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    Yeah, the Conan movie will probably be terrible anyway. I'm just trying to assure myself that it might be worth the rental.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011
    Our little coterie of prediction-happy non-reading projection-heads were blown away by the last one. Literally a chorus of "FUCK!"s as the credits rolled.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011

    Not a spoiler, really, but the best advice I give to anyone reading the books, or now watching the show, is this: become attached to a character at your own peril. GRRM fans like to laugh at the tears of people whose favorite character dies horribly (but only because at one point we were the ones shouting down at the pages, "GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE WHY'D YOU DO THAT?!")
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
    You'd think "Sean Bean" would have been a clue.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    Yup. This time, Boromir didn't try to steal the ring, but they killed him anyway.
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    Non-reader here. I was pissed off at the end of the last episode, but only because I've found myself 'involved' in the plight of the Starks. I love that the plot isn't formulaic, unlike too many other series. Can't wait for blooray!
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
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  2.  (9805.109)
    Tyrion Lannister

    Drew this at work during lunch. Enjoying the show very much, never read the book. Guy playing Tyrion is amazing. If he doesnt get minimum emmy nod jury is rigged.

    And the video before this is amazing, watched the entire 10 minutes.
    • CommentAuthorTom Akel
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2011
    @renthing, so true. just when you think you have something good going grrm rips your heart out and dances on it. there was a point in storm of swords i had to put the book down for 2 weeks before i could bring myself to keep reading it.

    but the good news about dance with dragons is that only half the characters will be in it, since it takes place at the same time as feast, so at least we know half the characters (probably) won't die at least until the 6th book
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2011
    I just got caught up--man, this friggin' show.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2011 edited
    ...but only because I've found myself 'involved' in the plight of the Starks.

    You poor bastard, your suffering has only just begun.
  3.  (9805.113)
    I knew that Ned wasn't long for the series, I just was unsure of when. Haven't read the books yet, but I'm thinking I'll read a book at the end of each season. I think I prefer reading original novels after seeing adaptations. I've always been the guy angry after seeing a poor adaptation, or knowing what will happen before seeing it on a movie/series. I think I'd much prefer reading a better written story that fills in the blanks, and that I'll have a much more positive experience that way.

    That being said, I'll be pissed if the actor playing the Imp doesn't receive some sort of award/recognition.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2011
    I started reading the book after watching the series, and am really liking both so far. I'm not reading nearly enough to catch up with the series, so on the one hand, everything in the book is already spoiled for me, but on the other, I get that pleasant "fill in the blanks without ruining the book" that Gov Spy mentioned. If anything, I like that reading along with the show helps me get a better of grasp of who's who. My boyfriend hasn't read the books either, and sometimes they show will mention someone by name and he'll have forgotten who it is.

    Anyway, as people who have not read the books prior to the show, my guy and I are really liking the show. As mentioned earlier, it is definitely a soap opera, but the characters are all so good. Only thing that bugs me about the show is that Cercei only has one facial expression, but at least she rocks it.

    As far as Ned dying, I knew it was coming at some point, because I'd been told by all my friends who read it that Martin is merciless with his characters, I just didn't suspect him to be the first to die. Damn. Funny enough, I got attached to him more than I did to the Starks as a whole, so I kind don't really care what happens now that he's gone.
  4.  (9805.115)
    Agreed on Peter Dinklage deserving an award; he's doing a hell of a job. My hopes are still up that Tyrion will live through the series. I guess we'll see more tonight. Good luck, all.
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    They can all die save Ayla and John Snow for all I care.
  6.  (9805.117)
    I think the entire show is incredibly well cast.
    • CommentAuthorTom Akel
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2011
    @Argos i'll bet you'll get attached to other characters, and even some storylines, and then just scream WTF ;)
  7.  (9805.119)

    Yup. Audible is set to read at 2x speed so's I can hurry up through the next three books before the second season starts...although the show is good enough I sort of want to watch it first.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011 edited
    ...but only because I've found myself 'involved' in the plight of the Starks.

    You poor bastard, your suffering has only just begun.

    Indeed. Jesus H Christ......