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post #351 of 2123

I was thinking today what it is, at the very core, that I love about this show and I've come to the conclusion that it's because I find pretty much all of the characters to be interesting. That's a  great achievement that the writers and actors (and, of course, GRRM) have pulled off. Yes, there are certain characters I favor more than others but I don't find myself getting impatient when those characters aren't on the screen. I'm genuinely interested in Daenerys' struggle to survive, in Arya's journey on the Kingsroad, Sansa's torment under Joffrey, Jon's adventures beyond the wall, and so forth. It's quite rare for me to invest in so many characters at once like this, and not find myself thinking "I wish they'd show so-and-so" whilst watching a scene taking place somewhere else. They've managed to add new characters this season that have also interested me. Having never read the books, I know nothing about Davos but I'm genuinely interested in finding out why Stannis means so much to him and what Melisandre's endgame is.

 

Of course, that's only a fraction of the reason why I'm enjoying this show but it's certainly one of the main reasons why I'm tuning in each week.

 

Hurrah for season three news too!

post #352 of 2123

I imagine almost every episode from now on will probably be missing one or two of the major characters/plot threads, except presumably the premieres and finales (and maybe not even then). There's just too much to juggle without making every episode a kaleidoscope of vignettes. They'll have to focus in on character A for a good chunk of the runtime, give character B a few scenes, maybe check in for one scene each with characters C, D and E, and ignore character F entirely that week.

post #353 of 2123

oXJ1

post #354 of 2123

Such a great moment.  It's hard to piece Varys together, but he's easily one of the most compelling characters to watch with Conleth Hill playing him.  Both of his secret dungeon visits with Ned back in the first season, where he speaks more about his motivations and Ned's unique situation, are some of my favorite scenes so far.

post #355 of 2123

For a guy without balls, Varys has got some fucking balls.

post #356 of 2123

p0Dv

post #357 of 2123

 

This was great.

post #358 of 2123

haha, the last shot is the best part

post #359 of 2123

So this season is pretty much to babies what the last season was to horses?

 

Great episode. Anybody who complains about Carice Van Houten in this show needs to drink their own poison.  Woman is a vision, pure and simple.  The casting directors show yet again they are the best in the business IMO.  Not a single weak link in the whole main cast (as of yet).  I also want to give props to the woman playing Yara (Theon's sister), can't remember her name but the smug expression on her face in the scene with Balon was priceless.

 

Anybody else hoping for a spinoff show of BRONN: WATCH COMMANDER?

post #360 of 2123
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Anybody else hoping for a spinoff show of BRONN: WATCH COMMANDER?



There's already a book series.

 

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post #361 of 2123

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post #362 of 2123
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There's already a book series.

 

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Thanks for reminding me how badly I want adaptations of the Vimes books, possibly with him being played by Liam Cunningham.  Well played good sir.

 

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I have this Pilot script about two bickering porn producers trying to make it big in the industry that these two would be perfect for! biggrin.gif

 

post #364 of 2123

I want you guys to pool your money and buy me all of these.

post #365 of 2123

Does Ned have a removable head?

post #366 of 2123

Sweet Pete, even as a doll, Jon Snow's hair is sooo dreamy.*Swoon*

post #367 of 2123

New episode tonight.  Looking forward to everyone's reactions.

post #368 of 2123

About 20 minutes in, I had to fight back the urge to just start chanting "Half man!!  Half man!  Half man!"

post #369 of 2123
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About 20 minutes in, I had to fight back the urge to just start chanting "Half man!!  Half man!  Half man!"


That extra coin for Pycelle's whore = awesome.  

 

MVP tonight was Yoren, though.  Alas.  

 

The Tyrell siblings like to "share", don't they?

 


Edited by Ratty - 4/15/12 at 8:22pm
post #370 of 2123

Tyrion's little scheme to expose the traitor on the high council was wonderful.  Loved how they did that.

 

And poor Yoren.  Knew it would happen sooner rather than later, but I'm glad he got an appropriate send-off.  What a badass. 

post #371 of 2123

This show is just on fire right now.  The scene where Tyrion plants his various seeds was just all around brilliant.  Brienne and Margaery are perfectly cast.  Theon's scene with his father and then him burning the note did so much to advance his character.  And yes, the second coin, but also the look on Tyrion's face after he gives it to her.

