Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?

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Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?

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Every time I switch on TV there's something about it, or Chat Shows have an actor from it on their Show.

From the few snippits I've seen, just not my cup of tea. Guess it appeals to those of lesser years than me.
I suppose it's the fact that it comes from a PC Game.

I think they should bring back Monarch of the Glen, far better family viewing :-D :-D

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crikey I thought everyone had watched but me! Actually it started life as a series of books by George RR Martin, which were very highly rated (if you like science fantasy which I do) So I bought the books & am trying to read each one before watching it on the tv. That worked at first but it's getting a bit difficult as the story on the tv has been changed so much from the original in the book.
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No I havent though sounds like my type of thing, too late now? Just flicked channels and the story so far is being told on sky 1 !
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You really need to start from series 1 Sandy, it's a bit complicated otherwise. I highly recommend the first few books though, that cover up to series 4.
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I've never even seen a trailer for it so would have no idea!! I agree with Richard, bring back Monarch of the Glen, stunning scenery & not offensive to anyone!! Hubby & I still enjoy All Creatures Great & Small as well!!
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I don't but the rest of the family do.
But then I don't watch much TV.
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It's one of the few programs I do watch.
Have read the books to date as well (started the book series before the tv series came out). Books are quite complex, as is the program, so many lives and characters to follow.

There are a couple of games, but the best by far is the Telltale Games one (currently free on PSplus, God I sound like an advert!), so played that and finished it last week.

New series is this week, WooHoo, have been rewatching some of the last series to refresh and catch up :)

The thing with books and programs, I have learned to separate them. I read the books as one thing, the program while it follows roughly the books, is taking it's own path, and that's fine too. The 'world' is the same, the storytelling is good in both cases.

I like the Walking Dead, I read the comics, there are characters that are dead in the comics, that are alive in the series, or characters in the series that are not in the comics, again both are good, but not following 100% is acceptable, so long as it tells a good story. There are also TellTale Games Walking dead series, only played the first, but that was excellent and really innovative at the time (they have made many more since then). Going off topic trying to explain a point.


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I remember a cartoon years back when the film 'The Bible' cam out.

The cartoon featured two men....

"Have you been to watch The Bible yet?"

"Yes, but I preferred the book".

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wildlifemad wrote:I've never even seen a trailer for it so would have no idea!!... enjoy All Creatures Great & Small as well!!

ditto, but then I hardly watch anything but quizzes and a bit of news (even news I prefer Guardian online
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Not watched it either, has no appeal. Monarch of the Glen has been on the alternative channels lately.
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HedgeHugger wrote:It's one of the few programs I do watch.


Holds up hand .... I watch the series (last one starts next week) It's quite a complex story with different kingdoms and ruling families, with wars, assassinations, betrayals, mur.der, magic, dragons (!), torture, horror, coming back from the dead, zombies, seasons that last for years (winter is coming, and with it move evil beings that everyone fears) ... you name it, it's all in there. Definitely lots of graphic adult themes and violence - sometimes in too much detail. You would have to watch the series from the very start to get an inkling of who the different characters are - and even then, because there are lots of story lines of what is happening to each of them, it is easy to forget who is or was who, or how they are related. Having got this far I want to watch it to the end - but I've not bothered watching the re-runs.
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I first saw snippets when I was on HMS Illustrious which seems like and age ago now (5 years or so) but didn’t really register what it was. I first really got into it when I was working for Damen Shipyards in Djibouti and we got back to the house after a day in the dockyard cracked a few tinnies and watched a couple of episodes a night from the start (one of the Dutch guys had the DVDs.
I don’t have sky so I catch up after the series has been shown over here. I think that the books will be the next series for me to read although I may leave it a year or two so that I have forgotten the intricacies of the quite complicated plot.
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There's a detailed description of the series content, all the actors and the background to the filming such as locations and so on in Wikipedia if you wanted to get an idea of what it is about
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I've never watched either, not remotely interested. Daughter watches but we have cancelled sky so she will have to watch it at boyfriends.
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When I have nothing to do, hopefully in about 7 years time when I may get a state pension if they dont move the goal posts again I think I would enjoy reading the books
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