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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (7809 of them)

'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 (4 years ago) Permalink

GOOD GOOD

The other side of genetic power today (Laurel), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING FROM ILX

The other side of genetic power today (Laurel), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:24 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Third book is probably the best.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'd agree with that

Bunsen burner, bubbles, IT'S ALIVE! whaaaaa-? (HI DERE), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 20:40 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

you think they ought to make it longer? u mad

thomp, Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:42 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for the crossover episode.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:43 (4 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 (3 years ago) Permalink


Looks nice and wintry

Number None, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:01 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha oh shit yr right Godzilla is BOC

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

but, yeah, i'd be down with a BOC cameo next season

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

Well BOC do use the GoT theme as their walk-on music currently...

before you die you see the rink (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

Have the books revealed yet whether this will just be for nerds?

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

it will also be for horny nerds

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:33 (2 months ago) Permalink

so Jonathon Pryce eh

Οὖτις, Friday, 25 July 2014 22:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

engineer in miss saigon one of my fave broadway roles eva

Mordy, Friday, 25 July 2014 22:52 (2 months ago) Permalink

Surely David Warner was available, and cheaper?

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Saturday, 26 July 2014 02:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

holy shit, alexander siddig is incredible casting for doran martell

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

Dr Bashir! :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 26 July 2014 04:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

Yeah that was a DAMNED smart move. I wonder if they just approached him directly.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:29 (2 months ago) Permalink

there had been fan wishing but those things usually never pan out, much to nathan fillion's chagrin

balls, Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

Surprised this hadn't been linked yet

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

OK, so I had really avoided this whole thing because I never read the books, and we cut the TV cable long ago in my house; as a phenomenon it was totally passing me by. Then, as more people whose taste I trust started talking about it, I decided, "May as well give it a shot, starting with the books" and . . . man, I am ALL IN. Since the last week of July I've read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings, and just downloaded A Storm of Swords today. I also d/l'ed the first episode from iTunes to see how it translated, and was so impressed with the production and casting I went to a used place and bought Season 1 on Blu-Ray.

It's not often I come across a sci-fi or fantasy world builder who seems to have fully thought through everything before s/he even puts pen to paper, but this is definitely one of the times.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol, oh Phil, I get what you are saying, but as you get further in, you'll quickly realize that GRRM is very far from having thought everything through.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh god, those three posts are the saddest thing I've seen all day.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

It's not often I come across a sci-fi or fantasy world builder who seems to have fully thought through everything before s/he even puts pen to paper, but this is definitely one of the times.

yeah this only applies to the first 3 books unfortunately, after that it starts to unravel so proceed at yr own risk. or just watch the show which will likely do a better job with the later material using the power of hindsight

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

Be aware that the show introduces a fistful of other problems, though.

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLEEE (Leee), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

STOP KICKING THE PUPPY GUYS

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 19:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

first three books are a tour de force of plotting that would be hard to match. they're also Act I so imo it's way too soon to tell whether or not grrm's flailing.

resulting post (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah it's only been nearly 20 years - way too soon!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

not sure how the start date's relevant? high point would have been ten years ago, low point would have been three years ago. we're in the baggy middle now and we'll find out soon enough whether it all pays off like it did in book three or goes pear shaped.

resulting post (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

if you can't finish your shit in 20 years you are flailing QED

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

Well, he did finish several books, just not the 'last' one.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

OK no spoilers but for fuck's sake is Sansa ever NOT a moron?

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

She has been entirely moronic up to now but I sort of feel she has the potential to get the better of Machiavellian genius Littlefinger if only because LF clearly has a weakness for Stark girls.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've always felt sympathy for Sansa because she's the character that was most invested in the fairytale idea and then had it ripped away again and again. Like a viewer who thinks "oh fantasy and knights and princesses this will be fun oh god oh god"

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

I think it's uncharitable to call her a moron, she's a child at the mercy of horrible events beyond her control. She's just not a total badass like her sister.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

seems like the obvious course of sansa's arc is for her to keep being dragged along until she suddenly snaps and does something badass at a key moment using all the knowledge she's absorbed while in pseudocaptivity

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

I read that as paedocaptivity.

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLEEE (Leee), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

you're not wrong

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess "moron" is uncharitable, but she seems to be horrible at both practicing and reading the courtly manners she's so concerned with all the time. Like, Tyrion didn't ask for ________ any more than she did, but yeesh, girl, come on.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

or she becomes Littlefinger's mini-me and, at a crucial juncture, acts in what she perceives as her own best interests with catastrophic results for others.

resulting post (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

She's there to show the audience how monsters are created, I think. First terrified, then sulking and resentful, then gradually more calculating, devious and eventually destructive. This is what happens when you grow up a pawn of castle intrigue, and the endpoint I suppose is Cersei

Brakhage, Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

No intended spoilers there, I'm just guessing where she's heading

Brakhage, Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Great, now I'm hungry.

pig∞n (Leee), Friday, 26 September 2014 00:09 (6 days ago) Permalink

http://www.vulture.com/2014/09/game-of-thrones-cast-summer-2014.html

Jesus, the Mountain guy is fucking ridiculous.

schwantz, Friday, 26 September 2014 22:12 (6 days ago) Permalink

Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis)
He took the role of an extreme swimmer in the upcoming Swimmer, a role that used to be Ben McKenzie's.

He's really into taking roles over, isn't he?

pig∞n (Leee), Friday, 26 September 2014 22:25 (6 days ago) Permalink

Felt up by Adam Smith's invisible hand (Sanpaku), Saturday, 27 September 2014 19:17 (5 days ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.