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April 18th, 2011, 08:14 PM #46
April 18th, 2011, 08:34 PM #47
That's true, but it also seems like maybe they should have done a 2 hour long opening (like 24) to keep people involved with the immense amount of characters.
April 18th, 2011, 08:39 PM #48
Thoroughly subjective, I know! And I got over it, it didn't ruin the show for me or anything.
On a similar design-related note - I was unimpressed by Winterfell. Not nearly as imposing and monolithic as I had it in my minds eye, and those rounded towers really didn't work for me. I thought King's Landing looked fabulous, though, and I can't wait to see Dorne (especially the Sunspear tower thingy) and The Twins and the other notable landmarks. I also liked the way the luxury and opulence of Pentos really threw the Stark lands into sharp relief, as being grim and hard and reet northern, like. ( And I really *LOVE* how all the good guys so far have accents like mine, and the baddies are all southerners. "I am a Northman..." )
April 18th, 2011, 08:41 PM #49
I realize I've been complaining too much. Loved the show! ...and I'm sticking with this. (I just really want it to get picked up for the rest of the series)
April 18th, 2011, 08:44 PM #50
The sex was tame. It is part of the book as such it should be part of the show.
I only have one problem. How old is the chick that plays Dany? Part of me wants to say....DAMN she has a nice body....but if she isn't 18 I would feel awful for saying it. In the books she is much younger. But I assume with legalities and such the woman playing Dany has got to be at least 18. She certainly looks older than she is in the books.
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April 18th, 2011, 08:54 PM #51
I'll go ahead an disagree with the whole "part of the book, part of the show" opinion. There is no harm in cutting down the amount of nudity, especially where it is not needed, like the dance scenes during the Dothraki wedding.
April 18th, 2011, 09:01 PM #52
April 18th, 2011, 09:08 PM #53
Hey, you can't be choosy in these matters. If there is going to be a lot of female nudity, then there should be an equal amount of male nudity. I am also a liberal atheist. The Tyrion introduction was a good scene, no complaints from me there.
April 18th, 2011, 09:08 PM #54Originally Posted by Darksbane
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The guy who plays Drogo is great; that's not the problem. They just got a little too much into the "let's make it gritty" mode. But you don't have to make it gritty because Martin has already built it in to the story.
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April 18th, 2011, 09:14 PM #55
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April 18th, 2011, 09:54 PM #56
Spoiler:Tyrion performing cunnilingus until his beard is literally dripping. Or how about when Jaime banged his sister in a church during her period?
I mean really this isn't exactly Narnia we're talking about now. ASoIaF is not sanitized, I thought that was one of the good things about it. People crap, masturbate, get naked, do nasty things and die. Just like in real life.
The Dany age thing is supposed to be jarring too. I think it's a way of driving home that although there are familiar trappings this is not your world or your time you are witnessing, especially where the Tagaryens are concerned.
April 18th, 2011, 10:13 PM #57
I'm pretty sure they aged some of the characters up for the tv show. In the book Bran is 7 and in the show he's 10. Jon and Rob are 14 in the book but they appear to be around 18 for the show. Also Dany is 13 in the book. Not sure how old she's supposed to be for the show, but I would guess they're trying to potray her as 17 or 18.
April 18th, 2011, 10:50 PM #58
It's not that there's no nudity in Martin's books, or sex scenes. He just uses them judiciously, mostly as plot points. It's not that I don't think the show shouldn't show bare breasts in it. But they kept throwing them into the first episode in large numbers, which made it a bit comical, and this is a HBO specialty. (Be interesting to see if they do go True Blood in showing us more male flesh.) I know you like them, but we don't need bare breasts all the time. And I don't think we'll see them as often herein.
The Danys age thing is supposed to be jarring too. I think it's a way of driving home that although there are familiar trappings this is not your world or your time you are witnessing, especially where the Tagaryens are concerned.
April 18th, 2011, 11:19 PM #59
Watched it a second time. This time at home, on my nice TV, without the interruptions and talking that happened at the premiere party I went to.
Wow! I think I liked it a lot more the 2nd time. Small changes were less jarring, and I was better able to enjoy it for what it was. I noticed a lot more of the visual details as well, and got a far better sense for the feel of the show. It is really excellent! I have a feeling that every episode will need more than one viewing, to fully enjoy it.
I'm really happy right now, because regardless of critics/ratings/etc., I have realized that as a fan of the book, I'm personally going to really, really enjoy this show.
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April 18th, 2011, 11:24 PM #60