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I'm really interested in seeing the Tyrion Lannister character.  I really think he's one of the most complex and fascinating characters I've ever read.  These books would be given a lot more credit as literature if they weren't genre fiction.  Peter Dinklage is really the only choice to play this character as far as I can tell.  I hope they don't slice too much of him from the story.

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I'm really interested in seeing the Tyrion Lannister character.  I really think he's one of the most complex and fascinating characters I've ever read.  These books would be given a lot more credit as literature if they weren't genre fiction.  Peter Dinklage is really the only choice to play this character as far as I can tell.  I hope they don't slice too much of him from the story.

you mean that they won't show how he likes to stick his fingers into whores?

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GodZionu wrote:
infotropic wrote:

I'm really interested in seeing the Tyrion Lannister character.  I really think he's one of the most complex and fascinating characters I've ever read.  These books would be given a lot more credit as literature if they weren't genre fiction.  Peter Dinklage is really the only choice to play this character as far as I can tell.  I hope they don't slice too much of him from the story.

you mean that they won't show how he likes to stick his fingers into whores?

Oh please, it's HBO. Of course they will show it!

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I also started reading the book when the series was announced. And while I had trouble getting through the first few chapters once I discovered the appendix with the list of houses and their members it all got better and now I can't put it down. I'm on page 550, 250 pages to go and shit just seriously hit the fan. Can't wait for the TV show!

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New Trailer  !

Cant wait! Cant wait! Looks so Awesome!!!

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it look brilliant, how theyll fit it all in will be interesting to see but I cant wait to find out.

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So now that I've actually finished the book and allowed myself to watch the trailers and makings of, here's what I worry about:

1) A lot of the book's appeal was in discovering the world's mythology and history. Their old sagas about dragons and the First People, etc. were very detailed and interesting, not to mention influential on current events. This is even more true for the history of the land, how the king got to be the king, his relationship with Ned, etc. These things are very text-heavy and I don't see how they can be tackled in the TV show in the required extent - there is definitely not enough time to show it in flashbacks or interludes (think movie LotR's prologue) and no way can characters just mention it in discussions.

2) While I appreciate how much money HBO is putting into the TV series, it still looks cheap. What's worse it looks small and insignificant. I recognized some of the scenes from the trailer and their counterparts in the book always were grander - had more people in it, the buildings (castles, cities) were bigger, etc. A lot of the shots also look very clean and "civilized" - the book was very much "realistic" fantasy, often taking great pride in depicting the foulness and stench of medieval-like life. The TV show seems to lack that.

3) On a positive note however, most of the dialog from the trailer was taken word-for-word from the book so my hope is they will be very faithful. That in turn should mean we are in for a hell of a ride smile

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well yeah. Unfortunately George R.R. Martin is very thorough in his books. he loves details and small things. and complexity.
it will be a hell of a job to match it in a series.

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I would be happy if Marco1475 didnt watch the game of thrones or at least didnt post in the thread for it anymore.

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I would be happy if Marco1475 didnt watch the game of thrones or at least didnt post in the thread for it anymore.

Thank you

Sorry, can't oblige, but I'm still interested: why?

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Sorry, can't oblige, but I'm still interested: why?

Because of your attitude and opinions. They make me sad and i am looking forward to this show hoping it will be good and would prefer that coming here to the forums to see what others thought would be a happy and fun experience no matter if the show turns out good or not. You always ruin that.

Personally i think that George R R Martins background in writing for television will have helped tremendously when working on the tv adaptation. When i have read up on the show i have also seen that he have been involved in picking actors and working actively with other things regarding the show. I also trust in HBO after watching and liking several of their other productions.

I know i have myself set up to be disappointed but i cant stop myself from being excited. I like the books so much. There have been so many tv shows from fantasy books that have either been very different and not much like the books other than names and then some who have totally ruined everything the books was trashed the names. I trust that HBO will not do that and that they have learned from others mistakes that you need to stay true to the basic ideas and ideology in and behind the books. GRRM's involvement in the development makes me trust that will be spot on.

If the show turns out bad or unpopular among the general masses i hope that will not affect the coming books. I think that is my greatest fear.

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I wouldn't worry about the success or failure of the TV show having any impact on the books at all. No matter what happens with the HBO show the books will be as good (or bad) as GRRM can make them.

I'm sorry if my opinions ruin the "happy and fun experience" of the forums for you. I'm still looking forward to the show and believe it will be awesome. Being on HBO is the best solution in the absence of 7-movie financing deal that is never going to happen. I like most of the actors they chosen and it shows a lot of potential. And I think it's great that you believe so much in it - however, I have a few doubts and I voiced them. Just as I will voice whatever feelings I will have once I watch the first episode. You may disagree, you may not read my posts at all, but I will write them just like many others. Sorry.

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Don't listen to him marky, I always enjoy your posts. smile

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Chuck reading a book while eating breakfast: "Eddard, you don't let your kids keep a direwolf, that's a TERRIBLE idea..."

Nice Game of Thrones reference in Chuck 4x20  smile

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Five Characters You Need To Know Before April 17

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i disagree with #5, but i have only read 2 books so far.

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