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

Dude save that for the spoiler thread.

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

3 weeks pass...

Finally finished season 5. Stannis burning his daughter was really painful, and it's a testament to how cruel the show is to its characters that very soon after everything went to complete shit for and he got what was coming to him. Brienne was able to finally keep her oath, but she's kind of a sad case imo, she's obviously super capable but has the extreme misfortune to often be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Either that or the person she is trying to save doesn't want to be saved at that moment. Missing the candle in the window by seconds was gtfo

Dany's story has gotten more and more interesting, I think it took a while to get into the whole leading-sure-is-hard part where she's at, and for a while she was just going from city to city conquering w this super simplistic and reductive way of going about it. Now she's out hanging w her dragon, which I kind of wonder is a first time thing for her, I'm assuming her actually flying on the dragon in the ep was for the first time.

This show keeps getting more and more grim. It is hard for me to watch any scene w Arya because it may erupt in extreme gore. A silly complaint given the show but I tend to watch out the corner of my eye when things get really brutal. Wouldn't have it any other way, all the violence, all the horrible things that are shown in this show, are all things that happened during the dark ages, not the squeaky clean medieval fantasy that I kind of grew up w in pop culture.

On that note the walk of shame was pretty crazy, and I guess something that really happened. I'm still kind of fuzzy on the whole arrangement, how the fanatics were given power that usurps the king and queen, as manipulative and calculating as Cersei is it seems like she would've foreseen that, but maybe not. Was the entire purpose of granting them power to get rid of her new inlaws? I am guessing in the next season she will just have Franken-Mountain chop all fanatics in half.

Jon Snow bleeding out in the snow, was there really any other end to this guy? Like Stannis he was fixated on the big picture and it allowed his growing enemies to sneak up behind him and stab him in the back (or the front, repeatedly). Not gonna hold out for Franken-Jon-Snow but who knows...

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Dany's story has gotten more and more interesting

Haha, this really is the reverse of commonly held opinion. I still like her stuff more than most do though.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Not gonna hold out for Franken-Jon-Snow but who knows...

yeah, don't think you can run for Veep if not from Earth

Why because she True and Interesting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Well I really liked her first season arc but once she became a ruler sitting on her throne for most of it, it was kind of dull. Post-Joffrey and post-Tywin the Lannisters are really floundering in King's Landing. Doing what they do best, killing and disgracing other people not named Lannister, but those tactics are starting to wear thin. Now that the small council is gone (and more or less under Dany's wing now) I think it's a less interesting story than it used to be w those two characters. Not that Jonathan Pryce didn't bring a heck of a lot of great acting to that storyline, but w Dany's story you get the feeling she is at least evolving and learning from her mistakes. Stannis, Jon Snow, even Cersei are all victims of their own obsessions while Dany doesn't exactly know what she wants. Plus she has survived 5 seasons relatively unscathed, so she's really in the best position right now than all of them.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I thought Dany's story was looking up when Tyrion showed up. Would have liked to see the two them plotting world domination, but then Dany gets whisked away to hang out with barbarians again. Seems like stalling, but maybe she'll find a magic amulet or something that will be super important.

Why because she True and Interesting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

can't wait for danys to storm kings landing with her dragons and army of dothraki and eunuchs and jorah "clobberin time" mormon and tyrion.

nomar, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Basically where Tyrion goes I go.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Jorah Mormont more like Borah Moron aren't I correct?

:wq (Leee), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

was wondering how Lovejoy hadn't been in this yet

kinder, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:54 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I think Dany's story has improved too. In most of the earlier seasons her scenes were usually my least favourite but that could partly be to do with my loving the greener and colder settings more than the sandy places (that certainly holds true for Mario videogames).

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:48 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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