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Originally posted by Mr Cabernet:

When I first read it in the book my first thought was perhaps we would follow the adventures that lead the Stallion to rule Westeros. I did not see his birth as being an end to the story. We will have to see.


It just does't fit right to introduce the trials and tribulations that a 16 yr old girl goes through and is shown as a main character to have her son side step her story line wouldn't you agree?

that's why i think her baby is a minor character.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Please note the new title of this thread. Smile


so is the thread only for reviews or for discussion on possible future storylines?

since the book has't ended, no one really knows =)

It just seemed like there were people who were discussing specific plot lines that won't be on TV for years. I just think a lot of the people contributing to this thread haven't read the books and might not want to read definitively of a plot point that won't be on television for a year or more...
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Please note the new title of this thread. Smile


so is the thread only for reviews or for discussion on possible future storylines?

since the book has't ended, no one really knows =)

It just seemed like there were people who were discussing specific plot lines that won't be on TV for years. I just think a lot of the people contributing to this thread haven't read the books and might not want to read definitively of a plot point that won't be on television for a year or more...


i did not at all,

all of my posts are literally what the show has been up to at that point.

I've made conjectures on points that because teh book hasn't ended, I myself don't know where it might go.

I certainly brought up no other future character names either.

Now if people go around replying with confirmation of my posts, I can't be held accountable for that =)
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
I'll be the first to say, how friggin long do we have to wait for the next season?! Knowing HBO, I'm sure it will be around a year, hopefully no longer. As someone who hasn't read the books, the finale left so much out there without any hint of resolution. As expected, the ending was amazing...the dragon lives!

My wife and I knew what was coming, and had faith that they could pull it off--and they did brillantly. The scene is now set for the second book--what's beyond the wall, what wars are brewing, what will Dany do with her new friends?

But still can HBO pull of 7 seasons when the 6th and 7th book aren't even out? Can you keep your excellent cast together, what about the child actors? With all those years of Harry Potter movies they were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit and cross-promotions. Will HBO be able to finish A Song of Fire and Ice, and will I live long enough to see it?
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Originally posted by Mr Cabernet:
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
I'll be the first to say, how friggin long do we have to wait for the next season?! Knowing HBO, I'm sure it will be around a year, hopefully no longer. As someone who hasn't read the books, the finale left so much out there without any hint of resolution. As expected, the ending was amazing...the dragon lives!

My wife and I knew what was coming, and had faith that they could pull it off--and they did brillantly. The scene is now set for the second book--what's beyond the wall, what wars are brewing, what will Dany do with her new friends?

But still can HBO pull of 7 seasons when the 6th and 7th book aren't even out? Can you keep your excellent cast together, what about the child actors? With all those years of Harry Potter movies they were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit and cross-promotions. Will HBO be able to finish A Song of Fire and Ice, and will I live long enough to see it?


i agree, the child actors were brilliant.

one thing i loved about the books is how he portrays the kids and their emotions.
I may have to consider the books as well. Spring 2012. Ugh.

I saw the final scene coming a mile away -- ever since she did not get burned by the hot eggs -- yet it was still wonderful when it happened. The whole witch thing caught me a bit off guard.

Next week True Blood returns. Then Curb Your Enthusiasm, then Entourage, then Boardwalk Empire. And, of course, we have to wait a year, but, it will / better be worth it for the next season of this. I have to say, as a person who watches virtually zero network television, HBO is just about the most no-brainer $20/month I could possibly imagine spending.
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Originally posted by Mr Cabernet:
But still can HBO pull of 7 seasons when the 6th and 7th book aren't even out? Can you keep your excellent cast together, what about the child actors? With all those years of Harry Potter movies they were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit and cross-promotions. Will HBO be able to finish A Song of Fire and Ice, and will I live long enough to see it?


Great show. I would love to see it play out for 7 seasons. Maybe the writer should contribute to the TV shows and then write the books at his typical pace. It wouldn't be the end of the world if season 6 aired before the 6th book was out. Smile An unlikely solution but it sounds good to me.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

Next week True Blood returns. Then Curb Your Enthusiasm, then Entourage, then Boardwalk Empire. And, of course, we have to wait a year, but, it will / better be worth it for the next season of this. I have to say, as a person who watches virtually zero network television, HBO is just about the most no-brainer $20/month I could possibly imagine spending.


+1. You pretty much just named the 4 best shows on TV, and they're all on the same network. I do have a soft spot for Dexter and Californication on Showtime, but HBO is clearly the king of premium programming. I'm really enjoying the brand new Franklin & Bash show on TNT as well right now.
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

Next week True Blood returns. Then Curb Your Enthusiasm, then Entourage, then Boardwalk Empire. And, of course, we have to wait a year, but, it will / better be worth it for the next season of this. I have to say, as a person who watches virtually zero network television, HBO is just about the most no-brainer $20/month I could possibly imagine spending.


+1. You pretty much just named the 4 best shows on TV, and they're all on the same network. I do have a soft spot for Dexter and Californication on Showtime, but HBO is clearly the king of premium programming. I'm really enjoying the brand new Franklin & Bash show on TNT as well right now.

