Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

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Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby abc » 04 Jun 2012, 08:37

So the second season of Games of Thrones has ended and I'm feeling a bit of a loss. I hate to think of waiting 9 months to find out what happens to Jon Snow and the night watch and if terrible Joffrey will get his comeuppance.

Have any of you read the books? I'm trying to decide if I should stay with watching the show without having read the books and the pure experience that gives me, or reading the damn books and getting my fix at the risk of tainting my television watching.
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby Mira » 04 Jun 2012, 14:43

Well, one thing that may help you decide is the book series is not complete yet. So, whichever way you go, you're still going to be left hanging. :)

Good luck with whatever you decide! :)
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby Mark.W.Carson » 06 Jun 2012, 06:41

Start watching True Blood (Do it from the beginning, but realize 2 things. Tara is annoying, and so is season 2).
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby abc » 06 Jun 2012, 17:48

But I've already watched True Blood. And will continue to watch, despite feeling some ambivalence about it. Poor Sookie, she can't get a days rest!
I've pretty much watched anything of note. Currently on the BBC's Sherlock. Can't wait for Breaking Bad, which is brilliant.
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby Cookie » 27 Jun 2012, 08:05

The TV show does take a few deviations from the books, so there still will be a few surprises on both formats if you decide to read the books. They're not as drastic as True Blood though (which I won't even watch anymore).
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby Mark.W.Carson » 27 Jun 2012, 08:23

My wife reads the books for True Blood. I watch because of Jessica.
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby mtowbin » 07 Jan 2013, 20:21

I've never seen the Game of Thrones TV series, but I'm totally obsessed with the books. I'm on the third one right now. I don't think I could stomach watching all the stuff play out on TV (heads on stakes, etc.). But I highly recommend the novels.
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby mockingbird » 11 Jan 2013, 19:31

I'm doing a marathon: starting twenty weeks before the season three premier, every Sunday at nine, I re-watch an episode. Not quite as exciting as watching it the first time, of course, but it's better than nothing. Finishing season one this weekend =)
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Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Postby abc » 22 Jan 2013, 12:01

We are getting closer, Mockingbird!

I should just read the books already, though.

Go Jon Snow!
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