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CelticFrost March 23rd, 2013 14:18

Game of Thrones
 
So much blah blah blah talk about the insane man LB of late I am surprised no one is excited for next Sundays Season 3 of Game of Thrones.

Personally I can't wait as Sunday nights it will be worth while putting on the TV as I am also enjoying the new show Vikings.

Warmark March 23rd, 2013 14:38

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Originally Posted by CelticFrost (Post 1061189619)
So much blah blah blah talk about the insane man LB of late I am surprised no one is excited for next Sundays Season 3 of Game of Thrones.

Personally I can't wait as Sunday nights it will be worth while putting on the TV as I am also enjoying the new show Vikings.

Well I'm jacked up for the return of Game of Thrones, been counting the days, best show on tv IMO.
I'll have to give Vikings a try on your suggestion.

joxer March 23rd, 2013 15:23

I'll watch it as it's not bad as syfy shows, besides I like the intro. :)
But na't say I'm excited, I despise Martin's milkscheme.

sakichop March 23rd, 2013 17:51

For the first month or two after last season I couldn't wait for the next season. The long layoff has tempered my excitement but I'm sure when it starts back up ill be glued to it. Walking dead, game of thrones and Spartacus are by far my favorite shows.

joxer March 23rd, 2013 18:19

Wait a minute.
Spartacus is everyone's favorite show as it tries to hold onto real (known) facts as much as possible. You can't put that into a thread about "stretch goals" Martin's fantasy cash cow that noone but him knows how many sequels (books) will it have in the end.
In the case of Spartacus, the ongoing season is the last one - it's not cancelled or something but it's the end of the story that really happened. They could have turned it into a soap opera, but then again, they're not Martin.

Couchpotato March 23rd, 2013 21:16

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061189641)
Wait a minute.
Spartacus is everyone's favorite show as it tries to hold onto real (known) facts as much as possible. You can't put that into a thread about "stretch goals" Martin's fantasy cash cow that noone but him knows how many sequels (books) will it have in the end.
In the case of Spartacus, the ongoing season is the last one - it's not cancelled or something but it's the end of the story that really happened. They could have turned it into a soap opera, but then again, they're not Martin.

Don't forget season three is being split to make two seasons. Have to milk the series till Martin gets off his lazy ass and finishes it. I except the next two seasons will get the same treatment.

I enjoyed Rome when it was on and don't really care about Spartacus. Vikings on the other hand is very good. It covers the viking invasion of England in the late 900's. If you have on demand on cable you can watch the first three episodes for free,

joxer March 23rd, 2013 21:49

Rome was awsome! Too bad it lasted only 2 seasons… :(

Vikings… Isn't that a documentary that's also being aired on History?

Jaz March 23rd, 2013 22:08

I haven't read any of Martin's books with the exception of 'Songs of Stars and Shadows' so I don't know about how close/far the TV series is from the books, but some artistic/medial freedom is something I usually don't mind.

Game of Thrones is a nice enough TV series - characters and dialog make it fun to watch. I'm quite content with watching season 2 this week as 3 will take its time to get over here as usual. But while I like GoT about as much as I liked Rome, I prefer Spartacus by far - can't wait for season 3 airing here.
Where GoT is rather sophisticated, Spartacus is stripped down to the bare basics: it's all about sex, violence and intrigue … *just* about sex, violence and intrigue, preferrably all in one and the same scene. The series manages to satisfy my baser instincts in a rather concise form: I don't have to sit through hours of character development to get to the next gory/sexy scene ^^.

I'm not interested in seeing Vikings, though.

Couchpotato March 23rd, 2013 22:10

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061189662)
Rome was awsome! Too bad it lasted only 2 seasons… :(

Vikings… Isn't that a documentary that's also being aired on History?

No it's actually a tv series. I thought the same thing also till I watched it. They also have a bible tv series that isn't bad either.Viking basically follows the dynasty of the man who started the invasion. So far there still in the early stages of his family's rise.

I watched Spartacus for the first season only. I was surprised to see Lucy Lawless from Xena and the role she played. I lost interest after that.

Rome was one of the best recreated roman settings but there budget was to high to continue the series. I have both seasons on DVD.

CelticFrost March 23rd, 2013 22:19

[QUOTE=. Vikings on the other hand is very good. It covers the viking invasion of England in the late 900's. If you have on demand on cable you can watch the first three episodes for free,[/QUOTE]

Yes I am really enjoying this show so far.

joxer March 23rd, 2013 22:50

"Xena" IMO did an awsome job in first three parts of the story. If possible grab those three seasons (second is in fact a prequel of the first one) and watch the transformation of her character. Not from zero to hero, but from an almost-innocence to the full bitch and finally a complete lunatic adored by (ignorant) masses.
Starz did a great job putting her to that role.

DArtagnan March 24th, 2013 09:31

Game of Thrones is well made and is full of wonderful actors.

But it's also very much a one-trick pony. I'm not sure if the books are the same way - but the stories repeat themselves over and over. It's a very harsh world with powerhungry people in it - and they do what they can to fuck each other over.

I guess the "high point" is about the sex and the brutality - but I find it gets stale and predictable after a while.

Tyrion the popstar of the show is so utterly implausible and "for-effect" that I cringe every time he enters the screen. The writer(s) obviously has an unhealthy crush on that imp. If only they'd bothered to care as much about the rest of the main characters, I'm sure the show would feel more varied.

I liked Rome better, to be honest.

DArtagnan June 6th, 2013 18:05

So, guys - how about that red wedding?

I might not like the writing all that much, but that has to be one of the most powerful scenes I've seen on TV.

Couchpotato June 6th, 2013 18:14

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Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061201898)
So, guys - how about that red wedding?

I might not like the writing all that much, but that has to be one of the most powerful scenes I've seen on TV.

Oh you mean the internet fan flareup of the week. You know its the worst episode of the series.:rolleyes: I loved watching every minute of it.:)

DArtagnan June 6th, 2013 18:15

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Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061201899)
Oh you mean the internet fan flareup of the week. You know its the worst episode of the series.:rolleyes: I loved watching every minute of it.:)

Hehe, I was pretty shocked.

I mean, I know Martin is a big sadist who likes to shock his audience more than anything - but I just didn't see it coming ;)

blatantninja June 6th, 2013 18:29

Thought it was pretty well done. As a book reader, I was wondering how they were going to fix a few things, but man they did it well.

DArtagnan June 6th, 2013 18:32

Since I loathe Catelyn - I wasn't sad to see her go, but I must admit that the actress handled that scene well.

I was a big fan of Robb Stark - so his death affected me quite a bit, as did the death of Grey Wind.

akarthis June 6th, 2013 19:50

I really wonder how people couldn't see Rob's ending. While i was reading the books, the wedding and the feast was "shouting" Rob's death. The different is that i was expecting poison or a kill in the bed.

Promised to marry a lady and you go after a peasant? And you called your self a king? ha.

DArtagnan June 6th, 2013 20:08

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Originally Posted by akarthis (Post 1061201912)
I really wonder how people couldn't see Rob's ending. While i was reading the books, the wedding and the feast was "shouting" Rob's death. The different is that i was expecting poison or a kill in the bed.

Promised to marry a lady and you go after a peasant? And you called your self a king? ha.

Yeah, that really signaled everything…. or not.

azarhal June 6th, 2013 20:17

I guess the TV show is doing a disservice by giving too much screentime to "secondary/minor" characters. People get attached to the red shirts.

Game of Thrones have a lots of red shirts.


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