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  • DeeElle
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    OK, so I'm trying to stop sulking about the cancellation of RUBICON. Spartacus is for fanboys, and the casting spoils CAMELOT for me. The BORGIAS is ponderous and joyless.

    For a rousing costume drama I'll cast my vote for GAME of THRONES. I'm looking forward to your comments on that show

  • RevenantThings
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    Hey,

    Just wondering what you mean by Spartacus being for fanboys. Spartacus was the best show all last year in my opinion.

  • TheTVCritic
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    Hi all,

    Donna - I'm glad you're enjoying Game of Thrones. I hope you've found my reviews of the first 4 episodes. I have had several people ask me to podcast about it and if I have time I will try.

    While I agree about Spartacus being very good, it is definitely the opposit of Rubicon in style. And I don't just mean the obvious visual aspects. I mean Spartacus is a show that works so well because the emotions and desires of its characters are obvious and presented for all to see. Rubicon was all about characters trapped in a world of secrets and emotional suffocation.

    So it's no surprise that the two might attract different audiences.

  • RevenantThings
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    Hey Robin,

    Just finished your podcast with Brando about Game of Thrones. You mentioned how you thought the direwolves grew rather quickly. I just rewatched the pilot and saw the mother direwolf of the litter and noted how huge she was. It looks like the direwolves aren't done growing by a long shot. Based on how big the adult carcass was I'm guessing the wolves are about a quarter grown. Factor in the fact that about a month has passed in between episode 1 and 2 and I think it's pretty reasonable to see the wolves at that size. For what it's worth maybe you could go back real quick and see?

  • TheTVCritic
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    Hey,

    Thanks for commenting.

    I will take your word for it for now. And that's a good spot.

    I don't think enough was made of how much time had passed between episodes. Aren't they still in Winterfell in episode 2? Why are they still there when Ned is supposed to be off to King's Landing? I don't remember feeling like so much time had past.

    Robin

  • RevenantThings
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    Hey, only took 5 months to make a proper reply. :/

    Anyway, After re-watching the show yet again the only reference to time passing between episodes one and two was a passing comment by Catelyn to Ned (I think, could be wrong but someone said it) about how long the Lannisters have been in Winterfell (which was a few weeks). Then you have to assume it takes another few weeks for the gang (everyone except Tyrion, who is going north to check out The Wall) to travel back to King's Landing. A decent amount of time for the family to get attached to their respective pets, especially children.

    You also have to factor in the fact that according to the UK safety laws with using child actors, real wolves couldn't be used so the production team settled on Northern Inuit Dogs (As per Wikipedia anyway). I'm hoping now that the series' popularity has grown significantly, that HBO will give the special effects team enough funding to design convincing direwolves as they become more prominent later.

  • TheTVCritic
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    Ha. No worries. Yeah I'm sure you're right that they are meant to have spent a few weeks there. But from our perspective it feels like a day or two later.

    A friend of mine just watched Season 1 and that was his assumption. It's only natural as any other TV show would just pick up where the previous episode left off. I think those early episodes suffered a little from that sort of misunderstanding. By seasons end it wasn't a problem.

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