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A Song of Ice and Fire: HBO TV Series!

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  • GimGim Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Writer's strike

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    They only bought the rights. Companies buy rights to make tons of adaptation that never even get thought about being made.

    No other progress has been made.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    The Wheel of Time adaption had the chance to work. I heard they canned it because the script writers wanted to take out huge parts of briad tugging and sniffing, and Robert Jordan refused. This resulted in the projected episode length being too long for viability.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    a wheel of time adaptation would have been awful

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  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    a wheel of time adaptation would have been awful


    If you cut out all the fluff, it would have been an episode.

    Okay maybe that's not totally fair. 3 episodes. Tops.

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I totally forgot about The Tudors.

    Awesome show. And another reason why Showtime is awesome.

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  • langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.

    Also, I was really looking forward to this series. If there was a group of people that had the ability to not cock this one up, I'd say it was HBO.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.

    Also, I was really looking forward to this series. If there was a group of people that had the ability to not cock this one up, I'd say it was HBO.

    You should make a post on The Wire, then. Fill it with links, info, and pictures, and maybe you'll score some converts.

    I've only ever heard good things about The Wire, but I didn't tune in because I didn't know what the fuck was going on every time I flipped past it... it just looked a little like The Shield without the awesomeness that is Vic Mackey.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.

    Also, I was really looking forward to this series. If there was a group of people that had the ability to not cock this one up, I'd say it was HBO.

    You should make a post on The Wire, then. Fill it with links, info, and pictures, and maybe you'll score some converts.

    I've only ever heard good things about The Wire, but I didn't tune in because I didn't know what the fuck was going on every time I flipped past it... it just looked a little like The Shield without the awesomeness that is Vic Mackey.

    I'm in the same boat as Drama - I want to watch the Wire, but I haven't had the wherewithall to start at the beginning. I'm sure I will some day.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've got the first season of the Wire and I've a few hours to kill in the campus center before my friend gets out of class and we go see Juno, so I might watch a few episodes.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Wire isn't that long, is it? It's about the same length as Oz and Oz kicked ass.

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

    I second that. I haven't made an account for the TWOP forums, but I do enjoy reading their views of the shows.

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Wire seasons can actually be watched independently from each other if you need to, but you definitely get more out of it if you start from Season 1. I watched Season 4 before I saw anything else and I thought it was the best season of television I had ever seen.

    The general consensus on the awesomeness of seasons tends to be: 4 > 1 > 2 > 3

    And Omar is the most baddass character ever.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Every time someone says The Wire is the best show ever made (and that happens quite a lot), I just can't believe them. It's a fucking cop show.

    I clearly need to watch it to prove myself wrong.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't know best but it is damn good.

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't know best but it is damn good.

    I'm really excited to see what happens with bubs this season. And lots of other shit of course, but it's the last season, so I'm expecting good things.

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  • shadowaneshadowane Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This thread is totally off course, but The Wire is an excellent show because it isn't just a cop show. Sure some of the main characters are cops, but depending on the season they aren't the main focus at all.

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  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

    Last time I browsed TWOP forums I grew breasts from all the estrogen in the air. That was embarrasing.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    geckahn wrote: »
    I don't know best but it is damn good.

    I'm really excited to see what happens with bubs this season. And lots of other shit of course, but it's the last season, so I'm expecting good things.

    Munch is going to be in this season. (Allegedly)

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  • RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

    These are the guys who flamed The West Wing into the ground because every comment the show made was "about TWoP and our staunch criticism of the show."

    It is probably the most self-absorbed web-based community I have ever seen. Even more so than ours.

    Raynaga on
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Raynaga wrote: »
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

    These are the guys who flamed The West Wing into the ground because every comment the show made was "about TWoP and our staunch criticism of the show."

    It is probably the most self-absorbed web-based community I have ever seen. Even more so than ours.

    Yeah, I seriously would never point someone towards TWOP. You know, unless I hated them.

    shryke on
  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Raynaga wrote: »

    These are the guys who flamed The West Wing into the ground because every comment the show made was "about TWoP and our staunch criticism of the show."

    It is probably the most self-absorbed web-based community I have ever seen. Even more so than ours.

    All the same, their posters are detail observant and they have a fairly high level of writing quality, which I appreciate. Their attitude does suck sometimes; that's why I haven't made an account.

    Honestly, it's hard to find a better place for learning miniscule details about a show you like, and maybe a few snarky quips. Official show forums tend to have lowest common denominators as posters.

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Raynaga wrote: »
    langfor6 wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    HBO still has Curb and The Wire. And The Wire is the best tv show ever made, but it is on the last season now (just started).

    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    I wish there was a TV forum, just so I could go talk about The Wire for weeks on end.
    I recommend TWoP for all your TV related needs

    These are the guys who flamed The West Wing into the ground because every comment the show made was "about TWoP and our staunch criticism of the show."

    It is probably the most self-absorbed web-based community I have ever seen. Even more so than ours.

    Given Aaron Sorkin's noted superiority complex, and not really having any context beyond what's presented here, I have little trouble imagining that he did indeed add little digs at TWoP.

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    geckahn wrote: »
    But Showtime has Californication, Weeds, and Dexter. Plus the L word, although I've only watched one ep of that, seems decent though.

    The L Word might be the most watchable bad show of all time.

    Seriously, almost nothing on that show makes sense and the showrunners basically admit that the whole thing is fanservice. People get together and break up without a lot of logic, and they get some pretty serious preachiness in (the last season introduced a lesbian soldier, which opened the door to quite a lot of anti-Bush rhetoric, for example). It suffers from a lot of the same problems as Queer as Folk (US).

