Oct 9 2012, 2:40pm
Well, in spite of myself, I really enjoyed this series and can hardly wait for the next season to come to Netflix. I was prepared to really dislike it, due to all the naked boobs and other appendages bouncing around, and the guts flying, and the arteries spurting, and the heads on pikes. BUT...the story is quite gripping. HBO did a fantastic job of making sure each of the main characters (and there are A LOT of them) has its distinct story and I'm having no trouble at all keeping them straight. The costumes and locations are gorgeous.
Finished the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones. *spoilers*
By far, the best character is The Imp, or Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. He gets all the best lines and Dinklage plays him as though he were six and a half feet tall--brash, strong and confident. But then we get little flashes of the vulnerability of the character, as really just an unloved son of a tyrannical father, who must look to his older, more handsome and accomplished brother for protection. One of my favorite parts was when Tyrion was bargaining for his life at the Aery, and wanted his brother to fight for him. His brother was at least a day's ride away and the Queen insisted that the fight take place immediately. Tyrion asked the crowd for a champion to fight for him, and no one volunteered. Then, when it seemed like he was done for, a man stepped forward to fight for Tyrion, who had seen some of his gumption and spunk when he was first taken captive, and was inspired to take up his cause. No one was more surprised than Tyrion, and I think these two are going to need each other in future episodes.
I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!