Monday, May 28, 2012

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is my new literary and show obsession. It is about seven families who are all fighting in order to gain control of the Iron Throne. I started book one, A Song of Dance and Fire, a little bit ago and the writing transports me completely to the world that author has created. It's full of detail and fantastic imagery. If you're looking for something mesmerizing to read, then you should have this on your list. It's definitely a 'Must Read' book.

The show, which airs on HBO, is one of the best shows on television. The acting is spectacular by all the actors involved. Peter Dinklage is my favorite because he plays Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion Lannister is one of the best characters ever created. He is brave, witty, courageous, funny, and kind. He is very different from the rest of his family, which is why I like him so much. I loathe his vile nephew, Joffrey, and his two cruel and conniving siblings, Queen Cersei and Jaime.

I'm not sure how large the budget is for the show, but it must be pretty large given how beautiful the sets and sceneries are. The amount of attention to detail that is displayed in the props and costume design is incredible. This might explain why both Season 1 and Season 2 only contain 10 episodes each. I've read that Season 3 will also contain 10 episodes. I wish they'd do 12 or 13 episodes instead because I cannot get enough of it!

It should be noted that Game of Thrones is not for children. It's full of violence, sex, vulgar language, and scenes that would most likely frighten them. It should also be noted that Game of Thrones is not just about  violence and sex. It's philosophical and it contains a lot of beautiful scenes. It's also extremely addicting, so once you start watching, I doubt that you'll be able to stop.


monty said...

I love Game of's awesome. Can't believe the season finale is already upon us this Sunday. Dang! Guess I will have to get by on re watching seasons 1 and 2 all over again.

Kalli said...

I can't believe it either! It's kind of bittersweet. I'm excited for the finale because I know it will be amazing. I'm obviously sad because it won't be back for another 10 months. At least True Blood is coming back. It better be good this year!

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