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I don’t know where I was when HBO announced Game of Thrones, but once again I credit the Twitter (joke) with keeping me in the loop, even if it was a little late. I remember seeing people tweeting about the show, but it was a tweet from Albert about how incredible the ending was that really caught my eye. So I downloaded it… and still it sat on my hard drive for far too long. When I finally did get around to watching the first episode, on my Boxee Box (another of Albert’s recommendations)… I instantly started kicking myself for having let it go as long as I had.
This show is awesome!
I’m not going to get into anything that will spoil the plot, but if you like Kings, Queens, Knights, treachery, medieval war… then this show is definitely for you. I’ve always loved this period. It brings me back to my days of playing Dungeons & Dragons… This show is like one big movie, and it’s so hard to turn away once you’re into it. The visuals are spectacular… but more than that, there are times that I want to be part of the story. There are characters that I truly enjoy.. and then there are a couple that I hate… because I’m supposed to hate them. They’re so well acted that I want to jump through my TV and strangle them with my own bare hands. That’s powerful stuff!
Unfortunately the last episode aired in June, so there will be quite a wait until the new season starts up. Being an HBO show, they tend to have irregular schedules. I’m going to have to find something else to occupy my time. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Game of Thrones is based on a series of novels by George R.R. Martin! More accurately, Game of Thrones is the first book in a series titled A Song of Ice and Fire. Can’t say as I’m a huge fan of that title, but I see where the author is going with it.
So it looks like I’m going to have to pick up the books if I’m going to get my Game of Thrones fix until HBO is ready to carry on the story.