TV Tuesday — Game of Thrones

Apr 19, 2011

I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones last night. I’ve never read the books — all I really know about them is that many of my friends find the character of Jaime Lannister swoon-worthy. (After watching this first ep I am, of course, thinking “WHAT?”)

Things I liked:
–beautiful locations, sets and cinematography
–high production values
–interesting relationships
–quirky kids
–Lord Stark (SEAN BEAN!)
–his bastard son (I don’t know anyone’s name!)

And I enjoyed playing “spot the BBC character actor” as I watched.

What traumatized me:
–the sexual brutality
–the heavy cloud of IMPENDING DOOM hanging over EVERYONE I LIKE

Despite this trauma, I’ll watch more.

Did any of you recognize Jason Momoa as the scary warrior dude who marries the trembling albino girl? (Names? Will I ever learn them?) Anyway, it seems that Momoa’s ticket out of Scifi TV obscurity is playing barbarians. How interesting — far fewer lines of dialogue to memorize, I guess!

Who else watched? Thoughts?

[Cross-posted from Livejournal]

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