We continue our “memorial coverage” of what was going on at our website three years ago to the month. March 2009, then – what are your favourite recollections from those days?
In terms of the number of posts, that month was the sparsest of them all. Only 8 posts, can you imagine? Compared to the several-a-day mode we are in at the moment. Still, there was some substance to our discussions and revelations.
- David and Dan disclosed – in a Swedish newspaper, no less – that the pilot is to be shot in Ireland, starting October. Not specifically Northern Ireland, but hey, that was the first whif of any solid news on the pilot in a long time. We also caught a rumour on what the HBO’s President of Programming thought on the prospective series back then, and were happy to hear it.
- Further topics of discussion were music (which turned out really well in the end, I’m sure you would agree), and one that never gets old: the importance of age and appearance of actors cast.
- Winter also speculated on the ratings (an issue we are going to return to in these last few days before the season two premiere), and made an estimate of what they should be for the show to be considered an initial success. We now know that Thrones reached those numbers, and exceeded all expectations in terms of the buzz it generated, but back then we were still anxious and unsure, yet hopeful.
Hear Me Roar: I hope you guys like these posts. Did this one bring back any particular memories? Did new readers learn something new about WiC.net’s history? Share it with us in the comments.