Reaperjim wrote:I am loving this show. It's brutal as hell and pulls no punches. All the characters are awesome even though the majority are scum (everyone spit of Joffrey now), and it just looks ravishing. I really hope that this goes on for more that just two seasons (it's just been picked up for a second). I really want to see Joffrey get his comeuppance.
The show's turned out pretty well. I think I like all of the actors now, although it took a while for me with the guy who plays Jon. Mormont father and son are both terrific, as is Joffrey. Not enough of the Hound, however.
God knows how non-readers are keeping track of the politics or the characters: we've got central political figures like Stannis that haven't even appeared on screen yet, and other "key" characters (the Nightwatch guy who helps out Arya) disappear for weeks at a time. And I really don't know how a TV show is going to leave the mysteries of "Who tried to stab Bran?", or "Who killed Jon Arryn of the Vale?" hanging for so long - we don't find out the answer to the latter until book four, do we? Most viewers will have forgotten there's even a mystery by then.
The ending was solid: good cliffhangers for almost all the characters.
looked fine; I hope they find the budget for CGI direwolves next season.
Jaboney: I really doubt the Cleganes are settled...
There's the giant lame guy who gets along with dogs at the island monastery; and there's Cersei's seriously twisted master of whispers, with his Frankensteinish experiments in the dungeons, placing an order for the largest armour breastplate ever made.
I did hear somewhere that Arya will be in Book 5, thank goodness: she's one of my favourites too.
(Nerding out over.)