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I agree about not needing 2 seasons. They could probably do a 2 hour premier and finale along with a special 2 hour ep for the first cliff hanger somewhere in between. The problem with 2 seasons is that season 3 will probably be pretty boring until the end. Then season 4 will be crazy good. They would need to somehow find a way to chop up the book to balance out the seasons.
I don't believe for a second that Martin would let them finish the series on TV prior to finishing the book. I just can't believe any author would give us total creative license on their baby to somebody else. Though the chance that there is a 10 year wait between the second to last season and the final season is high.
Your average UofM fan and I have something in common, neither of us went to UofM. Though we do share One major difference, I got Accepted.
I heard that he told them the story arc in case he dies before he finishes. I would think that they'd wait for the books as long as he's still around.
And what, put the actor's/writers/costum designer/makeup people on hold for a couple years? Plus tell HBO to wait for its most profitable show? Hollywood doesnt' work like that. Martin knew was he was getting into when he signed the rights. The show absolutely will not wait for him. My guess is that he releases Winds of Winter some time around when they are doing season 4 or 5 of the show and then he will realize there is no way he will get out Dream of Spring in time. He then will become the primary writer and/or executive producer for the show and finish the books after the show is done. Not ideal, but the guy just won't write fast enough.
That would really piss me off. It could also be that he realized he needed a prod in the rear to finish, and the show is forcing him to speed up.
Then again, Robert Jordan died before he could finish Wheel of Time . . .
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I think he got paid by the page - no other reason to explain why those nooks just kept on gooooing
Just add more boobs. Makes everything more Interesting.
I would burn my copies if that happened and say Eff the books and the Series. That would be the dumbest thing i could ever imagine happening to a great book series.
Here is a link to some season 3 news. Also, Dominic West (McNulty from The Wire) turned down the Mance Rayder role. Said he has 4 kids and didnt want to be away shooting in Iceland for so long.
There has been quite a bit of news over the past two weeks that wasn't big enough for a full article. Since we like to present our readers with the best
Actor who plays Ser Ilyn Payne is dying of cancer. Don't know if he feature prominently in the books.
Without saying much, he has a role in Feast for Crows (book 4). He could also be easily replaced with someone else with decent writing.
That would have been nice to know back on Dec 31 when I made my dead pool picks!
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I've read this now from numerous people. Do you think I would be able to jump into book 3 with without reading books 1 & 2 but seeing season 1&2?
I probably wouldn't do that. There were some parts of the second season that really started to deviate from the books. Plus there are all sorts of characters who are minor/nonexistent so far in the show that have pretty substantive roles in the books.
I would highly recommend reading the entire series from the start as there are some character details and back stories that you might not pickup on just from watching the first season. That being said I thought the first season of the show did an excellent job of staying faithful to the book so if you wanted to skip the first book you probably could start with Clash of Kings (2nd book in the series) and have a solid understanding of what is going on. But like the poster above mentioned, the second season did deviate from the book at times so I would not recommend starting off with Storm of Swords (3rd book).
Just finished Storm of Swords. Holy. Fucking. Shit.
I read ahead. Just know that if you read the books you aren't going to enjoy the show as much.
thanks for the info. I don't read a lot of these types of books so I had trouble keeping all of the characters straight in book 1. Maybe I'll re-slog through the first two next.
I'm just looking forward to seeing some more of these tits
If you can replace Dumbledore, you can replace Ser Payne
I listened to Books 1 and 2 while working. They are really good audiobooks.
This - the guy that plays the pyromancer (and who was originally going to be Pycell) does 500+ voices. It's amazing.
Yea, amazing ending. Book 4 is different, but I appreciated it. Last 250 pages of book 5 are pretty
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