Game of Thrones: Highly Recommended!!

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General Synopsis of Game of Thrones

Originally Game of Thrones started out as a series of books by George R R Martin titled Song of Fire and Ice which like The Walking Dead now has a TV series based loosely around the events of the novels.

We are quite late diving into the franchise with it currently about half way through its fourth season. I don’t normally watch a great deal of TV but we have been pretty hooked from the start.
For those of you that haven’t watched it (keeping in mind quite how late to the series I am), Game of Thrones by HBO is a myriad of intertwining stories as the fate of the realm and its occupants unfold. It has a little bit of everything you could want in a medieval fantasy series with war, corruption, assassinations, dragon’s and the looming threat of the walkers. As the series unfolds there have been many twists and turns with a number of the main cast meeting their untimely demise in some very graphic and gory manners!

 

A few of the highlights so far (I have tried to avoid any spoilers)

Laura and I have literally just started season 4 of Game of Thrones this evening so we are almost up to date with the season so far and already I have had a change of opinion on a couple of the characters in particular. Initially I didn’t like the Sandor Clegane as he was portrayed as a villian but as the series progress he has turned into more of an anti-hero and quite a badass character at that. One of the few characters I have liked throughout the entirety of Game of Thrones (so far) would be Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage). When someone sent me >> this link << I couldn’t help but laugh but now everytime I see the opening title I cannot help but sing Peter Dinklage along with it. Aside from Tyrion being broken as a character he is very witty, often talking himself out of a few sticky situations though the scene that really defined him as a character for me was one of the first episodes where he hits his nephew across the face (better explained by the fact that Joffrey Baratheon is the prince of the seven kingdoms and a very spoilt brat).

 

I certainly hope they continue to maintain the same sort of quality throughout the future of the franchise with the threat of the White Walkers looming to the north and several different suitors hoping to gain power and potentially claim the throne I have no doubt it will certainly be interesting no matter the outcome.

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