 

They're just totally hitting it out of the park right now.

post #372 of 2123

The show is firing on so many cylinders right now that it's amazing.  Absolutely nothing is less than utterly compelling.

post #373 of 2123
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Tyrion's little scheme to expose the traitor on the high council was wonderful.  Loved how they did that.

 

And poor Yoren.  Knew it would happen sooner rather than later, but I'm glad he got an appropriate send-off.  What a badass. 


Arya really inspires dudes to die for her in the most badass ways possible. 

 

Both Sansa and Ser Loras looked a lot different tonight, I wondered briefly if either had been recast.

 

post #374 of 2123
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Arya really inspires dudes to die for her in the most badass ways possible. 

 

Both Sansa and Ser Loras looked a lot different tonight, I wondered briefly if either had been recast.

 


If you're referring to Syrio, wasn't it left ambiguous whether or not he actually died?

post #375 of 2123

God damn. That was a masterpiece of TV. Margery is now the best looking gal on the show by far. I'm officially Team Renly. I dig the weird love triangle and I think he has the best attitude to be king.

 

Really did not miss Stannis at all (but I did miss Davos). Would have liked to have seen Dany. Strange how Vaes Dothraki and Dragonstone were still both in the opening credits.

 

Bran's storyline is far more compelling than I was anticipating. I love Brienne. Tyrion continues to carry the show with ease.

 

Varys is still my favorite character. I like how he essentially weaseled his way into being that Hand's hand. Meanwhile Littlefinger put himself into a position to be the Hand's bitch. And Pycelle fumbled the ball and got himself imprisoned. "I swim on" indeed.

 

Yoren's last stand was the highlight of the season thus far. Was that the Hound or the Mountain at the end? I couldn't tell.

post #376 of 2123

Sam's scenes with Gilly gave me odd flashbacks to Stevie's scenes with Maria in Eastbound and Down. Which made it unintentionally hilarious. 

 

Also, was getting MAJOR Avatar: The Last Airbender flashbacks from Theon's scenes tonight. Zuko and Azula, anyone? (Oh man, fucking nerd, shut uuuup...)

 

Wonderful in every way. Someone make an endless loop of Pycelle just chilling with his whore before his door gets smashed in. Loved that ending too. Only three episodes in people!

post #377 of 2123

Theon's scene where he finally confronts his dad was very good.  I almost cheered when he gave it to him about handing his only son over to the Starks.  It was a good bit of "fuck you" truth that Balon rarely gets.

 

Tyrion's weeding out of the mole was very well handled.  I loved the "Cut off his manhood and feed it to the goats" line.  "But there are no goats?" "Then make due!" lol.

 

Yoren's last stand was bad ass.  It was Ser Armory Lorch who was the knight that killed him, not the hound or the mountain.  Liked the way they handled Lommy Greenhand's death too.

post #378 of 2123

Balon is a massive tool, no doubt.  I think, in his mind, Theon died the day he sent him off to the Starks, so having him back is no big thrill.

post #379 of 2123

It's still massively hypocritical of him to go on at such length about how he pays the iron price for everything and his people bow to know one.  Except the king that he swore fealty to and the lord he handed over his last heir to after they beat his ass for trying what he's about to do again.

post #380 of 2123

Well, that's where the bitterness is coming from. He really, really didn't want to be bending the knee to those people, and thus he's displacing his shame onto Theon.

post #381 of 2123

Was it just me, or was the guy playing Loras majorly over-acting in this episode?

post #382 of 2123

Not really.  At least, Loras wasn't nearly in it enough to make that determination.  He had a scene where he was rightly angry and a more subdued one with Renly. 

post #383 of 2123

I thought Loras' acting face was a bit over the top, but I can chalk that up to the character's petulance and anger, a side we've never seen from him before. 

post #384 of 2123

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post #385 of 2123

My son is busy fighting a war, not PLAYING at one.

 

Fucking BURN!!!

post #386 of 2123

I love the consistent burn between "tournament" knights and those who've actually gone to war.

post #387 of 2123

Great episode...

 

My highlight was probably the Theon scenes. Wow, great stuff. I loved how Theon mocked his father briefly over "the iron price" being taken from him. And the scene with Theon lighting the letter on fire in the darkness was probably the most beautiful scene of the season so far. 

