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Old April 18th 11, 13:12   #18
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I enjoyed it well enough too and yes mostly because there were landscapes, swords and boobs in HD, but if I wasn't already reading the book concurrently I wouldn't have been able to keep track of who is who. For example when the Starks were brought the news that her sister ran away, I bet anyone who didn't read the book wouldn't have known that this sister was married to the dude laying dead in the beginning.

They raised the ages of younger characters, which isn't surprising considering how young everyone in the book is.

I really liked the opening. Scary monsters! So far in the book they haven't told me more about these monsters and I'm frustrated. I'm afraid nothing as cool as the opening will show up this season.

Casting is excellent, everybody really looks like what was described in the book.
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