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

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I think it was just meant to show Tyrion getting into the game of thrones but yeah, it wasn't particularly clever

Number None, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

if jojen and meera reed (book 2 characters) aren't in the tv show i will be very upset

humba (NZA), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see them being written out.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was a fun lil scene

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the myrcella thing was totally in the book iirc.

raw feel vegan (silby), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tyrion's three-way Myrcella marriage sting wasn't in the book was it?

Only in the sense that one of the three plots in the book involved Tommen and not Myrcella, otherwise, yeah, in the book (and they're all laid in a single chapter, though the Pycelle payoff takes longer to uncover, IIRC).

Trienne of Barf (Leee), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

yara is not nearly as hot as i pictured her in the books...also she doesn't hardly look "hard" at all (she's supposed to be a salty seafaring bad-ass, she looks like blossom or something).

lol Blossom was all sorts of cuet back in the day, brah! But yeah, the Asha in my head had a niftier haircut and also was the horsey sort of hott.

Anyway, I'm beginning to feel that the name change from Asha isn't so much because of the speculated similarity to Osha, but because Yara is simply a different character. Like, instead of the one Greyjoy whom I wkiw, she's just another dour, joyless (err) Greyjoy.

Trienne of Barf (Leee), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I've been thinking that while I generally feel that the TV depictions of most of the characters improve markedly upon the book analogues, Asha/Yara and Renly seem like the two who've suffered the most in the adaptation. With Renly, his book self is supposed to be the Robert of 15 years ago, virile, hot, and dashing, but the TV version is so diffident and whiny that I can't buy that loads of nobles are willing to back him because they love him.

Trienne of Barf (Leee), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think they've kind of coasted on this notion that people would rally to him because "everyone knows what Stannis is", though it might be not be adequate in the long run. He's certainly been given lesser screen time.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Asha in my head had a niftier haircut

Definitely this.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm about renly. also get the feel that loris tyrell isn't as hot as he's made out to be in the books.

Jibe, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Renly is pretty charming and charismatic IMO, but watching S1 before having read any of the books has coloured my perception of the character.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Renly looking pretty hot this season IMO. I'm liking the Scruff look.

Tim F, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the books i always pictured stannis as henry rollins

humba (NZA), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha that is perfect.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would explain why no one likes him

polyphonic, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't recall margaery inviting loras into their marital bed in the books but, you know, incest is best so.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

we don't actually see anything from her or Renly's pov in the book

Number None, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

will stannis have a later scene where he brings arya stark into a hipster tavern in westeros?

"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS, THIS IS ARYA STARK???"

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

we don't actually see anything from her or Renly's pov in the book

The books don't have a tonne of POV characters, iirc-- I mean, there are a tonne, but storylines like Davos' and Jon's almost felt overtold? I loved that Renly scene and hope there's more extrapolative stuff

poxen, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Davos is really our only POV in Dragonstone though. I think we could have done without Sam's POV for the Wall, but I see where some things couldn't have been told without it.

I loved this week's episode! Tyrion & the three was great, I died @ Vary's OOOH WE MUSTN'T TELL THE QUEEN. He's one of my favourites in the show without a doubt.

I'm glad they've cut out a bit out of certain timelines.

gyac, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think we could have done without Sam's POV for the Wall

No way, Sam is one of my favourite POV characters.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

#teamsamwell

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am hoping the big [CONTROVERSIAL MODERATOR EDIT] battle with the [CONTROVERSIAL MODERATOR EDIT] is as gripping to view as to read.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

the big sex battle with the pizza?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

King's Landing was knee-deep in jizz and mozzarella for weeks.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

same thing.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

we mustn't tell the queen

poxen, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interview with Story Editor/Mythology Gatekeeper/Writer of this past week's episode Bryan Cogman: http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/04/20/468061/bryan-cogman/

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Friday, 20 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

jizzerella, ftr

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Friday, 20 April 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Trienne of Barf (Leee), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

lotta torture this go round

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Classic Joffrey

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure how I feel about the dark thing...maybe HBO is going a little too far in trying to embellish the plot?

calstars, Monday, 23 April 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is the smoke monster not in the book?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes but

calstars, Monday, 23 April 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

? shadow monster birth p much exactly as i expected it. altho truly bizarre to see on tv screen.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 23 April 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reading people talking about potentially serious divergences from the books. I'm not against this, mind, as I wouldn't know the difference.

I also read that apparently Stannis was attacking Renly (who was on his way to King's Landing) so I guess that's why they happened to meet up. Hoping this really kicks off soon, as I'm worried its going to crumble under the weight of too-many characters. I hope there's some response by Tyrion to the Ros/Joffrey scene.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 05:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

what. the...

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 April 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"whoa, that lady amputates legs real good I'M IN LOVE"

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Monday, 23 April 2012 07:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really enjoyed the use of the word "cunt" in this episode.

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

TV Joffrey is even more horrible than book Joffrey.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interesting that they didn't let/make Melisandre squat in the row boat, which is iirc how she births the shadow in the book. It's like the half-reclined legs open position signifies birth on screen--otherwise, how would we ever have known what the enormously pregnant lady was doing with her...you know, down there.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maureen Ryan had a good paragraph about the Joffrey scene:

"Game of Thrones" has gotten a lot of crap for its "sexposition" and its affinity for boobs, but I'd like to point out that this scene was not exploitative of the female characters in the least. In fact, it did what some other scenes in the show haven't done: It took us inside the experience the women were having, and it made us feel their emotions and reactions. The women weren't mere objects in the scene, they were human beings for whom I felt sympathy and pity. This scene wasn't about sex or nudity (and there was very little of either); this was about Joffrey's despicable need to exercise the very worst kind of power over others, and one can only begin, like other characters in this tale, to pray for the day that his head is separated from his body.

poxen, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed, but this whole episode was a bit nauseating

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think we've established that joffrey is horrible at this point

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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