With the end of season three I thought that I do a quick review of the series. Now let me warn you that I have not finish reading the books quite yet so please do not get on me for that. This is just from the TV Show not about the book.
Now on with the review…
Game of Thrones is basically several different kings fighting for the right to the Iron Throne after the death of the king of the realms. While the civil war is going on, there is an exile princess (now queen) who’s across the sea who tries to find her way back to fight for her right to the Iron throne that was taken from her family and mystical creatures start to approach the kingdom causing threats to the north that are supernatural. Be warned: WINTER IS COMING!
I just got into the show a couple of months ago from a recommendation from a friend. So I went on HBO and I watched it from the very first episode before I saw the latest one. And let me say I was hooked from the very first 30 minutes. It was quickly paced and by the end of the episode it always left you wanting more. I liked that. The only thing that I couldn’t get over is all the NAMES!!!!!! There were so many and I just could keep the straight. When I was trying to explain it to other friends who have not saw the show or read the book it was very difficult. So, I just ended up not talking about the show with them and just with the friends who were going through the things that I was going through. But, after watching the first seasons and half of the second I started to come up with cleaver nicknames for characters that were important to the plot (Father Stark, Mother Stark, King guy, Jon Snow, Baby Stark, Princess Stark, Badass-little girl Stark, Bran badass dragon girl…) As the seasons went on I finally got the names of all the characters and now can tell others about the show. Another thing that I didn’t like about this show is the fact that whenever I get attached to a character and really started to like them, they…(oh I guess I shouldn’t give away too much…)
There is a bunch of gore and nudity but oddly enough I was okay with it. It wasn’t tasteless and it stuck to the plot so it wasn’t like the producers just randomly put it in to get more viewers. I would have to say that within the three seasons there are about two episodes that will make or break the whole show for you. One of them was just predictable, even to those who didn’t read the book beforehand. However, the other on just blindsided me. And let me just say WOW! I have never been in such shock and speechless after watching a show until now…it was just…well you have to watch the show to find out. All in all it was just a wonderful TV show and I will recommend it to EVERYONE that I know! I mean GO if you don’t already watch it you should you don’t know what you are missing out on. And I cannot wait until 2014 when season 4 comes out!