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

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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

I don't think there's ever been a show that's made me ask myself "wtf did I just watch?" like this one. 0_o

Also DIE IN A FIRE JOFFREY

Roz, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

As awful as he is I'm enjoying the Joffrey stuff because it makes his eventual comeuppance even more satisfying (he has to get some degree of comeuppance, right? RIGHT? Please god i hope so). It is also fun to see his angry, impotent face when Tyrion comes in and gets Sansa.

Really enjoying Arya's storyline, ven if her being Tywin's cup-bearer feels like a serious stretch in credibility. On the flipside, Arya interacting with Charles Dance!

I don't understand why she was taken to the Lannister prison though. They weren't fighting for the Starks, they were just heading to The Wall, right? Why take them?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Until Tywin shows up at the end of that bit, Harrenhal's being run by the Mountain and his men who are basically cruel outlaws that happen to be on good terms with the Lannisters. They're just kind of capturing random civilians to interrogate about the "brotherhood" that we don't know what is yet.

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, okay. So the King's Guard (they're the ones that attacked them on the road, right?) just dropped them off there?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that wasn't the king's guard was it? just some lannister men.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the mountain's dudes are just basically psycho criminal masquerading as soldiers

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tywin showing up and laying down the law was pretty great. strutting around calling them all numskulls!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that was the best part of the episode by far.
tywin's sort of ruthless efficiency is cool.

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

that wasn't the king's guard was it? just some lannister men.

oh right, this might be where i got confused. I thought the intial guys that they told to fuck-off were the King's Guard, as they had the ruling from the King.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i need to make flash cards with the various armour so i can learn who's who by sight.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the initial guys might have been.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

kingsguard are the elite knights who protect the king

the guys they told off were just random lannister knights/soldiers i think

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, the kingsguard don't usually leave king's landing unless they're travelling with a member of the royal family

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

kingsguard = secret service
"gold cloaks" = police

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

right. but the first guys to show up were sent from King's Landing; soldiers or knights or whatever. the people who wound up taking Arya & co. prisoner where the Mountain's rabble.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

lannister army = blackwater

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

So who is in charge of executing the king's orders outside of King's Landing? Like, when Ned Stark ordered that guy to arrest The Mountain in season 1, wasn't he talking to a member of the King's Guard?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

the king or hand can command any of their knights to carry out business like that, i guess. that guy was Beric Dondarrion, who's not a Kingsguard member, just a knight.

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, that was Beric Dondarrion wasn't it?

gyac, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember that name

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Deric Bondarrion. got it.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, so to clarify by mixing up Ancient Roman periods - King's Guard are the Praetorian Guard? Gold Cloaks are ~~kind of~~ like the lichters? And the King of Westeros' armies are the various bannerman who have all sworn fealty?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

kind of - the Kingsguard is small though, there's only 9 people in it at a time iirc. they're basically glorified bodyguards for the king and his family

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

and who are the thirteen then?

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

There were a couple discussions in season 1 about how there wasn't a Westeros army, it was basically just made up of various loyal houses who could split any time if they weren't happy.

Moodles, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the thirteen are the rulers of qarth.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


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