Is anyone going to watch the new serie of Game of thrones SPOILERS *edited by MNHQ*

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bakingNot856 Tue 18-Mar-14 18:07:17

Does anyone watch game of thrones and have you also read the books. I have read the books and even though love the tv serie still perfer the books. I was one of those sad people waiting for the next book. Everyone seems to love the tv show yet when I use to tell people the books were great. It was like sad fantasy geek is off again. So who perfers the books to the tv or am I alone?

Snapespeare Tue 18-Mar-14 18:09:39

Waiting for new series, having read all books to date.

I saw series one, two & three and then read the books, so my perception of the book characters is 'clouded' by the actors in the tv series, but I think the casting is generally very good...

VivaLeBeaver Tue 18-Mar-14 18:13:21

Not alone. I like the TV programmes but I love the books.

Any more rumours about release date for the next book?

bakingNot856 Tue 18-Mar-14 18:36:37

I wish he would hurry up, he is getting older. The tv serie is going to catch up soon.
Who is your favourite character? Mine are Arya, Jon, Tyrion and Catelyn after the red wedding. I quite like that no one is safe from getting killed. When I read the books I read my favourite character's story first then the rest sad I know.

kaytola Tue 18-Mar-14 18:38:27

Me! Can't wait for the next series. It is SO good. Ploughing my way through the books at the moment but I am finding them a bit hard going in places.

Doshusallie Tue 18-Mar-14 18:39:00

When does it start baking??

Yes, it's not long now,6/4 I think. The walking Dead finishes around then, so I am looking forward to having something good to watch.
I have read and prefer the books too, it am eagerly anticipating TWOW. Doesn't look like it will be anytime soon though.
Really looking forward to seeing how they will do this series.

Me! I heard that it starts on the 6th April in the US.

I am still plodding away on book 3. I love Tyrion so much.

I am hoping for less graphic stabbing of babies and/or bumps in this season since I don't think my poor PG emotions could handle it this time around. wink

SmashleyHop Tue 18-Mar-14 18:49:19

Love GOT's.. I didn't know about the books until the TV show came out- but I'm liking the books a lot. Still only on the second, though I'm hoping if I read slow enough he will have finished them. I hate waiting.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 18-Mar-14 18:58:22

Ayra is my favourite character.

Figster Tue 18-Mar-14 19:02:02

Bloody right cant wait!!

Not read the books but love the show!!

I enjoy Jaime's story and chapters more than others, I know he started off being a bad guy, and I hated him at first. Its great thatGRRM can make you think the baddies are goodies and vice versa. I have really enjoyed his character development and I am intrigued to see how things turn out for him.
My favourite character, and I suppose the one I identify the most with, is Arya.

cookielove Tue 18-Mar-14 19:33:44

I have read all the books and seen all the series so far!

Much prefer the books, but then i can escape into my imagination, granted now the characters tend to look very much like the ones in the show now.

Favourite characters are: Jon (love Kit Harrington) Arya, Jamie (hated him to begin with but now i love him) Samwell (cause he is just nice) loved Eddard, Tyrion is fantastic and funny! Davos Seaworth.

bakingNot856 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:36:21

Starts 6th april on sky. Planner on standby. I like the books cause you get to know what they are thinking and Tyrion is funny. And cant wait for his dad to die cause I think it is funny . I am weird .

McFlurry Tue 18-Mar-14 19:45:27

It starts on 7th April at 9pm on Sky. It airs first in the US on 6th.

bakingNot856 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:57:33

Thanks checked wrong web site. Still not long now. Like Samwell too was pleased he got girlfriend. Think Jamie is better away from his sister. Going to re read the book so can get exited about Joffrey getting his just deserts.

Maybe you should ask MNHQ to put a spoilers warning in the title, if we are going to talk about the impending series. Don't want to spoil it for the unsullied. wink

McFlurry Tue 18-Mar-14 20:13:22

<shameless brag ahead...look away now if you don't wish to be witness to my smuggery>

My DD appeared in Season 3 as Gilly's baby smile

McFlurry I remember you from other threads, did you get to meet Jon Snuuuuur ? Did you tell him he knows nothing ?

