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post #1981 of 4641
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Very, very wise... wink.gif
post #1982 of 4641
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

My only beef with Season 2 was I wanted more of Dani .. otherwise, I enjoyed it as much as Season 1

IMO they put what they needed to in Season 2, they pretty much showed what was available and would "fit" for the show......I would agree that I would love to see more of the "other" side, I dont think it will be much longer until they are all on the same "side" and we see more and more of her.....

I agree that Season 2 was just as good as Season 1, the problem with this show is that since it comes from a very popular series of books, everyone will have what they want\hope to see or how they pictured things in thier minds when they read them...Youll see a lot of dissapointed people in that respect, but I still say its one of the Top shows on Television and one I can watch over and over again.....
post #1983 of 4641
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Good point! Daenerys is still just a teenager but she has lived a hard life, learned from it, and is now the kind of tough leader her dragons deserve.

I'm going to start a list of Dani's trials and tribulations .. please all pitch in .. I'll start with

1) Her brother pimps her out to Atilla the Hun ..
post #1984 of 4641
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I'm going to start a list of Dani's trials and tribulations .. please all pitch in .. I'll start with

1) Her brother pimps her out to Atilla the Hun ..
To keep this from getting too long

2)her brother sexually assults her
3)Her family wwas bruttaly murdered during a coup
4)She is the only "known" remaining member of her family (that she is aware of we know there is one more)
5)Drogo died
6) Her son died
7) she was abandoned by most of her new people
8) She made a trek across a large desert where many of her people died
9) She currently has a bounty out on her
10) She was decieved by her servant which lead to the death of a number of her men
11) Her dragons were kidnapped during this deception
12) She has not been "home" and has been made to live on the run since she was a baby
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post #1985 of 4641
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. . . the problem with this show is that since it comes from a very popular series of books, everyone will have what they want\hope to see or how they pictured things in thier minds when they read them...Youll see a lot of dissapointed people in that respect, but I still say its one of the Top shows on Television and one I can watch over and over again.....

I agree that Game of Thrones being based on a wildly popular series of books may create some heartburn among those who love the books. It seems to me, that's why setting up this thread to flatly prohibit discussion of the plots of the books was a good idea. This is a place to discuss the quality of the TV series, not to compare and contrast it to the books.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I agree that Game of Thrones being based on a wildly popular series of books may create some heartburn among those who love the books. It seems to me, that's why setting up this thread to flatly prohibit discussion of the plots of the books was a good idea. This is a place to discuss the quality of the TV series, not to compare and contrast it to the books.

Agreed, since I havent read the entire series of books (Ive only read the 1st 2) I tend to stay out of those book threads as I want the future of the series to be "fresh" and without bias when I do see\read them......Im a kind of inbetweener in that respect ;-)
post #1987 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Agreed, since I havent read the entire series of books (Ive only read the 1st 2) I tend to stay out of those book threads as I want the future of the series to be "fresh" and without bias when I do see\read them......Im a kind of inbetweener in that respect ;-)

I read the books and, of course, have seen the entire TV series. It's been so long since I have done either, though, I can no longer remember much about either the similarities or the differences between the novels and the show. What's more, I don't really care.smile.gif
post #1988 of 4641
Apologies if this is slightly off-topic.

Just an FYI for GoT fans in the Toronto area, the GoT touring exhibit is returning to Toronto March 9th-16th. FREE tickets can be ordered via http://www.themovienetwork.ca/exhibition/
post #1989 of 4641
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

IMO they put what they needed to in Season 2, they pretty much showed what was available and would "fit" for the show......I would agree that I would love to see more of the "other" side, I dont think it will be much longer until they are all on the same "side" and we see more and more of her.....

I agree that Season 2 was just as good as Season 1, the problem with this show is that since it comes from a very popular series of books, everyone will have what they want\hope to see or how they pictured things in thier minds when they read them...Youll see a lot of dissapointed people in that respect, but I still say its one of the Top shows on Television and one I can watch over and over again.....

