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2013-04-02 02:24:53 PM
Alright George RRRRRRR, you'd best make me still keep routing for Daenerys, Jon Snow and a NOT BLIND Arya. Everyone else is free to be offed. Well, maybe not Tyrion. But only because he's smarter than any other Lannister. Oh and Bronn.
 
2013-04-02 02:29:09 PM
That will get us to the end of Book 3.  Almost halfway!!

/assuming GRRM lives long enough to finish writing it...
//and/or I live long enough to finish reading it
 
2013-04-02 02:30:07 PM

Nadie_AZ: Alright George RRRRRRR,



I didn't know he is a pirate.
 
2013-04-02 02:31:03 PM
For those unfamiliar with the books, enjoy this season.
 
2013-04-02 02:34:06 PM
If ratings trends for Thrones and HBO's top-rated True Blood continue this year, Thrones could replace the vampire drama as the network's most-popular show.

The fact that these two shows are even mentioned in the same sentence, let alone that GoT needs to catch up with it in popularity, is insulting.

TrueBlood is absolute dreck. Sure I watch it, and it is occasionally fun, but yeesh is it bad.
 
2013-04-02 02:36:14 PM

InmanRoshi: For those unfamiliar with the books, enjoy this season.


I know what you mean. Once they finish the Storm of Swords material, it will severely drop off in quality if it follows the books. Let's hope it doesn't.

But oh man, the next two seasons are going to be some of the best TV ever if they adapt it right.
 
2013-04-02 02:36:47 PM
I believe this was one of the biggest "no-brainers" of all time.

(the writing and acting that went into the Tywin/Tyrion scene in the last episode was just incredible...it felt like somebody kicked me in the chest as Tywin listed all the ways he hated Tyrion)
 
2013-04-02 02:38:34 PM

gilgigamesh: TrueBlood is absolute dreck. Sure I watch it, and it is occasionally fun, but yeesh is it bad.


It's sleazy, trashy fun that knows exactly what it is.  The only thing they have in common is that they're both on HBO.
 
2013-04-02 02:39:12 PM

gilgigamesh: If ratings trends for Thrones and HBO's top-rated True Blood continue this year, Thrones could replace the vampire drama as the network's most-popular show.

The fact that these two shows are even mentioned in the same sentence, let alone that GoT needs to catch up with it in popularity, is insulting.

TrueBlood is absolute dreck. Sure I watch it, and it is occasionally fun, but yeesh is it bad.


I kind of lost track of TB (was without HBO for a while).  I honestly didn't know it was still on.  I kinda like what I saw...through Season 2, I think (the one with Michelle Forbes)
 
2013-04-02 02:39:12 PM
is anyone really surprised by this?
 
2013-04-02 02:39:30 PM

Usurper4: I believe this was one of the biggest "no-brainers" of all time.

(the writing and acting that went into the Tywin/Tyrion scene in the last episode was just incredible...it felt like somebody kicked me in the chest as Tywin listed all the ways he hated Tyrion)


QUASI SPOILER:

You could totally see how their interaction will play out at the end of that scene as Tyrion walks out. It was written all over his face. Now THAT was acting.
 
2013-04-02 02:41:48 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I kind of lost track of TB (was without HBO for a while).  I honestly didn't know it was still on.  I kinda like what I saw...through Season 2, I think (the one with Michelle Forbes)


Through season 2 it is reasonably good, if uneven. Soapy and hokey and trashy, yes, but that is what it is supposed to be.

After that it really goes off the rails IMHO. I still watch it from time to time, but season 2 was where it peaked.
 
2013-04-02 02:42:12 PM

gilgigamesh: You could totally see how their interaction will play out at the end of that scene as Tyrion walks out. It was written all over his face. Now THAT was acting.


it was a great scene. even with two seasons under my belt, though, i'm still having a tough time with dinklage's absolutely terrible english accent.
 
2013-04-02 02:42:13 PM
I thought this had basically been confirmed long ago anyway, since book 3 is being split into 2 seasons...
 
2013-04-02 02:42:32 PM

gilgigamesh: Usurper4: I believe this was one of the biggest "no-brainers" of all time.

(the writing and acting that went into the Tywin/Tyrion scene in the last episode was just incredible...it felt like somebody kicked me in the chest as Tywin listed all the ways he hated Tyrion)

QUASI SPOILER:

You could totally see how their interaction will play out at the end of that scene as Tyrion walks out. It was written all over his face. Now THAT was acting.


