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#1 Girlo

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:41 AM

First of all - please NO SPOILERS!!!

DH and I watched episode one last night and while I didn't think it was too bad, DH was not impressed (translation: fell asleep).

Given all I have heard about it is how great it is and it seems to be v v popular, I want to give it a few more chances. So, I am wondering if it took some people a few episodes to get into the series? If so, how many?

Or, if we didn't love it straight away should we just accept that it's not our type of genre and move on??


#2 **RocketQueen**

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

I read the books first so I was hooked from the start.

I would give it another couple of episodes.  There is so much going on in the beginning with all the characters being introduced that it can seem confusing and all over the shop.  Give it a chance.  It really is an awesome series original.gif

#3 AliC05

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

See I was hooked by the first scene of the first episode and then found I was a bit frustrated that it didnt quite continue in the same vein.

I think it depends on how much you like different stories that dont always come together for a long time.

I really like the series and am looking forward to series 3 - I had to buy series 2 on itunes - its not out yet on DVD - gah!!

#4 MAGS24

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

I liked the series from the first episode, which was easy because I had never read that books by then and had nothing to compare it to. I like the characters and story, but I don't like the violence towards children that they have shown many times in that series. The walking Dead series did a good job in limiting it's violence towards children, so why can't the series like the Game of Thrones do that as well. It just takes a little more creativity than the makers of that show have the ability to think up.  

I saw a preview the other day about season three, which is apparently the season that they have all been waiting to make but they had to get through season 1 and 2 first. So I am looking forward to seeing what happens.

#5 JillyJellyBean

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

we liked it right from the beginning. my feeling is, if you dont like it first off, perhaps you wont?

#6 Tarantara

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

We were also gripped by the first episode and then found it waffled on a bit.  If neither of you got into it I'd not waste my time.

However, there is nothing wrong with falling asleep in front of the telly. My partner hates it when I fall asleep, but its just because I'm so bloody exhausted and telly requires so little brainpower I fall asleep by mistake.

#7 SophieBear

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

I struggled until episode 4 but persevered because a friend raved on and on about it. Glad I did! I am absolutely hooked!!

Counting the days until season 3 comes out original.gif 31.03.13 is too far away!!!  cry1.gif

Stick with it OP, I'm sure you'll love it.

#8 Lyra

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

Immediately! It was interesting because friends of ours loathed it and they gave their reasons such as the dwarf in the brothel and the incest which were the things we loved LOL

I have loved it so much that I had to start on the books to find out what happens

I agree with the PP who said if you don't like it now perhaps you won't

#9 ~chiquita~

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

Please stick with it. At least watch up to Ep 3 and 4.

I loved this series so much I ended up reading all the books afterwards to find out what happens. I'm impatiently waiting for the 31st March for Season 3 to premiere.

#10 ani1

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

About episode 6 for me. original.gif

#11 FiveAus

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

I watched three episodes and couldn't get into it, so I gave it up. Also tried reading the book (and I am a diehard bookworm) and listening to the audiobook but neither of them got me hooked either.

Too disjointed, too fragmented, too hard to follow.  

On the other hand, around the same time I watched the miniseries of "Pillars of the Earth" and it was absolutely amazing.

#12 emski72

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

It took me a few goes... I found some of the 'speak' confusing as I'm not really a fantasy fan - and the mix between medevil and fantasy terminologies confused me - so I started to watch with subtitles and this helped no end (not really sure why) and I was addicted. I vote you watch with subtitles for the first couple of eps.


#13 Lyra

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 03/01/2013, 07:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the other hand, around the same time I watched the miniseries of "Pillars of the Earth" and it was absolutely amazing.

See, I think that was a pile of sh*te. I read the book which I really enjoyed but the mini series was terrible. All it did was remind me how awesome GOT is and how much I want season three to start!

#14 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

QUOTE (MAGS24 @ 03/01/2013, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I liked the series from the first episode, which was easy because I had never read that books by then and had nothing to compare it to. I like the characters and story, but I don't like the violence towards children that they have shown many times in that series. The walking Dead series did a good job in limiting it's violence towards children, so why can't the series like the Game of Thrones do that as well. It just takes a little more creativity than the makers of that show have the ability to think up.

The violence towards children is quite confronting but then it is quite to true to what actually happened in the time the show is set (obviously the show is set in a mythical land but you get the feel for the age)

In contrast the Walking Dead is set now where children have a different rank in society and people do have a harder time killing them, zombified or not!

I was hooked from the start. I think I started reading the books at the same time and I loved both. Sometimes I feel the books are little heavy going but I enjoy the story.

#15 FiveAus

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 03/01/2013, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See, I think that was a pile of sh*te. I read the book which I really enjoyed but the mini series was terrible. All it did was remind me how awesome GOT is and how much I want season three to start!

I read the book years ago, when it was first published, and it immediately became one of my all time favourites. Then I listened to the audio book more recently and still loved it. I watched the mini series with my husband who knew nothing of the story and we both really enjoyed it. World Without End will be released this year and I can't wait.

#16 NunSoFeral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (AliC05 @ 03/01/2013, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See I was hooked by the first scene of the first episode and then found I was a bit frustrated that it didnt quite continue in the same vein.

This was us too. Loved it desperately. The minute the music come on - boom!
Enjoyed the series more so than the books which is unusual for me. I found by the fourth book there were just too many storylines to follow, some of which seemed unnecessary.

Didn't enjoy series two as much as the first, but still looking forward to number three.

I love the genre - so great to see it on such a big and well produced scale.

#17 gina70

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

The opening credits!  Seriously the first 10 minutes got me hooked, I have loved every episode!

#18 Girlo

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your responses. As it is the dreaded no ratings season and there is nothing else on I will keep going for a few episodes. DH isn't impressed though!! That's ok, he can sleep on the couch original.gif

#19 NunSoFeral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Telly is shocking at the moment.
I ended up watching Hog people or swine herders or something the other night.
Had to give myself an upper cut.

Also just finished watching "The Bridge" series and am left feeling bereft.
Man it was good.

#20 Etcetera

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

We really liked it, but I found the length hard - I was pregnant though! I think it would've been better if they were 40min episodes rather than an hour.

It does take a bit to put it all straight in your head, I found - I haven't read t he books. I found it difficult to understand who was who and how the families were connected. You need to be awake to watch it!
It's worth persevering though.

#21 Wishing2011

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

probably about episode 3 we started to get hooked.. the first two you are trying to work out the storyline..

#22 cira

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

I love it, my DH likes it but is impatient with the epic story arcs.

#23 Kafkaesque

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I had also read the books so had some idea what was going on when I started watching.

#24 Clever Clogs

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

I watched the first episode with my husband and hated it so much. He obsessively loves it, and got the book series for Christmas.

I won't even be in the room when it is on!

But I also loved the Pillars of the Earth. And I normally hate that "genre", so who knows ...

#25 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:29 AM


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