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Originally posted by Mr Cabernet:
I've said before, and I'll say again, to say that a movie is not as good as the book is a meaningless statement.


You'll notice I refrained from judging any merit, i.e. it's as good/not good as the book, and merely made an observation. Based on the comments I'm reading here, I stand by that observation: much insight is lost if you haven't read the book(s). For instance, as I noted above, the Dothraki are not having sex "doggy style," they are having sex in a method that imitates the horses that are such a part of their culture. It's a pretty keen insight you're missing not knowing that and leads to the comments/conclusions I've read here.

Also, not reading the book(s) and watching the movie is neither good nor bad, it just leaves you in a state of imperfect information and insight that the author conveyed in the book. I really wasn't trying to get into any discursive analysis of various mediums and modes of expression...just kind of making a simple observation.
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Originally posted by TBird:
i'm watching game of thrones/the borgais/camelot, and yes, i get confused here and there too...

thank GOD for "the killing"... Razz

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Originally posted by kingofcool:
Anyone notice the character that is in both the Borgias and GOT? Confused me for a second.


I am still confused about the character names in GOT, need a cheat sheet.
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Originally posted by mareff:
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Originally posted by TBird:
i'm watching game of thrones/the borgais/camelot, and yes, i get confused here and there too...

thank GOD for "the killing"... Razz

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Originally posted by kingofcool:
Anyone notice the character that is in both the Borgias and GOT? Confused me for a second.


I am still confused about the character names in GOT, need a cheat sheet.


don't worry, they all die sooner or later.

oops.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
I'm surprised no one's said anything about this show since its early episodes. It has quickly become one of my favorite shows on TV right now. The last 2 episodes have been killer.

My favorite scripted show airing new episodes on TV right now...

I'm assuming you're thinking of sports or talk shows as UNscripted, not reality shows which off course have unsung, though credited, writers.
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Originally posted by Mr Cabernet:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
I'm surprised no one's said anything about this show since its early episodes. It has quickly become one of my favorite shows on TV right now. The last 2 episodes have been killer.

My favorite scripted show airing new episodes on TV right now...

I'm assuming you're thinking of sports or talk shows as UNscripted, not reality shows which off course have unsung, though credited, writers.

You are correct. I was thinking of a way of defining it as a category that does not include shows like, specifically, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report -- not that I don't like it more than those shows, nor less, I just feel they are so different that it is unfair to compare them. Of course most of those shows are also scripted.

What I should have said is that it is my favorite plot-based show on TV airing new episodes right now.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
How did no one post on this thread after last week's episode? This week's is entitled The Pointy End. So excited. I haven't read the books so I can only imagine what is coming...


The same thing instantly came to my mind as soon as I noticed this thread bumped up..."how has no one posted about last week's episode yet?"

This series has continued to get stronger each episode of the season thus far, and last week's episode took it to a different level. I'm excited to see what happens tonight.

Clearly the best show on TV right now, and one of the best overall shows on TV in general for that matter.
A great episode and also shows how they've got so much talent that even a semi-major character like Sansa tears it up at the end.

Unfortunately there will really be nowhere for this to go. With the fifth book coming out after an almost 6 year wait, and with two more books due to end the series, I don't think you'll ever see a resolution on HBO.
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Originally posted by mareff:
Having never read these books, is the story on HBO coming close to the actual plots in the books?

The show is an excellent adaptation of the first book A Game of Thrones. Many scenes in the book have been cut to keep it to 10 episodes, but if they didn't you'd need at least double that. Almost every major event and scene from the book is represented however.

The look and attention to detail must thrill all Martin fans except the diehards. And Martin has said it's faithful to the book. Also note he wrote last night's excellent episode. But the problem will be that even though each book ends with a real punch (and begins with one for that matter) there is no conclusion yet to the series. And even if there was could HBO continue with its excellent production values for seven seasons? Though HBO has, as noted, already announced the production of the second book I can't see where they can make a commitment to finish the series. It would need Roots-like ratings.

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