S1E3 "A Place of Safety" -- w/ Book Spoilers

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Ditto on Lan and Nynaeve. Both so far are doing so well and the chemistry is already building.
 

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I loved that Rand didn't have a negative response to Dana assuming he could be gay, he didn't take it as an insult, just not the option for him. I'm wondering if they will make Rand sick after channeling accidentally.
 

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I DON'T WANT TO WAIT :p
 
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When Dana revealed herself in the room with Rand, was I the only person who had a momentary moment of panic thinking, "OMG they're bringing in Lanfear earlier than anyone expected!!"
 

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Thoughts on Thom. - I imagine a good gleeman would change his performance to suit his audience (I don't sing the same way at karaoke as I did when I was in college choir, after all...). This was a low tavern, not the kind of place where High Chant and the complete Karetheon cycle would be expected. His voice had the ability to be sonorous, as could be heard in the higher part of the song. The gravel is almost certainly an affectation (putting some vocal fry in your voice isn't hard if you know how to do it, though I wouldn't recommend it habitually). And the simplicity of the song chord structure was also likely to do with the audience - after all, why go through all sorts of trouble when the people aren't expecting much and will / can only tip the same either way...?

Loved pretty much all of this episode. Biggest questions for me at this point - will we get Elyas? I miss his so far nonexistent face.
OMG a pissed off Nynaeve in a whole camp of Aes Sedai with only Lan for dubious guidance? This should be fun :laugh:
 

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Ditto to Sorcha re: Thom's singing -- I took it very much as him fitting performance to venue, and wow, I hope we get a flashback of him in court bard splendor for comparison!

I'm gonna put all my thoughts of eps 1 - 3 here, because I'm bad at remembering which thing happens in which and this way i don't spoil in an earlier thread by accident

I already loved Nynaeve in the books and I love her in the show even more! Loving the chemistry and banter between her and Lan so much!

Great how the portrayal of Whitecloaks leaves us no room to doubt that they are horrible lol

MOIRAINE WHISPERING SIUAN GAVE MY GAY LITTLE HEART SO MUCH LIFE OMG

I loved the Moirane & Lan bath scene, I appreciate seeing a friendship between a woman and a man that can include intimacy without having to be sexual. Just... Bonded (pun fully intended, I'll see myself out)

The actor playing Rand keeps making me think of a red haired Anakin Skywalker/Hayden Christensen, but I have no complaints. Just giggling at being like USE THE FORCE, RAND

He DEFINITELY channeled to get that door open

The ambivalence over if the fire got lit by Egwene channeling or Perrin's attempt with flint and steel was great

I kinda hate Mat, but I also hated him in the early books, so that tracks. I did appreciate the marked difference in his crappiness once the dagger began to influence him, well played

ON TO EPISODE FOUR NOW PLEASE
 

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Y'all. I've gotta say it. I like tv show Mat so much more than book Mat so far. :look:

Mat has always been my fav and I love the way Barney is playing him.

I have to say I did not like book Nynaeve. I always found her annoying, especially at these early points. However. I LOVE TV Nynaeve. She is sarcastic, confident, and badass.

Ditto.

Aram wasn't annoying enough, and I feel like we need Elyas.

I don’t think I Aran was annoying until after he picked up the sword but yes we need Elyas.
 

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Didn't mat say bo**ocks in the first episode?!? Ha
 

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Oh!! Now I need to rewatch and hear him curse... :yes :p

I wonder if other folks who havent read the books understood that Rand was channeling to knock the door down. It was super casual (JUST LIKE RJ's WRITING STYLE..... :embarassed:mg :yay)
 
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