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    Quote Originally Posted by bob8880 View Post

    He would have been good as Mance Rayder, but it's almost too on-the-nose. McNulty is a little too well known at this point and I think that the show does well to cast lesser known actors so as not to be distracting. Plus, they probably save money that way too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    He would have been good as Mance Rayder, but it's almost too on-the-nose. McNulty is a little too well known at this point and I think that the show does well to cast lesser known actors so as not to be distracting. Plus, they probably save money that way too.
    Sean Bean is pretty well known and it worked out. I think the occasional known actor sprinkled in wouldnt hurt the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob8880 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    He would have been good as Mance Rayder, but it's almost too on-the-nose. McNulty is a little too well known at this point and I think that the show does well to cast lesser known actors so as not to be distracting. Plus, they probably save money that way too.
    Sean Bean is pretty well known and it worked out. I think the occasional known actor sprinkled in wouldnt hurt the show.
    Sean Bean was the reason I hesitated to start watching the show. He seemed too familiar of an actor for this kind if show. Being that to me, he was better known for Lord of the Rings, it made the show a bit unattractive. Not sure why, but it did. It worked out well in the end, though. I think McNulty would have been a good fit for the show. Too bad he declined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob8880 View Post
    Sean Bean is pretty well known and it worked out. I think the occasional known actor sprinkled in wouldnt hurt the show.

    Yeah, both he and Mark Addy were pretty well known...but they died. And, they were in season 1, which may have needed a name or two just to get some eyes on the program. Not spoiling anything...but at this point moving forward, regardless of length of stay, I still think they are better served with lesser knowns. They have been remarkable at casting characters like both Mormonts, who were not exactly what I visualized, yet they own the roles. Jaqen Hr'qar was another one as well as the Brother of the watch who spirited whatshername out. West carries too much baggage i.m.o.. The only casting so far that didn't feel right was Quorin Halfhand, I envisioned a much bigger bear of a man, but it was a minor complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah, both he and Mark Addy were pretty well known...but they died. And, they were in season 1, which may have needed a name or two just to get some eyes on the program. Not spoiling anything...but at this point moving forward, regardless of length of stay, I still think they are better served with lesser knowns. They have been remarkable at casting characters like both Mormonts, who were not exactly what I visualized, yet they own the roles. Jaqen Hr'qar was another one as well as the Brother of the watch who spirited whatshername out. West carries too much baggage i.m.o.. The only casting so far that didn't feel right was Quorin Halfhand, I envisioned a much bigger bear of a man, but it was a minor complaint.
    I was pretty bent with the lack of Quorin Halfhand in the show. I enjoyed the pursuit him and John were involved in, in the book and was dissatisfied that they left most of it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fropitar View Post
    I was pretty bent with the lack of Quorin Halfhand in the show. I enjoyed the pursuit him and John were involved in, in the book and was dissatisfied that they left most of it out.
    Me too, but stuffs gotta go. A lot of people, readers and non readers weren't happy with the way that was handled. They made Jon Snow boring and I think he(and the show in general) lost a bit of heat with people because that character was pretty popular in s1. As far as stuff being left out...well, there is going to be no shortage of stuff getting cut as the books get more and more complex.

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