OK, OK, I know I’m a little behind on this one but hey the blood and guts put me off for a time. Sometimes I get scared to start shows so I never do, lucky in the case of “Game of Thrones” I over came my fear to find my favourite new TV show. The first episode almost convinced me I was right, there was indeed a lot of blood, fighting, boobs similar to the opening episodes of ‘The Tudors’ and ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Neither which created a fan in me. But ‘Game of Thrones’ had something else, heart.
Unlike ‘The Tudors’ where I couldn’t care less what happened to Henry the 8th, I mean who, would he’s a womanizing power hungry douche, I cared about the characters in ‘Game of Thrones’. I understood Lord Stark, he didn’t want to leave his family, he loved his wife, but he had to honor his king. It was all very likable and relatable. Sure blood and guts but heart as well.
Another great thing about “Game of Thrones” is it has great female characters. A lot of medieval dramas lack in the heroine department, relegating women to the roles of sluts and mother sometimes both but not “Game of Thrones”. Lady Stark and her daughters are strong women doing their best to survive in a brutal world with grace, individuality and a fighting spirit.
And who could forget ‘Game of Thrones’ crowning glory, Peter Dinklage, the best character in the entire show and the coolest, wittiest most insightful character on TV in 2011. If you don’t like anything else you will love Peter Dinklage. What it is like to be a dwarf in medieval times is fascinating. “Better to be a rich cripple than an poor cripple”.
My only complaint about the series is remedied early, as everyone up until the 3rd episode seems to have unappealing sex generally from behind but as the sex gets more personal and story driven, that is no longer the case.
So if you haven’t already seen it, get it now, get the DVD, download it, just do it, you won’t regret it.