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    Has anyone started watching Game of Thrones - Season 2 yet? It's brilliant! As a lover of the books, I have to say I'm loving the TV adaptation. So happy it's done by HBO as well.

    The casting is great, although they have aged the characters. I'm wondering, if they continue making the series, how they are going to explain how the children age? By the time they get to the final book, the actress who plays Arya will be 20.

    I kinda wish I'd waited until the end of the season so I could download them all and have a marathon.

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    Yes I LOVE it! DH is also reading book 1 to my bump!!

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    Yes I'm loving it too!
    As far as the ages of characters goes, rob stark is meant to be 15! I guess they couldn't really have a young boy playing him cos they know we need some eye candy. A 15 year old kid just wouldn't do it for me
    But the people that are 'old men' like Stannis are meant to be around 40. I suppose in that world they grow up quickly and die young (I guess like in medieval times here). So it's appropriate that they all look older than their years.

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    Lovin it!

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    I persisted with season 1 - although I was a bit put off by the amount of violence - sexual and bloody - as I feel all these new HBO series are following this theme and it's getting a bit predictable IMO. I do like the grittiness and rawness of these shows, but it seems obvious they are trying to throw some semi-pornographic scenes in simply to appeal to the audience or just for shock vaue when they're not really necessary. Seems cheap to me, and the violence against women is appalling. Not sure I'll bother with season 2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    I persisted with season 1 - although I was a bit put off by the amount of violence - sexual and bloody - as I feel all these new HBO series are following this theme and it's getting a bit predictable IMO. I do like the grittiness and rawness of these shows, but it seems obvious they are trying to throw some semi-pornographic scenes in simply to appeal to the audience or just for shock vaue when they're not really necessary. Seems cheap to me, and the violence against women is appalling. Not sure I'll bother with season 2...
    I can see how it's not appealing to some but to be fair, in this instance it's nothing to do with HBO. They are following the books extremely closely and all the sex and violence is in there.

    The story is amazing and they have been spot on with their casting.

    Arya is on our list for girls names now LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    I persisted with season 1 - although I was a bit put off by the amount of violence - sexual and bloody - as I feel all these new HBO series are following this theme and it's getting a bit predictable IMO. I do like the grittiness and rawness of these shows, but it seems obvious they are trying to throw some semi-pornographic scenes in simply to appeal to the audience or just for shock vaue when they're not really necessary. Seems cheap to me, and the violence against women is appalling. Not sure I'll bother with season 2...
    They've actually toned down the violence and sex scenes from the book. It's nothing to do with HBO.

    As the director said, if they were true to the books they'd be in jail now haha.

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    Another fan here! I've never read the books either so I think I need to buy them now. I can't wait till the dragons are big enough to invoke fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    I persisted with season 1 - although I was a bit put off by the amount of violence - sexual and bloody - as I feel all these new HBO series are following this theme and it's getting a bit predictable IMO. I do like the grittiness and rawness of these shows, but it seems obvious they are trying to throw some semi-pornographic scenes in simply to appeal to the audience or just for shock vaue when they're not really necessary. Seems cheap to me, and the violence against women is appalling. Not sure I'll bother with season 2...
    No offence but it seems you haven't actually read the books. They are sooo much more graphic- it's all part of the story. As PP's have said, it's not a HBO thing at all- in this case its a George R. R. Martin thing! I don't know how well one would understand or appreciate the show without the books as reference- they set the scene and times in much greater detail than the TV show could hope to do- I recommend you read them before watching any further if you can. They are amazing!
    I love how closely they have managed to stick to the story- they've really captured the bleak, gritty feel of The Wall and the characters are so well cast! I know what you mean OP with regards to age but in sort of medieval times 15 was a grown man! As for eye candy- hate to admit it but Jamie Lannister- phew!

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    Yes Jamie Lannister is gorgeous! Very well cast. Robb's cute but I'm abit (ok alot) too old for him, even though they've aged him up. Same with John Snow.

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