Season 2 of HBO's Game of Thrones Thread: What are our words? Cliffhangers are coming

Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by UA412, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Visiting is pretty, visiting is good

  2. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia triple beam lyrical dream

  3. Babou

    Babou ocelot

    Another trailer for Season 2

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  4. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    this is probably a dumb question, but who is that fighting, falling at the 40 second mark?
  5. three stacks

    three stacks till the end Staff Member

    the hound and someone else
  6. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    so it's not a scene from the books I should remember?
  7. three stacks

    three stacks till the end Staff Member

    i honestly have no idea where it's from
  8. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Visiting is pretty, visiting is good

    I can't figure it out.
  9. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    tonight's Game of Thrones style intro on The Simpsons was awesome.
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  10. kentucky_dawg

    kentucky_dawg Fan of: Georgia :\

    Burn's Landing.
  11. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Well there was no Jeyne Poole in season 1.

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    And we all know she has a part to play


    If they ever get that far...
  12. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish Family, Duty, Honor? Whatever Staff Member

    I really don't understand why they do some things, they do a good job staying true to the source material and I understand that some changes are unavoidable going from print to tv, but some of the changes they make are just head scratchers and seem unnecessary.

    Also as has been said casting for the most part is great but holy shit Renly, Loras and Shae are awful
  13. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    I think a lot of it can be chalked up to human error and shit happens. This project is immense, and things will get scrapped due to budget, weather, casting conflicts (see the Mountain replacement), and unforeseen difficulties.

    One interesting example, from that article somebody posted earlier with the filming facts learned on the DVD, is the decision to scrap the purple targ eyes. The scenes were shot with purple contacts on the actors, but the directors felt the emotion was not coming across from their eyes. They decided the emotional expression in the actors' eyes was more important than staying accurate to the story.
  14. ChileanNole

    ChileanNole New Member Staff Member

  15. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    I don't think renly or loras are THAT bad. Just a little queer. Although I always pictured renly as more muscular just... Gay.
  16. Corky Bucek

    Corky Bucek Fan of: Auburn, Braves, Good Beers, Freak55 Staff Member

    BTW is there a Blackfish this season as well?
  17. Verbal Kint

    Verbal Kint New Member

    Renly is terrible. He's supposed to look just like a young Robert ie a 6'6" beast of a man that looks 'kingly'. The guy they cast looks soft and tender like any prisoner's dream roomie
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  18. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Visiting is pretty, visiting is good

    I get the hate for Renly, but not for Loras. I mean, the show made them extra gay, as opposed to it just being heavily implied in the books. But the casting for Loras is pretty accurate in my opinion. :twocents:
  19. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy

    I figured Loras would be better looking....
  20. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy

  21. Sticky

    Sticky taste the rainbow

    I just pictured Renly as bigger and not so bitch boy looking.
  22. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish Family, Duty, Honor? Whatever Staff Member

    Loras is the next Jaime, in the show he looks like he is going to grow up to be the next Grima Wormtongue
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  23. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

  24. Cronk

    Cronk just living the dream...

    to be fair, we have no idea what Jaime Lannister looked like at 16, he can still grow into his body, I guess
  25. three stacks

    three stacks till the end Staff Member

    you guys are pretty fucking gay to still be crying over the casting, especially over those two characters.
  26. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    If he looked like the actor that plays Loras, he would have gotten his ass kicked on the regular.

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  27. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    It's not crying, it's confusion. HBO did so well with almost all other characters that the miscasting of these two characters is grossly conspicuous.
  28. Cronk

    Cronk just living the dream...

    Jaime Lannister in 2001

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  29. three stacks

    three stacks till the end Staff Member

    i'm saying it's irrelevant.

    books 3-4 spoilers

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    we all know what happens to renly early this season and loras is rarely featured even in the 3rd and 4th books
  30. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    If I were casting the 16 year old Jamie as described in the books, I wouldn't cast that fag either. In the books, younger people looked older than we are accustomed to.

    This is a fair point.

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    The smaller parts may have been harder to cast because of budget/screen time. For those of us that have read the books, the characters are more important for all the references made to them.
  31. Cronk

    Cronk just living the dream...

    not an expert like many of you but if you do a google search of loras tyrell images, most artist renditions aren't far off of what HBO cast
  32. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    Not worth arguing about. My point is that someone the size of Finn Jones couldn't swing a fucking sword, let alone be a bad ass like Loras is supposed to be. I have no doubt Loras looked a little queer, but he would have to be bigger than that little dude is all I'm saying.
  33. OTM

    OTM Man woman and child did that put em in the aisles.

    I wish my copy had pictures.
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  34. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

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  35. OTM

    OTM Man woman and child did that put em in the aisles.

  36. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    No I see what you did. I used the wrong word for my meaning when I said people in books "looked" like anything.

    If you guys can't see the difference between how HBO casted Rob, Jon, and Theon (all younger than Loras) relative to Loras, when Loras is supposed to be one of the best knights in the kingdoms, then there is nothing for us to discuss.
  37. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Isn't theon the oldest out of those four by a few years?
  38. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    I don't think they were physically more mature just socially. Who looks like a monster at 16?
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  39. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    Now that you mention it, I think he was 10ish when he was taken to ward, so he must be older. Jon and Rob are younger than Loras, and look much older than him in the show. Their casting, along with Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon tend to make the characters look older than their age in the books. Just seems the Loras casting was inconsistent with the others.

    FYI, I didn't bring this topic up and I don't consider myself an expert. I do agree with many on here that think Renly and Loras were poorly cast given their descriptions in the books. Still love the show.
  40. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

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    Ser Duncan the Tall
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  41. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish Family, Duty, Honor? Whatever Staff Member

    Shae was more poorly cast than Loras and Renly imo
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  42. Arrec Bardwin

    Arrec Bardwin The purest of hebrews

    Wish I could like this 1000 times
  43. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    For acting, looks or both?
  44. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish Family, Duty, Honor? Whatever Staff Member

    all the above. I think a lot of it has to do with the writing/direction though. Her personality and looks are all wrong
  45. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    They gave her a mysterious back story when she, Bronn, and Tyrion were playing the drinking game.
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    I don't think that was anywhere in the book. She was pretty much just a whore right?
  46. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Im not sure. I think so.
  47. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Maybe they were just going heavy handed with the gay angle. I feel like of someone who looked like Sean bean went down on a man it would be a lot more disconcerting for most of America. Right or not.
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  48. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia triple beam lyrical dream

    Not a bad Joffrey
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  49. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    Don't get me wrong, Loras should definitely look a little gay. Just seems strange that he looks like he has never lifted anything remotely heavy in his life.
  50. Arrec Bardwin

    Arrec Bardwin The purest of hebrews

    Yeah, she is supposed to just be a commoner from Westeros.

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