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Fantasy at its finest: more of the new golden age of television.,
This review is from: Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Discontinued) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The new golden age of television continues with this absolutely spectacular HBO series, based on the brilliant writing of George R.R. Martin. You cannot help but be drawn into the bleak, yet richly colorful world of these fantasy/medieval style characters when the writing is this good and the actors so unforgettable. The sets are often exquisitely beautiful, and the costumes dazzling. At times the whole looks like pre-Raphaelite painting. ---- Having not read the books, I was now and then confused as to who is who. But I came to realize that the series would eventually give me all the information I needed to remain fully engaged and fully delighted. --- There isn't a false note in the cast, nor a false line in the dialogue. And one has the feeling, no matter how fantastic the kingdoms and their warring monarchs, that one is delving into our history and our evolution as a moral species. Speculative fiction at its best --- which this most certainly is --- is always about us and always about us now as well as "long ago." Games of Thrones is setting a whole new standard for daring, complexity, and sumptuous execution of the vision. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: May 12, 2012 7:40:41 PM PDT
B. Cruz says:
Lovely review. But I have to say... read the books! You will not be disappointed. :D
In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 10:36:40 PM PDT
Jeffrey A. Richards says:
I, personally, did not like the books. I found Mr. Martin to be far too descriptive then necessary and his introduction to characters and places much too short in duration; it left, at least to this reader, confused as to who is who. However, portrayed on the screen is a far different story. The screen writing is absolutely brilliant as is the costume and set design.
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