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Old 10 June 2011, 14:08
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Do all ten episodes cover just the first book?
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Old 10 June 2011, 14:17
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Yes, and the show has already been picked up for a second season. I'm not sure how many episodes, but it will cover the second book. They'd better have more than 10 episodes per season by books 3 and 4 because those get awfully busy.
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Old 13 June 2011, 21:52
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Holy crap. The end of last night's episode was.....affecting. Once again HBO delivers.
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Old 13 June 2011, 22:55
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Holy crap. The end of last night's episode was.....affecting. Once again HBO delivers.
Yup... and judging by the short trailer for next week's episode, it will end the same way the book does.
Just remember what Daenerys Targaryen said after her brother was burned to death with melted gold...
"He was no dragon. Fire can not kill a dragon."
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Old 13 June 2011, 23:23
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Awesome show. Already looking forward to the next season.
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Old 14 June 2011, 22:04
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Hmm, not your typical poof actor

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...,4887615.story

52YO, hanging with a 22YO chick? Bar fight? Cut with a glass bottle & punched in the face then continues drinking?

Sounds like he might be good fun to hang about with. S/F....Ken M
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Bet he still doesn't know the color of the boathouse in Heresford...
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Google returns that chick as being a porn star too...
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One of the best lines and scenes in a movie ever...

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Bet he still doesn't know the color of the boathouse in Heresford...
....Bean played the part of a douchebag, poser tool perfectly.
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Old 15 June 2011, 02:14
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Google returns that chick as being a porn star too...
"google" told you that, huh? S/F....Ken M
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Bet he still doesn't know the color of the boathouse in Heresford...
add to the embarrassment of getting ambushed by cups of coffee
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[QUOTE]52YO, hanging with a 22YO chick? Bar fight? Cut with a glass bottle & punched in the face then continues drinking? /QUOTE]
You mean you haven't all done that before? hehehe!

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Old 15 June 2011, 12:23
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Couldn't stand the suspense and started reading the books. Am half way through book 3 now and amazingly... it get's MUCH better! Now, if George RR Martin would hurry up and get books 6/7 done so that HBO can film it and we can watch all 70 episode by, lets say Christmas of this year? Is that asking to much?

And yes, episode 9 ends rather shockingly...
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Old 15 June 2011, 13:58
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Couldn't stand the suspense and started reading the books. Am half way through book 3 now and amazingly... it get's MUCH better! Now, if George RR Martin would hurry up and get books 6/7 done so that HBO can film it and we can watch all 70 episode by, lets say Christmas of this year? Is that asking to much?

And yes, episode 9 ends rather shockingly...
You THINK it gets much better. Just past the middle of book 3 I reached an event that would later come to be called 'The Red Wedding', and now even though I can't put the books down, and acknowledge their superior craftsmanship I still hate George R. R. Martin.

I can get behind the idea of subverting tropes, but dude...real life is already full of tragedy and heartbreak. Give us an upside, please!
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Old 15 June 2011, 14:01
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Merged because Sean Bean just had his head chopped off.
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Merged because Sean Bean just had his head chopped off.
I'm not gonna be able to get it up for a week! That scene dropped my manhood like a hot rock - I may salvage some if they crucify the Lannister kid to avenge him.

Seriously - where is the star power coming from now? Sean Bean was the ONLY recognizable male lead - altho the Half Man himself has played many noteable parts on his own. Behind him, it's just the Queen, who played Leonidas' wife in 300. I'd like to think they've developed enough characters to do without, but not really seeing it. This could end up like The Tudors - great idea, but no talent behind it.
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Now that he's out of the movie I'm going back to missing HBO's "G String Divas"
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From the Publishers Lunch daily e-mail report, it looks like HBO's Game of Thrones really bumped the author's follow-up sales.

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Big Opening Day Sales for George RR Martin

Two of the biggest releases this week more than lived up to advance billing. Random House announced that George R.R. Martin's A DANCE WITH DRAGONS sold 298,000 copies on its first day on sale in North America, comprising 170,000 printed copies, 110,000 ebooks and 18,000 audio units. President and publisher Gina Centrello says in a release the sales are "wildly exceeding our retailers' most optimistic expectations. With George’s outstanding print edition sales, his readers are clearly indicating they want to place this new hardcover on their bookshelves alongside his earlier volumes." RHPG publisher of digital content Scott Shannon echoes for the NYT, "What's been really interesting is the physical-digital split. These days, for a lot of our big titles, digital is outselling physical. That's not what we’re seeing here, and it really speaks to George’s fan base." Bantam says they printed 650,000 copies prior to publication, and touts 8.5 million copies in print of the first four volumes in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series with a resurgence of interest driven by the recent HBO adaptation.
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I've been impatiently waiting for the DVD release and definitely expected it before Christmas. But I've been unable to find an exact date and one site I found today said it wouldn't be out until March. That sucks.

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I got the first 4 books for Christmas and started the first 674 page book 2 nights ago and almost 3/4 done. Great writer and developer of characters.

I don't get HBO but would be interested in watching the series. Going to try Sharky's recommendation and try FIOS.

For the last 20 years I read nothing but non-fiction, mostly military history. One day because someone here on SOCNET recommended "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet, and GOT's is the next attempt @ fiction.

I am not disappointed!

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Just watched Ronin last week on Netflix.
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