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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #330 on: April 08, 2017, 05:53:57 PM »

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #331 on: April 23, 2017, 12:39:02 AM »
I'm zooming through Season 2 and I'm pretty impressed.  Some of the places like Dragonstone and the Iron Islands look just like I pictured them (both interior & exteriors).  Also the excellent casting continues - Yara, and Stannis for instance. 

So far I'd say this series is an excellent case study in how to write an adaptation for the screen.  The writers have clarified the main plot lines, brought the essence of each character into sharp relief, and drawn a cohesive picture of the world in which everything takes place.  Some of the dialogue is as excellent or even better (or at least more succinct) than the book.  Sure some details are lost in this process, but that's the trade-off.  In this case I'd say it mostly works.

Still I wonder how well people who haven't read the books are faring with the complexity? For sure it's dramatically reduced but it still makes it easier when you're like "Oh, there's Davos!".  :D

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #332 on: April 23, 2017, 02:26:08 AM »
I'm zooming through Season 2 and I'm pretty impressed.  Some of the places like Dragonstone and the Iron Islands look just like I pictured them (both interior & exteriors).  Also the excellent casting continues - Yara, and Stannis for instance. 

So far I'd say this series is an excellent case study in how to write an adaptation for the screen.  The writers have clarified the main plot lines, brought the essence of each character into sharp relief, and drawn a cohesive picture of the world in which everything takes place.  Some of the dialogue is as excellent or even better (or at least more succinct) than the book.  Sure some details are lost in this process, but that's the trade-off.  In this case I'd say it mostly works.

Still I wonder how well people who haven't read the books are faring with the complexity? For sure it's dramatically reduced but it still makes it easier when you're like "Oh, there's Davos!".  :D

remember that later on


Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #333 on: April 23, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
remember that later on

ha, ok ... Btw does anyone know, does the tv series end at book five, or does it go past that into the books which haven't even been published yet?  (I don't want to look it up as I'm avoiding spoilers.)

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #334 on: April 23, 2017, 06:47:42 PM »
ha, ok ... Btw does anyone know, does the tv series end at book five, or does it go past that into the books which haven't even been published yet?  (I don't want to look it up as I'm avoiding spoilers.)

it starts about late season 4 where they catch up and pass the source material..of course they also veer away from some things through the entire thing

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #335 on: April 23, 2017, 08:37:19 PM »
it starts about late season 4 where they catch up and pass the source material..of course they also veer away from some things through the entire thing

Thanks, wow that's pretty weird.  GRRM is going to end up writing an adaptation of his own adapted story lol.

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« Reply #336 on: April 23, 2017, 09:41:37 PM »
Thanks, wow that's pretty weird.  GRRM is going to end up writing an adaptation of his own adapted story lol.

i really do not know how its gonna turn out...i mean he finally turned in Winds of Winter...but i kinda really had little desire to read Dance with Dragons..George is good..but a bit long winded ..i am waiting to see if Scott Lynch's series gets picked up to be made a movie or something

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« Reply #337 on: July 17, 2017, 12:00:34 AM »
ok..i really..wasn't feeling the show heading into the season premier..wasn't so sure i really wanted to watch or not...the season premier was fantastic...even Dany's part

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« Reply #338 on: July 17, 2017, 12:14:05 AM »
ok..i really..wasn't feeling the show heading into the season premier..wasn't so sure i really wanted to watch or not...the season premier was fantastic...even Dany's part

No spoilers lol ... I'm just starting Season 4.   :-\  Overall I've been rather impressed, particularly with the casting/acting.  Great adaptation writing-wise, although somewhat over-abbreviated.  A few too many details have been dropped, but on the flip side they've clarified and streamlined much of the plot and characters' motivations/developments. 

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #339 on: July 17, 2017, 12:24:25 AM »
No spoilers lol ... I'm just starting Season 4.   :-\  Overall I've been rather impressed, particularly with the casting/acting.  Great adaptation writing-wise, although somewhat over-abbreviated.  A few too many details have been dropped, but on the flip side they've clarified and streamlined much of the plot and characters' motivations/developments.

there is a lot of things they left out changed that i didn't like..you'll probably see a lot more of it now that yer on season 4..this is basically where they caught up and went their own way