Skip to comments.Game of Thrones --- Season 3 starts tonight at 9PM Eastern
Posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:14 PM PDT by dennisw
Be there or ....... Just reminding you all great unwashed freeperdom
it’d be a lot better without the nudity, it detracts from the story
We’re watching reruns right now...
What a night of decisions!!!
So we’re DVRing Walking Dead and Vikings and Bible...can zap through wretched ads that way...cheers!
I had heard of that program but had no idea what it was. I guess I still don’t. I am getting a free preview this weekend which includes that show.
I turned it on just to see what it was and was greeted with a love scene of two guys. Well there goes that one. Of course I don’t normally get it anyway so it doesn’t matter.
It’s up against the Bible story and the Walking Dead finale. Good thing I got dvr.
right, its not like GoT won’t be rerun for the next several months
by next season the little girl will have become an assassin, right?
If you read the books, GeronL, you will find that sex is in there, and it plays an important role.
I would say that the way it is described in the books between Danaerys and Khal Drogo is critical to understanding the subtlety of their relationship.
Sadly it is not done this way in season 1, but it would be very difficult to portray this fine detail via film.
I would agree with you though that it is unnecessarily injected in ways that it was not meant to be, for example the scenes between Renly and Ser Loras were not in the book, and the scenes with the red haired whore were also invented for HBO, I assume just to add spice.
yes!! she has swords and more under her cloak
They will rerun Walking Dead at 10 pm central, so I will watch Game of Thrones first, then the Dead.
it doesn’t have to be so graphic, which adds nothing to the story
I would agree.
It has presented in the book in much better fashion. In some cases it was beautiful I’d say. in the series it seems to be more to show some skin for the sake of showing some skin.
Ya know, I have to agree. Story is going along fine, then, brakes go on -- we have to watch a weird sex scene -- back to the story. I find it is just boring. It interrupts the story telling, and the story is so much more interesting.
I feel, at this point, that sex scenes are now almost obligatory; just like having one gay character in the show for "diversity". Just get on with the story already, stop trying to treat everyone like 18-24 year old guys.
You’re right. I went to the library and checked out the book, 2300 pages of marvelous storytelling.
I agree with you. The books are great, but there have been a couple of times where I’ve almost stopped watching the TV series because they’ve pushed it too far.
Winter is coming! This series is a big hit in Nordic nations on into Russia. Include Scotland and Iceland...its the chill and snow factor
Started to watch this and began enjoying the sets and atmosphere.
But then the crass sex started up and that was the end for me. I figure there’S always something else to watch...I don’t’t need the gratuitous junk in my life.
So far I have read 5,000 + pages.
At least that was the first time. When I got to then end of the 5th book, I was sad that I didn’t have another good book to read.
So I started again and am halfway through book 2.
Damn good stuff!
I think they filmed some of the winter scenes in Iceland.
My brother in law played the first episode for me. He described it as World of Warcraft meets the Sopranos.
Yes for season 3 anyway they filmed all the “Beyond the Wall” scenes in Iceland. AT&T had a “making of season 3” special on today. Really good.
I got thru the first two books and then gave up.
To my mind the characters were all too amoral. The only decent honorable man in the whole story was killed off in the first book, and the only one who was sort of honorable was the dwarf. I read these much more than a decade ago, I think, so my memory of names is off.
What bothered me about the books was that there was no recognition of the fact that honor and a reputation for fair dealing was of immense value in a society based on personal relationships and loyalty. A leader who was not seen as honorable by his men found it much more difficult to keep their loyalty, which was absolutely essential to his staying in power. Even Machiavelli knew that, though to his mind the idea was to get a reputation for honor to help you get into a position where you could betray everybody who trusted you and seize absolute power.
I realize the real medieval times were rife with betrayal and double-dealing, as are all times, but there were also many accounts of those who remained loyal and honorable to death. Don’t remember any of those from the books.
Let me get this straight...you’re watching an incredibly violent, bloody show and you’re complaining about sex?
Apparently I’m the only person here who finds violence more objectionable than sex. Sex in tv and movies is awkward to watch because, come on, it’s not normally a spectator sport. But sex is at least a normal, acceptable (mostly) human behavior. Violence? Murder? No. Not normal. Not acceptable.
