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Just as Ser Loras (The Inquisitor) rooted for the wrong team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, he has selected the wrong woman in the Emilia Clarke versus Lena Headey debate, though both questions are tough calls.

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I loved the episode. The most positive surprise for me is the actress who plays Cersei. She's gorgeous on film, much more so than in still shots. She gives Cersei a very subtle intelligent cunning, whereas in the books I sort of imagined her to just be spoiled and obnoxious.

And I love Emilia as Dany. Very beautiful, just like in the books!

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Do those rules apply to saying that the actor playing Theon looks like a "dirty weasel"? That is ACTING you perceive there, my dear laytee ! He plays a dirty weasel so well you mistook him for one.

Srsly; these actors have taken the excuse of shooting this medieval drama to not wash their hair. Ever.

AND I LOVE IT.

Premieres always sort of suck. Youre getting to know the characters, you know, up against the wall, eyeing them across the gym. It's awkward.

I liked the sets & overall pseudo-historical angle. One thing that broke the atmosphere rather rudely for me was the quick shot over to the Wintefell Spa for Boys. It seemed really cliche to show the boys shirtless & acting macho with one another. That just screams, We dont want you male fantasy guys in America to think theyre all gay or something! Look male bonding over fucking girls! GIRLS, i tell you! Although most of the blame for the head spin came when i misheard Robb say about Jon, "He hasn't met a girl he liked better than his hand", instead of

"hair".

Two more quickies:

1) My husband asked the 10million dollar question: Can Cersei make another face than the "Who-farted?" one that she wore throughout the entire episode ? (Later on, the answer would reveal itself to be a resounding, NO.)

2) The Dothraki wedding was cringe-inducing.

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Cool thing about the intro, if you notice, is that as the story progresses the map will change as more 'kingdoms" are brought into the story. Very clever, I think.

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The first episode in my opinion was the most powerful because see all the characters at once. Heres a HD screenshot of the Stark Family, i use this as my background thought id share it with all of you.

Stark Family

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The first episode in my opinion was the most powerful because see all the characters at once. Heres a HD screenshot of the Stark Family, i use this as my background thought id share it with all of you.

Stark Family

I thought it was a good pilot episode. I love the way they used the prologue to really grab the viewers into the series. I know at least for me that after I watched the first part (with the Wights, etc.) I was hooked.

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Cool thing about the intro, if you notice, is that as the story progresses the map will change as more 'kingdoms" are brought into the story. Very clever, I think.

I noticed that as well. HBO had a brilliant idea there.

The white walkers are freaky

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I was a little bit disappointed because of the Others, they are too human-like. I have pictured them during reading the book more icy, more shiny, less human. This creature in the prologue of the film does not looked like a white walker, it was a tall, dark living thing, only taller and stronger than humans.

Otherwise i have liked the episode.

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I must say I thought the amount of sex and nudity was perfect. More wouldn't have hurt. It's medieval. It's gritty and hard in that world. There is nothing wrong with the human body or sex. It didn't seem pornographic at all. It was all a part of the story.

What I failed to understand was why the producers choose only to show tits and penises but no vaginas. Every nude woman was filmed sideways or with their legs crossed. At some points you could see some pubic hair but what is that compared to a semi-closeup of a penis which almost let one determine whether or not the "owner" is circumcised or not.

A strange decision in a community as ours were "gender-equalities" is a religion.

Another interesting thing was that each scene containing an exposed penis, was also ment to be more or less ironic as a comic relief of sorts. Perhaps I'm too serious and homourless when it comes to matters as this, but why are we still laughing at the male body today?

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COMPLETELY agree with LittleDragon.

That thing in the prologue was NOTHING like a WW, walks like a human and only seemed fast due to the camera work and the running(my meaning is they did not appear very agile). The thing barely took a few steps, just walked up and cut off some heads, looked A Lot like an Uruk-hai to me, Big, Strong, Dominating... + was it just me or was this WW also Shirtless And wearing a loin-cloth?

I stopped myself from going back over this scene because it bothered me, I just hoped that they(tv show ppl) decided to make a Really Animated wight for the pilot to really excite the audience. But after looking at it again I noticed that this Creature appears to be carrying an Ice sword(doesnt bode well) + he has Backup that I didn't notice the first time.

