Thursday, April 5, 2012

Game of Thrones (Season 1)


"Sensational! Epic! Every episode is a major motion picture event for the small screen."

Now, I do have a confession to make.  This is the first time, and probably only time I will write a review for a show before I actually finish it.  I am only two episodes away but I just couldn't hold in my thoughts any longer.  I had to share them with you.

Game of Thrones is a no holds barred, pull no punches, in your damn face drama series on HBO that premiered on April 17, 2011. The series in based on a series of books by George R.R. Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones is actually the name of the first book in the series.  This is a sprawling epic, loaded with so much raw intensity, it is as if you are genuinely watching a 561-minute, big budget motion picture masterpiece on the big screen.  The cinematography, special effects, and production design are nothing short of stunning.

The number of characters and story lines are vast.  So I do recommend, keep your face off the facebook and glued to the television screen.   I have another admission, I did go back and watch the first two episodes and that helped get certain story lines and characters make a little more sense.  If you do not pay attention, it is easy to get lost.  I say, though, that adds to it's utter brilliance.  You definitely have to possess a brain to view Game of Thrones and appreciate it.

I am not giving any of the premise away.  If you have been under a rock lately, or you are like me and have been waiting to view it on DVD, then you know something about what it is about. I say, go into this spectacle fresh and a little uninformed. So, get your bowl of popcorn, turn off the puter, silence the phone, and put in Game of Thrones. Just play the game and enjoy the ride.

Thank you and see you at the next blog.

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