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

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'good if you're a fan of the fantasy genre and are cool with the Dragonlance series' or 'good' in the general sense.

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

GOOD GOOD

The other side of genetic power today (Laurel), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING FROM ILX

The other side of genetic power today (Laurel), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

did a search for 'Game of Thrones' to see if this show was already mentioned, and saw nothing about it or the books so...no?

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

REALLY GOOD GOOD

this nerd is v v v v excited

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

whoops. just searched 'game of thrones'. i actually wikipediaed this ages ago when the pilot was first announced. it's coming back to me.

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

This will be awesome. I gave up on the books after the first two, but would still like to see it on teevee.

crazy ass between (askance johnson), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Third book is probably the best.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'd agree with that

Bunsen burner, bubbles, IT'S ALIVE! whaaaaa-? (HI DERE), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

ok so what's going to happen when this show becomes wildly successful and 4 years from now they run out of god damn source material

did you mean: fart blasters? (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

tbh if they've any sense they'll get to the end of book four about two and a half seasons in

thomp, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

also: 'they will come up with their own ending, more quickly and as validly as george r r martin manages to come up with his'

thomp, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

amazing that its been 4 or 5 years since i was really into these books and the next one's still not out...dude isn't gonna finish the series is he :(

it's definitely good tv series material though if they're willing to run it out long enough and don't try to cram each book into a single season (the 3rd book alone is like as long as the entire lord of the rings iirc)

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

you think they ought to make it longer? u mad

thomp, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

not necessarily make it longer, just not do 1 book = 1 season when the books are of varying length and plot complexity (4th book could be cut down by a ton for example to make room for more stuff from the 3rd book)

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

They could just do more episodes for the season w/ the 3rd book. I don't see how they could split it up though.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 27 March 2010 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gobbled up all the books on the recommendation of ILXors. I'm looking forward to the HBO show, but mostly I just want the new book! And then I guess there are two MORE of these books that he has to write, in-between blogging about the Jets and going to fantasy conventions? Sigh...

schwantz, Saturday, 27 March 2010 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

expected to air around this time next year, alongside the second season of Treme.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for the crossover episode.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Saturday, 19 June 2010 11:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 book = 1 season makes total sense

they can make that work

delanie griffith (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 June 2010 11:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

also hbo shows arent always 1 season = 1 year

sopranos took long breaks

delanie griffith (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 June 2010 11:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Never read the books, but pretty keen on watching this.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 19 June 2010 13:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

what is the point of this if the dude won't even finish the books???? Goddamn stop re-writing them already!!!

ears are wounds, Sunday, 20 June 2010 10:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

also hbo shows arent always 1 season = 1 year

sopranos took long breaks

― delanie griffith (s1ocki), Saturday, June 19, 2010 7:50 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

name one HBO show besides Sopranos that didn't/doesn't do a new season every year

fantast (ico) (some dude), Sunday, 20 June 2010 14:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually, I'll name another, Curb Your Enthusiasm, but i think that's it

fantast (ico) (some dude), Sunday, 20 June 2010 14:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Wire had a significant gap between seasons 3 and 4, but that was partly because they weren't sure if they were going to renew it.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 14:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

at this point, I am wondering if it might not be better if some talented cable TV writers finished this thing for him. I am losing faith that he has any idea where he is going with these books.

richie aprile (rockapads), Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

We should start bitching about the BSG/Lost style finalefail.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Turns out Tyrion is Jesus.

schwantz, Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

big love took a break right?

ian, Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

If it hasn't it needs to.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Carcetti is Littlefinger

That character means nothing to me obv.

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

FUCK YEAH THAT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!

hot dub grime machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that is good casting

richie aprile (rockapads), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

ditto

Really looking forward to this!

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 02:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

more teasing

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Monday, 13 September 2010 06:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

I hope this starts a trend of classy TV fantasy adaptations. Someone should do Perdido Street Station (though would be fucking expensive). Do these books have monsters and magic and shit, or is it just guys fighting with swords?

rhythm fixated member (chap), Monday, 13 September 2010 15:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

They have dragons and undead.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 13 September 2010 16:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

only in the first and last episodes of this season though, that saves you some money right there

thomp, Monday, 13 September 2010 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

perdido street station feels basically like a miniseries already! which is unfortunate in that the other bas-lag stuff wouldn't really work as further series of.

thomp, Monday, 13 September 2010 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Exclusive EW pics

Martin has penned the 8th episode.

