Game of Thrones

D-day has finally arrived! Season 2 begins today! But, I’m fully aware that travesty though it may be, some of you don’t even know what it’s about, have never watched it, or maybe (more reprehensible) have never heard of it.

Well thank God for people like me who are into community service and bringing knowledge to the lost. All you need to know is below….

Game of Thrones (American Production)

Seasons so far: 1

Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. It is a medieval period drama, however the most of its cast are English or Irish. It is absolutely fantastic. It is not for the faint hearted as there is quite a lot of violence, blood and gore but this is no way over-compensates for a shoddy plot. Without giving too much away, there are Seven Kingdoms of Westeros each governed by noble families with one King sitting on the Iron Throne; the seat most of these families want to occupy (and will kill to do so). The series follows the inevitable betrayals, court life, secrets, and intertwining relationships of these families, with the added complexity of the continuous imminent threat of the Wildlings, in addition to the warring and traitorous families and the impending threat of Winter. You see in Westeros, Winters can last a lifetime, and Summers can span decades (as stated by the HBO site), and it is in the depths of these Winters that the creatures that all inhabitants of Westeros (including Wildlings) are united in overwhelming fear against the White Walkers. A horrifying glimpse of what these White Walkers do is shown in Season 1 episode 1, after that it is left to our imagination, and the manner in which they are tremblingly referred to by the characters, helps to add to the terrifying sense of suspense and expectation reinforced by the gravely spoken repetition of this phrase throughout the season ‘Winter is coming’.

Season 2 of Game of Thrones is scheduled for viewing in April 2012. I fervently suggest catching up with Season 1 as soon as you can. It is definitely worth it. If you are a reader, I suggest reading the books too. I finished reading the first book a few weeks ago and was amazed and highly impressed by the purity the show has kept in terms of adhering to the book. I could literally find no anomalies which is always that potentially annoying possibility with adaptations.

I look forward to seeing what ‘Winter’ has in store…

Here’s a pictorial taster >>

Yours Truly

xx

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