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First 2 episodes down, so far so good but I think I enjoyed it better before Id read the books.

New casting is not what Id pictured but so far all seem to be doing a good job.

Milisandre - Should have been more exotic, sexy, enticing.

Davos - Great

Theons sister, Yara - Pictured her as slimmer, more athletic, prettier.

Balon Grayjoy - Suitably creepy, could have played Walden Frey if older.

Craster - Too clean, intelligent, unthreatening.

Gilly - Acceptable

Captains Daughter - Great fit to the book.

Stannis - Spot on but I just dont like the actor.

Jagen H'ghar - Good, need to see more.

Salladhor Saan - Mixed feelings, I like his dialogue but not his delivery.

Gendry - Just perfect.

For the first time last night Cersei actually looked attractive. (Must be the cheekbones) She was just too drawn in the face before and those wigs suck.

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:17 am
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"Yara"... I still don't like that. I don't like it when TV producers think the audience is too dumb to know the difference between two characters. But I actually think they cast her perfectly... I had a halfway defined mental image in my head of Asha and that actress fills in all the blanks. The scene on the horse went down pretty much the exact same way it did in the books... hehehehe

Gilly was perfect. Stannis needed to be a little more severe in my opinion, the actor that plays him comes off looking more worried than stubborn. Jaqen is perfect... in the beginning nothing sets him apart from the other men in the cage and I think they are playing it nicely.

I expected Salladhor Saan to be a little more flamboyant, like an Arabian Blackbeard or something. I ended up liking his character regardless, that actor has the charisma to pull it off I think. And yeah, Gendry couldn't have been cast more perfectly, that kid delivers those lines right out of the book with a naturalness that comes off really well.

I agree about Craster. I really think that character needs to come off like a David Koresh or Charles Manson type - like if those guys still had their cults around them into old age. Somebody with the force of personality to convince the humans living around him to think of themselves as less than human. The guy they cast is just grumpy, and that doesn't cut it.

One thing that I found interesting - the actress playing Arya fits the role better and better as she goes down her path. I find this interesting because the character of Arya herself fits into her role better and better as she goes down the path.


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Good description, more worried than stubborn. I like that.

Yara just didnt have that confident personality that made her jump off the page. She may improve. She really attacked him sexually first in the books if Im remembering correctly and fondled his "package" several times.

That is also what I expected of Salladhor but I agree, like the actor and a minor point anyway. Lets see what they do with Xho.

Arya is all you said and more.

Again the more I think about it the more I think Baylon was the outright winner. So good.

BTW, Yorin is one cool mofo. He and Bronn together would be a hoot.

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:56 am
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Aaaaah, I wondered why I never saw these. But, it is kinda neat watching Swamp People/AxMen. Especially when you see one of the former students on the Suwannee River diving for logs. I cracked up. The Boss looked at me crazy, "It's not funny dear." "It is when you know the kid he has hired in the place of his son."

So Hill, are we the peasants and serfs here?

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:43 pm
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I subscribed to HBO just so I can watch this show. It's the only time I've ever payed for a premium channel, and I hardly ever watch it when Game of Thrones isn't on so I'll be glad when I can cancel it again.


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The books are a delight to read, so I am OK without seeing the show, for now.


Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:31 am
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I have always been book over visual. This may be one book I even reread.

Nyarlathotep wrote:
I subscribed to HBO just so I can watch this show. It's the only time I've ever payed for a premium channel, and I hardly ever watch it when Game of Thrones isn't on so I'll be glad when I can cancel it again.


True, there is very little other content on it for me. I am truly surprised when they have a movie I want to see. Their series are excellent though so I keep it for GOT, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood (not as good as it used to be lately), Luck (Cancelled and I didnt really like it but enjoyed watching it if you know what I mean) and the like. Ive also got a package (heh) deal Im grandfathered into so its a little cheaper and if I drop and resubscribe it goes up in price.

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Yeah, I've got the BOHICA price so it's not as sweet for me. :teehee:


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I just read the first Reek chapter in Dance w Dragons last night. Hard to decide how I feel about how this character has turned out. A mix of pity, repulsion, and smugness. Just when you think one character is the penultimate bad guy, he gets one-upped by another.


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Indeed... one of the best things about GRRM's storytelling in my opinion is his ability to change the way you react to a character by changing that character right in front of you. Jaime is another perfect example of that kind of thing in action.

Reek is a changed man, but wait till you see what happens when Daddy comes home to the Dreadfort. Roose Bolton is a character I very much enjoy reading, not because I "like" him (who could?) but because his character is compelling and comes off the page with a calmness that makes him all the more menacing.


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And now I am forced to wait for the next book to be finished.


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Welcome to the club! It's no fun waiting but it sure makes the book releases exciting.

There is a sample chapter from the next book, though:

http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html


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Started watching S1 last night. One question after episode 1.

Where is Rickon?


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He's there, he's a little older in the show but he ends up on the journey with Bran like in the books.


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Man, I cant wait for the next book or two or even more if George lives that long. I DO NOT want a ghost writer to finish the series or even for George to collaborate with anyone any more than he might have in the past.

My only worry is that the TV series will influence the plot line he had established long ago. Hope Im wrong.

BTW, I enjoyed volume 4 and 5 just as much as the previous books but in a different way I guess. I could go on reading this series the rest of my life.

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:29 am
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I could be wrong but I think there is just 1 book left in the series.

I plan to start rereading soon. A lot has slipped from memory.


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There's actually two more being planned for sure (Winds of Winter followed by A Dream of Spring), but he's extended that count once before so it might even be more. In his own words about Winds of Winter: "Three years from now (2011) when I'm sitting on 1,800 pages of manuscript with no end in sight, who the hell knows."


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Ah, I must have read an older article then.


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I guess calling book 7 "A Time For Wolves" (the original title) might have been too revealing or taken as a possible clue (true or not) of the final ending.

Ive also read the George wanted to end the series with wind blowing through a long deserted graveyard.

Guess we will take what we get.

Nar, have you read the "Dunk and Egg" trilogy? Thoughts?

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