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Im halfway through book 1 right now and I love how HBO has done with production and the overall product but am dissapointed in how they portrayed some of the characters. Theon Greyjoy (so far) is not the snarky little bitch like he is in the book. Another thing is they made the wedding scene with Daenerys to seem like rape. When in the book Drogo was soft with her.

Im torn because I really want to find out what happens tonight but I feel like the TV show has ruined some of the book.

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If you don't watch the show AND read the books, you're cheating yourself out of either the greatest show to ever air on TV, or the greatest fantasy fiction ever written...

GRRM gives several characters their redemption, and that's when you realize that they are all basically the same when you get down to it. No one is innocent. No one is safe.

Tyrion is by far my favorite character in the books, followed closely by many (namely Jamie, Jon, and Arya). Even somewhat minor characters can find a soft spot in my heart at times.

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Arya was great this episode.

I was so excited seeing Joffery coming so close to being killed by the people. So close......

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who's the Assassin Creed guy that is offing the people for Arya? That guy is a badass. Lots going on now, which is great.

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who's the Assassin Creed guy that is offing the people for Arya? That guy is a badass. Lots going on now, which is great.

Jaqen H'ghar - A Faceless Man

I won't spoil what that means for you, but yeah, that pretty much makes him badass...

Last night's episode was excellent... There was a pretty major changes from the books, one of the biggest on Dany's end (but it will end up justifying something that will happen in the coming episodes)...

Also, props to Roose for mentioning his bastard son... It appears as though that means we'll get to see him... I am hoping the same holds true for the Reeds...

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good episode, but the directing this season has really bothered me at times. especially last episode.

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I agree with you, but they are damned if they do, and damned if they dont. If they split each book into 2 seasons, the child actors would be much, much older by the time they were finished with the story. It just wouldnt have worked.

I think they will end the story after the 4th season, (at the end of the weddings), because they are already struggling with the TV viewers not knowing WTF is going on. Honestly, I really love the TV show, but I think that the only way that a 10,000 page long story can be represented on TV would be to make it into an animated series.

I am just going to enjoy it while it lasts.

FWIW the producers have already said they won't be doing that and they plan on telling the complete story no matter how long it takes.

When they were asked if they would try to amend the ending to bring closure to the series before the books ended they said they would not do that and were dedicated to telling the complete story.

The only way it doesn't happen is if HBO cancels the series and if they do the last episode will just correspond with the ending of the book of that particular season.

They aren't ending it season 4 unless HBO cancels it. Which they won't because they take into account viewing from HBO Go, On Demand, etc. and the rating on Game of Thrones has been among the highest in HBO history when you take those things into account.

The May 2nd episode had higher ratings than the NBA playoffs and was the highest rated show for 18-49 demographic on all of basic cable on Sunday and has two times as many viewers as "Mad Men" ..... and its a on a premium channel not a free channel!!!

http://tvbythenumber...en-more/131531/

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Plus this for the entire week on NFL Draft week.

The NFL Draft topped cable viewership for the week with 6.67 million people tuning in. Pawn Stars was the highest rated cable original, with 5.63 million viewers Monday at 10PM. Legend of Korra (4.08 million viewers ) and Game of Thrones (3.90 million viewers) were the highest rated scripted programs.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/05/01/cable-top-25-the-nfl-draft-tops-cable-viewership-for-week-ending-april-29-2012/131466/

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But Pawn Stars is scripted...

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Ok, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD....so please do not highlight or scroll down if you don't want to be spoiled. BTW, the background color for this forum is hex code: f2f2f2...if we could get an addition to text color with that hex code, it would make adding spoilers easier in this new format.

I haven't read books 2 or 3 in a few years, but IIRC, we are still 4 episodes away from the finale, and it seems like book 2 is somewhat wrapping up. I am almost positive season 3 will end on the Red Wedding, but do you think they will rewrite Joffrey's storyline in the series and have his death be the end to this season?

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Obligatory empty thread post so people reading this won't see the spoilers I posted above when they scroll all the way down.

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Sapper, I haven't read all the books but I can tell you that this season should wrap up all of book #2 and if the "Red Wedding" is at the end of book #3 (which I think it is but I haven't read book #3) then it will be at the end of season 4 because they announced that they would be breaking book #3 into two seasons (3 and 4).

If that made any sense with all the numbers :lol:

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