Wednesday, 11 April 2012

One does not simply not watch Game of Thrones

Hey yo! I've just starting watching The Tudors last night with my wife. And wow! We only watched the first episode but I can tell it's going to be a hell of a fun ride for the next four seasons.

Ever since I was a little tacker all things medieval have fascinated me. Which is why it's no surprise that my favourite show at the moment is Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a HBO series based on George R. R. Martin's series of five fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. I've been telling anyone who will listen for the past year or so, that you must watch this show! Go now do it! Watch it! You'll love it! As usual here is the plot outline according to IMDB:
"Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. The dominant families are the Houses Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between these clans, and with the remaining great Houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest North. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits."
It sounds like a lot to take in right? And it is, but once you start watching it you pick up the all the lore very easily and the Game of Thrones website is a valuable resource for those wanting to know more. Or hey! You could read the books! The awesomeness never seems to end!

I know I'm sounding like I want to take this show to bed with me, but it is that damn good! Great acting, great writing, brilliant story, awesome production and Sean Bean! . What more could you want? Sean Bean is the the pinnacle actor of everything fantasy related. If your going to create a really awesome fantasy movie or TV show it must have Sean Bean in it! See LOTR.

Peter Dinklage is another brilliant part of the show. He plays the part of the very entertaining imp Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage did such a great job that he won the Emmy last year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. You'd be a brave person to claim that he didn't deserve it.

The show has just started its second season, and episode 2 has just screened recording amazing ratings (the season 2 premiere had gross audience of 8.3 million viewers). On the back of this HBO has acted quickly and signed the show up for a third season (full article). This, of course, is a no brainer move for HBO - this show is making them a lot of money and raking up huge ratings.

To sum up this show will go down as one of the greatest TV shows ever. It really is compelling viewing, I implore anyone who hasn't seen it to watch it then shoot me a message or comment and let me know just how right I am!

That's it from me today. So much TV to watch and so many opinions to voice. I'm really enjoying writing this blog and I hope those of you that are reading it are enjoying it as well.



1 comment:

  1. Game of thrones is so good!
    Although, I did find it a little difficult to pick up names and characters in the show... so many characters, so little screen time!
    But, I've read all the books, and am waiting eagerly to see what happens to my favourite characters!!