No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father.  The look on his face as he walked out said it all.
 
2013-04-02 02:43:28 PM
A Song of Tits and Carnage.
 
2013-04-02 02:44:45 PM

Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father.


More or less. Tywin's unconditional rebuff pretty much says all you need to know about where they stand.
 
2013-04-02 02:46:01 PM

gilgigamesh: Lionel Mandrake: I kind of lost track of TB (was without HBO for a while).  I honestly didn't know it was still on.  I kinda like what I saw...through Season 2, I think (the one with Michelle Forbes)

Through season 2 it is reasonably good, if uneven. Soapy and hokey and trashy, yes, but that is what it is supposed to be.

After that it really goes off the rails IMHO. I still watch it from time to time, but season 2 was where it peaked.


When I first started watching TB, it was the premise of the story that drew me in.  A world just like ours, only Vampires not only exist, but have come 'out of the closet' and are trying to assimilate into society.  The immortal past fighting with the perpetual mortal present for the eternal future.

And then they brought in werewolf bikers.  And faeries.  And pagan gods.

So so very bad.
 
2013-04-02 02:46:42 PM
George is going to pull a Jordan on us.
 
2013-04-02 02:47:29 PM
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Just sayin'...
 
2013-04-02 02:47:30 PM

spelletrader: A Song of Tits and Carnage.


And Lamprey Pie.
 
2013-04-02 02:48:07 PM

FlashHarry: gilgigamesh: You could totally see how their interaction will play out at the end of that scene as Tyrion walks out. It was written all over his face. Now THAT was acting.

it was a great scene. even with two seasons under my belt, though, i'm still having a tough time with dinklage's absolutely terrible english accent.


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"EE-AT COOOWD BE WAAHSE, MY LAW-ID."
 
2013-04-02 02:49:47 PM

Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.


This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.
 
2013-04-02 02:53:19 PM

Smeggy Smurf: George is going to pull a Jordan on us.


He's going to start waiting to shoot the ball on his jump shots until he starts coming back down, creating the illusion of "hang time"? That sounds awesome.
 
2013-04-02 02:55:19 PM
My brother has read the books and was filling me in with spoilers. I hope that HBO sticks with the books for a bit longer and then abandons the source material. It sounds like GRRM completely destroyed the narrative late in the story. It sounded almost like he was sick of the existing story line and decided to reset it.
 
2013-04-02 02:55:19 PM

Infernalist: When I first started watching TB, it was the premise of the story that drew me in. A world just like ours, only Vampires not only exist, but have come 'out of the closet' and are trying to assimilate into society. The immortal past fighting with the perpetual mortal present for the eternal future.

And then they brought in werewolf bikers. And faeries. And pagan gods.

So so very bad.


That is when they lost me for good. I haven't watched TB since the faeries... ugh.

Cagey B: This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.


NO SPOILERS!!! ;)
 
2013-04-02 02:55:43 PM

Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.


Sure that came off weird. But can you imagine how it will look when Tyrion later reciprocates for Tywin, all to the drunken amusement of the royal court?

I figure they will have that in the second half of the season finale, right before Joffrey wows them all with his his spot on Jon Snow impression in his stand-up routine.
 
2013-04-02 02:55:47 PM
Shouldn't they make sure there isn't a drop in the ratings before committing to another season?
 
2013-04-02 02:58:54 PM

gilgigamesh: Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.

Sure that came off weird. But can you imagine how it will look when Tyrion later reciprocates for Tywin, all to the drunken amusement of the royal court?

I figure they will have that in the second half of the season finale, right before Joffrey wows them all with his his spot on Jon Snow impression in his stand-up routine.


I'm just happy that his long and tender marriage to Margaery was able to calm him down.....
 
2013-04-02 02:59:10 PM
They're going to run out of books to film before George Railroad Martin finishes writing the damn story.
 
2013-04-02 02:59:18 PM

gilgigamesh: Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.

Sure that came off weird. But can you imagine how it will look when Tyrion later reciprocates for Tywin, all to the drunken amusement of the royal court?

I figure they will have that in the second half of the season finale, right before Joffrey wows them all with his his spot on Jon Snow impression in his stand-up routine.


Things got really silly once Hodor was installed on the Iron Throne.
 
