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      04-09-2012 04:14 PM #51
      why did they change Asha's name to Yara? ... other than that, good episode!

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      04-09-2012 05:59 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I miss Sean Bean. He is my favorite actor.
      I am not sure I share that feeling. He always seems to place the same sad looking "Heroic loser" character going all the way back to Ronin and LOTR. I've grown tired of it, to be honest with you.
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      04-09-2012 06:24 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Rivmk418t View Post
      why did they change Asha's name to Yara? ... other than that, good episode!
      The producers were afraid that viewers would confuse her with the wildling, Osha.
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      04-09-2012 10:59 PM #54
      Sad, and yet completely understandable, that we (fans of the shows/books) have to endure changes like this on behalf of catering to the casual viewer.

      But I digress...

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      04-10-2012 08:50 AM #55
      I understand they have to trim some things, but they glossed over the funniest parts of Theon/Asha! That part in the book had me laughing out loud.

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      04-10-2012 08:53 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Crash6 View Post
      Sad, and yet completely understandable, that we (fans of the shows/books) have to endure changes like this on behalf of catering to the casual viewer.

      But I digress...
      It's a name change... It doesn't affect the overall story. Big deal.
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      04-10-2012 09:17 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      I understand they have to trim some things, but they glossed over the funniest parts of Theon/Asha! That part in the book had me laughing out loud.
      As graphic as the books are, I think the show is even darker. Tyrion is the only one who offers any levity.
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      04-10-2012 10:01 AM #58
      T&A ratio for this episode was through the roof!
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      04-10-2012 10:48 AM #59
      Theon and Yara on the horse.

      It was a pretty slow episode though, hopefully we get some action soon.

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      04-10-2012 11:40 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by chickenium View Post
      T&A ratio for this episode was through the roof!
      Yep. The girl Theon was banging on the ship had odd tits though.

      It's kind of like the hot tub scene in 'About Schmidt'. Yes the movie has nudity, but no one asked for it to be Kathy Bates

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      04-10-2012 11:51 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by chickenium View Post
      T&A ratio for this episode was through the roof!
      yes. yes it was!
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      04-10-2012 12:08 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Crash6 View Post
      Sad, and yet completely understandable, that we (fans of the shows/books) have to endure changes like this on behalf of catering to the casual viewer.
      I don't think there are many "casual" viewers of Game of Thrones.

      I really enjoyed this episode. I haven't read the books, so the show is still a bit difficult to follow, but I can live with that. I'm looking forward to rewatching the first season after I read the book.

    13. 04-10-2012 12:13 PM #63
      You certainly pick up on a hell of a lot more after reading the book.

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      04-10-2012 12:16 PM #64
      Season 2 is already bastardized but I'm sure it's great fun when viewed from a fresh perspective. I look forward to seeing where the changes lead and tempering expectations, but I have a feeling the wrap up will be the same with minor changes to help the viewing experience be more fluid and attention grabbing.
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      04-10-2012 12:48 PM #65
      I wonder if we're going to get the Red Wedding this season.

      Martin said that he's going to be out of the country, somewhere that doesn't have HBO, when it airs.
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      04-10-2012 01:06 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I wonder if we're going to get the Red Wedding this season.

      Martin said that he's going to be out of the country, somewhere that doesn't have HBO, when it airs.
      A song of ice and fire wiki spoiled me a bit about what happens to characters, but am still pumped to get to each chapter. I heard about that wedding and am actually 2 chapters away from it. Sounds crazy!

      I'm listening to the audiobooks, and they are great!
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      04-10-2012 01:07 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I wonder if we're going to get the Red Wedding this season.

      Martin said that he's going to be out of the country, somewhere that doesn't have HBO, when it airs.
      That's pretty far into the third book...

      It will be interesting to see what they do with the chronology here.
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    18. 04-10-2012 01:12 PM #68
      happy to see they have the direwolves looking right.....

      i've forgotten so much of what happens in the books....i just don't give a sh!t and am enjoying the show.

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      04-10-2012 01:33 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by chickenium View Post
      T&A ratio for this episode was through the roof!
      God bless HBO.
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      04-10-2012 01:38 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      God bless HBO.
      Not really. That chick on the boat was fugly, and even Melisandra isn't all that. Nice body but kind of a butterface.
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      04-10-2012 01:55 PM #71
      300 was on tv the other night, my fiance and I both agree on a good point.

      Lena Headey is so gorgeous in that, total sex symbol

      in this, not at all IMO.

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      04-16-2012 09:30 AM #72
      Now it's picking up!

      Really good 3rd episode. It's really starting to hit me just how hard it is to fit the whole book into 10 episodes.

      The scene with Loras, Renly, and then Margaery was a good addition. It spells out things only implied in the book, and it gives Renly some much needed screen time. Speaking as a non-gay though, it's really awkward seeing two guys in bed like that, and Loras acting like a jealous woman. I guess it goes to show that even with a proliferation of gay characters and relationships in movies or TV shows, real portrayals of displays of affection are still something I'm not used to seeing.

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      04-16-2012 11:05 AM #73
      I reeeeeeally didn't need to see those two making out. Gross.

      I'm enjoying the show, but the jury is still out for me w/re to the changes. Margaery is a bit more naive, or at least subtle, on the page. And Theon is a far more sympathetic character on the show. The betrayal was supposed to be his idea the whole time. This crisis of conscience he's having a new.

      Interesting... I guess Martin is still on-set making sure that everything is according to his vision, but I can see some different conclusions coming up based on the deviations in the story.

      http://gawker.com/5902076/snl-explai...ame-of-thrones

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      04-16-2012 11:33 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by J-J-Jetta View Post
      300 was on tv the other night, my fiance and I both agree on a good point.

      Lena Headey is so gorgeous in that, total sex symbol

      in this, not at all IMO.
      Whoah...no kidding.

      Which is strange because she's usually got quite a bit of sexiness going on.

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      04-16-2012 11:41 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I reeeeeeally didn't need to see those two making out. Gross.

      I'm enjoying the show, but the jury is still out for me w/re to the changes. Margaery is a bit more naive, or at least subtle, on the page. And Theon is a far more sympathetic character on the show. The betrayal was supposed to be his idea the whole time. This crisis of conscience he's having a new.

      Interesting... I guess Martin is still on-set making sure that everything is according to his vision, but I can see some different conclusions coming up based on the deviations in the story.

      http://gawker.com/5902076/snl-explai...ame-of-thrones

      Good ol SNL.

      I actually liked the fleshing out of Theon's reasons for betraying Robb. You could definitely feel the agonizing choice he faced, and the quest for his father's approval. I'd talk more about why I like it, but I don't want to go too into detail about the book in this thread.

      Also, because we never specifically saw this interaction between Renly and Margaery in the book, her not being subtle with him works, because it also removes the subtleties that were apparent to the reader, but not necessarily spoken, much like showing the Renly/Loras relationship rather than implying it.

      Frankly, I think that's what I love about seeing the show overall on top of reading the books. We're getting to see first-hand interactions and events that were glossed over or relayed third-party in the books. Gives me a lot to look forward to each week, even when I know how this season will end

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