But again, it is American cable TV, naked flesh seems to be vital even if it is not in the books (e.g like all the Ros sexy time they have added for the same exposition reasons somewhere already explained in this thread).
Well, and the writer probably didn't want to write *** sex scenes, while the screen writers wanted to appease the ***/female audience that the show wasn't completely aimed at young adolescent men.
The writer himself on some of the plot points:
Tied By Blood - Sandor & Gregor Clegane
The friendship of Ned and Robert
A Polite Fiction - Theon
An Arrogant Miscalculation
A Perilous Misstep
More than a Game - Arya's dancing lessons
UnnaturalForces - Magic and the supernatural
Kings In The North
Regarding the clips Gorani, its so addictive listening to the writer tell about his own magnificent fantasy world. He seems so knowledgable about medieval society, and the way the politics works. His talks give a lot more insight into why certain events play out the way they did in the book. Like for example the reason Bronn stepped forward to defend Tyrion's honor. That was great and so clever. Tyrion knew that Lyssa's sickly child could never wield a sword, so someone else would wield it for him. But that also meant he had the right to pick someone as well, him being an imp. Clearly most of Lyssa's household would not be willing to defend the imp's honor, since they were all loyal to the Eyrie. But Bronn was a thug, a sellsword. All he cared for was making more money, rising in title, perhaps one day getting his own castle. It was pretty clear he'd never get that from Catelyn Stark or from Lyssa. But the imp was an opportunity. Now I don't think Tyrion knew for sure that Bronn would win. Sellswords don't play fair, they fight dirty. But Lyssa's knights were all very capable warriors as well. So it was pretty much tied. Tyrion had a 50/50 chance of winning.
But the sellsword simply abused the weight of the knight, by constantly fleeing till the knight got tired. I don't remember his final line in the episode actually being in the book. But if it wasn't, I wish it had been, because it was briljant: Lyssa: "You didn't fight with honor!", Bronn points to the knight, "No.... but he did".
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That, plus the fact that we have every other kind of explicit sex scene included, might as well give some screen time to this one.
saw that on tv.com
Game of Thrones hasn't even started Season 2, but it's never too soon to talk about Seasons 3 and 4. Rumors that are currently circulating on the internet hint that HBO is already thinking hard about greenlighting two more seasons of the fantasy drama, with the idea that the two seasons would be shot back-to-back. As you likely know, each season is supposed to correspond with a book from the novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire." And if you've read the books, you know that the third book of the series, A Storm of Swords, is a frickin' monster with enough awesome material for two seasons. And since you're smart, you can figure out that shooting two seasons back-to-back can only mean one thing: A Storm of Swords will be split into Seasons 3 and 4, and I think we all know exactly where Season 3 will end.
Thinking of giving this a go now, is it worth watching if you aren't that familiar with the books? Is there a good deal of violence (Rome/Spartacus) and whatnot or is it mostly medieval guys scheming at one another?
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