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

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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 (5 years ago) Permalink

FUCK YEAH THAT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!

hot dub grime machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that is good casting

richie aprile (rockapads), Monday, 12 July 2010 23:22 (5 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 (5 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

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 (4 years ago) Permalink

still lolling at "muted color palette of LotR"

Yeezy reupholstered my pussy (DJP), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 18:09 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh, and that Inside of Game of Thrones featurette:

Gukbe, Monday, 6 December 2010 05:49 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

April cannot come soon enough.

schwantz, Monday, 17 January 2011 17:21 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

hi five!

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

also that counts as a humblebrag, right? ;)

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm on storm of swords now. it's good, but i liked the first book best. should be incredibly easy to adapt for cable!

here's some big-ass pics:



ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

am 3/4 of the way through the first book...freaking love it!

those photos make me p excited for the tv show

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I should have followed that up with #humblebrag

Looking at prices on eBay I'm wondering if I should just sell this thing, or wait a few more years?

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

wait until he's dead, yes

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

holy crap @ the wall, that is impressive. is the 2nd one supposed to be winterfell? don't remember things well enough to ID the first one, maybe the lannisters' castle? that was by the ocean iirc

i'm real tempted to reread the books now that the 5th one finally has a release date and i don't remember most of the plot details, but that's like...4000 pages of pulp fantasy when i already have a long list of new and probably better things to read, damn. i'll probably do it anyway

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

whatever you do Jon, DON'T TOUCH THE BOOK AT ALL, EVER.

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Those pics are awesome. I am pretty excited about this show.

ENBB, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

ya first one is king's landing, second is winterfell

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

the casting is looking pretty good too

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah

ENBB, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Need to re-read but books completely boxed up and unreachable in storage!! ;_;

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

very excited about hearing my first name spoken repeatedly on tv.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Viserys?

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

those pictures look pretty rad. i usually like this kind of stuff better when there are actors and, like, vistas, so that's another reason i'm looking forward to the adaptation, although the books were def A Cut Above.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

"robert"

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

nah theon.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've mostly gotten off the endless/knotted/OTT/hyperinvolved fantasy saga train by now for a variety of reasons -- changed foci of interest in life, etc. -- but I think I'll be good with this to watch as it stands. If anything I think I'm glad that it's been adapted rather than trying to imagine dealing with the whole series; if it delivers as good drama that's all I need, really. I have absolutely no doubt that if I was twenty years younger I would long since have memorized all the books backwards and forwards -- but I grew up when I did and I got, well, Dragonlance.

(My dream extended adaptation wouldn't actually be a fantasy series but would be a hell of a blast -- Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond/Niccolo cycles, set in Renaissance/16th century Europe; if you want hyperinvolved plotting across decades and shades of grey characterization, you want to read these ASAP. And she completed it all before she passed so no regrets a la Jordan.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Blowing through season 2. It isn't as good as season 1. I could do without the entire Qarth subplot, really. I liked her Daenerys character arc last season bc she was consistently dealt the most insane and/or horrible circumstances and then powered through on the force of her own will. This season is more kind of pointless, her commanding her tribe or her hosts or anybody in sight to do things for her, them to refuse, and her to quickly sentence them to a firey death from above in the unforeseen future.'

The newer characters and the cast of all the different parties vying for kingship is interesting but the heart of the show remains the cruel and always entertaining Lannisters.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 18 July 2015 16:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Would watch a buddy cop spin-off with Tyrion and his bodyguard.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 18 July 2015 16:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Ssn 2 is great but more for Kings Landing stuff
I was having trouble remembering back to when Dany's story was interesting

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Saturday, 18 July 2015 18:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Don't worry, Dany's story picks up MASSIVELY in s3. Then nose dives a bit, but I still think most people underrate her as a character.

OTM that s1>s2, and that the best bits of s2 revolve around the Lannisters.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 18 July 2015 18:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Lannisters are the best house all round really, that's pretty much a fact.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 18 July 2015 18:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yes definitely.

Ok the end of season 2 was nice. I guess if you are holding off on showing the dragons until the last episode again you could do worse with a scene where they are all shooting fire through Daenerys and roasting her would-be captors.

The army of the undead....woah. They really nailed the sound when the undead king screeches there. Is it the dead who die beyond the wall that come back, or all of them? Cos there are a lot of corpses showing up all around...

I guess it is good to know they can be killed by fire. Probably should be placing all bets on the fire-proof woman with fire-breathing dragons. Still, Sansa said it best when she predicted Joffrey would survive, "The worst ones always do".

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 18 July 2015 20:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Woah.... just finished S4E2. I did NOT see Joffrey dying, I thought he would be around to torment everyone for the entire series. They did give him a great send-off, it's like a greatest hits of horrible spitefulness. And Cersei grinning off to the side through the whole thing, trying to hold back the laughter. These are some of the most evil characters I have seen portrayed on screen in a long time.

I really liked how the episode was playing w fan assumptions. "Oh who would kill someone at a wedding?", that warrior guy whose kin was killed by Tywin, Shae being as LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS AS POSSIBLY while Tywinn threatens to kill the next whore seen w Tyrion. I half expected that cake to have a dead prostitute in it that he had just sliced in half.

Really hope Shae is gone for good, she was just annoying for most of her screen time by the end. Tbh she really took me out of it. It seemed like the dangerous and violent world of the Lannisters (and her dead fellow prostitutes) was entirely separate from whatever life she had w Tyrion.

Joffrey's eyes turned that pale blue color, the same color as the army of the undead. I'm hoping his body is stolen away before they can do a formal cremation and he becomes an undead Joffrey w 100x the evil of his former self.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

think you might be misreading cersei's reaction to her son's grizzly death

(extremely nerds voice) (Clay), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hah no i meant the little play before that, and the gleeful abuse of his uncle.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

Tho thank God they shut down his plan on involving Robert Stark's head in the preceedings.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

just wait until you get to season 5 and the army of the dead shows up led by Ned Stark riding Dany's dead dragon

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 20:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

Dude save that for the spoiler thread.

:wq (Leee), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 20:36 (1 week ago) Permalink


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