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Television: Game of Thrones

Lots of treachery and deceit and most importantly
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I watched the first episode, I have three on the DVR.
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Looks good. Too bad I don't have HBO.
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In case you were wondering lots of action in the last episode. Not a very long season either. I think we're halfway.
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^ Isn't that the typical trend for HBO shows...?
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That's pretty typical for most shows on cable, 10-13 episodes per season.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:28 AM
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I like Sean Bean as the lead. I think he's always the bad guy in his movies but he always had a charisma to his style. The Imp is the
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This show looks really good and I've been meaning to record it on my DVR. I've been into watching The Borgias on Showtime, once the season ends next week, I'll try and watch this.
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^i heard that was a great show. Hopefully it gets on Netflix
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^i heard that was a great show. Hopefully it gets on Netflix
Since its the first season its kind of slow because they are kind of establishing the characters and storyline, but its a good show for sure, I hope it stays around for awhile. Just a tidbit, when Mario Puzzo wrote "The Godfather", he based it off of the Borgias family, they are considered history's first crime family.

Sorry for the thread jack, back to the topic.
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I LOVE THIS SHOW! Sucks the king made Stark kill the wolf he gave his daughter!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:11 AM
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Beautiful wolves and apparently well trained in real life.
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I think jaffery is a punk bitch and he will die not long after he becomes king!
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My wife and I are fans!
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gah, dont have HBO. Hope its on netflix as well.
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Man is anyone else sickened by the prince of the kingdom in the Sky. The Sister of the Kings Hand's wife. The one who still breast feeds at 9-12yrs old ( Im guessing of his age). The story just keeps getting better and better. The plot thickens and thickens!! DAMN I LOVE THIS SHOW! I think we are going to find out the Goffery isn't the kings son, and a product of incest!
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Did you guys see the new episode already up on HBO Go. Holy shit stuff happens at the end and we lose a major character. I won't spoil it but grap your laptop or mobile and watch it!!!
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I saw that i could watch it on go last night. I will watch it today
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Downloading the newest episode right now

I've never read the books but a friend that has read them recommended that I watch the show. I'm enjoying it so far, a bit slow at times, but I'm still hooked
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:17 PM
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My wife thought I was watching porn on my phone thx to this last ep. Good stuff
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I LOVE THIS SHOW! Sucks the king made Stark kill the wolf he gave his daughter!
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Beautiful wolves and apparently well trained in real life.
They are actually a breed of dog called Northern Inuit. They are bred to look like wolves. In the book the direwolves have more of a role than they do in the show.

The Northern Inuit:
Thanks to its starring role on the blockbuster HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” the Northern Inuit dog breed is very much in demand.

The following is important information for those in the pet industry who are interested in dealing with this magnificent canine breed.
A History of This Dog Breed

The Northern Inuit, which resembles a cross between a German Shepard and malamute, is a relatively new dog breed founded in the 1980s by U.K. breeder Edwina “Eddie” Harrison.

Although they are often thought to be a wolf hybrid, and caused quite an uproar in Britain when they were initially advertised as such, this is not so.

Experts claim that these dogs are actually a mix of several rescue dogs of unknown origins, along with the Alaskan malamute, German Shepard and Siberian husky.

The result was a dog breed that is not only exquisitely beautiful; these pooches have great temperaments and make wonderful pets, provided that they are adopted by the right people.

Some Pros and Cons of This Dog Breed

Pros

This dog breed is very friendly, affectionate and loyal.
They are good with kids.
They are docile.
They get along well with other pets, especially dogs.
They are intelligent and easily trained, particularly as pups.

Cons

These dogs are prone to extreme separation anxiety; they are a poor choice for those who spend long hours away from home.
Although docile, they tend to be highly rambunctious.
They are inveterate diggers, and are not a good choice for those with prized gardens or lawns.

Potential Health Issues for This Dog Breed

Like many large dog breeds, Northern Inuits are potentially prone to hip dysplasia. That’s why many breeders recommend hip scoring, whereby the condition of a dog’s hips is determined by X-ray.

While there is no guarantee that future generations won’t suffer from this, the procedure should be performed before these dogs are bred to rule out possible risks.