    That said, the show is still watchable because there's really nothing on TV like it, the actresses are appealing (and diverse, they give a job to deaf actress Marlee Matlin, which I give them mad props for), and some of the softcore porn (make no mistake, it is...) on the show is hotter than direct-to-video sex stuff.

    Now that I think about it, Leisha Hailey from that show would probably make a good Cersei Lannister. Unlike Julie Benz, I wouldn't give Jack or Shit if she left her current show to do it, either.

    Yeah I love the L word, and not just for the delectable sarah shahi.

    Also corroborate the people saying The Wire is awesome, because it is. I'm only partway through the first season and I'm already loving it. I don't think it's addictive like 24 but it's damn good.

    valiance on
  • DuoRCNDuoRCN Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I really thought there was some news on the series. Disappointing :|
    So, when is Dance supposedly to be released?

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DuoRCN wrote: »
    I really thought there was some news on the series. Disappointing :|
    So, when is Dance supposedly to be released?
    There is no date for Dance. Don't hold your breath.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Instead spend every waking moment at www.georgerrmartin.com, reading his not-a-blog, like I've started doing. Seriously, I'm about ready to add it to one of my Opera sessions just so I don't forget to check every day.

    Tamin on
  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Martin says that readers of his website will be the third to know after his agent and publisher.

    While I am generally in favor of writers taking the time they need to get things right, there comes a point where the guy should just sit down at his damn typewriter and pound something out. What's he got to lose by just choosing a path and going with it? He can always go back later before its published and change, and he might come up with something he likes by accident.

    Then again, the guy's published more than I ever will, so I suppose he doesn't need my advice.

    Oh, and Heath Ledger for Jaime Lannister.

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  • ApostateApostate Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Every time someone says The Wire is the best show ever made (and that happens quite a lot), I just can't believe them. It's a fucking cop show.

    I clearly need to watch it to prove myself wrong.

    This is exactly how I had felt about it too. One of my friends was all over me to watch this. Usually he just like quirky stuff. But I had been hearing increasingly high praise for it recently so I gave it it go.

    I actually started on the third season. It really blew me away. I immediately went back and watched the prior two seasons. It just makes every other show out there seem so small and insignificant. I also recommend that you try and watch 3-4 episodes at a time, if possible. The story arcs can be complex and seeing it over several episodes at once helps a lot.

    Apostate on
  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh my god

    I'm just a bit over halfway through the first season

    The Wire is amazing.
    And I loved the bit in one of the early episodes where they're investigated the dead crime scene, and eventually find the bullet in the fridge. It takes them like seven minutes and the only word they say during the search is fuck. And they talk constantly.

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  • ClevingerClevinger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Apostate wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Every time someone says The Wire is the best show ever made (and that happens quite a lot), I just can't believe them. It's a fucking cop show.

    I clearly need to watch it to prove myself wrong.

    This is exactly how I had felt about it too. One of my friends was all over me to watch this. Usually he just like quirky stuff. But I had been hearing increasingly high praise for it recently so I gave it it go.

    I actually started on the third season. It really blew me away. I immediately went back and watched the prior two seasons. It just makes every other show out there seem so small and insignificant. I also recommend that you try and watch 3-4 episodes at a time, if possible. The story arcs can be complex and seeing it over several episodes at once helps a lot.

    So did I, actually. There would be an episode before every new episode of Deadwood, so I gave it a chance. I was completely lost for a lot of it, but I'm so glad I did. Even with it being so complicated, and me not knowing two seasons worth of backstory, it all came together at the end of the season in such a beautiful way.

    Despite some things being spoiled, I'm almost glad I started there so I could see just how damn complex and wonderful it got, since that season added the Carcetti/political viewpoint.

    Clevinger on
  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Martin says that readers of his website will be the third to know after his agent and publisher.

    While I am generally in favor of writers taking the time they need to get things right, there comes a point where the guy should just sit down at his damn typewriter and pound something out. What's he got to lose by just choosing a path and going with it? He can always go back later before its published and change, and he might come up with something he likes by accident.

    Then again, the guy's published more than I ever will, so I suppose he doesn't need my advice.

    Oh, and Heath Ledger for Jaime Lannister.

    I am reminded of the special features on Hot Fuzz, where Kevin Smith was at the Jersey showing, and took part in the Q&A afterwards. He said he was just telling them to power through, because they were going for like two years on the script. "Just power through man, just sit down and do it!" And then he makes Jersey Girl...and they make Hot Fuzz.

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  • SkySky Registered User
    edited August 2008
    And now, nothing. :(

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  • ClevingerClevinger Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    What the hell?

    Clevinger on
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Sky is on a necroposting rampage this morning

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2008
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Martin says that readers of his website will be the third to know after his agent and publisher.

    While I am generally in favor of writers taking the time they need to get things right, there comes a point where the guy should just sit down at his damn typewriter and pound something out. What's he got to lose by just choosing a path and going with it? He can always go back later before its published and change, and he might come up with something he likes by accident.

    Then again, the guy's published more than I ever will, so I suppose he doesn't need my advice.

    Oh, and Heath Ledger for Jaime Lannister.

    I am reminded of the special features on Hot Fuzz, where Kevin Smith was at the Jersey showing, and took part in the Q&A afterwards. He said he was just telling them to power through, because they were going for like two years on the script. "Just power through man, just sit down and do it!" And then he makes Jersey Girl...and they make Hot Fuzz.

    Man Heath Ledger would have been cool.

    Oh well.

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