If you look Behind the man being beheaded there appears to be another WW standing behind him

So is the Tv-Show, which other than this I Love, going to have White Walkers that are Not white, that have replaced their stealth armour for loin-cloth protection?

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2. Though Jaime looked like that prince from Shrek.

5. He thought there was a tad too much dog style sex (3 scenes), and I kind of agree but understand why the Dothraki do it that way. My problem is mainly with the last "things I do for love" scene- it would have been more in keeping with her character if she had been on top.

That's where I knew him from...Prince Charming from Shrek. LOL

As for the special scenes...I was a bit disappointed on how they demonstrated Drogo's and Daenerys's first "Get Together", I thought it was alot more sensual in the Book, or is it just me thinking that?!

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The first episode in my opinion was the most powerful because see all the characters at once. Heres a HD screenshot of the Stark Family, i use this as my background thought id share it with all of you.

Stark Family

Great photo! But why is Hodor standing in the front row next to the Starks? As dear as he is, Hodor is a stableboy, not a Maester (Luwin is in the second row) or Septon or Septa or Steward. In terms of rank or even family standing, Theon or Jon should have stood in the front to welcome the King, not Hodor...

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I'm posting here as I am very new to the show and books but I have watched the first season. I was very disappointed with a few things that happened toward the end of the season but overall I loved the show. The sex scenes are unnecessary IMO and actually detract from the story. They're a randy bunch of buggers, I get it. Now let's move on.

I think the world that Martin created is rich and facinating and I really look forward to more. I am reading the first book now, after having seen season one and i read a few sites so I know who lives and dies but I did when I saw Jackson's LOTR and it didn't hurt a thing for me.

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Great photo! But why is Hodor standing in the front row next to the Starks? As dear as he is, Hodor is a stableboy, not a Maester (Luwin is in the second row) or Septon or Septa or Steward. In terms of rank or even family standing, Theon or Jon should have stood in the front to welcome the King, not Hodor...

Why's it look like Eddard has to pee?

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Hi there,

there's something that bothers me a lot about the first episode of the season.

In the first scene when the WhiteWalkers appear and especially when the man from the Night's Watch notices the dead wildings the dead bodies have been put in a way that it looks like the greek letter "Φ".

Since i am a book reader and as far as i remember there wasnt such a thing mentioned in the books

im wondering why did they make the bodies to look like that

btw since im new here i dont know if this has been answered before

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Hi there,

there's something that bothers me a lot about the first episode of the season.

In the first scene when the WhiteWalkers appear and especially when the man from the Night's Watch notices the dead wildings the dead bodies have been put in a way that it looks like the greek letter "Φ".

Since i am a book reader and as far as i remember there wasnt such a thing mentioned in the books

im wondering why did they make the bodies to look like that

btw since im new here i dont know if this has been answered before

Hi, there: Just my opinion, but I believe the bodies were arranged in a ritualistic manner like that in order to show us (the viewers) that whoever/whatever did this, they are intelligent beings (even though they're murderous). In other words, this was not the work of some random, mindless maniacs, but of something/someone who was performing a ritual. Of course, we don't know what that ritual is about--I presume we'll find out sometime in the future. Does that make sense?

And hey, welcome to the board! :cheers:

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Hi, there: Just my opinion, but I believe the bodies were arranged in a ritualistic manner like that in order to show us (the viewers) that whoever/whatever did this, they are intelligent beings (even though they're murderous). In other words, this was not the work of some random, mindless maniacs, but of something/someone who was performing a ritual. Of course, we don't know what that ritual is about--I presume we'll find out sometime in the future. Does that make sense?

And hey, welcome to the board! :cheers:

Thank you mate!

Well since it is not mentioned in the books i dont think that we will see this again in the series.i just found it strange you know cuz i couldnt find an explanation

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I thought that the actress who plays Sensa was too fat.... (I joke!)

I thought the casting was excellent for the most part, The actress who plays cersei looks much better in motion then in still photos. The actress who plays Arya was spot on in looks, even if perhaps at this point too outgoing. I hope the Jon Snow actor can hold the role well enough. The real find to me is Jorah Mormont, he steals every bit he is in.

As for the sex, I though all but two bits where fine, the first bit was the backhand shot of Danys, which was nothing but "hey, lets show a naked backside", and I though the wedding night was off, (not the wedding itself, but i wish she showed more expression getting the eggs or the books from Mormont) but that due to me reading the book.

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