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Game of Thrones

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  1. Coaster

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    Seriously amazing show. I forgot just how good it really is

    So glad it's back
     
  2. beave

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    Missus is away for 3 days and has made strict instructions that I am not to watch it without her........ I don't think I can carry out her wishes.......
     
  3. God-King Dean

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    Pros
    -What the f**ks a Lommy?
    -I want that Joffrey statue.
    -The Hound is my favourite minor character, in books & TV series. Arya & he are made for each other. Sanya? Ardor? I went there.
    -Oberyn's demeanor is perfect
    -I'm usually pretty meh to Jon Snow, but it seems to me Kit Harrington's acting has improved. Loved his line to Janos Slynt. "I was the King Guard in King's Landing!" "Well you're here now so you mustn't have been doing a very good job."

    Cons/The series is different from the books whinge
    -Disappointed with the Tywin disowning Jaime scene. It was such a dramatic moment in the book. "You will rule Casterly Rock." "Nah, King's Guard is totes better." "*sigh* Fine then" "Yeah, Dad disowned me & stuff." Remarkably underwhelming.
    -Unnecessary nudity
    -Oberyn, a pillow biter? I don't think so....
    -Daenerys isn't dead
    -Daario's previous actor suited the role better IMO.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. Not a classic episode.
     
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  4. Misanthrope

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    I gave it a second watch tonight too. After seeing the Honest Trailer point out how damn slow she is about exacting her revenge, I chuckled every time I saw her staring at the sea or f**king around at camp.

    I could never hold to that vow in the past. Just feign surprise at the right points.

    It is implied in the book at least once that he is open to lovers of both sexes.
     
  5. Game_Breaker

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    Oberyn is a pretty cool new character. Watching the trailer, I was a bit meh, but I like how he has an axe to grind in regards to his sister.

    It took them a long time to figure out what to do with Ned Starks sword
     
  6. Springs

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    I wasn't expecting much but I thought that was very well done. Apart from a couple of things most of it was from the book and done well. Especially the Hound scene and the fact that Dontos is back, as well as Maester Aemon. And not wimping out on the markers to Meereen.
    Things I didn't like were more Shae jealous bitching and Oberyn's entrance, but I guess they just had to have more naked bodies in there somewhere. Personally I enjoyed his book entrance and appearance better. Didn't really make much sense that he would enter the city wearing that by himself, considering he wants to kill everyone.
     
  7. Springs

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    Oh and Jaime looks so much cooler with long hair and beard. Grow it back.
     
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    Unnecessary Nudity? How is that even possible?
     
  10. Up the mighty Phins

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    After seeing the preview for next week's episode:

    Scenes of the royal wedding mean one thing: Joffrey's death will most likely be next week

    Btw, I really liked the scenes of melting down Ice into the 2 new swords.
     
  11. God-King Dean

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    I don't understand why the writers are making her into such a bitch. Tyrion has no choice in all of this, & tries to do everything right by her. But she has somehow forgotten that she's a whore, & would be coping a DVDA in a camp somewhere if it wasn't for him.
     
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    'Ooh you touched her hand, I hate you! You don't want to f**k me for very good reason, I hate you!' I can't see how anyone would like her.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Really enjoyed the episode, apart the annoying Shae/Tyrion scenes. Loved Ayra and the Hound f**king shit up and her ending back up with needle. Oh and Jamie is f**king boss :cool:
     
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    I honestly don't see the issue with the so-called unnecessary nudity. It's not like it is detracting from anything. If anything, it makes otherwise boring exposition mildly pleasing.
     
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    Was a good first episode. Loved the Arya and the Hound scence was worried they were going to leave arya out of it again like they did at harrenhal for a second and loved Oberyn, he and tyrions interchanges will be entertaining.

    Did anyone else find it interesting that Slynt and Thorne are at castle Black and not east watch by the sea. Will this interfere with Jons arch as his claim to become lord commander is based upon his defence of the wall.
     
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    I imagine they'll just have him be more individually heroic, but perhaps they'll have them temporarily absent for the attack. Given their skepticism as to his claims, they could very well temporarily remove themselves

    Did anybody else catch the veiled reference to Jon Snow's potential parentage?
     
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    that's true they could send slynt to east watch to gather more men and have throne die during the attack instead of ranging beyond the wall. That would pave the way for Jon to take temporary command. Interesting line from Oberyn last night about r+l=j
     
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    How is it not detracting?
    - Takes time away from other more interesting things cut out.
    - Takes attention away from what characters are saying.
    There was nothing to the scene at the brothel at all, except that they like prostitutes. Somehow I doubt that's going to become a big thing in the story.

    I see why people like it when Emilia Clarke or Rose Leslie get naked, but when two random hookers get naked...hell if that's what I wanted to see I could see 100x better and a million times more with a couple of clicks of a mouse.
    Littlefinger's dialogue in the brothel season 1 is actually one of the better scenes of exposition in the series, alluding very well to what he is about to do and to his history as well. But no one remembers what he said because well, there were two whores f**king just over there...
    It just shows a lack of faith in the viewers and the source material when they think they have to add nudity so people will pay attention.

    Do you mean what Oberyn said or something different?
     
  20. Misanthrope

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    It didn't take time away from anybody, given it introduced both Oberyn and his paramour in a far more interesting way than if we'd just met them on the road. Their open relationship is an interesting facet of who they are (and of Dornish culture) that is explored in more depth in the books.

    If you can't pay attention to what is being said because there are boobs on screen, you must be 13.
     
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