I've been liberated from TV until recently and I haven't seen any episodes, but I was forced to read the book--and I LOVED it. I just started A Clash of Kings this morning.
Does the show follow the books? If not, is it at least worth watching? I really enjoyed what HBO did with The Pillars of the Earth, I wish they'd also adapt World Without End, so I'm really hoping A Game of Thrones is at least as good.
*wonders how it is she didn't end up in her mom's basemet, playing WoW and D&D and eating Papa John's for dinner every night* ...*decides it's because her parents' house doesn't have a basement*
:( If I break down and get cable just to watch the next season, I'm gonna be pissed at myself.
Baby dragons!! I can't wait..
The author is the one who made the series. He'd pitched it to HBO and they liked it, so he is definitely a big part of making the show.
I saw clips from Comic-Con where actors were answering questions, and the author was there, too.
I love the show. Love it.
Original Post by ambereva:
Jason Momoa is the ENTIRE reason I am watching the show. I even ordered HBO, just to look at Jason Momoa.
*god I miss Atlantis*
He is HOT.
A great character. I ordered Conan the Barbarian just to see him some more.
It arrived from Netflix today, so that will be my evening.
The producers pitched the show to the author, he didn't think it could be done on screen.
I almost prefer watching it as a series. I dislike tapping my foot waiting for an author to come up with the next book.
Excellent season premier. I dig the way they're giving each of the kingdoms a different feel. There's sampling from the Romans, the Greeks, the Britons, the Mongols, the Vikings...even a nod to the emergence of Christianity - all the major 'conquerors' of antiquity.
BEWARE == spoilers if you have not seen Season 2, episode 6.
So, I've been watching and honestly the last couple of episodes are making me almost not want to watch.
I understand they have to take some liberties and switch things around a bit to make it easier to follow, but WTH is with Dany's dragons being stolen?
Some of the stuff like Joffrey's torturing of the two girls Tyrion sent (wasn't in the books as best I can remember) is to help us understand the character, but I don't see how the dragon thing is going to get us anywhere.
Some of other interactions, like with Tywin and Arys, are interesting, but some of it seems like they are rewriting the entire story.
Karozel, I kind of agree. I spent most of last night turning to my husband saying "Wait, that's not what happened, right?" I know that there might be a scene or two that I miss from the book, but entire plot lines?
Some things are changed to eliminate a minor character and/or give a more major character something to do. Like for Tywin -- I don't think he was really in Book 2 at all (barely or by reference only?) but they can't just have the actor take the season off. And it's more interesting than introducing what's-his-name (Roose Bolton? Whoever was in charge of Harrenhall when Arya was there).
Dany's plot is kinda boring in Book 2, if I remember right (the books all start to bleed together), except when she goes into the tower. I think in order to make it more exciting, they needed to give her a more active plot line.
Loved the scenes of Daenerys in the tower of the undead - so, so good.
Totally enjoyed the finale. It's a good thing True Blood is coming up to take it's place, though, or I'd be in for a dismal summer.
I actually was growing tired of True Blood...last season was kinda blah...but this new season looks sweet. I'll still miss Game of Thrones though....I hate that they give you little 6-7 episode seasons and then you're dieing for the next one for 9 months.
HBO figured it out with The Sopranos, and have had their hooks in me on Sunday night, ever since.
I deeply miss Deadwood.
Hmmm, I'm still not happy with some of the switch-ups and rearranging. Some I understand, but some of the rest is like WTF?
For instance, when they bonked Theon over the head and tie him up and then next thig you see if Winterfell burned up. I have a friend who has not read the books and to him (and probably others) it made not sense. I mean someone had laid siege to the castle to take it back from Theon, but then they burn it down?
And ad for True Blood -- if it's as dorky as last year..... I may have to pass. I'm getting kind of tired of "oooh, lets bring in some new kind of monster".
In the show (just like in the book) stuff isn't always explained as it happens. Things will become clear eventually.
you have no idea. that show got me through the week when i was in high school. they didn't even get a finale. it's so depressing to have a deadwood marathon, only to put in the last disc of the third season and realize that it won't get any further. :(
on the bright side, i still get to see ellsworth as bobby on supernatural. :P
and Timothy Olyphant in Justified is a very close approximation. So, so good.
mmm, timothy olyphant...*homer drool*
he's the whole reason i started watching deadwood...i stayed for al and the awesome.
It took me like the entire first season to adjust to the way the dialogue was written. It had the same style as the newspaper reporting of the time. It was almost Shakespearean. Loved that damned show.
I saw Tyrion(Peter Dinklage) in 30 Rock the other day. He rocked!
Man I'm going to miss this show. 10 episodes and then ages to wait, it sucks. Need a new season of Drop Dead Diva and Merlin too <_<
I wanted more of Jon Sno's story line before the end, so that was a disappointment, but the Night Walkers were pretty damned scary.