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Old 03-29-11, 08:14 PM   #1
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Any Song of Ice and Fire fans around here? I've never cared much for fantasy novels but this series has always been special to me; the writing is out-of-this world good. The HBO Television series is set to begin on April 17th and personally, I'm kind of excited. Anyone else?



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Are you telling me I should set it up to record this? I'll have to go and look it up at HBO's site.


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I can't say I know much about the HBO series. As with any adaptation you never know how well the characters will be portrayed, what will be omitted, and worst, what will be added.

I ought to go take a look at the staff makong this adaption on that note to get a better idea.

But the original novel this series is based on, I can't even begin to describe how good it is. The first three books are probably the most great pieces of literature i have ever read, eclipsing the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo for the top spot. I plan to read the fourth book when the fifth comes out this summer.

It's a fantasy series in terms of genre, but what drives it is elaborate mysteries, complex 'grey' characters, a dark, depressing cynicism, and constant, unexpected plot twists, all with epic backdrop spanning multiple continents and characters we grow to truly care about.

If the adaption is any good, then it won't be good.. it'll be excellent. Game of Thrones is the first book in the series, and by my somewhat random guess would require around 20 one hour episodes to cover the full story. If it is anything like the book you'll find it switches locales and points of view rather often.


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Looks to me like it's gonna be a good series. I'm gonna have to record this one.


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I watched the trailer on youtube. It appears very close to the original content, and overall i'm super excited now.


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Been waiting for this for quite awhile.

I know nothing about the books and there's a distinct possibility that the series won't be that great, but I'm a sucker for this type of series.


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Been waiting for this for quite awhile.

I know nothing about the books and there's a distinct possibility that the series won't be that great, but I'm a sucker for this type of series.
As am I.


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Season 4 is 30 days away. The thing I like about this show is that they're not afraid to kill anyone off. So I guess what I'm saying is, don't get attached to any characters!


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Season 4 is 30 days away. The thing I like about this show is that they're not afraid to kill anyone off. So I guess what I'm saying is, don't get attached to any characters!
I'm ready and you're right about no characters being safe. The writing on these HBO shows are second to none. Love me some Game Of Thrones!


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Uhhhh, can't wait for next season!


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