Game of Thrones > Producers React to Game of Thrones Shocker: They Killed Off Who?!? > Comments Page 2
It surprises me that some people watch such a great series just for happy ending. Sean Bean's acting wasn't even that great in these series! His death, though unexpected and sorrow, was the greatest experience I've ever had! It brought emotions, brought a lot of thinking, a lot of hatred for the Joffrey and it brought a lot to look forward to (like final justice and such!)
Anyone who'd want this series to deviate from the books (which I haven't read but planning to) should just quit watching and leave.
Yeah they killed off every likable character Ned ,the king,if Neds bastard son gets it im done!
i can´t believe that they killed Ned Stark, the serie will not be the same without Sean Bean :(
... As for the show trying to resemble reality, well, I must admit it does a good job at that (better than other series) where honest man die mand corrupt man triumph but be warned, even in reality, tyrants find a grisly end many times... Just look at recent history in middle east and you'll know what I mean, they weren't fed to a red dragon, literally, but they got as close to that as it was "practical"...
Killing Ned Stark was bad enough, almost killed the entire series for me (no more fun, I'll join night watchand dump the series... I did not read the books but I learned that Joff the usurper king will die from poison later on... Another mistake, that spoiled brat should end his miserable life in the belly of a huge red dragon... While the Dragon rider sits on his/her (former) throne while feeding him to his/her huge mount. Now, that would be fitting...
Hahaahha deal with it it's real life... This wouldnt be such an excellent show if they didnt do it... In any other show Jon would apear there and save Ned and everything would be like in a fairytale.... Well not, and thats what makes this show one of the best on TV (IMdB also says that) Because u never know whats gonna happen!
Killing him off is like killing off aragorn from LoTR. He was the most interesting character and the most dense one at that :P MAAAAAAAAAAAN!
Now I will only watch season two to see that small blond idiot get raped badly (and I'm not talking about the midget), and I hope he does (maybe the khal comes back from the dead and literally rapes him)
horrible, the only reason i saw this series is because of him, and i will not follow the second season
If you want to see a example of a tv series not following the main plot of a good book alienating the books biggest fans than look no further than Legend of the Seeker.. cancelled after season 2.
You could actually pick up book 2 after watching this series and for the most part understand whats going on, they did a excellent job of following the plot lines.
Ned was one of my favorite characters too when I was reading and was frustrated and angry when he was killed off. That being said if the writers decided to not do this it changes the entire series. Trust me his kids alone will carry the series along with other characters introduced later. Who's going to fill Neds boots? Why do they need too? They have the audience now and you still have the Imp, Jon, Rob, Arya, Sansa, Renly will be introduced to Stannis(King Roberts Brother) just to name a few.
you just lost a viewer
i think killing ned was the stupidest idea ever
Not killing off Ned Stark would have unraveled the whole story. Are you saying that the producers should have completely rewritten 5 books of Song of Ice and Fire just to keep Sean Bean on the cast longer?
Actually, I am amazed that anybody could possibly think that they would change something as important as Ned dying. He HAD to die, period.
I do like the way these books are written - there are indeed many heroes worth following and there is no need to single out one as the "main hero".
I was MASSIVELY disappointed in the last two episodes of Game of Thrones. I HATE the death of main characters with a passion. - And sorry book fans - Ned Stark was the one we were rooting for... I don't trust an author who will do that, so I went and spoiled the story for myself to avoid the commitment of any more time and emotional energy if there is just more of the same ahead. And there most certainly is. I know. I googled it. NO HEROS. NO main characters to care about and pull for... I guess I'm angry for the attachments I formed before I knew the "game," because they went NO WHERE. ALL the story lines I was drawn to are OVER, making me wonder WHY I just wasted my time following them. POINTLESS. I'm angry because it had been so intense and beautiful to watch... I sensed greatness... but abruptly, it was over. EMPTY. Now I know that there are plenty more dead end characters and tragedies ahead... NO THANK YOU! I wanted it to be more... so I'm disappointed that it's not. I bought the
A lot of you posters need to understand a simple fact that is repeated throughout recent storytelling history.