2013-04-02 02:59:26 PM

Nadie_AZ: Alright George RRRRRRR, you'd best make me still keep routing for Daenerys, Jon Snow and a NOT BLIND Arya. Everyone else is free to be offed. Well, maybe not Tyrion. But only because he's smarter than any other Lannister. Oh and Bronn.


I'm guessing you haven't read book five yet...
 
2013-04-02 02:59:28 PM

Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin

 Tyrion gives Tyrion Tywin a horsey ride, all the more jarring hilarious.
 
2013-04-02 03:02:26 PM

CarnySaur: Shouldn't they make sure there isn't a drop in the ratings before committing to another season?


No, and it's that kind of thinking that ends good shows prematurely.

"OMG, 10 fewer people watched episode 3 than watched episode 2. SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING."
 
2013-04-02 03:03:41 PM

Smeggy Smurf: George is going to pull a Jordan on us.


Well, Brandon Sanderson is young still.  Lets hope he doesn't get hit by a bus.
 
2013-04-02 03:04:40 PM

GameSprocket: I hope that HBO sticks with the books for a bit longer and then abandons the source material. It sounds like GRRM completely destroyed the narrative late in the story. It sounded almost like he was sick of the existing story line and decided to reset it.


**OKAY ACTUAL SPOILERY STUFF, NOT JUST "KING HODOR" FARKING AROUND**

Books 4 and 5 could actually work as source material, provided HBO integrates the storylines so that half the characters don't disappear entirely for a goddamn year, and ditches some of the unnecessary stuff (Dorne, the "Daenerys suddenly becomes a character in a VC Andrews book and is stupid" storyline, etc.). Jon Snow's story is actually pretty badass and I would like to see it on the show.
 
2013-04-02 03:05:46 PM

Osomatic: They're going to run out of books to film before George Railroad Martin finishes writing the damn story.


If (when) it comes to that, they're looking at doing the Dunk and Egg stories until he finishes, or so I've heard.
 
2013-04-02 03:06:19 PM

gilgigamesh: InmanRoshi: For those unfamiliar with the books, enjoy this season.

I know what you mean. Once they finish the Storm of Swords material, it will severely drop off in quality if it follows the books. Let's hope it doesn't.

But oh man, the next two seasons are going to be some of the best TV ever if they adapt it right.


If they have enough freedom from the source materal to split SoS into two seasons, they might consider combining FfC and DwD into  one season .. .since that's the way it was originally supposed to happen in the first place.
 
2013-04-02 03:09:01 PM

CarnySaur: Shouldn't they make sure there isn't a drop in the ratings before committing to another season?


Only if they were on the fence for a fourth season.  Otherwise, it's safe to assume that short of the GoT writing/casting/production staff collectively losing their minds, the show will be profitable again this year.
 
2013-04-02 03:09:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: George is going to pull a Jordan on us.


Let a better author finish his series?
(I kid, I kid)
 
2013-04-02 03:10:06 PM

GameSprocket: My brother has read the books and was filling me in with spoilers. I hope that HBO sticks with the books for a bit longer and then abandons the source material. It sounds like GRRM completely destroyed the narrative late in the story. It sounded almost like he was sick of the existing story line and decided to reset it.


It's honestly not that bad other than the idiot from Dorne and dumb decisions by Daenerys
 
2013-04-02 03:11:12 PM

Cagey B: gilgigamesh: Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.

Sure that came off weird. But can you imagine how it will look when Tyrion later reciprocates for Tywin, all to the drunken amusement of the royal court?

I figure they will have that in the second half of the season finale, right before Joffrey wows them all with his his spot on Jon Snow impression in his stand-up routine.

Things got really silly once Hodor was installed on the Iron Throne.


Yeah, but it picked up again when Ned Stark popped out of the wedding cake and shouted "You got Punk'd!!"
 
2013-04-02 03:11:16 PM

gilgigamesh: Usurper4: I believe this was one of the biggest "no-brainers" of all time.

(the writing and acting that went into the Tywin/Tyrion scene in the last episode was just incredible...it felt like somebody kicked me in the chest as Tywin listed all the ways he hated Tyrion)

QUASI SPOILER:

You could totally see how their interaction will play out at the end of that scene as Tyrion walks out. It was written all over his face. Now THAT was acting.


