Game of Thrones "Winter Is Coming" 4/17/11 *spoilers*

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  1. Apr 18, 2011 #1 of 147
    Aniketos

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    Pretty good. Can't believe they crammed in so much in the first episode. I'm interested to see how people who haven't read the books liked it. Especially the final scene.

    Opening credits were great, I loved seeing things like the Godswood come to life. The changes, weren't too bad, a lot of them were basically "can't do 10 minutes of inner monologue to explain things."
     
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    pjenkins

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    I liked it, and haven't read the books. I thought the end scene was pretty well foreshawdowed and sets up the conflict for the series quite well. Had a hard time remembering the characters' names, that will come with time I guess :)
     
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    billypritchard

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    w00t!
     
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    billypritchard

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    Needs more nudity.

    :D
     
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    Never read the books, and I'm liking what I've seen so far.
     
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    NatasNJ

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    SO THIS!

    I am starting to piece together who is who and their relationships to each other but it is TOUGH.

    Without spoilering anything...

    Is my assumption that the CURRENT KING reign is under attack from the blonde freaks with their savage army? (Who I assume are descendants of the previous regime) Can someone answer that without giving anything away if this is off point.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 #7 of 147
    Lori

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    I have not read the books, and I enjoyed it.

    Something that helped me was having the family trees up on my laptop while I watched. I had the HBO guide up, and was able to look at the different families, and figure out who everyone was. :)
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 #8 of 147
    cheesesteak

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    The opening scenes with the White Walkers was great.

    Man, that blonde girl who married the barbarian was smokin'. I want one of those for Christmas.

    I kinda knew that Bran was going to fall off the wall. I just didn't think it would be done so callously.

    Did anybody else use closed captioning? I tried it because I knew the names and references would be difficult to figure out since I'm unfamiliar with the books. The cc was crap. Whole sentences were either missing or garbled. I gave up after a couple of minutes. The last couple of shows I've watched on HBO have had really crappy closed captioning.
     
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    billypritchard

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    Your assumption is mostly correct. The current King, Robert, took the throne from the blond freak (Viserys)'s father, King Aerys Targaryen. The blond freaks are in exile across the Narrow sea.
     
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    Aniketos

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    The current king and Ned Stark (as well as many others) usurped the crown from the blonde freaks father. The blonde freak son is entering his sister in a marriage contract with the savage army's leader so that he can have an army to go reclaim his father's crown. Because of the infodumps, I'll be happy to try to do more of these explanations for people, cause I bet a lot of that can be confusing without a lot of inner monologue.
     
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    billypritchard

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    One helpful bit of info is that each House has a symbol (sigil?) and that helps keep them straight too. The Starks sigil is the Direwolf, which was mentioned. As the King rode into Winterfell, you saw his flag and sigil, the Stag. The Queen's family are the Lannisters, who have the Lion for their sigil, and so on. Viserys mentioned 'waking the dragon' to his sister, and that is the sigil for their house.

    That's why dragon eggs were a good gift from their friend Illyiro.
     
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    Lori

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    The hard part is answering any questions without giving anything away from future episodes, because I wouldn't want to spoil anything. So anything I answer will only really have info from up to the most recent episode.
     
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    Aniketos

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    Agreed, I've had some practice since I've gotten three people into the books in the past few months, obviously it's easier in the books because they get more info so there's less questions and more discussions. But at least with the shows I can say, ok this is the absolute most info they show know, as opposed to the books, when I get a random text from a friend and have to reply back, "ok so where are you in the story right now?"
     
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    pjenkins

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    Lori

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    Oh, and the final scene? Literally sat there with my mouth open for about 30 seconds. :)
     
  17. Apr 18, 2011 #17 of 147
    billypritchard

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    I know! Doggy Style? That's not how it was in the book! :mad:

    Seriously, wasn't that awesome? There really wasn't any other scene for the 1st episode to end on. It was perfect.

    How cute are those wolf cubs?
     
  18. Apr 18, 2011 #18 of 147
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Haven't read the books, and really looking forward to the rest of this. So Glad I kept HBO, was on the fence about cancelling it.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2011 #19 of 147
    Incognito

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    In the books, Bran Stark, also over heard a conversation between the siblings Jaime & (Queen) Cersei Lannister. It wasnt needed I suppose -but- the incestual relationship is shocking enough.

    Wish they would of mentioned all the wolves names.

    Introduced the Starks. Rob, Jon Snow (bastard), Sansa & Arya but not lil Rickon Stark.

    Loved that King Robert went immediately down to see the memorial of Lyanna Stark (Neds sister) just like in the book.

    All in all ... it follows the book quite well. Surprisingly well. I am pleased!

    "The things I do for love!" ;)
     
  20. Apr 18, 2011 #20 of 147
    whitson77

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    I liked it. But man there was a lot of nudity!
     

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