NotNoah Tue 18-Mar-14 20:26:46

I know what you mean about the baby slaying Pregnantberry. I watched the episode when they killed Robert Baratheon's illegitimate daughter with my 3 week old DS asleep on my lap. I had to switch it off as it really got to me. The two little boys of Winterfell toosad.

I hate Joffrey so much that I can hardly bear any scene with him in it.

Is he even worse in the books?

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 18-Mar-14 20:33:25

Just about to say the same Arya as the thread title just refers to new series. I'm okay but wouldn't like someone else to get spoiled for end of series as per a few posts up! smile

McFlurry Tue 18-Mar-14 20:39:19

I did get to meet Jon Snuuur, Arya. Both in and out of costume (sadly, in civvies rather than in the buff, though). He's hot...but short. I like 'em of more generous proportions

I reported it and asked them to add it on Nugget hope that's ok with you op.
McFlurry were you really tempted to smell his hair ? I would be.
Who else did you meet ?

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 18-Mar-14 20:48:21

I like em short McFlurry rubs knees

I have to watch Season 3 yet, maybe I'll start now.

EverythingCounts Tue 18-Mar-14 20:59:03

It's DH who is a big fan here (and has read the books) but just popped in to say I have read that GRRM has apparently told the TV people roughly how he plans to end the book series, just in case he doesn't make it, given the pace at which things are currently moving.

McFlurry Tue 18-Mar-14 21:20:47

I met John Bradley (Samwell) and Hannah Murray (Gilly) as DD's scenes were with them. Also several of the Nights Watch guys but I'm rubbish with names. To be honest, I was most starstruck by meeting the director Michelle McLaren as she was exec producer of my other TV obsession, Breaking Bad. She was lovely too, as was David Nutter who directed the other episode we were on set for.

Everything I really hope that doesn't happen. I wouldn't watch if it did and would have to wait for the hooks to come out first. GRRM has said he is still hopefull he will finish the boom before then. hmm
Oh wow McFlurry I bet that was brilliant! I'm a huge brba fan too.
Has your daughter done another tv work ?

McFlurry Tue 18-Mar-14 21:59:02

No, no other TV work. I only put her forward for GoT because we're such huge fans and because the opportunity arose when she was exactly what they were looking for. I've no plans to make it a regular thing. Cool story for her when she's older although I won't let her watch GoT until she's 40 much older grin

bakingNot856 Wed 19-Mar-14 18:02:32

Wow McFlurry that's fantastic. Glad to know GRRM has idea of ending planed.

bakingNot856 Thu 20-Mar-14 09:03:49

Does anyone else who reads the books think why did they have to change Robb's wife and she doesn't die in books. Plus would have lived Catelyn to have lived as books but actress says thats her ended.Think I am reading wrong book this series is based on the second book. I am confused.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Sat 22-Mar-14 22:30:32

I remember seeing Lena Heady tweet goodbye to Catelyn the day the Red Wedding Episode was shown, saying how great it has been working with Michelle, how they were such good friends, how she'll miss her...

I reckon it was all an elaborate bluff to mislead people who have only read the books.

I think Stoneheart will be in it. Otherwise they wouldn't have bothered showing Beric beung brought back in series 3. It doesn't have an impact on any other story lines, so I hope they follow the books. I was more shocked to read that than the RW.

bakingNot856 Sun 23-Mar-14 11:49:56

Have re read book 2 and 3 so we are near end of book 3. How are they going to make a whole series out whats left I dont know. If go into book 4 will have to go in book 5 as they concurrently. Then GRRM in trouble the speed he writes at. A snail would be quicker. Sorry gave spoilers away.
Does anyone else have a theory of who Jon's parents are mine is Prince Rhaegar and Lyanna love child.
Forgot how bad RW is in books. Catelyn grief at losing Robb you can almost taste it. And in books Robb's wife is pregnant so his line is dead.

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