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Amph Game Of Thrones (NO SPOILERS for unaired episodes!!)

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    lol I had just posted this in the Amp thread before I saw your post in here....

    "I wished that we could ev seen more of the pups in epi 1, having the kids giving them their names and bonding and what not."


     
  2. hear+soul

    hear+soul Jedi Master star 6

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    how prominent are they in the books?

    Are they in the books?

    I wonder if they're just going to drop it and we never really see them again. lol.
     
  3. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    They are quite significant, but it might take a while before their purpose beyond cuteness becomes plain.
     
  4. hear+soul

    hear+soul Jedi Master star 6

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    cool.

    [says the person who probably won't be watching anymore since no mas HBO]

    I guess I'll probably be able to find it online.
     
  5. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

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    smh @ this piracy

    Your usually so puritanical
     
  6. hear+soul

    hear+soul Jedi Master star 6

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    you wanna buy me HBO?
     
  7. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Watching this online isn't piracy, anymore than watching episodes of other shows on Hulu is piracy. I don't have cable TV at all, so if I want to watch a particular show, I find it online.
     
  8. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    Watched it online, thanks to timmo. I could spend $16.99 for HBO, but then when my friends come over they would see that I have HBO and I would henceforth have no friends.

    It was OK, I guess. Too much selectively sensual nudity. Seems unnatural - I guess it is HBO, after all. Granted, the books are full of sex, nudity, and violence but these sections read smoothly and don't interrupt the flow. In fact, they generally add to theme or character. A couple of the lingering shots on the TV show felt awkward.

    I certainly think it is well cast, though, and will be following it until it finds some way to hurt my fanboy feelings.
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So a bootleg video isn't piracy because you can buy other videos at a store?
     
  11. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Way to totally miss the point.

    I don't have cable, and certainly don't have HBO. I am not paying a cent for those services. But thanks to the Internet, I am able to watch those shows online for free, and the only bill I have is my Internet bill. Advantage = me.
     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, I understood that you were cheap. It's still piracy. Post the link here again, and you'll be banned. Now that's enough from you.
     
  13. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Master star 6

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    You can PM me on that.;)

    I finally saw it and I was quite pleased. It wasn't long enough though. I want more. I'm so tempted to read the books.
     
  14. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    YOu should!!!!!
     
  15. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah I figured I should. Though I wonder if watching the series would ruin my experience after I read the books. This usually happens. HBO normally does well with adaptions though. It's not like it's ABC or Fox who wouldn't of done anything decent with it anyway.
     
  16. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    Just read the books. If anything, you get more out of the series... so long as you're not super-critical. There is way too much back story and POV information to get across in a few hundred minutes of TV.
     
  17. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    "But officer, I don't own a Jaguar! I'm not going to buy a Jaguar. So how else was I supposed to drive one except by stealing one???" :rolleyes: HBO is able to produce extremely expensive shows because they charge their customers. And shows still need ratings on HBO, and CAN get canceled, particularly the expensive period ones (Rome, Deadwood). GoT is fine now but there's nothing to guarantee it gets past season 2 if people just pirate it.



    On the subject of the show... well I have absolutely no familiarity with the books, but I didn't have trouble following the pilot. As people have said, it's fine to leave details fuzzy and let them come out naturally. I don't know all the characters' names yet, no, but in terms of backstory it was pretty easy to fill in the blanks. So that didn't bother me.

    I thought it was fantastic, though. Not surprising. I am excited for the drama to continue to build and whatnot. I can foresee a whole war starting because the twins killed that guy and everyone thinks it was someone else. The trouble is that it's going to be damned annoying waiting a week between episodes :p

    Oh, and I know it's annoying to HTR but please think of how much you wouldn't want to be spoiled if you'd never read the books.
     
  18. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    Try waiting 5 years between books.
     
  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Right up until your ISP cuts your service for piracy, which several of them have started doing with quite a bit more regularity.

    Not that I don't partake in the occasional "alternative route acquisition" myself, but acting smug about it is ****ing stupid.
     
  20. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Rachel, splendid! I'm so glad you're watching the show! Can't wait to see your reactions as the show goes on. :D
     
  21. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    I too am delighted, simply delighted that you, Rachel (may I call you Rachel?), are taking part in the Journey that is "George Raymond Richard Martin's Game of Thrones: The Series" with us!! It is my fervent hope that we will continue to view this momentous television event together in the coming weeks, learning and growing together. Let us greet this program earnestly, full of promise, like two redwood saplings, or a pair of newborn piglets suckling the same teat of fantastical fantasy goodness. :cool:=P~ [face_love] [face_laugh] =D= [face_devil] :p O:) :D [face_praying][face_batting] [face_thinking] [face_blush] [face_mischief] [face_skull] [face_cowboy]
     
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  22. GrandAdmiralPelleaon

    GrandAdmiralPelleaon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Probably not going to watch the HBO show any time soon, but this thread did prompt me to check up on Martin's website. A Dance With Dragons is coming out in July? Holy ... finally ! I'll have to start re-reading the entire bloody series again, since it's been so long (last time I re-read it, was when Feast for Crows came out, that's like 5-6 years ago).



     
  23. Asterix_of_Gaul

    Asterix_of_Gaul Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm not. :mad:
     
  24. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Finally saw the first episode. Even better than I expected.
     
  25. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Just watched the first as well. Brilliant! makes me want to read the books again.