As my name might indicate I,m a GOT fan and have been since 99.Simply the greatest fantasy novels ever written and amongst the greatest fiction ever written.I despair of it ever been completed however although i understand that George r martin is not my witch.
I,d watched the 14 minute preview twice already and enjoyed them.For a fanatic like me it is clear that the series will be quite different from the books.Already characters, events and the script has been changed but I like that because I will have two different experiences of the story.
The first episode is solid with some gorgeous visuals and great acting.Most of the actors nail their characters.I had a few minor gripes.The feast scene at the wedding looked kinda crappy like their was only 30 extras.It looked like a xena episode not a raucous gathering of 40000 warriors.Why did the other leave the black bother live.Winterfell did not look as impressive as I would have imagined it could.But I,m nit picking.It was still very enjoyable especially as I was watching it with my brother who was completely shocked at the ending.Roll on next week.
The books have been on my to do list for a while, are they as "adult" as the show , I don't mean the sex etc but over all ?
From the start of the show I was constantly reminded of the elder scrolls
Enjoyed it. Lookin forward to more.
I haven't see The Borgias but this is quite a perceptive post - the world of the Borgias seems like a very big inspiration Martin's books, far more so then LOTR.
I watched the first episode of GOT and although there were some good scenes, overall I generally thought it was ok. I was a bit disappointed by it there were not many actions scenes. The opening was great and then it seemed to dissipate some. I will continue to follow the series and see if it gets any better or slips into a darkened mire!
I have watched The Tudors, The Borgias and The Pillars of the Earth. I wasn't interested in Spartacus as Gladiators and that time line don't really interest me. But having said that, I will say that the best series I have watched so far is The Tudors. IMO.
I have to say that was my overall impression too, that it was only ok but nothing special. Being perfectly honest there was nothing I saw in the first episode that has me looking forward to the next one.
I have to say, having just finished Season 1 of Rome, if people are deeply troubled by the nudity of GoT, they'd be in for a shock at the brazen amount of nudity in HBO's previous epic. I haven't seen that many wangs since ... uhhh, never mind.
In any case, I think people are too precious about these things. It's just breasts.
Not too sure about the first episode.
It looks like it has a big budget, but the acting lets it down IMO. I expected more... enthusiasm, more intensity. It felt like they were reading lines in a script.
Also... Why is Arya called Aia? Or did I not hear properly?
Looking forward to next week's installment anyway
did Sky cut any of it like they did with Spartacus and Deadwood?
Pronounciation I think, she's still called Arya.
I thought the acting was spot on.
Best review out of everyones...well done Lirange!
I liked it a lot. Lena Headey did fine as Cersei, she's not much of an actress but she can do that cold emotionless thing fairly well, like Arnie is best when he's playing a robot
The opening credits are fantastic imo, gorgeous music and the clockwork/board theme works really well.
Finally I have something worth watching on telly other than Fringe, which is coming ot the Season finale pretty soon.
I really enjoyed the first episode and it felt like i was watching a movie rather than a TV show. It really seemed to set up the different aspects of the story. I havent read the books so I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
I LMFAO'd at the "imp" getting blown by the escort. Quiet a bit of sex/nude scenes in it, but they don't just seem to be thrown in for the sake of a bit of boob, it all ties in with the story telling. On a side note, that Lena Heady one certainly can take it
Lookin forward to next week!