Game of Thrones

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  1. Apr 3, 2011 #1 of 600
    kilcher

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    Is there not already a thread on this show? I couldn't find one.

    Just wanted to remind everyone there's a 15 minute preview of the first episode tonight at 9pm ET on HBO. :)
     
  2. Apr 3, 2011 #2 of 600
    billypritchard

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    There has been a long thread in the Happy Hour about it, since it started as a book thread.

    Good reminder though. I think we'll have episode threads when the show starts.
     
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    Amnesia

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    Seeing as how the first episode doesn't air for another two weeks, I don't find that too surprising...
     
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    firerose818

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    That was the fastest 15 minutes of TV I've seen in a long time.

    The scenery was just gorgeous...I can't wait to see this!
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #5 of 600
    billypritchard

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    +1

    I thought, that wasn't 15 minutes!
     
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    Aniketos

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    Really nice. Some changes from the books, but all understandable. Two more weeks...
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    I don't have HBO, so just watched the preview online. Looks good! The Wall looked very imposing! I think I'll have to call Comcast and get signed up for HBO. Wonder if they are having any specials?
     
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    sieglinde

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    Online? I will start searching.
     
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    Odds Bodkins

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    I haven't read the books in years but the first 15 minutes were enough to have memories come flooding back. Can't wait!
     
  11. Apr 13, 2011 #11 of 600
    JETarpon

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    Did anybody catch the throw-away line at the beginning of Monday's Chuck?
     
  12. Apr 13, 2011 #12 of 600
    IndyJones1023

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    Does this story have magic, or is it all just political intrigue?
     
  13. Apr 13, 2011 #13 of 600
    dcheesi

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    Both. But most of the early story is heavy on the intrigue; the magic is mostly on the fringes.

    I was actually mildly surprised to see them referencing some supernatural activity right up front (though if you didn't know what you were seeing, you may not have realized it). I halfway expected them to drop all of that for the TV show, and just focus on the courtly intrigue, a la The Tudors, etc.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2011 #14 of 600
    JETarpon

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    That supernatural activity comes straight out of the prologue for the book, as I recall.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2011 #15 of 600
    dcheesi

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    Yep, pretty much straight up, except you actually get a much better description of things in the book.

    But there's nothing that says that the TV writers/producers have to use every element from the books. The non-magical aspects of the books are more than enough to be compelling on their own. And adding the supernatural can be risky, as some folks who love a good medieval period piece are turned off by anything that smacks of scifi/fantasy...
     
  16. Apr 14, 2011 #16 of 600
    sieglinde

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    I don't get HBO so hopefully without any spoilers, I have read all the novels. It reads more like historical fiction than Tolkien does. Watch for an historical parallel with British history.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2011 #17 of 600
    Bob Coxner

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    Many providers are having HBO free preview weekend this week. It's already started on DirecTV.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2011 #18 of 600
    whitson77

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    Does Dish have a free HBO preview this weekend? If they do, I haven't read about it.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2011 #19 of 600
    whitson77

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    Dish has HBO free this weekend. I checked when I got home.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2011 #20 of 600
    JETarpon

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    I'm guessing it's everybody. Even my crappy cable company has free HBO right now.
     

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