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Old April 6 2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

Rate and discuss (with spoilers for the episode, but not for forthcoming episodes) "Two Swords", airing on the 6th April on HBO and on the 7th April on Sky Atlantic.

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Old April 6 2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

I think I prefer just one ongoing thread for Seasons (ala Walking Dead & Agents of Shield for example) rather than ones for each episode, but whatever.


Looking forward to this, it's been a while
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Old April 6 2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

Ethros wrote: View Post
I think I prefer just one ongoing thread for Seasons (ala Walking Dead & Agents of Shield for example) rather than ones for each episode, but whatever.
We had separate episode threads for the first three seasons, so I figured I'd continue with that. We could switch to a single thread if most people want to. We'd just lose the poll for each episode.
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Old April 6 2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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I saw a preview at the Belfast film festival a week and a half ago, though I'll be re-watching. I vote excellent, I think the the strongest season opener they've had, albeit quite a talky one. No spoilers until the rest of you see it though.
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Old April 6 2014, 11:42 PM   #5
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NZ screens it in 10 hours as I type this. Can't wait.
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Old April 7 2014, 12:12 AM   #6
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I'm glad the wait is over tonight.

Go team Stark! ... what's left of them.
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Old April 7 2014, 12:43 AM   #7
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Why, yes, I *am* staying up to watch new Game of Thrones at 2AM, simulcast with the US airing...
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Old April 7 2014, 02:05 AM   #8
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Looking forward. Thank God for dvr as I am still trying to get the kids to sleep
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Old April 7 2014, 02:53 AM   #9
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I hear HBO's streaming server has had issues.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:01 AM   #10
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Re: Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

Anyone with Xfinity can already stream it, even if you don't subscribe to HBO.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:06 AM   #11
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So, yeah, the season 4 premiere was great. Easily the best season opener since the original season 1 premiere. Nice bits for everybody. Damn that was worth staying up for.

Not mad about the new version of the end title music though.

Who'd have thought the Hound would have a line like *that* one - I am so having that on a t-shirt...
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Re: Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

I'd put it above the first season opener personally, but only just. That may change in repeat viewings of both though.

Lots of deviation from the books here in the detail, but still on point for the big beats.

Overall it bodes well for the season.
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Old April 7 2014, 04:19 AM   #13
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Good episode but not great episode. I give it an average. It seemed to have dragged a bit. It almost felt as if they could sense they are running out of material so they're stretching stuff a bit.
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Re: Game of Thrones 4.1 - "Two Swords" - Rate and discuss

Liked it a lot, they hit all the notes they needed to... Nice bit not actually saying where the Valyrian steel came from lol. All we really missed was Littlefinger, but of course he's busy heading for the widda Arynn... And she's about all that'll be scarier than the Thenns lol.
At least until we see drunk Cersei again, of course.
....and the Greyjoys/Boltons/portions of Theon plots of course. We'll get those piece by piece.
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Old April 7 2014, 06:11 AM   #15
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Had to just make this



Good episode, not amazing, but can't say I was expecting the first episode to be super duper amazing. Obviously it's gonna be a slowish introduction to the 8 million characters.


I'm not sure it even works that well as a weekly show, I watched Season 1 & 2 via DVD and ate them up when I wanted. Whereas I became frustrated waiting through Season 3 via TV, and I get the feeling the same will happen with s4. Just saying I think the show works a lot better when watched in quick succession rather than dragged out over 10 weeks.
I, and I suspect many others, would much prefer a House of Cards style deal of just releasing it all at once.
I can't really see that happening though, with all the spoiler problems it would create for those behind, but still, I can dream...

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