This is one of the most amazing shows I have ever laid eyes upon.
And I watch a lot of TV.
I saw the previews for this series before it ever started. It looked interesting but I decided, since it seemed to have a more medievil hint to it that I probably wouldn't like it _that_ much.
How wrong I was.
I decided to give it a try after reading about American Gods becoming a series similar to GoT, an article about the shocking death of a beloved character, and that my fiend audreypodrey was a big fan of the show. Thanks to HBO on Demand, I had all of the episodes ready for me to watch.
If you don't want to know anything about GoT, do not read any further.
The first one got me hook, line and sinker. The very first few minutes were freaky good: a group of men come upon a snow-laden, quiet forest. One of the men walks off and stumbles uon a smoldering campsite, with mutilated bodies scatterec into an unusual pattern. As the discoverer runs to bring the other men to the site, nothing appears. The bodies are gone. But upon closer inspection, some gory body part is seen and then, suddenly, a zombie-like creature comes out of the shadows and kills two of the three men.
The one survivor runs away to see one figure in the woods. It is the face of a young girl...one of the dead bodies he had just seen.
I had no idea there would be some creepy shit in this show and that's what sold me. But that's not all one getx out of this show. Amazing characters, like Ned Stark: the man with a moral obligation, despite having a son from an affair (the 'bastard' son Jon Snow); Arya Stark, the spunky daughter of Ned; the Imp and even Khal Drogo. All the characters are incredible and while I was in Atlanta, all I could think of was: why can't HBO on Demand be out here? I wanted to watch them all right away. But I have a job, a family, and other shit I *have* to do before popping my big ass to watch a TV show. But Tim and I watched the last three episodes last night. I was shockex by episode 7's ending: with Little finger turning on Ned Stark. And then with episode 9's shocking beheading :(. I kind of knew that there wouldn't be an end to end it all to the season...especially since audreypodrey mentioned a fifth book in the series was about to be released. Nonetheless, if you haven't watched it yet, WATCH IT. It's got everything that mainstream TV does not have...and everything HBO has become lauded for in its TV series. There will be a GoT season two, which will be even better because season one gives us a taste of the most evil characters you can think of, as well as a great insight to the lives of people you will root for. And there will be dragons. So it's not just 'historical fiction...there's some fantasy thrown in there for fun. I can't wait for season two but I'm gonna have to. But in the I term, I'll be catching up on the books. After I get through Harry Potter.