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A Game of Thrones
« on: April 17, 2011, 10:41:04 AM »
Anyone else excited to watch this tonight?

I don't know how many of you have read the books, but they are fantastic.

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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
Anyone else excited to watch this tonight?

I don't know how many of you have read the books, but they are fantastic.

Read three of the books. Would like to see the series. Don't have HBO. :(
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 12:03:34 PM »
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 12:55:51 PM »
Anyone else excited to watch this tonight?

I don't know how many of you have read the books, but they are fantastic.

Read three of the books. Would like to see the series. Don't have HBO. :(

You're in luck.  HBO and Cinemax are having a free preview this weekend.  Been loading up my DVR with movies I haven't seen yet.  Looking  forward to seeing Robin Hood.  Pee Wee Herman on Broadway looks pretty cool too.
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 02:13:39 PM »
FWIW, comcast isn't participating in the free HBO weekend thing. At least not my comcast. Stupid comcast.

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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 02:14:33 PM »
I was excited to see it until I read some of the pre reviews.  Now I don't think I'll waste my time.
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 02:16:06 PM »
Anyone else excited to watch this tonight?

I don't know how many of you have read the books, but they are fantastic.

Read three of the books. Would like to see the series. Don't have HBO. :(

You're in luck.  HBO and Cinemax are having a free preview this weekend.  Been loading up my DVR with movies I haven't seen yet.  Looking  forward to seeing Robin Hood.  Pee Wee Herman on Broadway looks pretty cool too.
Bah.  You had me excited for a second, but I just scrolled through all 700 HBO/Cinemax channels - no free preview in my area.  Stupid Comcast indeed.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 02:39:23 PM »
Yay! Free HBO in my area. Just finished watching Sherlock Holmes. Warming up my strike water.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 02:40:58 PM »
I was excited to see it until I read some of the pre reviews.  Now I don't think I'll waste my time.

Critics are irrelevant, self-important, leaches.  The list of popular hits that were panned by critics is an astoundingly long one.

Sorry for getting your hopes up guys.  The free preview must be a DirecTV thing.   :-[
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Re: A Game of Thrones
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 08:02:02 AM »
Critics are irrelevant, self-important, leaches.  The list of popular hits that were panned by critics is an astoundingly long one.

Which is why I don't blindly listen to all critics.  I find a few who, through experience, I fond look for the same things as I do so I know I can probably trust what they have to say.  Then I usually check it out myself just to be sure if I agree with them or not.   In the case of this show, I decided to check it out and see what I thought.  Unfortunately, I fell asleep before it started.  Was it any good?
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 08:04:52 AM »
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Critics are irrelevant, self-important, leaches.  The list of popular hits that were panned by critics is an astoundingly long one.

I agree.

I haven't read the books yet, but the wife is somewhere in the middle of book 2 and has been looking forward to the series for months now - she enjoyed episode 1.  I liked it too (I had no real expectations, I was just happy that there was a new fantasy type series) - my biggest beef was that the fake snow looked like fake snow on a sound stage.
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 08:54:28 AM »
Was it any good?

I liked it.

I should really re-read the first four books before the new one comes out this summer.  It's been so long that I only remember bits and pieces of the (rather complex but totally excellent) storyline.

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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 10:06:47 AM »
Critics are irrelevant, self-important, leaches.  The list of popular hits that were panned by critics is an astoundingly long one.

Which is why I don't blindly listen to all critics.  I find a few who, through experience, I fond look for the same things as I do so I know I can probably trust what they have to say.  Then I usually check it out myself just to be sure if I agree with them or not.   In the case of this show, I decided to check it out and see what I thought.  Unfortunately, I fell asleep before it started.  Was it any good?

Sorry about the rant Denny.  I meant no disrespect to you.  Let's just say my experiences with critics have not been happy ones.

Got it on the DVR.  Plan is to watch it with Mrs. Punatic this evening over a bottle of mead.
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Re: A Game of Thrones
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 10:23:53 AM »
I watched all three (mostly- was brewing and making tamales) and was somewhat underwhelmed. Knowing the story there was little frame of reference or initial plot development to establish a setting. The books do a good job of this. I'm sure people new to the story are baffled. Keep watching...

Otherwise, I think it's an ambitious undertaking. HBO has been up to the task with other excellent series such as Deadwood.
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