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Old 05-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #91
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Sadly, the nudity is a selling point for HBO. Sometimes it is over the top but at least it is not at the level of their competitors Starz and Showtime.

Game of Thrones hasn't been too bad though. There was one scene of pure exposition with Littlefinger in which Roz and another whore pleasured eachother while he spoke. There really hasn't been anything else as bad as that. It's also featured some male nudity.

From what I've heard, sex and nudity are also prevalent in the novels.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:25 AM   #92
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I rewatched season 1 about a week ago, and the gap in quality between that and season 2 is pretty wide.

I just think they did a messy job of unveiling the plot at the beginning of the season, and then filling the later episodes with unnecessary crap (sex scenes, improvised scenes). There was an aura to Season 1 where the writers really paid attention to detail about everything, while they really started drifting away in this one.

Lena Headey, while hot, is a crappy actress. Her lack of range kind of gets annoying when you are begging her to show more fire/emotion.

Although Stannis will always be my epic choice, I can see where the audience has a hard time cheering for him when he disappears for 4 episodes after Renly's death.
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Finale tonight was

I was looking forward to the House of the Undying scene more than anything else this season and my disappointment is off the charts.

Robb yelling at Cat and getting married under the blessings of the Seven was and I couldn't really tell what the deal with Qhorin and Jon was because of how vague the scene between them in episode 8 (I think) was. The Arya, Tyrion and Theon stuff was good, other than that, I feel kind of underwhelmed.
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I'm happy I haven't read the books because that gives no expectations. Last episode was alright. A bit too many stories and too little time but it did a fair job. I agree the House of the Undying thing was anti-climatic, especially when they hyped it up so much.

They must consider 12 or even 20 episodes a season. Not gonna happen for $$$-reasons but one can wish. Would do wonders for the pacing and character development.
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I'm happy I haven't read the books because that gives no expectations. Last episode was alright. A bit too many stories and too little time but it did a fair job. I agree the House of the Undying thing was anti-climatic, especially when they hyped it up so much.

They must consider 12 or even 20 episodes a season. Not gonna happen for $$$-reasons but one can wish. Would do wonders for the pacing and character development.
same, i'm glad that daenery was barely featured in the finale. i feared that the house of undying crap would go on forever. it was overall much better than season one finale and the last five minutes were erection inducing. i think 10 episodes are fine when they start killing off the boring useless characters.
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i think 10 episodes are fine when they start killing off the boring useless characters.
They introduce more boring, useless characters in the fourth book

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Bad last episode.
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Personally, I loved it except for how they handled Winterfell's razing and Jon's fight with Quorin. Stannis was awesome.

The house of the undying would've been really spoilery if they adapted it right out of the book. They would've also had to cast someone for Rhaegar. Aesthetically, I really loved the snow in the iron throne and felt bad for Dany when she knew it was all a trick because she'll never be able to have children.

Kinda pissed they killed off dorreah though, what a hottie.
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The last episode was pretty lame IMHO, so many scenes happened out of nowhere and were left unexplained I was so confused
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Season finale was meh, the ending was pretty promising though.


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Why did Jon kill the other guy?

I was a huge Dany fan at the end of season 1, then got bored with her in season 2, and am now back on the bandwagon after seeing how awesome she was with the dragons and pretty much during the entire sequence at the house of the undying. Also...my poor Tyrion. Thank goodness he's alive but what a fucked up, ungrateful family he has.

I think this show would benefit from having 2 more episodes too. Things feel a bit rushed as they stand.
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Game of Thrones would definitely benefit from being 12 or 13 episodes long, like most cable dramas are. I guess the budget wont stretch that far.

Surprised everyone in here disliked the finale though. Much like season one, the climax of the season came in episode 9. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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Because he wanted the wildlings to think Jon was a traitor to the Night's Watch so he could infiltrate their camp. Jon kills him to prove that he is no longer loyal to the Night's Watch in the hopes that the wildlings will believe his betrayal and take him in and he can become a spy.


They explain it so much better in the books
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Season 1 > Season 2. Gratuitous female nudity is beyond ridiculous. So transparent and so annoying Final episode was OK. I guess if you've read the books you can't help but be underwhelmed. Only Arya , Tyrion and Stannis stood out his season. I'm a huge fan of Danny's but her season 2 was average at best. Love the dragons though...
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Book 3 will probably be done in 16-20 episodes, I've heard they're splitting it into two seasons.
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