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Great review!I am also one of those fans who had not read the books. So there are times I am a little confused but eventually things become clear. My assumption regarding the murdering of the infants and others was that is was carried out by order of Joeffrey (a little sociopath if there ever was one) and he was trying to get read of all the bastard heirs to his throne.
One more comment - Peter Dinklage is awesome! That guy has some serious acting chops. When he enters a scene, he quickly becomes the tallest person in the room.
Good review. Great idea to have seperate threads. I hope the book readers just STFU on this thread there must be plenty of others for them to comment on. Some people just cant help themselves. I started reading the second book after watching the first series and well, it's not exactly great literature, though the story and characters are great, so stopped reading and decided just to watch the tv series. Please patrol this thread like the Watch on The Wall against wildings wielding spoilers!
Lord Commander, not Master Commander. We aren't on ships near South America with Russell Crowe.
Good review. It's interesting to see how someone who has no idea what will happen next views the show and what insights they are able to come up with.
I am also happy that you have not read the books. I have read them all, so I can make my own connections between scenes and events that might seem otherwise disconnected. I'm curious about how people who have not read the books are following the action - is it clear? Or not? I think whoever posted about why are they killing the children made one of those points. Sometimes it's not.
Best Show on TV!!! Too Bad MOVIES can't do any better.
I'm lucky enough to have a great deal of people in my life watching this show & they're all in different vantage points. I've read the first three books and watching the series for me is quite different from my father or my girlfriend. My father has read the first book and hasn't watched much of the series, but he watched the premiere with me last night. My girlfriend hasn't read any of the books, but has enjoyed the series greatly. Both of them, I find, have a hard time understanding some of the smaller details. The books being extremely detail orientated I can guide them what the series is trying to show them. But I consider them very average, as far as television watchers go. Which leads me to believe that while the screenwriters are doing an amazing job, I feel like they need to be more blatant. My girlfriend and father had no idea why they killed the baby and with Gendry being such a small character in Season 1 he is easily forgotten. But I have very little complaints as I'm a
We'll be watching this, later this week, but we've read the books, so we are just looking forward to seeing them made real :P
@Matt, I do hope you will make a point of reading the books, even if only one per televised season. There is just so much that can't be televised, due to all kinds of constraints--the details really add to the world-building that GRRM has commenced in the first book.
Very perceptive and insightful review, especially considering you haven't read the books.
There is 7 books planned for the series and Martin can only get a book out every 4-5 years. That means it will be at least 7-8 yrs before the series is finished in print form, probably more like 9 or 10. This show will probably have a shelf life of 6-7 seasons at the most, so at some point they are going to have diverge from the books. Last nights episode was quite brilliant. Stannis is quite the dour man and The Red Queen is well pretty damn creepy.
I like Rob Stark as a lead character a lot. I think with this character the show does better than the novels. In the books he is never a point of view character so you only see whats going with him through his mom's eyes. Robb is a lot like Ned and people, if the fans don't already they will grow to love Robb. His verbal sparring with Jaimie was well-done. I wonder if Jaimie pissed his pants when the dire-wolf walked up to him.
As usual Tyrion was brilliant, I love his I do what I please attitude. Yes him putting Cersei in her p
It's fantastic to see a review from a fan of the TV show, not a schooled expert in the novel series. I read your counterpart's review, and while informative regarding the nuance that was missing, it was pretty critical of the magnificent job the screenwriters are doing making a cohesive, interesting, compelling television series from a HUGE volume of work.
I haven't read the books either, and I am thoroughly enjoying the show. I feel the pacing is appropriate, taking some time to introduce us to characters unknown, in addition to revisiting the familiar faces of last season. It's going to be a killer ride for viewers.
The season two premiere was well worth the (seemingly endless) wait, HBO has outdone themselves.
And really, how spectacular was Tyrion's smackdown of Cersei?
OMG die Joffrey you little son of a bitch!
It was a brilliant start though I needed more dragon time. The slaughter of the innocents at the end was horrific.
Joeffrey is getting bad ass. He is showing up to be a merciless SOB that will stop at nothing to keep his birthright.
Brilliantly written, enjoyed reading it mate!
Someone needs to assassinate Joffrey and the sooner the better!
"Indeed, when that axe came down across Ned's neck, it served as the opening whistle to the true game of thrones. And players from across the seven kingdoms heard its blow."
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Exactly right. Remember, this is a series that already has 5 books and over 4,500 pages written. (More than the Harry Potter books, it is known) The basic plots are already laid out. You don't need to read the books if you don't want to, the shows are that good. Just remember, the screen writers aren't making it up as they go along.
As for Tyrion, because he is the Hand of the King, he gets lots of air time, just like Ned Stark did last year. Enjoy it.
And one minor note, it was a sword that got Ned's head, not an axe. And if you noticed, it was Ned's own execution sword that he used in episode 1 last year.
2 reviews. nice.
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