Der_Lex;4372406 said:He did tell Daenerys that she didn't want to 'wake the dragon' by going against his wishes. It did lose a bit of its bite without him being actually physically abusive when he said it, as he was in the book.And yes, all of the younger characters have been aged a few years (although I'm not sure about Rickon). In part for the actors' sake, and in part because they had to make Daenerys of modern legal age for obvious reasons. You can't get away with quite as much on TV or in the movies as you can in a book.Also, the premiere had over 4 million viewers, and HBO has already picked up the series for a second season. Good times.
Der_Lex;4372406 said:And yes, all of the younger characters have been aged a few years (although I'm not sure about Rickon). In part for the actors' sake, and in part because they had to make Daenerys of modern legal age for obvious reasons. You can't get away with quite as much on TV or in the movies as you can in a book.
Sayburr;4372465 said:For this first season, anyone know how much of the first book is being covered? The entire first book?
CrazyIvan;4372505 said:Yup, they are going to cover the first book. Presumably, they are going to cover a book per season, which seems just about right.
Sayburr;4372522 said:I was hoping it would be a little longer than that, there is a lot going on for 13 shows, espec with the books after the first.
instantdeath999;4372790 said:Is it just the younger kids that were aged a few years, or was it also the teenaged ones? Robb, Jon, etc.
Der_Lex;4372611 said:13 shows? I thought it would only be 10 episodes? I'll be glad to be mistaken on this, of course.
instantdeath999;4379864 said:Hm, at the rate I'm reading, I wonder if I can read all of the previous entries in the series in time for the July release? Of course, then I'd have another five years to wait for the next entry
Oscar-Rio;4382673 said:i think show is poorly done. It's the same usual tripe that fill all medieval shows with very few new angles or characters. I fell asleep during the first episode shortly after they suckered me in with the dark and brooding opening scene....jerks.
FloodOne;4383176 said:I'm guessing you haven't read the books, the show is pretty much following the story page for page. Minus a handful of cuts or tweaks, mind you, they're inevitable in a novel adaptation.
Der_Lex;4383547 said:I'm shocked, SHOCKED that Oscar doesn't like something. Still, disliking something does not automatically warrant saying it's 'poorly done'.
Oscar-Rio;4384903 said: oh you know, if i wasn't a bit of a cynical critic i probably wouldn't have graduated post-secondary and have my current job. Anyways, i think the show is well done in terms of its cinematography, but it's the way the entire show is approached and how certain element of HBO's shows feel like they're put in because it's what HBO fans have come to expect. I suppose my rant is more directed at HBO's incessant need to blast the screen with flesh and sexuality at any chance they can. I find the scenes like that completely detract from the show.