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2014-04-07 04:16:49 PM
Solid episode but they need to do a two hour season opener. Too many story lines. Also, four seasons in now I still only know a handful of characters' names.
 
2014-04-07 04:22:20 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Solid episode but they need to do a two hour season opener. Too many story lines. Also, four seasons in now I still only know a handful of characters' names.


This is a good thing! Read the books and you get to the point of name overload. The show has done a great job of combining minor characters together to give us one character that can be used and remembered.

The show also has much better pacing!!
 
2014-04-07 04:48:01 PM
This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.
 
2014-04-07 04:58:37 PM

JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.


I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."
 
2014-04-07 05:03:13 PM

Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."


AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
pbs.twimg.com
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.
 
2014-04-07 05:14:38 PM

JerseyTim: That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.


I love how you got to soak that in for a little while. The camera just sat there for a solid five count.

Glorious
 
2014-04-07 05:43:35 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Solid episode but they need to do a two hour season opener. Too many story lines. Also, four seasons in now I still only know a handful of characters' names.


Sesame Street is still on, you can watch that.
 
2014-04-07 05:55:02 PM

JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."

AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x337]
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.


I think I wanted to see Carmella die more than AJ. But it was close.
 
2014-04-07 05:55:07 PM

Shazam999: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Solid episode but they need to do a two hour season opener. Too many story lines. Also, four seasons in now I still only know a handful of characters' names.

Sesame Street is still on, you can watch that.


Ooh! Game of Muppets!  I cried when they beheaded Kermit.
 
2014-04-07 06:05:40 PM

JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."

AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x337]
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.


For accuracy, they should change the wolf on that statue to Ros
 
2014-04-07 06:10:37 PM

LectertheChef: JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."

AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x337]
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.

I think I wanted to see Carmella die more than AJ. But it was close.


I wanted to see AJ kill her then die hanging himself while jerking off.  The perfect way to fark things up for Tony the turd
 
2014-04-07 06:14:28 PM
That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!
 
2014-04-07 06:19:31 PM

Daedalus27: JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."

AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x337]
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.

For accuracy, they should change the wolf on that statue to Ros


Second favorite shot of the episode. I'll go with the Hound and Arya riding into the wastelands left after the war. The toll of the war is better presented in the books than in the show. In fact the Hound/Arya scenes showed more suffering of the common folk than the entire first three seasons.
 
2014-04-07 06:19:36 PM
Joffrey is an excellent villain, every show needs one, I hope he is never killed off.
 
2014-04-07 06:19:57 PM
Well, just wait until REDACTED dies and REDACTED happens, then there will be a much larger audience watching...
 
2014-04-07 06:22:21 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Solid episode but they need to do a two hour season opener. Too many story lines. Also, four seasons in now I still only know a handful of characters' names.


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2014-04-07 06:26:01 PM

spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


That entire last sequence would be a great KFC ad.

Next time the Hound asks for some chicken, just give him the damn chicken.
 
2014-04-07 06:35:42 PM
Let's hear if for King of the Guys, with the dudes and the stuff.
 
2014-04-07 06:38:22 PM

stoli n coke: spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!

That entire last sequence would be a great KFC ad.

Next time the Hound asks for some chicken, just give him the damn chicken.


Nobody kills for KFC.  That was a Popeyes or Bojangles related massacre.
 
2014-04-07 06:44:24 PM

floor: Daedalus27: JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences. I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza." AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there. Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x337] That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard. For accuracy, they should change the wolf on that statue to Ros Second favorite shot of the episode. I'll go with the Hound and Arya riding into the wastelands left after the war. The toll of the war is better presented in the books than in the show. In fact the Hound/Arya scenes showed more suffering of the common folk than the entire first three seasons.


Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.
 
2014-04-07 06:46:23 PM
I'm totally going to binge-watch all these books once the show is done.
 
2014-04-07 06:48:02 PM

spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!



For me, his biggest "WTF did I just see" moment came when he chopped his horse in half after losing in a jousting competition.
 
2014-04-07 06:50:47 PM

Lando Lincoln


I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."


AJ was a whiny little twat, but he wasn't as overtly sadistic as Joffrey. I think he felt some regret over dumping acid on that guy's foot, or maybe that's wishful thinking on my part.

Anyway, I can't picture AJ shooting a hooer full of holes.
 
2014-04-07 06:51:39 PM

The_Sponge: spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


For me, his biggest "WTF did I just see" moment came when he chopped his horse in half after losing in a jousting competition.


That was his brother That did that.
 
2014-04-07 06:52:04 PM

The_Sponge: spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


For me, his biggest "WTF did I just see" moment came when he chopped his horse in half after losing in a jousting competition.


The Mountain did that not The Hound.
 
2014-04-07 06:53:18 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.


The next season is going to be a lot of "X takes two episodes to get to Y, twiddles their thumbs for a bit."
 
2014-04-07 06:54:57 PM
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2014-04-07 06:55:10 PM

spamdog


That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


Meanwhile Arya is smart enough to bash the one guy over the head with a clay pot and run him through while he's lying stunned on the ground.

