i started reading these books back in february and had a little freak-out when i ordered the second book and it had a big ol' "COMING TO HBO" sticker on it.
i fell in love with the series from the prologue of the first book and it was the exact same with the show. so far, they're doing a stellar job of adapting this to TV, and (dare i say it?) improving on it in many ways. viserys, a character that i really couldn't have cared less about in the books, became one of my favourite characters in the show. stranger things have happened, i suppose, but very few.
the eyrie looks gorgeous and the first scene with lysa is probably one of my favourites so far. tyrion's expression was just priceless.
Good episode this week. That scene where the vaguely gay guy told his backstory while those two whores banged was hella awkward, but the big betrayal moment was pretty goddamn awesome.
That scene was awkward. Though I suppose it was to remind us that he owns whore houses throughout King's Landing that to give him an excuse to share his past.
I hated the betrayal moment. Ned was one of my favorite characters and mostly because he is so loyal towards the crown. But I wanted him to just go with Littlefinger(the vaguely gay guy) and then leave the city with his daughters. Then group up with Stannis to help him claim the throne. Or anything. :(
Of course the scene itself was actually great and well done.
Episode was sorely missing in Tyrion though.
Couldn't agree more. Tyrion is one of my all time favorite characters in the entire series.
Just saw the episode. I've read all the books so far, I'm very impressed by how they did it in this episode as well. The betrayal was very well done. It's hurtful to watch, though.. I believe Eddard Stark is my favorite character. He's a great man.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of Snow from now on, though. And Tyrion.
I love this show. and I looooooove Queen Cersei, and yes, I have read the books and know her true nature but I still adore her. I also really like Dany and Khal and I actually hope that they're a ligitamate couple and that Khal stays alive. He's just way to awesome. I really don't like any of the Starks except Arya. The rest can magically disappear and I wouldn't care but I know that won't happen.
I just have to say this because this is something that's been irritating the crap out of me.
Ganondorf is the only attractive male in the series.
that was quite a packed episode. khal drogo is so hardcore. insult his wife? he'll rip your tongue out. robb needs to stop being so sexy and start bringing the hurt to the lannisters. i like how they replaced arya's survival mantra with "not today" instead of "fear cuts deeper than swords." it's far more memorable, if you ask me. speaking of memorable, hodor, put some clothes on.
does anybody else think cersei's facial expressions range only from mildly constipated to very constipated?
Even though I haven't read the books, I still speculated that they'd kill Nedd before the finale a few weeks ago in talking with friends. All the same, I was pretty shocked they went ahead and did it. Had I known it was the in the books and known it was coming, I still would have thought they'd either at most change it or at least move the event closer to the season finale. A bold move in television story-telling.
Finale is next week! Then probably a looooong wait til season 2.
hell, i knew it was coming this episode and i was twisting up inside during that entire scene. it was nicely done, though. and they got both battles over with without showing, like, anything. to be honest, i didn't really expect much. but everything feels so rushed now, when you consider they devoted six or seven minutes to littlefinger and his over-the-top girl-on-girl brothel "training" scene.
to boot, i think i'm in love with robb. "did you get a good look at his daughters?" also, this. poor jon. ever the butt-monkey.
i quite enjoyed that episode. it was very...emotional. as teen-angsty as the robb vs. tree scene was, i loved it. didn't really give a fig for danaerys until she smothered drogo. but, for some reason, they left out the rather important continuation of the line "when the sun rises in the west" blah blah blah...they seem to have ditched "when your womb quickens again and you bear a living child" then the khal will return. i.e. never.
and i am so glad the dragons don't look like crap. wish they would stop screeching though. emilia's wig was the most wig-like wig in the entire series during that last scene...not to mention, i don't think her hair should have survived that.
Originally Posted by Segfault
Too long... can't wait... must... read...
doooo iiiiit. i'm probably going to re-read them while i wait for a dance with dragons to come out in paperback.
does anybody know if season two is going to be ten episodes long as well? clash of kings is like 200 pages longer than game of thrones and things already felt pretty rushed in the last couple episodes.
To Nightmare in The Moon. Agreed. Though regarding the last one
Well I wouldn't say they are screwed because Dany has dragons. I mean in the books she seems like one of the few characters who would make for a great leader. While she is struggling to control her Khalasar and later the slave cities, her heart is in the right place.
I guess it's just a good thing that Robert never lived to hear rumors of a Targaryen bringing life to dragons. I mean he would be the ONLY character to actually take it seriously. Well not seriously serious. But enough to warrant a bit of investigation.
After everyone is done screwing themselves with these wars and destroying just about any crops, with good men dying and leaving orphans and defenseless wives. Dany and her dragons are about the only salvation Westeros, and probably the world has.
Now what the Ironmen(or whatever they call themselves) with their brutal new King manages to get the dragons... well then the world truly is screwed. Alot.
Ok done talking about Dany and her new friends. But yeah your answers seem to be the short and simple truth of it all.
As for Ned I am going to put my thoughts in spoilers just incase
While reading Game of Thrones I couldn't believe they had him executed. I was almost hoping they would just stray a bit and have him join the Night's Watch. But the whole scene was done amazingly well. the actress who plays Arya was wonderful in that scene. She didn't say anything really, but she didn't need to. Even though I knew it was going to end like this, I was at the edge of my seat and my breath held.
The season finale was really great. Though I still feel sorry for Tyrion. The look on his face when his father finally seemed to acknowledge him as his son was actually rather hard to watch.