OT- Game of Thrones S04E06: The laws of gods and men

Submitted by Eastside Maize on May 11th, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Once again it's on! Tyrion is back on the scene trying to save his neck. Stannis is on his way to the Iron Bank for a loan so he can get back into the game of thrones. Happy Mothers Day to all, especially to the mother of dragons. Please, no book talk. Enjoy!

 

We Do Not Sow

Comments

RioThaN

May 12th, 2014 at 3:37 AM ^

Remember that Lord Baelish and Lady Olenna did it, so Shae is lying, she's been told to say what she said so I don't think she would do it if there wasn't a promise or something first of all to not to prosecute her, and likely she'll be paid.

DingoBlue

May 11th, 2014 at 10:21 PM ^

They actually have not referred to said character with that pseudonym yet in the show.  I suspect that will not remain the case.  Additionally, I doubt casual show watchers will be closely following the titles of the episodes prior to their airing.

An Angelo's Addict

May 11th, 2014 at 10:27 PM ^

Although this may not seem like a big deal, the idea is that these threads are supposed to be totally free of any future information. This may not seem like something that could ruin anything for people, but it could. For people like me that know nothing about the books or future events, I enjoy the idea that I can go through the posts in this thread and read people's reactions without any little thing being tipped off. But that's just my two cents

DingoBlue

May 11th, 2014 at 10:33 PM ^

That was not my intent.  I was trying to be as vague as I can be while still trying to engage the commenter on the point I wanted to make.  I usually pride myself on not spoiling content from the books when watching with my friends who have not read the books at all.

If you feel that my post was too much in hindsight, you have my permission to downvote.

Snow Sucks

May 11th, 2014 at 10:15 PM ^

Annoyed that it ended ten minutes shorter than usual. Not a great episode. I am rooting for Khaleesi though. Also, I cannot stand "The Book Is Better Than The Movie" Guy, but of course in this case, the show.

Kvothe

May 11th, 2014 at 10:50 PM ^

The show then do yourself a big favor and read the books. A book can go into great detail while a show can't. You really don't know much about the characters or the realm unless you read the books. That's why most say the books are exponentially better than the shows are. You can dislike me for my opinion all you want to :)

JamieH

May 11th, 2014 at 11:24 PM ^

The books are far more detailed.  The show however is extremely well done.  For someone who doesn't enjoy reading, I think the show is about as good as it gets.  However if you don't mind picking up 700+ page books, you should definitely read them.   Outside of LOTR, I can't think of another book adaptation that I've enjoyed more.

Blue in Yarmouth

May 12th, 2014 at 2:31 PM ^

if you have watched the show, it provides faces and scenery to what you're reading about. I have to say that after I started watching the show it made reading the books that much more enjoyable because I could vividly picture exactly what the charcters looked like, the style of the castles and the lay of the terrain. I couldn't possibly advocate just doing one or the other, a true fan of game of thrones should be both reading and watching. 

 

Bosch

May 13th, 2014 at 1:57 PM ^

I enjoy both the books and the TV show. However, I don't agree that the TV characters add to the book enjoyment. I rather find it a little distracting. The younger characters in the book are much younger than what they are on the show. Also, where the book attempts to describe features of a character, either natural or wound inflicted, your mind keeps going back to the TV characters.

An Angelo's Addict

May 11th, 2014 at 10:19 PM ^

Really fantastic episode. Dinklage absolutely owned that scene, very intense and tremendous acting. I have also started feeling too bad for Theon and I hope he gets some retribution, but he seems too far gone at this point.

Ali G Bomaye

May 12th, 2014 at 9:57 AM ^

This is one of the many reasons that this is an extraordinary series (both the books and the show).  Theon betrayed the family who raised him and killed many good people, including a couple innocent children.  Yet they manage to turn it around so completely that you actually end up feeling bad for him.