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The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers: "Game of Thrones" discussion

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Is there something you should be knowing before watching this? I'm only watching the Pilot now and I can't help but feel I'm missing something.

I am guessing you started from 1st season, right? Well, just sit back and let it unravel itself! You will be hooked in no time!!

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Strike, the only bit of context you need to know prior to S1E01 is something called 'Robert's Rebellion'. Years before the start of the show, there was the last King of the Targaryens, called Aerys II the Mad King, who was slain by a member of his own bodyguard, the Kingsguard - Jaime Lannister, a major character in the show. During this rebellion, a man called Robert Baratheon (in the show, this is King Robert), with the help of Jon Arryn (his former Hand, who has recently died) and Eddard Stark (the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North) overthrew the Mad King, deposing him of his rule and (supposedly) ending the ancient Targaryen rule (however we know of another Targaryen, who is a major character in the novels...). Lord Arryn has died and Robert needs a new Hand to help him rule, so S1E01 is about him travelling to Winterfell to personally ask Eddard to join him in King's Landing, the capital.

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Great show, I started watching it some weeks back from scratch and I was overly impressed. The mixture of medieval-like life and warfare, sex, nudity and treachery is amazing. Just started watching season 2 with a female friend and I'm looking forward to the other episodes. BTW have the white-walkers gotten more ostentatious appearances in season 2/3?

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I have a question here for people well versed with the books. What was the point of

Jon Snow killing Halfhand?
What was the objective? I still can't get my head around it!!

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I have a question here for people well versed with the books. What was the point of

Jon Snow killing Halfhand?
What was the objective? I still can't get my head around it!!

The TV show kind of messed that scene up really and didn't get across the point.

Halfhand knew that Jon had to get in with the wildlings and the only way to gain their trust was for Jon to kill Halfhand and so Halfhand instigated the fight so Jon would kill him and Jon could gain the trust of the wildlings.
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The TV show kind of messed that scene up really and didn't get across the point.

Halfhand knew that Jon had to get in with the wildlings and the only way to gain their trust was for Jon to kill Halfhand and so Halfhand instigated the fight so Jon would kill him and Jon could gain the trust of the wildlings.
Yeah, i thought so but the way the wildlings talk about Halfhand as he was the only man who could beat their beast and they all sort of feared him, i thought why kill him when he is such a great warrior!!

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Great show, I started watching it some weeks back from scratch and I was overly impressed. The mixture of medieval-like life and warfare, sex, nudity and treachery is amazing. Just started watching season 2 with a female friend and I'm looking forward to the other episodes. BTW have the white-walkers gotten more ostentatious appearances in season 2/3?

So far, six episodes into Season 3, we haven't seen a single wight yet.

Although I am expecting Coldhands to make an appearance to Sam and Gilly very soon!

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So far, six episodes into Season 3, we haven't seen a single wight yet.

Although I am expecting Coldhands to make an appearance to Sam and Gilly very soon!

Going to be very interesting to see where they go with the wight's, obviously going to be involved in some sort of grand scale "end game" to the series.

Really need to re-read the series soon, been too long and i would love to immerse myself back in Westeros....

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Question: if I read the books now, am I going to be really disappointed with the show? lol

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Question: if I read the books now, am I going to be really disappointed with the show? lol

Not at all, and you definitely should read the books.

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Strike, the only bit of context you need to know prior to S1E01 is something called 'Robert's Rebellion'. Years before the start of the show, there was the last King of the Targaryens, called Aerys II the Mad King, who was slain by a member of his own bodyguard, the Kingsguard - Jaime Lannister, a major character in the show. During this rebellion, a man called Robert Baratheon (in the show, this is King Robert), with the help of Jon Arryn (his former Hand, who has recently died) and Eddard Stark (the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North) overthrew the Mad King, deposing him of his rule and (supposedly) ending the ancient Targaryen rule (however we know of another Targaryen, who is a major character in the novels...). Lord Arryn has died and Robert needs a new Hand to help him rule, so S1E01 is about him travelling to Winterfell to personally ask Eddard to join him in King's Landing, the capital.

I am guessing you started from 1st season, right? Well, just sit back and let it unravel itself! You will be hooked in no time!!

Definitely hooked. Love that the show is always evolving. Not depending on any one character. Also, there are 3-4 underlying storylines supporting the main storyline - The Dothrakis, The Crippled Stark, The Night's Watch. It's all brilliantly laid out. Totally worth the hype

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You do have to be patient with the show at times as it seems to "stagnate" in terms of action - but really this is akin to Martin's humanisation of his characters in the books, and lets you see the political and social machinations underpinning the story.

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Why? The Half-man's reign is over?

Nobody will tell you. If you haven't seen it, you shouldn't be asking. Now go an watch it!! Stop reading posts here, you will ruin your climax. Seriously.

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Nobody will tell you. If you haven't seen it, you shouldn't be asking. Now go an watch it!! Stop reading posts here, you will ruin your climax. Seriously.

I finished season 2. Now I am reading the 1st book before i start season 3.

I thought Season 2 was as good as the first one. Ofcourse, Ned Stark was the cut-out good guy in season 1 but season 2's lack of genuine good guy made it more unpredictable. Stannis, Renly, Tywin... all their motives are a bit murky.

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Was wondering what all the hype is about

Tried to watch episode 1

First 5 mins

Saw decapitated heads

Turned off

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Aha call me whatever you want, but i cant really watch that kind of thing. Im a comedy, cheerful kind of guy.

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