Game of Thrones

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by kilcher, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    Ok,. how about "The first three books are so much better"?

    While I don't disagree with you about, perhaps, editing (which is funny since GRRM does a great job of editing other things), I still argue that so much of the stuff that's internal on the POV characters is really good and there's no way to do that on TV. In fact the whole POV angle is lost on TV. We don't really get the "fog of war" in the same way it's presented in the books and that's a really big loss.
    GRRM himself argues that TV and books are different mediums and you can't translate directly, so there's no argument there.

    I love the TV show, don't mistake me. I just think skipping the books because you don't want to be disappointed by the TV show is strange. There are so many differences now that I basically treat them as separate entities, the TV show being to the book as Christian Bales Batman is to Michael Keatons. Sure, the names are the same, and some of the plot is the same, but watching one doesn't "spoil" the other as they are different entities.
     
  2. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

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    I saw Season One before I even knew it was a book series, and really enjoyed reading the book afterwards. Then I read book two before the second TV season aired, and really enjoyed seeing how they adapted the book to the screen. So I found that I enjoy it regardless of which I read or see first.
     
  3. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    This is exactly the kind of open-mindedness and flexibility that has absolutely no place on the internet. I recommend we ban you.
     
  4. jehma

    jehma Well-Known Member

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    I'm enjoying the TV adaptation. There was much in the books that should have been edited out, but yes, it's NOTHING like Jordan. WOT really bottomed out in the middle and I never would have slogged through those middle books without the promise of Sanderson's better written books at the end.
     
  5. stellie93

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    I loved all that stuff you mentioned in the spoiler. :up:

    Totally agree with this even though I loved all the books.
     
  6. ihatecable

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  7. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    I got Daenerys.

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  8. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Took it twice, based on a few questions where I could have gone either way with an answer. Got Jon Snow the first time, and Ned Stark the second time.
     
  9. tiassa

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    I got Jamie -- not sure if that is a correct assessment.
     
  10. jay_man2

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    Cersei. Say what? :p



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  11. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I got Tyrion.
     
  12. secondclaw

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    Arya ... I guess I like pointy sticks and have some murderous tendencies ...
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Who among us can't say the same?
     
  14. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Me too :)
     
  15. secondclaw

    secondclaw Member

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    Indeed ...
     
  16. gchance

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    I hate Zimbio.

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  17. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

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    Got Moon Boy again?
     
  18. gchance

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    Got this posted 40 or 50 times per TV show (3 or 4 of them at least) on my FB feed. And now it's here, too. :(

    Greg
     
  19. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Game of Thrones packaging.

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  20. alexadam1212

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    funny place!lol
     

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