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Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:57:22 am »
Game Of Thrones (Season 1)



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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 12:53:34 pm »
Winter is Coming































Well, I'm late to the party on this one. I've been hearing nothing but rave reviews about Game Of Thrones for over a year now and I had to wait 3 months to get my copy from the Library. So, having just watched the first episode, was it worth the wait. Yeah, it was good, just not great. But I kinda blame myself for that because after a year, I built this up too high. Of course nothing can ever meet those inflated expectations that I made this to be. I know this is just the first episode and they had to lay out the ground work of all the characters and there are a lot of characters to discover.

What I did see here is that immediately I was impressed with the look of the film. I mean TV show. That's right, it looks better than a lot of higher priced films currently in the theater. I don't know how they are able to afford Thrones production wise on a weekly basis. As for the characters there are some standouts that I was drawn to and some that I absolutely loathed. If you are a fan of movies like Lord Of The Rings or any Sword and Sorcery mythology, this will definitely be right up your alley for sure. So far, no sorcery yet. Also, there are a lot of naked chicks in the premiere episode and lots of medieval banging going on. I was not expecting that, but I endorse it 100%.

They did a good job setting up the universe here, but I am expecting much bigger and grandiose things from here on out. I hope it delievers and doesn't make everyone that raved about this look stupid. I'm confident it will.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 10:09:57 pm »
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This  s h i t  is getting gooooooooood. The best part about this episode were the Direwolves. I don't know how much they will factor into the overall story, but in this one we see just how far they go to protect their masters. There are 5 Direwolves, one for each child of the Stark Family. There was just something really cool about seeing Bran's (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) wolf protect him and his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) , the boy who was pushed out of the window in the last episode who is now a threat to Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and must silence him once and for all before he can tell anyone who pushed him.

I think my favorite and by far the most interesting of all the characters is Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). He owns every scene he is in and I took great pleasure watching him slap the  s h i t  out of that annoying turd Prince Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson). Can't stand him! And yes, I loved it when the Direwolf attacked him as well.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 07:35:59 am »
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The first two episodes, a lot is said about The Wall. So it's nice to finally get to said Wall and see what it's all about. It makes the Great Wall of China look tiny by comparison. The Wall is exactly what its meant to be....to keep out the Wildlings that could overrun the Seven Kingdoms. Those that run The Wall are known as the Sworn Brothers Of The Night Watch. It's newest recruit is the Jon Snow (Kit Harington), the 'Bastard' of Ned Stark (Sean Bean). It's easy to see where they are going with the character of Jon. He is by far the most accomplished soldier on The Wall and will be tasked to train the others in the way of swordplay. I do believe this will be where he starts to command a following and the respect of his fellow soldiers in arms. I think that's where they are going story-wise.

Also, I see where they may be taking Arya (Maisie Williams), the tomboy of the Stark Family. She isn't like other girls of her age. She would rather learn the skills of a warrior instead of being "lady-like". So, at the end of the episode, Ned Stark presents her with a tutor to skill her in the arts of swordplay as well. This should be fun to see how far she goes from novice to master and will one day be at the top of her game. I've never read the books so I don't have a clue about the history of the characters. This is all just speculation on my part. Anyway, enjoying the series so far.

One other thing that I'm curious about is that Daenerys "Dany" Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is in possession of 3 petrified Dragon eggs. Now I don't know if these are just ornaments, much like that of gold coins or tokens or if they are in fact real eggs that will one day hatch into real Dragons. I sure hope we see Dragons here. Will be cool if that's what comes of it.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 10:45:11 pm »
Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things




























There are two good things about this episode. First the the friendship that was forging between Jon Snow and Sam. He has taken it upon himself to be Sam's protector from the others who get pleasure out of humiliating and hurting him for no reason other than that he is fat and I guess you could say slow/dumb. That's not what he is, but I think that's how he is perceived.

The other cool thing about this episode was the ending. Not much really went down for most of the episode, but the ending did save it and left a nice cliffhanger when Lady Stark / Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) is able to call allegiance of those around her to arrest Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) who she is convinced had a hand in the attempted murder of her son Bran.

A little side note, there were a couple of actors in Game Of Thrones that I recognized but I couldn't place their face. I knew them from another show. But which one? And then it dawned on me where I knew them from. Actually from the same series. Both Josef Altin and Michelle Fairley were in Misfits.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 12:06:21 pm »
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The plotting. The scheming. The conspiracy. The bloodbath. Who wouldn't enjoy a series like this. The mystery and intrigue is definitely what keeps my interest in the show at an all time high and I don't think Game of Thrones even begun to scratch the surface yet. There are some very warpped people in this show. I know it was par for the course back in the day, but still.....

We get 3 awesome fight sequences in this episode. one in the beginning with the Joust / Sword fight, one in the middle with the attack on Tyrion and Catelyn, and one at the end when soldiers take Ned Stark hostage. Very good and very entertaining episode.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 10:22:32 pm »
A Golden Crown





























This episode was awesome! I gotta start with the ending first. I can't stand Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and his lust for power...to be king. He tries to buy the crown by pimping out his sister Daenerys "Dany" Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) who will supply him with an Army to rule and thus take claim of the Kingdom. But Khal has never come through with his end of the deal. That is till this episode. The way he pays Viserys back was pretty clever and a nice twist.

