Enjoy the shows I think are The Shizz
Seriously? I need to explain this show to you? Have you not heard of it?? 😉
In all seriousness, Game of Thrones is a bit of a phenomenon. The third season premiered on the weekend just gone to an audience of 4.4 million Americans, not to mention all the other peeps around the world tuning in within hours of the initial broadcast in the US as TV stations wise up to this thing called ‘torrent sharing’. In Australia, we were able to watch the first episode of season three about two hours after it aired in America – yay!
So. Um. I don’t know quite how to describe it. Based upon George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, it’s Epic Fantasy, loosely based upon Medieval European culture and events. It follows four families – Starks, Targaryns, Baratheons and Lannisters as they battle, lie and cheat each other for the Iron Throne and rule of the seven kingdoms of Westros. There are about a million characters and a gazillion plot lines, each more intricate than the last…You know what? I totally can’t describe it. Let us allow Wikipedia in all its wisdom to do this job for me – A Song of Ice and Fire.
This show is just the bestest. Seriously. It’s one of my very faves, with its outstanding writing, magnificent cast and glorious use of the four corners of this Earth. Filmed in Iceland, Croatia, Ireland and Morocco, the visuals are stunningly beautiful, suitably epic, and place you immediately in the heart of this world.
But the writing. Oh my, the writing. Intricate, dense, clever and never talking down or over explaining, the show is a delight to watch and to obsess over. Lord, it’s so very easy to obsess over. I have my theories…which I will explain now ***SPOILER STARTS*** (highlight to see) Jon Snow is actually the legitimate child of Robert Baratheon and Lyanna Stark. He’s clearly being groomed for a leadership role, and the story is forcing him to learn how to rule. Similarly, Daeneyrs Targaryn is also receiving a course in how to rule and the price of power. Morality doesn’t always mix, and a leader must be flexible. I think ultimately these two crazy kids will get married, rule Westros jointly, and Tyrion Lannister will be their Hand. Thus, all four houses are represented and fun times and stuff.
Alright. I admit, I’m a romantic. Of course I want people to fall in love and stuff. I don’t care that the last book had Jon being stabbed and lying there presumably dying. I like my theory, damnit! ***SPOILER ENDS***
I highly recommend you check this show out. It’s a bit violent, there’s a lot of nudity but I don’t mind either of these things. It also has one awesome credit sequence.