January 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm #237982
I understand. A huge part of me wants to keep reading. But Martin frustrated me with how long he took to release his next book in the series, and during that time I almost lost interest.
I’m really glad Game of Thrones is on television. There’s often at least one that I find terrific to watch every year, and this is it.
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Philip K Dick Blade RunnerFebruary 1, 2012 at 8:32 am #237983This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 1, 2012 at 9:13 am #237984
There really is a lot of backstory in Martin’s book series … so much that I wonder if the TV audience really even needed to hear it. I get a feeling that, after the success of the first season, Benioff and Weiss are getting a firmer grip on what info does and does not need to be included.February 1, 2012 at 11:04 am #237985
One question for the ones that read the second book like me, do you guys think this season could be a great showcase for Alfie Allen? I mean, Theon Greyjoy has a lot of material and is one of the most important characters in season/book two, what you guys think?? Think they’re gonna cut his story by half? or really give him the awesome book’s material? I hope for the first choice, it would be incredible.March 12, 2012 at 9:51 am #237986
Trailers for the season that have been released so far
” Seven Devils” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3RflsNxak
“Power and Grace” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X66PDW1Mjf8&feature=relmfu
“The More You Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Uo0XTBKjs
Cannot wait for the season to start!March 12, 2012 at 10:37 am #237987
One question for the ones that read the second book like me, do you guys think this season could be a great showcase for Alfie Allen? I mean, Theon Greyjoy has a lot of material and is one of the most important characters in season/book two, what you guys think?? Think they’re gonna cut his story by half? or really give him the awesome book’s material? I hope for the first choice, it would be incredible.
I read somewhere that David Benioff really likes how the chemistry between Alfie Allen and Gemma Whelan (who plays Yara Greyjoy, otherwise known as Asha in the books) has been developing. It’ll be interesting to see if the writers give them particularly interesting material. Theon’s choices in Book 2 are despicable, but they’re also ripe for dramatic storytelling. I’m wondering what Benioff and Weiss will fit into the series.March 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm #237988
Yes, but you must say that his move was genious, doing what he did, I mean, he is filled with the whole dramatic/rejected son’s plot against his father, and after all the humiliation he gets from his family on his homeland, I’m sure if the writers throw there a crying scene or some moments of rage, he will be a serious contender for this emmys, but that depends on how the actor plays him, I particulary don’t like Alfie Allen, and I’m soooo afraid the writers are just going to make him a sex element on the show, like they did with him on season one, even though his character was exactly like that on season one’s book.March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm #237989
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2: New Details and Episode Summaries
Published: March 13, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
By Tim Kenneally
(SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read if you don’t want outlines of what happens early in the second season of “Game of Thrones.”)
“Game of Thrones” returns for a second season on April 1, and while previous sneak peeks at HBO’s hit swords-and-dragons series have hinted that the twin themes of war and romance will color this second go-round, HBO filled in some more details Tuesday, releasing summaries for the first five episodes of the second season.
The first half of the season, according to HBO, is marked by Tyrion Lannister’s attempts to rein in his nephew Joffrey, who’s developing into a cruel and volatile holder of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, as war looms over Westeros, a variety of forces attempt to wrest control of the throne from the Lannister family.
Read on for details on the upcoming second season of “Game of Thrones. (WARNING: May contain spoilers.)
Episode #11: “The North Remembers”
Debut: Sunday, April 1 (9-10 p.m.)
As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.
Episode #12: “The Night Lands”
Debut: Sunday, April 8
In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.
Episode #13: “What Is Dead May Never Die”
Debut: Sunday, April 15
At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.
Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov.
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Philip K Dick Blade RunnerMarch 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm #237990This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm #237991
That brings the total number of series regulars to 23. If they all submit in supporting (which they now have to, as these eight can’t enter in guest, and none of them can qualify for lead (save Peter Dinklage, who should stay supporting), it’s gonna be a real dogfight to get nominations for the non-Dinklage cast members.
-John Bradley as Samwell Terry, Jon Snow’s overweight friend on the Night’s Watch
-James Cosmo as Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch
-Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Tyrion’s warrior friend who fought on his behalf
-Sibel Kekilli as Shae, Tyrion’s mysterious lover
-Conleth Hill as Lord Varys, member of the Small Council
-Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon, Robert’s oldest brother
-Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Stannis’ priestess
-Liam Cunningham as Davos Sewworth, Stannis’ most trusted advisorMarch 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm #237992
I think that Stephen Dillane and Liam Cunningham have a chance of breaking into Supporting Actor this year, assuming that their characters inspire enough passion in viewers as they do in the novels’ readers. The odd couple of Stannis and Davos could translate wonderfully to the screen if given the chance.
As for Supporting Actress, I think Emilia Clarke has the best chance of breaking in (particularly with Jessica Lange now out of the way), but Carice van Houten has a character that has the potential to really wow people in her convictions.
Aside from those four (and Dinklage, of course) I’m having a hard time imagining any other actor/actress breaking into their respective races. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dinklage is, and remains, this show’s sole acting nod every season.March 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm #237993
I do agree that Dillane has a decent shot; in fact, of all the men, he probably has the best shot of joining Dinklage in Supporting Actor. In addition to his character being so fascinating/prominent, he’s a previous nominee for John Adams and a Tony winner, both of which will help him stand out from his castmates. Unforutnately, I don’t see 3 actors making it into Supporting Actor. I don’t see voters embracing a fantasy show that much. Lost only ever got 2 into this category in a single year (Emerson and O’Quinn or Andrews and O’Quinn).
I do agree with you on supporting actress as well. What hurts the ladies is that sci-fi/fantasy shows usually get their men nominated, but not women. Perhaps this is due to the perception that these shows are heavily male-skewing/male-centric, and that women usually play less meaningful roles than the men. Elizabeth Mitchell was the only female from Lost nominated (once, in her final year and in guest), Alfre Woodard from True Blood (she’s Alfre Woodard). Gillian Anderson is an exception. But at the Oscars this holds true as well. Star Wars (Alec Guinness), LOTR (Ian McKellen), Pirates (Johnny Depp), TDK (Heath Ledger). The only exception I can think of right now is Aliens (Sigourney Weaver). It’s going to be an uphill climb for the GoT cast.March 25, 2012 at 10:17 am #237994This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm #237995
I do think that the odds are against Clarke in that a) she’s a woman on a sci-fi/fantasy show and b) she’s a woman under 30, which the Emmys rarely go for, in sharp contrast to the Oscars. The only under-30 women nominated in the last few years are America Ferrera, Katherine Heigl and Lea Michele I think.
In spite of all this, I do think that if any of the women from this show get in, it is her.March 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm #237996
People keep comparing this series to Lost (at other boards, that is) and citing that series drop in nominations between the first and second seasons as foreshadowing for what is going to happen to Game of Thrones. I’m expecting, sight unseen, more nominations and a growth in popularity for the series. It lost a lot of technical awards to Boardwalk Empire last year. I don’t expect that to happen again, not this year.
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