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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawki View Post
    So, after watching the episode, I have come to the following conclusions:

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    -Ygritte's a dick (no pun intended)

    -The conversation between Mance and Jon was better in the novel

    -Barristan is giving Obi-Wan a run for his money (and cutting out the Arstan Whitebeard plot was probably for the best in light of it being a visual medium)

    -Tywin's a dick

    -Tyrion's still a badass

    -Just seeing Jeoffrey for the few minutes I did reminded me that he's still a (censored) (censored) and seeing him (spoiler) will be bring me much (censored) gratitude.

    -I wish I could believe that Margery is helping the poor out of the goodness of her heart, but...this is Westeros. No-one helps anyone out of the goodness of their heart.

    -Gradius has a penchant for understatement for saying "ouch" in regards to the nipple cutting.

    -I don't remember the girl assassination attempt in the novel (or if it even happened) and I admit that I've forgotten what a drakaris is (thought that was a synonymn for dragon). Either way, "holy shit" = my reaction to said girl.

    -Conclusion has been reached that Westeros is still a grim place to life, people like Jon Snow are the exception rather than the rule, and alongside series 7 of Doctor Who, autumn's looking up as far as TV entertainment goes.
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    I was diaspointed a little with Jon's encounter with Mance too.

    I don't think Margery is doing that for the good of her heart. Cersey could smell the plot behind that and we've started to see the tip of the iceberg for Cersey VS Margery.

    The assassination attempt in the books was a little different. They were at the docks of Astapor, IIRC, and a "merchant" wanted to give the mother of dragons a present. This box contained that same scorpion/bug, which was also an attempt to kill Dany from the Warlocks. Selmy saved Dany by crushing the bug with his staff, but introduced himself as a squire from Strong Belwas.

  2. #12

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    I don't like Mance's actor... He looks nothing like I was imagining while reading the book...

  3. #13

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    It's a pitty how the serie's Sam is far more pathetic than in the Books. I'm happy with Joen and Mira Reed. Probably the best part of the episode was the Arya and Thoros scenes.

    This episode was quite good IMHO in general.
    Last edited by The_Blade; 04-08-2013 at 11:32 PM.

  4. #14

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    Hmm...

    I think I'm in the opposite situation of TheEconomist. I've read the books, so watching series 3...well, I know what happens. There's not really anything I can say is objectively wrong with this episode, but my enthusiasm's already begun to wane. But anyway, some thoughts:

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    -I like the Reed siblings, though they never made much impact on me in the books, so I'm kind of meh. It might have to do with Thomas Sangster playing him. I dunno, he's just an actor I've come to recognise, for both good (Doctor Who) and bad (Bright Star) reasons.

    -Loved the handling of Oleanna's character.

    -"Oh Sansa, tell me if Baelish asks you to do anything." Yes Shae, I'm sure she'll do that, you lying little (censored).

    -Torture of Theon was...eh? I'm hoping that his interrogator isn't Ramsay Bolton because his performance needs to be far more memorable. And...I dunno. Do we really need to see Theon's transformation into Reek? I get it, character development and all that, but so far it feels like it's liable to fall into the realm of torture porn.

    -Don't mind how Sam's character is handled. I've found him more likeable in the TV series.

    -Fight between Brianne and Jaime was...meh. It felt slow. Maybe it's to show Jaime's weakened state, but I think it could have had better choreography.

    -I've found myself gravitating towards Margery's character more. Yes, she's manipulative and knows how to play the game so to speak, but it's the type of manipulative that's...um, 'good?' Kind of like Tyrion - they use the same tactics as their foes, but they're the type of people you root for. Or maybe it's her attire, or lack of it.

    -Catelyn's reflections on Jon were good, Talisa...meh. I've generally preferred her character to Jeyne Westerling, but I didn't feel she had much going for her this episode.

    -Overall, decent. Nothing special, but not too bad. I have to wonder how the season will play out, whether it'll alternate between settings/characters because of how much they have to cover.

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    The series is changing smaller characters. I feel the traitor will be Talisa, singing the rains of Castamere in the red wedding. "I'm not a spy for Tywin Lannister, writing quills of your whereabouts." (Lady Talisa) this line was too forced for me back in season 2. I feel this Shae is far more independent, but will face a horrible death to Cersei or Tywin.

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    -Torture of Theon was...eh? I'm hoping that his interrogator isn't Ramsay Bolton because his performance needs to be far more memorable. And...I dunno. Do we really need to see Theon's transformation into Reek? I get it, character development and all that, but so far it feels like it's liable to fall into the realm of torture porn.
    I was under the impression that Theon's "rescuer" was in fact Ramsay. It has the potential to turn into a twisted psychological mess rife with Stockholme's syndrome, which would be appropriate. Theon is to become a much more sympathetic character through his transformation. I think that, not only will we come to at least tolerate Theon, but also come to loath Ramsay as he eventually takes Joffrey's place as most hated character.