For people who have yet to tackle the books, it might be fun to read after the seasons & in essence, fill in the blanks.
I've done this before and it's fun to have an image of the main characters while reading.

I think everyone agrees, the show runners are doing a great job with such a dense set of stories in the tight TV format.
If season 3 covers a partial chapter, fine by me. It's been suggested they're giving RR ample room to stay ahead of the show.
Given his casual pace, they could potentially gain ground on him at some point wink.gif
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I think I already know the answer to this, but here goes anyway. We canceled our premium channels and now I'll be without GoT season 3 when it airs. Does Netflix, Amazon, or any other online site show the episodes say a week or so after they aired?
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I think I already know the answer to this, but here goes anyway. We canceled our premium channels and now I'll be without GoT season 3 when it airs. Does Netflix, Amazon, or any other online site show the episodes say a week or so after they aired?
Amazon apparently has the show, but I'm not sure how soon they appear online after the original air date. My guess would be not until the season is over but I could be wrong.

It will be a long time before you ever see an HBO original series on Netflix streaming. Netflix does have the discs, but they would not get them until they're released, which typically is close to when the next season is going to air.

This tight hold on their content is one of the main reasons why HBO shows, particularly GoT, are some of the most downloaded shows from illegal file sharing sites. In my opinion, HBO has blinders on when it comes to the real world, but it's their content to do with what they wish.
Edited by keenan - 2/21/13 at 8:34pm
post #1992 of 4641
Charter On Demand has a pretty good preview of Season 3 if anyone is looking for a small GOT fix ..
post #1993 of 4641
Having never read the books (they are on my list now) I've just started watching Season 1. I've been watching it at work during lunch using my daughter's HBO Go account. Keeping track of who's who can be a little daunting at times but I've got the basics down pretty good. What I noticed in epi 3 is that one of the characters (I don't remember his name) is the same actor who played Mayor/Governor Carcetti in HBO's The Wire (which I just finished).
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For people who have yet to tackle the books, it might be fun to read after the seasons & in essence, fill in the blanks.
I've done this before and it's fun to have an image of the main characters while reading.
I agree, it can be fun.

Every year or so, I re-read Frank Herbert's Dune series.
While doing so, I project KM's face onto the Paul Atriedes character.
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Having never read the books (they are on my list now) I've just started watching Season 1. I've been watching it at work during lunch using my daughter's HBO Go account. Keeping track of who's who can be a little daunting at times but I've got the basics down pretty good. What I noticed in epi 3 is that one of the characters (I don't remember his name) is the same actor who played Mayor/Governor Carcetti in HBO's The Wire (which I just finished).

The books are great fun. The down side is that when I'm watching the TV show, it's sometimes hard to remember where in the chronology of the novels the scene I'm watching on TV was covered. I finally quit worrying about it and just let the show flow. I'm really looking forward to Frank R.R. Martin's Book 6 in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. It has been the better part of two years since Book 5, A Dance With Dragons, was released but given Martin's reputation for glacial slowness, there's no telling when we'll see Book 6. Thank God Benioff and Weiss have been a lot more prompt in getting their TV series to the Screen.
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^^^^^ so I take it that the Game of Thrones book series is similar in length and time to print like Stephen King's Gunslinger series?
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

^^^^^ so I take it that the Game of Thrones book series is similar in length and time to print like Stephen King's Gunslinger series?

I loved Roland and the other characters in the Gunslinger! Lobstrosities gave me fits.biggrin.gif
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I loved Roland and the other characters in the Gunslinger! Lobstrosities gave me fits.biggrin.gif

Did he finally get finished with that series, the 'Dark Tower' or something, I think I read two or three, but I moved on LOL ... how many books did it turn out to be? I might read them if it is finished.
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^^^^^ yes, he finally finished the series a couple of years ago. I think there's 7 books in the original series and 2 that were added later as "in-between book" stories.
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Amazon apparently has the show, but I'm not sure how soon they appear online after the original air date. My guess would be not until the season is over but I could be wrong.

