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    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    I'm pretty sure everyone except Tyrion is going to die. and if Tyrion is going to, well they need to just stray from the books then.
    No spoilers, please, for those of us who haven't read the books. No hints, no disclosure at all. This series is far too good to ruin any of the surprises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    No spoilers, please, for those of us who haven't read the books. No hints, no disclosure at all. This series is far too good to ruin any of the surprises.
    I haven't read the books and know absolutely nothing about what is going to happen going forward. That was my comment based solely on the fact that I have a man crush on Tyrion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    I haven't read the books and know absolutely nothing about what is going to happen going forward. That was my comment based solely on the fact that I have a man crush on Tyrion.
    Cool. Glad you are only speculating with the rest of us. I am not a fan of fantasy books (hard sci-fi is my thing), but I love this TV series for it's amazing actors, director(s) and even more amazing production achievements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    I haven't read the books and know absolutely nothing about what is going to happen going forward. That was my comment based solely on the fact that I have a man crush on Tyrion.
    Great character. I was watching the S2 episode where he "admits his sins" to Cat and Lysa in the Eryie (sp?). The part about "..once I took a donkey and pinecone into a brothel..." was fricken hilarious. I spit my water out I was drinking when I saw that the first time. Classic...

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    So, finally got around to watching this. Based on all my friends reactions....I kinda knew this was coming during this episode.

    Not going to analyze the episode or anything like that...but it's been touched on here and I think it's a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig deal. This show is going to be in serious trouble going forward. Quality story telling is all well and good, but an audience doesn't want to see everyone they cheer for getting killed. When the only people left that you like don't have the "ability" to get the bad guys in any serious ways, there's a real good chance people will stop watching. That's how TV goes. After the first season with Ned, there was a lot of rah rah revenge things going on and now there isn't a legacy (of sorts) that can carry that out. Killing off all the likable "good guys" (and yes I know that's opinion and whatever) doesn't feel like a smart thing. I know that's what the books are and yada yada...but people aren't going to wait for a payoff for another five years. It doesn't work that way. Audiences don't like to be punished again and again. Eventually more people act like Naysay and just check out and that's when you start having more issues. Deviating from the source material so it's "happier" and that sort of thing. As much as I love this show, I can certainly imagine execs being TERRIFIED to air this episode and knowing how it could turn out for this cash cow.

    Turning on my psychobabble hat...I wonder if this a case of a nerd with a great imagination projecting his anger on the jock type guy that always beat him. So, he thinks of ways for them to be punished under the guise of "yeah well real life". jd, we saw him at the GoT panel and can't you just see him sitting on his couch giggling maniacally and pointing saying, "THAT'S WHAT YOU GET MR. ALL-STATE QB!!!!!" when it all starts going down? It seems like every time the Starks get ahead, and like it or no they're the heroes in this show, Martin goes all Lucy and pulls the football out and then takes Theon's nuts and goes home.
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    Well, what happens if they introduce new characters you like even more than the deceased?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter View Post
    Well, what happens if they introduce new characters you like even more than the deceased?
    Personally, I'LL stick with it. Other folks though? Don't know. In addition, these are characters that people have grown to like and want to see succeed for three years now. Someone comes in at the end and wipes out the Lannisters or whatever and it just feels cheap. Not to mention, the Starks don't get their vengeance for Ned. It would be someone else.


    ...also, when did Brann's balls drop? I didn't notice it earlier in the season.

    ...I realize that sounds like a terrible question, but I've had a long day and I'm in Illinois right now.

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    These books were an epic series for a lot of people for a lot of reasons why those of you are all pissed off right now. Trust the content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    These books were an epic series for a lot of people for a lot of reasons why those of you are all pissed off right now. Trust the content.
    Yeah but books are different than TV too. Books are a saga and people know they take a long time to pay off or whatever. Television though needs to hold it's audience like a baby and tell it that everything will be ok. Shows that kick it's audience in the gut again and again don't generally stick around. I mean, imagine them whacking Tony Soprano in S1 and then his wife in S2 and then one of his kids in S3. People would eventually be like, "WTF writers??? These guys can't do ANYTHING?" You start to lose faith in the characters and stop getting attached to them. When you don't care about the characters...suddenly you're hoping for Starship Troopers.

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