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Janluke

390 posts

46 months

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I read the books last year and thought they where very good other than the fact the story is unfinished and the next book's release date keeps getting put back.

Watched the show last night and overall seemed pretty good. Acted well and not OTT in the way some fantasy adaptions are. Special effects nothing special but I reckon they have spent more of the budget on quality actors and not CGI.

How long is the series ? Last nights episode only took up a very small part of the first book. If the story remains true to the books its going to be a long series

Halb

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23,717 posts

71 months

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Janluke said:
Special effects nothing special but I reckon they have spent more of the budget on quality actors and not CGI.
Really? I was impressed, especially with the Winter backgrounds, the wall and castle.

ooo000ooo

989 posts

82 months

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Halb said:
eally? I was impressed, especially with the Winter backgrounds, the wall and castle.
Apparently a lot of it was shot in Belfast (painthall studios in the titanic quarter) and on location round northern ireland. I might watch it now to see if i can see my house smile

GT Kodiak

2,829 posts

67 months

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Halb said:
Janluke said:
Special effects nothing special but I reckon they have spent more of the budget on quality actors and not CGI.
Really? I was impressed, especially with the Winter backgrounds, the wall and castle.
Same here... Even the title movie impressed me.

Maybe I'm easily pleased but the overall programe oozed quality.

Wonder what's happened to Starks unfortunate son... scratchchin

allgonepetetong

1,177 posts

107 months

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The picture and sound were simply stunning. The opening scene had my subwoofer rumbling very nicely and the surround was sublime.

I don't think I've seen and heard such good picture and sound this side of a Blu-ray disc.
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Moley RUFC

2,575 posts

77 months

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I like it as it ticks 4 of my 5 life enjoyments.

Boobs
Well constructed Walls
Looking at dwalfs
Doggy style



Steve Evil

9,303 posts

117 months

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Watching the guys fighting over who got to mount the girl at the wedding, it did make me wonder how long it will be before the yoofs here start doing that sort of thing at the local nightclub.

Halb

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23,717 posts

71 months

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Steve Evil said:
Watching the guys fighting over who got to mount the girl at the wedding, it did make me wonder how long it will be before the yoofs here start doing that sort of thing at the local nightclub.
Aboot 3 years ago.biggrin

richtea78

4,798 posts

46 months

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Moley RUFC said:
I like it as it ticks 4 of my 5 life enjoyments.

Boobs
Well constructed Walls
Looking at dwalfs
Doggy style
Whats the 5th? Is it legal?

richtea78

4,798 posts

46 months

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oj121 said:
The books get better as it goes on mate. I actually became fond of Tirion by the end of the 2nd book. Jon Snow is prob my fav character though.
Jaime is my favourite, very complicated character in the later books, probably closely followed by Tirion.


Kudos

2,459 posts

62 months

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ooo000ooo said:
Apparently a lot of it was shot in Belfast (painthall studios in the titanic quarter) and on location round northern ireland. I might watch it now to see if i can see my house smile
Do you live in the docks?
I think mostly filmed down in Bangor

Moley RUFC

2,575 posts

77 months

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richtea78 said:
Whats the 5th? Is it legal?
Tomos Watkins, Cwrw Haf


lady topaz

3,790 posts

142 months

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Missed this, damn, anyone know if its repeated ?

andrew311

3,396 posts

65 months

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lady topaz said:
Missed this, damn, anyone know if its repeated ?
it's on sky anytime but will surely repeat live also.

lady topaz

3,790 posts

142 months

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andrew311 said:
it's on sky anytime but will surely repeat live also.
I am a numpty but think I have sussed it.

Thanks very much

Di

RizzoTheRat

11,841 posts

80 months

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I'd never heard of the books, but just watched the first episode. It's definitely got potential (and boobs).

IainT

9,245 posts

126 months

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Caught up with this last night (busy Monday nights, thank you Sky+ HD!).

Really captured the books well but got TV stuff moves right along. They seemed to cover all of the salient plot points and all the main players are introduced. The bad people are bad, noble people are noble and Tyrion was really well-played.

And boobs.

Don Veloci

1,149 posts

169 months

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Know nowt of the books and thought the first episode ticked over quite slow but on reflection it did a fine job of setting the scene and establishing some of the characters. I'll be watching hooked no doubt.
The lack of adverts probably made a difference - It seems I've become conditioned to everthing outside the BBC being broken up every 10 minutes or so. I guess normal Sky service will be resumed next week in that aspect.


oj121

1,547 posts

60 months

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After watching the first episode I only have two small issues with the casting compared to my interpretation of the book.
Daenerys is stunning. Didnt have her pegged as being that hot.
Arya is too pretty for the character she plays. Was expecting a really rough edged tom boy not a sweet butter would melt looking child who misbehaves.

ooo000ooo

989 posts

82 months

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Kudos said:
Do you live in the docks?
I think mostly filmed down in Bangor
No such luck, I don't think my 3 bedroom semi in the middle of an estate would fit in smile

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