It will be a long time before you ever see an HBO original series on Netflix streaming. Netflix does have the discs, but they would not get them until they're released, which typically is close to when the next season is going to air.

This tight hold on their content is one of the main reasons why HBO shows, particularly GoT, are some of the most downloaded shows from illegal file sharing sites. In my opinion, HBO has blinders on when it comes to the real world, but it's their content to do with what they wish.

Thanks for the info. I checked Amazon and see they have season 2 for $2.99/episode. Sucks it's not a Prime eligible. I wonder if it's available to stream because the second season is out on BD now. I have a feeling I will just have to suck it up and wait until they release the 3rd season on blu.
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Thanks for the info. I checked Amazon and see they have season 2 for $2.99/episode. Sucks it's not a Prime eligible. I wonder if it's available to stream because the second season is out on BD now. I have a feeling I will just have to suck it up and wait until they release the 3rd season on blu.
That would be my guess, like I said, HBO keeps a very short leash on it's content. Something to consider, quite often when a marquee show returns on HBO providers will offer discounted rates for the service. I haven't paid full price for HBO in years, in fact I'll be visiting my local Comcast office around the first of April specifically to see what sort of deal they can give on HBO. I'm fairly confident I'll walk out with a very reasonable price, last year it was 6 mos free and then $5 for the next 3 mos.
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

^^^^^ so I take it that the Game of Thrones book series is similar in length and time to print like Stephen King's Gunslinger series?

Indeed. Each of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Novels is long and Martin has announced that he intends there to be 7 books in the series. I just hope he lives long enough to finish.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

That would be my guess, like I said, HBO keeps a very short leash on it's content. Something to consider, quite often when a marquee show returns on HBO providers will offer discounted rates for the service. I haven't paid full price for HBO in years, in fact I'll be visiting my local Comcast office around the first of April specifically to see what sort of deal they can give on HBO. I'm fairly confident I'll walk out with a very reasonable price, last year it was 6 mos free and then $5 for the next 3 mos.

Well I feel fortunate then that I can use my daughter's HBO Go account and stream the first two seasons because we don't have pay tv wink.gif
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Well I feel fortunate then that I can use my daughter's HBO Go account and stream the first two seasons because we don't have pay tv wink.gif
Is your daughter in the same household as you? My brother and I tried that once and it wouldn't work, he's in San Francisco and I'm in Santa Rosa, we assumed it was because of different IPs but we really didn't investigate it too deeply.
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Is your daughter in the same household as you? My brother and I tried that once and it wouldn't work, he's in San Francisco and I'm in Santa Rosa, we assumed it was because of different IPs but we really didn't investigate it too deeply.

My son uses my HBO-Go account all the time. I am in Rohnert Park, he was in Vallejo and is now in Santa Rosa. He accesses by my Dish account..... Really, IP shouldn't matter. It is HBO-Go after all. I've accessed it in Oregon and New York at motels....
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My son uses my HBO-Go account all the time. I am in Rohnert Park, he was in Vallejo and is now in Santa Rosa. He accesses by my Dish account..... Really, IP shouldn't matter. It is HBO-Go after all. I've accessed it in Oregon and New York at motels....
Well, that's what I thought also, it shouldn't matter, maybe he was logging in incorrectly, like I said we really didn't dig into it that much. He also runs Macs so it might have been a Flash issue as well.
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When does Season 3 start?
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When does Season 3 start?
I haven't see a date yet, but my guess would be early to mid April.
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Well, that's what I thought also, it shouldn't matter, maybe he was logging in incorrectly, like I said we really didn't dig into it that much. He also runs Macs so it might have been a Flash issue as well.

My son also uses Macs, he works for Apple! smile.gif
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