Manon Eileen wrote:I never read these books, unfortunately. Have you read them, Stephan?
I wonder if I should read the books first or if I should just watch the show. It does look amazing.
caleighm wrote:No way. He is AWESOME. Rugged, badass, scruffy, etc.
Stephan wrote:For some reason, I cannot shake the image of Ned Starke being a weak arrogant bastard trying to steal a magic ring from a little man.
Michael wrote:I am the complete opposite of the Rings fans who were like 'Where's Bombadil?!??! This sucks!!11'
caleighm wrote:That's such a BS, arrogant, ignorant review. Amy Ratcliffe wrote a really great response on Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/04/a-resp ... nes-review
Manon Eileen wrote:I'll continue watching this show but I'm not sure if I'll be able to cope with these huge amounts of incest. Very graphic sexual content is one thing, very graphic incestuous content quite another.
Michael wrote:While there is a general social acceptance that incest is icky, in ancient and even some medieval cultures among the nobility/royalty it was accepted if not (as in the case of ancient Egypt and other places I'm sure) mandatory.
Manon Eileen wrote:I know that. There was an article in the National Geographic magazine a while ago where they laid out the pedigree of (I think) a Spanish family in the middle ages. They were all just brothers and sisters, and eventually not more than mentally (and physically) retarded kids resulted from those marriages
The purpose, however, was to keep the throne (and power) in the family.
Drake wrote:V, oh wait, they made a remake of V… no wait, they canceled that one as well
Drake wrote:It is these relationships that drive the story forward. So far, in my humble opinion, they have not been able to capture this on the screen to the level that is holding the attention of those who have not read the series. Which is a shame, as Martin did a masterful job of it in the books… And yes, Stephan, this made the books really really slow. But, it is these threads that make this such a wonderful piece of literature.
Stephan wrote:Drake wrote:V, oh wait, they made a remake of V… no wait, they canceled that one as well
No! No! NOOOOOOO!!!! SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!! I had not heard of this before. Has it ended already, or is it in midseason hiatus? Because that ending I saw was just... HORRID!
Stephan wrote:the fact that I hated it is why I love it so much.
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