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[Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Dreyesbo on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:25 am

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As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.


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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Woongo on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:47 am

So then! I thought it was fantastic as always.
I saw some people complaining about it being "too rushed", some people complaining about it being "too slow", but I haven't read the books, so I didn't really have a problem with the pace. It was a great build up episode to what appears will be an another fantastic season.

My only complaint is having to wait a week for a new episode, it's just too much. :unsure:
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Sawyer5665 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:46 pm

My only real complaint is that we only got 3 seconds of Arya....and I was a bit disappointed in Melisandre. I guess I expected something a little different from her character.
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby NK-Metal on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:56 pm

I actually really enjoyed Melisandre. But yeh needs more ARYA :P

I am almost done with the 3rd book :P so I know a great deal of what's to come :P. It was a good episode, but imo there were just too many storylines, they can't/shouldn't continue like this (5-10 minutes per group of people). They should just focus on 3 or 4 groups per episode or something :P. But as it was the first episode it seems only fair that they'd put every storyline in it (except for Arya's really...)

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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Elize34 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:34 pm

I liked the episode. Was quite a bit different from the book, especially with the order of events, but nothing that bothered me too much. Loved the unexpected showdown between Littlefinger & Cersei.
Also, poor Snow, there was no love for him this episode, just comments on how dreamy and girly he was xD

This episode felt like they are getting everyone in place, Theon off to Pyke, Catelyn to Renly, Stannis is planning on sailing etc.

Was also a bit underwhelmed with Carice van Houten as Melissandre, perhaps it's because I know the actress so well, and she her as extremely Dutch etc, but she just felt a bit off. (though she does do the evil smirk rather well)
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby dutchie on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Elize34 wrote:Was also a bit underwhelmed with Carice van Houten as Melissandre, perhaps it's because I know the actress so well, and she her as extremely Dutch etc, but she just felt a bit off. (though she does do the evil smirk rather well)

Its the accent, the "s". Its distracting.

Anyhoo, great episode, everything is set up and ready to roll.
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby brentoid on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:55 pm

great episode, although it was missing my acting chops... :D

a few points

joffrey getting slapped...ahh...is there a more satisfying sound on the screen?

the herod like killing of roberts bastards...shocking stuff...

cersei's treatment of littlefinger...that will teach him to run his mouth off...or will it ?

hodor hodor hodor hodor !!

and my favourite scene...rob with jaime...and a non crap looking cgi wolf !!! awesome...jaime looked like he was about to fill his breeches...

yeah, there was so so much crammed into the 1 episode, but there needs to be...there's so damn much story to tell...i read an interview with weiss, he was saying that they have had to have some parts of book 3 in season 2...
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Thirty-Fiver on Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:13 am

Holy crap I need to rewatch S1. The only names I remembered were Snow, Stark and Lanister. I was completely lost when characters referenced other characters. :unsure: :lol:
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Sawyer5665 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:44 am

brentoid wrote:great episode, although it was missing my acting chops... :D

a few points

joffrey getting slapped...ahh...is there a more satisfying sound on the screen?

the herod like killing of roberts bastards...shocking stuff...

cersei's treatment of littlefinger...that will teach him to run his mouth off...or will it ?

hodor hodor hodor hodor !!

and my favourite scene...rob with jaime...and a non crap looking cgi wolf !!! awesome...jaime looked like he was about to fill his breeches...

yeah, there was so so much crammed into the 1 episode, but there needs to be...there's so damn much story to tell...i read an interview with weiss, he was saying that they have had to have some parts of book 3 in season 2...


It was a great slap...but it doesn't compare to Tyrion slapping Joffrey last season...BUT any Joffrey slap is a good slap. :lol:

Oh, and there is no way they could possibly fit book 3 into 10 episodes, so that doesn't surprise me a bit.
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Woongo on Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:31 am

brentoid, in which episode can we expect to see you? :lol:
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby MarcxD on Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:54 am

I don't get the hate I see everywhere for Melissandre, I thought CvH was great. She looked evil and she was just how I imagined her from the books. She's supposed to have an accent as well, so why not her Dutch one? (which wasn't obvious annoying dutch as some Dutch people have). Meh.

The only thing I was annoyed with was how Craster looked, he's supposed to look dirty (just like his little cottage) while he looked cleaner than the night's watch...
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby dutchie on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:22 pm

Ok, stuff I thought was really cool.
Joffrey slap, always a pleasure.
Cersei owning Littlefinger
Robb owning Jamie.
Melissandres poison drinking.
Tyrion.

Just because its fun :D
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby Sawyer5665 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:43 pm

I don't what is better about that clip...the Hound just standing there or the little noises Joffrey makes upon impact. :rofl:
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby DarthLocke on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:32 pm

Thought it was a really great first episode back!

I had posted my comments on the main site, but will repost them here too!

The Lannisters always seem to get the best verbal exchanges! Tyrion is just amazing, but what Cersei does to Little Finger is just priceless too! --But the slaughtering of Bastards, even babies, was just amazingly sad. The things you can see on HBO! Astonishing! (But it def is needed to add the proper context to the story)...

Because I have yet to read the books, I wasn't expecting "a comet" and I really like how the super-natural aspects of the show kind of slowly creep there way into the story, rather than it being all magic all the time...and this women with Stannis Baratheon is interesting. Looking forward to getting to know her better! She's seems horrifically evil!

I also love Brams prophetic dreams and his talks that continue with Osha...But I wonder how long this relationship will last?

Oh and finally Sensa is physiologically starting to dance around her stupid mentally challenged King! (Who's the fool now!)

Not much progressed with Dany, but I can't wait to see where she goes next!

It looks like Jon has become a protoge' to this great man of the Nights Watch?!

I never know how I feel about Robb, but I think Greyjoy is wrong about his father and his father's Kingdom...I smell double crossings in the wind...aren't they Pirates? -Doesn't that alone say something about their loyalty?!
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Re: [Official] Game of Thrones Ep. 2.01 Discussion

Postby brentoid on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:02 am

Woongo wrote:brentoid, in which episode can we expect to see you? :lol:


I'm really not sure woongo...for some reason they denied me access to the editting room...i know the scene(s), but not the when...but fret not...as soon as i know you'll be soon to follow !!!

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