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Which is better... Spartacus or Game Of Thrones?

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by DigLazarusDig, May 9, 2012.

  1. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Although, you know what? Jaime was a really conflicted character in the books, and they're making him out to be more of a sociopath in the TV series. He's a lot of things, but not a kinslayer.

    Also, I have no idea what's going on with Danaeres right now. In the books, she went to The House of The Undying of her own accord.
     
  2. Talking Backwards

    Talking Backwards Senior Citizen

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    Theatrics, gravitas etc.
     
  3. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    I read some of the books, not a fan. It's not like I have any issue liking popular shit, fuck knows I adore the shit out of Steven Seagal and Michael Bay, but I just don't get GoT. It's passed me by for some reason.
     
  4. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    are you fucking tripping
     
  5. ShadowsWithin

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    yeah even I admit most kid actress's in shows are terrible actors and usually terrible whiny characters as well, Arya is pretty cool though.
     
  6. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    No, I'm not fucking tripping.

    Hmm, I wonder why they skipped over her time working in Harrenhall entirely in the TV series? Maybe because it was pointless and nothing happened. I could go on about how absolutely nothing she did mattered whatsoever, but I'm getting ready to sleep soon so I'll leave it at this.

    Arya is simply a point of view character to shed light on more important characters. (Gendry etc) That's even the purpose she's serving in the show right now with Tywin, using scenes that were never even in the book.

    The same could be argued with Sansa to a lesser extent (see Joffery, The Hound, Littlefinger), but at least it's obvious she's going to become more important near the end. Arya is nearly pointless to the plot, even if she's adorable to watch.

    And now, by the time of the current book, she's a blind elite 12 year old assassin? Sorry, that's fucking silly, even for fantasy.

    You could take this character out of the plot, and NOTHING WOULD BE DIFFERENT!
     
  7. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    thank you for the spoilers <3
     
  8. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter Not faggoty deathcore

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    DUDE WTF. NO MORE SPOILERS. I HAVEN'T READ ALL THE BOOKS YET.

    Also, they didn't skip over Harrenhal...she's at Harrenhal right now in the series serving the Lannister while incognito. Are you even watching the series?
     
  9. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Shit, sorry. I thought nearly everyone watching had read the books.

    Well, for what it's worth, they said they're going to stray from the books even more in season 3, so at this point no one know whats going to happen.
     
  10. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter Not faggoty deathcore

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    It goes without saying that the books are much better; they explain everything in a much clearer way (if such a thing can be done) and they add lots of depth to the story that gets glossed over in the series. That said, the series is as close to the books as you can get without being an audio book.

    Don't worry about the spoiler, man :lol: Just please don't reveal anything earth-shattering, hehe.
     
  11. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter Not faggoty deathcore

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    That said, I would actually LIKE them to stray from the books more. I'm hesitant to keep reading the books because so far they parallel the series (actually it's the other way around), and there's nothing worse than going to a movie that mimics a book unless it's very epic.
     
  12. Lies and Perfidy

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    It's really impossible to have this argument without dumping spoilers all over the place, so I'll just say that Arya's actions in books 2 and 3 (particularly 2) have some pretty significant effects on the War of the Five Kings, and that if your sole standards for judging a character are "how much do they affect the plot?" I honestly don't know how much you're getting out of ASOIAF. It's a character-driven series, and Martin likes to spend time meandering in his world as setup and simply to tell little self-contained stories. Thus far, Arya's has been partially one of those, and I think it's a particularly stellar one.
     
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    spoiler alerts man!! not everyone has read the books ahead of time, some of us are choosing to read them once per year on HBO.
     
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    i really need to finish clash of kings... i haven't read it in a year or something :lol:
     

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