Game of Thrones 05/22/2011 "A Golden Crown"

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  1. May 22, 2011 #1 of 135
    Anubys

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    Um...WOW.

    The second hint of magic (not sure if the White Walkers are magic). This time, it's clear that something magical is happening with the relationship with the dragons and their eggs.

    Ned really overstepped his bounds.

    Who was the guy that fought on Tyrion's behalf?

    and finally: I really don't like the actress playing Ned's wife. I wonder who it was that she replaced (I understand the pilot was redone and she and the dragon queen/ Dany were replacements). She's doing very little with the character, and doing it badly, I think. The only blemish on an otherwise superb show
     
  2. May 22, 2011 #2 of 135
    Vesper

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    The guy who fought on Tyron's behalf is a sellsword named Bronn. He's been with the group since they arrested Tyrion at the inn, and Tyrion was chumming it up with him on the road.
     
  3. May 23, 2011 #3 of 135
    billypritchard

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    I think I can make a comment about book vs. show if it's not spoileriffic, right?

    Comment: Production must have decided that Direwolves are hard to work with/too expensive, since they have scaled back their presence significantly. In this episode, the wildling encounter with Bran, Robb, and Theon sure went differently in the book. But I don't blame them for cutting the wolves.
     
  4. May 23, 2011 #4 of 135
    allan

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    I loved it! The "dragon" brother got his crown! And I loved the scene after the fight. "You do not fight with honor" "No, I don't. He did".
     
  5. May 23, 2011 #5 of 135
    spikedavis

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    I do miss seeing the Wolves-but man, every scene in that episode was perfect. There are some parts that are filmed exactly as I imagined them in the book. Sucks that the season is halfway over.
     
  6. May 23, 2011 #6 of 135
    billypritchard

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    I've been wondering what the golden crown would look like. Yuck. That clunk when he hit the ground was rough. And I thought that Viserys reaction was absolutely spot-on perfect when he first hears that he'll get his wish. He was just so clueless.
     
  7. May 23, 2011 #7 of 135
    Aniketos

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    They're too hard to work with, which is a shame. One actor interviewed said it'd take hours to get the right take for the animal and usually that was a take where it was bad for the actor. I think Lady's death took 3 hours to film and you barely even see her.
     
  8. May 23, 2011 #8 of 135
    pendragn

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    Are "direwolves" different from regular old wolves?

    Loved last night's episode. I'm on the road this week and I ended up watching it on a 20" hotel TV that is so old I'm convinced it's steam powered. Was a great episode, we're getting dangerously close to the 10th episode though. :(

    tk
     
  9. May 23, 2011 #9 of 135
    Aniketos

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    Yes, the third episode we saw what was essentially a full grown dog, and they were supposed to be three months old. They supposedly get to be about the size of small horse.
     
  10. May 23, 2011 #10 of 135
    cheesesteak

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    I liked when Tyrion's champion essentially rope-a-doped the other guy.

    Viserys Targaryen wins the "Dumbest MF'er On TV" award.

    The Dothraki must have some non-splatter liquid gold.

    I think Ned's going to be in trouble when the King gets back from the hunt.

    I hate Sansa.

    I didn't read the books so I don't miss the direwolves at all. I imagine I'd feel differently if I did.

    Should I assume the cut on Bran's leg will be significant?
     
  11. May 23, 2011 #11 of 135
    Anubys

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    Sansa did look very pretty and she did have the best line in the episode (I don't remember the words but it was along the lines of "I don't want tall, dark, and handsome, I want him!" :D

    the smile exchanged between Aryia and Ned was priceless.

    and kudos to the director for framing a heart between Joffrey and Sansa just before their kiss. Very nicely done.
     
  12. May 23, 2011 #12 of 135
    stellie93

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    It's good to know that Robert seems to know that his first loyalty is to Ned.

    Were the people who attacked Bran just your standard Winterfell bad guys, or were they Wildlings or whatever from across the Wall? They did mention White Walkers in passing, didn't they? As if they had seen them? Or maybe were just expecting to see them.

    Cat's sister seemed a little more sane this time. Is the Eyrie her castle or John Ayron's, family-wise? (pardon my spelling, these names are hard enough to remember much less to spell.) Cool place, anyway. I think I'd just gather in supplies and hide there through the war and the winter both.
     
  13. May 23, 2011 #13 of 135
    Gunnyman

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    I WANT THE BAD MAN TO FLY!!!! That kid was creepy as hell.
     
  14. May 23, 2011 #14 of 135
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And yet not as creepy as he was last week.

    The little sucker! :D
     
  15. May 23, 2011 #15 of 135
    Gunnyman

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    indeed.
     
  16. May 23, 2011 #16 of 135
    SurvivorFan

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    She is Cat's sister, so she's a Tully. I think the Eyrie was her husband's hold.
     
  17. May 23, 2011 #17 of 135
    drumorgan

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    Great stuff. There are so many of those moments in the book, I can totally see the final scene of each episode. This one with the crown was priceless.

    From what I remember the cut in the book was mostly to say that Bran had no feeling in his legs, and in the show he even says, "It doesn't hurt". I don't think it turns into a plot point beyond that.

    Though, I do see something specific in the hunting scene that will make more sense after next weeks episode. ;)

    This show is awesome. I have FB friends already calling it better than LOTR. (though, they do apologize for the blasphemy) :)
     
  18. May 23, 2011 #18 of 135
    zordude

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    Who exactly was the girl on the cart? I don't remember her. Next time I will ;)
     
  19. May 23, 2011 #19 of 135
    astrohip

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    I *think* she's that hooker that everyone seems to visits (and we also saw her last week with him). It took me a few seconds to figure it out myself; not sure I ever noticed her face before.:cool:
     
  20. May 24, 2011 #20 of 135
    atrac

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    Ned's wife reminds me of actress Joan Allen.

    And Daenerys reminds me of a young Emmanuelle BĂ©art. :)
     

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