I've always loved the fantasy genre. SF and romance, too, but most of all fantasy. When HBO decided to make Martin's Game of Thrones into a series, I was definitely intrigued. What's more, it's hubby's favorite genre for reading, too.
However, we don't get HBO so I knew we'd need to wait for the DVDs. We heard so many good things about it we didn't struggle over the decision to purchase them when they were released. We also do that for True Blood. (Note: I haven't read the GoT books, but I have read the Sookie books.)
Long story short, we watched all 10 episodes of GoT in the space of a couple weeks. That's super fast for us, because we have maybe an hour a day free time, tops. Here's my mini review of the season:
Violence like WHOA, darkness, angst, nudity, gaggy incest, men who need baths, freaky stuff that might haunt you, intricate worldbuilding, not enough chicks, and some things that made me want to punch the writers in the no-no place. I'd give it a solid B. Very absorbing even if there wasn't much about it that gave me the happy. Plus I heard some rumor winter is coming, I dunno, those people were all really depressed. I think they had seasonal affective disorder, even the Huns, I mean, the Dothraki, with their grassland and Mediterranean climate sunshine.
We'll doubtless get season 2 when it's available as well. I kind of want to be watching it at the same time as the rest of the world, but then I'd miss the experience of powering through the whole thing in a short time. Feels more like a luxury that way.
What about you? Like to watch with the rest of the world? Hoard it up and overdose? Don't watch stuff like GoT anyway because it's too grody?
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