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Game of Thrones Season 4 discussion thread - Renewed for 5th & 6th seasons!


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#1 Anexanhume

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

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The moment many of us have been waiting for is here. Tonight is the premiere of the Game of Thrones TV series on HBO. Use this thread to discuss each episode. Please make sure to mark all spoilers. While a lot of us have read the books, and know what to expect, many of the people that may come in here might not have. So out of respect to them make sure to keep the spoilers hidden.

What: A fantasy series based on the popular books by George RR Martin
When: Sundays at 9pm EST on HBO
Why you should watch: Much darker than what most people think of as fantasy. You won't find any elves or fairies, any magic is very low key, and the focus is on political drama between the noble families. A very dark story where no character is safe.

Links

Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/g...ones/index.html
Viewiing Guide for GoT newbies: http://viewers-guide...s/?cmpid=ABC794
HBOGO signup and partners page: http://www.hbogo.com/#signup/

 

Season 4 first trailer:


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#2 Strell

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:19 PM

I'm still waiting to see if they have the pure number of actors to pull this off. I greatly look forward to seeing someone killed, and then show up in the next scene immediately, in a very Monty Python sort of way.


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#3 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:23 AM

Can't wait. I have to say, Sean Bean will make an awesome Ned.

Also it's all about the Targaryans!

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#4 Demon Soul

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:34 AM

Didn't really enjoy the book as the people who recommended them to me. I hope the series turns out well. I haven't been disappointed in an HBO show in awhile.

#5 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:21 AM

Fuck. YES.

There was no chance at HBO not picking this up. Apparently one or two of the guys who had the final decision started reading the books and became obsessed with them. The good thing is now George is on a timetable and has to focus more on this series than his 5,000 side projects.

#6 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:24 AM

Fuck. YES.

There was no chance at HBO not picking this up. Apparently one or two of the guys who had the final decision started reading the books and became obsessed with them. The good thing is now George is on a timetable and has to focus more on this series than his 5,000 side projects.

Seriously. I'm all for people taking their time and making something the best it can be, but he needs to hurry it up just a bit...

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#7 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:41 AM

I'm still waiting to see if they have the pure number of actors to pull this off. I greatly look forward to seeing someone killed, and then show up in the next scene immediately, in a very Monty Python sort of way.


Reminds me of Deadwood where the same guy (Garret Dillahunt) played two roles. Surprisingly well though, I must say. Coincidentally, that very same actor is a huge fan of the books and is trying to get a part. With him already being HBO alumni, I think he's got a good shot.

#8 Strell

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:43 AM

I just imagine people spoiling themselves when they look up characters/actors on IMDB and see someone's credentials as "King's Landing Guard #34, Wildling Husband, (central pivotal ____ Family character)."

Also, you know who needs to play Sansa? No one, that's who. Because she's a terribly useless character.


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#9 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:46 AM

There's actually a girl in the pilot named Red Headed Whore.

#10 Strell

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:50 AM

I dunno. I have to give them credit - that's a pretty specific kind of whore. And these books are chock full of 'em.


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#11 evildeadjedi

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:51 AM

:applause: This could be truly epic.
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#12 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:55 AM

Here's the current cast if anyone is interested. Strell can check out his favorite character, Sansa. And Red Headed Whore too.

http://winter-is-com...ast-so-far.html

#13 Strell

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:58 AM

Not how I pictured Daenarys, Cersei, or Drogo. But I'll wait to see how they pan out regardless. Much faith in the Tyrion though.

Geez, I read these books last year and I'm already have a tough time remembering everyone.


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#14 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:06 AM

Ed Harris totally needs to play Tywin Lannister. Somebody call him.

#15 Neverfade

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:41 AM

Speaking of Deadwood alum, can Ian McShane get a part? Pretty please?


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#16 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

I think McShane would be better for Mance Rayder. Some other SoIaF fans want him to play Randyll Tarly. Personally, I think that part should be the guy who played that asshole Robert "Rocket" Romano on ER.

#17 Anexanhume

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

Also, you know who needs to play Sansa? No one, that's who. Because she's a terribly useless character.


You may see her that way early on, but she has an important role. For one, her experience beautifully captures the reality vs. fantasy of being a lord's daughter, and she could go on to play a pivotal role later on. I fully expect something important to happen while she is with Baelish.

#18 Strell

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:56 PM

I've read all four and she's barely progressed as anything more than an idealistic annoyance. Every person I've ever talked to who has read these books all agree that every Sansa chapter was preceded with an audible Awww Fuck. And then the fourth book was a doubleteaming of Sansa and Cersei?

That's the first time I needed liquor to finish reading a novel.


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#19 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

Yeah I actually like Sansa. I hated her in the beginning, but as the reality of the world has started to hit her I think she's a very interesting character. She lived in this gilded cage her entire life and now she's seeing how cruel the world really is.

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#20 Anexanhume

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:23 PM

I've read all four and she's barely progressed as anything more than an idealistic annoyance. Every person I've ever talked to who has read these books all agree that every Sansa chapter was preceded with an audible Awww Fuck. And then the fourth book was a doubleteaming of Sansa and Cersei?

That's the first time I needed liquor to finish reading a novel.


I'll agree on the fourth book. Seems like his last minute split deprived it of the best POVs, but ADWD should be great with Daenerys, Tyrion and Jon as POVs.

#21 crunchb3rry

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:57 PM

The cool thing is they should "reorder' everything in books 4 & 5 for the show. Put everything back into chronological order.

I didn't mind Sansa as a character. I thought her scenes with the Hound were some of the best. The purpose of her character is to be a spoiled girl that learns the harsh realities of life, but has trouble accepting it all, unlike her sister. I think she's going to transform from a girl who thought life was a fairy tale to a master manipulator that would put Cersei to shame. She's essentially learning the trade from Littlefinger.

#22 crunchb3rry

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:02 AM

A couple more people cast:

Ser Gregor "The Mountain That Rides" Clegane
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Syrio Forel, Arya's fencing teacher.
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Rast
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Samwell "The Slayer" Tarly
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#23 crunchb3rry

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:09 AM

Two more roles filled.

Ser Barristan "the Bold" Selmy
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Littlefinger
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#24 dastly75

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:40 AM

Looking forward to it, gotta start back on reading this series again.

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#25 Fjordson

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

This is going to be fucking great. Great casting for Littlefinger.

Now let's hope Martin is done with Dance by this time next year.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:53 PM

man, theyve been doing an excellent job in casting. for just about everyone i think, yup thats so and so.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

This is going to be fucking great. Great casting for Littlefinger.

Now let's hope Martin is done with Dance by this time next year.


No chance he ever finishes this series

#28 shrike4242

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

They've been teasing with ads during the beginning sequence for True Blood. Really looking forward to it.

#29 Anexanhume

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:51 PM

Two more roles filled.

Ser Barristan "the Bold" Selmy

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Littlefinger
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A good way to keep up with the casting info is winter-is-coming.net I've found.

This is going to be fucking great. Great casting for Littlefinger.

Now let's hope Martin is done with Dance by this time next year.


Agreed. Looks a lot like I imagined him. I honestly think George will finish this year. He already has enough manuscript pages to make it the second longest book and he has an upper limit he can't go beyond. So, unless he edits and rewrites it to death, the end is in sight IMO.

#30 crunchb3rry

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:27 AM

Varys the Spider
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