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I watch Game of Thrones on HBO in Singapore. The nudity I have heard so much about has been completely cut and I assume some of the more graphic violence has also been cut. The editing seems to be a lot better than most shows and is not that obvious.

Am I likely to be missing any major plot developments or is it all just pillow talk?

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what happened to brandon stark in the first episode of season1? :) –  oers Jun 1 '12 at 9:52
    
heh I didn't know his name, but yeah he heard something then he got shoved. –  row1 Jun 1 '12 at 10:02
    
If they cut out the things that brandon saw (nudity scene with a certain couple), you might have missed something important. –  oers Jun 1 '12 at 10:08
    
In that particular scene you didn't see exactly what he saw, but you could hear it and saw them covering up afterwards, so it was obvious what happened. –  row1 Jun 1 '12 at 10:11
    
A majority is definitely character development which I think is integral to the plot itself because this series is so character driven. –  TylerShads Jun 1 '12 at 12:20
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Personally I don't think the show would be worth watching without the sex and violence, but that might just be me. To actually answer your question though I think many of the sex scenes actually establish character and subtleties of plot, and the same might also be said of the violence.

According to Here be Geeks about 2-3 minutes have been cut from each hour in Singapore, and they express concerns that many of these scenes will be integral to the plot:

Some gore or sex could probably be safely edited out of the shows, but I fear that certain scenes will be rendered useless due to censorship. Lots of ... Game of Thrones eps have violence and gore that and (sic) in some way or another is integral to the plot, and while off the top of my head I think most of the boobs from Game of Thrones can be edited out, there’s that one key scene in a whorehouse that I think really speaks volumes about quite a major character and his worldview.

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That doesn't sound too bad. It would of been nice if they had elaborated on the whorehouse scene so I could know what they are talking about. The only scene in a whorehouse from season 1 that I can remember involves Theon Greyjoy. –  row1 Jun 1 '12 at 14:06
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@row1, I'm sure the scene they are talking about involves a lengthy discussion between Petyr Baelish and a pair of his whores while they are at work. The discussion establishes a bit of his history and his motives. –  John Mar 12 '13 at 18:28
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