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I refuse to believe that last chapter happened as the readers are all led to believe it did. I'm still holding out hope.
I don't believe it did. Without a spolier, I believe that character "went to the dogs" if you catch my drift. and will eventually "snap out of it" in some way. If not, I may set the book down and never finish it.
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Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Name. All Game.
What did everybody think of episode two??
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Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
A bit slow, but I guess next week's episode looks to ramp things up.
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Setting us up for a pretty darn good 3rd episode!!!!
Backstabbing on deck...
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My thoughts exactly. I hope they don't kill Snow, he's one I actually like.
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I like all of the Episodes. So far they are true to the books. If this continues, prepare to be shocked!
I need to watch it again to really get it. That whole scene with the Grayjoys was odd.
A bit of backstory to the Groyjoys: After Robert won the throne from the Targareyns, and settled in a bit, Balon Greyjoy named himself a King. King of the Isles. Robert didn't like that very much, and he Ned Stark went to war with the Greyjoys who ruled the Iron Islands. In the process of that war, Theon's older brothers were killed, and Balon ultimately lost with only his Son, Theon, and daughter Asha surviving as his children. To ensure good behavior, Ned took the child Theon with him to winterfell as a hostage, and a foster child (fostering children with different lords was a common practice in their world). Ned raised Theon as one of his own children, and what we saw there was Theon coming home for the first time in 10 years or so, to deliver an offer from Robb Stark to join forces to wage war against the Lannisters - specifically to make use of Greyjoy's fleet. Balon has different ideas, and as we saw was very contemptuous of Robb and the Starks in general.
I gotta start reading the books
apooo you're the man.
Nice summary. It should also be pointed out that Asha (Theon's sister) was renamed Yara by the show's writers to avoid confusion with Osha (the Wildling currently in Winterfell).
Oh, and the scene where Theon doesn't realize Yara/Asha is his sister when he begins his "flirting" was pretty much spot on from the book. I thought the look on Theon's face was priceless (and well done).
I just watched the first season in two days before the first episode of this second season came out (never had hbo before I moved to scottsdale). Got hooked quick haha. I've been okay with the first two episodes being slow and about building back story, it makes the show that much better. What is the name of the pirate they just introduced? He seems like an awesome character.
salladhor saan, who is pretty cool.
I'm disappointed in how they casted Asha/Yara, one of the carachetrs I was really looking forward to see come to life. I expected her to be a lot more sexy, wickedly funny, and witty. I think 13 from House would have been an excellent choice for Asha. They kind of found her opposite.
I found this to be very helpful.
Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings Interactive Map. A snapshot of what's happening in Westeros to prepare you for season 2.
An excellent map and primer.
Pretty sure the pirate in the Books was fat and white. Not black. Also Melisandre was pretty god damn hot in that last scene of episode 2. Just saying
Asha/Yara may still grow into that role... I'm hopeful, although I did imagine her when reading the books as raven-haired. For the most part though, I think the casting has been spot on (Peter Dinkledge being by far the best) -- especially the core group save Cersei. Lena Headley is just too old and worn out for the character I had imagined. She does play an excellent role as a strong, ruthless woman with deep trust issues.
Davos is a great casting. Imagined him taller but still a great cast
Different pirate. Salladhor San was very much implied to be "ethnic", from the tropical lands. Re Melisandre, I don't recall that scene being in the book, was it? It was certainly implied that she and Stannis had something going on, but never explicitly stated or described. Her face isn't particularly special, but the body was smokin...
So if i haven't read the 2nd book yet, should i avoid this thread and any possible spoiler alerts?
I'm in BSD's head
I actually don't mind the Cersei one...she IS old, but she thinks of herself as a younger woman. With Asha, I was just aghast at the doughy body they gave her. When I first saw her I was like "WTF?"
A shrink would love to get his hands on Cersei though. I'm sensing major Daddy issues with that one.
Are you watching the show before you read it? None of what we've talked about goes past what happened on Sunday night's episode - the beginning of the 2nd book.
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