HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones - will this be just for nerds? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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cosign about tywin, i think he's a great baddie in the books too, but in the show he's really come to life. his last moment at the end of this ep was pretty ballin

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

charles dance is really killing it

Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains.[citation needed]

max, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck that was a nice explosion

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck that was a nice citation

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

he really is one of those actors who i have seen in a million movies but never really connected the dots

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm a few eps behind but the Tywin/Arya interaction is just fantastic

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

for tywin

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

what happened with the hound though? he went from wanting to rape people with their swords to pacifist pretty quick

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

he is scared of fire

Number None, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was it my imagination or was Tyrion shot by a gold cloak?

poxen, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kingsguard

Number None, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

that "why does the hound, who only has half a face due to some tragic fire incident, do a 360 when surrounded by fire?" is even a question for people makes me understand why most mainstream tv shows have flashbacks and scenes of over-exposition

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to sound snarky; that's just what tv has wrought

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

and by 360 i mean 180, lol math

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeeeeah. Also fuck you people, read the damn books.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

he really is one of those actors who i have seen in a million movies but never really connected the dots

― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:19 AM (45 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah and now im noticing him in everything

Hungry4Ass, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

that "why does the hound, who only has half a face due to some tragic fire incident, do a 360 when surrounded by fire?" is even a question for people makes me understand why most mainstream tv shows have flashbacks and scenes of over-exposition

yeah i really can instantly recall the 3 second mention of this which i last saw in 2011 sometime.

did anyone find the battle intensely confusing? what were they all chanting at tyrion?

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Halfman"

Number None, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

"half-man" but the rhythm of it made it sound more like "man-half" or perhaps sound like nothing at all so it took a while to scan.

xp or that

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

his face is burned!!
xp

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the thing w/ the Hound's PTSD scene is that it just happened too damn quickly for me. A little more rubbing our faces in the horror of the situation might have sold it a little better imo

Simon H., Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's what i mean about tv being a medium of rubbing people's facing in the seemingly obvious

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least traditionally

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Halfman"

this is what I thought, cool.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was a kickass explosion, indeed. loved that beat when the Hound and Tyrion are looking at the carnage/screaming with horror, and then they cut to the Maester-y dude who gives a little chuckle

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was the alchemist

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah him

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

all those old guys in robes look the same to me, lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

racist

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got the fire reference clearly but I will agree that it was poorly handled in the filming. It didn't need a full on "HOW'D IT GET BURNED HOW'D IT GET BURNED" flashback but the scene was more shorthand than putting you inside the hound's head.

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to get too caught up in book vs movie but I have to say I'm really disappointed that they didn't develop the relationship between Hound/Sansa more. That moment with them last night read much more awkward and out of the blue than it should have.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was really short and also ages ago, and an aside in an episode that prob had tons of other stuff happening. it also didn't give any real sense of how damaged mentally he was, if at all.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost *didn't = haven't

not to say that they won't, but it just feels very patchy and hamhanded

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I felt like they gave Hound and Sansa a lot of attention this season!

homosexual II, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got the fire reference clearly but I will agree that it was poorly handled in the filming. It didn't need a full on "HOW'D IT GET BURNED HOW'D IT GET BURNED" flashback but the scene was more shorthand than putting you inside the hound's head.

Yeah this was pretty much exactly my reaction as well.

Simon H., Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

he should have shook his head back and forth a bunch of times and went 'a doy doy doy'

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there were a lot of close-ups of the Hound's worried face, but I didn't take it as seriously when he threatened to disembowel that captain of the archers if the flames got anywhere near him.

Sansa/Hound has been developed since last season. Thought they've done an excellent job with that one.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was the alchemist

― "Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:28 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and played by ROY FUCKING DOTRICE, the reader of the audiobooks for all except A Feast For Crows, and pretty much my favorite audiobook reader evar.

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

his expression was great.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got the fire reference clearly but I will agree that it was poorly handled in the filming. It didn't need a full on "HOW'D IT GET BURNED HOW'D IT GET BURNED" flashback but the scene was more shorthand than putting you inside the hound's head.

― jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:19 AM (1 hour ago)

i'm baffled by the idea that anyone who's been following the show could miss the very obvious connect-the-dots between the hound's hideously burned face and his very obvious, clearly telegraphed fear of fire in this episode.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I thought the very foregrounded Littlefinger 'Origin of Hound' story in S1 was adequate prep.

You know what they did NOT make parseable enough, though? That Tyrion was cut down by one of the King's Guard.

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

continuing from xp: i mean, i miss basic shit all the time, so i'm not getting all high and mighty about it, but it seemed all caps obvious to me. the fear on the hound's face when stannis' fleet was consumed, his warning the head of the archers to keep the fire away from him, the way he froze when the burning guy seemed to rush him, the montage of him glancing around from one burning thing to another before he quit the field.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

.i'm baffled by the idea that anyone who's been following the show could miss the very obvious connect-the-dots between the hound's hideously burned face and his very obvious, clearly telegraphed fear of fire in this episode.

Didn't really think it was obvious or telegraphed at all.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I missed the archer bit though.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had a hard time distinguishing between "Gold cloaks" and "King's guard" this season. Liked it better last season when every shot of the King's guard featured a close-up of the Baratheon emblem + helmet off.

I read the books but didn't put together "Hound is afraid of fire" when watching the show, it was more like, "why is Hound afraid of this screaming soldier more than that screaming soldier? Hmm I dunno."

poxen, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

when he was heading outside the gate he stopped at the captain of the archer and said something like "if any of those fucking flaming arrows comes anywhere near me i'll strangle you with your intestines" or something along those lines.

xpost

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

most confusing part for me was when Tyrion was on the ground with his face slashed and he saw the horse-mounted knight with a helmet that looked like it had a stag's antlers on it, so i figured they were Stannis' Baratheon forces and not Tywin and his crew.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - yeah, that warning

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink


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