I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones last night. I've never read the books -- all I really know about them is that many of my friends find the character of Jaime Lannister swoon-worthy. (After watching this first ep I am, of course, thinking "WHAT?")
Things I liked: --beautiful locations, sets and cinematography --high production values --interesting relationships --quirky kids --Lord Stark (SEAN BEAN!) --his bastard son (I don't know anyone's name!)
And I enjoyed playing "spot the BBC character actor" as I watched.
What traumatized me: --the sexual brutality --the heavy cloud of IMPENDING DOOM hanging over EVERYONE I LIKE
Despite this trauma, I'll watch more.
Did any of you recognize Jason Momoa as the scary warrior dude who marries the trembling albino girl? (Names? Will I ever learn them?) Anyway, it seems that Momoa's ticket out of Scifi TV obscurity is playing barbarians. How interesting -- far fewer lines of dialogue to memorize, I guess!
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