most but I'm sure we'll all have a better idea after Sunday night.

The setting looks fantastic and probably couldn't have been executed much better. The Wall looks just as massive and foreboding as I'd hoped. I certainly don't think anybody is going to be disappointed in the setting.

Winter is coming.

Discuss!
 
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dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
I've seen the trailers and it's a good one... Though, not everybody had HBO. We'll just watch for the streams or downloads.
 
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Dr Kain

Guest
So what is this show about? Of course, I guess since it is HBO, it does not matter because I will never get to watch it.
 
OH, MY FUCKING GOD! :D

The best series I've ever watched for long time to come! I'm going to order as part of my package this week! ;)

This series alone that I cannot afford to miss! Very, very good! Well-executed story. It's a lot like Lord Of The Rings!
 

Mr G

Fighting evil makes me thirsty
So what is this show about? Of course, I guess since it is HBO, it does not matter because I will never get to watch it.
To put it shorter than it deserves, it is basically the story of the struggle over the Iron Throne, the seat of power in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. A Game of Thrones is the first book (and the inspiration for this series) in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin.

Aaaaand the first episode was last night. It was awesome!

The actors are fantastic. As I suspected Dinklage portrayed Tyrion every bit as wonderfully as I thought he would. He really captured the cunning, sarcastic nature of the dwarf but did so in a way that displayed his underlying intelligence.

The setting was simply jaw-dropping. Winterfell really seemed like a medieval manor, no frills and grim just as the north is described in the novel. The lands to the east where the Targaryen twins are hiding is taken directly from the novel it seems. It's a sun-baked land, hot and arid. It has a very mediterranean feel though, like Greece.

And the Wall...huge and foreboding. It evokes a fear of what lies beyond as it well should. It really feels like it's separating the rest of the world from some ancient evil. The next thing I'm looking forward to see is the Eryie. It bet it is colossal.

As for the substance of the episode, it seemed to be comprised of the first three or four chapters of the book. It took a few liberties here and there with the source material, adding a few things, leaving a few things out. I expected as much though. But for the most part the first episode was faithful to the book as far as the main events are concerned. There was plenty of sex, nudity, and violence which definitely felt like GRRM's world as I imagined it.

All in all I'm very excited about the rest of the series. It's definitely not going to be word-for-word out of the book, but it will be a great fantasy series no matter what. So did anybody else have the chance (or HBO) to see it?
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
It can't compete with Blood and Titties... :laugh:

I haven't watched it yet, but due to the previews, I'm sure going to love it.
 

Mr G

Fighting evil makes me thirsty
It can't compete with Blood and Titties... :laugh:
There was definitely an abundance of each. :anime:

NateRiver said:
Cool throne, bro.:thumbs:
That's the Iron Throne. It was constructed out of a thousand swords, all surrendered to King Aegon I. Very awesome. And I bet it's very damn uncomfortable.
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
Streams and downloads are available if you just know where to look. BTW, Hulu has the first episode up.
 

NateRiver

Welcome
Streams and downloads are available if you just know where to look. BTW, Hulu has the first episode up.

I think people might wanna watch episodes quickly.Hulu might pull a "PAY US MONEYZ TO USE HURU PLUSUUU DESU TO WATCH DIS DESU DESU!!!"
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
Hulu actually has the stream linked back to HBO's site. Which will have the first episode available.
 

Mr G

Fighting evil makes me thirsty
Streams and downloads are available if you just know where to look. BTW, Hulu has the first episode up.
Really?! Hell yes. :buttrock: Hulu is a great alternative if you don't have HBO. Maybe they'll continue to air the episodes? I kind of doubt it but I suppose anything is possible. This is probably just a way for HBO to reel people in.
 

dchoc

All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!
Most likely not. It's the same thing that they did with the Spartacus series. Only the preview or First episode was available. Though it should be available via NetFlix.
 
Then I will have to cough it up to pay fifteen dollars more for having HBO channels....

I really want to see episode two. I'm discussing with Directv. :hmm:
 

FieryRed

Minato Ascending
Streams and downloads are available if you just know where to look. BTW, Hulu has the first episode up.

Hulu has the first episode? I'll check it out. :thumbs:

Most likely not. It's the same thing that they did with the Spartacus series. Only the preview or First episode was available. Though it should be available via NetFlix.

Unfortunately, Netflix now must wait 90 days after the Spartacus episode aired before they can stream it, starting with the season 2 eps. It's still better than nothing, though.
 

FieryRed

Minato Ascending
Good news! HBO has renewed GoT for second season. :)

Streams and downloads are available if you just know where to look. BTW, Hulu has the first episode up.

I checked Hulu last night, and unfortunately I can only find previews and behind-the-scene footages. Did Hulu took it down? :disappoin
 

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