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Weirdy American Tart Thing
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I liked the lighting? Or the lack of it? It made everything so moody and dour, which fit the feel of the books so very well.


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Plus remember, this is medieval fantasy. Of course the lighting isn't going to be bright and sunshine all the time. Especially in the North with Winterfell and the Wall. It always looks like it might snow at any moment, or at least that is how I pictured it when I first read the books.


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The most they've done with it is mask a bit for unexpected sun, that's kind of what any overcast day here is like - that execution shot on the hill in the first episode? That is not special effects, that's the weather. In June.


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Sounds like what I have now. I am supposed to be in spring but winter still wants to stay and play with a bit of snow here and there and what the hell maybe have it be 40* or less from time to time just for giggles.

(Minnesota weather is what I'm describing)


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We have safely avoided minus numbers since ooo, March. However, we are having our summer now, and come July, will probably be drowning quietly.


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You are a Leprechaun. I'm not even sure what you are. Whiskey-soaked reports from your baffling Isle of Ire raise more questions than they answer. Are you a dwarf? Where's your pickax? If you're an elf, why don't you cobble? You'd think with all your gold, you could invest in some land, perhaps a title, and improve your station. Instead, you hide it in meteorologically-determined locations. You're getting killed on inflation, little friend!
 
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At least you will be polite about your drowning and not disturb any one.


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Is it just me, or does each episode do a very nice slow but steady build of events, making me want to see more and more each time, wishing that where they end each episode would have just a little bit more?

I especially love those nice exposition moments like King Robert trading war stories and Jamie explaining his first kill and give us a brief moment about him killing the Mad King, then talking to Ned about his father and brother murdered.

*gives giddy shake* Can't wait for next week.


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Just saw thus far my favorite episode "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things."

We get to see Samwell Tarly for the first time, we get to see the 3-Eyed Crow in Bran's dreams, and a lot of nice exposition dialog scenes all around.

I must say, my favorite scene was with Sir Allister Thorne talking to Sam and Jon in the mess hall telling them what Winter is like for him and the Nights Watch at the Wall compared to their easy Winters being sons of Lords and have servants to help tend to fires. I do love when Jon says he makes his own fires, Sir Allister replies rather cynically "How admirable."

They are moving along nicely thus far with this show and they are only in episode 4 right now.

I think by either Episode 5 or 6 we get to see how Kal Drogo gives Vicerys his "crown." I am trying to recall the sequence of events that leads to that moment and I think it is coming up soon. Probably by Episode 6. Won't give details yet if someone here has never read the books.

I said I would give spoilers but only after the episode has aired, by then either you've seen it or you will see it in which case you won't be reading this stuff till you do, if not you have already been warned (it is in the title of the Discussion Post)and have only yourself to blame.


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This show isn't afraid to go all out, is it? Which holds true to the books, GRRM was never afraid to wander down the squicky path. This show is like a Renn Faire porn opera.

I was somewhat disappointed to not get to see the whole hauling up into the Eyrie bit, but I can understand why not, it would have been ridiculously expensive to create and film.

Also, I was way off on pronunciations for lots of these people and places: I always thought Arya was 'are-ya' not 'are-ee-ah' And that Cersei was 'ker-see' not 'ser-see' they pronounced the Eyrie differently too, but now I can't remember how.

I know they're writing in new bits, but I can't really tell that it's not from the book. that could merely be because I haven't read the books in a long time. So far I don't have any major gripes, except I'd like him to finish the series, please. And are they mixing/combining books? Like I said, it's been a while and I don't remember which bit was in which book.


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This last ep brought it on! Loved the scene between Varys and Littlefinger.


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Oh I love the last episode, Vicerys getting his "Golden Crown" just as he asked for.....too bad he died while getting crowned but like Dany said, real Dragons can not die by fire....or in this case hot molten gold poured over the head.

I also love the Trial by Combat for Tyrion's freedom. I love they put the Moon Door in to dispose of the body. Don't recall if the body was taken care of that way in the book or if he was just left there where he died before Tyrion left?


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Been a long time since I read the first book, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't done that way... fairly sure that the duel was either in a courtyard or the Eeryie's Godswood or something along those lines.

Tossing Ser Vardis through the Moon Door was a bit over the top, but also an excellent piece of foreshadowing for those who know what is to come. A part of me definitely chuckled at that.

I have been so fantastically pleased with this adaption of the books, it has been a truly amazing work so far. It's also been fun watching it with a group of people who haven't read the books, and watching them experience each twist and turn. Although on the down side, some of them are getting downright threatening due to frustration about my no spoiler policy...



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This past Monday, a friend of mine auditioned for Brienne and I had to uglify her. I added freckles, slightly chipped her tooth, added a scar on her chin, gave her thicker eyebrows and topped it off with a crappy boy cut wig.


She was still too pretty for Brienne (she looked like a cute boy). Apparently they're having problems casting her- it's hard to find actresses over 5'11" that are not model types.


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Oh, to be that pretty! Smile Sorry for your friend though.


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Just read on George's "Not A Blog" or at least in a comment answering a question that Season 2 will be 10 episodes as well and that he is writing episode 9 titled "Blackwater"...also he is yelling at the author of that scene for making it too big and expensive, so probably not going to see as much in the ways of "special" fire and explosions or if we do, most of it will be CGI.

Can't wait to see it though.


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I've only seen the first episode, and really like the look of it!

In my head reading the books it was a little more... refined, though. More 16th Century and less 13th Century. Perhaps it civilises up when they go to Kings Landing Razz


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I know it's in the books and kudos to HBO for showing naked men from the front, but... enough with the dangly bits already!


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Wow. That whole Littlefinger lesbian scene was weird.


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yeah. I was watching that ep on my macbook, in my chair, so basically I'm the only one who can see the screen - my dad was also in the living room and so could only hear what was going on. Finally he asked me, 'What the hell are you watching?' Which was when I realised what it sounded like.

It was titillating, but was it really necessary? Just like that shaving scene.


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Littlefinger's scene was really to help establish most of his character and his reason and motivations for why he does what he does.

He is basically telling us the audience that he is the type that will use his head and be the master manipulator to get what he wants. Remember this is a medieval world where the person with the biggest army or the best warrior is the best person. Littlefinger is not a strong physical individual so he decided to beat his opponents not their way with a sword but with his mind and through trickery and deceit.

Another way of looking at it, he is the Loki to every single knight and swordsman's Thor. He is weak so he makes up for it with his mind like Tyrion.


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