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Game of Thrones --- Season 3 starts tonight at 9PM Eastern
3/31/2013

Posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:14 PM PDT by dennisw

Be there or ....... Just reminding you all great unwashed freeperdom

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1704639/game-of-thrones-season-3-preview.jhtml


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1 posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:14 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1704639/game-of-thrones-season-3-preview.jhtml


2 posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:24 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

it’d be a lot better without the nudity, it detracts from the story


3 posted on 03/31/2013 3:50:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dennisw

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!


4 posted on 03/31/2013 3:52:05 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: dennisw

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.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 3:52:15 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: GeronL

It’s up against the Bible story and the Walking Dead finale. Good thing I got dvr.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 3:52:32 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

right, its not like GoT won’t be rerun for the next several months


7 posted on 03/31/2013 3:54:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dennisw

by next season the little girl will have become an assassin, right?


8 posted on 03/31/2013 3:56:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 3:58:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GeronL

yes!! she has swords and more under her cloak


10 posted on 03/31/2013 3:59:04 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: 3Fingas

They will rerun Walking Dead at 10 pm central, so I will watch Game of Thrones first, then the Dead.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 3:59:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

it doesn’t have to be so graphic, which adds nothing to the story


12 posted on 03/31/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I agree.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 4:05:15 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: GeronL

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.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 4:08:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dennisw
What a night! Season finale of The Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Life is good.
15 posted on 03/31/2013 4:17:47 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: GeronL
it’d be a lot better without the nudity, it detracts from the story

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.

16 posted on 03/31/2013 4:21:33 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: chris37

You’re right. I went to the library and checked out the book, 2300 pages of marvelous storytelling.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 4:34:45 PM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: GeronL

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.


18 posted on 03/31/2013 4:38:06 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: LibertarianLiz

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


19 posted on 03/31/2013 4:38:21 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

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.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 4:38:55 PM PDT by what's up
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To: STD

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!


21 posted on 03/31/2013 4:39:38 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dennisw

I think they filmed some of the winter scenes in Iceland.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 4:41:26 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

My brother in law played the first episode for me. He described it as World of Warcraft meets the Sopranos.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 4:59:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

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.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 5:14:45 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: chris37

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.

Rant off.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 6:50:46 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: what's up

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.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 7:00:39 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: dennisw

I have read the books but never seen the show - where are they at in terms of the books?


27 posted on 03/31/2013 7:08:33 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Sherman Logan

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.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 7:09:44 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

They are roughly at the start of A Storm of Swords.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 7:12:32 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: coop71

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.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 7:13:21 PM PDT by what's up
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To: GeronL
it’d be a lot better without the nudity, it detracts from the story.

Have you read the books? Seems like the shows are simply following the stories.

31 posted on 03/31/2013 7:22:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

and the book had a 5 year old dosomized would you expect to see close ups?


32 posted on 03/31/2013 8:46:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SuziQ

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.


33 posted on 03/31/2013 8:48:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: VOR78

exactly


34 posted on 03/31/2013 8:51:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LibertarianLiz

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.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 8:52:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: coop71

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.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 8:54:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

this season is apparently the start of book 2 or something.


37 posted on 03/31/2013 8:55:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dennisw

Moody Blues - Question

38 posted on 03/31/2013 9:00:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: chris37

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?


39 posted on 03/31/2013 9:05:11 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

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.


40 posted on 03/31/2013 9:19:03 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: yarddog
I had heard of that program but had no idea what it was.

Three words: Read the books.

41 posted on 03/31/2013 9:25:49 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (And winter is coming.)
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To: GeronL

I was absolutely disgusted by that piece of filthy trash. And I wanted to like it.


42 posted on 03/31/2013 9:38:19 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Politicalmom

I like the storyline and the opening theme animation, lol


43 posted on 03/31/2013 9:46:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I agree........ I’m fast forwarding so much stuff. Don’t want to see it.


44 posted on 04/01/2013 5:48:01 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: dennisw

I have a question... why did Ned confess to being a traitor?


45 posted on 04/01/2013 5:48:29 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: GeronL

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?


46 posted on 04/01/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: diamond6

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.


47 posted on 04/01/2013 10:10:20 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: coop71

Yes.

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.


48 posted on 04/01/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

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!


49 posted on 04/01/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: coop71

“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.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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