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In Production: Season 3

For all those of you who do not [[YET]] have HBO, here's the promo video that aired earlier tonight, just before the BOARDWALK EMPIRE finale.



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Dec. 3rd, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this - we have HBO, but HBO Canada didn't show this promo last night, sigh.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Seven Hells!
Holy crap I can't wait for this. Thoros, Dondarrion and Mance oh my. Margaery Tyrell is crazy hot.
Juan Manuel De Privitellio
Dec. 3rd, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Looking great. Lucky for me summer is only beggining and I'm mostly waiting for TWOW, but I'll forget about book and series while wishing this summmer lasts forever. I love when this happens, La Pedrera is so awesome. So are westeros stories.
The crannogfolk appear at last, and the great King beyond the wall. This WILL get interesting.
Hope The Queen of thorns gets as scheming and dramatic as the book.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I have watched this four times already, simply delightful.
Daniel De Vivo Creazzo
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Just 4????? haha you mispelled 24!
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
So, the real question for this season: Will HBO finally see the light and provide a way for GoT's fans to watch the season and support the series without paying Comcast's extortion fees.

To be clear, I have no problem paying HBO whatever they want for GoT. Through Comcast, I pay them an additional $10/month (not all of which gets to them, I'm sure). If I had to, I would pay $60/month direct to HBO.
However, I will NOT pay Comcast $50+$10/month for (lousy) service that I don't want or need, just to get access to HBO's content. I'm sure many other Comcast-hating fans will make a similar choice.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Comcast is cable, yes?

If you don't want cable, go satellite.

I'm with DirecTV myself, and love the service. Not only do I get HBO, I get NFL Season Ticket.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, Comcast is cable.

The problem is that I have no actual interest in traditional TV. I'm not remotely interested in 140 digital channels. I watch all my entertainment on a projector-connected computer. The content comes to me digitally, so I don't actually need the extra hardware of a cable box or satellite dish. I watch my series through iTunes and through Netflix rental, which allows me to watch what I want, when I want, and pay for what I want to watch, rather than buying a package full of something useless to me.

I am more than happy to pay for entertainment that interests me, and I want to financially support great shows and the people who make them. But I'm not interested in buying bundles full of features I don't want or need, and I'm not interested in supporting the utility monopsony. However, as the market is currently structured, I have the choice of doing both, or doing neither.

Note that this exact same issue is a dilemma not just for me, but for essentially all my friends. We're all early-middle-aged, overeducated professionals who are also hardcore SF/fantasy fans and diehard ASoF fans. We're the sort of evangelists who tell everyone we know about the series (books and TV both).

And we don't have a lot of patience for the parasitic middlemen which constitute most of the traditional content distribution system. Granted, these middlemen were once an essential part of the ecosystem, but the need for them is greatly diminished in the modern era. Yet they persist, largely by controlling access to highly desirable properties like GoT, and bundling them with stuff that many of their customers just don't want.

What HBO needs to understand is that there are a lot of people who are in this position, and we are some of your most fanatic fans. They should want to give us what we want - it's in their direct short-term and long-term best interest.
Dec. 4th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)

Here in Canada, satellite is (best) provided by Bell...and they're doing Fiber Optic TV, dubbed 'Fibe'. Satellite & DVR is a good combination, as you get time shifting PLUS can record the shows. I think I prefer DVR over 'on demand' services. Plus I find the signal & quality is superior, even with the regular basic channels.
Dec. 5th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Accessing HBO
I so agree. HBO needs to get out of the dark ages and stream their shows direct over the internet. I don't own a television and I have no interest in buying any other TV shows other than GoT, so why should I have to buy Extended Cable just to buy HBO just to watch GoT? I would gladly pay HBO for the 10 (or 12) show run every year, but I do not want to have to buy access to a bunch of TV channels I don't have any interest in.

Come on HBO, sell access to the show per episode or for the run, you would make a pile of money from us TV-free folks.
Bitte Kjlhede
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
games of thrones
can't w8 4 it
Dec. 4th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
I first saw this posted while I was browsing the internet in my living room (laptop). Other family members were watching the tv, and I had earphones in. I screamed out OH MY GOSH I THINK I SEE BERIC DONDARRION AND THE BROTHERHOOD WITHOUT BANNERS AND OH MY GOSH I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE OF ANTICIPATION.

I *JUST* finished reading A Storm of Swords (absolutely amazing, one of the best books I've read - and I read a LOT), and now I'm into A Feast for Crows.

The last time I was this excited about a book series was when Harry Potter was coming out and I was but a teen.

I cannot express in words my love for A Song of Ice and Fire.
Dec. 5th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
HBO Subscribed
I just subscribed to HBO to get ready for Season 3! I love your books and this show has been incredibly engaging. The casting was very well done. Rarely do I feel that a show or movie really captures characters as they appear in text, but that is definitely happening here. Please keep up the great work!
Ayesha Yezdani
Dec. 5th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Can't wait...
and ofcourse I now to come to one of life's greatest dilemma's...am i finally old enough to watch the series? considering i have my highschool finals coming up....i don't think so...maybe next year *sigh* in the mean time i'll just reread the series :D
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