HBO's "Game of Thrones" in 2011

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  1. TheAnswer

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  3. tasha99

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    True Blood/ Boardwalk Empire/ and now this! So glad BF has HBO. :cool1:
     
  4. ZephyrHawk

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    Wow. Thanks for sharing, that is awesomeness. Although, several of the photos had me thinking, 'Wait, what's Boromir doing there? Go back to your own book!'
     
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    that looks amazing!!! now only if we had HBO :lmao: and man, would I smooch Sean Bean :lovestruc
     
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    I sure hope this eventually comes out on Blu-ray. We don't have HBO. Generally, their series do come out on disc. (In recent memory, the only one that didn't was Meadowlands.) But sometimes they only come out on DVD. Game of Thrones looks so good, that I really hope that they put out a Blu-ray Disc as well.
     
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    Me too!!! :thumbsup2
     
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    I am obsessively waiting for this show!!! Counting down the days now.

    However, I don't want to get too attached to the show. I'm still mourning Rome, Deadwood and Carnivale. :sad1:
     
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    I'm planning on catching it when it starts up.
     
  13. Pig Pen

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    I am still reading the book. There is no way I will have it done by Sunday. I just recently heard about this book series and I am LOVING it! I have been avoiding the trailers and photos because I don't want it to taint my reading (I have the characters pictured in my mind just so).
     
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    I am anxiously awaiting this new show! It looks like it will be fantastic!!
     
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    I got hooked on that series of books after I read a preview of the first chapter of the first book, Game of Thrones. The characters in the books are brutal people, and I hope it carries over to the screen.

    My favorite characters are Jon Snow, Ned Stark, and Tyrion Lannister.
     
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    I started reading the books too and had planned on recording the show to save it until I was done with book one. Uh, no problemo. I couldn't put it down and now I'm on book three! :laughing: I haven't read a lot of fantasy books in years, but this is one of the best and has really drawn me in.
     
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    DH is a big fan of the books. The 5th(?) one comes out this summer.

    I can't wait for the series to start on Sunday!

    Lara
     
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    DH and I actually changed our cable package, mostly in order to watch this miniseries. So yes, I'll be watching on Sunday.

    And for fans of Chuck, anyone catch this week's homage to the books? "Come on Eddard, who lets their kids keep a dire wolf?!"
     
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    Add Arya to that list of favorites & we're in agreement. I've been dying to see book five largely because of her story.

    I was a bit thrown off watching the 15 min preview. It didn't seem to start where book one did & most of the actors didn't fit the ideas in my head from the books, Ned & Katelyn Stark in particular.
     
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    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42616957/ns/today-entertainment/

    Game of Thrones' lives up to the hype

    HBO's new fantasy series pairs dense mythology with crowd-pleasing elements of war, honor, pride, lust, power

    LOS ANGELES — Barely a few minutes into HBO's epic "Game of Thrones" series, it's clear that the hype was right and the wait was worth it.
    Based on the bestselling fantasy book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin often referred to as "the American Tolkien" HBO is betting that fans of "The Lord of the Rings" will come to this for a sprawling, interwoven tale of feuding families, swords, sex, carnage, beasts, frayed loyalties, deception, intrigue and the pursuit of power.
    As well they should. "Game of Thrones" has all the elements (many described above) that lure viewers to shows like "The Sopranos," et al. That it's a fantasy series shouldn't scare anyone away, because like "Lord of the Rings" there's a real allure to costume-dramas that pair dense mythology with all of the crowd-pleasing elements of war, honor, pride, lust, power and, yes, even humor. Thrones has all of those in spades and supports them with exceptional storytelling, strong writing, superb acting and some stunning visual effects.

    Writers and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will certainly have their hands full dealing with die-hard fans on what they got right or wrong (or left out or put in that may have not been in the books), but they have the backing of Martin, who worked closely with the duo, and that should count for a lot. Perhaps more important to those people who haven't read the books or heard much about this series, Benioff and Weiss kick things off immediately with action, blood-shed and eeriness. Director Tim Van Patten creates a beautiful, haunting, visual template of vast expanses (Northern Ireland, Malta), white snow and dark shadows while also allowing the visual effects to pack a wallop.

    That kind of start to the 10-part series was essential because "Game of Thrones" is a complicated story with numerous characters and a dense, interwoven back-story. Though it demands attention, "Thrones" never once bogs down. It's the kind of drama where, when the first episode ends, you wish the nine others were immediately available. And that validates HBO's notion that television is the perfect medium for a fantasy series done right. Getting Martin's "Thrones," the gold-standard, could end up landing HBO its next franchise.

    "Thrones" is set in the fictional land of Westeros, where various clans or houses — have lived and fought for generations in different realms, until the Targaryens invaded and united the Seven Kingdoms under the Iron Throne. Now, years later, there's a battle for the throne.

    It's actually not as confusing as it may sound. And there are more than a few unexpected surprises and even humorous detours (mostly provided by Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister whose whoring and drinking knows no bounds). A great series should challenge viewers to pay attention, to connect dots and anticipate connections. "Thrones" manages a superior complexity without ever making you think that you've lost the connection to the story. It's paced with precision and the carefully crafted assemblage of characters unspools at such a rate that you can keep up while keeping tabs on their ever changing moods.

    What that means, essentially, is that there's a tight grip on the storytelling and a real understanding of who each person is traits that make the complexity easier to bear.

    It's difficult to single out the most accomplished parts of "Thrones." The ambition is immense, the fantasy world exceptionally well-conceived, the writing and acting elevating the entire series beyond contemporaries like "The Borgias" and "Camelot," and the visual appeal continues to surprise with each episode.

    What we have here is the successful pairing of an acclaimed collection of fantasy books with a television series that illuminates and expands what's on the page.

    Worth the wait? Absolutely. And even if you have no idea what all the fuss is about, you should get in from the start to absorb Martin's fantastical tale.
     
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    Droooool....
     

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