Also EW On the Set

There's a new language or something that's better than Klingon it says.

Gukbe, Thursday, 18 November 2010 22:04 (4 years ago) Permalink


Looks nice and wintry

Number None, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't the guy in the first scene of the trailer also in the Lord of the Ring movies? I guess all "serious" fantasy movies/series now have to look kinda murky with muted colours, since LotR did that. Will anyone make a colourful fantasy movie anymore?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah thats sean bean... ive been reading the first book and im not a fantasy guy at all but its p. good... a lot of the early parts of the story take place in a wintery shithole, which limits your color choices... plus its kind of 'gritty' fantasy and they wanna convey that style/mood...

lotr movies were pretty colorful imo, like that part where they're in elfburg and the dwarf goes AND U HAVE MY AXE... lots of stuff actually... its just the color palette changes depending on context... i mean what do you want dude, rainbows over mount doom..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipr-wS5iBv0 (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well, not necessarily, of course it depends on the story... It's just that every recent live action fantasy seems to have had a similar muted colour palette as LotR, as if gritty fantasy was suddenly the only choice. For example, based on the trailer the Avatar The Las

Tuomas, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well, not necessarily, of course it depends on the story... It's just that every recent live action fantasy seems to have had a similar muted colour palette as LotR, as if gritty fantasy was suddenly the only choice. For example, based on the trailer the Avatar The Last Airbender movie has the same kind of look even though the source material is actually quite colourful and fun.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

have you read the books? if there is one story that needs to look "gritty", it's this one.

get off my lawn (rockapads), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

it was kinda funny - on-purpose funny for once - and we got jerome flynn's wonderfully tuneful voice, not bad imo

slothroprhymes, Monday, 25 May 2015 17:06 (Yesterday) Permalink

Just realised Tommen must be freaking out and could command soldiers to kill all the sparrows.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:06 (Yesterday) Permalink

Meryn Trant is the commander now, right? And out of town.

polyphonic, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:17 (Yesterday) Permalink

Somebody else will probably be fulfilling his duties.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:25 (Yesterday) Permalink

they addressed that. cersei reminded him that if they attack the sept Queen Marge and Ser Loras would likely be killed.

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 May 2015 20:29 (Yesterday) Permalink

soldiers cld just waltz in there and take them back sans bloodshed tommen just cant do it cause hes a dumb lil kid

lag∞n, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:41 (Yesterday) Permalink

i don't think soldiers are good at the doing-things-without-causing-bloodshed

AKA Thermo Thinwall (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 May 2015 20:44 (Yesterday) Permalink

who is the toughest warrior who is actually still in town and not in prison.

polyphonic, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:57 (Yesterday) Permalink

xp tbf in westeros it's quite hard for anyone to do anything without causing bloodshed, may as well just go for it.

i figured cersei was trying to make tommen buy into the idea of the sparrows having an authority and importance beyond just something which she was bestowing upon them. except then they lock her up and suddenly they actually do.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:58 (Yesterday) Permalink

like obvs cersei sent jamie away cause if he was there hed just knock on the door w a few kingsguard and be all hi excuse me but what r u doin and the whole thing wld be over

lag∞n, Monday, 25 May 2015 20:59 (Yesterday) Permalink

Jorah's fighting was pretty good and convincing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 May 2015 21:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

haha i liked how dani was still 100% p.o.ed at him

lag∞n, Monday, 25 May 2015 21:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

xxxposts yeah where i wrote "addressed" i shoulda wrote "handwaved" but i think the implication was the sparrows would kill the hostages

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

he was all haaay

and she was like ffs srs

lag∞n, Monday, 25 May 2015 21:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

like obvs cersei sent jamie away

IIRC Jaime sent Jaime away.

