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Fantasy has been a tricky genre for television--the scope required to bring the sweep and imagination to life is usually better suited for the big screen. But Game of Thrones neatly sidesteps the issue by virtue of the quality of the production at every level. Though the series is steeped in fantastic elements, from direwolves to dragons, series creators David Benioff (who wrote Troy and The Kite Runner, among others) and author D.B. Weiss (Lucky Wander Boy) have rooted the drama in the emotional landscape of its characters, which brings the end result closer to Benioff's humorous description of the show as "The Sopranos in Middle-Earth." Intricate plotting and direction with an eye for realism by a host of HBO veterans, including Tim Van Patten, Alan Taylor, and Daniel Minahan, underscores that notion, as does its stellar cast, which includes Mark Addy as Headey's husband, King Robert, Iain Glen as the faithful knight Ser Jorah Mormont, and Aiden Gillen (The Wire) as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish. However, the proceedings are handily won by Peter Dinklage's Emmy-nominated turn as the cunning Tyrion, whose intellect is constantly disregarded due to his size. Of course, viewers can also tune in to simply enjoy the more visceral elements of Game of Thrones, which features quite a bit of medieval-style carnage, as well as an at-times unnecessary level of nudity, which feels like a network decision based on the amount of flesh on display in their other successful shows. Regardless, Game of Thrones is an entirely addictive experience for both fantasy and drama fans alike throughout its debut 10 episodes, all of which are featured on this multi-disc set. --Paul Gaita
Best show I have ever watched. If I would have written a book, I hope and think this is what it would have been like.Published 4 hours ago by daniel
I absolutely LOVE this show! As a big fan of The Song of Fire and Ice book series by George R. R. Martin, I was all prepared to be disappointed when this fantasy epic was brought... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by D. J. Taylor
Much better than the books. ..books are pure hell to read...good job following plot of books!Published 1 day ago by gemz1766666
In this HBO series, they do an excellent job of paying tribute to the Novels that spawned it. Full of political intrigue, action, sex, and betrayal. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
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|do you guys know the release date?||
Like most TV shows it will likely be released the month before the second season airs, in this case February or March 2012; it's pretty much standard fare for most TV series. While of course I hope HBO choose to release it in time for the holiday season (though like I said, it's quite unlikely),... Read More
Jun 24, 2011 by dorian gray | See all 32 posts
|Do you think the Blurays will have extended content??||
If ever a series demanded extras on Blu-ray, it's this one!
Jun 23, 2011 by The Ancient Gamer | See all 12 posts
|$34.99 at Bestbuy||
You also get a free keychain at BB, as much as I hate BB I gotta go with the better deal.
Feb 22, 2012 by Eric Whitt | See all 30 posts
|Amazon should turn off ratings for products that haven't been released||
While I agree, what percent of people actually watch features though? I'd bet 90% are reviewing the show and nothing else.
Feb 24, 2012 by J. Hoven | See all 8 posts
|The Packaging is English-language but All the Menus in Spanish||
You need to change the language setting on your player. Look in your settings menu for something like "Default Language" or "Preferred Default Language."
Mar 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer | See all 3 posts
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