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How many books/volumes are there? Where are we right now in the TV series compared to the books?
There are 5 books currently published out of a planned 7-book series. Seasons 1 and 2 of the show line up with the first two books, and Season 3 is supposed to cover about half the material of the third book.
Actually, now that I think about it, I wonder if they started making this show too early? If they keep producing the show at this pace, then it should look something like this
2011: Season 1 (Book 1)
2012: Season 2 (Book 2)
2013: Season 3 (Book 3)
2014: Season 4 (Book 3)
2015: Season 5 (Book 4)
2016: Season 6 (Book 5)
2017: Season 7 (Book 6)
2018: Season 8 (Book 7)
but since the series isn't yet finished, this seems like it could be a major problem. The books have come out, on average, once every 3 years, which would point to Book 6 being published in 2014 (Book 5 came out in 2011) and Book 7 in 2017...which means that they'll have a really really small amount of time to adapt that book if Season 8 is to come out on schedule. I suppose they could buy a couple years by breaking the fifth book into two seasons, and doing the same with the 6th (assuming it has enough content to be broken up in that way), but even then there might not be enough time. There was a 5-year gap between publication of books 3 and 4, and a 6-year gap between 4 and 5. If that pace holds, then the show could run out of content to adapt by Season 6.
I think they will extend it. I think some of the books could certainly be split up, other than Book 3. Hell, there is so much that goes on in Books 4 and 5, and GRRM has hinted that Book 6 will be BIGGER.
Yup, and one thing to keep in mind is that books 4 and 5 are essentially the same - at least from a chronological perspective. You just see different part's of the story in books 4 and 5. In the show I am sure they will mix it all in so each character's storyline stays fresh. You could have those two books easily take three seasons...
Good point...it is actually going to be quite a mess, because you can't do the TV show the way the books are...there are battles occurring real time while other more mundane issues are going on elsewhere.
I watched the beginning of year one before starting the books of which I read all 5 without one down for long. Martin, the writer is a bit twisted. After watching Daenerys emerge naked from the pool I was rocked by the girl playing her's beauty. Then I read the book and found out she was only 13 at the time, according to the book, and somehow I feel guilty. It's clear Daenerys will remain THE main character through the end of all 7 books unless Martin throws more major twists which he most certainly lhas throughout. Really good TV and even better writing.
so when was the first book written? The people who right these type of things and how they intertwine everything through each volume are crazy....in a talented way
That episode last night was crazy. I didnt read the books, nor plan too, but Rob Stark getting stabbed in the back (litteraly)....dat shit was cray. I really cant wait to see how things unfold on 3 fronts....the first being the mother of draggons/calise/darthrakie horse queen/uber hot slut compiling her army. The second is how things pan out with other Baratheon with the red headed witch slut (I feel that she has an alterior motive and will fight the mother of draggons down the road in some fashion). And three, what is going on up near the wall, with those weird Zombie snow creatures and the supposed "winter" thats coming. I think its safe to assume Joffrey eventually gets capped, and Im curious to see how any retaliation for the red wedding last night may happen. I think its clear that if you dont have any "magic" that your efforts to obtain the throne will be futile
The first book was published in 1996. George R.R. Martin is averaging almost 4 years between books, so here's hoping he doesn't die before the series is finished. He allegedly has the entire storyline mapped out already. He gave an outline to the tv show's creators, just in case, and so they can tailor the modified tv story to fit the book ending - much like J.K. Rowling told Alan Rickman the entire story of Severus Snape before the last few Harry Potter books were revealed, so he could work little nuances into his character through the first few movies that would come together in the last few. So, worst case scenario, he dies and someone else ghostwrites the last book or two, but at least he already has the story written out so we won't have to rely on someone else coming up with the ending.
I don't want to say any spoilers, so I'll just say that it's really interesting how people react who have never read the books.
Also - if the timeline seems strange or confusing, it's because it's being twisted by the show. In the books, the 3rd and 4th books take place concurrently, but Martin split them into two books so a handful of main characters only appear in Book 3, and the rest only appear in Book 4 (with the exception of Arya, who appears in all the books). As a result, events that happen at the end of Book 3 (i.e. the big thing that happened in last night's episode) technically happen after more mundane events that'll appear in the beginning of the 4th tv season, but it was done to preserve the major climaxes of books 3 and 4.
Finally, here's a compilation of reaction videos to last night's episode - hilarious!
Best reactions to the last scenes of GAME OF THRONES S03E09 (Spoiler Alert). Credit goes to all the YT Uploaders!! Thanks people for this great footage!
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The RW was done well in the show. I just started AFFC today. I am looking forward to seeing how coldhands is portrayed in the show. That is all.
I hear ya...how old is the dude? There is always that possibility that he changes things or new/better ideas are drafted in
I was actually texting before that scene started to get real, because it was just some boring dialogue, and I quickly looked up and saw Rob Starks future baby mama getting stabbed in the belly and was like "hoe hum"....and then was like, "holy shit, shit just got real"
Also, Im curious to see how theon (?) Greyjoy story line comes about....i think he plays a role in his family taking control of the north, and possibly repenting for his sins and getting revenge/justice for the RW
Ha, those reaction shots were hilarious! Glad no one had a camera on me at the time because I was pissed/disgusted/wtf'd all at the same time. But after the initial shock, I love it! The good guys don't always win in the real world, why should they in our fantasy novels?
This clearly isn't a Harry Potter novel.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. -- Mark Twain
He's 64 now, but he's a large fellow and not in the best of health. You bring up a good point - even if it's little minor things, I trust Martin more than anyone else to be able to finish the series perfectly.
That's one of my favorite parts about the series. Martin just keeps punching you in the balls to remind you that the good guys definitely don't always win. Having read through the 5th book now, I can tell you that what just happened really was necessary for the story, but it doesn't change the fact that it never would've happened in Harry Potter or Twilight or Hunger Games or any other recent mega-popular book series. I have to imagine the 7th book is going to contain some absolutely ridiculous character deaths, because there have to be a lot of unhappy endings.
This is a little bit off, books 4 and 5 are the ones that partially overlap, and the Red Wedding takes place in the middle of the third book.
I am really excited for the season finale next week.
But its going to be a long 8 months waiting for Season 4.
Sundays episode was awesome, really captured that ending so incredibly well...but even leading up to that it would have been one of the better episodes. Some really great fights both in Yunkai and between Jon and the wildlings, the continued fantastic dynamic between Arya and the Hound, and even a moment of pretty great comic relief when Gilly calls Sam a wizard. One of my favorite episodes thus far.
You hope the actress who plays Catelyn finds her way to the podium next award season though, she was the star with an absolutely powerhouse performance
Edit: unsure why this quoted my other post, this mobile site can be finicky sometimes
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I was the same way. I looked over at my wife and was like wtf just happened ? She said I don't know but they just killed my favorite people. Lmao. I was like daaaaaaammmmmmm!!! On to the dragon lady she said. Lol. Great show and I am enjoying it big time. I haven't read any of the books, but going on a cruise for out 15th anniversary next week and downloading the first two to her kindle fire Nd gonna catch up on them.
Will Joffery get married in the finale? I hope so......I won't get into details about his wedding if and when it happens.
I thought he would when the season started, but I don't think so now. I suppose its still possible, but I doubt it.
Yeah...I don't think they will cram it into the last episode. But I am thinking it has to happen sooner rather than later in the next.
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