Jump to content

Game Of Thrones


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
120 replies to this topic

#1 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

*may be spoilers*




I have just gotten into this series and finished season 1 last night and I have to get this out. Why did they have to kill off Karl and Ned Stark  sad.gif  I was really liking those characters and they didn't even make it to the next season, I was glad when a couple of people died Viserys Targaryen just annoyed me so glad he is gone but why oh why did Eddard Stark have to go, stupid stupid show lol.

#2 Zarlias

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

I like to think they killed off Ned because there just isn't a comparable "gaspworthy" moment that I can recall in recent tv.

DH and I sat in a heavy silence for a good 30 seconds after that episode until it was broken by a not so silent.....

"Well f*** me"

And yes, I know it is an adaptation of a book, but I didn't read until the season 1 withdrawal kicked in, and I honestly think the tv show captured the moment of his demise better than the book.

As for Khal, that's simply a device to kick the story along.

#3 Lyra

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 06/04/2012, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Khal, that's simply a device to kick the story along.



I think both the deaths are plot movers but for different reasons. I hadn't read the book but was expecting Ned to lose his head. I kept hoping that he wouldn't but in my heart of hearts I knew it was going to happen

#4 Cheryl_v

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

They killed Ned Stark because it's in Sean Bean's contract that he be killed off in every TV show/movie.  



Ok that's really not true but there are very few shows he doesn't end up dead in Tounge1.gif  There's even a YouTube deathreel of Sean Bean dying.

#5 Lyra

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (Cheryl_v @ 06/04/2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They killed Ned Stark because it's in Sean Bean's contract that he be killed off in every TV show/movie.



PMSL  that is too true

#6 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 06/04/2012, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH and I sat in a heavy silence for a good 30 seconds after that episode until it was broken by a not so silent.....

"Well f*** me"


LOL - yep that was pretty much the reaction in this house too!


QUOTE (Cheryl_v @ 06/04/2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They killed Ned Stark because it's in Sean Bean's contract that he be killed off in every TV show/movie.  



Ok that's really not true but there are very few shows he doesn't end up dead in Tounge1.gif  There's even a YouTube deathreel of Sean Bean dying.



Absolutely - I saw this online the other day and ROFLd...



#7 Zarlias

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

/guffaw

Only 4 more sleeps...........

#8 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

Snow better not die, he's my next fave lol

#9 Feral Nicety

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

GRR Martin is pretty um well profligate with the killing.  It's not worth getting attached to any characters.

LOL at the Jon Snow post though.

#10 PreachersWife

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (Fancy and Epic @ 07/04/2012, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GRR Martin is pretty um well profligate with the killing.  It's not worth getting attached to any characters.

LOL at the Jon Snow post though.


Yep, having read the books (just getting through e most recent one) pulse don't become attached to any of the chracaters, Martin likes to have fun with them.

Love the series though, LOVE IT


#11 opethmum

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

I love the series, it is fantastic.

I love Tyrian Lannister, he cracks me up and his sense of humour is great.




#12 Aes Sedai

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

I watched the first series then read all the books, GRR Martin doesn't mind killing off major characters, just wait and see what happens at the end of Book 5!!


#13 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

I haven't read the books yet, I made the mistake of reading all the true blood books before watching the series and now I sit there yelling at the tv telling it off for getting the show all wrong.

#14 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (mad madam mim @ 07/04/2012, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't read the books yet, I made the mistake of reading all the true blood books before watching the series and now I sit there yelling at the tv telling it off for getting the show all wrong.


Yeah but you can't really compare the two. Game of Thrones is very faithful to the book. Tru Blood is barely recognisable by season 3.

#15 katpaws

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE
Ok that's really not true but there are very few shows he doesn't end up dead in Tounge1.gif There's even a YouTube deathreel of Sean Bean dying.

Well that certainly shows a different perspective of cow tippng!

Memo to Sean: get a new manager.

I had to read up on the books because i became soooo confuzzled by the different characters. That has lead to me being more confuzzled.






#16 Floki

Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

I found this site A Wiki Of Ice and Fire

and then proceeded to spend hours reading it lol



#17 Lyra

Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (Beautiful Warlock @ 08/04/2012, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found this site A Wiki Of Ice and Fire

and then proceeded to spend hours reading it lol



and there goes my weekend ....

#18 Floki

Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 08/04/2012, 08:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and there goes my weekend ....

I know lol

Who needs to read the books now lol


#19 Mel.Bell

Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

I love SONG OF ICE & FIRE -Unfortunately Martin takes forever to write the books (5 currently & he's going to write another 2). Also, nothing much is happening & I've read all the books that have been published! So annoyed that these CREATURES from the North still haven't 'attacked' yet -I wonder what they're going to do with the films. Good thing is that the first book (GAME OF THRONES) is the same as the TV series. They didn't miss much of a beat there except for a couple of things.

GAME OF THRONES S02 is airing in the USA. Downloaded the first two episodes & they are looking pretty good....


PS Jon Snow does NOT die original.gif

#20 Lyra

Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (Mel.Bell @ 09/04/2012, 01:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS Jon Snow does NOT die original.gif



ummm, not all of us have read the books. If you are going to post spoilers, please, highlight the fact. I am not that annoyed by this spoiler as it is something I had already figured out but there are clearly characters that are and are not going to make it and I would like to see it unfold for myself

#21 Zarlias

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

I am tragically over-excited this evening.....

grin.gif

#22 bakesgirls

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 10/04/2012, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am tragically over-excited this evening.....

grin.gif


Me too! Only just over 2 hours until season 2 begins biggrin.gif

#23 N@K

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (Mel.Bell @ 09/04/2012, 01:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS Jon Snow does NOT die original.gif

Except you don't actually know that, cause GRRM hasn't finished writing yet.

I like to get really attached to characters, because you have NO idea what GRRM will do with them, and with all the majic involved, who really knows biggrin.gif

I read the books LONG before the TV series even started filming. And I am extremely pleased with how they are doing the books justice. It certainly helps that GRRM is so connected with the process, and even does one of the episode screenplays himself each season!

Happy Watching biggrin.gif

#24 bakesgirls

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

The baby in the brothel! Thought I was going to cry sad.gif

#25 shellycs

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

This is got to be my favourite show of all times! I am hooked! I downloaded the first series from US and am doing the same with the second because they are a tiny bit ahead of us and I can't bare to wait! After watching the first one I went and bought all 5 of the books and am just on book 2 now and slightly ahead of the second series. The books have slight differences and are organised differently than the show. He's a great writer though.

Have any of you seen Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth? It's in a similar vain to this although not as mystical with the dragons etc. I enjoyed that show as well.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Pregnant Alicia Keys nude for a cause

"People won?t be able to ignore this visual," says a pregnant Alicia Keys, who has posed naked for a charitable campaign.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.