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I got Game Of Thrones on BluRay

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CATCH17, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Seasons 1 and 2 for 53 Dollars on Ebay. So pumped.

    Winter is coming!


    Also if you guys didn't know the Audio Books are on youtube.

    I've actually seen all 3 seasons but I love the show so much that I decided to buy the DVD's and I've never bought a DVD before in my life.

    I actually got a free blu ray player given to me as well.



    Anyone pumped for season 4?

    I have not read the 4th book but the name "A Feast For Crows" couldn't be good for one of those kingdoms.
  2. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    I never read the books and i am kinda glad episodes like "red wedding" have a much bigger impact if you go into them blind. Will probably read the books when the show is done but for now i won't touch them
  3. CATCH17

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    I'm the same way except I will read what has already been shown.

    The books just go into a little more detail about how much Bran liked to climb and the Ravens actually speak in the book.

    Dog actually is the one in the book who talks about how his face got scorched instead of little finger.

    There is some other stuff that is different but you still get most of the information the same.
  4. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Is that even possible? I almost feel overwhelmed watching the show, haha. Having said that, I cannot wait for season 4. Next to Breaking Bad, and maybe Walking Dead, this is the best show on television. The best part about owning the Blu-Ray/DVD is that it comes with a family tree.
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  5. CATCH17

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    Go on youtube and check out comicbookgirl game of thrones history.

    She goes in depth and tottally nerds out on the history of some of these families.


    Her theory is that John Snow is actually Lyanna Starks son and she hooked up with a Targaryen and Ned knew that he would be killed if people knew that so he said it was his son.
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  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    You guys are doing it backwards--you read the books and then watch the shows.
  7. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    if it wasn't for the show i would have never known about the books everyone says the books are better so i feel like i would be setting my self up to be disappointed by the show if i read the books first
  8. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat, I had never heard of the books prior to the show.
  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I think they're both great, but I'm more a fan or the written word. But some people can be very snobbish when a show does not match the plot of the book exaxtly.
  10. CATCH17

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    I'm too lazy to read a book. I enjoy the Audiobooks on youtube and listen to them while I work.
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  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    As am I. Being a history major, I feel like I've paid my reading dues for an entire life-time.
  12. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    The Audio books are great. Roy Dotrice (sp) is the guy who reads them and he has a really nice take on things. He had a cameo in Game of Thrones Season 2. He was the Pyromancer who dealt with all the Wildfire stuff, gave Tyrion the torch to throw as the signal for the Blackwater episode etc. Audio books are too slow for me though, as you can read internally like 10x faster than you can listen to someone read aloud. I read the newest book Dance with Dragon in 4 days. It would have taken over a month to do it with the audio books. I need to know what happens WAAAY faster than that! =p

    And Season 4 isn't actually book 4. Season 3 was only HALF of book 3, Season 4 will be the second half, though I'm sure they will start to touch on some of the events from book 4 Feast for Crows.

    And the books go far beyond "a little" more detail =p. There is an enormous amount of information you do not get in the TV show. I've read the series 4 times for most of the books (I re-read from Book 1 each time a new book comes out), I pick out new stuff every time I re-read it, stuff that makes me say "How could I have missed this?!".

    I am in love with the books AND the TV show. I have my gripes about the show, but I knew the books could not possibly remain completely faithful to the huge novels, so I set my expectations at a realistic level. As long as they get the spirit and general storyline of the books correct, while keep it a fantastic show, I'll be happy. The only place I feel they've failed to do this is with Jon Snow, but I won't get into that here =p

    As for the Jon Snow = Rhaegar Targaryen + Lyanna Stark theory. Yeah definitely. It's a pretty widely accepted theory. Less people believe it NOT to be the case, than believe in it to be sure =p

    I'd love a thread to discuss crazy theories about the novels for people who have read them, there are so many things to discuss, but it'd certainly spell huge spoilers for TV goers.
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  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I love this show! I watched all 3 seasons earlier this summer.

    I just bought the first book the other day because I couldn't stand having no Game of Thrones and I figured I should get all the little details. I never read, and by never I mean I have never bought a novel for any purpose other than school. That is how much I love Game of Thrones.
  14. CATCH17

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    Same here man.. I'm a total nerd for this show.

    I just know ill be devastated if John, Danareys, or Arrya don't prevail in the end somehow.



    Also, in the book, Arrya questions if she is really a stark... Do you think that has any overall meaning for the show?
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'm not sure about the book yet as I literally just bought it. Arrya is probably my favorite character on the show followed by Danaerys for obvious reasons haha.

  16. Teren_Kanan

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    Jon, Daenerys, Arya!

    You love them, its' time to spell them correctly ! Lol just messing with ya.

    And no I don't think the Arya thing has any merit. Catelyn (Arya's mother) is a point of view character in the books, so you get her internal thoughts. She definitely gave birth to Arya, and definitely never cheated on Ned. Also Arya has all the Stark features, black hair, long face, etc. She is said to resemble Neds sister at some point.
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    *******SPOILER**********

    She has Stark powers too (i.e., she is a warg), so that's a certainty.
  18. DallasDomination

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    There's nothing like GOT on Blu-ray. it's a must own. I also agree that not reading the books makes everything in the show so much more exciting with no spoilers. I'll read the books when it's all said and done.

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