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Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by Merica, May 26, 2017.
Lady Stark had to be the worst character in the entire series right?
Loras was the most disappointing casting of the show for me.
they were both gay/bi in the books too.
He's a big, likable and gregarious guy in the books. In the show he's a smarmy twat.
I've seen in like 15 times through but man is the first season incredibly done
Closest to the source material...
and they had a lot of scenes that weren't just there to advance the plot
Didn't think I could hate Joffrey more than the books made me hate him but this smug son of a bitch did it.
My gf had never seen GOT or the Wire, so we just caught up on GOT now we are starting The Wire
season 3 is dark and depressing as shit. still fantastic storytelling. just most of the stories are pretty dreary
Jaime - Breanne
Theon > Reek
are all especially fucked up
completely forgot that Theon was released and "befriended" by Ramsey in the fake escape deal. My goodness how evil
Just like the book. Every time I retread GoT there's a new sentence I find that completely forshadows a subplot 4 books later. As far as the show goes, go back and look at the dialogue and monologues of those first few seasons compared to the last couple. The difference is astounding. It honestly makes me sad.
Straight up :jew:
I started my binge ahead of this upcoming season and i just finished season 1. I feel like things are happening really fast, like the story is really moving way faster than I remember. Then again, I started reading the books after episode 9 so maybe that's why I feel the story moved slower the first time.
Rewatching for the first time as well. This is great.
Dinklage took over from square one.
It's so much easier to follow this time around. There are so damn many characters it gets confusing.
Almost done with season 4 right now
I just rewatched the “Lion and the Rose” episode. The one in which King Joffrey bites the dust. You can actually see Olenna Tyrell pluck the ‘jewel’ from Sansa’s necklace, followed by a shot of the necklace clearly missing it.
Rewatched as well. It's very good on rewatch
It’s great to see all the last times characters see each other. Snow/Robb, Snow/Eddard, Snow/Jamie (with the close up on the handshake-right hand pull), convo b/t Snow and Benjen (does Benjen know about who Jon is? Seems so)
He doesnt. Only Ned and Howland Reed know
I started it over myself this week.
Sansa is insufferable early on but she suffers enough to make you sympathize with her.
Tyrion is the man from the go.
Just got to season two. I love how GRRM uses the red comet. You've got all these feuding wannabe rulers and he uses the comet to link them. They all think it's an omen of their success and their enemies failure. They can't all be right but they can all be wrong, and are.
I started a rewatch a few weeks ago. On Season 5. Season 4 is so good.
My wife and I find out we like and dislike completely different characters. I love the Hound she hates him. She loved Rob Stark, I couldn’t stand him. We both love Tyrion and we’ve both never really cared for Khaleesi.
I found myself liking more and more minor characters quite a bit. Peeps like Gendry, Edd, etc.
Davos might be my favorite of all. I forgot about the name Onion Knight. The scene with him and Gendry testing each other on Fleabottom is great.
The show started out amazing and somehow managed to top itself every year through year four. Season 5-7 were hit and miss more than the rest but man those first 4 seasons are remarkable
I think it had mostly to do with fatigue because a lot of the great dialogue from those first few seasons weren’t even taken from the source material.
Hot take: GRRM's dialogue is a weakness. He's a great storyteller but a lot of his dialogue is corny (although Tyrion has great lines from the beginning)
Benjen showing up just in time to separately rescue Bran and Jon is more than coincidence. I suspect he knows something about both of their roles.
How would he know anything about Bran? Its probably just the showrunners giving the book readers some closure on a character while he saves family members
I have no idea, but I doubt the writers are just providing closure to book readers. Too much effort was put into it. How could he know about Bran? Maybe having been dead and now “alive” has something to do with it. But he definitely showed up out of the blue twice to save key players in the big game. If he can do that then he obviously has some sort of extra information. A bit of Bran’s role can be part of the extra information.
Like what? Ned certainly didn’t tell him anything. There’s a reason he’s at the wall. He helped Lyanna escape Winterfell and get ‘kidnapped’ which ended up getting her killed and inciting a war. They don’t exactly like each other.
I didn’t say Ned told him. Just as Ned didn’t tell him where Bran and Jon would be when escaping the white walkers. But someone or something did tell him where to be. Benji just seems to be well informed for a guy who has been north of the Wall for several years.
The 3-eyed raven knew and eventually so did Bran.
Rewatching random episodes, currently HARDHOME, and Jaime is going to fight one of. the sub-bosses 1 on 1. Struggle then eventually win being left handed
I don’t know if I’d consider Ser Robert Strong a mini boss but Jaime will get him with an assist from the Hound.
Benjen knew about R+L. I don’t think it’s ever verified but him and Lyanna were the closest of the 4 Stark kids. He was there at Harrenhal and if Lyanna confided in anyone it would of been Benjen. Also Jon looks like Lyanna which both Ned and Ben could easily tell. Also he should of never taken the black. The Stark line was decimated by Roberts rebellion and he should of been married off. If Ned and Robb get the flu after the rebellion the Stark line is over. The two prominent theory’s for him going ahead with going to the wall is 1) Ned wanted to hide him there since he was one of 3 that knew about Jon or 2) he was the one that helped Lyanna escape to Rhaegar and he went to the wall out of shame knowing he led to death of his dad brother and sister.
Oh yeah he knew she loved him. I just really don’t think he knows about Jon. IIRC he took the black when Ned got back with Robb and Jon which is a pretty telling sign. I doubt Ned would force him to do that
This is the scene that got me thinking about Benjen knowing about Jon. It’s not explicitly said or anything, but there’s some subtle dialogue in there. Could mean nothing
If you're going by the book version, Lyanna was a lot closer to Benjen than she was to Ned or Brandon. Benjen joining the Nights Watch in the first place is a pretty good subtle hint that he feels like he's atoning for something imo.
Its either Benjen knew what was going on, didn't tell anybody, or knew and DID tell somebody which led to the situation getting out of hand and kickstarted the war.
Just finished last night from season 1. Had kinda forgotten how incredible this story is. No idea how they plan on wrapping all of this up in 6 episodes
cliches and awkwardly-rushed plot points as far as the eye can see.
There Be Dragons.
There be bud light too
It’s been what 18 months since the last episode but I remember my concluding thought from 7 being that I had no idea how they were going to finish it in 6 episodes in a manner befitting the relative importance of the show.
With the added time it’s the equivalent of an extra episode and a half so it’s almost 8 in practice I’m just assuming with monumental set pieces it makes sense to move the season in chunks around basically a big event each episode. Which, again, I have no idea how they are going to do it.
To me, they needed to be at the final battle with the night king to open the season and then the war among humans/end game takes the rest of the season
I didn’t believe your timeline. Looked it up. To my chagrin the last episode of S7 was 8/27/17. Sheee-it.
Isn’t Benjen half walker?
Could he be tapped into the hive mind and sees current events/past knowledge.
Given the conversation he has with bran and Mira after he saves them, it’s seemes like he’s tapped into the warging at some capacity