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My husband and I are new to the GOT series. The first season, was a bit hard to keep up with all the different characters and families then on top of that, you needed to know whom each person sought to be "in a family" or an enemy of the throne families. Towards the eighth episode of season 1, we were able to see this series really come together. Needless to say season 2 was a lot more intriguing because we both knew, whom stood with whom. This series has the potential to be one of the most suspenseful series I have ever watched. As the series takes you to the bitterness of cold to the fantasy of dragons and magic, it lures you in to a suspenseful story line that keeps you wanting to watch the next episode. Many of my husband and I's friends were regular watchers of GOT's and they are always asking us what part we are up to, so as to not spoil the story live for us. Although the series is a night time, shut your door type of series, due to the appropriateness of the context , if you have children, do make sure they are tucked into bed and asleep, because the series seems to relish in its gore and also blantant in your face "sex" and sexual content. In closing I would say that anyone who watches Games of Thrones will be intrigued by the loyalty and plagued by the disloyalty, for some, are the way of war and for others whom seek out justice.
I bought this mainly for the collectible steelbook and magnet.
— MULTIPLE COPIES — You technically get three different copies of the series: 1) Blu-ray (physical discs) 2) UltraViolet 1080p HD version (digital copy, HD only available on some devices) 3) iTunes 1080p HD version (digital copy)
The digital code gives you two digital versions (which is rare, and appreciated).
— STEELBOOK and MAGNET — This steelbook has artwork designed by Elastic, the agency that created the Emmy Award-winning opening credits, and has a magnet on the cover that can be removed and used as a regular magnet, or left on to show off as a collector's piece. Each season represents one of the major houses of the series, and this season two steelbook represents House Lannister of King's Landing with its Gold Lion sigil on the magnet [see photos]. The steelbook is in a matching decorative plastic outer case that holds the magnet in place so it doesn't scratch the steelbook. Depending on how this was shipped, this plastic may or may not be cracked as I've seen a lot of cracked plastic cases with the steelbook intact.
— THE SHOW — The show is great—in acting, in storytelling, in visuals, in music, and in writing. I've watched everything at least three times, and there are so many new things you see when re-watching, and with the knowledge of future episodes. The second season continues by showing the aftermath of the game-changing first season, which I will not spoil. It has some amazing character chemistry and interactions you would not expect to see, and if you pay attention to what they're saying, you will be glad when the payoff comes. The season ends with an exhilarating battle (now that HBO gave them the budget). "OMG, geesus, that was exciting," was what one friend recently said.
I have converted many friends who previously used to think this was about "dungeons and dragons and lord of the rings," (like I did) who are now *all* addicted to the show. If you don't already know, this show isn't about what you think it may be about.
This is currently THE only good show on television, and if you don't like it, you probably don't understand good television (sorry, not sorry). It has been the number one torrented show in every single year since it came out for a reason (which is a blessing and curse for the producers). After watching this, everything else on TV becomes: "why I am watching all these other crappy shows?"
This is one of those series that I will buy the individual season sets, and whatever big box set comes out in the future. GAME OF THRONES! Recommended.
When I first saw ads for Game of Thrones I immediately was super turned off and was sure it was ultra stupid and knew it sucked. Somehow I wound up watching about 5 minutes of an episode and was instantly hooked. I've since bought every season. Every single episode/season is the bomb. Best TV movie ever made. Super engaging plots, music, interior and exterior settings, color, characters, suspense, eroticism and everything else are top of the heap. I've bought entire seasons and watched 2-3 episodes a night. Can't begin to recommend it highly enough. I can't believe that Season 8 isn't going to be aired until next year. When I heard it was going to be aired this summer I got freaked out wondering how I could wait an entire year without seeing a new season. Recently learned that it won't come out until next year (2019) and that it will only have 6 episodes. What an immense bummer. But I'm sure it will be more than worth it. I'm in love with Queen Daenerys and won't be able to stand it if anything bad happens to her.
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2017
As soon as I finished season 2 I watched season 3. Each season is better than the last. I almost cried during some scenes. New characters were introduced and some characters from the previous season died. The second season was amped up a bit from the first. More action, more deaths, more beautiful scenery. The costumes are better as well. I enjoyed the second season even more than the first. I will re watch it as it's a complicated show to understand and I don't want to miss anything. Pretty cool that the special features include a commentary and subtitles. Not all shows do so that's helpful in being able to understand it better. 5 stars for a great second season.
5.0 out of 5 starslimited steel case sigil magnet Blu - ray.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 20, 2016
We all know that this is either a brilliant series to some or hated by others. Myself I love it and wanted to collect the series on Blu - ray, so being particular in hoping to buy the series individually in a nice row on my self, I came across series one and two in these steel cases with sigil magnets, lovely neat box sets and well put together, am glad I bought these....great value at £14.99 a pop. If you wanna buy a matching nice self stacker box, these are the best packaging so far, apart from the first editions of the blu ray discs, not like the cheaper box series released later.
So please, please, please amazon continue to release these limited steel case versions for seasons 3, 4, & 5 and let me have a full matching set. Love this style of box seasons.
I am giving it 4 stars because only watched 2 episodes but Amazon want me to review it. I decided too because of it been EU import. This is no different to buying it in UK you just select your language, no problems there. I do wish they would get Blueray right I hate motion judder and this is no fault of the actual disc it is a well known problem but does need sorting.
4.0 out of 5 starsAnother Great Instalment Of This Epic Series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2016
Season 2 of "Game of Thrones", doesn't disappoint. It's all here: great script, fantastic actors and epic battle scenes. I must applaud the work of actor, Peter Dinklage, (Tyrion Lannister) ;who continues in my opinion, to have some of the best scripted dialogue of the whole season. My favourite episode of the season was episode 9 - "Blackwater". I'm definately looking forward to continuing with future seasons of the series.
5.0 out of 5 starsDaughter and I allwatch together and are addicted
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 23, 2015
First series which My Wife, Daughter and I all watch together and are addicted. The import box set are more basic than the UK ones just containing the discs wheras the UK bx sets have paper booklets and maps in which I have not bothered with on Series 1 anyway, but the episodes and disc extras are all identical. Great visual quality 1080 and surround sound which you don't get with Now TV etc.