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So theres been some movement on the ASOIAF series at HBO, a pilot is currently in production and has some fantastic casting so far.

 

The Cast So Far:

 

Sean Bean - Eddard Stark

Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister

Mark Addy - Robert Baratheon

Kit Harrington - Jon Snow

Harry Lloyd - Viserys Targaryen

Jack Gleeson - Joffrey Baratheon

 

Well, I pictured someone a little more deformed than Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, but I guess we'll have to wait to see him in costume. Sean Bean's casting had me jumping for joy. The other two... we'll have to see.

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Dinklage i knew about - and think he could pull off Tyrion well enough

 

but Sean Bean as Eddark Stark? to be perfectly honest that's pretty much exactly how i pictured Ned ;)

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I actually have no idea of what this series is or what is about and why it is special.

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I actually have no idea of what this series is or what is about and why it is special.

 

Its an HBO series based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Each season is going to be based on one of the books of the series, the first season being A Game of Thrones.

 

It hasn't been picked up for a season yet, its still in the pilot phase, but there are high hopes. Being a low magic world there shouldn't be a lot of expensive visual effects except maybe the direwolves, and hopefully they learned their lesson from Rome to keep costs down so the show can keep going if it has good ratings(Rome had great ratings but was too expensive to keep going)

 

Why ratings matter on a commercial free network I have no idea.

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OUTRAGE!

 

Andy Hamilton would be absolutely ****ing perfect for Tyrion the dwarf dude.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HgK6nX7iA4

 

He's the dwarf with the bald head and beard.

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I haven't read the books (well I read the first, years and years ago) but if this is turned into an HBO series, I might have to order HBO again for that year. :p

 

I think a lot of books, fantasy or otherwise, could be well served by a series-long format vs. the 2-3 hr film or 4-5 hr mini-series. Will be interesting to see how this develops, if it could start a new trend, etc.

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The cast so far is very, very promising. Although I hadn't quite imagined Sean Bean as Ned Stark, he should be a good match.

 

I plan on reading most of the books during my two week summer vacation. I almost finished the first one.

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so wait, they're doing a show about one of the slowest moving series' I've ever read?

 

Not saying the series isn't good, just that it takes AGES to get started and then keep going after certain events.

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Can anybody do a Haiku length resume of what the book is about please?

The events leading up to a civil war.

 

There are other things going on, but the civil war is what is mainly played up at the moment.

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So why make a TV series of it? Genuinely curious.

Because it's a LOT more complicated than the civil war. Family strife, incest, four kings for the crown, rampant policitcs, and manipulations are all a very large part of the tale.

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Can anybody do a Haiku length resume of what the book is about please?

 

 

Dark Age England, with a slight toss of magic, ****ty romances, long drawn and overly descriptive narrations of food, and dragons. Someone once said it was like War of the Roses take that for what its worth.

 

That said it's pretty good, I read all the books in one week when I first got a hold of them.

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Can anybody do a Haiku length resume of what the book is about please?

 

 

Dark Age England, with a slight toss of magic, ****ty romances, long drawn and overly descriptive narrations of food, and dragons. Someone once said it was like War of the Roses take that for what its worth.

 

That said it's pretty good, I read all the books in one week when I first got a hold of them.

I've found that they don't do well on second reads because he wastes so much time describing things that you end up skipping pages of description or useless fluff.

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Can anybody do a Haiku length resume of what the book is about please?

 

 

Dark Age England, with a slight toss of magic, ****ty romances, long drawn and overly descriptive narrations of food, and dragons. Someone once said it was like War of the Roses take that for what its worth.

 

That said it's pretty good, I read all the books in one week when I first got a hold of them.

I've found that they don't do well on second reads because he wastes so much time describing things that you end up skipping pages of description or useless fluff.

 

I found them better on a second reading.

 

Anyway, the series should appeal more to you than the books then because instead of describing it all it will just show you.

 

I just wish the old bastard would finish the damn books already. Its been like 8 years since a Storm of Swords, and then A Dance with Dragons was sposed to come a couple years after, instead we got half the book with A Feast for Crows and its been like 3 years since that. How can a professional writer take 9 years to write a damn book?

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I just hope he doesn't pull a Wheel of Time on us and croak first.

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I just hope he doesn't pull a Wheel of Time on us and croak first.

Thats a terrible thing to say but it is on the mind of everyone who is a fan of his work. 8)

 

Meanwhile, Terry Goodkind will live and churn out his unoriginal and painfully bland books forever.

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So why make a TV series of it? Genuinely curious.

 

Because the whole of american TV and movie business is completely out of original ideas? HBO is above the rest, Deadwood was good but apparently not good enough when you can make "The Sopranos in Middle Earth".

 

Because just like in video games, its easier to make money off a license than it is to come up with an original IP.

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