This show is highly expensive to produce for a reason. It rules. Game of Thrones is interesting to me because each character is multi-faceted. They are all good and bad. They are all evil and righteous. You don’t know who to trust, who to root for, or against. It is really violent. The audience is constantly struggling with the fact that their beloved character will face inevitable death. Game of Thrones also features the two best things that could possibly exist on a television show: Nudity and dragons. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and occasionally have to put a pillow on your lap. This is why television was invented, folks.
I’ve been reading the third book in George R.R. Martin’s 5 book series, Storm of Swords, for a year. I have read 12 books in the meantime. Maybe it’s my short attention span, or the fact that its 3000 pages but, I’ve been lapping it. It doesn’t make the story less brilliant. The show succeeds at covering most of the plot, given the relatively small 10 hour season. There have been two seasons so far and I highly recommend buying season 2 on DVD or watching it on HBO. If you think 20 hours is a lot of time to dedicate to a show, try 1000. Because that’s how long it took me to read this. New season begins March 31st.