Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of American author George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. The show explores a medieval-like fantasy world with its plethora of characters all struggling in the only game that matters--the game of thrones. And in this game you either win or you die, there is no middle ground.

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  • Save yourself from Game of Thrones spoilers

    8.0
    A browser extension that hides any mention from fb/twitter/quora/reddit.. 1heJp0G
  • perfect

    10
    I just love this show and I cant wait till next week for new episode. also it was a great start for this season. and im so happy that joffery death was on his wedding.
  • Great reintroduction of the show.

    10
    The focus on "Two Swords" was not to further the plot, and that with a good reason.

    The main purpose of this episode was to remember the viewers of what they've forgotten over the last year since season 3, so they have to reintroduce the characters (at least as much as fit into one episode - see you next week Bran, Theon and Stanis), throw the new ones in the mix and show us the current state of Westeros.

    And that they did in an excellent way: the opening scene established that the Starks are beaten and the Lannisters are in power now, the introduction of Oberyn worked well, etc etc.



    So this could have been a pretty good episode - until the last 10 minutes.

    Probably the show creators thought, "pretty good" isn't good enough! We also have to remember the people why they love the show, why they waited so hard for a year and are so excited that it's back. So they ended the episode with a scene that made a "pretty good episode" into an excellent one. :-)



    Imho the whole Arya & the Hound sequence is a masterpiece: from the rather funny and lighthearted start to the thrilling entrance into the barn, to the right-paced escalation of scene to the Hounds fight to the chilling showdown with Arya.

    The whole thing could have been from a Sergio Leone-western (I'm a huge fan of the "Dollar"-trilogy) and would be considered a classic now.

    (Actually Arya's revenge looks like a homage to the climax of Leone's classic "Once upon a time in the West" -> a man takes revenge many years later in a similar way on the guy who killed his father when said man was still a boy and saw his father die: youtu . be / Lp_5dCfUp4s?t=2m40s



    BTW: while future Emmy winner Maisie Williams gets lots of (very well-deserved) praise for her performance as badass Arya, let's not forget Rory McCann's amazing performance as the Hound!



    Very well done, David Benioff & . Weiss, reintroducing us with the show, before the sh*t 's going to hit the fan and the whole thing escalates in the next 9 episodes (believe me! It will... ^^)moreless
  • Amazing story and execution

    9.5
    I think this series overall is amazing. I feel like i am reading 5 books at the same while watching this series, not to mention all those ''books'' are connected and they are a part of a big world.



    ''When you play Game of Thrones you win or you

    I love how this series follows this line. It's shocking. It's amazing. This show is very interesting!
  • Everything I Think about This Show SPOILERS!

    7.5
    Okay, I am finally all caught up on Game of Thrones, just finished the season premiere a little while breath and go!



    SPOILERS!!!



    Seriously, there are about to be SPOILERS, stop now.



    I did not read the books, btw, so I'm just going off what I see on HBO.



    This show has so many characters (almost too many, almost), so I would like to layout those I do like & those I despise. We are gonna be here awhile :/

    My favorite character is a tie between Tyrion Lannester and Arya Stark. They are awesome and a constant entertainment. I think these two are probably the two most relatable characters on the whole show. I just want Tyrion to be happy above everything else (and yes I am totally shipping him and Shae). Arya is just such an incredible girl, I think she handled everything as well as can be expected so far, but more than that I see so much potential for her as a character. I just want her to stop trying to get back to a family that is mostly dead now anyway, and become the female "Robin Hood" of Westeros instead. I do fear (and look forward to) our little Stark girl going very dark in season 4; the Hound will have an interesting influence on her.

    Next, we have Dany (Mother of Dragons) who I adore! Sorry, can't help it. I love almost everything about her storyline so far. Except that her story feels very far away from everything and everyone else. The naked girl with baby dragons thing is too great to be denied. I wish that she'd stop freeing slaves and get on a boat already. I mean, sure slavery is bad, but when we finally get to the coast are we gonna have enough boats for all these newly freed Dany-worshipers? I don't think so. One thing I would like to know, is if Dany has the ability to defend herself? Like actual combat training? Because, sorry Dany, but any Warrior Dragon Queen worth cheering for can handle a sword or bow (just saying).

    I have begun to warm up to Jamie (big time!). I mean, yes, the guy is a gross sister-loving king-slaying Lannester who shoved Bran Stark out a window. However, the guy was kept prisoner in a mud pit for like a year, he was dragged around by a self-righteous warrior-woman, and then he had his sword hand cropped off (not cool). The time he spent on the road with Brienne of Tarth (who I enjoy btw) did alot for his character development. It changed the way I looked at him, and let us know that maybe not everything about this guy is puke-worthy.

    I still hate Cersei (because of no fault on the part of Lena Headey), Tywin, Joffery, Theon, Margaery, & Stannis (his red witch too). Joffery is just a little snot-nose brat with way too much power. I think a little time-out may do him as much good as it did his real Dad/Uncle (Eww, btw, just Eww). Margaery is a little weaselly manipulative gold-drigger. Her plan seems to be to go from wannabe King to wannabe King until one makes it stick. Theon Greyjoy is such a Killjoy. I no longer see the purpose or relevance of his storyline. I mean, some of his most amusing moments happened when he was hitting on women and can we let his character go gently into the night and maybe focus on his sister instead. With Catelyn Stark gone we may need another strong womon around (because there aren't enough already, not that I'm complaining).

    Speaking of Starks, I wasn't Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa Stark's biggest fan. I didn't directly dislike any of them, and I am definitely on Team Stark, I just didn't really connect with any of them. So the Red Wedding (while fantastically red), had little emotional effect on me. The whole time I was just thinking about Arya and how alone she is now, because she is the coolest Stark. And how lame it was that the Lannesters got their way. And how annoying Walder Frey is! Get over it, man! No one wants to marry your daughters!

    Where are Bran and Rickon? Oh, and why should I care? Such a boring storyline, in my opinion. Seeing through wolf's eyes is cool, but making poor Hodor carry him all the way into the North is cruel and boring. A disabled boy in the most dangerous region on this I don't even care.

    As for the poor bastard Jon a long strange trip its been for him. I love Yrgitte, by the way, She is a very cool chick. Why did you have to piss her off again? Kinda just wish they had run off to live happily ever after with little red headed wildling babies (but whatever). I am so sick of all this talk of Castle Black and the Night's Watch. Get a new cause, Jon, one where you can have an awesome archer girlfriend!

    In short (even though its a little late for that),

    Go Tyrion, Arya, Dany, and (maybe) Jamie, good luck in season 4, I hope you don't die (or lose anymore limbs).

    Boo! Almost everyone else! Be better people! You all suck and should no longer reproduce (especially Cersei! Sorry once again Lena Headey, no disrespect).

    That is now)moreless
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