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Old 04-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #76
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I cannot stand Tyrion. People with physical problems annoy the fuck out of me.
Says an awful lot about you as a person that you would be annoyed by physical disabilities beyond a person's control.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #77
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Jon Snow barely made an impact apart from his looks. That's an odd choice.
They are very nice looks
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #78
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Great episode this week. I always like it when a show changes up its structure and focusing on one location for the whole episode was a very good decision. I think the problem with this season, compared to the first, is that we have been spending time with some characters more out of obligation than necessity, so it was good to tighten the focus and feel the full weight of the events.
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The battle sequence was fantastic.

I hope Tyrion lives. It'd be an utter injustice if he died and that pansy Joffrey continued to live.
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I know

If he dies, the next actor playing the hand of the king can start sending out CVs around season three episode nine
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i don't think he will die considering he only got cut in the face. he will have a scar for the rest of the series. i still think that jaime will be the first lannister to die and lady stark the first from the starks.
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Tempted to post spoilers.
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Casting has again been excellent, but I'm not too sure on Stannis personally. Melisandre though is perfect.

GRRM apparently directed the Blackwater episode (which also took up most of the season's budget ) so that should be amazing.

Something which happens next season (if you've read book 3, you'll know what I mean) has the potential to be one of the great TV scenes if they do it right, which I'm sure they will.
Stannis is the biggest disappointment in terms of casting. Davos and Melisandre are great though.
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you said yourself that the books are slightly different than the series .
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Not different enough that they'll mess with the order of the Lannister/Stark deaths.
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Only Stannis and Tywin Lannister have the commanding aura of bad-assery you expect from men in their position. Good casting choices. The actors make it believable they could lead armies in battle, something you can't say for the majority of "kings" and "queens" in the series.

Season 2 has been suffering a little from budget constraints (I think) but the latest episode was great. It's very expensive to do episodes like #9 and some previous episodes obviously paid for it.

Just look at how many long and drawn out conversation-scenes there are in S2 just for some minor detail with so many important and bigger things going on somewhere else. The filler-material was less obvious in S1.


The success of season1 probably wasn't helping with keeping the salaries down either. Shouldn't complain really because the quality is still top notch for TV but it was so great in S1 you start to compare it to real movies and have the same expectations. I sort of wish they had a few more millions to put into every episode now when the real action has begun

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I've seen a couple of episodes of this series on and off. They seem to be using a lot of sex and female nudity to attract male viewers and cover for the fact that the storyline isn't particularly interesting. Very cheap.
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The storyline is VERY interesting, but HBO seems to think that adding scenes of female nudity to scenes where male character talk (like wtf was that scene between Bronn and the Hound last night ) is necessary when it's not.

Great scene on Sunday. Wish GRRM could write all the episodes, but if he did, we'd never get the next two books
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Not saying/implying it's right/wrong/whatever but the nudity in this show is quite standard-issue for HBO. It's actually been toned down in season 2 compared to season 1. I suppose if you're looking for a "clean" show, you wouldn't be watching a HBO show. It's sort of like going to Las Vegas and complaining about the strippers.
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