    -Fight between Brianne and Jaime was...meh. It felt slow. Maybe it's to show Jaime's weakened state, but I think it could have had better choreography.
    You're right. This was supposed to be a duel between two of the country's finest swordsmen, and it turned into a sad "Attack his sword with my sword" awkward dance. I expected something better. =\

    I feel the traitor will be Talisa, singing the rains of Castamere in the red wedding. "I'm not a spy for Tywin Lannister, writing quills of your whereabouts." (Lady Talisa) this line was too forced for me back in season 2. I feel this Shae is far more independent, but will face a horrible death to Cersei or Tywin.
    Looks like somebody else watched Roose Change: The Lannister Honeypot. :3
    Aaand sold.


    Be it through hallowed grounds or lands of sorrow
    The Forger's wake is bereft and fallow

    Is the residuum worth the cost of destruction and maiming;
    Or is the shaping a culling and exercise in taming?

    The road's goal is the Origin of Being
    But be wary through what thickets it winds.

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    So I've just watched all 22 episodes so far in 4 days, having never seen the show before, and still never read the books. It's pretty good; well written and filmed.

    Found this, figured it was good for a laugh:


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    I saved that image. Lol

    As for the new episode:

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    I loved the ending
    Not a fan of Theon, but I liked how they are developing his character.
    Margaery and the Queen of Thorns are still among my favorite characters in this season.
    Jaime's arc is also nice, I liked how they worked on how his fame was an illusion and that he is now a no one.
    Craster's Keep was kind of meh, and I'm a little lost with Sam's character development.
    The forever conflict between Varys and Little Finger is as always entertaining. The Sorcerer scene was nice and developed a lot of Varys.
    Tywin as badass as ever.

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    In regards to Blade's post and the episode in general (note that there's book spoilers here as well):

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    -I'm kind of "meh" about Theon. He does get some character development, but look at it this way - in episode 1, he's on the torture rack. In episode 4, he's back at the torture rack. Of all those episodes, only episode 4 really gave him some character development. I know this is kind of the point, but his whole sequence feels less like character development and more like torture porn.

    -I like Oleanna as well, but she doesn't have much reason to complain about "growing strong." I mean, take "hear me roar" for instance. How many times has a Lannister said that as opposed to the more effective phrase of "a Lannister always pays his debts?"

    -And if there's a Tyrell I like more than Oleanna, it's Margery. I've said this before, but I like how she's both similar and dissimilar to all the other characters in power in King's Landing. On one hand, she knows how to play the political game. On the other, she does it in a way that includes net benefits. Her visiting the orphenage is a PR stunt, but the children still benefit from it. Trying to set Sansa up with Loras would ultimately benefit House Tyrell, but it's one of the few times I've seen Sansa be happy post-Ned's death. Her leading Jeoffrey around benefits her standing as future queen, but it would still benefit the Seven Kingdoms if he was brought in line. Course this doesn't actually happen, but it's a nice idea.

    -I like Jaime's character portrayal too - it's not so much losing his hand itself that wounds him, but rather how he can't wield a sword. Also like how Brienne also manages to pull off "this is the real world, deal with it" but also feels sympathy and offers it as well. It's well done, and doesn't go to either extreme on the emotional spectrum.

    -Kind of meh with Craster too, but I kind of like how he keeps calling himself a "godly man," worshiping the "true gods." Hmm...are the "true gods" the Others (ice) or R'hllor (fire)? Insert rabid fan speculation here.

    -Don't get to see much of Dany, but of what we do see, she's like she is in the books. As in, a character I'm not sure whether I want to root for or to die a miserable death protesting like Viserys did. I suppose "magnificant bastard" is a trope that could be applied, but even then that doesn't cover it. On one hand, she "frees" the Unsullied. On the other, they're still psychologically broken and she's fine using them as soldiers regardless. On one hand, she strikes a blow against the slave trade. On the other, she does it through a double-cross. On...well, you get the idea. Post book 5 and I'm still on the fence with her characterization.

    -If the episode had a weakness, it's a weakness I feel the season shares as a whole, and that's the amount of material it's trying to cover. Take Bran's dream for instance. It doesn't really add anything bar reminding us that Bran's still out there. Four episodes in, and I don't know why the Reeds are helping him (maybe something I missed though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemolitionSquid View Post
    So I've just watched all 22 episodes so far in 4 days, having never seen the show before, and still never read the books. It's pretty good; well written and filmed.

    Found this discount wedding dresses, figured it was good for a laugh:

    Surely it is one of the best i have ever seen.. I go the original copy and still love to watch it on many occasions
    Last edited by GrantStanley; 06-27-2013 at 11:42 PM.

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