I started watching Game of Thrones as I have run out of series to follow! It is an epic story of Kings, Queens, Dwarves, Dragons et al. beautifully interweaved into a highly unpredictable plot. I love Fantasy – mainly in books. The movies always disappoint me. When I watched Eragon, I couldn’t help myself grumbling Whaaa over and over, however, Game of Thrones is different.
To begin with, I did not read the book before I watched the series and I loved every moment in the series. Wonderful characters, witty dialogues – although the language doesn’t sound archaic like in most fantasy stuff and a very interesting plot. Let me stop you before you rush to buy the DVD to gift your 12 year old niece – There is nudity involved and the director has made no attempts to underemphasize. So, If I were you, I wouldn’t watch it with family!
I finished watching the entire series in 3 days – you know how! I can’t wait for the next season to begin so I started reading the second book – Clash of Kings.
My favorite characters so far have been Arya and the dwarf Tyrion Lannister. Peter Dinklage’s exceptional performance thoroughly deserves an Emmy! I am glad they are still alive. One thing which is very different from other series/movies is that there is no protagonist here and the writer doesn’t mind killing the good guy. This is what I enjoy most in the movie – it is not a moral story!
I hope my my humble attempt to lure you into watching this will work. Let me know if you watch it, like it or don’t like it in the comments!