Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TV Tuesday -- Game of Thrones

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!

Who else watched? Thoughts?

[Cross-posted from Livejournal]


  1. I have Showtime, not HBO but I would gladly trade just to watch this series. The 15 minute preview left me with so many questions! (I haven't read the books either.)

  2. @Anne, I subscribe to all four cable stations just so I can watch these made-for-cable shows that are sucking away all my writing time. I AM LAME.

    But anyway, you should be able to rent this season from Netflix or something before too long, right?

  3. I just watched this today and it hooked me enought to see what happens in the next episode. I also know none of the names but I do like Stark's kids, especially the tomboy.

  4. but I do like Stark's kids, especially the tomboy.

    I like her, too, Nicole! And no doubt she'll be threatened with horrible violence at some point. *sigh* But I'm still committed to watching, for now.