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Old January 31 2012, 02:39 PM   #436
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It's not clear that those are the same scene from what I saw... it looked like it was just cut together.
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Old January 31 2012, 04:23 PM   #437
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Loved the Trailer! Season two here we come

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Old January 31 2012, 04:43 PM   #438
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It's not clear that those are the same scene from what I saw... it looked like it was just cut together.
When Littlefinger is backing away, you see the same knife being held to him. Either they took two scenes (Cat holding a knife, and someone else holding a knife to Littlefinger) and edited them together or they've done a new scene of her confronting him.
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Old February 2 2012, 02:58 AM   #439
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Looks like game of thrones is generating some serious buzz heading into season 2

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/01/ga...railerrecords/

Also read that game of thrones is now the 3rd most watched series all time on hbo
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Old February 2 2012, 03:02 PM   #440
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I'm 1/3 of the way through A Storm of Swords and I know I'm going to miss the series when I've finished. What about Martin's other books? Has anyone here read them and how do they compare to A Song of Ice and Fire?
His short story collections are quite fantastic with only a few real clunkers in there, mostly from early in his career. The "Dunk and Egg" novellas are a must-read out of all his short work if you're an ASOIAF fan.

Dying of the Light, A Song for Lya & Fevre Dream aren't quite on par with ASOIAF but well worth reading.

The Armageddon Rag and the Wild Cards series are less enthralling, but I enjoyed them.
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Old February 3 2012, 06:18 PM   #441
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The first season ratings, the continued interest in the show, and the awards the show has been getting will likely lead to another renewal soon after the second season premiere. There have been rumors that HBO has told the producers to prepare to shoot the next two seasons back to back. Hopefully that'll turn out to be the case.
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Old February 4 2012, 07:31 PM   #442
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I honestly have no idea how that picture constitutes a spoiler.

Unless an alternate dimesnion Ned Stark from a modernized, urban version of Westeros is going to show up in season two and start fondling his secretary on the Iron Thorne, in which case I apologize for spoiling everyone.
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Old February 4 2012, 07:35 PM   #443
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If HBO decides to end the series before Martin finishes the series, A Storm of Swords wouldn't be a bad one to end on. It wraps up several storylines and gives new futures to some of the characters. With the deaths of key Starks and Lannisters, the teeth go out of that rivalry as well.
I don't see how that book could possibly serve as a satisfying ending to anything. Every character's situation ends on a cliffhanger, with none of the plots resolved.
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Old February 6 2012, 12:25 AM   #444
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They could just start making shit up this season or next and plan for five-seven year run that doesn't even slightly resemble the books by the time it ends.
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Old February 6 2012, 01:49 AM   #445
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I think the first four seasons, likely covering the first three books and some of the fourth book, will stick pretty closely to the books. After that things could veer off. HBO's head honcho has said that the show will definitely come to a proper conclusion, but he parsed his words very carefully and basically said it could be a conclusion that doesn't follow the timescale of the books. The producers know the ending Martin intends, so it must be unnerving for Martin that they could get to his ending by a shorter route on the show if he takes too long with the final two books.
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Old February 6 2012, 05:04 AM   #446
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If HBO decides to end the series before Martin finishes the series, A Storm of Swords wouldn't be a bad one to end on. It wraps up several storylines and gives new futures to some of the characters. With the deaths of key Starks and Lannisters, the teeth go out of that rivalry as well.
I don't see how that book could possibly serve as a satisfying ending to anything. Every character's situation ends on a cliffhanger, with none of the plots resolved.
I wouldn't want to see it end there but if they had to end it early, I think Book 3 would be the most logical place.
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I think the first four seasons, likely covering the first three books and some of the fourth book, will stick pretty closely to the books. After that things could veer off. HBO's head honcho has said that the show will definitely come to a proper conclusion, but he parsed his words very carefully and basically said it could be a conclusion that doesn't follow the timescale of the books. The producers know the ending Martin intends, so it must be unnerving for Martin that they could get to his ending by a shorter route on the show if he takes too long with the final two books.
Then the series would be a spoiler for the books instead of the other way around...? That'd be odd. Given GRRM's close association w/this production I find that implausible. Given the event that the new book was his publishers would be apoplectic. Perhaps the popularity of the series will spur him to spare us a little more of his valuable time for writing to ensure he beats them to the finish line!
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Old February 6 2012, 01:02 PM   #448
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His short story collections are quite fantastic with only a few real clunkers in there, mostly from early in his career. The "Dunk and Egg" novellas are a must-read out of all his short work if you're an ASOIAF fan.

Dying of the Light, A Song for Lya & Fevre Dream aren't quite on par with ASOIAF but well worth reading.

The Armageddon Rag and the Wild Cards series are less enthralling, but I enjoyed them.
Thanks for that, I'll check these out.
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Then the series would be a spoiler for the books instead of the other way around...? That'd be odd. Given GRRM's close association w/this production I find that implausible. Given the event that the new book was his publishers would be apoplectic. Perhaps the popularity of the series will spur him to spare us a little more of his valuable time for writing to ensure he beats them to the finish line!
Given how many people now have a big financial stake in the series, I think he'll be under enormous pressure to finish the series in a timely fashion. In fact if he's stuggling to stay on target it wouldn't surprise me if he secretly used a co-writer to speed things up.
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Having a proper Editor and maybe a co-writer probably would have helped AFFC and ADWD in the first place.
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