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

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best to remain ignorant

Number None, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

It seems wise.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Imagine two mediocre singers doing Unchained Melody. Now you have it exactly.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

gross

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Extensive Dinklage interview:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/magazine/peter-dinklage-was-smart-to-say-no.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

dinksclusive

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

As if I didn't love that man enough already. Great stuff, thanks Ned!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clearly a dude.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

good piece.

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had a crush on him since Station Agent. He's the best.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

SHUT IT DOWN.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

But just 10 days after moving, Dinklage was back in Brooklyn, playing a “bitchy barista” in “A Case of You,” a small-budget romantic comedy written by his friend, the actor (and “I’m a Mac” pitchman) Justin Long.

i would love to see this

humba (NZA), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Somewhat scathing review in the New York Times still considers this a show for Dungeons and Dragons fans and no one else.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also fans of Expository Whoring obv

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

sexposition(tm)

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

his thoughts on tiptoes are v inneresting

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously though: critics disparaging the show for plotting missteps and tone apparently have no interest in taking a look at the source material at all?
there's a lot of "man they killed ned, what a disaster for hbo" and my understanding is that uh like everybody dies on this fucking show

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

seems like for season one that almost astonishingly neatly every 100 pages of the first book equaled one episode. so i assume same holds true for season two?

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

y'know what else had a ton of characters and no real central figure? The Wire

Number None, Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

according to the article ned linked dinklage is signed on for SIX seasons...there are only five completed books, and grrm doesn't show any signs that he is hurrying to finish the books.

humba (NZA), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

soooo i guess that means they will eventually get off the 1 book/1 season wagon?

humba (NZA), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're going to have to do book three over two seasons definitely

Number None, Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last season critics only got four episodes as well, as the reviews were decent but not terribly enthusiastic, basically saying the exact same thing (too many characters, too much exposition, not enough to latch onto) but by Episode 6 it was all coming together a treat and it just sort of barrelled beautifully towards the finale.

It also seems to miss the point of Ned's arc. It was really shocking for me when it happened, but the best thing about it (and this is similar to Boardwalk Empire last season) is that when you look back, it makes total sense. Ned was honest and noble and very likeable and human and the audience could really latch onto him, but for all those reasons he was terrible at the politics and died for it. It would seem ridiculous to expect someone else to take up the "good guy main character" mantle.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think they'd be lucky to get 5 seasons out of this. It's hugely expensive and even as it is a pretty decent hit I'm not sure it can sustain. I seem to recall an interview with the creators who were asked about catching up with the books, and they said they had consulted with GRRM and they have an outline of how it all ends.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

then again creators swearing they have an ending is always suspect these days

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp i thought that's what his son was doing, just less charismatically

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

but there's no way they could do the ending on the show before the books finish. there'd be a nerd uprising

Number None, Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: staying power - i guess we'll know how popular this show is based on the season 2 premiere numbers and that's likely to sway how long they keep the thing going. If it gets sopranos numbers, i imagine it'll be on for ten years.

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

If this season is a solid improvement ratings wise and that holds up for the rest of the seasons there's no way HBO won't greenlight it through the end. That's a given unless public interest suddenly plummets.

abcfsk, Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Imagine if we're onboard for the longest running tv show ever

how great would that be

i don't want this show to ever end

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the simpsons kinda have that one locked down
but yeah, i'd be curious to see how this changed over the course of a decade as actors got way older

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the simpsons kinda have that one locked down

lol are you kidding?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest-running_United_States_television_series

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought i read they were going to start blurring the lines between the books at the end of this season, and messing a bit more with the chronology, in order to fit everything in neatly and pace the 3rd book properly

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

"longest running non-news/non-soap narrative show"
/pedant

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

sixth season is based on GRRM's LJ

༼◍ྀ ౪ ◍ི ༽ (cozen), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

longest running direwolf/incest/hodor drama

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh, meet the press, duh

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

peh that's boring grownup shows, we're talking about TEE VEE here forks

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

gonna get some good play from this

༼◍ྀ ౪ ◍ི ༽ (cozen), Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol p sure that nyt review is some omega level trolling

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah it's a pale shadow of the one from last year

Number None, Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can I put this in here?

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 29 March 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The other night I got super high and talked myself into buying the Blu-Rays for season 1 for some reason. I can't even loan them out to people because no one has a blu-ray player. smh

polyphonic, Friday, 30 March 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 30 March 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What a mummer's farce.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 30 March 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

man stoked for season 2 to start. i started reading the books about a month ago and now i'm less than 200 pages from finishing them. the new season will be help me come down gently... until it finishes and i realise we are no closer to getting book 6.

Jibe, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seven help me, I'm bored.

Office Tebow (Leee), Sunday, 1 April 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

TEN MINUTES

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 2 April 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink


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