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Old 06-10-2012, 19:44
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I've got them all recorded on my sky plus and I watched two episodes but it was a bit of hassle to get into mainly as I was watching it because I had to for the hype of it and tbh my attention was elsewhere. Also one episode wasn't recorded and I thought I'm not going to watch it on the Internet anyways. And then they started on sky1 and I recorded the first two episodes and I Wondering if I should keep them (I've still got both seasons recorded) and watch as every I look everyone loves this show so I don't want to feel like I've missed a great tv show.
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:01
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Watch it. Its awesome I love it plus lots of sex in it if you like that sort of thing
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:04
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It's most definitely worth watching, one of the best shows on TV atm even with the changes from the books.
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:48
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I love the show, though it's definitely something you will have to concentrate on. There is so much plot and storylines so it's not really something you can have on in the background. Though I think it's worth the effort
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:33
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This.

Just rewatched the beginning of S1 after watching all of it and reading the 1st book. There is so much in that first episode.

If you just have it on in the background while you browse t'internet etc then it's not going to make much sense tbh.
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:35
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Watch it. Its awesome I love it plus lots of sex in it if you like that sort of thing
^^ This

It's most definitely worth watching, one of the best shows on TV atm even with the changes from the books.
^^ That

I love the show, though it's definitely something you will have to concentrate on. There is so much plot and storylines so it's not really something you can have on in the background. Though I think it's worth the effort
^^ and this.

Watch it...for the love of god...watch it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:35
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Yes! Excellent show.
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:38
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Yes. Watch it. Its one of the best television shows around at the moment.
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Old 06-10-2012, 22:15
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I've got them all recorded on my sky plus and I watched two episodes but it was a bit of hassle to get into mainly as I was watching it because I had to for the hype of it and tbh my attention was elsewhere.
If you happen to like all this "sword and sorcery" stuff, then you'd already be watching GoT. However, if (like me) it leaves you cold, then no: it's not worth watching.

I watched the first few based on all the publicity it was getting, but it wasn't to my taste. It sounds like it isn't a "natural" for you either and it's extremey unlikely you'll suddenly have a "eureka!" moment and realise that you love all this sort of stuff but you didn't know it. So no amount of urging from the fans will help - if you just don't like it there's no point forcing yourself to watch it - it won't make you a better person, or a hit at dinner parties. It's only TV: there's plenty of other programmes you'll like better.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:20
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If you happen to like all this "sword and sorcery" stuff, then you'd already be watching GoT. However, if (like me) it leaves you cold, then no: it's not worth watching.
I don't normally like "all this sword and sorcery stuff" and I love Game of Thrones!

It is very heavy going though and I don't advise trying to watch it all in one go. It usually takes me a week to recover from the shock of each episode.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:42
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The writers have done a terrific job of condensing George R. R. Martin's doorstop novels into a manageable tv-friendly form.
Lavish production values and a cast who can recite cod medieval dialogue with a staight face make it great entertainment.
Don't get too attached to any of the characters: death can strike from anywhere and at any time (like Casualty).
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:59
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It's only TV: there's plenty of other programmes you'll like better.
Indeed. Some of them rather splendid, such as the ever excellent Dexter.

GOT is fantastic, compulsive, addictive TV... for those of us who appreciate the subject. But the same could be said by those who are fans, for example, of golf or tennis tournaments, which bore me senseless. Each to our own, I say.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:02
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There were two many women getting their devil's dumplings out for my liking.
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Old 07-10-2012, 14:37
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I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I bought the boxset. Watched the first episode, and found it quite difficult to get through, and didn't bother watching any more for a few months. Then one day I picked it up again, and ended up watching the whole first season in one weekend. I love it now, it's an absolutely brilliant show.

I've also introduced a couple of other people to it, and heard nothing but good things from them. I don't think you have to be a fantasy fan to appreciate it at all, although of course, it probably helps.
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Old 07-10-2012, 15:41
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I don't think you have to be a fantasy fan to appreciate it at all, although of course, it probably helps.
Absolutely true, there is, in actuality, very little of what I'd call "fantasy" in Game of Thrones. There is very little magic in the show, it's really a show about a feudal society with lots of power hungry families all fighting to be top dog.
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Old 07-10-2012, 16:25
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I enjoy Game of Thrones. It has the shock factor. The books are brilliant and for me the series does live up to the book (which is hard to do). Yes there are some changes however these have been done appropriately IMO.
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Old 07-10-2012, 19:24
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Yes.

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Old 07-10-2012, 19:27
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Yeah, absolutely. It's not a show that everybody can love and it can take a little patience getting used to the massive cast of characters. But its fantastic.
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Old 07-10-2012, 21:28
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I don't normally like "all this sword and sorcery stuff" and I love Game of Thrones!

It is very heavy going though and I don't advise trying to watch it all in one go. It usually takes me a week to recover from the shock of each episode.
Normally I'm not a fan of swords and sorcery either, though to me GOT is not really a fantasy show at all. It's much more of a political show about the nature of power, its just occasionally they mention dragons.

My point is if you took out all the 'fantasy' elements, it really wouldn't change the plot that much. So I think there definitely is something for everyone.
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Old 08-10-2012, 18:30
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with me im not fussed with the genre of a show, as long as it has a good story and good characters that keep me interested and leave me wanting more, thats all i care about.

so i rewatched the first episode late last night so there would be no distractions and i absolutely loved it, the time went so fast whereas before i found it to long and i took more notice of the storyline as well and now i cant wait to watch the next episode. plus im finding jamie lannister quite sexy
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Old 08-10-2012, 18:33
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absolutely .

it takes a few episodes to get a handle on who's who , I watched the first 2 twice for that , and once you're in its brilliant .
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Old 08-10-2012, 18:33
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Yes, takes a few episodes to get into due to the huge cast, but then I was absolutely hooked and I hate most TV
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Old 08-10-2012, 23:55
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Took me 2 attempts at getting through the first episode - but I tried again and was addicted. Fab show.
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Old 09-10-2012, 18:08
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Hell Yes!
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Old 09-10-2012, 21:10
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Like duh? Its ****ing amaze! Im literally dying for S3.
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