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Old 07-12-2018, 02:53 PM   #476
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FINALLY they give Nikolaj Coster-Waldau some Emmy recognition since he was snubbed for season 3.

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Old 07-17-2018, 03:52 PM   #477
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I did too, i'm shocked it took almost 3 WHOLE season for people to get connected to the show. I was puled in as early as the first season, what sold me was when i saw Dany getting her dragons at the end of season 1. And Sam encountering the undead hoard in season 2. And even before then their was Black Water.
I thought it had potential... but it was difficult to follow that first season. I didn't know who Jon Arryn was. I guess Lysa Arryn's opinion can't be trusted... cause she is in grief? But like, Its not like I knew her and how hysterical a woman she was. There was a million and one examples like that. The show engaged in a lot of world building right from the getgo, and it took some time for me to be into it. I like watching Season 1 now, because I can appreciate all the context. Scenes like with the dead dire wolf and the black stag now have a lot more meaning, because I know the players, and the sigils, etc.

This was the scene when I really got invested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_HWCIT8nY

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Old 07-18-2018, 07:02 PM   #478
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Season 1 showed us a scene in which Lysa was breastfeeding her son who looked to be around 10 years old. Not much else needed to be known about her to know that she wasnt playing with a full deck.

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It's just an example, of which there are many. There are a lot situations that are just referenced, but very important. The way Ned's father and brother died. The mad king. John Aaryn, Little Finger's boyhood attachment to Catelyn, the Hound's scars, the Greyjoy rebellion, etc. etc. A dizzying amount of details to remember. That's fine... it's just that the payoff comes later in the show. Theon's upbringing is a great example. The show mentions that Theon isn't a Stark and that his father had a failed rebellion... but that only feels like trivia in Season 1. World building, world building, world building. It's not until later that that plot point bares fruit and we see why it matters so much.


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