HBO's Game of Thrones, based on the book by George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is a brilliant adaptation of the book. This series starts off with a trip into the frozen north, north of the Wall. Where we get a glimpse of things to come, and by things to come, I mean a lot of death. By no means does this series pull any punches. Mostly filmed in a studio, this beautifully directed series has many things going for it. First off is the cast, people as brilliant as Sean Bean, whom you probably know as Boromir from the Lord of the Rings movies, or Partridge in Equilibrium. Others include Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage. Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister, is someone you’re going to not only see a lot of, but grow to kind of admire. You’ll see why he’s been nominated so many times for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series.
The production is solid, the atmosphere is felt in every seen, and the death that surrounds everyone puts you on the field with whomever it is you decide to cheer on. There is no lack of banners to stand behind, four major ones play a big part in season one and by the end, the lines will have blurred enough for you to wonder just who deserves the throne.
Magic, sex and plenty of violence is packed into every episode. This series is defiantly for hard core fantasy enthusiasts. Mostly because it is likely the closest representation of how things could have been in an era such as the one Game of Thrones takes place in. What is the treat that lurks in the north, that everyone is so afraid of? What unseen danger comes from the south? And what about the danger and intrigue lurks in the very heart of the kingdom? Most of these questions go unanswered and is likely season 2 which begins April 1st on HBO, will be the most watch season to date.
I implore you to find a copy of last season, and begin on your journey into Winterfell. Bring your armor and sword, because its not going to be an easy one. Winter is came, now prepare for war. Season 2 is right around the corner. If you don’t watch Season 1 now, you ‘re going to miss out. Jump on the dragon and ride the wind to Game of Thrones.
Season 2 Trailer