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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MikeAndrews, Jan 30, 2012.
Guess it's time to set up that SP.
Indeed since I caught on after the season originally aired!
I didn't have HBO during the original season. And wouldn't have it now, but the cable company gave me a year free when I upped my broadband plan.
So, free Game O' Thrones!
Just finishing up the Blu-rays of season 1 (3 episodes left). Watched some of the additional material in the Blu-ray set as well, including a really good history of Westeros as told from the viewpoints of various house members.
I've been rewatching the series week by week as HBO reshows it (HD, main HBO, Thursday at 10/9pm). This week is the finale, since (duH) the new season is Sunday. I've enjoyed it even more the second time around. And as I mentioned somewhere, this is the first time I have rewatched a series in many, many years.
Here is an interview with the GoT creators. There aren't any spoilers in it, except of a very broad nature (like, were you aware these are based on books?)
That's good news, I'd say. Aside from the normal problems in transferring a structure from one format to another, the Martin books increasingly have their own structural issues which would further complicate the show if it insisted on a strict book-by-book adaptation. This will free them not only to adjust things to better fit a television series, but also to avoid some of the problems Martin has run into.
Of course, they also have the benefit of seeing much of the story already in book form...a lot of Martin's issues have come from him not planning ahead as well as he possibly could, such as the very awkward division of the most recent two books (which he originally thought would be one book).
Have to admit, I probably will *not* watch the new season week by week as it comes out. I'm more likely to build up a number of weeks, if not the whole season. My wife and I find that tends to work a little better for us, so we can watch a couple of episodes a night or so. I've waited this long, I can wait a little longer. (Besides, at the pace Martin's going, I figure the next book should be what, 2018 or so?)
I really wish I could make myself wait. Watching the entire first season all together was awesome. But I know better.
Even aside from wanting to see the eps ASAP, I'd worry about lightning striking my Tivo and frying the unwatched eps.
I would love to do that, but then I would miss the weekly discussions here on TCF (I hope we've settled the spoilers issue, though!). As it is, I regret that I will be joining late since I doubt I'll be able to stay up till 10 PM on Sundays.
To me, half the fun of this show is discussing it here. Thus, I will watch, if not Sunday night, some time during the week after. Being a show with nudity and language, I cannot watch until later in the evening so that limits when I can view. But I want to get in on the discussion as early as I can here
I will manage to see the first episode of the 2nd season because the free HBO weekend hits this weekend.
I think HBO did the same thing last year when GoT premiered, didn't they?
Gosh, what an INCREDIBLE coincidence!
I planned on watching the first episode of season 1 yesterday in my effort to watch the whole season before Sunday.
5 episodes later...
What an unbelievably amazing show. Things were not as complicated as they were the first time. I could tell the difference between the Stark boys!
By an amazing coincidence, I'm off on Monday. So I'll be able to watch the season 2 premier live
It's funny to me how I keep reading the confusion between the Stark boys the first time around. I never had that problem. There are others I still can't remember the names of without looking it up though.
the 3 I could not tell apart until much later in the season (and even then, because of dialogue and locale, mostly) are Jon Snow, Robb, and the non-Stark boy (the "ward", grejoy, I believe). I think I finally now have a handle on them.
Just remember Jon Snow is the bastard and the awesome one at the wall.
Relevant because of the air-date...
Looks like DTV has Starz and Encore free this weekend not HBO.