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Just finished watching the first 4 episodes. Not having even heard about the books 'till now I must say I've thoroughly enjoyed this series.

Can't wait for Sunday's episode.

the books blow the series to pieces, even though the rendition is excellent (the Imp is particularly well done, i think). definitely worth a read.

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the books blow the series to pieces, even though the rendition is excellent (the Imp is particularly well done, i think). definitely worth a read.

Yeah, it's true.

In truth it really has been an excellent adaption. Probably my biggest qualm so far is the way Theon Greyjoy is being portrayed in the series versus the books.

On HBO he's being portrayed as sort of an insolent, creepy, discontented person. In the books he is portrayed as this ruggedly handsome but somewhat crude ladies man, that is actually shockingly loyal to Eddard Stark, considering he is his captive. He really doesn't have any problems with Robb, either. They enjoy one another it always seemed like to me. I won't say more because I don't want to throw out spoilers but... That would have been an easy thing to not mess up.

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Yeah, it's true.

ruggedly handsome but somewhat crude ladies man

my schedule didn't quite fit with HBO's, so they had to recast Theon. I guess the new guy was creepy and not as ruggedly handsome, so they decided to change the character a little bit more to be closer to the events of book 3.

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Indeed. Things were a little faster paced in episode 5. I was glad to see them go back to the Hands tournament and show the joust between the Knight of Flowers and The Mountain. After the quick glimpse of the tournament we saw in the previous episode I figured they had cut it out.

Sword fight between Jamie and Eddard was awesome.

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OR A DRAGON.

speaking of that, my wife gets pissy because of all the graphic sex scenes and nudity, and rightly so - there's a lot of it! i don't suppose there's plans for a standard TV version of the show, is there?

Not that I'm aware of. Eventually they sold the rights for a content diluted version of the Sapranos though, so anything could happen. There is a lot of it but HBO actually isn't adding a bunch extra to the series like people might think. The books have quite a bit of sex in them and tons of references to nudity.

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Practically nothing is sacred in the books. Taking the themes of the show into account, you probably couldn't do a "standard TV" version.

you're likely right. it's not like i haven't read the books or something - i'm on my third read-through now in preparation for the next book - but i can't exactly sit down with my wife and watch some whore get pounded from behind every single show. she doesn't want me to watch them at all right now =( which is unfortunate, because they're actually pretty sweet when there's not tits everywhere.

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you're likely right. it's not like i haven't read the books or something - i'm on my third read-through now in preparation for the next book - but i can't exactly sit down with my wife and watch some whore get pounded from behind every single show. she doesn't want me to watch them at all right now =( which is unfortunate, because they're actually pretty sweet when there's not tits everywhere.

It's not like it's hardcore porn or anything. My girlfriend has no issue with them.

Are other guys finding it hard to get their significant others to watch shows like this?

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I wonder if I've seen the same show as you people. There was a lot of nudity in the first episode but it has really dropped since then, and there really isn't much action or gore either.. I must need to catch up on the last couple episodes but this show is no "Spartacus" XD

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