September '15 - Game Of Thrones. (Season 1).
give away any spoilers in this blog entry. I'll
just give a general synopsis of the story and
what I thought about it.
heard a lot about Game Of Thrones but never
got around to watching it. There were more
and more series being created and season 5
has recently come out so I'm far behind when
it comes to catching up.
though I started watching it right from the
beginning and it's kind of okay, fairly
entertaining to watch, with each episode
playing out like a soap continuing onto the
next episode so it's the kind of show that
you have to watch each episode to follow the
story. It's not realistic in any kind of way,
with the costumes, armour, etc, way off for
that era and it kind of feels as though it
should be light hearted yet it isn't. It's
about as realistic as Xena but far more
violent and bloody.
much every female character is a 'whore' and
there's lot of nudity but usually just a
glimpse for the sake of titillation. There's
male nudity too with the occasional sighting
of a cock. It does seem out of place and
makes me feel it was done purely for the sake
of attracting viewing figures.
story's about different groups of people who
live in peace with one another but everything
is thrown into chaos when the king dies.
There's a lot of inconsistency within the
story, making me feel at times as though I
missed an episode, and some characters appear
inconsistent too. The main character Eddard
Stark has a daughter Sansa who appears to
practically change personality from one
episode to the next. Eddard's son Bran
changed from a main characters to a side
character as the episodes progressed. There
were also two gay male characters who
vanished from the story totally without
explanation. Eddard Stark often appeared to
know things that he shouldn't have known
about. I felt the story was a mess. As for
the White Walkers at the opening of the first
episode, they are occasionally mentioned but
never seen again.
something odd and unexpected happened on the
very last episode, the very last scene in
fact, tipping the entire series on its head.
I certainly will watch the next season to see
what happens next and if the story flows from
where the cliffhanger left off it should be
A boring yarn until the final scene.
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