Diet

As members of this dog breed are prone to sensitive tummies, experts such as the Honiahaka Northern Inuits recommend the raw foods diet or, at the very least, premium natural dog food brands.

A Dog Breed Star is Born

On the HBO show “Game of Thrones,” which is based on the first of an epic series of books “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, the Northern Inuit cast members portray fictional animals called “direwolves.”

On the show, they are adopted as pups by the children of a nobleman named Ned Stark (Sean Bean) after he and his cronies find them in a forest moping around their dead mom, who had been killed by a deer.

The makers of the show (on which the animal training duties are headed by the legendary Jim Warren) initially considered using actual wolves. But this idea was nixed because wolves present certain dangers – plus they’re illegal in the U.K., where the show is filmed – especially since they would be working with child actors.

The Northern Inuit breed was chosen because of its resemblance to wolves, yet they possess the requisite, adorable “aw!” factor required for the show.

Spoiler Alert!

Audiences have so thoroughly bonded with these dogs on a visceral level that viewers (yours truly included) were heartbroken when Lady (played by lovely doggie actress Zunni), owned by teenaged character Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), was executed in episode two.

Lady took the fall for Nymeria, the wolf belonging to Sansa's younger sister, Arya, (Maisie Williams) after Nymeria bit spoiled brat Prince Joffrey while trying to protect his mistress during a game of kiddie sword play turned ugly.

Meanwhile, actress Turner became so enamored with her canine co-star that the Hollywood rumor mill claims she adopted the pooch in real life.

No doubt the general public has fallen in love with these amazing canines, as well, which is sure to result in a massive interest in their adoptions.

That’s why those in the pet industry are well-advised to do their homework to ensure that these dogs are properly bred, well cared for and loved.

Information for Dog Breeders

As I always encourage those in the pet industry to give priority to the adoption route when customers are interested in acquiring pets, it’s important to point out that these dogs are available for rescue.

The highly respected Northern Inuit Society provides information about this.

The society also advises that any member of a dog breed classified as a Northern Inuit must be registered with the organization, as this is the only governing body for pure members of the breed.

Those who are considering breeding these dogs are well-advised to peruse and honor the society’s Breeders Code of Ethics.
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I knew it was a reall 100% wolf.. But in the show it was portrayed as a wolf, there for thats why I called it one. But thanks for the info. A beautiful animal non the less!
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It was awesome when that blond hair prick got the liquid gold dumped on his punk ass head!!
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^ Agreed! I love the "thump" his head made when it hit the ground. It sounded like metal hitting metal.

Anyways, I'm enjoying the show, but there's been no mention of the creatures in the forest since the first episode. What the hell?
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^ Agreed! I love the "thump" his head made when it hit the ground. It sounded like metal hitting metal.

Anyways, I'm enjoying the show, but there's been no mention of the creatures in the forest since the first episode. What the hell?
They have talked about the snow creatures that the Nights Watch must defend the wall from. Well the Leader of NW went out in a scouting party to search/ destroy! I can't wait till tonight's episode! Isn't tonight the Season finally?
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Yeah but besides those two mentions of the creatures, nothing else has been said
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Isn't tonight's ep the one that's been online all week. I'll be disappoint if it's the finale.
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Tonight is episode 7 (yes, it was on HBO Go all week). There are 10 episodes this season.
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I was going to say that would be some huuuuugggge cliffhanger to hold over till next season
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I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but "you ain't seen nothing yet." The rest of season 1 is going to be amazing, season 2 is going to be amazing, and if the show goes that far, the season(s) based on book 3 will be amazing.
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Great show!! A lot of T & A, way to go HBO!
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The latest episode is crazy! A lot of plot twists and more
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They really banged a lot in the middle ages. Como Perrito mucho!!
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last nights episode was so good, the hour goes by way too fast with this show. this has quickly become one of my favorite shows. think that i will start reading the novels once the first season is over.
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How many episodes are left in this season after tonight's episode?
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not sure, hoping the next episode is not the last for this season.
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Next week's episode (June 19, 2011) is episode ten and the season finale of season 1.

What were your reactions to the end of the episode? I knew what was coming and it was still shocking and wrenching to see. I must admit, though, that the many of the reactions to that scene from people who haven't read the book are priceless LOL.
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