VeggieBoards banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Based on the novels by George R.R Martin, has anyone else been watching the series? I was so relieved that HBO picked it up instead of anyone else, HBO has the money and the time and they usually take great care to stick to the story, which they have done.<br><br>
Anyone else?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Yep, I'm enjoying it. I've heard really good things about the books, so after my Terry Brooks books are read I'll give them a go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
396 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>atlas.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2883691"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Based on the novels by George R.R Martin, has anyone else been watching the series? I was so relieved that HBO picked it up instead of anyone else, HBO has the money and the time and they usually take great care to stick to the story, which they have done.<br><br>
Anyone else?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"></div>
</div>
<br>
Himself and I have been watching it, but we have to record it and watch well away from bedtime, because I get so angry about how horrible some of the characters are that it keeps me from sleeping.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
I love, love, love the books, but the series is leaving me feeling a little... I don't know. Unsatisfied, I guess. It's <i>almost</i> right, but not quite.<br><br>
But I'm watching it anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
The show is great! Haven't read the books though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
143 Posts
Watch it ever week.... Its picked up a bunch in the last 2 episodes, ready to see what happens. Thinking of buying the books.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
509 Posts
Just started watching it tonight and so far it seems interesting.<br><br>
One thing I'm wondering if anyone here knows - is that real fur they're wearing?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,529 Posts
Yes, I LOVE it!<br><br>
I'm a big fantasy buff, my favourite being LOTR, naturally.<br><br>
I have to admit, I was cautious about watching Game of Thrones, but a few friends that have read the novels said they were great and that the TV adaptation was very well done.<br><br>
Over the last few days I watched all 7 episodes, and then watched them AGAIN. It is so epic and awesome! Can't wait for next week's episode.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,032 Posts
I read the books (there are four so far, the fifth is coming out in June, with a total of seven predicted in the series [although he originally stated that it'd only be 3 so...]).<br><br>
Anyways, I really liked the books until the fourth, it was a little disappointing, partly because of how he published.<br><br>
The series is pretty good. It captures the same essence, but the books are so much more rich in background, feelings, details, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
140 Posts
<b>Episode 7 spoilers:</b><br><br>
Hmm. I'm bummed-out. That deer looked a little too real,- so I googled - I've read on a few forums some people saying that on an HBO `behind the scenes` video it states that it i<i><b>s</b></i> real deer.<br><br>
And, just found out officially that they <b>are</b> wearing real fur.<br><br>
I don't feel like watching this show any more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,032 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> That's too bad.<br><br><br>
The story line was a bit disappointing in episode 7 too. It seemed to add in a few scenes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
509 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>plainsong</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2903753"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>Episode 7 spoilers:</b><br><br>
Hmm. I'm bummed-out. That deer looked a little too real,- so I googled - I've read on a few forums some people saying that on an HBO `behind the scenes` video it states that it i<i><b>s</b></i> real deer.<br><br>
And, just found out officially that they <b>are</b> wearing real fur.<br><br>
I don't feel like watching this show any more.</div>
</div>
<br>
I had a feeling.. It all looked too realistic. Now I know why =(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Love the books although I wish Martin would hurry and finish the series lest he goes Robert Jordan on us.<br><br>
Haven't catch the series yet but I've seen lots of good reviews so I'll have to start watching.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
140 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>plainsong</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2903753"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>Episode 7 spoilers:</b><br><br>
Hmm. I'm bummed-out. That deer looked a little too real,- so I googled - I've read on a few forums some people saying that on an HBO `behind the scenes` video it states that it i<i><b>s</b></i> real deer.<br><br>
And, just found out officially that they <b>are</b> wearing real fur.<br><br>
I don't feel like watching this show any more.</div>
</div>
<br>
Well, I have just watched this online video - and the writer of the show (DB Weiss) confirms that it <i><b>was</b></i> a real deer. He actually applauded the fact that the actor cutting it up (Charles Dance) was able to recite his lines over again as he re-skinned the deer (meaning more than one take - meaning more than one deer).<br><br>
Hmm, and since there aren't shops that sell fresh dead deer that died naturally then we must assume that those deer were killed-to-order from the production team.<br><br><b>F this show</b>. I'm bailing. If I want to find out what happens I'll just read the books.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,922 Posts
I want to read the books but the covers are so damn ugly. Why can't they design decent covers for fantasy novels?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2905259"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I want to read the books but the covers are so damn ugly. Why can't they design decent covers for fantasy novels?</div>
</div>
<br>
Never judge a book by it's cover. Besides I like the simple covers for the series, it's a refreshing change from the Whalen style covers that many fantasy novels have.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
337 Posts
I have started reading the first book and like it. I also liked the show. It was hard to watch the deer scene but I got through it because I told myself it wasn't real. Now that I know that it was an real deer I am disappointed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,922 Posts
Ok I caved, I've started the first book. It's exactly like the show! I want to get ahead as soon as possible to the bits I haven't already seen on telly programme. It's like a soap in book form, very readable and a little too absorbing (not helping my procrastination issues).
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top