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#77 Apr 21 2012 at 5:54 AM Rating: Good
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No. IIRC the last HBO thing I watched was Deadwood. That was good.
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#78 Apr 21 2012 at 1:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Have you seen an episode of True Blood?

I've never watched that, but I've read all the books. Tons 'o *** in the books, so it'd be right up HBO's alley.
#79 Apr 22 2012 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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Joffrey is definitely laying on the sadistic crazy pretty heavy.
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#80 Apr 22 2012 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
No. IIRC the last HBO thing I watched was Deadwood. That was good.
What, did you skip The Wire? Pfft.
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#81 Apr 22 2012 at 9:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Loved tonight's episode. And Joffery can't die soon enough.

please tell me he dies at some point
#82 Apr 22 2012 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
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A ton of this week's episode was material that isn't from the books. The Jophrey scene chief among them.

That being said, I thought that it was the best episode of the season, thusfar.
#83 Apr 23 2012 at 5:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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That being said, I thought that it was the best episode of the season, thusfar.

This. Even though it was light on action compared to other episodes, I thought it was one of the most interesting, informative and entertaining episodes. Bring on the rest of them!
#84 Apr 23 2012 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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In case anyone's looking for a distraction, Andy Greenwald at Grantland does my favorite episode recaps. They're pretty funny, and spoiler-free (he hasn't read the books).

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/48173/game-of-thrones-season-2-episode-4-garden-of-bones
#85 Apr 23 2012 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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I rather liked last night's episode. I was really looking forward to see how they handled the scene with Melisandre giving birth (?) to the shadow monster. I also liked the scene with Tyrion and Lancel quite a bit.

Roose Bolton looks almost exactly how I had pictured him in my mind's eye.
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#86 Apr 23 2012 at 4:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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By the time Melisandre spread-eagled herself on the floor of a cave and agonizingly gave birth to the smoke monster from Lost,

Smiley: lol
#87 Apr 23 2012 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
No. IIRC the last HBO thing I watched was Deadwood. That was good.
What, did you skip The Wire? Pfft.
I've got a friend who goes on about The Wire, I've promised him I'll get around to watching it. AFAIK it was never aired here, though.

Nadenu wrote:
Loved tonight's episode. And Joffery can't die soon enough.

please tell me he dies at some point
Maybe Smiley: tongue


Demea wrote:
Roose Bolton looks almost exactly how I had pictured him in my mind's eye.

I pictured him with longer hair. Iuno why. Also with a softer voice.


Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 7:29pm by Nilatai
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#88 Apr 23 2012 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
Spoonless wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
No. IIRC the last HBO thing I watched was Deadwood. That was good.
What, did you skip The Wire? Pfft.
I've got a friend who goes on about The Wire, I've promised him I'll get around to watching it. AFAIK it was never aired here, though.
That's a shame. It's got some good performances by actors from your side of the pond. Dominic West and Idris Elba, off the top of my head. And I think Aiden Gillen (who happens to play Littlefinger in AGoT) is from Ireland.
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#89 Apr 23 2012 at 6:59 PM Rating: Good
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Spoonless wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
Spoonless wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
No. IIRC the last HBO thing I watched was Deadwood. That was good.
What, did you skip The Wire? Pfft.
I've got a friend who goes on about The Wire, I've promised him I'll get around to watching it. AFAIK it was never aired here, though.
That's a shame. It's got some good performances by actors from your side of the pond. Dominic West and Idris Elba, off the top of my head. And I think Aiden Gillen (who happens to play Littlefinger in AGoT) is from Ireland.

I'll check it out this summer. I need to get exams out of the way before I get addicted to something I can watch whole seasons of at a time.
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#90 Apr 24 2012 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll check it out this summer.


Unless you want to see a duck drink itself to death, you can skip Season 2 of The Wire.

The rest of it is pretty fantastic.
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#91 Apr 24 2012 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
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I don't get the hate some people have for Season 2. Aside from having my favorite scene in the entire series (Frank's ride to talk to the Greek), it's very well done and measures up to the rest of the series. Just because it doesn't deal as heavily with the Barksdale crew doesn't make it a bad season. Ziggy is annoying, I'll give you that, but he's still a fairly realistic character. Anyway, the port storyline is certainly better than the newspaper story in season 5, at least as far as characters go.

