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  1. Watcher_inthe_Woods

    Thank You George

    Thank you for starting this thread! I hadn't heard if Mr Martin before I happened upon a replay of a S1 episode on HBO at a relatives house....at the time my partner and I weren't subscribed to it....I thought "Sean Bean and swords??? I can get behind this..." and googled Game of Thrones, realized it was a book series and well....the books are always better so guess what I got that xmas I gobbled down Game, Clash and Storm in a few weeks and we bought the first season on dvd so we could catch up before season two. Now here is the thing. I've always been a reader, but my partner had struggled for years with sitting down and reading a book because of her depression and anxiety so watching the show was a perfect balance for us.....she could enjoy most of what I had already been reading in a medium that was easier for her to digest with the show. But there was so much more I would tell her and she patiently sat and listened to me talk about the small things that didn't make it into the show. I told her she should try reading....she resisted....I lovingly pestered her to try....she resisted....and then she picked up Game. She read....and read and then read some more. Before she realized it she caught up with me and then we waited for ADWD together. She hadn't been able to enjoy reading for years and she gosh darned read GOT, ACOK, ASOS and AFFC on her own!!!! In the meantime we enjoyed the show. Very much. It got harder to like it in the later seasons but we bought our ticket for that train and stuck it out. I will always be glad that it was the show lead us to Mr Martin. His novels were something we enjoyed together and enjoy every day. We've both done multiple rereads since and it's not just the ASOIAF novels either...we've read many of his other offerings as well. I've been fanish about other authors works before but Papa George is different. That's was she and I call him in our house....Papa George. Long may he reign.
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    MIA - but not Killed on Page

    Just to clarify....you're asking for characters that have been introduced to us readers as living starting with the Prologue in Game? Pod and Ser Hyle, last seen in the Riverlands
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    7 this time because I liked it better than the first two. Interesting stuff, even with the deviations....but not happy about my favorite line in the whole series getting changed.
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    How would you rate episode 502?

    I gave it a 6. I know there was still a lot to get on the plate but still felt jumpy and the courses were served to quick...lol. Really liked Maester Aemon's chuckle and Sassy Sam!! Love everything at the wall although was disappointed at the compression. Braavos and the Water Gardens looked lovely. Wanted more Arya!!
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    How would you rate episode 501?

    7 for me Mostly just happy to have it back. Liked the stuff at the Wall and the Meereen stuff wasn't too bad for a change. Winced at a few things.....like the Brienne and Pod scene. Seemed like they added that in just for the heck of it.
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    How would you rate episode 310?

    I gave it a 9 even with all the changes....mainly because they kept Tywin's "I think the King is tired" line. Shakes head at the cheesy Dany ending....ugh.
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    How would you rate episode 309?

    I gave it an 8...a few small quibbles that have been mentioned already and I would have like the music leading into and during the wedding to be more ominous....but I was balling. I liked the silence during the credits. That's what I would have liked after Jaime lost his hand but I guess you can't really do that twice and this was the best episode for that.
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    How would you rate episode 308?

    This was a 9 :) So much better than the last 2 weeks!
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    How would you rate episode 306?

    6 this time....very disappointed at Sansa being told about her marriage to Tyrion...didnt like Jojen all of sudden having seizures or the Osha/Meera bickering :ack: I DID like the Olenna and Tywin scene. I eventually come to terms with the changes from the book...lol...but if they are going to make stuff up it should at least be good stuff!!
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    How would you rate episode 305?

    A 9 for me this week.....had to pull out the tissue for the Jaime/Brienne scene. Wonderful intensity there. Jon and Ygritte's scene was done nicely too :) But....um.....the poor dead babies in the strange green goo??? Ewwwwwwww :ack:
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    How would you rate episode 304?

    I loved this one...gave it a 10. This was the first this season that I didn't have really major head explosions...lol....and darn it if I didn't start liking Dany for a sec there.
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    How would you rate episode 303?

    I gave it a 7 this week....over all a great episode but I took a point away for the upbeat flavor of the song during the credits. Not to knock the song at all but I think it made too light of Jaime having his hand hacked off. The Pod and the Brothel scenes were silly but it did give me a chuckle when Tyrion and Bronn pulled up their chairs for details.
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    How would you rate episode 302?

    I gave this one an 8....I tried really hard to watch it as someone who hadn't read the books so the changes didn't bother me as much this time around but the Cat thing was pretty weird.
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    How would you rate episode 210?

    I gave this one an 8. I was recently out of town and away from my books and I found it much easier then to separate the books from the series...I really do try to see things from the writing/adapting point of view but I just did not like the HotU or the last scene very much. But no matter what changes are made, Tyrion is ALWAYS fantastic and Alfie Allen knocked Theon out of the park yet again. Now I have til next April to get my non-reading partner caught up word for word for season 3 :)
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    How would you rate episode 206?

    Had to think about the episode before I decided to rate it an 8. Wasn't sure how I felt about all the changes but really was on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time....Winterfell scenes were great!!!