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Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
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GOT has a lot of things I don't like, like too much gore & needless nudity and being set in a fantasy world, but I'm still tempted to see it just to get all the outrage it caused so far :p
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
We've talked a little about GOT on here before...Would have been cool if a thread would have been started right from the beginning of the first season, bit late now? :D
 

TheSeventhSonRoberto

Rockin in Rio
Whenever Lady Melisandre talks about the lord of light, Iron Maiden's lord of light starts playing in my head. Seeing game of thrones from the beginning makes me wish HBO didn't give up on the show Rome , I loved that show.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
This season in particular has raised a lot of criticism from people who've read the books. The deviation from the book is really, really big.
But to all who haven't read these great books, that will not be a problem. Actually, you probably might enjoy the show more.

Better advice: read the books. ;) It is not typical fantasy literature. There are fantasy elements, but most of it is the struggle between different houses in some sort of medieval setting. The huge strength of it is the intrigue and the characters (some of the best characters (descriptions) in any book I've ever read), and sudden changes (and killings ;-) ).
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
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That was actually what put me off it initially, I was fully expecting pseudo-historical, rather than fantasy. Having stumbled across so many spoilers it doesn't seem worth starting with it now, though.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
If you expected a minimum of fantasy, then your expectations were wrong (or misinformed).

The series only focus on some highlights and skip a lot of other storylines (and lands and folk).

What I really found odd, and somewhat difficult to handle is that some characters do different things in the series from books. I know of at least one character who died in the series but not in the book. Really, the series makers went really far with changing matters. I also know of a character that should be dead already according to the book but is still alive in the series.

Can't judge if there are too many spoilers but the book gives more. Besides quantity, it has different storylines, so it could still surprise you in some way.
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
GoT is great, not a 10/10 masterpiece but still a very enjoyable show. The characters are top-notch (hate ones, sympathize with others). There is unnecessary nudity and violence but that generally doesn't disturb me too much.
The killing of Meryn Trant in the last episode. How the fuck was he even alive after all that stabbing in the chest?
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
I've seen some episode of another show with way more excess of violence (the blood kept gushing all the time). Some Roman stuff. Horrid.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
No, I didn't expect fantasy, that's what I mean. It was billed as being historical and didn't sound very convincing in that respect, which put me off.
 

SinisterMinisterX

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I've been having fun banning spammers.

Hint to spammers: if you pick a big-boob avatar, leave your gender set to male, and the only thing you do here is put a link to skin cream on your profile... you're getting banned before you spam.
 
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