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

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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 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 book = 1 season makes total sense

they can make that work

delanie griffith (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 June 2010 11:49 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 19 June 2010 13:11 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Turns out Tyrion is Jesus.

schwantz, Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

big love took a break right?

ian, Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

If it hasn't it needs to.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:09 (5 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

So is each season going to be one book?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

God, I hope not. To me the best way to do it would be to break it down and rearrange in a linear timeline. Jump around between characters, like any good television drama with a ton of characters tends to do.

get off my lawn (rockapads), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

he is also not so much in westeros anymore

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I guess brits in Spain is similar, but I don't think that's really reserved for such a specific time of year and I think just as many working class people do that.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the tyrells are witty and fun especially olenna, i find that likable

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I forgot about Hodor and Bran and that unnamed Stark scion who's out there with that feral woman iirc.

nomar, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

as big violent homophobes go tormund is pretty chill

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

When was he homophobic?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

weird for a guy who in one scene tries to convince people he fucked a bear up the ass to disapprove of gay people (i can't remember when he says anything to that effect but i forget a lot of things)

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

tbf most of westeros is homophobic

let he who has not approved of the ronaldinho bottle opener cast the (sarahell), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

tommen seems nice

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i thought he said something kinda homophobic when he was referring to jon snow's looks but maybe i'm misremembering. i'll stick with my bold claim that his lgbtq politics are maybe not great tho

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i think someone with C21st progressive politics wld be deeply suspect

ogmor, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Dany comes pretty close, no?

Falconetti Pot (Leee), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Take that shit to Dorne.

kate78, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

between her eviscerations and crucifixions I think dany wld have a tough time on sjw tumblr

ogmor, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that lot will complain about ANYTHING

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I think the way she tries to raise up the underclass at the direct expense of the ruling class comes close to the radically anti-capitalist strains of progressivism.

I forgot about her white savior complex, though.

Falconetti Pot (Leee), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I forgot about her white savior complex, though.

oh come on now

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

savior complex in general yes, i think her #checkyourprivilege issue has to do with class and shit more than (fictional) nationality.

but that argument doesnt create #clicks the way the right headline and a screenshot of the end of "mhysa" does, which is why it was created, let's be honest here

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

If only progressives had a queen to take on the ruling class

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

why the latter was created, i mean xp self

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol slothro only consumes internet media that is pure

, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

there are definite parallels between Dany and Rachel Dolezal

let he who has not approved of the ronaldinho bottle opener cast the (sarahell), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

come on man how you gonna be mad at some mild clickbait pokes, obviously i read plenty of that shit myself i read grantland and espn xp

*slothrop

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:00 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

there are definite parallels between Dany and Rachel Dolezal
― let he who has not approved of the ronaldinho bottle opener cast the (sarahell)

feel like this could go in truth bombs, pvmic, solitary posts that sum up, privilege is a meme, etc etc

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the fact that you consider that stuff to be clickbait says a lot about you

, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

*sigh* i was referring to the like "10 things" posts those sites make, like comparing athletes to thrones characters stuff or w/e, i'm totally a sucker for that doesnt mean i dont feel guilty sometimes

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

but yea sure file such a conflict under like, not liking lil B as stuff that makes me hopelessly out of touch at 27, rmde

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that was a good dodge you're very accomplished

, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

mom always said i'd impress the kids at school somehow

i think someone already posted the ask the maester thing but that dude and mallory rubin did another one w/ some interesting speculation on s6, especially w/r/t those leaked casting descriptions, prophecies etc. http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/the-game-of-thrones-book-symposium-a-spoiler-filled-discussion-of-the-season-finale-and-predictions-for-season-6/

definite parallels between Dany and Rachel Dolezal (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I just saw a facebook link comparing GOT characters to houses that supposedly looked like them. Do wonder how long it took to compile a suitable database and what else could have been done with the time.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe headlines generate using SEO. Got to get the click traffic for those GoT HGTV fans.

Evan, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

w/r/t those leaked casting descriptions, prophecies

Some kid who write GoTs fan fictiongoing into a trance and typing, dead eyed: "The wolf shall lie down with flayed man, and Euron Greyjoy shall be featured next season."

Rouge Trooper (dowd), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 19:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Interesting that the iron throne didn't make an appearance all season.

Evan, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 20:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

on loan to Empire

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 20:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

shoutout to stannis today

, Sunday, 21 June 2015 17:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 21 June 2015 17:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

nice day for back yard barbeque

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Sunday, 21 June 2015 18:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

:(

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 June 2015 18:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

mom isn't gonna make it the cookout after all

sarahell, Sunday, 21 June 2015 18:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

she's hanging out in the woods

(sorry)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 June 2015 20:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

did this thread go there yet, good

got bent (mild cheezed off vibes) (s.clover), Sunday, 21 June 2015 20:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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