4 3 2 1 5 is the order I'd rank them in, though 5 isn't a bad season of television by any stretch. It suffers a bit in comparison to the peak of seasons 3 and 4.

I didn't really like Season 2 as much on my first viewing, but after watching the series a second time, Frank Sobotka is easily one of my favorite characters. Season 5 wasn't as bad on a second viewing either.

Edited, Apr 24th 2012 10:15am by Spoonless
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#92 Apr 25 2012 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
My issue with Season 2 is that it doesn't exactly fit in with the narrative of the series as a whole &, except for a couple of brief cameos, little from season 2 effects the later seasons. Not only that, but it interrupts the "flow" of the series as unlike the characters introduced in the first season, pretty much none of the characters in Season 2 are relevant to anything going on outside of season 2 (except for the "Greek").

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#93 Apr 25 2012 at 7:46 AM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
In case anyone's looking for a distraction, Andy Greenwald at Grantland does my favorite episode recaps. They're pretty funny, and spoiler-free (he hasn't read the books).

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/48173/game-of-thrones-season-2-episode-4-garden-of-bones

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According to the infallible raven known as “Wikipedia,” this guy’s name is Xaro Xhoan Daxos, but I heard it as “Zarozon Ducksauce,” which is 100 times better.

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Now I'm hungry for Chinese roast duck.
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#94 Apr 25 2012 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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My issue with Season 2 is that it doesn't exactly fit in with the narrative of the series as a whole &, except for a couple of brief cameos, little from season 2 effects the later seasons. Not only that, but it interrupts the "flow" of the series as unlike the characters introduced in the first season, pretty much none of the characters in Season 2 are relevant to anything going on outside of season 2 (except for the "Greek").

The character progression of Stringer Bell is pretty huge. The dealings with Prop Joe and Brother Mouzone have ramifications down the line as well. There's plenty of things that impact future seasons. Interrupting the flow of the series isn't a big deal if you watch the seasons in order and don't have prior knowledge that the following seasons deal more with the Barksdale/Stanfield organizations.
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#95 Apr 29 2012 at 8:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, I want one of those dragons! He learned how to cook his own food, it was the cutest thing evar! Smiley: inlove
#96 Apr 29 2012 at 8:18 PM Rating: Good
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#97 Apr 30 2012 at 4:42 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, I want one of those dragons! He learned how to cook his own food, it was the cutest thing evar! Smiley: inlove

Itty bitty baby tigers are cute too!
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#98 Apr 30 2012 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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Andy Greenwald is going to be crushed at the death of *** King Renly.

Once again, this episode was dominated by Tyrion being whimsical and awesome, while everybody else is gruff and serious. Especially Brienne. That lady is scary.
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#99 Apr 30 2012 at 9:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know that some episodes have to just tell stories and lay groundwork, but I'm ready for some more action. These last two episodes were good, but let's see some fighting, more dragons, something!
#100 Apr 30 2012 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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Andy Greenwald is going to be crushed at the death of *** King Renly.


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In a different sort of show, Gethin Anthony’s hilariously high-spirited performance as Renly, the horny, queeny kinda-king would have been allowed to stretch out and stay awhile. Maybe he never would have made it to the Iron Throne, but I could at least see him lounging lazily on one made of crushed velvet, continually outwitting his dull sibling Stannis, and dropping gasp-inducing zingers while having his bo-hunk brother-in-law drop his chain mail trousers. Good characters are not in short supply in Westeros, thankfully, but good, funny characters are. So it was a disappointment, though certainly not a surprise, to see Renly taken from behind not five minutes into “The Ghost of Harrenhal.” The culprit wasn’t randy Sir Loras, though, it was Renly’s own smoky nephew, who breezed into the tent on the back of a windstorm and managed to solidify just enough to puncture the youngest Baratheon’s lusty heart. Goodbye, Renly. In another story, you’d be an anchor. But in this predetermined one, you’re merely a footnote.


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http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/48593/game-of-thrones-season-2-episode-5-the-ghost-of-harrenhal

Poor Renly. Alas, we barely knew ye.
#101 May 01 2012 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
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Question! Where the **** are Meera and Jojen Reed? Shouldn't they be turning up around now?


I'm sure Jojen should be telling Bran about his dream of the sea coming to Winterfell about now.

Also am I misremembering or have they cut the fingers off of the wrong hand for Davos? Wasn't it supposed to be his left? :3

Edited, May 1st 2012 7:26pm by Nilatai
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