Game of Thrones Premier

Since I started talking about HBO’s new series, Game of Thrones, based on George R R Martin’s books, I guess I might as well comment on the first episode.  It just finished, and I gotta say: it rocked.  I might be biased, of course, since I love A Song of Ice and Fire.  But I thought the show was quite well done, and as far as I can tell, true to the books.  Which stands to reason, considering Martin is an Executive Producer on the show.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.  And, of course, to A Dance with Dragons.  The release date is advertised to be 12 July.  No offense to Mr. Martin, but I’ll believe it when I see it.  The date has been pushed so many times now that I can’t really bring myself to count on an advertised release date until it actually happens.

Anyway, I liked the first episode.  My wife was taken aback, in several spots.  But then, what can you expect when you see Cersei and Jamie at their best, right?  Ah, the things he does for love….

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  1. My husband and I both had read these books multiple times, so nothing in the first ep surprised us. Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage were awesome, as to be expected, and the guy who played Viserys was spot on excellent.

    I worry tho, that for casual viewers who aren’t familiar with the books, that the first ep was too much info too fast?

    1. Dunno. My wife’s never read them, and she followed it quite well. Of course, she’s good at following movie plots. The main thing I wondered about, for the uninitiated, is there wasn’t a lot of -action- to hook them in. It was all exposition. But then, there isn’t that much action to this point in the books either, so it’s probably all good. 🙂 But then, I’m biased.

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