For me, that scene was the straw that broke the camel's back for loving Tyrion utterly. I already really liked him, but I had to maintain some amount of hate because he's a Lannister. Now, aside from the Queen regent's remaining innocent children, he's completely estranged from his living relatives and effectively free from their sins in my eyes. Such a ridiculously well written character. In some conversations with his sister you can see that he has love for her, perhaps for his whole family, but he's been on the receiving end of so much undeserved contempt and loathing that there's almost nothing left for any of them.

Here's to hoping any remaining family loyalty or duty are kept in perspective by all the hurt and hate he's carrying.

Cagey B: Infernalist: No spoilers, please, but I got the sudden jolting feeling while watching him plead for his father's respect that this was Tyrion's last reaching out to his father. The look on his face as he walked out said it all.

This will make their reconciliation scene, where Tywin gives Tyrion a horsey ride, all the more jarring.


I would pay to see this. With Tyrion going "Wheee!" and them both smiling ear to ear. I'd make it my ringtone and background.
 
2013-04-02 03:11:16 PM
This is the thing with the gay hobbits, right?
 
2013-04-02 03:12:45 PM

gilgigamesh: If ratings trends for Thrones and HBO's top-rated True Blood continue this year, Thrones could replace the vampire drama as the network's most-popular show.

The fact that these two shows are even mentioned in the same sentence, let alone that GoT needs to catch up with it in popularity, is insulting.

TrueBlood is absolute dreck. Sure I watch it, and it is occasionally fun, but yeesh is it bad.


You watch it. The discussion is about viewers.

You're the problem if you have a problem with it?
 
2013-04-02 03:14:22 PM

cannotsuggestaname: Infernalist: When I first started watching TB, it was the premise of the story that drew me in. A world just like ours, only Vampires not only exist, but have come 'out of the closet' and are trying to assimilate into society. The immortal past fighting with the perpetual mortal present for the eternal future.

And then they brought in werewolf bikers. And faeries. And pagan gods.

So so very bad.

That is when they lost me for good. I haven't watched TB since the faeries... ugh.



You're gonna love A Dance With Dragons, just love it.
 
2013-04-02 03:16:43 PM

I_C_Weener: Smeggy Smurf: George is going to pull a Jordan on us.

Well, Brandon Sanderson is young still.  Lets hope he doesn't get hit by a bus.


hahaha my thoughts exactly. Get Sanderson to write the last book if GRRM can't do it. It'll probably be better anyway.

I haven't read the Jordan books or Sanderson's contributions, but I've read Sanderson's book "Elantris" and enjoyed it quite a bit. Very much above the level of most fantasy stuff I've read.
 
2013-04-02 03:20:20 PM

Cagey B: GameSprocket: I hope that HBO sticks with the books for a bit longer and then abandons the source material. It sounds like GRRM completely destroyed the narrative late in the story. It sounded almost like he was sick of the existing story line and decided to reset it.

**OKAY ACTUAL SPOILERY STUFF, NOT JUST "KING HODOR" FARKING AROUND**

Books 4 and 5 could actually work as source material, provided HBO integrates the storylines so that half the characters don't disappear entirely for a goddamn year, and ditches some of the unnecessary stuff (Dorne, the "Daenerys suddenly becomes a character in a VC Andrews book and is stupid" storyline, etc.). Jon Snow's story is actually pretty badass and I would like to see it on the show.


Well word on the street and or rumor mill is that they will be lumping book 4 and 5 together for the show.
 
2013-04-02 03:20:21 PM

kroonermanblack: gilgigamesh: If ratings trends for Thrones and HBO's top-rated True Blood continue this year, Thrones could replace the vampire drama as the network's most-popular show.

The fact that these two shows are even mentioned in the same sentence, let alone that GoT needs to catch up with it in popularity, is insulting.

TrueBlood is absolute dreck. Sure I watch it, and it is occasionally fun, but yeesh is it bad.

You watch it. The discussion is about viewers.

You're the problem if you have a problem with it?


I never said its a 'problem', its a TV show with tits and blood. Sure I watch it from time to time, when I am bored. I will watch Gilligan's Island reruns too. So what? I take it for what it is, that doesn't mean I can't opine that it is absolute crap.
 
2013-04-02 03:22:00 PM

CarnySaur: Shouldn't they make sure there isn't a drop in the ratings before committing to another season?


Why would there be a drop in ratings?   The S3 premiere numbers were significantly higher than the S2 premiere numbers, which means more and more people have become exposed and invested in the show since last season.
 
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