[Book Spoilers] Just figured out the title of this episode
Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:34 AM
It was meant as a confession and chosen so mostly so the small folk could see him confessing. NO one besides Joffrey wanted that execution.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:33 PM
Probably need to add Littlefinger as an exception to that. It wouldn't surprise me to find his voice in Joffrey's ear beforehand. It suited his needs also.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:36 PM
Yeah, maybe not.
Edited by Abaddon, 07 June 2011 - 01:36 PM.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:15 PM
If course, that's just my opinion . And if the episode is as amazing as I think it is going to be, I couldn't care less, really.
Jaime Lannister, on the other hand, COULD care less.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:27 PM
I think they've been doing a good job of playing up the other characters to create emotional attachments to them. And, of course, having Bean die in the penultimate episode means they have one more episode to create a bunch of hooks that draw people in for the next season.
I know my non-reader friends already love Tyrion, plus they got really pumped for bad ass Robb, who we'll get to see a lot more of in the next two episodes.
My biggest fear? The dragons are terribly done CGI, and THAT'S what keeps people from coming back next season.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:33 PM
He needs to be seen to confess his 'crimes' by as many people as possible thus legitimising Joffrey and discrediting any rumours about his parentage. Ned must be seen to be humiliated and the steps of the Great Sept are the ideal place to do this. I imagine it is a large public space, probably traditionally used for gatherings/proclamations.
Not for executions though if the reaction of the High Septon in the books is anything to go by. And blood is *such* a bugger to get out of marble...
Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:05 AM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:45 AM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:48 AM
Edited by Xanderpanda, 09 June 2011 - 05:49 AM.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:28 AM
Since 99.9% didn't stop reading ASOIF when Ned died, and in fact, for many people, it elevated the story in their minds and made the entire series more exciting, why, oh why, is the concern that television viewers will react in a completely opposite manner.
Most Game of Thrones readers are fantasy readers. From your experience, is a fantasy reader somehow so much more wordly and experienced than an HBO viewer? Frankly, most of the fantasy out there is significantly less sophisticated than Six Feet Under or The Wire.
Yes, there are Sean Bean fans and I suppose some of them may turn off. But he's the "lead" of the show in name only (certainly equalled by Jon, Dany, Tyrion and Catelyn in screen time this year, or close and nowhere near in even 50% of the scenes). You really think people are going to watch him die and go, "Well, that's the only plotline. It's not like I don't need to know what happens to Arya, Sansa, Dany, Jon, Robb, Catelyn, Cersei, Jamie and that Tyrion guy. I'm out."
What's more likely is that the person watching tells his or her friends and co-workers about how this show completely blew their mind with this plot point, and other people go on HBOGO or On Demand or Netflix the DVDs.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:39 AM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:39 AM
I know it'll be harder to animate living things, but didn't the Wall reassured you a bit on this part?
Edited by GoTreviews, 10 June 2011 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:08 PM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:14 PM
edit: I think I do, but a Wiimote was involved.
Eh...I think living things is an entirely different animal (no pun intended). The wall looks great. But, it's a wall. I don't want to denigrate the effort that went into making it look so good, but I can't imagine making a wall is nearly as difficult as dragons.
And it's not even a question of effort or difficulty, but resources. Do they have enough money and time to do it right? I hope they do. I'll keep watching regardless, and so will 99% of the people posting here. But it's the other people that need to keep watching for the series to continue past next season.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:16 PM
We saw the White Walkers for a few seconds at the beginning of the season, and they seemed okay. I know they'll do their best. I just think it's an extremely difficult proposition without being able to pay top dollar for the best CGI.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:48 PM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:13 PM