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batchain
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Game of Thrones Reply with quote

Anyone caught this new series? It's rather good. High drama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfAE3hIaPm4

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I watched - brilliant. A bit surprised when Mr Bean lost his head though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Gillham wrote:
Yes I watched - brilliant. A bit surprised when Mr Bean lost his head though. Very Happy


Me too. Even more surprised to find episode 10 was the season finale. Series 2 next May; apparently Bean wants to come back even though he got the chop!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps episode 9 was a dream and he's still in jail.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up on series 2. Bloomin' fantastic so far!

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm collecting while I wait for episode 10 so we can watch in continuity - besides, the weather is too nice for TV.

Mr. Martin still has two books to go ... be a damn shame to get cast and see your character become a low-life, like Theon.

Person of Interest also has its moments, as does Fringe, and I saw Spooks for the first time last week so I may grab some of the back catalog from the library.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not seen it but heard it is excellent. Will be looking for the box set.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched episode 10. Absolutely outstanding. Can't wait for series 3. Why can't the BBC, with it's huge budget, produce a series anything remotely near this standard?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read the books. The first three were great but it tails off a bit after that. I think he's going for word count rather than action now. Sounds like I need to check out the TV version though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - the novels are wordy, and his delight in hurting his characters gets tiresome.

The movies work better than the books, gratuitous violence and sexy bits aside. There is sweeping grandeur in the settings and everyone's favourite Lannisters and Starks are fun to watch. And Sean Bean dies yet again Smile.


You lucky ones in England also get to watch the Thronecasts without having to resort to the dark side of the web.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

batchain wrote:
Just watched episode 10. Absolutely outstanding. Can't wait for series 3. Why can't the BBC, with it's huge budget, produce a series anything remotely near this standard?

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Ermm... I think the BBC are always struggling because they don't have ENOUGH of a budget. I always find it fascinating to watch Dr Who Confidential, where you find out that they manage to do wonders DESPITE the small budget rather than because of it. And if they're strapped for cash, when they've pretty much got a guaranteed audience, it must be even harder to get money for a 'risk'.

And then they go and blow millions on The Voice, weakening my argument somewhat...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey!

http://www.examiner.com/article/george-w-bush-beheaded-game-of-thrones-seen-video

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just looking for offence where none was intended - even knowing what I was supposed to be looking for, I couldn't see the likeness, personally. And as for the US politician calling for people to boycott the series because of it - what a kn*bhead...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well. Sunday's episode seems to have gone down quite well:

http://mashable.com/2013/06/03/game-of-thrones-reactions-video/

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