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  1.  (9805.81)
    Nope, not him - the old Night's Watch commander. He was in Braveheart as a veteran Scots warrior, and also in Troy as one of the warrior kings.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2011
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    Ups, you're right, I confused Eddard's brother with Mormont. He's James Cosmo.
  2.  (9805.83)
    One of my friends has been telling me to read this for years, and I've told her countless times I "grew out" of fantasy books. After I watched the first episode I signed up for audible and got the audiobook so I can listen in the car and at work. So far everything is awesome.
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    @DC - thanks, that's the bloke. I don't remember him in Trainspotting, though.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2011
     (9805.85)
    As Renton's dad.

    Nice fella in real life too.
  4.  (9805.86)
    Game of Bummers am I right?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
     (9805.87)
    @Birds_Use_Stars

    Just you wait.
  5.  (9805.88)
    Secret to enjoying Game of Thrones: Learn to Love the Lannisters. :P
  6.  (9805.89)
    …since when did HBO start doing full-frontal male nudity?

    Oz. Big swinging cocks all around.

    I'm less apprehensive about the new Conan movie after seeing Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo.
  7.  (9805.90)
    Something seems off though about the aesthetic of the new Conan movie.
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
     (9805.91)
    I really can't wait to see people's reactions to next season after reading all the hoopla of people declaring they will never watch the show after this season finale.
  8.  (9805.92)
    If they'll watch the finale, they'll watch next season's premier. I find it hard to believe it when someone says they'll quit a show, but after just one more episode, they mean it.
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      CommentAuthorCuppaJoe
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
     (9805.93)
    I haven't read the books and am utterly captivated by the show, blatantly logical plot twists that still catch me out (Joffrey's lineage, for example), the constant tension of fluid and rigid agendas, a healthy dose of sex and a well realized, medieval sense that death is only "one bad potato away" (as a friend put it).

    As for loving the Lannisters, who wouldn't? the beautiful, capable, machiavellian shites that they are.
  9.  (9805.94)
    @CuppaJoe - And perverse, deviants, every last one of them! They're so delightful.
  10.  (9805.95)
    Just found this whilst reading the trolling on AV Club:

    "If you stop watching, the Lannisters win."
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
     (9805.96)
    @Neil Ofsteel

    That makes sense, considering the subject matter of the show. Guess I need to get better about my HBO mini-series.

    As to Conan, yeah, I think it could be ok but if they turn Conan into some kind of hero-for-the-people-freedom-fighter I don't care how good he looks for the part, the movie will be shite.

    @magnusisasillyname

    That's good.
  11.  (9805.97)
    I had read the first book a few months before the series started, and I'm enjoying watching the series through my GF's eyes. The unending cruelty that Martin inflicts on his characters seems like something you don't see a lot in TV, and it's fun to hear my GF's predictions as to how things will turn out. They're never, ever as miserable as the events turn out to be.

    Oh man, and I haven't even shown her the latest episode yet. :D
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011
     (9805.98)
    I really need to get caught up; I just watched Ep. 4 this morning. Especially since That Part in This Week's Episode hit. To have read Martin is to be a fan of schadenfreude.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011
     (9805.99)
    I'm waiting for it to hit Blu-Ray, and then I'll probably watch the whole thing over a weekend... Sucks that it's only on Sky over here, as my landlord won't let me stick a dish on the flat...
  12.  (9805.100)
    @Flabyo
    There's always eztv...