About the Christie film, it was actually a part of a series called "Marple" starring (first) Geraldine McEwan (who I HATED in the role) and then Julia McKenzie. I don't know why they listed the later episodes as "TV movies"--they're clearly episodic, in the mold of series shown on Mystery! or Masterpiece. I liked them, but they were deeply edited from the source material. It seems nothing is sacred these days, as anyone who caught "Blandings" would know to their sorrow.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Ok Knov i must confess i knew the Red Wedding was coming after stumbling across a site with irate book fans but what was your reaction ? , It sure was a game changer . It is strange in so much as the Dany and Jon Snow storylines are dragging and moving slowly while the Robb Stark storyline was speeded up .
Yeah, I knew the Red Wedding was coming too. I wasn't all that impressed by it. I expected it to be a heartbreaking scene. When Ned and Drogo died, that was sad. This wasn't. It's a shame that the Starks keep dying though.
A difference between the books and the show is that Robb's wife wasn't pregnant in the books.
I have this theory that with three Starks left including Jon Snow(ok i left Sansa out ) they will determine who sits on the Iron Throne but that is still 5/6 years away and no sign of the final book coming so who knows .
Looking at the Game Of Thrones Wiki its seems there is another younger Stark child aside from Bran that has not been included in the series .
I was not surprised it was not the jaw dropper i anticipated and i agree the scene could have been made much more tragic .
No its not that ,because we knew it was coming all impact and shock was lost ,the thing is also Robb and Catelyn Stark have never been characters that you really get emotional about so it did not really do much to me . The death of the Dire Wolf was sad though !.
The reaction to this episode has been amazing with people complaining about the brutality and bloodshed (obviously people who have never seen Spartacus ,Rome ,Borgias and Tudors )even so far as to dub it the most violent episode in Cable History .
Among the outraged D List celebs were Jack Osbourne and Joe Jonas and some Bachelor and Bachelorette ,personally i find their own shows more offensive .
Yeah, it's not a matter of it being brutal or not. The first one to die is Robb's pregnant wife after being stabbed repeatedly. That was pretty brutal. In the books, the scene plays out from Catelyn's point of view. I think it would have been better if it had been more from Robb's POV for the show. You could have a stunned Robb standing there as everyone is getting slaughtered around him (this sort of happens anyway). Then, just as he's about to act, we get "The Lannisters send their regards".
Not that Robb or Catelyn deserved to die but Robb's poor decisions led to his death. His people were turning on him. He was either going to die in battle or one of his own was going to kill him. If I felt bad for anyone, it was Arya. She thinks she's about to be reunited with her family, but we get the Red Wedding instead.
AS DYC thought, the S3 finale was anticlimactic. The news of Robb's death reach King's Landing. Tywin helped plan the Red Wedding. Lord Bolton is now warden of the north. Ramsay sends Theon's "prized possession" to his family. Theon's sister Yara plans to rescue him. An injured Jon returns to Castle Black. Bran heads north of the wall. Arya has more names to add to her list. The Night's Watch send messages all throughout the realm about the return of the White Walkers. Melisandre warns Stannis about the seriousness of the situation in the north. The slaves of Yunkai regard Dany as their savior.
The opening scene with the direwolfs head on Robbs body being paraded around on a horse was impressive .
There should have been a couple of real game changers in this episode if HBO had followed the book but they always end the season on a whimper not a scream . I have this fear not that every season will play like the first three ,some good episodes ,lots of filler ,shocking game changing episode than a muted finale .
Cannot figure out the purpose of Jon Snow really ,i thought he was going to be the one to avenge the Starks but he is back on the wall again , .The Snow storyline is just dull and drags ,Sam is the most interesting character .
Another aimless one is the almost human sacrifice who escaped in a rowing boat ,cannot figure out his purpose save for never ending wanderings like much of the cast .
Arrya had one of the best scenes and character development by contrast not much happening with Dany ,freed some more slaves ,her storyline is in real danger of becoming like Snows .
HBO should have ended with a couple of complete cliffhangers but instead they chose to drag things out even more ,I know they are worried about overtaking Martins books but seriously if they keep dragging things out longer than they have been they will lose viewers ,especially with the White Queen coming in Aug which was made to compete with GOT and seems to be faster paced .
So far we are two thirds of the way through Storm Of Swords ,for next season as well as concluding book 3 the plan is to film books 4 and 5 and run the stories together as each book omits major characters hence the merging of the two books .
At most HBO can only run 3 more seasons before catching up to Martin's books .