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How would you rate episode 201?

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I like the addition of Ros....is not in the books and a random extra character choice. BUt she's hot and I like a nice hot chick that occasionally gets naked. Im curious to see where they take Ros but it's not at the top of my mind.

Episode was slow but I was expecting that. I liked Dany's cracked lips in the Red Waste (random I know) and the gruesome puddle of blood left under the knight who fell from the balcony. eugh......

I am not feeling the Melisandre actress at all but we'll see if she redeems herself. I also liked how they showed us Bran's wolf dream through the eyes of Summer, that was neat and I'm looking forward to more dream scenes.

Only one week until a, hopefully, better episode with some of the carnage that Arry sees!

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The scene was a bad way of doing so. It was heavy handed and clumsy. Or so I say. I wouldn't have minded so much if it was well-written, but it was like taking a 2x4 to the head - BIG THEME HERE in blinking, neon lights -- and not too much else. It's a bane to adaptation when material is dumbed down.

I doubt it will be the bane of anything given the success the show has had, plus that it's impossible not to dumb the source material down when adapting it to a TV show. I'm not saying that this particular scene was unavoidable in any way but I do oppose the general statement as that definitely is inevitable.

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I give it a solid 8. Some very good scenes mixed with a lot of places and characters, and some parts that did feel rushed. As an opening episode to the season, it did the job of establishing new characters and also rehashing important plot points from last year.

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I gave it a 9.

I was very HAPPY they gave sandor a fighting scene as they took it away from him last season! Also glad they added him defending Sansa in regards to Dontos.

They could've had her smile at him or something, though

I could've done without precious time wasted on Ros........pet peeve there.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Good start, it's a good mix of book and imagination, personally I could of used a little more humor everything seemed really tense but that's the nature of the beast. If they followed the book to a tee there would be no way we would get to book 4 you cant neglect characters for a whole season and expect TV fans to understand it. Like I have heard somebody on this board already say" i have already read the books, Entertain me now."

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i give it a7.5... loved the bran/summer warging... did anyone notice that the red of the weirwood tree's leaves was the only color summer saw that wasn't muted greens or grays, even when we looked at his reflection in the water?

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I gave it an 8. It was a nice start, but we waited a year for this episode, so anything less than perfect wouldn't do. It will get better though.

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I was surprised to see that whore chick Ros back on the show. I can speak for every man on this forum that she is becoming somewhat of a favorite. I do wonder if she is going to be a reoccurring character.

Also, they're making Janos Slynt way more evil than in the books. I love it!

I just don't see why they feel the need to 'sex' the show up - it's good enough to draw in viewers. Ros is the only major downfall of the series, I'd say. Yes she's attractive but I'd rather not watch porn when I'm supposed to be enjoying the adaptation of my favourite books.

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About a 7.6 average with 205 ratings. Throwing out the top and bottom 5% to normalize the results, it goes up to a 7.7

I think that's pretty fair for this episode, so far.

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Where THE FUCK was Baby Shereen and Patchface? The shadows should be dancin'! Stannis and crew were a little lame, and I wish the season would have started with them, and I wanted them to linger on Dragonstone a little while longer, but I have trust. Everything else was pretty good. I was also pretty inebriated. I'll continue the theme of a 7.

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I just don't see why they feel the need to 'sex' the show up - it's good enough to draw in viewers. Ros is the only major downfall of the series, I'd say. Yes she's attractive but I'd rather not watch porn when I'm supposed to be enjoying the adaptation of my favourite books.

I have to agree with you. I know that there are several scenes of explicit sex in the books, but why does HBO feel the need to add more? If I remember correctly, there were several sex scenes in the first season that were not in the book at all. It must be to "flesh out" certain characters. Yeah, that's it.

I gave the this episode a 5. They had a lot to accomplish with this season opener and I felt the episode suffered for it. I generally love what they are doing for the series, but I can this becoming a problem thoughout the rest of the season.

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Why exactly was it called 'The North Remembers'?

Yeah, yeah, Robb's having a go at Jamie, the ultimatum and his delegation of Cat.

All in all seems like it ought to have been called 'King's Landing's Brutality'.

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I give it an 8 for me. The acting was basically spot on for every character, both old and new, and the visuals were exceptionally stunning, in particular the two CGI'd creatures and the wide city shots (Kings Landing, Robb's camp). Points were only lost for me because of the pacing issues.

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I have to agree with you. I know that there are several scenes of explicit sex in the books, but why does HBO feel the need to add more? If I remember correctly, there were several sex scenes in the first season that were not in the book at all. It must be to "flesh out" certain characters. Yeah, that's it.

I gave the this episode a 5. They had a lot to accomplish with this season opener and I felt the episode suffered for it. I generally love what they are doing for the series, but I can this becoming a problem thoughout the rest of the season.

Yeah definitely, I hope it doesn't continue. Ros is unnecessary; in the first season I understand it gave Littlefinger the chance to talk about his past, but was there a need for it to be so porn-like? I'm no prude, but I found it ridiculous, and it made it difficult to concentrate on what he was actually saying. I hope it's not going to be the same with this season. Plus, why is Ros suddenly the madam of the brothel? She's been there 5 minutes.

I gave it a 9, mostly because I'm excited to have it back, and I felt they did a good job of catching us up on each character. Plus, Joffrey-slapping :lol: One niggly thing is that Daenerys doesn't look like she's actually looking at Drogon. I know it's silly, they had to CGI it in so of course it's not realistic, but I was slightly disappointed.

If they keep changing the characters, though, I will be majorly pissed off. Cersei and Littlefinger for starters, that scene was ridiculous. My cousin didn't understand what the hell was going on there, and she's read the books. Well, we shall see - like I said, trying to reserve judgment as it was only the first episode.

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I did not like Mel. Did not have the strength of personality she did in the books.

I wish grey wind was more mean and harsher looking than just a blown up cg version of a normal wolf.

Craster was terrible. Bad form.

Please get rid of Ros and the brothel training scenes! Seven hells I'm tired of it after season 1.

Seems all season 1 characters were the best and the new ones were awful.

The intro to all characters was far too rushed. If I had not read the books I'm not sure I would have a clue what's going on. Will talk about it with my friends tomoz who haven't read them but watch the series to see if they have a clue.

Did anyone notice just how closely Jamie looked like Tywin in his cell??

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Good, but stretched too thin. Should have just introduced the Iron Throne (Lannisters, Robb/Catelyn/ Team Stannis) storylines this week. Next week, they could have introduced Dany and Robb's stories.

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