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  1. I started reading the book before the series began, it helped a lot in sorting out the characters, places, families. I did stop reading for a while and found it more exciting and surprising to watch without knowing what was going to happen. But, whenever I wanted to discuss the series or looked up anything about the series, I'd accidentally run to spoilers. I decided I would rather read the books than try to be careful all the time about spoilers. I guess I could stay off the boards and not look anything up, but I love to hear what others have to say. It is very difficult though, not to say anything about a part in the book you wanted to see and wasn't depicted in the series. I totally understand when book lovers do this, so it doesn't bother me. I like hearing both sides. I would also like to know, even if you haven't read the book, wouldn't you want to see how Jaime got captured? He was so cocky about his ability to fight in the beginning of the series. Wouldn't you have wanted to at least see that? I do like this show and can't wait for the next episode. Sometimes I watch them again because I have them DVRd. This thread is about rating this episode, so isn't it right, that you rate it, and then mention why?
  2. Quote from:SerArthurheath " Jaime killed 10 men trying to get to him and only lost because he got his sword stuck in Robb's bodyguards' corpses. Even if it did happen off screen and thus may as well never have happened. " I have to say, I do love this show but was so disappointed that I didn't get to see Jaime put up a fight before getting captured. I thought I missed something because I was watching on HBOGo and was interrupted a few times while trying to watch. I rewound thinking I missed how they captured Jaime. All we saw was Robb coming up the hill and throwing him in front of his mother. The line about him losing his sword would have made more sense if they showed how it happened. I think they were going for the shock factor for the viewers who did not read the book, as someone on the forum mentioned. Even if I hadn't read the book, I would have wondered what happened. I didn't need a 10 minute battle...but at least show Jaimes fight. I think that was important. I agree with the post by CelticKnight: "I think the entire scene revolving around Ned's execution was handled even better than the book." That ending was very dramatic for me, I knew it was going to happen, but actually seeing that whole thing unfold was incredible and emotional. Mad, sad, hateful.. I gave it an 8...I didn't like Shae, for most of reasons people already outlined in this thread. Definately wanted to see more of Jaime, but liked the way they filmed Ned's execution.
  3. I don't want to duel about the music thing either, but wanted to add me two cents.. I agree with you, music is important for film. It brings out emotion. Just to stress that point, I remember one of my teachers had us watching a horror film without the music. it wasn't as scary.
  4. :agree: , it has a ton of impact on the character and in his relationships with others. He identifies with Jon the bastard and Bran the cripple. I love his conversation with Jon early in the book("Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forgot what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour. And it can never be used to hurt you.") When Jon saw Jaime, he thought he looked like a King and felt bad for Tyrion. Then after the conversation with Tyrion, saw him as the King: Loved this part of the book: "Remember this boy, all dwarfs may be bastards , yet not all bastards need be dwarfs." And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a King."
  5. I would give it a 7. I agree, over the top. The Littlefinger scene is the worst in the series for me. So annoying, trying to hear the story. I had to rewind to listen to it again. I liked Tywin though, but not the gutting of the animal. I suppose they wanted to add the symbolism and have something going on instead of just a conversation. Someone said Jaime and his father had this conversation in the book. I don't remember reading it. I'll flip through and try to find it.
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