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    This makes me want to hit Twitter like ALL DAY: Game of Thrones ? Bring Down the King
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    Been watching the marathon all afternoon...even the Red Wedding, which isn't any easier to watch the second time around.

    Can't wait for the premiere!
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    Not surprising considering the premiere was the highest rated program since the Sopranos series finale. All I can think is that GRRM had better be writing FAST. AT the very most, they've got material for maybe 3 more seasons after this one, depending on where this one ends AND if they stretch.
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    I really have to get off my butt and dive into those books.
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    Yes. Yes you do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    I really have to get off my butt and dive into those books.
    I've been debating whether to read the books now or to wait until the series is finished. Apparently they stick very closely to the books and sometimes I am disappointed in a movie or series if I have read the books first, although I have a hard time thinking this series would disappoint. I keep wanting to read them, and then change my mind, and change it back...
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    READ THE BOOKS. The comparison I make is the Harry Potter series. The books and the movies are fairly similar, but there is SO much more detail in the books and there are storylines that just didn't make it into the movies. The GRRM books are so much richer than the series. I love the show, but the books are better...and I think that having read the books gives me a better understanding of the show. Reading the books hasn't made the show suffer by comparison....at least not yet. If they start changing major plot points, I may change my opinion.

    Really though, as much as I really do love the show, if I was made to choose only one, it would be the books, hands down.

    Give the first book a try and see how you feel. If you're like me, you'll be hooked and you won't stop reading until you finish book 5

    BTW - This definitely isn't like the Charlaine Harris series and True Blood where they books were gutted and the show went "rogue."

    Re: the premiere - I've been waiting for Arya to get Needle back and see more of her "road trip" with the Hound. One of my favorite pairings in the series.

    The statue of Joffrey and then him standing in the same position =

    I forgot about Tywin reforging Ice into two swords. Brutal.
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    I've read the books (anxiously awaiting the next) but never watched the show. My husband did, but not me... until this week when I tuned in. I love that I know what's going to happen. It was hard to watch Tywin melt down Ice... I knew it was coming, but still... I love the relationship between Tyrion and Sansa so it was fun to watch that on screen.
    I feel like maybe I should go back and watch the previous seasons but I don't know how necessary that is.

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    I HATE knowing what's going to happen next; to me, there is no point to watching one if you've read the other. I respect that they are 2 different entities, unto themselves.
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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