Thursday, June 16, 2011

Game of Thrones



My media intake is constantly through the roof, I watch movies and tv pretty much every moment I'm not playing video games. While I do watch so much, there is still much that falls below my radar. Game of Thrones has been on the edge of my radar since it was announced, although there was never such great talk among my circles as to draw me to it. That is until my friend Renda, from Line Zero and Pink Fish Press asked me about it; the tipping point had been reached and I needed to watch it.


Armed with nothing better to do with my day and a vague interest in the contents of the show, I began watching Game of Thrones. The setting is a fictional land with well thought out and diverse civilizations. For the most part the primary characters are Noblemen, so there is alot of politics and backstabbing.  The casting for the showing is absolutely top notch, my favorite characters being, Eddard Stark(Sean Bean) and Tyrion Lannister(Peter Dinklage). Game of Thrones has a very large ensemble cast and picking out the best performances would be a very difficult task as all of the characters are so well played that they are believable and enjoyable.   It's hard to concieve that it was spawned from a series of books and games, since translation to the home screen rarely carries over well.



What intrigues me more than the per-episode-plots are the over arching background stories and myths that are spoken of throughout the series.  Legends of dragons, fierce battles and power struggles of the past, and winters that last for years on end; all give the world a very rich and lived in feel that I find so enjoyable in such fantasy realms. I look forward to seeing if these fictions come to light, that dragons and monsters will roam the realm again.


The Quality of the show is great as only HBO can produce, in years past there have been so many badly produced fantasy movies and tv shows it is always a crap shoot whether or not a new one will be good or not. Even the ones that were "good" (Xena, Legend of the Seeker) always seem drastically under produced and had a cheesy feel to them. Game of Thrones is a fantastic example of what the genre of Fantasy can be.

33 comments:

  1. LoTR flashbacks everytime I watch this show!

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  2. I can't blame you everytime I see Sean Bean, I think he's going to try and steal the one ring :)

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  3. Peter Dinklage is really awesome in this - clearly the best of the mini actors.

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  4. I cannot agree more, if he doesn't win awards for this show, then they should never give awards again.

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  5. "All dwarfs are bastards"

    Lol @ poster.

    Anyway, nice review for a TV show, although I'm not a great fan of the fantasy genre. :)

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  6. I've honestly never heard of this show. I'll try to look around for it now though.

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  7. I really enjoyed the show, but, coming in to it from having read the books, I always felt as though it would be hard to follow if you hadn't read them.

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  8. Sounds like a good show. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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  9. Im definitely gonna look into this show, ive seen commercials but i was always scared it was just gonna be another fail of a fantasy show. (also your profile pic is win) +1 follower

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  11. Legend of the Seeker is based off my favorite book series the Sword of Truth. I haven't watched the show yet, but I bet I would have trouble watching it as they won't stick closely enough to the actual happenings. :(

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  12. i love it too, had to buy the book too

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  13. agreed with above comment fateIT :) ill be following you

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  14. The visuals and use of color really reminds me of lotr too. That murky green color everywhere.

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  15. I told you that you'd like it.

    The Khalessi is my favorite character.

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  16. very nice tv serie, entertaining and with good quality... i enjoy to watch this

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  17. I hope it is on Netflix soon.

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  18. haha, agree about LOTR

    OT: Thanks for the hint about using a translate "widget"! :D
    Have been tinking about something like that, have just been to lazy to check it out, haha

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  19. Haven't even heard of this! Sounds great!

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  20. I've never heard of this show, I'll watch it on the weekend when my exams are over -.-

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  21. Not seen this, my old man keeps banging on about it. Everytime I see Sean Bean I think of Sharpe. Think I am gonna have to watch it.

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  22. I personally think Jonathan should have the throne, just so he can get back Rebecca ^^ followed

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  23. Never heard of this but it sounds great will be checking it out, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Watched the first couple of episodes. Very well done. Production values are high and the story is quite good.

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  25. I'm always like, I'm gonna watch it now, but I never do :(

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  26. I want to sit down and watch the show, but I think I'll enjoy it more if I read the books first

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  27. Hm, this is interesting. I might have to check it out!

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  28. Never heard of this but it looks good, i might go rent it now!

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  29. Sounds interesting might have to check it out

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  30. Why doesn't Dinklage grow out his goattee like in that picture? He looks like a boss. In the show, he looks like a little boy. lol

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  31. weird he never seemed like a little boy in the show to me.

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