I found it to be a bit disarming.
OT Game of Thrones
Someone should give Jamie Lannister a hand
You are so punny.
Maybe now we get a Hand?
Great episode, very funny and light hearted. Ending was fantastic and memorable too
The light was balanced by one helluva lot of dark. The horsey-apocalypse, the condemned men at Astapor, two near rapes...and, of course, off with the hand.
But yes, a helluva lot of funny. My favorite scene? Tyrion's chair-dragging. Brilliant, upstaging his sister's move. And she looked very amused by it. Tywin? Not so much.
Wish I was Tyrion's squire.
As a book reader this episode was pretty good, they threw a lot of bones with references and quotes "meereenese knot" anyone? Also I believe this was the debut of the showrunners as directors.
The rock song at the end kinda felt out of place.
They're actually releasing that song on vinyl as a single. It was done by some Indie rock group.
It was a little alarming since it was so different, but I liked it. The juxtaposition with what just happened was really effective, IME.
is the name of the band. I'm not sure what the song is called though.
They were coverting The Bear and the Maiden Fair
It was totally out of place, doesn't feel right or fit.
But I still feel "the wire" is the best series I've ever seen.
That's damn good. Touché
Pace yourself, boy.
Others not really. 3 episodes for danerus (sp) to get her army is a bit drawn out.
It takes longer in the books. The next episode will cover the first half of the book from Daenerys' perspective.
It may take three episodes, but how much screen time? It's been minimal.
Just throwing this out there. I don't think you've really spoiled anything and maybe I'm just being defensive, but could you please be careful about what you reveal about the books. Even though you didn't say much, I'd rather have not known ahead of time that next weeks episode is going to be X-character centric.
I know that I used a book title to speculate in a post below, but it really was speculation, so I hope nobody is offended by that and if this seems hypocritical in light of that post, then I apologize.
Eh... I haven't read the books, so this is not a spoiler, just speculation...
One of the later books is called "A Dance with Dragons." I don't know for sure, but I think it is going to be a while before Danaerys gets really involved. I'm ok with that. There's plenty else going on that I don't feel it is being dragged out since there's always some kind of storyline moving along nicely.
For example, last week Danaerys took back seat to the Tyrell storyline which I thought was great. This week we got to see some of the politicking going on and some major plot movement in the story north of the wall. In fact, last week I remember commenting that the episode was so good that I didn't even notice until far afterwards that the Danaerys plot was completely absent.
I think Danaerys' story line is probably the most interesting to me, but the others are plenty interesting that I haven't been once upset with its pace.
The book titles are pretty arbitrary.
Or if she does, it doesn't decide to stay.
Though getting Nathalie Emmanuel in the trade wasn't too bad....
The Pod scene was the hardest I have laughed in the series yet. I am a bit curious as to what they are doing with the Theon story... It has been a bit since I read the book but it is not playing out how I recalled. Fine with me, I trust the directors.,
Or is the dude with bow Ramsey ?
Dude with the bow is Ramsay.
As a book reader, lots of nods (Meereeneese knot!). And I love how they are working Theon's story.
As a non-reader, I'm really enjoying the Theon story right now too. The "Winter is Coming" line was very dramatic and of course gets you thinking. (No spoilers, please!)
That same line got me thinking as well. Glad the show can keep me guessing even with my book background (imperfect to say the least).
Yeah, I'm just being super-defensive regarding the books and reading too much online. I decided to not read Storm of Swords until at least after Season 4 of the TV series, so I want to make sure I don't come across anything that will enlighten me about what is coming in the slightest (especially given I've already accidently spoiled one thing for myself).
It's a tough line to walk if you are going to try to discuss the TV series on the vast web of knowledge and information that is the Internet.
If I were you, and I didn't want any spoilers I wouldn't open any threads about the series...
or I would go over to asoiaf.com and go an appropriate board to discuss.
thetowereofthehand.com is really good too and it lets you personalize how much you have read or seen...
Should only be expected to have spoilers about what has already happened in the tv show. It certainly shouldn't have spoilers about what happens in the book...even if it may not end up happening in the show.
I've read all of the books
Everyone dies when the dinosaurs show up
And as my 5000th point, I present:
I found this helpful character chart via the AVClub
...who the fuck IS that?
Very appropriate caption.
I believe it's Roose Bolton.
Yes, it is. He is The Lord of house Bolton, one of the stronger and more notable houses of the north. Their banner features a flayed man, as in a man whose flesh has been rend from the body. Def one of the darker houses in westeros.
I never read the books but the series is getting predictable and less awesome. No more ugency in anything. And what are the odds that Jamie and the big bitch don't hook up? I hope she doesn't like to be fisted.
Boo. How do I neg you?
You need more points rook.
Well, I've read the books and have no clue how the story will end. Please fill me in.
Negates the rest of the statement. Nothing in this show is predictable, THAT I can predict
a lot of funny parts...this show continues to impress me (I have not had time to read the books but I plan on it at some point)
IIRC Theon disappears from the books for a period of time after the events of Winterfell and its ruin. What we are being treated to here with regards to his story is what the directors referred to in interviews as "extra content" that was not featured in the books.
I'm not sure you remember correctly. They may have shitfted around the timing of various events, but Theon's story in the show appears to be unfolding more or less as it did in the books.
I had to go check and, yes, Theon has zero chapters in the third or fourth books. He is only mentioned in other story lines. Not that he was idle, but this is what I meant by extra content. We don't 'see' this in the books.
This story, more or less as it has been shown in the TV show so far, surfaces in the 5th book (A Dance With Dragons), which is why I said they shifted the timing of various events around. If you want to know more (SPOILER ALERT, obviously), look here:
Pretty sure he has chapters, just listed as Reek or other names.
This is a shitty comment.
If you are going to tell spoilers outside of this episode - at least include a disclaimer:
*spoilers bout books 3 and 4
This thread was about GoT, but one would assume it means this recent episode, not the entirity of the book series to date.
In the future, please participate more thoughtfully with disclaimers at least so that others can join this thread - or - start your own "Game of Thrones w/ Book insight" thread.
Come on guys, is it that hard?
The information is the same whether you read the books or not. The difference is the matter of the point-of-view chapters and from whom the information is passed through. I have been vague on purpose.
To add to the confusion, Martin's approach to writing the subsequent books is....non-linear. Making it difficult even for readers to follow certain characters at times. My whole point is that this is a treat for readers who know better, while non-readers would have never known the difference and it is ultimately a testament to the directors.
I'm not that upset, but I disagree that it isn't a spoiler. To know Greyjoy will be around and central (book version) several TV seasons from now - that is a spoiler. A TV show that lets Ned Stark can get his head chopped off is a TV show where anything can happen. Many foks, me included, aren't/weren't too sure that Greyjoy would live more than even one more episode.
However, I do appreciate you not commenting on my many spelling mistakes in my last post. So you have that going for you.
Agreed. We know what happened to Theon, but we don't really know what happened to Theon, if you get my drift. For the sake of the people who haven't read the books, and for the continuity of the plot, we're learning it.
the "only so many fucks" meme in this thread. I love that one. .
I agree with what Tom from AA said above though, please try not to talk about things that happen in the books that have not yet been revealed on the show for those of us that haven't read the books!