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I see George R. R. Martin's "OF Fire and Ice" is due out next month in 10 episodes called "Game Of Thrones". Evidently 1 book for 1 season. Trailers at the HBO.com site.

Never read the books, my wife loves them, but in terms of length and depth make "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" trilogy look like Readers Digest.
 

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The first three books were completed prior to 2000. His pace has slowed down considerably with other projects getting his attention.
 

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This was a fantastic series when it was first published. It still is, but I have given up on it for now until all books in the series are completed.

I will be watching the mini-series though.
 

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Why are they doing a miniseries of an unfinished series? Won't that just leave everything hanging and unresolved, with no change of completion for many, many years?
 

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If they do a book a year he has 4 years to write the next one.

I take it in this genre to start writing a series and not finish is not unheard of.

My wife was reading a series by Melanie Rawn called Exiles and the 2nd book was published 12 years ago and no #3 yet. I never buy trilogies or more unless all the books are out and done. I made an exception for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because I can live with no 4th and if it comes out, bonus.
 

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Wooo. But I'll probably skip the rest of the books until the series is finished. A book every five years requires a re-read of the series to get back up to speed and while the books are good, they're not *that* good.
 

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It was a touch confusing, but this is an epic series of novels, that would be a daunting challenge to televise in 1 hour episodes.

I think that once the characters and plots are established the show will flow a little more fluently.


It would be like watching the LOR trilogy extended cuts in what would be 1 hour chunks. Tough going!
 

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Is it worth checking out.
 

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I am biased because I'm such a fan of the novels.
The production on the show is first rate.
Excellent sets, locations and special effects.
From memory, they appear to be using some of the same people that were involved with The Sopranos - cinematographer Alik Sakharov and Director Tim Van Patten jump out.
And in no way to dismiss the quality of the actual episode material, but the opening credits were my favourite part!
 

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I liked it in general although I agree it was a bit hard to follow at times, mainly because you don't really know all of the characters and their relationships to one another. I think I'll rewatch the first episode since some of the earlier scenes will now make more sense. I'll definitely stick with this one for a while and it's great news that they've already announced there will be a second season. My biggest pet peeve with the traditional networks is they are far too quick to kill off new shows if they aren't instant hits so I don't even bother watching most new shows now unless they at least make it past their first season. With HBO it's nice to know I won't be just getting into a show only to have it abruptly dropped (although I still hold a grudge with them for not wrapping up Deadwood properly and replacing it with that disastrous surfer thing).

And I agree the credits were very cool. :)
 

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I had to to watch the first episode a couple of more times and after watching the second episode the characters are much more clearer to me. Great show thus far and I am sure it will get even better.
 

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What one would expect from HBO and its European production houses but is it always necessary to add sex scenes that really add nothing to the show. As one reviewer put it.....the series looks like Playboy Channel meets History Channel.
 

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Don't watch the Spartacus or Camelot series then. HBO is not the only one. I find Game Of Thrones to be minor compared to those two. So why single out HBO?
 
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