The Game of Thrones Season 2

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  1. Mar 18, 2012 #21 of 172
    sieglinde

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    Keg of mead? Brew your own but it will not be ready in time.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 #22 of 172
    photoshopgrl

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    2 long weeks!
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 #23 of 172
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Just imagine how awful it would be to see it on the 21st, and then have to wait almost THREE weeks for the next episode! :D
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #24 of 172
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    You're right. I'm not gonna go...
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    My work here is done. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 #26 of 172
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    Oops, please be careful about spoilers -- some people reading this may not have read the books or seen season 1 yet. (Season 1 has only just been released on DVD/iTunes a couple of weeks ago.)
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 #27 of 172
    photoshopgrl

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    Well then why would they be in a thread for season 2? :D
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 #28 of 172
    Gunnyman

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    I've decided that the tv series is so good I'm going to read book 2 after season two airs. I'd rather be surprised by what I see instead of by what I read.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2012 #29 of 172
    Steveknj

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    I am pretty sure in other season 2 threads that spoilers about season 1 are ok. The assumption that people who haven't seen season 1 will not look at season 2 threads. Can someone correct me if my assumption is wrong?

    Either way, 2 weeks, I cannot wait. I've also decided that I'll probably read book 2 (or listen to it more likely) after the TV season, unless I get confused with the characters again.

    BTW, do you all watch with subtitles on? I found last time it helped with some of the dialogue.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 #30 of 172
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    I've decided that the tv series is so good that I ain't reading nothing.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    This! :up:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 #32 of 172
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Wow, that's kind of like saying "Hamburgers are so good, I'm never trying steak"!

    The show is awfully good.

    And it's a very watered-down version of the books (which have their own flaws, but everything the show has going for it, the books have much, much more of).

    (In some cases, much too much more of. :D)
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    If I loved hamburgers I'd probably feel this way. :D
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 #34 of 172
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    I have to wait until March of next year. :)
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 #35 of 172
    photoshopgrl

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    Okay I thought about this and just so I'm not a disappointment to you, I do want to read the books but I really really REALLY don't want to sit and compare the two the entire time I watch the show. I think it will, for me, take away from just how awesome this show has been. So unexpected! I'll wait until the series is over then read and compare that way.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2012 #36 of 172
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I do feel sorry for people who experience the story first in the TV show, although I realize that will probably always be a sizable majority given the relative numbers of people who read and people who watch TV. The story in the books is so much broader, deeper, and richer, and of course you can never experience it for the first time again.

    On the other hand, it's good that so many more people are experiencing the story, even in such a watered-down fashion! And the show is probably doing as good a job as can be done at taking such a vast story and cutting it down to ten hours a year. In fact, my suspicion when they first announced this was that it couldn't be done at all, so good on you for me being wrong about that.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 #37 of 172
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    I read books 1 - 4 and half of 5 in just over the span of a month. (I got burnt out by reading too much so fast and had to quit.)

    Book 2 is a blur in my head. I remember the important stuff, and the show will bring everything back into my memory in full HD :D

    I caught a glimpse of S01E01-3 Saturday night, and was thinking in my head how much I love and loathe some of these characters. :D
     
  18. Mar 19, 2012 #38 of 172
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    Just that opening scene in the pilot with characters that aren't even important or around for the rest of the season. So awesome. That entire first part with them north of the wall and the white walkers and such. I still remember watching it the first time and was on the edge of my seat like "what in THE F is going on here?!?"....... that feeling is why I'm glad I haven't read the books!
     
  19. Mar 20, 2012 #39 of 172
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    I read the books but I had read the first ones a few years ago. I was continually checking the Wiki on the book series to check out characters. :) I thought it enhanced the TV viewing experence.
     
  20. Mar 20, 2012 #40 of 172
    photoshopgrl

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    New preview out for it. I am literally giddy with anticipation.
     

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