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Old January 21 2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Just started Watching Game of Thrones

I had nothing better to do tonight so just at random I watched the first two episodes of Game of Thrones on demand. I don't know much about the series (And haven't read the books) but so far I like what I've seen. There are some things that I'm a bit iffy on (Like the whole Kalisie storyline) but I'm sure as the season goes on things will start coming together. I think the thing I'm liking the most about it is it feels really epic for a TV series. I know it's HBO and they're known for this kind of thing, but so far, Game of Thrones feels grand, with incredible scenery and a very nice musical score.

Also, Dinkledge is pretty much as advertised. Of all the characters introduced so far, I'm actually liking him the best. Really liked that dinner scene in episode 2. At least he's bringing the humor.

I guess to give this thread direction, does anyone have any tips on how to go about watching a series like this without having read the books? Also, please I've only seen the first two episodes so try not to have big time spoilage. I'm actually looking forward to watching the rest and joining in on Season 2.
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Old January 21 2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Just watch it - they change things from the books anyway, so just enjoy it as is
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Old January 21 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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I guess to give this thread direction, does anyone have any tips on how to go about watching a series like this without having read the books?
Definitely take a look here: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/ It's got both a map and a guide to the houses, so you can get a good sense of where stuff is happening and who's related to who.
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Old January 21 2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Re: Just started Watching Game of Thrones

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I guess to give this thread direction, does anyone have any tips on how to go about watching a series like this without having read the books?
Definitely take a look here: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/ It's got both a map and a guide to the houses, so you can get a good sense of where stuff is happening and who's related to who.
That actually is very helpful and I'll probably be referring to it from time to time. Thanks.
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Old January 21 2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Just watch it - they change things from the books anyway, so just enjoy it as is
What they change from the books is pretty small, though, and I always tell people to read the book first and then the series.
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Old January 21 2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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I didn't read the books and don't think I will, but I still enjoyed the tv show.
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Old January 21 2012, 11:56 PM   #7
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The first searson is pretty faithful to the book so you should be okay. Some things have been changed obviously since it's a different medium but the story itself is the same. Pick up the books, they are awesome!

Also, GO NINERS!
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