I have read the books but never seen the show - where are they at in terms of the books?
You gave up too soon.
Men that don’t know honor can learn honor.
People do not always finish in the same position in which they started.
Some rise, others fall.
They are roughly at the start of A Storm of Swords.
Like I said I hadn’t gotten that far into it. Sounds like the violence would have turned me off too.
Yes sex is an everyday occurrence but not to the degree that Hollywood portrays it. Thrones is just too crass for my taste.
Have you read the books? Seems like the shows are simply following the stories.
and the book had a 5 year old dosomized would you expect to see close ups?
They changed some things but I am referring to what they are showing, not the storyline. It’s HOW it is presented I have the problem with.
Right. I am not saying they can’t have their prostitutes and such, but the way they are showing it is horrible. It doesn’t add anything and it distracts from the story.
No complaining abut sex, the complaints are about how it is being presented
Violence has been a fact throughout human history. You can bet that before they started keeping records it was far worse.
this season is apparently the start of book 2 or something.
Yep it’s the start of book three ...I don’t mind the sex. They pretty much focus on the woman and the chicks are pretty hot.
Something tells me the writer is a co conservative....everyone is doing their own thing while existential threats are on the horizon. Sound familiar?
Yes, it sounds like humans as were are today and possibly have always been.
I’m fairly certain that George Martin is a liberal, but I am not certain of that.
Whatever his politics are, he is one of the best writers that I have ever read in terms making exceptionally deep characters that compel me to care about them.
Humans desire power over other humans, and they conspire and plot to get it, and once they have it they are further corrupted and consumed by it. Meanwhile others see this and move in the other direction, but do they always survive even being honorable? No.
I feel like reading this man’s book has enriched my life in a number of ways.
Three words: Read the books.
I was absolutely disgusted by that piece of filthy trash. And I wanted to like it.
I like the storyline and the opening theme animation, lol
I agree........ I’m fast forwarding so much stuff. Don’t want to see it.
I have a question... why did Ned confess to being a traitor?
Sex has been a fact throughout human history, too. Right?
My confusion is how people can sputter and mutter about seeing implied sex on tv and yet, not blink at graphic violence. The sex is implied because there is no actual “act” going on. Some movement, some boobs, etc. But nothing specific that shows you that it is intercourse. (Thankfully)
On the other hand, people are stabbed, cut, bludgeoned, etc., and it’s shown. It’s not real, but it’s shown with blood and special effects. Every specific detail of the violence is shown. Nothing is implied.
See my point and my confusion?
The reason Ned confessed is because Varys convinced him to do so.
While Ned stated that honor means more to him than his own life, Varys pointed out that Cersei still held Sansa. There was also a deal to let Ned take the Black for his alleged treason, however Joffrey nixed that deal.
For my own part, I can live without the enhanced scenes between Renly and Ser Loras.
They were not in the book at all.
Their gay relationship was vaguely hinted at, it was never even directly addressed. However in the series there are several scenes where it appears they are going out of their way to show gay relations.
This does not make me not want to watch the show, because I think it’s fantastic, however, those scenes are a bit much.
Thank you Chris. I have another question(s)...
There is a scene between Tyrion and Cersei and it seems to me that Cersei regrets putting Jofrey on the throne, and she is on the bed crying and Tryion seems to come close as if to comfort her. Is that what is happening and do they grow closer as a result of this.
Btw, I really like Tyrion. He’s grown on me despite the constant vulgarity.
And finally, is Tywin Lannister evil? He doesn’t come across that way to me, for example on how he well he treats the “cupbearer”.
Your thoughts? :)
p.s. They killed off my favorite characters, mainly Ned and Khal. However, I’m really liking Tyrion and Kate’s new bodyguard. This show has such fascinating characters!
“Implied sex” means they don’t show it, like 2 peole hug and kiss and it fades to black, you mean “simulated sex” (we can hope it’s simulated anyways) which should not be on TV in my opinion.
Everyone knows the blood and guts are fake The boobs, pricks, butts and other aren’t fake. Heck, they don’t even put the kids into body suits for nudity anymore.
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