HBO’s Game of Thrones is awesome! And the new year is upon us…if you have not seen Season 1 yet–then you may not understand the excitement! The rest of us, that have invested our time, are on pins and needles, as we wait for the awesomeness to return.
The first season aired last April to wide critical praise and about 2 million viewers. The show is based on author George R. R. Martin‘s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels (which I have yet to read because I do not want to spoil the show) and from what I hear it is a very truthful adaptation.
At first, it may seem overwhelming with so many characters and different locations–but after 2 episodes it is easy to follow. It is a drama full of political dealings, betrayal, family strife, dragon eggs, dire wolves, kings, wannabe kings and power, with a bit of the unexplained. If you love that kind of world, clever word play and enjoy the medieval time period this is for you.
With a powerhouse cast (so pleased that Peter Dinklage won the Emmy–he’s my favorite), beautiful sets and costumes, and fantastic writing Game of Thrones is a wonderful escape from the ordinary.
Winter is coming!! Be prepared…
Season 1 :
- New Teaser Trailer for Games of Thrones: Season Two (geeksyndicate.wordpress.com)
- Game of Thrones season 2: “Shadow” teaser trailer (coolstufftheblog.wordpress.com)
- A Game of Thrones…so good it gave me goosebumps (booksintheburgh.wordpress.com)