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#1 SkylinePigeon
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Out of curiosity though, how closely does the TV series follow the first book?

chessmaster1989

Very! Of course there are some cuts and inserts, but nothing major (additional prostitute character from Winterfell, Shae backkstory is changed, expanded role of Loras and Renly, one scene from book 2 is moved to book 1, and other changes) but the major plot points are in place and the characters are very true to the books. All the casting is spectacular.

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#2 SkylinePigeon
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I think we as Americans shoudn't be so concerned about playing morality police on politicians' sex lives. *shrugs* But I think more women in politics is a good idea. Not in order to avoid scandals but just because it's a good idea. :P
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#3 SkylinePigeon
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[QUOTE="LoserMike"]

I'm hoping for season 2 they rename the series "Clash of Kings" and change the name for each subsequent season. They also have to expand the series to 12-13 episodes like most cable shows. 10 episodes is not enough for "Clash." Also, actually show the battles, if we don't even get a shot of Baywater, I'm pissed.

funsohng
Looks like Blackwater Bay won't be downplayed I think kinda like Rome, where Battle of Pharsalus was like few seconds of fighting, while the Battle of Philippi in the second season was a full scale battle scene. Besides, I don't want them going too extravagant with battle scenes, otherwise it might end up like Rome and discontinued after second season.

If you watched the very brief teaser for season 2 after this episode, remember that the flames were green... looks like a reference to Blackwater if you ask me. :)
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At a hotel in New Orleans. Went to a Jenny Lewis (my love!) concert that night and they opened with "Man in the Mirror."
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Love the show. Hate the year wait.

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ME TOO. The upcoming lack of Jon Snow on my TV is NOT ACCEPTABLE. :P
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#6 SkylinePigeon
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[QUOTE="BlizzardBear"] I love fantasy but right now I am really digging how the show is focused on the characters. There have been so many great quotes.

The characters are Martin's focus much more than magic, so I think you'll be pleased with the way things develop. :)
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#7 SkylinePigeon
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I recommend that people, uhhh, not get too attached, ha ha. Many of my favorite characters are no longer with us, but there are deaths to celebrate, too. :P Seasons 3 & 4 in particular will be bloodbaths, god (Book 3 will be split in to two seasons according to GRRM).

I don't think the series has yet become very heavy on fantasy. There is more magic as the series goes on, but it's not over done IMO.

Whose "side" do you find yourself on at this point? Personally I wish Ned would have listened to Renly. I think Renly has the potential to be a great king and is my favorite out of the season 1 contenders.

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Well I think it's hard to have "historical" drama in a fantasy setting, but GRRM always keeps it pretty light on the magic. There will be some in Season 2 but not that much.
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1) Seriously the sandwich joke has been played out for years, no one is laughing anymore AND 2) Why not just be nice (chivalrous) to everyone. I mean, honestly. Use your manners and hold doors open for people because you are a good person, not to score points with women. And if you decide not to do those things, blame it on yourself. Feminism isn't responsible for how you act.
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#10 SkylinePigeon
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There be dragons!

What did you think? Did you read the books before or not? How do you feel about the YEAR wait? etc.

Personally I think they've done a great job with the show so far. The casting has all been incredible from my perspective as someone who has read the books for years (on a recommendation from GS long ago, thanks guys!). I'm absolutely smitten with Kit Harrington as Jon Snow. I have very few real complaints, other than the absence of Robb's wolf, honestly. Also, why on earth did they move Jaime's ONLY scene in book 2 to the finale of Season 1? I'm sort of baffled.

I can't believe it will be a year!