 

Another favorite was Vary's riddle, and Tyrion's scheme to figure out who was leaking to Cersei.

post #388 of 2123

The Vary's scene is easily my favorite.  "Power is a trick.  A shadow on the wall."  That speech perfectly summed up the entire show so far so easily. 

post #389 of 2123

Does anyone else think Vary's knows about all three offers?  I don't know how, I just think he's down that way

post #390 of 2123
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Both Sansa and Ser Loras looked a lot different tonight, I wondered briefly if either had been recast.

 


Sansa definatly looked alot defferent, esp in the scene with the queen.  she matured alot
 

 

post #391 of 2123
So we've just had the first two episodes in NZ and ... I'm kind of not feeling it, certainly not in the way I did in the first series.

it feels like they're juggling SO much that it's hard to get a grip on it. I hope it settles down and certain plotlines get space.to breathe. A quick scour seems to show ep 3 to be a winner, and i've no doubt I'll get into it again. It's possible i'm too hyped for it and need to temper my expectations somewhat.

The scene I liked most was the counter threat exchange between Varys and Tyrion. Such a well played moment.
post #392 of 2123
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Both Sansa and Ser Loras looked a lot different tonight, I wondered briefly if either had been recast.

 


Sansa definatly looked alot defferent, esp in the scene with the queen.  she matured alot
 

 


In all honesty, I think the show definitely either got some different lighting and make-up/hair folks, or the folks they had have really stepped up their game this season. EVERYTHING looks better, and everyone, it seems. I noticed it in the first episode primarily with Cersei, but as the next couple eps have rolled along it's been readliy apparent with a lot of characters.

It was good to see that Renly isn't just a passive participant in the Tyrells' schemes. He actually seemed "Kingly" and you got a feel for why he's the popular Baratheon brother, even while they still kept him -just- vulnerable enough. Still, he didn't seem as "in over his head" as he did last season.
post #393 of 2123

There were times when Sansa looked like she could have been Cersei's younger sister.

 

"Always hated crossbows ... take too long to load!" is going to join the ranks of the greatest "fuck you" lines ever.

post #394 of 2123

NOOOOOOOOO:

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Yoren

 

 

Also was it me or was Littlefinger's accent off?

post #395 of 2123

I love my girlfriend.

 

"You know how you know Renly's gay?"

(Margaery strips)

"....he's soft right now?"

"Bingo."

 

Another out of the park ep there. Tyrion flushing out snitches and the goat line therein, Theon going into full on "Fuck Winterfell" mode. Much as I love her, I was a bit worried Shea whining would become too much of a recurring thing for comfort, and then they hand her the best possible job. I give it half next week for her to  make it abundantly clear she's not taking any of Sansa's shit, and start feeding her ideas.

 

The second Yoren got into that speech about Willam, I knew he was screwed. "Oh man, I fucking love this guy. I give him half an episode to li--oh. Well then. Moving on." Im onto you, Song of Ice and Fire, you bastard.

post #396 of 2123
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Yoren's last stand was the highlight of the season thus far. Was that the Hound or the Mountain at the end? I couldn't tell.


That was neither, actually. It was Amory Lorch, a right bastard if ever there was one.

post #397 of 2123
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I love my girlfriend.

 

"You know how you know Renly's gay?"

(Margaery strips)

"....he's soft right now?"

"Bingo."

 

Another out of the park ep there. Tyrion flushing out snitches and the goat line therein, Theon going into full on "Fuck Winterfell" mode. Much as I love her, I was a bit worried Shea whining would become too much of a recurring thing for comfort, and then they hand her the best possible job. I give it half next week for her to  make it abundantly clear she's not taking any of Sansa's shit, and start feeding her ideas.

 

The second Yoren got into that speech about Willam, I knew he was screwed. "Oh man, I fucking love this guy. I give him half an episode to li--oh. Well then. Moving on." Im onto you, Song of Ice and Fire, you bastard.



I just loved Margaery's response to the situation.

 

"Do you want me to bring my brother in here to start you off? I don't mind."

post #398 of 2123

Of all the plot twists in Game Of Thrones last night, the part where the unfettered titties saved me from uncomfortable homoeroticism made me cheer the most.

post #399 of 2123
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Also was it me or was Littlefinger's accent off?



FWIW, it's evidently the first time my daughter realized he's Irish, and she usually has an uncanny ear for that kind of thing.

post #400 of 2123

It sounded a little off when he confronts Tyrion about being used, but I wonder if that was deliberate, his carefully-crafted facade cracking a bit when he loses his temper.

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