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  • #46
    Originally posted by Arrian View Post
    I thought it was pretty much a given that it was at least loosely based on the War of the Roses. It's definitely got a medieval English wrangling-for-power vibe to it. Add in some sorcery, mythical creatures and swarthy easterners and there ya go!

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    • #47
      While I kind of agree, you could say that about any country during those times. Wrangling-for-power isn't specific to anybody.
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      • #48
        Did the war of the roses have twins and dwarfs.
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        • #49
          Sure, rah, but the flavor is English (the tons of English actors & accents help w/that ). Not that that's a bad thing. I don't mind that at all.

          -Arrian
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          • #50
            Originally posted by rah View Post
            Did the war of the roses have twins and dwarfs.
            Bugs in 3... 2... 1...

            -Arrian
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            • #51
              Originally posted by Arrian View Post
              Sure, rah, but the flavor is English (the tons of English actors & accents help w/that ). Not that that's a bad thing. I don't mind that at all.

              -Arrian
              I haven't see it yet. And when you read the books.... I didn't make that connection when I first read them. All I thought was 'typical medieval setting'.
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              • #52
                Perhaps you're right. Or perhaps what you think of as "typical medieval setting" is, well, English. It is for me.

                -Arrian
                grog want tank...Grog Want Tank... GROG WANT TANK!

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Arrian View Post
                  Sure, rah, but the flavor is English (the tons of English actors & accents help w/that ). Not that that's a bad thing. I don't mind that at all.

                  -Arrian
                  If you're able to understand what they speak

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by rah View Post
                    I haven't see it yet. And when you read the books.... I didn't make that connection when I first read them. All I thought was 'typical medieval setting'.
                    but are there not dragons and demons?

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                    • #55
                      I thought it was great.

                      In 1 hour we had

                      Spoiler:
                      ritualised mass murder, murder for political advantage, execution, whoring, a fight to the death over a woman, rape in marriage, incest, casual infanticide


                      Amazing.
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Guynemer View Post
                        I've never read the books, or even heard anything about them before, so I admit to being a wee bit confused by all the characters and backstory they tried to stuff into the show. So, please correct me if I am wrong, but...

                        Was that the queen and her brother ****ing doggy-style at the end, or did I take too much allergy medication?
                        Yes I know. In the book the Queen was on top I think.

                        Originally posted by Guynemer View Post
                        Delightful! And the roguish dwarf brother serves as their fluffer?
                        Anyone else here found the imp's whores awesome? I hope they keep them as hot through the series.

                        Originally posted by Arrian View Post
                        Nice one, Cort.

                        I'm interested, but not sold. I've never read the books. It's the first episode, with lots of intoductions, so I'll cut it some slack. It's also HBO, which allows me to cut some more slack and also roll my eyes a bit at the gratuitous T&A (T&A is nice, don't get me wrong, but there's ways of doing it right and ways of doing it just so you can do it, 'cause you're HBO, b*tches!). The marriage consumation scene was effing disturbing.
                        They've actually toned it down from the book. For example in the book the scene with Eddard in the bed where the monk guy comes in, Catlyn is naked and aching from ... guess.
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                        • #57
                          Note to people who haven't read the books: Lecherdwarf (Tyrion) and tomboy Stark daughter (Arya) are probably the two most popular characters among readers of the books, the fact that they both have actors that seem like they can carry the parts is cause for much rejoicing. They both have miles of awesome and heartache in store for them...
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Wezil View Post
                            I'd let the dwarf do it.
                            Stuff like this is so freaking hilarious when you know what will happen to those two characters.


                            The author was born in Jersey, and not really loosely based on anything.
                            Vaguely inspired by The War of the Roses. Vaguely. Each family (of Starks and Lannisters is a big like either the Yorks or the Lancasters (Lannister even sounds a bit like Lancaster...)
                            Robert = Edward IV etc.
                            An exceedingly awesome character = Warwick.

                            Originally posted by MikeH View Post
                            I thought it was great.

                            In 1 hour we had
                            Amazing.
                            That's a slow start compared with what happens in some of the latter episodes Keep on watching

                            Yes I know. In the book the Queen was on top I think.
                            They were both standing up, her backed against a wall.
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                            • #59
                              Is it pretty true to the books?

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                              • #60
                                Very much so. They condensed a lot of stuff (future episodes should be less condensed) and simplified a bit here and there and a few little bits were added but the main differences is that the Others/White Walkers were more badass/creepy in the book (they cut the ****ing sword fight!) and the marriage scene was less rapey...

                                Also Joffrey (crown price kid) and Theon (the no name guy who wanted to kill the wolves) got their bits in this part of the story cut out. In the book Theon kicks the rolling head and smirks. He's a piece of work...
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