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The Official Game of Thrones books/TV show thread (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by ZOMG, 18th Jun, 2015.

  1. ZOMG

    ZOMG Well-Known Member

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    One of my favourite shows!! After that end to season 5...can't believe it'll be another year till season 6!

    Who feels as traumatised as I did after the end scene?!
     
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    I gasped. He was one of my favorite characters. I hope GRRM leaves my most favorite character alive next season.
     
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    Everyone's hoping Melissandre isn't actually useless after teleporting back to base. With a horse. Even though all the horses were supposedly gone.

    Shows creator said the character is gone for good though...:eek:
     
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    Why did they kill him?! :( He was such a decent guy.

    Should have whacked that psycho at Winterfell instead!
     
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    We don't know for sure if he is dead. I wouldn't be surprised if he is nursed back to health in season 6. He was the only morally decent person in the show.
     
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    Unfortunately Ned Stark was too and his head ended up on a pike. Think the moral of GoT is good guys not only finish last, they be dead :(
     
  8. Jamie Moore

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    Still the best episode IMO - I was shocked!

    With the recent episodes I was always a week late to watch them - and these days it's just too hard to avoid spoilers so I wasn't that surprised with how things ended with season 5.
     
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    It was up there. Any episode that has my girlfriend yelling "No!" is a good one ;)
     
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    TBH I wasn't surprised they killed John Snow, I think GOT have made me accustomed to them killing off all the people I like. Ned Stark was the first real OMG they didn't!

    I found it harder when they torched the girl and I have a suspicion that they will revive John as the red witch arrived there and she has a crush on him.
     
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    Yep, witchy woman's got a lady stiffy for Jon Snow.
     
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    I've been hearing a lot about this series for a long time - never had the urge to watch it until now.

    Just finished watching the first episode of this to see how it is and whether I could convince my other half to put it on our watch list.

    Gotta say it looks like a great one - got me hooked already - I'll have to stop looking in this thread now so I don't see too many spoilers ;)
     
  13. Jamie Moore

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    Uh oh.

    You need to find a massive rock - and hide under it until you're up to date.

    It's almost impossible to avoid spoilers these days.
     
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    I remember when the show first started I was like omg how long is the intro song, now it is me singing it the whole way through lol.
     
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    I envy you. We only came very late to the GoT party and my wife and I got to watch Seasons 1-4 in a block over a month or so. GoT Friday and Saturday night marathons became a real thing at our place lol. Fantastic way to watch it. Now after season 5, we have to wait another year :(
     
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    Definitely the best way to watch it, it's a difficult story to keep track of from one week or season to the next. My wife and I binge watch a lot of shows that way (we worked out through 9 seasons of friends last winter, that took me back!)

    The scary thing about GoT is the shows have now reached the same point as the books. Given Martin's track record I have no faith that the next book will be published prior to the next seasons and even less faith that the next season will be the last (5 seasons and the White Walkers are only now becoming overt about what they're up to, that storyline has at least another 3 seasons in it).

    Whilst the show producers are aware of the basic plot line and ending, I'm concerned that season 6 will be written by the producers and the book will then become a mess to try to follow the TV series moving forwards. Then of course there's the distinct possibility that George RR Martin will follow Frank Herberts lead and die just as the series on a real precipice. Hopefully one of his kids can pick it up in 25 years.
     
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    I think George RR Martin's told the producers what the ending is going to be and he's just going to do his thing with the aim of meeting them at the end. He won't be trying to follow the show per se. There will be a lot of differences if and when the books do get released, especially considering the number of plot lines the directors have to merge/omit due to production constraints.
     
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    This and previous seasons already had a lot of differences compared to the books. This season especially drifted a fair bit from the book. So, it won't make a difference if the shows don't rely on the book at all and just keep showing more surprises, gore and sex!
     
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    I feel for you, avoiding spoilers in the age of social media and internet is near impossible!

    For the books, if GRRM is smart he should release the damn 6th book now and guarantee everyone and their mothers are going to line up to purchase a copy, I definitely would