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

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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 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 book = 1 season makes total sense

they can make that work

delanie griffith (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 June 2010 11:49 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 19 June 2010 13:11 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Turns out Tyrion is Jesus.

schwantz, Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

big love took a break right?

ian, Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

If it hasn't it needs to.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:09 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

FUCK YEAH THAT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!

hot dub grime machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that is good casting

richie aprile (rockapads), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:22 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

more teasing

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Monday, 13 September 2010 06:25 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

They have dragons and undead.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 13 September 2010 16:06 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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

So is each season going to be one book?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:49 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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.

yes because there have been so, so many live action fantasy movies recently

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

still lolling at "muted color palette of LotR"

Yeezy reupholstered my pussy (DJP), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 18:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's not fantasy, it's HBO

A decent little write-up about the 10-minute making of that premiered and also the branding of the show.

Gukbe, Monday, 6 December 2010 05:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh, and that Inside of Game of Thrones featurette:

Gukbe, Monday, 6 December 2010 05:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

This looks so good. I really, really hope it succeeds and gets George off his fat ass to finish the story before they catch up.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 6 December 2010 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

April cannot come soon enough.

schwantz, Monday, 17 January 2011 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

im still peeved they didnt get tamzin merchant to play daenerys. her replacement doesnt look inbred enough imo. at least they got the iron throne right.

and yes this will be just for nerds.

, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hopefully it will do for us nerds who haven't read the books as well.

Rejoice that you weren't eaten (chap), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have the speakers off, did they cut this trailer to 'power'

this looks so awful. the throne of swords is a pretty stupid idea for a visual and this is not executed in any way that'd serve to redeem that

thomp, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I pulled out my old copy to read again before the adaption starts and I'd totally forgotten I have an autographed copy.... lol.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

hi five!

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

also that counts as a humblebrag, right? ;)

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

re: Econ Fantasy:

The Neal Stephenson Baroque Cycle is kind of what you mean, but more historical fiction than fantasy...

schwantz, Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:14 (4 days ago) Permalink

, Friday, 18 April 2014 00:31 (3 days ago) Permalink

so embarrassing when you're doing a marketing presentation and you've accidentally included a slide from your grotesque death scene

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 18 April 2014 00:44 (3 days ago) Permalink

"Really funny guys, but can we please get back to these Q3 numbers now?"

djenter the dragon? (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 18 April 2014 15:04 (3 days ago) Permalink

I really want a fantasy novel by someone into economic history.

As a relative of an economist who has written exhaustive family histories almost entirely from an economic history viewpoint, no you do not. There is dry, there is bone dry, there is desert, and then there is economic history in narrative form.

As a companion piece or an appendix to which the main narrative refers, sure. That would TOTALLY flesh things out. But you do not want an economist telling you bed time stories.

Survivalist Compound Row (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 18 April 2014 17:35 (3 days ago) Permalink

The Neal Stephenson Baroque Cycle is kind of what you mean, but more historical fiction than fantasy...

― schwantz, Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:14 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

p much every NS book has some kind of econ nerdery in it, the dude is hella into that stuff

gbx, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:45 (3 days ago) Permalink

I just want ASOIAF without dragons and undead and that kind of thing. It would be just as compelling without it. (yeah, I know, check out my original and important opinions, but still)

Try Leuchars More! (dowd), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:06 (3 days ago) Permalink

can't agree with this. the whole point is that magic and the supernatural are slowly but surely seeping back into an unsuspecting world.

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:20 (3 days ago) Permalink

I do agree with dowd, because for me ASOIAF was about the political integration of the world and the way actions rippled out.

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:22 (3 days ago) Permalink

to clarify I thought it'd be interesting to see someone who'd created a world from the bottom up so that it felt plausible, I don't want a novel written like a geography textbook

ogmor, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:46 (3 days ago) Permalink

Feel like the economics (ok, not how it works in regards to agriculture feeding the cities other than the Martell's lording it over everyone) but it feels like the Lannisters being in debt is burbling under the surface. Is the Iron Bank a real thing or just a metaphor for war costs?

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:14 (2 days ago) Permalink

it is a real thing

it's a trilby (Clay), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

Where does Bronn keep all his gold??? Hmmm

, Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:35 (2 days ago) Permalink

, Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:37 (2 days ago) Permalink

Wow, i had to look at that for a full minute to carch that

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:55 (2 days ago) Permalink

Carch carch carch

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:56 (2 days ago) Permalink

haha, i was all staring at dude's belt looking for clues to murder

gbx, Saturday, 19 April 2014 04:04 (2 days ago) Permalink

someone explain it to me like I'm five

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 April 2014 06:01 (2 days ago) Permalink

oh wait nvm

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 April 2014 06:02 (2 days ago) Permalink

pls explain

"got ye!" (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:17 (2 days ago) Permalink

Jaime got a new hand in the 1st ep

, Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:23 (2 days ago) Permalink

Oh, lol, forgot about that. Man, he's exploiting that on set, huh?

Frederik B, Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:36 (2 days ago) Permalink

yall acting like takeout coffee isnt a commentary on the unsustainability of late capitalism and the death if magic smh

lag∞n, Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:12 (2 days ago) Permalink

Cheap coffee at royal wedding just showing the financial strains the war has put on the Lannisters

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:28 (2 days ago) Permalink

wasn't he the only person not in costume for that magazine cover a while back? maybe that's his thing now

gbx, Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:49 (2 days ago) Permalink

don't worry, cameron diaz and kate upton will straighten him out

balls, Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:57 (2 days ago) Permalink

That's an outtake from a promo shot of the Purple Wedding, in the broadcast shot he's wearing 30+ lbs of plate armor.

Congratulations! And my condolences. (Sanpaku), Saturday, 19 April 2014 22:22 (2 days ago) Permalink


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