Game Of Thrones
House MD, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory and Californication are good examples of series that always give you a feeling of emptiness when a season ends, and let you eager to watch a new season as soon as possible. In the last weeks, a new TV series has joined this group of special and unforgettable series (for me): Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, featuring a predominantly British and Irish cast. The series is based on author George R. R. Martin‘s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of seven planned fantasy novels, the first of which is called A Game of Thrones. The series debuted in the U.S. on April 17, 2011 (Extract from Wikipedia).
The epic-fantasy-medieval stories have always been very attractive for me. I grow up reading Jules Verne’s novels and J.R.R Tolkien’s books, so when I heard about a new series about a medieval world with dragons, princess, wars, and all the common elements in a good fantasy story I was a little doubtful about how good this new series could be. I hadn’t read any of the books yet, so my knowledge of the Martin’s books was almost zero. Anyway, I had read some excellent critics about the series from the people who had watched the first six episodes in a private play for the critics, so I decided to wait for the premiere and give an opportunity to this new fantasy world.
It was love at first sight, or at first chapter to say it properly.
The series is all I could have wait from an epic medieval world and even more. Every character is well constructed, with his/her own ambitions, motivations, fears and desires, it’s almost impossible to guess what is going to happen and sometimes you can’t even tell if somebody is totally mean or totally good, that is the best sign of the richness of every character’s personality. The landscapes selected to recreate the book’s world are incredible, every location presented in the series reminds me more a stage for a movie than a stage for a TV series, every detail is treated with carefully and the some scenery like the wall are breathtaking.
Seven Kingdoms, a horde, a giant ice wall, old castles, an unknown menace, dragons, sword fights, sex (yes, the series is for ages 14+), and a lot of little elements and details that make the series world unique. Well, we have seen these elements in other books, movies and series before, but this time they are mixed and recombined in a very special way that make them feel fresh and attractive for old and new fans of epic worlds.
The series has been acclaimed for the critics and the public, and after watching nine episodes of the first season I have to agree with every positive critic I have read. It’s going to be a long time until the next season, so I suppose that I will have to buy the books to calm my anxiety to know what will happen next in this fantastic world.
The trailer for the series