Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #3481
The_Yearning
NBA rookie of the year
 
The_Yearning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,066
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by rufuspaul
I've heard that GRRM is very close with the HBO production team, even to the point that he's supplied them with the basic plot line of the novels going forward just in case he dies before finishing them.

The show producers already know how GoT will end... mostly. They already know who will be the last on the Iron Throne.
The_Yearning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #3482
rezznor
Nosetradamus
 
rezznor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tonga
Posts: 17,205
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Yearning
The show producers already know how GoT will end... mostly. They already know who will be the last on the Iron Throne.
rezznor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #3483
The_Yearning
NBA rookie of the year
 
The_Yearning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,066
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

I'm a show watcher and I don't think I can wait another year for season 4, and then another year after that etc.

Do you guys think I should start reading where the show left off or what is the best way to go on about this since the show deviates quite a bit from the books from what I hear.
The_Yearning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #3484
LJJ
Extra Cheese
 
LJJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,411
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Yearning
I'm a show watcher and I don't think I can wait another year for season 4, and then another year after that etc.

Do you guys think I should start reading where the show left off or what is the best way to go on about this since the show deviates quite a bit from the books from what I hear.

You should read from the start, not because the show defiates from the books that much but because there is a lot of material in general you have missed.

You are going to be in the exact same position eventually though. We are still a decade away from the book series being finished.
LJJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #3485
The_Yearning
NBA rookie of the year
 
The_Yearning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,066
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by LJJ
You should read from the start, not because the show defiates from the books that much but because there is a lot of material in general you have missed.

You are going to be in the exact same position eventually though. We are still a decade away from the book series being finished.

Why does it take so long for that guy to finish? I mean I'm sure he can knock out at least 5 pages a day no?
The_Yearning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #3486
Andrei89
#HEATNATION
 
Andrei89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 9,308
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

I started reading today from where season 3 left off and god damn just 5 minutes ago! They should have ended the show with what happens 50 pages later.

I don't know why they didn't. However, people who are not reading will absolutely be in with one hell of a GoT S4 premiere next year.

Gonna read everything from the second half of book 3 till 5 now because I am impatient.
Andrei89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #3487
Brujesino
Stephen Kerry
 
Brujesino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 16,313
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

i was just kidding. I didnt think you would take it seriously.
Brujesino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #3488
The_Yearning
NBA rookie of the year
 
The_Yearning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,066
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrei89
I started reading today from where season 3 left off and god damn just 5 minutes ago! They should have ended the show with what happens 50 pages later.

I don't know why they didn't. However, people who are not reading will absolutely be in with one hell of a GoT S4 premiere next year.

Gonna read everything from the second half of book 3 till 5 now because I am impatient.

So you skipped the first two books and read where the show left off?
The_Yearning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #3489
jamal99
Valar Morghulis
 
jamal99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Serbia
Posts: 5,073
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrei89
I started reading today from where season 3 left off and god damn just 5 minutes ago! They should have ended the show with what happens 50 pages later.

I don't know why they didn't. However, people who are not reading will absolutely be in with one hell of a GoT S4 premiere next year.

Gonna read everything from the second half of book 3 till 5 now because I am impatient.
You'll be missing out too much imo.
I started from AGoT after finishing season 2 and my opinion is that everyone should start from the beginning. Some events in the books imply so much future events, like Dany in the House of the Undying, she has like 20 different visions there, some of them already came through, some not yet and some are still just theories. Arya encounter with Ghost of High Heart isn't even in the show...
I like the show but books are so much deeper, almost everything indicates of some possible future event.
Bottom line, everyone should start from the beginning.
jamal99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #3490
ClutchOver9000
#Knickstape
 
ClutchOver9000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,658
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Arya w/ her first kill. Matter of time before she becomes a certified badass, reuniting w/ Jaquen H'ghar will be helpful I'm sure...

Dany becoming a true force out in Essos...

Ramsay Bolton showing just how psychotic he is, he makes Joffrey look nice and well-adjusted. You throw in his father Roose, who seems to be one deadly man, and you've got yourself one hell of a father/son combo...

Episode wasn't as captivating as the RW obviously but it did a good job of giving a sort of rundown on where everyone was at in their individual plotlines and setting the stage for next season...

Sucks that its over for now though...next year? Shiiit...
ClutchOver9000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #3491
SpecialQue
NBA Superstar
 
SpecialQue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 14,769
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

SpecialQue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #3492
RedBlackAttack
The Paterfamilias
 
RedBlackAttack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The "Q"
Posts: 30,434
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsMillerTime
Seriously.

Every season finale so far has setup the next season's plot lines. There were a lot of huge events that happened last night:

Jon and Sam are back at Castle Black
Bran made it past the Wall and is headed north to find the Three-Eyed Crow
Arya shanked the fvck out of some dude
Jamie and Brienne made it back to King's Landing, he's finally back to his sister after months/years
Yara Greyjoy is going to attack the Dreadfort and save Theon from the Bolton Bastard after seeing a Dick in A Box
Tywin and Joffrey really went at it for the first time over who has more power
Gendry escaped (this never happens in the book so his story line should be interesting)
Dany is slowly conquering that entire continent and amassing a HUGE army

And the biggest of all: Stannis, his army, Davos, and Melisandre are going to march to the Wall and assist the Night's Watch


You can't expect an event like the Red Wedding to happen every episode. Some spoiled whiners in here.
I pretty much concur. If you have a crazy event every episode that just blows people's minds, eventually they will become expected and old hat. The whole reason the Red Wedding was such a ridiculously emotional payoff was because it took years to build-up to. You don't get that kind of emotional investment in a single scene by killing people off and having crazy wars every week.

I watched the episode for a second time and thought there was a lot of interesting stuff ready to be explored in Season 4. I'm just p!ssed it's over, basically.

The show costs a ton of money to produce relative to other highly acclaimed television series like The Wire, Mad Men, Sopranos, etc. Still, I want more... There is so much story to tell, it could literally be all-year round... At least 13-15 episodes.

F#ck.
RedBlackAttack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:21 AM   #3493
Bosnian Sajo
we finish or we done?
 
Bosnian Sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The ISH Grim Reaper
Posts: 8,984
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Are you guys serious? I was fine with the last episode, sure it didn't have as much action as the red wedding but really how can you expect them to top that??
Bosnian Sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #3494
MavsSuperFan
NBA sixth man of the year
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7,817
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialQue

King in the North

But seriously that looks badass

Hey has anyone consider that if bran can take over a dumb human like Hodor, he might be able to take over a dragon?
MavsSuperFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:46 AM   #3495
The_Yearning
NBA rookie of the year
 
The_Yearning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,066
Default Re: A Game of Thrones

Quote:
Originally Posted by MavsSuperFan
King in the North

But seriously that looks badass

Hey has anyone consider that if bran can take over a dumb human like Hodor, he might be able to take over a dragon?

I think there is a catch to his power... I don't think it will be that easy for him. There has to be some form of repercussion or consequences to being able to wield such magic. I haven't read the books but just a hunch.
The_Yearning is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:58 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy