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      03-11-2012 12:10 PM #1
      I can't wait!



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      03-11-2012 01:50 PM #2
      Yeah, I am super excited as well.
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    3. 03-11-2012 09:23 PM #3
      Is this based on the second book?

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      03-12-2012 11:25 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by dubscientist View Post
      Is this based on the second book?
      Yes, A Clash of Kings. Though it looks like they're pulling in some stuff with Robb that wasn't mentioned until the 3rd book to keep things chronological.

      Also, thread here is still active: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...in-2011/page13

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      03-13-2012 11:28 PM #5
      Just order the 2nd half of season 1 on Netflix. Been reading the books but stopped watching after the first 3 episodes of season 1. Can't wait to finish it.

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      03-14-2012 02:34 AM #6
      really enjoyed season one, so definitely looking forward to this.

      i want to read the books, but holy hell, they look daunting every time i see them at a bookstore.
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    7. 03-14-2012 04:32 PM #7
      I'm scrambling to finish up Game of Thrones and get a decent way into A Clash of Kings before season 2 starts just so I know the backstory to what's happening.

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      03-14-2012 06:04 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      really enjoyed season one, so definitely looking forward to this.

      i want to read the books, but holy hell, they look daunting every time i see them at a bookstore.
      They are. I'm into a year of reading the series and only on the third book.

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      03-15-2012 05:50 AM #9
      Can't wait also.

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      03-21-2012 02:42 AM #10
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      03-21-2012 08:00 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Laser04 View Post
      They are. I'm into a year of reading the series and only on the third book.
      I'm in the middle of the third book and I just started reading them in January...

      They're hard to put down. I intended on only reading the first two, but couldn't resist picking up the third.

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      03-23-2012 10:49 PM #12
      Just watched all if season 1 in a 24 hour period (don't judge me!)

      Loved it! Can't wait for season 2.
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      Furthermore Susan, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this purveyor of bleep-bloop music was in fact staging a farce.
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      03-26-2012 09:20 AM #13
      Less than a week to go!

      I love the title for the first ep of Season 2... "The North Remembers"

    14. 03-26-2012 10:11 AM #14
      That's awesome. 6 days to go. Can't wait.

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      03-26-2012 12:50 PM #15
      I am as excited as I could ever be!
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      04-01-2012 07:21 PM #16
      Tonight!
      Quote Originally Posted by redshift View Post
      Furthermore Susan, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this purveyor of bleep-bloop music was in fact staging a farce.
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      04-01-2012 07:28 PM #17
      Much excitement! Definitely not going to miss tonight's episode!
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      04-01-2012 10:00 PM #18
      After how closely the first season followed the book... I don't even know what to say about tonights episode... Not a very exciting premiere though

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      04-01-2012 10:54 PM #19
      Setting up a lot of heavy sh!t to come. So happy it's back!
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      04-01-2012 10:54 PM #20
      Really? I haven't gotten around reading the second book yet, but the premiere was pretty exciting. I definitely liked it. 1 hour seemed a bit on the short side considering how many plot points they introduced though.
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      04-02-2012 12:15 AM #21
      Wow, they took a lot of liberties and changed the timing of or combined several events. They're also making up a lot of new scenes and even a couple of characters. I'm also a little annoyed with them showing the Gold Cloaks killing babies and children. That was implied in the book, but to actually show some of that stuff was a bit over the top, IMO.

      I'm going to keep watching, but damn... I hope the rest of the season is a little more faithful to Clash.
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      04-02-2012 12:32 AM #22
      I didn't think it was boring at all. It was a great opener that is setting up some pretty crazy stuff.

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      04-02-2012 08:59 AM #23
      They took some liberties, but primarily the weakness of last night's episode was lots of setup. It's going to pay off as the season goes on, I'm sure. Tyrion is going to be even better this year

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      04-02-2012 10:48 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Wow, they took a lot of liberties and changed the timing of or combined several events. They're also making up a lot of new scenes and even a couple of characters. I'm also a little annoyed with them showing the Gold Cloaks killing babies and children. That was implied in the book, but to actually show some of that stuff was a bit over the top, IMO.

      I'm going to keep watching, but damn... I hope the rest of the season is a little more faithful to Clash.
      Based on some of the previews, it seems as if they've combined some of the events of Clash and Storm? Unless I've melded the two somehow in my brain (read them quickly back to back, so could be it...). Lightbringer should be in Stannis's sheathe, not in the sand (I thought?). That Cersei / Littlefinger exchange almost made me shut it off it was so lame. But the Gold Cloaks slaying bastards was pretty intense.