Madison Dumbbarfer (Leee), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

nashwan, Monday, 25 May 2015 21:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

Nice to see Al Pacino as a slavedriver.

bureau belfast model (LocalGarda), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:40 (Yesterday) Permalink

like obvs cersei sent jamie away cause if he was there hed just knock on the door w a few kingsguard and be all hi excuse me but what r u doin and the whole thing wld be over
--lag∞n

I think you're overrating the abilities of a one handed man a bit is all, albeit largely bc nothing motivates anyone like religious fury

slothroprhymes, Monday, 25 May 2015 22:19 (Yesterday) Permalink

also the remaining kingsguard are largely useless

slothroprhymes, Monday, 25 May 2015 22:20 (Yesterday) Permalink

when people were saying at the beginning of the season that religion was going to start playing a bigger part on the show, I didn't know that meant religious dudes were going to take over and put everyone in dungeons

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Monday, 25 May 2015 22:51 (Yesterday) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/EEqqwlP.jpg?1

ian, Monday, 25 May 2015 23:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

i mean...

ian, Monday, 25 May 2015 23:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

Also i'm glad Melissandre vs Shireen is maybe going to be a thing

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:28 (13 hours ago) Permalink

I can see varys stumbling onto gendry in volantis

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:44 (13 hours ago) Permalink

This show has totally turned into of Game of Goth. Someone should do a parody in the style of Hammer.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:30 (10 hours ago) Permalink

Repent, Lanisters!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:31 (10 hours ago) Permalink

Goddamit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:31 (10 hours ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:32 (10 hours ago) Permalink

he was all haaay

and she was like ffs srs

irl lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:09 (9 hours ago) Permalink

I think you're overrating the abilities of a one handed man a bit is all, albeit largely bc nothing motivates anyone like religious fury

― slothroprhymes, Monday, May 25, 2015 6:19 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

its more abt authority than physical might, kings landing is basically experiencing a power vacuum cause the king is a little kid and the hand of the king is impulsive and cruel, i may be giving the show too much credit tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:44 (9 hours ago) Permalink

"I dreamed that I was old!"

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 (4 hours ago) Permalink

Easily the best of the season, gives me hope they'll pull it round.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:19 (4 hours ago) Permalink

The piling on of misery is just wearing, tho.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:27 (4 hours ago) Permalink

its more abt authority than physical might, kings landing is basically experiencing a power vacuum cause the king is a little kid and the hand of the king is impulsive and cruel, i may be giving the show too much credit tho

― lag∞n, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:44 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Too much credit? I mean it's pretty clear that's what they're going for. The scenes in King's Landing have always explored power dynamics on some level.

They haven't done too much heavy signposting here but #occupybaelorscrypt has been pretty on the nose.

In a similar vein to what you were saying, Jamie as somebody that administers violence as his day job would have instinctively understood why arming the faith militant is an insanely bad idea when they draw from a much larger and less controllable recruiting pool (poor people) than the Kingsguard and gold cloaks (people the crown can afford to pay).

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:05 (3 hours ago) Permalink

The only scenes I really liked in this episode were those between the High Sparrow and Diana Rigg/Cersei. Jonathan Pryce is a great addition to the cast, and I'm now kind of on his side in wanting to overthrow the corrupt nobility.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:16 (3 hours ago) Permalink

He's clearly actually a bit of a wanker though.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:26 (3 hours ago) Permalink

idg the sand snakes or that weird scene in the cells, but at least they didn't kill off Bronn

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:37 (3 hours ago) Permalink

idg the sand snakes

They are good at killing people, also hot.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:42 (3 hours ago) Permalink

Anyway they and Bronn are probably going to team up and escape.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:42 (3 hours ago) Permalink

Most of that scene makes sense eventually if you give it enough thought but then you ask yourself why you're working so hard to justify tits on HBO.

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:57 (2 hours ago) Permalink

Actually I predict her and Bronn are going to get it on, and he'll have to choose between her and a quiet life in a big castle with his frumpy bride.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:05 (2 hours ago) Permalink

Clearly they're setting up a spin-off with Bronn and the Sand Snakes solving crimes and generally getting into mischief in Dorne.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 13:48 (5 minutes ago) Permalink

true detective s3

head clowning instructor (art), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 13:51 (2 minutes ago) Permalink


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