Game of Thrones (TV series)
01.03.2012 @ 21:17 #1
I don't know if there already is a topic up for the superb TV-series Game of Thrones - and good luck with the search criteria "game thrones" on these forums - but I just had to share my joy to notice the voice of none other than Letho of Gulet himself appear on screen in an episode of the series. It is my second viewing of the show (warming up for season two), and the first time around, I did not notice; this time, however, the voice I heard was unmistakably familiar. In the eighth episode ("The Pointy End") we are introduced to the colourful character Shagga, son of Dolf, of the Storm Crows hill-tribe, played by Mark Lewis Jones who also, you guessed it, lent his voice to the English version of Letho.
Once again, sorry if this has already been mentioned somewhere, but my partner and I thought it was awesome to hear his voice, and figured it was worth pointing out to our fellow Witcher-geeks.
Also: Is this not one of the most brilliant TV-series ever?
01.03.2012 @ 21:52 #2
It is! I'm a huge fan of the books and I'm glad that I can say that the series does them justice. It's incredibly well-made and the cast is just SPOT ON. Arya above all. But they all were so unbelievably close to how I imagined them (except for the other Stark children, because they were made considerably older - but the actors did a great job nonetheless in capturing the characters' essence, especially Jon Snow).
I'd like to point more characters out, but I don't want to diminish the others... Hell, they all are amazing!
Nice find! It's not easy to think of Letho when seeing that hairy barbarian!
02.03.2012 @ 00:12 #3
Yes, it is quite remarkable how little criticism the series has received for not fulfilling the expectations of the fans. I haven't read the books, myself, but friends of mine who have are all extremely pleased with how it turned out. The characters, as you point out, are especially close to how they seem to have read them in the books. That does not happen often.
Just look at The Lord of the Rings films: Surely good films all around, but so many liberties were taken both in story and characters (The Two Towers being the main culprit), that some fans of the novels consider pure blasphemy.
02.03.2012 @ 02:31 #4
Overall i'm very impressed with the adaptation, i'm one of the picky beggars who thought Mr Jackson absolutely ruined the Lord of the Rings by making Frodo a coward and fiddling too much with the script. Mr Martin's work however has been treated with some real respect in this adaptation.
Still think Neds pups look a bit too dark.
Bishop's Hood, a picturesque hamlet in the Peak District National Park.
02.03.2012 @ 02:55 #6
But that's a pretty cool find OP! I didn't notice.
02.03.2012 @ 04:36 #8
In my opinion it's one of the finest book to screen adaptations ever made. And I am a huge fan of the books, have been for a decade. I only have one criticism about the whole series, actually. A strange choice involving one of my favourite characters, Sandor Clegane.
02.03.2012 @ 09:02 #10
well coming to topic, Game of Thrones is THE BEST tv show I ever seen so far and it is one of the most well made ever (I strongly say #1, it is #4 at imdb if someone cares)
if you haven't read the books then do so a complete satisfaction.
can't wait for season 2 already!
War is coming. And so is The Witcher.
02.03.2012 @ 12:24 #11
There's an expression that comes to my mind now, but it's in italian and it's pretty dirty... anyway it can translated be like
Curious, no similar english expression comes to me.
If you didn't tell me he's actually Letho, I wouldn't ever say watching\listening him in RL.
I should start following Games of Throne probably
02.03.2012 @ 16:25 #12
Yea, you most definitely should. I only watched it for the first time now (actually, the last episode will be on tonight) and I'm very much looking forward to the second season. Do yourself a favor and watch it in full HD, if at all possible, and enjoy the jaw dropping beauty of the shots. And then marvel at great acting and a riveting story...
02.03.2012 @ 22:28 #13
always skeptic about fantasy tv shows and movies, even Jackson's Lotr makes me "meeeh". Still don't remember the last fantasy movie\book\whatever I watched\read... (except Pratchett). But I've heard lots of positive reviews about GOT, so probably this is the time
02.03.2012 @ 23:57 #15
03.03.2012 @ 00:02 #16
Rejoice! For the DVD/Bluray release of Season 1 is merely days away.
(Or a couple of weeks, depending on regions.)
03.03.2012 @ 20:39 #19
always skeptic about fantasy tv shows and movies, even Jackson's Lotr makes me "meeeh". Still don't remember the last fantasy movie\book\whatever I watched\read... (except Pratchett). But I've heard lots of positive reviews about GOT, so probably this is the time ›››
Not to sound overwhelmingly impossing, Sec, but I think you should really try the novels first! There are some little things and subtleties that are lost in the TV series, like hints of the past between Lord Eddard and her sister Lyanna and other stuff... I could write about this for hours, but just to show how much I like it, I think it's very far superior to "the Lord of the Rings", which is more standard fantasy and pretty fanciful at that.
"A song of Ice and Fire" is more grounded in reality, and does acomlish several things at the same time: the story of a family, a civil war with great scope, full of epic moments and conspiracies, moments of true humour, moments of real dread, and characters that are great stuff for medieval parodies, like Brienne.
You should be able to find cheap paperback issues too in the internet, at least form the first novels.
03.03.2012 @ 21:02 #20
Huh so they had him voice other characters, didn't even know that until now.