      I thought they could have taken more time with setting up the plot and not changing so many minor details. Here's to much more to come and getting the quickly done setups out of the way.
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      04-02-2012 11:12 AM #25
      Season 1 took a while to get going, but once it did So I'm expecting nothing less from season 2. Great episode last night, I love how Tyrion is the only one who can put Joffrey in his place, while mama Lannister has pretty much lost all control. Careful what you wish for and all that...

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      04-02-2012 11:16 AM #26
      I suppose they have to make considerations for well paid actors. Rob isn't supposed to appear at all until halfway through that very pivotal moment in Storm. That dialog between him and Jaime was a penis comparison, IMO. The "training" scene in the whorehouse was just HBO trying to outdo Showtime, I suppose.

      My wife read somewhere that Clash and Storm were going to be combined this season as well, so maybe you're right.

      My only other gripe; Melisandra is not as hot as she is supposed to be. They cast a rather plain looking brunette with a bad dye-job, IMO.
      Rest easy, Bart.

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      04-02-2012 12:21 PM #27
      I thought it was a great start to the season.
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    28. 04-02-2012 12:28 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      That dialog between him and Jaime was a penis comparison, IMO. The "training" scene in the whorehouse was just HBO trying to outdo Showtime, I suppose.
      I thought a couple lines that Robb and Jaime traded were pretty good.
      J: "Three victories don't make you a conqueror."
      R: "It's better than three defeats."

      I also liked the part where Bran, Hodor, and Osha were walking and she was talking about the comet. I'm paraphrasing but she says something like "Some say the red is for Robert's death. Others say it's Lannister red and they'll be ruling soon. .....Red only means one thing, boy. Dragons."

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      04-02-2012 12:46 PM #29
      I can't cite the sources off hand, but it's already been confirmed that many elements from the next two books will be incorporated into this season.

      This is being done primarily for continuity and flow. Some things are happening simultaneously on a particular time line, but in different books. For a film/tv version, it makes more sense to incorporate events from a linear time line (that may have come from a later book), and get it out of the way.

      Backtracking in this medium is tricky and tends to lose viewers. Besides, if it really followed the book exactly, several characters would disappear go almost the entire season.

      The same thing was done in The Lord of the rings.

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      04-02-2012 01:00 PM #30
      i liked it!

    31. 04-02-2012 06:10 PM #31
      It is great to have it back on but I will agree last night's episode was a lot of setup with some great scenes. It does kind suck that Sean Bean/Eddard Stark is gone.

      It just started and I am already bummed it is only 10 episodes long!!

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      04-02-2012 07:19 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Crash6 View Post
      I can't cite the sources off hand, but it's already been confirmed that many elements from the next two books will be incorporated into this season.

      This is being done primarily for continuity and flow. Some things are happening simultaneously on a particular time line, but in different books. For a film/tv version, it makes more sense to incorporate events from a linear time line (that may have come from a later book), and get it out of the way.

      Backtracking in this medium is tricky and tends to lose viewers. Besides, if it really followed the book exactly, several characters would disappear go almost the entire season.


      The same thing was done in The Lord of the rings.
      What you say makes sense, but I didn't think there was alt character events along the same timeline until Feast and Dance. Hmmmm...
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      04-02-2012 08:02 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      What you say makes sense, but I didn't think there was alt character events along the same timeline until Feast and Dance. Hmmmm...

      I've read all the books, and it has been awhile since I read those about to be viewed as shows, but the story of Davos (Onion Knight) is a prime example of someone that will HAVE to be shown over a narrower timeline for the sake of TV. His story is spread out thorough the books, but takes place over a rather short period of time, simultaneously with whats about to begin this season.

      To a lesser extent, Arya is in the same boat.

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      04-03-2012 03:06 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      What you say makes sense, but I didn't think there was alt character events along the same timeline until Feast and Dance. Hmmmm...
      The beginning of Storm of Swords talks about how things are running concurrently and events might overlap as he tells the story.

    35. 04-03-2012 06:46 AM #35
      FYI - Season 2's second episode is already out. It showed on HBO GO (most likely because Sunday is a holiday) and is available on the torrent sites.

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