I haven't seen Franklin & Bash, looks entertaining and we seem to have similar taste, I may check it out... I like the attractive naked girls on Californication, but I find the show, overall, a bit simplistic and strangely preachy in an odd sort of way. Dexter, on the other hand, imo, is outright excellence. Seasons 1 and 2 were very good. 3, 4 and 5 were off the charts brilliant, with 4 (Lithgow) maybe being the best season of plot driven drama I have ever seen.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

I haven't seen Franklin & Bash, looks entertaining and we seem to have similar taste, I may check it out... I like the attractive naked girls on Californication, but I find the show, overall, a bit simplistic and strangely preachy in an odd sort of way. Dexter, on the other hand, imo, is outright excellence. Seasons 1 and 2 were very good. 3, 4 and 5 were off the charts brilliant, with 4 (Lithgow) maybe being the best season of plot driven drama I have ever seen.


Very similar tastes indeed it appears. I believe the 4th season of Dexter is one of the all-time greatest seasons ever on TV. Lithgow in particular put on what I consider the best supporting performance ever on a TV series as well.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

Next week True Blood returns. Then Curb Your Enthusiasm, then Entourage, then Boardwalk Empire. And, of course, we have to wait a year, but, it will / better be worth it for the next season of this. I have to say, as a person who watches virtually zero network television, HBO is just about the most no-brainer $20/month I could possibly imagine spending.


+1. You pretty much just named the 4 best shows on TV, and they're all on the same network. I do have a soft spot for Dexter and Californication on Showtime, but HBO is clearly the king of premium programming. I'm really enjoying the brand new Franklin & Bash show on TNT as well right now.

I haven't seen Franklin & Bash, looks entertaining and we seem to have similar taste, I may check it out... I like the attractive naked girls on Californication, but I find the show, overall, a bit simplistic and strangely preachy in an odd sort of way. Dexter, on the other hand, imo, is outright excellence. Seasons 1 and 2 were very good. 3, 4 and 5 were off the charts brilliant, with 4 (Lithgow) maybe being the best season of plot driven drama I have ever seen.


I think Californication takes the cake out of all of them. Great characters and lines. Still fresh plot as well. Dex and Entourage are beginning to push the envelope a bit. Entourage is finally done this year I think.
I haven't watched the series (I just got the first disk of Game of Thrones from Netflix and will be watching it soon), but I've read all of the books - some of them several times.

Books 1-3 are without equal, in my opinion. 4 and 5 slow down things considerably.

There is a Chapter in Book 3 (Anyone who has read the book probably knows what I am referring to) that just knocks your socks off. I literally had to put the book down, walk around outside, and then come back in and re-read the chapter to make sure I had read it correctly.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I haven't watched the series (I just got the first disk of Game of Thrones from Netflix and will be watching it soon), but I've read all of the books - some of them several times.

Books 1-3 are without equal, in my opinion. 4 and 5 slow down things considerably.

There is a Chapter in Book 3 (Anyone who has read the book probably knows what I am referring to) that just knocks your socks off. I literally had to put the book down, walk around outside, and then come back in and re-read the chapter to make sure I had read it correctly.


I did the same when reading that chapter. I actually had to read it a few times just to be sure I read what I thought I did. Book three while very long was by far the best of the bunch for me.
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Originally posted by spo:
This season has been excellent.
Winner
I really enjoyed the Aria + Tywin scenes, even more than Tyrion's witty comments. Every scene was so well done, never a dull moment.

My only complaint is that HBO's budget has been slim for a show of this grand scale. The dragons weren't shown very often due to the cost of CGI. Every episode has been talking about war but we never really see one. Let's hope HBO saved enough from the last season to make a big splash next week. If it turns out it's just 1 guard pointing in a direction yelling "Look, there is an army!" and then show us a dozen soldiers fighting, I am gonna flip a table .
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Originally posted by Gundam:
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Originally posted by spo:
This season has been excellent.
Winner
I really enjoyed the Aria + Tywin scenes, even more than Tyrion's witty comments. Every scene was so well done, never a dull moment.

My only complaint is that HBO's budget has been slim for a show of this grand scale. The dragons weren't shown very often due to the cost of CGI. Every episode has been talking about war but we never really see one. Let's hope HBO saved enough from the last season to make a big splash next week. If it turns out it's just 1 guard pointing in a direction yelling "Look, there is an army!" and then show us a dozen soldiers fighting, I am gonna flip a table .

This show, imo, is not about the action scenes or special effects; it is about an incredible cast that continually delivers in every scene.

I can't wait for the season finale. Cool
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Originally posted by gigabit:
This show, imo, is not about the action scenes or special effects; it is about an incredible cast that continually delivers in every scene.

I can't wait for the season finale. Cool


I agree but on the flip side I am getting annoyed. This show spends a entire season building and shaping a character that you grow to really like. They do a great job at it. Then he's dead.

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