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Game of Thrones - "The Ghost of Harrenhal" - s2e5 - 4/29/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rickvz, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 #81 of 206
    Lars_J

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    Congrats, you win the "inconsequential nitpick of the day" prize.
    Ooooh - knifed through the chest instead of throat. Are you for real? :rolleyes:
     
  2. May 1, 2012 #82 of 206
    JETarpon

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    It didn't happen a "different way", really, though the smoke monster is more a living shadow in the book.

    The difference was that in the book, Renly's death is not preceded by Davos taking Melisandre in the boat to give birth to the shadow.
     
  3. May 1, 2012 #83 of 206
    DUDE_NJX

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    Well, GRRM screwed up originally, and now had a chance to fix the timeline.
     
  4. May 1, 2012 #84 of 206
    audioscience

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    I doubt that. I think this season will end right on target for book two. Season three will be similar (but hopefully will have more episodes). And after that they'll start combining books because 4 and 5 take place at the same time for the most part. Unless they do the same thing and divvy up the story lines on a per season basis.
     
  5. May 1, 2012 #85 of 206
    Rob Helmerichs

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    How so?
    You're right about this season, but apparently the one-to-one ratio will end here. The third book is just too much for one season.
     
  6. May 1, 2012 #86 of 206
    JETarpon

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    How so? In the book, Renly's death was more shocking, since you didn't know the living shadow existed.
     
  7. May 1, 2012 #87 of 206
    audioscience

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    That's something I didn't remember (the birth scene after Renly's death), but it makes sense since
    in the book they had to get inside the walls of Storms End to take care of the castellan.
     
  8. May 1, 2012 #88 of 206
    audioscience

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    Yeah, I agree with that. Which is why I was just hoping for more episodes in season 3. They could probably split book 3 into two seasons.

    Book 3 is my favorite. It's so kick-ass! I can't wait for it actually. Y'all non-book readers need to get excited about it. I'm sure it'll be awesome! :D
     
  9. May 1, 2012 #89 of 206
    Rickvz

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    I was disappointed that Dany didn't dress in the style of the Qartheen women as described in the book.
     
  10. May 1, 2012 #90 of 206
    heySkippy

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    Book talk doesn't belong in the clear in this thread.
     
  11. May 1, 2012 #91 of 206
    audioscience

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    I just rewatched the episode. One of my favorite parts was Brienne making her vows to protect Lady Stark. That was a just a great scene and a great moment. It was very exciting and full of promise.

    For the book readers, there are a few points I wanted to touch on. First on Arya and Jaqen:

    In the books, Arya has someone else killed for her first kill. SHE personally kills the tickler in book 3 along with Polliver (by the Hound). Again I'm sure it is to compress the number of recognizable characters in the show but it was a bit disappointing. Who will we see killed by Arya herself?

    And then on Bran in Winterfell:

    I'm disappointed we haven't seen Jojen and Meera Reed yet. At this point it feels like they are going to skip over them, unless they meet them in the woods or the swap when they flee. In this episode it seems that Osha is taking the place of Jojen in regards to knowing things and knowing about Bran's dreams.
     
  12. May 1, 2012 #92 of 206
    audioscience

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    :D :up:
     
  13. May 1, 2012 #93 of 206
    cherry ghost

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    I'll be greatly disappointed if they leave them out. It would also mean that Rickon will probably accompany them them to The Wall and beyond
     
  14. May 1, 2012 #94 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Didn't someone say in an interview that each season would not be equal to a single book? If that's true then they can make however many seasons they want from each book.
     
  15. May 1, 2012 #95 of 206
    audioscience

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    In my opinion, they'd almost have to follow book two for season two because it ends on some pretty big stuff. Most the books do because GRRM knows how to leave you hanging. :D
     
  16. May 1, 2012 #96 of 206
    audioscience

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    Yeah. I guess there is still time in the next episode to introduce them, before Theon gets there...
     
  17. May 1, 2012 #97 of 206
    JFriday

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    This is how I feel, and there are times reading the book where I had to put it down and sit there in shock and disbelief. I still enjoy seeing the events played out though.
     
  18. May 1, 2012 #98 of 206
    MikeAndrews

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    The soap box guy is lucky that none of King Jeffy's minions heard him. They'd cut out his tongue and then start hurting him.
     
  19. May 1, 2012 #99 of 206
    astrohip

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    Here is what I recall from an interview with the showrunners (not spoilers, just season/book relationships):

    This season will be Book Two. But starting next year, they no longer feel the need to be tied book=season. They intend to use two seasons to cover Book Three, and additionally, if they see the need to move certain story points around, they will. IOW, if something from Book Four makes sense to cover in Season Three, they will.
     
  20. May 1, 2012 #100 of 206
    Tracy

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    How do the Qartheen women dress in the book? I assume it is naked-ish based on the response, but yet I ask. :)
     

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