Then she quite literally hamstrings the guy who killed her friend with her sword so she can kill him at her leisure.
 
2014-04-07 06:56:36 PM
Crap missed one picture:

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2014-04-07 06:56:58 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: spamdog

That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


Meanwhile Arya is smart enough to bash the one guy over the head with a clay pot and run him through while he's lying stunned on the ground.

Then she quite literally hamstrings the guy who killed her friend with her sword so she can kill him at her leisure.


Did you notice some reused dialog from the floppy wiener chapter that was revealed recently?
 
2014-04-07 07:00:40 PM

JerseyTim


Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[statue of Joffrey standing over a boar]


Can we assume that they used a boar for that as a semi-subtle dig against Robert Baratheon? A "Joffrey succeeded where Robert didn't" sort of thing.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it.
 
2014-04-07 07:01:40 PM

Aeonite: Joffrey is an excellent villain, every show needs one, I hope he is never killed off.


I agree.  The story would simply collapse without him.
 
2014-04-07 07:01:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: LectertheChef: JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences.

I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza."

AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there.

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x337]
That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard.

I think I wanted to see Carmella die more than AJ. But it was close.

I wanted to see AJ kill her then die hanging himself while jerking off.  The perfect way to fark things up for Tony the turd


Either that or Pauly and Sylvio could have killed them both, and disposed of the bodies with the sausage maker at Satriale's. It'd make a nice meal for Tony and his gaping maw.
 
2014-04-07 07:03:22 PM

stoli n coke: spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!

That entire last sequence would be a great KFC ad.

Next time the Hound asks for some chicken, just give him the damn chicken.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-07 07:06:56 PM

spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


It's the new pencil magic trick!
 
2014-04-07 07:12:09 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: JerseyTim

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[statue of Joffrey standing over a boar]


Can we assume that they used a boar for that as a semi-subtle dig against Robert Baratheon? A "Joffrey succeeded where Robert didn't" sort of thing.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it.


It's a wolf not a boar, so no we can't assume that.
 
2014-04-07 07:20:14 PM

debug: The_Sponge: spamdog: That part where the Hound jams the guys face onto the dagger and he shrieks was farked up yo!


For me, his biggest "WTF did I just see" moment came when he chopped his horse in half after losing in a jousting competition.

That was his brother That did that.


D'oh!
 
2014-04-07 07:24:48 PM
Wait, so the kitten chopped the head off that boar during the festival of the foot? This thread is more confusing than the books
 
2014-04-07 07:29:38 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus:
Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.


I've heard this enough that I don't feel the need to read the Farking books until I'm done letting Benioff and Weiss serve it up to me perfectly.  What I'm sick of is "Oh, sorry about the spoiler, douchebag, lemme know when you graduate kinder and read it in the purest form.  I was here first."

Sorry, the books sound like they could use less self-indulgence and more editing.  That said, I think I'll like them when I read them - I'll know what I don't give a shiat about and can skip.

I farking love this show.  Over-the-Top Fanchick.  Can't imagine the caliber of dedication it takes to get every single detail right.  Amazing labor of love on the part of a lot of people.
 
2014-04-07 07:33:25 PM
Seems that HBO is going to allow Xbox Live subscribers the ability to watch this episode of Game of Thrones for free starting tomorrow:

http://fansided.com/2014/04/07/game-thrones-season-4-premiere-live-s tr eam-watch-first-episode-free/#!C768g
 
2014-04-07 07:34:14 PM

debug: Englebert Slaptyback: JerseyTim

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[statue of Joffrey standing over a boar]


Can we assume that they used a boar for that as a semi-subtle dig against Robert Baratheon? A "Joffrey succeeded where Robert didn't" sort of thing.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it.

It's a wolf not a boar, so no we can't assume that.


I thought wolf, but after this thread and a second look at his snout, it looks like they made it confusing.
 
2014-04-07 07:34:31 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: floor: Daedalus27: JerseyTim: Lando Lincoln: JerseyTim: This ties in to my theory that Game of Thrones is the show that Sopranos fans who complained about The Sopranos wanted The Sopranos to be. Lots of payoff and lots of consequences. I think I hated AJ more than I hate Joffrey. I wanted many bad things to happen to AJ. Poster child for "affluenza." AJ had no redeemable qualities. Not smart, not funny, not strong, not charismatic. Nothing. You hated him for just being there. Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x337] That's freaking amazing. I want one for my front yard. For accuracy, they should change the wolf on that statue to Ros Second favorite shot of the episode. I'll go with the Hound and Arya riding into the wastelands left after the war. The toll of the war is better presented in the books than in the show. In fact the Hound/Arya scenes showed more suffering of the common folk than the entire first three seasons.
Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.


Agreed. At least Arya's wandering has a point in the end. Dany's sections are a weak point in the book and a weak point in the show. "I have dragons and am to indecisive to do anything with them except once a season." The books still give a great sense of dread as to the mass starvation to come when winter arrives.
 
