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This show is really slow and really fast. It takes a while for an exciting scene to happen but when it happens, it is fascinating. Great first season.
I joined into this show late, on purpose, because I knew there would be so many cliffhangers and a change from the book plot - that I decided to wait. My waiting has paid off, it seems like 'Winter is Finally Coming' and the show is as good as everyone has been raving about for years. You fall in love with the characters, the settings and the plot. I love the direction that they choose to go with for some of the female characters (Cersei). Everything about this show is great. Catch up, because HBO has really outdone itself with this fantasy series.
Why are there no Dothraki-dialog English subtitles on your digital versatile disks of 'Game of Thrones'? Where can I go, on this Web site, to discover how to get the missing subtitles; and why are they missing in the first place? This is a spectacular omission! Please contact me at your earliest convenience with a solution to this error of yours. (Having to view the entire series with constant English subtitles is not a solution.) Thank you for your timely attention to this matter.
I thought Season One was very fascinating & engrossing! I am anticipating the Season Two series. All the Drama is building up now for Me!! I can't wait to watch more!
This show is one of the few cases I have ever seen where the visual medium is better than the books. The show streamlines the rather meandering plots from the books, for the most in successful ways. The acting is superb in this show. They got fantastic actors like Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Sean Bean for the roles. The sets are amazing. The costuming is sublime. In his books, George R.R. Martin set out to bring the grittiness, bloody darkness from medieval Europe that the rest of epic fantasy tends to gloss over. The show brings it to life in gory technicolor, telling the story of political machinations amongst four houses: the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens, plus all their hangers-on. At the start of the series, the Targaryens, who were the previous ruling house, are, as far as anyone knows, down to two: Viserys and Daenerys and living in exile. The Baratheons, led by King Robert, had won the throne through a rebellion about sixteen years prior. Ned Stark is one of King Robert's closest friends, who has to make some tough decisions. The Lannisters are one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in the seven kingdoms, and one of their members, Cersei, is Robert's wife, and the queen. The show is utterly fascinating, though not for everyone, as there as scenes of graphic violence, sex, nudity, and language.
The fantasy world of George R.R. Martin is brought to the small screen in a dazzling way. The characters are well developed and the actors who play them provide stunning performances. The story will keep you guessing and gives some surprising twists. This is produced by HBO so expect some language and nudity.
I did not like the Game of Thrones Season One. There was a lot of violence and unnecessary vulgar language. The nudity/sex scenes had little to no supporting story line. The show was irritatingly slow. I cannot recommend this show.
You haven't watched this yet? What are you waiting for? The 6th season starts on HBO this month, so you have a lot of catching up to do! The show is more accessible than the books (although the books are fantastic), but not suitable for young people, as there is a lot of extreme violence and quite a bit of sexuality. Highly recommended.
special effects were good, but too much unnecessary vogar language and sexual scenes. story was lame,slow,
Watched the first episode and that was enough. Not my cuppa tea. Give me Chris Haddock and "Intelligence" any day.
Like "Lord of the Rings" on steroids !!
Well worth the long wait aat the NYPL.
I agree that its best to watch it on DVD.
...and, if possible, see several episodes in a row at one time,
Its like living in another world !!
DARN ! ... now I have to wait for Season 2
Season 1 of just another deeply racist Television series is the extremely sleep inducing bore i really knew it was period.Season 2 is most definitely not changing my mind about this extremely over hyped and overrated series so far period.
If you enjoyed Lord of the Rings, or fantasy novels that deal with a medieval-ish setting, than start watching this series!
I have to congratulate the producers: a lot of thinking and money went into realizing these books, and it shows: the costumes, sets and decor are magnificent.
Deliberately paced, even ponderous, GoT takes itself VERY seriously; expect lots of sententious declamations. Power through the first episode, where the scenery and sets do all the work and the actors (with a couple of exceptions) are like so many blanks. It really does improve, but let's face it, this is a bleak world.
READ the Books! So much better, and without the nudity and coarse language that concerns so many.
I'd heard so much about this, I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I wasn't disappointed. Once you get into it, and think you know which direction things are going, the plot takes a different twist than expected. Very clever writing. I'm hooked. The cast is terrific; the settings; the music; even the introductory sequence is mesmerizing. Epic series. FIVE STARS.
I wouldn't say the first season is great, but it is good. It mostly sets up for what is to come. I thought it started off strong, slowed down to almost a boring pace, then picked back up again. Overall though, it is worth checking out if you like that LOTR type genre/atmosphere. The second season is better in my opinion and I'm waiting on the third now.
I watched this series on the recommendation of friends who know how much I enjoy epics and sagas. I was a little afraid, thinking I would be totally lost because I have not read the books. It's actually pretty easy to follow. The music, the sets, the costumes, the actors (esp Sean Bean), the sheer detail and scale are all incredibly magnificent; but for me, the storytelling is plodding and oppressive punctuated by acts of sex or violence. I was prepared for brutality, but I was not prepared for the graphic sexual content. It is definitely not Tolkein! I do intend to read the book(s), but I do not know if I will continue with series.
Another knock-off of Lord of the Rings, yet a really compelling story that is unnecessarily drenched in blood and gore and sex. Maybe the series was dumbed down from the book to appeal to the masses. The acting is wonderful, especially the always fascinating Sean Bean (who played Boromir in LOTR). The music and photography are terrific also. Worthwhile watching even with the negatives.
This series was slow to start, but picked up nicely. Can't wait until to next season! Hope there's dragons!
Absolutely mesmerizing, fantastic, wonderful, couldn't stop watching it, episode after episode. I can't wait for Season 2 to come.
Unfortunately, the library won't be getting the second series which is out now as it's rated R18 and they don't get R18 DVD's...a shame.
Other decent films based on books like the new one of Kerouac's "On the Road" won't be stocked by the library for the same reason.
Wow people really complaining about language, violence,sex, and nudity. We are all adults here are we not? It is HBO after all. Maybe you should stick with Disney, Abc family and the hallmark channels. This series is amazing they captured the characters just as I pictured them. I am completely hooked. Love how closely it folllows the books. As for the content it is perfectly fine for not easily offended adults, never children. Censorship takes out the realism and even though this is far from real it doesn't hurt to have some. Grow up already people. This world is far from candy coated. Lowest common denominator lol just because people like some realism really? I would say someone's a little full of themselves.