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Old 04-25-2011, 10:13 AM   #16
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Was there an episode last night? On wikipedia it said that the new ep wouldn't air for a few days.
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Was there an episode last night? On wikipedia it said that the new ep wouldn't air for a few days.
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Was there an episode last night? On wikipedia it said that the new ep wouldn't air for a few days.
Episode 2, The Kingsroad, aired last night. If you missed it (and don't have DVR) it'll re-air a few times this week or is available on HBO Go for HBO subscribers (if that's available in Canada).
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Nyssa, all I can say is that it leads to a lot of very interesting things, between the dominoes falling, and the way Bran responds to it.

I was expecting that, so it didn't upset me so much. The scene that bothered me more was the second-to-last one, where Daenerys was taken by Drogo so roughly.

I'm not going to be persnickety about being true to the book on most things, but I don't understand why they did it that way on the show when, in the book, he spent so much time being gentle with her, until she was totally seduced and told him she wanted him to...

The way they did it just seems to be needlessly inflammatory, since we already had people protesting this sort of thing. They're oversensitive, IMO, but why portray him as being a brute, when he really wasn't, afaicr.
I didn't find the scene itself all that objectionable, though it wasn't a spot on representation. I figured it was partly an effort to appeal to the under 30 set and partly an effort to condense the equivalent of several pages of text scattered about the book into a single scene. That being said, they needed something to put it into context.

I had more problem with some of the casting. Most of the 'kids' were too old. I've just started the series of books, so I hope the story line will allow the actors to 'grow' into a more age appropriate role in the story.
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I didn't find the scene itself all that objectionable, though it wasn't a spot on representation. I figured it was partly an effort to appeal to the under 30 set and partly an effort to condense the equivalent of several pages of text scattered about the book into a single scene. That being said, they needed something to put it into context.
It bothered me because it sold Drogo short, but last night's episode made me feel a lot better about it.

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I've wondered about this too. (Remember Lost's "Walt"?)

Trying to calculate how much time has passed between the start of the SoIaF series and the end of the 4th/5th books makes my head split, but I think it's only 3-4 years.

If you haven't read the books you won't want to look at this, because there are major spoilers, but they put together a very detailed timeline here:
http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...obal-timeline/

I understand the need to cast older actors where they could. Kids grow and change so much from 9-14/16.

The actress who plays Arya is actually just turned 14, and the one who plays Sansa is still 13 (as is her character).

The actors for Jon, Rob, and Bran actors are older too. I think the actor who plays Bran is also 14 - but only 10? in the show. (Script says 8, but i thought he answered 10 when Robert asked him.)

The actress who plays Daenerys is 23, but she's passing ok as a teen, I think. They had to have an adult in that role, anyway.
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It bothered me because it sold Drogo short, but last night's episode made me feel a lot better about it.

I've wondered about this too. (Remember Lost's "Walt"?)

Trying to calculate how much time has passed between the start of the SoIaF series and the end of the 4th/5th books makes my head split, but I think it's only 3-4 years.

If you haven't read the books you won't want to look at this, because there are major spoilers, but they put together a very detailed timeline here:
http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...obal-timeline/

I understand the need to cast older actors where they could. Kids grow and change so much from 9-14/16.

The actress who plays Arya is actually just turned 14, and the one who plays Sansa is still 13 (as is her character).

The actors for Jon, Rob, and Bran actors are older too. I think the actor who plays Bran is also 14 - but only 10? in the show. (Script says 8, but i thought he answered 10 when Robert asked him.)

The actress who plays Daenerys is 23, but she's passing ok as a teen, I think. They had to have an adult in that role, anyway.
holy guacamole! I would have guessed the Arya actress at 9 or 10 and the Sansa actress at 16!
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(Script says 8, but i thought he answered 10 when Robert asked him.)
In the book a lot of the kids are a couple years younger than they are mentioned to be on the show.
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'Game of Thrones' ages up for HBO...

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11107...id=radiotv.xml


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"I think it's funny because I had pictured Sean Bean as Ned from the very beginning and it was relatively late in the game for me after probably having read the book twice that I realized that Ned Stark is supposed to be 35 years old in the book," Mr. Weiss said.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #24
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holy guacamole! I would have guessed the Arya actress at 9 or 10 and the Sansa actress at 16!
I know! I had to go look it up to make sure. lol

Sophie Turner (Sansa) was 13 when she was cast, but that was a year and a half ago. She actually turned 15 on February 21.

Maisie Williams (Arya) really is 14 though. She just turned 14 a few days before the premier, but still.

I'm trying to find a link for Isaac, who plays Bran. I know i read he was 14 somewhere, but can't find it now.

(Anyone else hate IMDB's redesign?)
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Too soon to post as news, but George R.R. Martin posted a very strong hint that he has finally finished A Dance with Dragons on his Not A Blog page April 27th. He basically says that Kong is dead. He's been referring to Dance as Kong for years. The countdown clock is showing 75 days until publication so it's probably true.
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Too soon to post as news, but George R.R. Martin posted a very strong hint that he has finally finished A Dance with Dragons on his Not A Blog page April 27th. He basically says that Kong is dead. He's been referring to Dance as Kong for years. The countdown clock is showing 75 days until publication so it's probably true.
Wow! I can't wait to read it, it is coming out just after my birthday, too!
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OK, it might be because of Arya's scenes, but tonight was my favorite episode so far.

Arya, Nan, Danaerys' brother getting whupped, Ned with Arya, Jon and Tyrion...

Character development was outstanding, and it didn't have a horrible event like the first two.
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OK, it might be because of Arya's scenes, but tonight was my favorite episode so far.

Arya, Nan, Danaerys' brother getting whupped, Ned with Arya, Jon and Tyrion...

Character development was outstanding, and it didn't have a horrible event like the first two.
It was a good episode. I love Arya and I hope her character goes on to great things. I didn't think it was possible but I dislike the Lannisters even more. And although I am not a fan of Daenerys, I think she was awesome; I wish that guy had gotten a few more hits on her brother before she stopped him.
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Liked this episode a lot. Glad to see Arya start her dancing lessons.
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So how close is this to the books?

I need to find and download these episodes, I don't have/nor know anyone with HBO.
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