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Old April 1 2013, 02:34 PM   #16
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I tried GoT but it did nothing for me. Its too busy,,,there are way too many characters, way too many plotlines, scenes are so hurried in order to service the ten thousand threads. I can appreciate developing a large expansive cast but this is ridiculous. I guess tv writers suffer from ADD but it makes for a very unsatisfying viewing experience.
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Old April 1 2013, 02:42 PM   #17
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^^There are even more characters in the book lol...
Yeah, I'm always chuckling when I hear there's too many characters and plots as I'm sitting there wishing dozens of more characters, who were left out, were included.
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Old April 1 2013, 03:00 PM   #18
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I love how the season premiere seems to have crashed the TWOP and westeros.org forums.
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Old April 1 2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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The whole Wiki of Ice & Fire also seems to be down. Well, bad for the sys admins, but a good sign for the longevity of the show.
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Old April 1 2013, 06:41 PM   #20
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.1 - "Valar Dohaeris" - Rate and discuss

I really enjoyed it. I think the changes that they do for the adaptation are remarkably well integrated on the whole. I'm doing reviews for a website called Drunk Monkeys this season. Here's a link.

I'm hoping for more of the creepy girl. Great touch.
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Old April 2 2013, 01:28 AM   #21
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I really enjoyed it. I think the changes that they do for the adaptation are remarkably well integrated on the whole. I'm doing reviews for a website called Drunk Monkeys this season. Here's a link.
I'm hoping for more of the creepy girl. Great touch.
THe crrepy girl was a nice touch as was the early quyburn sighting. I like the way the show implements the book with changes as needed
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Old April 2 2013, 03:45 AM   #22
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It was a very well done introduction episode, but some parts fell flat and there wasn't much to work with. I went with average.
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A very strong start to the season. The opening with Sam was a bit weak (and unclear in terms of how much time had gone by), but everything else was nicely done. The Dany scenes were especially good. TV Missandei is gorgeous!
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Old April 2 2013, 07:35 PM   #24
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A solid episode, somewhat hampered by an over-reliance on the barely-interesting Margaery, a pointless Robb/Catelyn/Talisa scene, and a weak introduction for Mance Rayder, but with great performances by Charles Dance, Lena Headey, and Jack Gleeson, and a strong ending, albeit one that may not resonate for all viewers in the way it does for book readers.

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Old April 2 2013, 08:53 PM   #25
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About average. I'd read a spoiler-free review that mentioned the absence of a central character, was pleased it wasn't Tyrion but annoyed that it turned out to be Arya.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:27 PM   #26
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I was surprised when someone pointed out that four plotlines were totally absent: Jaime/Brienne, Arya, Theon, and Bran. I didn't even notice, but thinking about it I feel like the episode was more coherent for having comparatively few stories. They could have gone further, and dropped Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa, without hurting the episode at all.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:33 PM   #27
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I felt a bit underwhelmed really. I haven't read the books yet, but my girlfriend has and is really into the show aswell. She was also somewhat underwhelmed. In any case, somehow, I couldn't feel myself caring for the characters at all in this episode. Not sure why, perhaps my own mood was off when I watched, but somehow it all felt very 'meh' to me.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:37 PM   #28
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I was surprised when someone pointed out that four plotlines were totally absent: Jaime/Brienne, Arya, Theon, and Bran. I didn't even notice, but thinking about it I feel like the episode was more coherent for having comparatively few stories. They could have gone further, and dropped Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa, without hurting the episode at all.
I didn't notice much either, although it was a curious choice of an episode title, considering they didn't include the Arya storyline at all.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:18 PM   #29
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The episode is named "Valar Dohaeris" because the previous episode was named "Valar Morghulis". That's all there is to it.
Doesn't have anything to do with Arya.
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Old April 3 2013, 12:08 AM   #30
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Oh, but it does. Those were the words that Jaqen H'ghar taught Arya. The words are on the coin he gave her to get across he Narrow Sea and her pass to get into the House of Black and White. On he contrary, it has everything to do with Arya.
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