What to say. If any of you know me and know me well, you know that I LOVED that first episode. Rome and Spartacus was spectacular. I have yet to check out Camelot because it would infringe on Merlin a little too much for me (same subject matter you see) but Camelot has an excellent big name cast going for it. So we shall see. But Game of Thrones… I am ashamed to say I have yet to read of the books of the series (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin) but I plan to remedy that quickly. Amazon.com has a paperback set of the first four books for $20 if you’re looking.
Now, onto the review of the first episode. Fantastic scenery and photography. The introduction to the cast and characters was done well and I got the gist of their relationships to one another. Already you can see what plots *may* lie ahead for the characters (especially so for me since I have’t read the books and I love guessing heehee). The ending of the episode was a ::gasp:: OHMYFREAKINGGOODNESSTHATJUSTHAPPENED cliffhanger.
I am interested to see what happens between the Starks and the Lannisters. Ned seems very righteous though a bit brusque. Catelyn seems like a strong woman and if Ned does indeed go with Robert, then being strong is a definite quality she needs.. especially with what happened to Bran! Speaking of… Cersei and Jaime. Wow. At first I was confused.. I asked myself, “I thought they were related??” And my friend who had already read the books replied with, “Yes. They’re twins.” O_______O EW. Like huh?
OK… Now across the ocean, we are introduced to another family. Viserys is a conceited, ruthless little butthead (euphemism for other stronger words come to mind) and I feel for Daenarys. The stark (haha) contrast of hers and her husband Khal Drogo’s appearance is mesmerizing. She looks like a pure, heavenly princess and he a barbaric, nomadic.. brute. The way he handled their “wedding night” was shiver worthy.
Then we have those strange creatures that butchered the women and children (and guards) at the very beginning. They look so damn creepy. There wasn’t as much blood and gore as I expected. Nor was there as much nudity and sex as I thought. Maybe Spartacus ruined me. Either way though, the story is extremely intriguing and I find myself anxious for the next episode!