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The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4


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I looked, but was disappointed I did not see a thread about this.

HBO premiered a series based on George RR Martin's epic fantasy series. I was excited when I heard about it, and so far the series has not disappointed me. It follows very closely to the book. The only concern that I've had is that the storyline may be moving a little too fast for someone who hasn't read the book. It is a complex tale.

Has anybody else been watching this series? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Watching it, but reading the book on the side.

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I've been watching it as well :)

I started reading the book like 9 months ago but only got like 200 pages in before I got bored. Watching the series has made me want to give the book another try though.
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I'm really enjoying the series so far and I'm impressed with the justice they are doing the books...there have been many parts of the dialogue that match word for word. Episode 3 was kind of a set up episode, 4 should have a lot of excitment. I'm also re-reading the books right now and am anxiously awaiting the next book, which is long overdue. It is my favorite fantasy series and I'm glad HBO is doing such a good job. I imagine Terry Goodkind is kicking himself for not holding out for better than that travesty of show, Legend of the Seeker.

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Really enjoying the show so far. All the characters have been casted pretty great, in my opinion. Tyrion is just awesome, haha. And I like how even the scenes that they've added that weren't in the books didn't feel out of place. The scene in ep3 where Robert is talking w/Selmy and Jaime was great, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't in the book.
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I've read the books so far and I think the writers of this show, under the guidance of Martin, are doing the best they can in a 1hr episode format. There have been some little (yet big) issues that I didn't exactly like, but I'm trying to suppress the nerdrage and enjoy the series for what it's accomplishing.

For one thing, I think the show is doing a far better job at displaying the maturing and growth of Danaerys and just how screwed up Cersei is from the get-go. And can I just say, the person they cast as Syrio was magnificent. Arya and Syrio's interaction was instant magic and reminded me every bit of the book.

I watch it every week with my boyfriend, who hasn't read the book. So far, he loves the series and wants to read the books. I've only had to explain maybe one or two things that weren't well pointed out in the tv show, and all of them insignificant things like, "That's the Wall." or "Those are Joffrey's siblings".

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I love those books :o Did he even finish the series? I only got to book 4 or 5 and then I found it there weren't any more :(
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Plus I think the whole teenage girl thing will end soon (hopefully), because my girlfriend is absolutely in love with him(she is 18), and im beginning to feel threatened by his [Justin Bieber] dashing looks.


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I love those books :o Did he even finish the series? I only got to book 4 or 5 and then I found it there weren't any more :(


http://forum.tip.it/...e-release-date/

We'll be seeing the 5th book very soon, hopefully. :)

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Hmmm I think I still recall most of the story. Will be annoying to adapt to the English version though since I read the translated version.

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Plus I think the whole teenage girl thing will end soon (hopefully), because my girlfriend is absolutely in love with him(she is 18), and im beginning to feel threatened by his [Justin Bieber] dashing looks.


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I'm really happy with the show so far except for thinking it could be paced a little slower in some places. There are so many characters, it wouldn't hurt to do some lingering scenes. I liked the added scene between Robert, Jaime and Barristan for that reason. And I agree Syrio is fantastic.

Probably my favorite casting is Joffrey. Perfect douchey little kid.

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there have been many parts of the dialogue that match word for word. Episode 3 was kind of a set up episode, 4 should have a lot of excitment. I'm also re-reading the books right now and am anxiously awaiting the next book, which is long overdue.


It's been awhile since I read the book, but I still find myself speaking the lines sometimes before they do. It follows that closely. And yeah, I imagine episode 4 will be the jousting tournament? If so, I am definitely looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to seeing a certain beggar king get what's coming to him. :wink:

And yeah, maybe this will finally motivate Martin to finish the series.


Really enjoying the show so far. All the characters have been casted pretty great, in my opinion. Tyrion is just awesome, haha.


I LOVE the Imp. I found him one of the most fascinating characters in book one. He really knows his strengths and weaknesses. I was excited to see Tyrion portrayed on screen.

Arya and Syrio's interaction was instant magic and reminded me every bit of the book.


I thought the same thing! Then again, I think they did a fabulous job all around with casting.

I'm really happy with the show so far except for thinking it could be paced a little slower in some places. There are so many characters, it wouldn't hurt to do some lingering scenes.


I wondered that myself. There really are so many complex characters weaving in and out of the story.
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Alright, I was a little disappointed with the jousting. It was certainly more of a spectacle in the book, but I suppose they showed the only one that mattered for the plot.
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Not too far into the 'A song of Ice and Fire', but I am really enjoy it so far. Normally I have a pretty easy time remembering characters, but with so many being introduced, and with their nicknames its troublesome to keep track without a list of some sort. Small gripe aside though, I finished watching the first episode last night and was impressed. Can't wait to get further into the book / tv series.

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Last night was the best episode yet.

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I agree - epic episode :P I was sad when it ended XD
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After watching the show, I may be forced to buy the books and read them.

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I'm watching the show, and loving it. The production of it is simply astounding. They really put a lot of effort into the details. Also, my mom watched episode 2 with me and liked it so much she watches all the episodes now. lol.

Anyone else thinks Tyrion's character is sort of a mini House MD? :mrgreen: Except the MD part, of course, but his personality is very similar.
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Definitely thought Bronn's fight with Ser Vardis was a lot more awesome in the TV show than in the book.

Also, couldn't help myself and watched Ep 7, so now I need to wait a fortnight for a new episode. Totally worth it though. ._.
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Also, couldn't help myself and watched Ep 7, so now I need to wait a fortnight for a new episode. Totally worth it though. ._.


How? I thought there were only 6 episodes out so far? Don't they air weekly on Sundays?
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