Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Game of Thrones

Is anybody else watching this?

I've found it pretty entertaining from the beginning: a medieval themed political and social drama, with just a touch of fantasy around the edges, is exactly the kind of television likely to appeal to me. It was a little bit slow in laying out all the necessary exposition, but this week's episode really sealed the deal for me. I am totally hooked.

I don't suppose any of you guys have ever read the books this is based on? I haven't, and as much as I like the show I probably don't plan to. While I'm relishing this show as an hour long TV drama, I don't think I'd be able to deal with a whole dense fantasy novel cycle. Still, if anyone has ever read it I'd be curious to hear what you think.

On a related note, I've only watched 2 episodes of the latest season of Treme, but that remains a very good show as well. It's not flashy, and there aren't a lot of nailbiting cliffhangers, but once you wade a few episodes in it will really sneak up on you.


texplush said...

I'm watching both as well and really enjoying Game of Thrones. Treme I'm sticking with, even if this season feels like a retread of last season thus far...

Quinapalus said...

My favorite moment in all of Treme might be the brief scene this season when Antoine shows up at the school to interview for a job as a music teacher, sees hundreds of kids horsing around on the front steps, and immediately climbs back into the cab in terror.