Books are not cinematic features.
Cinematic features are not books.
When one tries to copy the other closely, it typically does NOT end well.
You can do things in books you can't accomplish in cinematic features. Such as killing off "main" or "POV" characters due to the fact that you can much more easily introduce other characters in the next 200 pages which you can make the reader care for.
You can rarely do that in a cinematic feature. And even when done once, people still will even more rarely endure it multiple times.
Typically movies can get away with that when they kill off a main character right at the END or, funny enough, even the BEGINNING of a story. But doing it in the MIDDLE (AKA Season 1) is a hard trick to pull off.
If the writers continue following the book, which *SPOLIERS* DOES kill off HUGE amounts of characters which are of current impor
i have not read the books.
im guesing sean bean will come back into it as one of the living dead that was seen at the north wall???
I just bought the book because of my great admiration of this showand was amazed that they stayed so close to the book. This is a true rarity when a book his brought to the screen. The fact that you have a book or show that can still ''shock'' you is so refreshing in a media age where it is so easy to predict plot outcomes. As hard as it will be I will wait on purchasing the rest of the books so I can continue to be surprised....On a second line of thought I still wonder about the influences other books or shows have on a writer...I see glimpes of everything from the great tv show Farscape (Ka Dargo a main character) to one of my favorite films The Lion in Winter.
the BEST tv since WINDS OF WAR !.great acting=lena heady,sean bean/etc. ,etc..will be very hard to wait 1 yr.for season 2.I imagine best viewership ever for HBO .the scope of this series is unpreceddented !NO sword & Sorcery movie & series compares ever.No CGI yet,no epic BATTLES ,but great drama rising from great writing .MUCH BETTER than TRUE BLOOD & will bemore popular .IS this better than LOTR
I too have not read the books and was very interested in this series because of Sean Bean (one of my favorite actors). Every episode ended with a shock and had me back for the next! When they killed Ned Stark I stared at my television screen, not believing what I was seeing. There are so many characters and story lines I just hope this continues next season, although, I wished there had been more episodes this season. Now waiting until 2012 for Game of Thrones to continue ... I only hope the viewship hasn't been lost!!!
mark my words! the show will lose so many viewers by the end of season2, it will end up cancelled. As i said before, A tv audience is way different than a book audience. Tv viewers will eventually lose interest in Thrones do to constant main character changes. im not going to watch anymore, and i know i'm not the only one who is predicting Thrones to fail
Agree totally with Viewer. If you aren't going to follow a major plot line of a very complex four book series,why bother to make it at all? Nothing would make sense that comes after. Sansa's plight, what I am sure will be quite an adventure for the younger daughter, the coming of age of Jon Snow and the King of the North would not be happening without the death of Ned Stark. As for poor writing or film making, one of the greatest directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock, killed off his main charactor in a little film you might remember called "Psycho".
This series has so many interesting charactors to watch, I can't wait till next season.
Anyone who thinks this will be a routine humdrum "Good triumphs over evil - eventually" might get a real shock in future episodes... that's WHY the books are SO good.
"There is no one else in the series like that. If the original book was responsible for his demise then it was a major writing blunder"
1. The books are brilliant.
2. Why change anything in them for the Series?
"the biggest problem i see for the future of the show is filling sean beans shoes. as of now, there are no characters on the show that can carry it"
You ARE kidding, right?
3. The loss of the 1st major character is nothing - if you haven't read the books, remember - "Expect the Unexpected!!"
Enjoy the second series !!
Every series needs an old friend, someone who is perhaps not constantly there, but who the story comes back to, and someone who the viewer thinks about in the back of his mind. The Sean Bean character was just that, a flawed individual yes, but someone also possessing admirable qualities that we can all relate to. There is no one else in the series like that. If the original book was responsible for his demise then it was a major writing blunder. You just can't kill off an old friend.
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