Game of Thrones
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Because of Hot Pie, right?
Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:27 PM
Do you recommend it?
Is there a ton of unnecessary sex?
I watched the first episode and wasn't enthralled (exposition, exposition, exposition), but I also know it's supposed to get better. And there was a lot to like - acting, set and costume design, etc.
I don't consider myself particularly sensitive, but I also don't want to 'waste' ten hours watching exposition broken up by sex scenes (and absolutely horrific discussion of letting your sister be violated by 50,000 warriors, etc.).
Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:47 PM
Would it be wasting ten hours if the sex scenes and exposition scenes were combined into sexposition scenes? Because that happens.
Do I recommend the show? Tentatively, yes — but I'm a big fan of the book series. I might even steer some non-fans away.
Is there unnecessary sex? Absolutely.
Does it get better after the first episode? I think so, but I also don't mind the exposition as much as some.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:58 AM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:10 AM
Really interesting stuff. My guess, though, is that they don't do this.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:06 AM
I'm about half way in and am really impressed/engrossed. As someone who's put the book down several times, I'll even say I'm surprised. It makes me want to put the time in and see if the book yields as rich results as the show.
It's sort of amazing how characters who, in the first episode, come off as one-dimensional villains (or heroes) have really been fleshed out - and so early in the series too.
A lot of the characters aren't who I thought they were when I first met them - and that's a good thing.
This show has so much to recommend it - incredible acting, production design, costume design, etc.
And there's depth to it too, which I may say a bit about later (when I'm not sick and tired).
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:24 AM
Also, while I’ve been impressed by the casting choices, I think my favorite acting so far has been by Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. She does a remarkable job of conveying the fear and anxiety of a young woman being placed in such a, um, revealing and frightening situation. Strangely, I didn't really feel much empathy for Daenerys until I saw her as portrayed by Clarke. The scenes in which Daenerys must consummate her marriage to Khal Drogo could’ve been cheap and exploitative. Thanks to Clarke, who radiates a palpable sense of fear and trepidation, those scenes ultimately become sympathetic, as you find yourself horrified at this young woman’s plight, and the innocence that is being stolen from her.
(Also, can I just say how weird and even quaint it feels to be watching something on Blu-ray? I'm so used to watching Netflix and Hulu on my Roku that getting up and swapping Blu-ray discs just seems… odd. I was actually tempted to re-purchase the series on Amazon On Demand, just for the streaming convenience. I know, I know... first world problems.)
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:02 PM
How far in are you?
I found myself asking similar questions during the first episode (which, not incidentally, covers the only part of the book I've actually read). I wasn't excited or thrilled or really moved by the first episode - I was more interested in the casting decisions, set design, etc.
By episode two though, the show starts to pick up and grab you, at least in my opinion. I'd hope it'd do the same for someone who has read the book, but maybe not . . .
On the streaming vs. Blu-ray issue - I'll trade a little convenience for full HD sound and picture any day. I also really like how, when you select an episode that's on the next disc all you have to do is put the next disc in and the player remembers your choice, skips all the notices and menu, and starts playing the episode right away. It's a little thing, but I like it.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:13 PM
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Edited by Ryan H., 16 March 2012 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:49 AM