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  1.  (9805.1)
    the season finale was okay but it felt like last weeks episode should have been the real season finale. last nights episode felt more like the first episode of season 2.
  2.  (9805.2)
    Is it just me or is Hodor a pokemon? He's unusual-looking, his name is the only thing he says and he doesn't seem to have a life of his own beyond doing shit for a little kid xD
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
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    @Berserker and @JECole - thanks for the pep talk...

    Makes me want to watch it more! Cheers fellas.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
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    What do we say to the god of death?

    "Not today."
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
     (9805.5)
    Yeah, the finale was more of an epilogue type thing. Though, I have to admit, when they were all chanting KING OF THE NORTH and kneeling, I was kinda moved ;____;
  3.  (9805.6)
    I found Mormont Snr's speech to Jon gave me tingles. :)
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      CommentAuthorCorey Waits
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited
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    Have been avoiding this thread because I was behind, but I finished the last 2 episodes last night.

    I think the final episode was perfect for wrapping up the first season and setting up the start of the second. Means that when the second starts they can jump straight into it.

    I'm sad to hear that you need to side with the Lannister's to really enjoy the show, but I guess they are the bastards you love to hate. And at least Tyrion is entertaining to watch (I want him to be in the dark about the Queen and Jaime's plots because I like him, but I'm not naive enough to actually think that's the case).

    Now I'm torn as to whether I should buy the books and read them or just wait for the series to unfold...
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
     (9805.8)
    Just saw the finale, and there I was thinking "EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG FOR EVERYONE I LOVE T_T" and bam, Dany gets her babies. I'm sure something will go terribly wrong for them, too, but it got me hoping. I'm hoping I can catch up somewhat on the books now, but regardless of whether or not I do, I'm excited for the next season.
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
     (9805.9)
    I dunno. I wouldn't get too attached to the Lannisters either.

    Point of fact, I wouldn't get too attached to anyone. I half expect the world to just explode and kill everyone we know by the time Martin is finished.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
     (9805.10)
    Don't say that, I hate it when people tell people who don't read the books to not care about the characters. Part of the fun is seeing their reactions to their favorite character dying. Your taking half of the fun away from yourselves.
  4.  (9805.11)
    The best thing about killing people off willynilly, I think, is that it makes cliffhanger fake-deaths SO MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE. I just finished book two and there are two characters I genuinely thought were dead until someone spoiled me :P (I don't really mind :P)
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011
     (9805.12)
    @Colby
    The fun is getting attached to the characters, and never knowing if this is the battle that kills them. We haven't even seen a solid 50% of the major characters. Melisandre, Craster, Jaqen, all of them are awesome.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011 edited
     (9805.13)
    @Jon Wake

    Honestly, I'm waiting for the Viper. Considering how spot on the casting has been for pretty much everyone, even down to Poncypants McKnight of the Vale who Brom dropped out the Moon Door, I'm excited to see who they pick for the role.

    Of course, they've already announced that Book Two will be split into two seasons and we can probably expect them to follow that same format for the other books as well. However, I wonder how they're going to handle when we don't see particular main characters for entire books (like Tyrion and the last book); are they going to write TV-only scenes or are they going to give those particular actors a break?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011
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  5.  (9805.15)
    @RenThing -- The producers/writers already mentioned they'll be shuffling bits from other books and creating scenes and the like with GRRM's input to avoid long character absences.

    ~R
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011
     (9805.16)
    @RenThing

    Well book four and five will happen simultaneously. So I suppose in that respect that they could just flip flop from Crows to Dragons.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     (9805.17)
    The one character i'm looking forward to seeing on screen is Stannis Baratheon. I find him oddly compelling.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     (9805.18)
    @Colby

    Good point, so maybe three seasons out of that one. So, if we go on that sort of timeline GRRM has about seven years to finish the final book.

    Seven years should be enough, right? Right?

    So, I want to start a discussion about the things Dany had wrapped around her at the end but I'm concerned about spoilers for the people who haven't seen it yet; should I give it a few more days to let them watch the last episode or just go for it?
  6.  (9805.19)
    RenThing - that's what hide tags are for!
    I've been waiting for those dragons to hatch since the first time the eggs showed up on screen, and they were beautiful; the perfect ending to the season.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     (9805.20)
    @Rough night

    Yeah, was just trying to avoid having a series of comments with nothing but hide tags. *grin*

    I know, I'd been curious to see how they were going to be doing them and, honestly, I'm still nervous. While special effects are getting better, CGI is still one of those things that it's either done very, very well or it's not. For me, when it's not I just can't get past it and considering how very involved the dragons are going to be in the next season I was concerned for how much I was going to like it.

    That being said I thought the end of the episode was a very nice reveal and well done.