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« on: April 15, 2013, 09:01:51 am »
So, anyone watching the latest season?

What did you make of episode 3? :eek:
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 10:27:44 am »
I have yet to watch ep3. I'm going to do so while eating my dinner. Will I regret it? Does someone get their cock sliced off by rats?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 03:02:51 pm »
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I have yet to watch ep3. I'm going to do so while eating my dinner. Will I regret it? Does someone get their cock sliced off by rats?

1) No. There are some gruesome scenes, though.
2) No.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 06:25:14 pm »
"Sit down Podric. We're going to need details. Copious details."

I nearly wounded myself in the torso laughing. :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 06:57:52 pm »
Almost fell out of my chair laughing at the scene too.

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 01:00:16 am »
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Does someone get their cock sliced off by rats?


Close.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 07:31:19 am »
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"Sit down Podric. We're going to need details. Copious details."

I nearly wounded myself in the torso laughing. :D



Oh yes. Hilarious scene. :D
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 08:49:17 am »
Was this episode shocking because

[spoiler]Robb married that girl that isn't Frey?[/spoiler]

I'm stil on 2nd season, and I ponder where the 3rd is, books - wise ;p.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 12:57:36 pm »
all awesome even the diversions from the book seem to be awesome.

Some fans are querying changes in Robbs wife, saying where is the justifaction ... its Onna Chaplin no more justification needed.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 01:37:19 pm »
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all awesome even the diversions from the book seem to be awesome.

Some fans are querying changes in Robbs wife, saying where is the justifaction ... its Onna Chaplin no more justification needed.


I'd let her comfort me after I received news that my best friend betrayed me and murdered my two brothers.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 06:35:50 pm »
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all awesome even the diversions from the book seem to be awesome.

Some fans are querying changes in Robbs wife, saying where is the justifaction ... its Onna Chaplin no more justification needed.

I liked the Westerlings-as-double-agents subplot. Also the "super competent Medieval surgeon who's really a high-born girl sticking it to mom and dad" irks the amateur medical historian in me. I'd rather have the lovely Ms. Chaplin playing Jeyne Westerling.

The Podrick scene was funny but really silly.

I did enjoy seeing Margaery Tyrell trying to win Joffrey by appealing to his cruelty. That was smart, and I don't recall it being the book.

Overall, the only thing I really hated was their skipping over the Battle of the Fist of the First Men. One of my favorite scenes in the book.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 06:45:09 pm »
Well if we're at this point in the books, I suspect it's between 3 and 5 episodes until the ratings suddenly drop to 20%. :D
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I did enjoy seeing Margaery Tyrell trying to win Joffrey by appealing to his cruelty. That was smart, and I don't recall it being the book.

Overall, the only thing I really hated was their skipping over the Battle of the Fist of the First Men. One of my favorite scenes in the book.

It was, and this means that the arrival of Queen of Thorns is also close at hand.

Well Martin pretty much omitted that as well - I think he's either afraid or just can't write battle pieces. Though the speech before was indeed great.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 09:10:35 pm »
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I liked the Westerlings-as-double-agents subplot. Also the "super competent Medieval surgeon who's really a high-born girl sticking it to mom and dad" irks the amateur medical historian in me. I'd rather have the lovely Ms. Chaplin playing Jeyne Westerling.

The Podrick scene was funny but really silly.

I did enjoy seeing Margaery Tyrell trying to win Joffrey by appealing to his cruelty. That was smart, and I don't recall it being the book.

Overall, the only thing I really hated was their skipping over the Battle of the Fist of the First Men. One of my favorite scenes in the book.


I think in a book wioth a dozen subplots per chapter the westering one is weak. You have to cut something.

From a narrative perspective they decided to make Robb a major character. In the book he isn't a POV character. Therefore you needed to show his relationship develop. You can't do that and use the Westerlings without a great deal of exposition or additional screen time and they are pressed for time.
Also the Dany subplot is very far removed from stuff happening in Westeros. Talia (??) creates another link in that she comes from there and can talk about growing up in a slaver city for example.
Battles are a problem. In the book they are mostly skipped and they have huge costs to do for real. I guess they need to weigh up showing a battle verus doing it off screen.
Personally I would have shown the Battle on the Fist from Sam's perspective with some clever cutting and use of snow effects they could I think of pulled it off without having to run a full scale battle. Sam is involved then the Commander tells him to get to the ravens and he runs off through the snow to the sound of combat... I think they could have worked it and it would have been a good hard entry into season 3 but ... I know fuck all about making a TV show so ....
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 04:36:15 am »
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all awesome even the diversions from the book seem to be awesome.

Some fans are querying changes in Robbs wife, saying where is the justifaction ... its Onna Chaplin no more justification needed.


I like the fact that she's an actual character, for one thing.  I don't think she got more than offstage mention in the books.

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 03:17:45 am »
I am watching the new series. Mainly because I want to see Joffrey get his just desserts. (I havent' read the books).

But it is hard to stay with something, no matter how edgy (ooh look tits and incest!) when everyone is an utter cunt and they all live in a shithole.

I suppose I should root for Dany as she seems to be an innocent of sorts in all this. But Emilia Clarke isn't the greatest actress and the places she travels to are one bizarre shithole after another.

They have given absolutely no background to Mance Ryder (yet) either.
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