Just to make you miss Sean Bean more:
Sean Bean 'stabbed' after row over glamour model April Summers | Metro.co.ukBean was apparently stabbed in the arm during an altercation outside a London pub, after a passer-by made lewd comments about his female companion.
The 52-year-old actor reportedly followed the man down the road to challenge him about the comments, and was later attacked.
According to eyewitnesses quoted by the Daily Mail, Bean was stabbed in the arm with what was believed to be a broken glass and punched in the face during the incident on Sunday evening.
But, ever the hard man, the Lord Of The Rings star decided against going to hospital – and returned to order another drink from the pub.
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in all seriousness, the death of Ned Stark is a ballsy move. Because Ned's been the main hero and Sean Bean was clearly the star of this show. As I understand it, Ned's death took place the same way in the original novel. But that hasn't stopped some viewers of the TV series to howl that they won't watch the show anymore because Ned is dead.
Not that I believe anyone who would say that, but I have to ask: would anything have been gained by going so drastically against George R.R. Martin's original story? How much of the rest of the series would have to be reworked just to allow Ned to have a continuing role in the story? And then the fans of the novel would have been shouting that the TV series wasn't being faithful to the books.
The closest comparison I can make for it is if Boromir had lived in "Lord of the Rings." Sean Bean was great in both roles, but in "LOTR" his death served a purpose and pushed the other characters in different directions. I haven't read all the way through "Game of Thrones" yet, but I'm sure that the same is true for Ned Stark's demise. If anything, this has to force Robb Stark to become the hero of the series. And the last few episodes have actually been pretty effective in turning Robb from a minor player into a major presence on the show.
Before we move on from Ned, I want to reiterate that Sean Bean was terrific in the role. Ned's last scene was also very powerfully acted and directed, with one of the series' most epic moments to date. Death has become such an overused drama device on TV and in films that most onscreen deaths don't affect us anymore. Not so for Ned Stark. Even when it was clear what was coming, I actually held my breath while watching that scene. Honestly, my one disappointment was that Ned confessed to all of those crimes that he didn't actually do. I was hoping that he'd give the Lannisters one last f*** you as he faced his demise. But his desire to save Sansa was understandable.
Bobby Fischer - The dude was a freak. A social outcast. His comments about 9/11 were despicable as well as his anti semetic views. Also, there was a seen where Jeremy Schaap, Dick Schaap's son, was at a press conference in Iceland where he called his dad a backstabbing Jew for calling him crazy. JS agreed with this dad about him being crazy. Very interesting.
McEnroe/Borg - Very entertaining. I had always thought they hated each other, but in reality they were great friends on & off the court. They replayed the highlights of their matches & it was fun to watch. McEnroe referred to Borg as a "Viking God".
Check them out. Both are very well done.
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Man. I HATE this. I tuned in last night to a repeat just as it was about to happen. I had to blink back tears. I get it, but I f'n hate it. It's tough that this show is ending Sunday night. I hope they find some way to get back the momentum that they lost with Ned's death. It is going to be a long wait for season two and they are going to need to find some way to replace the vacuum that I think Ned's absence is going to create.
BLACK SWAN’s Aronofksy Could Direct HBO Pilot About Magicians Out To Kill Adolf Hitler!!
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This sounds like such an awesome concept. Maybe they can get Sean Bean and ****ing kill him off after 9 episodes...(I just am not taking the death of Ned Stark well at all, sorry)Director Darren Aronofsky (“The Fountain,” “The Wrestler,” “Black Swan”) has jumped aboard “Hobgoblin,” an HBO pilot for a series about con men and magicians who conspire to bring down Hitler.
The pilot script was written by Michael Chabon ("The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”) and Ayelet Waldman (“"Love and Other Impossible Pursuits”).
It sounds like it could be something akin to a TV-MA “Mission: Impossible – Year One.” It also reminds me slightly of Warren Ellis’ Gravel graphic novels, which follow a contemporary “combat magician.”