2014-04-07 07:34:46 PM

AndTheyAllLived: The Stealth Hippopotamus:
Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.

I've heard this enough that I don't feel the need to read the Farking books until I'm done letting Benioff and Weiss serve it up to me perfectly.  What I'm sick of is "Oh, sorry about the spoiler, douchebag, lemme know when you graduate kinder and read it in the purest form.  I was here first."

Sorry, the books sound like they could use less self-indulgence and more editing.  That said, I think I'll like them when I read them - I'll know what I don't give a shiat about and can skip.

I farking love this show.  Over-the-Top Fanchick.  Can't imagine the caliber of dedication it takes to get every single detail right.  Amazing labor of love on the part of a lot of people.


IIRC, there's value in reading the books as there are things you simply don't catch with the rapid fire character intro the show does. That being said, if you have the background all in your head, the show is so much better than reading the books....
 
2014-04-07 07:35:53 PM

AndTheyAllLived: debug: Englebert Slaptyback: JerseyTim

Joffrey, on the other hand, is fun to hate. I mean, just look at this:
[statue of Joffrey standing over a boar]


Can we assume that they used a boar for that as a semi-subtle dig against Robert Baratheon? A "Joffrey succeeded where Robert didn't" sort of thing.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it.

It's a wolf not a boar, so no we can't assume that.

I thought wolf, but after this thread and a second look at his snout, it looks like they made it confusing.


It's like bad taxidermy.
 
2014-04-07 07:40:51 PM

imgod2u: AndTheyAllLived: The Stealth Hippopotamus:
Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.

I've heard this enough that I don't feel the need to read the Farking books until I'm done letting Benioff and Weiss serve it up to me perfectly.  What I'm sick of is "Oh, sorry about the spoiler, douchebag, lemme know when you graduate kinder and read it in the purest form.  I was here first."

Sorry, the books sound like they could use less self-indulgence and more editing.  That said, I think I'll like them when I read them - I'll know what I don't give a shiat about and can skip.

I farking love this show.  Over-the-Top Fanchick.  Can't imagine the caliber of dedication it takes to get every single detail right.  Amazing labor of love on the part of a lot of people.

IIRC, there's value in reading the books as there are things you simply don't catch with the rapid fire character intro the show does. That being said, if you have the background all in your head, the show is so much better than reading the books....


I have to admit, I like Jon Snow's storyline much better than I did reading the books.  I guess I had a hard time imagining the Wall and north of the Wall while reading it, and the show just nails it all.  It just seemed so far and distant from everything that was going on in the rest of the book, but I like it quite a lot in the show.
 
2014-04-07 07:42:15 PM

imgod2u: AndTheyAllLived: The Stealth Hippopotamus:
Thank the Old gods we don't have to suffer the whole thousand pages of Arya's walk though the woods!

The show is so much better than the books. And yes, I'll read the next book that comes out.

I've heard this enough that I don't feel the need to read the Farking books until I'm done letting Benioff and Weiss serve it up to me perfectly.  What I'm sick of is "Oh, sorry about the spoiler, douchebag, lemme know when you graduate kinder and read it in the purest form.  I was here first."

Sorry, the books sound like they could use less self-indulgence and more editing.  That said, I think I'll like them when I read them - I'll know what I don't give a shiat about and can skip.

I farking love this show.  Over-the-Top Fanchick.  Can't imagine the caliber of dedication it takes to get every single detail right.  Amazing labor of love on the part of a lot of people.

IIRC, there's value in reading the books as there are things you simply don't catch with the rapid fire character intro the show does. That being said, if you have the background all in your head, the show is so much better than reading the books....


THIS.  It took reading everything I could and watching the first 3 seasons repeatedly to be able to appreciate every nuance, all of the symbolism and the depth of the characters.  I don't know how you can catch everything of value without the books or total immersion.
 
2014-04-07 07:50:13 PM

AndTheyAllLived: Sorry, the books sound like they could use less self-indulgence and more editing.  That said, I think I'll like them when I read them - I'll know what I don't give a shiat about and can skip.

I farking love this show.  Over-the-Top Fanchick.  Can't imagine the caliber of dedication it takes to get every single detail right.  Amazing labor of love on the part of a lot of people.


It is the some of the big plot lines.that suffer in the books. G. R. R.'s indulgences actually make the books fun. Meera and Jojen have a much richer and more interesting history in the books. Their father has a strong tie to the Starks and none of that will be seen in the series since these stories deepen Ned's character and the show is done with him.
 
2014-04-07 07:51:42 PM

Clock Spider Jerusalem: Let's hear if for King of the Guys, with the dudes and the stuff.


Still chuckling.
 
2014-04-07 07:57:55 PM
I would totally watch a show devoted solely to the Hound and Arya wandering around
 
2014-04-07 08:11:20 PM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: I would totally watch a show devoted solely to the Hound and Arya wandering around

The Professional

but with swords. I would watch the hell out of that.
 
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