tomewing said: Crepey comparisons aside I am glad someone else I know has also only just started watching it! (Are you planning to continue tho?)
Yes! I am quite enjoying the Stark bits, Super Big Wall nonsense, White Walkers, etc. Also Daenaerys’ husbint is quite hott. (not that this mitigates the crepey)
I think Mr Piratemoggy may want to get it on Blu Ray before we continue (currently using borrowed DVDs- I can’t tell the difference but he enjoys fiddling with the TV settings) but overall the conclusion was that it wasn’t too naff and was worth pursuing for Tyrion Lannister and Arya Stark even if everyone else needed a good smack upside the head.
I may actually finish my ‘I Was A Teenage Dark Elf Priestess’ thing for FT apropos it, re: reading epic fantasy series as ~a gurl~.
said: I’ve still never seen it! So if it helps it is impossible for me to make this comparison. Also, for me to hold conversations with people this year, if I don’t start catching up :(
I am surprised it is so big, tbh. It is kind of just a soap opera.
I had read the books one grillion years ago and was sufficiently immersed in Generic Fantasy Culture to sort of get my head around it anyway ‘oh, there’s a thing and character classes- koff, I mean,- HOUSES and there’s a throne and yes, yes, I see.’ So I do feel a bit like I’m doing the extra reading by actually watching the series but WHO KNO maybe it will blow my mind in episode 3.
It does have some A+ DOGGES. Also Sean Bean altho obvs that may not last.
kittyjimjams said: It is, but… if they’ve watched more than the first two, it is worth bearing in mind that Dany rapidly transforms into a seriously kick-ass warrior queen, and maybe that’s where they’re getting the comparison? Her origins ARE dodgy tho’.
Yeah, I was saying to Mr Piratemoggy that I think I’ll find it a lot more engaging once her initial wooby arc is over and she’s being cool. There are at least some good dresses in the meantime? Also it must only be like another 10 minutes before someone kills at least a few of the most annoying characters.