Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

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Creators:

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

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18 April 2011 | Jschool03
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| Finally, a Show that stays true to it's written roots
As an avid reader, I am often disappointed by what is represented by the silver screen. I initially get excited to see one of my favorite series on the big screen, and eventually walk away disgusted. For whatever reason, most shows and movies that are based on epic book series absolutely butcher the original content.

So when I saw the preview for "Game of Thrones" on HBO, I was immediately skeptical. Oh, I was going to watch it, but I didn't have high expectations. I did hold a little hope because HBO is known for their high quality shows.

I was absolutely shocked to watch the Pilot and realize that it followed the book almost to perfection. The language that is used by the actors is very similar to the way that it was written in the book, and events were not skipped. It stayed very true to the story without adding to it or removing from it.

The acting is superb and I actually felt like I was looking into Winterfell for the first time. I feel like I've actually got faces to add to the characters that I've been reading about for a long time.

If you have not read the books, you may feel as though the blatant sexuality is an addition from HBO to add some spice to the series. This is not the case at all. The books contained all of the sexuality that is shown in the Pilot. I am very proud of HBO for producing an amazingly accurate product. I will be watching every week for sure.

If you enjoyed what you saw in the Pilot, know that there are many other plot twists and action filled evenings to come. "Game of Thrones" has a ton of potential to be one of the greatest series that has ever been produced. I would highly recommend it to fans of the series and newcomers alike.

UPDATE:

I have now watched 3 Episodes and I wanted to come back and report some more. Even after 3 Episodes, the series is staying true to the written story. Overall the acting is still very good. I hate to watch a show that makes it look like the actors are reading a script. I don't get this impression with this HBO adaptation.

Each episode of this series leaves me itching for the next weekend. I really hate watching shows in real time because I enjoy absorbing several hours of a show at one time. But, a good show will keep you looking forward to it the whole week.

A special note to viewers that have not read the books... Keep watching! This series has numerous twists and turns and full of epic battles and action. It may seem like it's taking a little while to develop, but the reward is well worth the wait.

Even after 3 episodes, I would still highly recommend this to anyone.

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A good number of "Game of Thrones" actors had major roles in horror films. Sean Bean ("Ned Stark") starred in Silent Hill (2006) and its sequel, which also starred Kit Harington ("Jon Snow"). Bean also had major roles in both the Dark and Black Death (2010), In the latter film Bean had to match wits with Carice van Houten ("Melissandre"). Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark) and Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) starred opposite each other in the horror fairy tale The Hallow. Rose Leslie ("Ygritte") had a lead role in Honeymoon. Katie Dickie (Lysa Arryn) had significant roles in two scary films the ALIEN prequel Prometheus as well as The Witch this film also starred Ralph Inneson (Dagmer Cleftjaw) Ms Dickie had the lead in Outcast alongside James Cosmo (Jeor Moremont) and Dan Portman (Podrick Payne). James Cosmo went on to play a bristly priest in CITADEL Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) was the lead in The Last Showing, while his TV sister Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) had a double role in The Forest Ms Dormer joined John Bradley West (Sam Tarley) for some zombie horror in Patient Zero. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) also played two different people in Guillermo Del Toro's Mama. His small screen sister/lover Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister) has appeared in several scary pictures Laid To Rest The Purge and The Cave. Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), portrayed another very special boy In The Awakening he is joined by Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark) and Ian Hanmore (Pyat Pree) . Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) portrayed Old Nick in Let Us Pray Mr Cunningham also plays a gruff werewolf in GOT directors Dog Soldiers. True to form Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) portrayed another highly intelligent but implacable father in Patrick Evil Awakens, while in ALIEN 3 Mr Dance plays a very kind but ill-fated doctor. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) had a relatively big part in The Thing Awakens, prequel to John Carpenters's classic. Free Folk King Beyond The Wall Cirián Hinds (Mance Rayder) starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the supernatural revenge tale The Woman In Black. Michelle Fairly (Catelyn Stark) was part of the spooky classic The Others. Iain Glen (Jorah Moremont) headed the cast in the occult thriller Darkness. Loving Horror films Noah Taylor starred in no less than 3. In Red White & Blue he portrays a haunted soldier. Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None reunites him with fellow Thrones Actor Charles Dance. In The Windmill Massacre Taylor plays a man with something to hide. Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister) plays a lead role in the Irish haunted mansion movie The Lodgers and David Bradley (Walder Frey) goes along for the ride. Alfie Allen Theon Greyjoy) must contend with deadly aliens in The Predator, his TV big sis meanwhile plays a timid maid in The Wolfman remake. Essie Davis (Lady Crane) comes to fear literature in The Babadook. In The Invitation Michiel Huisman (Dario Naharis) throws a killer party for real. Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Tom Hopper find themselves contending with vengeance from beyond the grave in TORMENTED.


Quotes

Eddard Stark: You think my life is some precious thing to me? That I would trade my honor for a few more years... of what? You grew up with actors. You learned their craft and you learnt it well. But I grew up with soldiers. I learned to die a long time ago.
Lord Varys: Pity...


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During the opening credits, each cast member's name is accompanied by the insignia of his/her character's house.


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Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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