The other cool part of this episode was the Trial of Tyrion and the sword fight that ensues. But it was the thing that came before this that was pretty damn funny when he was confessing his "sins" to the court. But somebody has to throw that annoying kid that sucks the teat of the Queen out the moon door. Seriously, he is an overgrown brat that has had too much milk.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2012, 10:39:25 am »
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Game of Thrones ROCKS!! What a great episode!! With King Robert (Mark Addy) dying from a "boar wound", his last request is to name Ned Stark the Protector of the Realm until Roberts heir comes of age to be named the King. What King Robert doesn't know is that his "son" Prince Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) is the bastard child of his Wife Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and her brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). The biggest mistake that Ned could make was telling the Queen that he intended to tell King Robert of his discovery about Joffrery. Sure enough, once King Robert moved on, the Queen and Joffrey went ahead to claim the throne. This is where we end, a Mexican Standoff between Ned Stark and the Queen's Soldier's over who has claim to the throne.

Also, the Nights Watch finally ventures out beyond the Wall and Jon Snow's Uncle has gone missing. A dog returns with someone's hand, my guess is that it belongs to Jon's Uncle and that the White Walkers are the reason why.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 06:28:05 am »
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Somebody kill that brat "King" Joffrey. I can't stand looking at his stupid face. Solid episode all around. That Tyrion sure can talk his way out of pretty much every situation he finds himself in and he does it with such penance. There is so much backstabbing going on that I don't know who to trust or where the backstabber will present himself. I've often wondered how I would have dealt with living back in these times. I would fail miserably.

A nice twist as I didn't see it coming, but I certainly wasn't expecting "Zombies". Apparently whoever the White Walkers kill, they can revive later as in a Zombie.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 08:46:59 pm »
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Whoooooooa! I'm stunned at what happened at the end of this episode. Just absolutely stunned. I wasn't expecting them....

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As for the rest of the episode it was good. The battle between Robb Stark's Army and that of the Lannister's Army never materialized...on screen that is. At the moment that Tyrion is knocked unconscious, he awakens when the war is over. They (as in the writers) had to do it this way so that....

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One last episode for this season. Bummer. This went by waaaaaaay to fast.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 10:11:58 pm »
Fire and Blood




























Now THAT's how you end on a cliffhanger! And I was right. I knew it! I knew....

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Anyway, awesome episode and now I'm already going through withdrawal. This is gonna be a long wait for me to get my hands on the DVD for Season 2.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 10:19:13 pm »
Game of Thrones (Season 1)



Well, I can honestly say that Game of Thrones more than met my expectations....it exceeded them as the series played itself out. For once, the public at large was absolutely right about how great this series is. Everything you have heard about Game of Thrones is 100% true. The entire series is amazing to look at and the story is every bit as captivating as the more revered films in history. This is basically a 10 hour movie and I think it can only get better from here. I may have checked out my copy from the Library for Season 1, but I can tell you right now that I will not only Buy Season 1 on DVD, but I will Buy Season 2 when it's released. I will actually pre-order it so I can get in delivered to my door on the same day.

I highly recommend this a Buy. Don't Rent it, don't Check it out from the Library. Buy the damn thing because you're just going to end up buying it anyway, especially after you watch it the first time around.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 10:59:39 pm »
The Totally Rad Show : Game of Thrones | Finale and Season One Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3SZ_bWoBr0


I totally disagree with Alex's statement that you have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy this series. He couldn't be way more off the mark. His views and reviews makes him look like a condescending jackass at times. For starters, I don't read fantasy books. Never have and most likely never will. I don't particularly seek out fantasy movies or TV series. So, how do you explain why I and a lot of other people connect to Game of Thrones? Hmmmm....maybe it's because we know what good writing is and don't have to be spoon fed dumb basic plots. It sounds like he has a very narrow view (mind) when it comes to watching TV shows and movies.  I love The Totally Rad Show because they offer a wide variety of topics to review and have fun doing it. But Alex has always been the one that doesn't seem to know much, or more specifically seems to be the one that likes to pretend he knows a lot. Watching this review and him in particular, I can now safely say he doesn't know  s h i t  about anything. He really comes off dumb in his review of Game of Thrones, more so than any other review I've seen on TRS.

I just checked the comments over on their YouTube channel. It seems that a lot of people have picked up on his thought process of his reviewing style and how it is flawed. He is known as the 'middle guy' over there because most people don't know his name.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 05:36:04 am »
The finances of Game of Thrones for Season 1

I actually thought the price tag would have been a little bit higher. But this does sound about right.
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Re: Game Of Thrones (Season 1 - 2011)
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 05:27:02 pm »
Half way through Season 1 of my Game of Thrones marathon and yep, I STILL hate that f*cking asswipe Joffrey. I want to kill him myself.
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