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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pendragn, Jun 12, 2011.
I can't believe they killed Ned. Very sad ending.
I read the book and expected this last week. Hard to believe only one more ep left. Seems like so much more to get in there. Very cool. Now I have to watch them all in a row before the finale.
Oh. My. God. I can't say how shocked I am that Ned got killed. I thought he was our hero and the throughline of this story. Is Khal Drogo going to die, too? What the heck?
Very exciting show.
Very sad that Ned died a "confessed traitor." ****ing King Weasel.
I hope Arya kills Joffrey.
I hate Sansa.
Now that I have that out of the way for the week, who was the guy that grabbed Arya? Was that Yoren, the Black Brother?
Poor Ned lost his head. Robb looks like an amazing general. I doubt the Lanisters could win against him.
My guess for next week
They trade Jamie for Sansa and declare that the North is no longer part of the Kingdom of Seven. Robb is made King of the north.
The book after "Game of Thrones" is "Clash of Kings." For this entire season I've been trying to figure out who the kings will be. We're nine out of 10 episodes in and I've given up. I find this story to be unpredictable.
Bummer! Due to clicking on the wrong spoiler, I knew it would happen, but it's still a bummer. Honor doesn't get you very far in cutthroat politics, especially when the throat cutting is literal!
Robb is a heck of a general, and I'm glad he wasn't dumb enough to fight the "Kingslayer" his way.
It doesn't look good for the blonde dragon girl.
I hate Joffrey. He is so gross.
Too bad the news of Jamie's capture didn't reach King's Landing before they killed Ned.
Here's an interesting sidelight to the whole Joffrey mess. Joffrey has learned the first thing about being King which is "You are always right". He hasn't learned the 2nd more important thing which is "Since you are always right, you'd better make the right decisions". We all know that Jamie is really Joffrey's father, and that the queen (is she still queen with her husband dead?) is the love of Jamie's life (I know eeewww. . . but that is how it is). Joffrey went against his Mother's wishes, what happens if he starts disrespecting her in other ways? I can't see Jamie standing for that (of course with Jamie in the hands of the Starks this may be less of a concern).
The ruler of "The Twins" (I can't help but think of another meaning of that phrase, but that is another story), cut himself a good deal, he managed to palm off 3 of his kids to the Starks in one deal. Of course if he didn't continue to boff and/or marry 15 year olds, this would be less of a problem.
and in an entirely different vein . . .
George RR Martin said he started this series because he was tired of writing for TV and wanted to write something that was "unfilmable". In that way he succeeded. However I think this is why HBO decided to film it, after this first series people (those who haven't read the books) are going to be reminded of the Sopranos in that "Anyone can get whacked at any time"
Paraphrasing the Late Lord Frey
"Such a flower, and the honey is all mine."
Damn. If it wasn't for bad luck, Ned would have no luck at all. Somebody should write a song called The Ned Stark Blues.
Can't wait for next week.
Would love to have a dozen more episodes. Such a fantastic series. So much to cover and so little time.
I finished the book Saturday night. I hope they have a GoT marathon sometime, as I'd love to see them all again, this time with the greater depth of info from having read the book.
Reminder to self: read Book Two a month before next season.
The late Lord Frey? Did he die somehow? I missed that.
^^ It's a nickname. I believe it was mentioned in passing last week or perhaps 2 weeks ago. IIRC he delayed sending his forces to some past climatic battle until it was too late to make a difference.
There is considerably more detail in the book about Robb's strategic artfulness regarding the battle at River Run.
I loved Catelyn's relieved reaction when she finally spotted Robb returning from battle unharmed. That scene was very well played.
Yes, this. More to the point, he'd only commit his forces to the winning side AFTER the outcome was already apparent.
Yes, although Martin employs a battle-avoidance strategy that the show's producers (and, more importantly, financial backers) must love him for.
For whatever reason, Martin seems to HATE writing battle scenes. So, he doesn't. Whenever there's a big battle, the viewpoint character for the chapter is either somewhere else or gets knocked out quickly (as in this episode, where Tyrian didn't see much of the battle he fought in, and Caitlyn spent Robb's battle waiting to hear what happened).
So instead of describing battle, we get characters talking about them, usually after the fact. But yes, those discussions give us a much greater appreciation for the tactics involved. In fact, if you haven't read the book I doubt you really understand much about what happened in this episode's battles, beyond who won.