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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:55 pm

Okay, but let Sean Bean finish Game of Thrones first! Actually screw that, it's on the outrageously expensive sky! Mad Ah well, there's always DVD boxsets...and torrents... Crying or Very sad
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:51 pm

I'm looking forward to Game of Thrones. Very Happy I like Sean Bean, but I'm worried that seeing him in another fantasy story will leave me saying "Hey look, it's Boromir!" every time he shows up. Razz ASOIAF is an engaging story though, so I'm fairly confident that won't be the case. Smile
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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:56 pm

Agreed! There are more deaths in the opening 2 pages of the book than in the whole of LOTR! Well I'm exaggerating- but only slightly! Though I'm not counting all those epic battles in LOTR, I'm not sure of the scale of the battles in GOT yet. Just coming up to the fist major battle with Robb leading the way! Gosh, I hate Sky though...! Very Happy

Let's hope it that good that when you next see LOTR you go "oh, that's the guy from ASOIAF!" I won't be able to judge for a while sadly, as it usually taken while to be released on DVD after it's been aired!
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:58 pm

I thought for sure I wouldn't be able to watch it, but we got cable a few months ago and we have HBO, which is making the show as well as airing it in the U.S. Very Happy It'd be wild if Sean Bean can top his Boromir (his was one of my favourite performances in LOTR).
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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:04 pm

Lucky you! Very Happy It's on Sky Atlantic over here, which is insanely overpriced. Not the channel itself, but Sky in general. It's absurd! I heard that BBC shared a good relationship with HBO but evidently Sky has out priced the beeb. Probably after their last forage into American telly- showing The Wire at midnight for 5 days running, what the hell guys!- maybe it's a good thing.

I admit he did die perfectly! Still brings a tear to my eye! Very Happy
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:07 pm

The Wire is a great show also from HBO. Very Happy Apparently Sky bought the rights to HBO's entire catalog sometime a few months ago, though, according to a post on George R.R. Martin's "Not a Blog". Razz
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Split this out of the LOTR humour thread so we can discuss it without being wildly off-topic. Smile
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Sky is evil. Murdoch is evil.
Anyone seen Episodes? I'm loving it. Very Happy

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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:14 pm

Are you deliberately trying to confuse me by splitting threads in half? Very Happy I know, I was gutted when I heard. Though I've have plenty of the books left to get my teeth into (only 3/4 through GOT!) Plus I watch too much telly as it is. Watched all 7 hours of Beatles anthology last weekend. I'm just hoping he finishes the series...because that would be so annoying. Mad

I have seen Eposodes yes, who doesn't love anything that Matt LeBlanc is in? Very Happy
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:18 pm

Me normally!
But episodes has been superb, brilliantly written.

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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:20 pm

It was written by the same guys that created Friends you know! Very Happy
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:21 pm

I don't watch a whole lot of TV in general, and I try to avoid sitcoms when I can, so I haven't seen Episodes The only current sitcom I've really been amused by - The Big Bang Theory - I can only take in small doses. Laughing
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:23 pm

Ally wrote:Though I've have plenty of the books left to get my teeth into (only 3/4 through GOT!)

You're in for a treat then! Very Happy The series gets better throughout the first three books, and A Storm of Swords is in my opinion the single best fantasy novel to be published since LOTR. The fourth book moves rather slowly and is IMO not quite up to the standards of the first three, but it's still damn good, and is hopefully just the odd one out. Smile
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Post by Squach on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:26 pm

My mum watches The Big Bang Theory! She also watches How I Met Your Mother!

Half the time I don't get the stupid jokes, but they're silly programmes! Razz Razz Razz

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Post by Ally on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:34 pm

I like Big Bang Theory. I should really despise it, but makes me giggle anyhow. It gets a bit tedious sometimes, but it mostly okay! Very Happy Haven't seen How I Met Your Mother, but I'm sure it's great also!

Yes, that's what someone told me, that after the frantic pace of the first few, it drops of a bit. I'm not sure if this is true but I was told that one of the books got so complicated that Martin just gave up and started from scratch! Wouldn't surprise me, the depth really is staggering!
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:57 pm

"It was written by the same guys that created Friends you know!"- Ally
That explains I imagine some of the jokes based around the industry then. But quality wise Episodes is head and shoulders above Friends which used every situation comedy rule in the book and played it very safe.

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Post by Kafria on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:55 pm

Guillty pleasures on the TV.........
Vampire Diaries (i know i should know better!)

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Post by Ringdrotten on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:20 pm

Hah! My sister was watching a full season of that show a few weekends ago, and I sort of passively watched several episodes, up to the point where I started actively watching them, eager to know what came next Embarassed Luckily I came to my senses and left the room before I got hooked, what a blow to my manhood it would have been if I got hooked on Vampire Diaries Mad (Must admit I already experienced a shrinkage of manhood after I found myself wanting to know what happened next - the same, I can hardly bear it to this day Embarassed )

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Post by Ally on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:31 pm

The Vampire Diaries is great, so much better than the books! (Though I confess I never really read them much, Twilight has put me off the whole vampire book genre)

No shame in liking it, I'd say. (Though I don't actively go round declaring that I'm a fan mind you!)

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Post by Kafria on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:34 pm

guilty pleasure number 2... I actually quite like twilight too! Embarassed

I have to say I particularly like Meyers sci fi book - the host Embarassed

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Post by Ally on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:41 pm

Well, I read the first Twilight book before all this hooha arrived. I thought it wasn't great, nor too bad. Averagely written too, I felt. I got up to Eclipse (third one I think) finished it, then gave up. The characters were all one dimensional, never changing, each one seemed to be a Mary Sue each book. So I gave up, read Harry Potter from start to finish all over again!

Never read The Host, though I've seen it in Smiths a few times. What's it like? Very Happy
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Post by Kafria on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:17 pm

Based on an earth that has been taken over by parasitic 'souls' in Human bodies. it follows the story of one of these souls in a host whose consciousness never fades, leaving two personalities in one body. It plays on ideas about how the body defines the personality and also how we interact with the unknown (humans pecetion of the alien and alien perceptions of us humans), with obligatory love story!

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Post by odo banks on Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:13 am

Most TV series are very tiresome, don't you think? pale
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:15 am

TV. TV. Oh I remember tv- thing that had schedules, told you what you could watch and when to watch it and then filled everything up with adverts- people still watch stuff on it? I'm amazed. Shocked

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:34 pm

I watch online. Very Happy
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