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Can't Watch This

"Game of Thrones" is a no-go at this station. I got 20 minutes into it and had to turn it off because it was making me so angry.

To cut to the heart of the matter, it reminded me of what a pile of shit (and never to be completed shit at that) the "Song of Ice and Fire" series became. "Feast For Crows" was awful, and watching the opening of the series, with all the plotlines that got started and NEVER went anywhere, was pissing me off.

By "Feast", we had lost all sight of the direwolves, the Others and for pete's sake just the simple "winter is coming". Gone. Poof. GRRM was too busy introducing characters who aren't playing any real role in the storyline he began (House Greyjoy is badass, and they need to be excised and just given their own book) or torturing his existing ones for no apparent purpose.

electorprince was bothered by the North not being the frigid and snowy area described in the book to stop watching, but I was. One of the things that I liked about the first book so much was that I read it in precisely the climate conditions GRRM was describing, namely a Montreal winter. What "Game" showed was a warm and wet fall. I also don't like many of the choice of actors, hate the blue-tinted light they used as a shorthand for "bad weather" and don't even get me onto my "Why does everyone in SF/Fantasy on film have to have an English accent?"

If I ever get my dreamed-of live-action "Gundam", only Bright Noah gets an English accent because he's ENGLISH, dammit.

Nope, no more, I'm off this bus, nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye. Ryan has to watch this alone.

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zeonchar
Apr. 19th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
I just found it to be kinda boring. Followed the book too closely I guess where it just wasn't exciting for me. I like the cast of actors/actresses though, especially young Bran and Arya. Yeah, and where were the direwolves? Mad they only showed them for a minute and then they were gone. Were they really too cheap to keep them on set? Also, first scene, fake snow is obviously fake. Winterfell doesn't look wintry enough. Well, enough of my rambling. I'll probably continue to watch out of curiosity, but won't be surprised if this show bombs on HBO.
sea_cucumber
Apr. 19th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
Have it recorded as the television was hijacked for other programme watching last night and then I was too tired to see it afterwards!

Sounds disappointing that it's not snowy ominous 'over the wall' doom and direwolves, that's the best bit of the first book!
electorprince
Apr. 19th, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
You misunderstood: I WAS bothered by the North not being the perpetual land of icy conditions by the Wall as was described. There was a significant lack of constant heavy snowfall and huge piles of drifts everywhere. I liked the rest of the environment (what we've seen) well enough, but the North seemed. . .warm, and that felt wrong.
kishiriadgr
Apr. 19th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Entry edited to reflect my mistake. The North didn't seem cold at all.
electorprince
Apr. 19th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
I totally concur. Warm North is not North.
garpu
Apr. 19th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Bleh. Was hoping it would be good...
kishiriadgr
Apr. 19th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
You might like it. I have some personal reason for not liking it.
garpu
May. 1st, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Finally watched it. Annoyed with the women as chattel, though. I don't remember it being that pronounced in the book? Bleh. Not sure if I'll watch the rest of it. It was something to knit to.
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