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Not sure why HBO decided to change that […]

Simple, to make the red wedding more brutal.

I disagree that it's a "stupid plot twist". The author feels that when characters clash, some will win and some will lose, regardless of the reader's sentimental attachment. It happened to Ned Stark ( the good guy from Book 1) and to his son (who we expect to exact vengeance).

--Geoff

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Simple, to make the red wedding more brutal. I disagree that it's a "stupid plot twist". The author feels that when characters clash, some will win and some will lose, regardless of the reader's sentimental attachment. It happened to Ned Stark ( the good guy from Book 1) and to his son (who we expect to exact vengeance). --Geoff

 

but the Starks never seem to win - and that's tiresome to be honest.

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but the Starks never seem to win - and that's tiresome to be honest.

 

That's the beauty of this show - it's a lot closer to reality than your average fairytale. People are devious and shrewd, and these types will often succeed in such political environments. This is not LotR where the good guys win everything. The author said it himself - those who are expecting a fairytale ending will be dissapointed:

 

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/06/02/game-of-thrones-author-george-r-r-martin-why-he-wrote-the-red-wedding/

 

Q: Since Song of Ice and Fire so often subverts reader expectations and avoids traditional fantasy storytelling structures, should fans have any real hope that this tale will have a happy ending? As The Boy recently said on Thrones, “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.â€

A: I’ve stated numerous times that I anticipate a bittersweet ending.

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That's the beauty of this show - it's a lot closer to reality than your average fairytale.

 

yes. especially those dragons, the shadow 'baby', white walkers.......   oh wait...... ;)

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I give up. If you don't like the direction that the show is headed in, then don't watch it. ;)

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Woooo, gave a workmate a 'stick' so he can download season 3 for me!!!

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Season 4 Trailer. Excited!

 

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Oh please put us out of our misery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Way too far away still for my liking - still haven't found anything to fill the crater  :(

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Way too far away still for my liking - still haven't found anything to fill the crater  :(

 How true, there's only so many times you can watch the Red Wedding episode.

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Still waiting for season 3 to come out on bluray....

Only a few more weeks.

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It's been far too long since series 3... Can't wait to pump up the music on the opening credits again!

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It's funny: when i started watching season 1, i found it pretty trashy... lots of gratuitous sex and violence, convoluted plot, but it felt empty... then i borrowed the entire season from my cousin... watched that, got into it a bit, bought season 2 on iTunes... then watching that, became completely hooked and immediately bought season 3 on iTunes. Now like you guys, i can't wait for season 4!

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I like how it sort of follows no script like I have ever seen. More true to the randomness of life than a cliche'd movie script.

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I can't get into it. I've watched the first 3 or 4 episodes of the first season and it just seems all over the shop. Seems the rest of planet Earth likes it though.

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I can't get into it. I've watched the first 3 or 4 episodes of the first season and it just seems all over the shop. Seems the rest of planet Earth likes it though.

 

That's what i thought... keep watching!

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That's what i thought... keep watching!

Ok, ok. I will try again soon.

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You wont regret it Jake - one of the best tv series of recent times

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Is Season 4 going to be available on iTunes. I thought Foxtel had it all locked up?

 

http://delimiter.com.au/2013/05/14/foxtel-locks-up-game-of-thrones-no-more-fast-tracked-itunes-downloads/

 

Yep, Foxtel are _ _ _ _ s plain and simple. They stop me from getting HBO Live here too.....annoys the hell out of me

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THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1&2!!!

Great concept, great cast, good production for a TV Show, but my god it draaaaaaaags oooooooooon.

The whole first season was just hours and hours of people talking about "The Throne" and how they want it.

One of the most interesting characters, the horse warrior leader, forget his name, gets killed.

As a non-book reader I was hoping he and his troops were gonna go cause some havoc among the inbred castle dwellers, but no such luck.

And of course Sean Bean bites the dust.

The Wall and what lies beyond is constantly mentioned and made out to be something vital to the show.

Two seasons on and we still don't know what the big deal is with the wall and what's on the other side.

For a show about people wanting something and implying that there will be battles to get that something, it sure does not deliver.

I'm not saying ever episode should have Braveheart style battles, but COME ON!!!

Enough talking already, get to it.

And all these little hints about the supernatural, dragons etc, yet we hardly get to see any of it.

Maybe I went in to this show with the wrong expectations.

Maybe I was expecting something more along the lines of Lord Of The Rings (which I'm not overly fussed about either - seen all movies once, never read the books) but, again, I did expect a BIT more battles and a BIT less monologues and gratuitous sex scenes.

We get it, they all want the throne, now get on with trying to claim it!

I have Season 3 ready to watch and will keep going, because, as I said, I do think it's a good show but it definitely drags on a bit.

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