I love this show because of all the great characters. The very small man with the handsome face is very clever but also ruthless. He killed his dad because his dad was tall. I also enjoy Theon. They should do an episode where the guy who is torturing him gives Theon his junk back and apologizes. The only thing I don't like about the show is all of the fighting. The show would be much better if everyone said they were sorry and ended all war permanently. Then the writers could focus more on jousting tournaments like they have at Medieval Times. I would rather see them all eating chicken with only their hands and being happy than always trying to kill and rape each other.
First things first, I think this show is a powerful example of what a television drama needs to capture. With a whole horde of characters to like and dislike, there's no doubt you'll be intrigued by most of them, unless you have a very short attention-span. Instead of racing to the finish line to early, the show decides to make cautious steps, transcending its characters so that we understand them to their deepest emotions. Very often I despise the consistent use of swear words, any portrayal of sexual violence or torture of any kind, but in this context, its perfectly justified. Unfortunately, during our history, the Human race has resorted to this type of disgusting behavior, which was most prominent during the medieval times (probably what era George R. R. Martin based it on). However, I can account for two occasions where the show went too far, but everyone makes mistakes.
I know Game of Thrones to be an either love or hate relationship for people, but I know most choose the former. Once you get past episode five of Series 1, it is addictive. Characters are easily relatable, especially those whom we follow very closely (Arya, Sansa, Bran, Tyrion, Daenerys and so . The reason for this is, unlike most shows, Game of Thrones has opted for a more character-based storyline, concentrating on fleshing out their personalities and then putting the story second. This is what makes it all the more engaging for the viewers.
In addition, the show is not afraid to be visceral. It hasn't chosen the cliched path of killing its enemies and having to find new ones to fill the void - the good guys die first (well, not all of them). This is perfectly logical, as in a world such as ours, it's not all sunshine and roses. There are times when the situations are so dire, that someone can meet their fatal demise. Lord Eddard, Catelyn, Robb and Oberyn come to mind. This is why it deserves recognition, the show has decided to avoid a formulaic approach to filmmaking (what we call the "Hollywood" approach) and made its own way in a more unique fashion.
Finally, I would like to insist that as a television series, which is based on a series of novels, it is not obligated to follow every detail of the storyline it was created from. Those who are complaining that characters have not appeared, and battle have not occurred should understand that the tv show has a right to its own way, without following a checklist of targets to reach. Whilst events like the Red Wedding, the Purple Wedding and Tyrion's trial proved how successful this adaption was, by introducing some unseen concepts such as the White Walkers gave the show more of a chance to be its own thing and not be so dependent on its original.
To end then, I believe this to be a worthy candidate in the best television series of all time. Now heading in the direction of independent creation, as it has now caught up with the novels, it has chance to really prove itself worthy of recognition. What I always say is watch three episodes and see what you think. If after three you've found it completely dreadful or boring and so on, fair enough. But if you didn't, I do apologize, because you are now hooked until you can catch up with the next season broadcast.
Production value, deep character back stories, intricate plots, betrayal, war, boobs, you name it, Game of Thrones does it better. Here you see that quality in imagery and acting that was once reserved for big-budgeted, hollywood movies. The Special effects have nothing to envy the Hobbit/LOTR movies, and the scale for season 5 seems to be bigger than before(like Drogon). So as I said, with the exception of the producers botching everything at the end, this show should go down as the best ever.
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Overall it's one of the best shows ever. Attended to the last detail, where the adaptation is faithful to the books, the outcome is magnificent. Where it's not, however, the script gets a little baffling.
There's also an issue with favourite characters. One cannot dare to have one! Personally, I loved the Starks, Ned most of all. Stupidly so, of course, since he was played by Sean Bean. I had to Know the odds were not in my favour... And I cried my eyes out with Robb (he had it coming, really, but still, a low blow!). And now that Mr. Martin is almost done with the Starks, he has turned on the Lannisters. TYRION, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!
But what's really frustrating is the gap between seasons! Shorter episodes, perhaps? Or more detailed ones? It's worth the waiting, by all means, though. Great job!
greatest show ever. i say this based on the fact that I've read all the books and where most movies and series are terrible compared to the books this one is not!! Game of thrones really does offer something for anybody who watches it.
Game of Thrones is one of the best book adaptations Ive seen. With a superb cast, amazing acting, a great script, plot, and set, Game of Thrones offers something for everyone who watches it! Just a really great show
Review is from my IMDb is not a good show,The characters, story, and plot are just bad. The environment is boring, and dull. This world is nihilism, and its completely characters aren't gray, they are just dark. No balance in real life between good and evil in ones "good guys" are stupid and brain dead. Its like watching ***ed villains (who aren't that smart, and threatening) outsmart, and fly around in circles the brain dead heroes. Death became nothing but a cliche in the have use porn to keep your attention, and fancy about desperate. The books don't freaking matter,you read the books or not. This show is an one is slowly paced, and the characters lack any life to of being unrealistic is Ned guy loses because he made three mistakes. Trusting Littlefinger,telling the Queen about her incestuous affair, and lacking any tactics. This guy should be able to spot trouble or problem situations. He doesn't spot them. He simply ignores it. Joffrey would had been one in real life will tolerate can be assassinated, if they stray away. Many revolution happened, and royalty had been killed.
The politics in Game of thrones is real ***ed. You have to be cunning in order to survive in this world. Villains like Naraku from Inyusha would have zero effort manipulating them. the characters aren't theme in game of thrones says the more you love the weaker you are. Love makes people strong, and it gives us strength to defile naruto anime series tackles you are nothing without love. I only read two books, and dropped Song of Fire and Ice at the 12 chapter in the third book. I watched season 1-4 for free online(I'm too smart to waste money). The red wedding,and viper vs the mountain did not surprise me. Bad guys in this universe win about 80%. Arya in real life would had been raped,tortured, and then killed. The author chooses who to kill, and gives other characters his divine protection. Martin killing the Red viper is bad writing, and the spear is laced with a poison similar to a mountain should have died as well in the arena with Martell. Apparently Martin makes sh@t up as it moves thinking for the future of the does everything for shock previous score was 5/10 (its average). I was being to kind to the fans. Now the score is 2 out of 10.
The poison is a neurotoxin. Mountain would had been paralyzed immediately. The show will fall flat, just like the final book will. George Martian ran out of ideas.
To say the truth, the directors are losing their concentration. The little details are rarely paid attention to. First two seasons were just great. But even if I wanted to, I couldn't have given it less then 8.5, it promises sooooo much. It could have been so much better. The good thing about a long series is, it's never too late.
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