Friday, September 16, 2011

Winter is Coming: A Game of Thrones

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this series has revived my fascination of medieval life (my past life must have been from that age). Game of Thrones is an original series from HBO, based on the novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R.Martin . it focuses on the life of the Starks, the family governing WInterfell. there is much intrigue and surprises than you can imagine, and it makes Lord of the RIngs too goody-goody.

in the Game of Thrones, all characters are tested; the lines between black and white are not clearly drawn out. there are even more gray areas than the two, which makes it even more fascinating. here is reflected how kings are not so godly, and that sometimes people of power shun responsibility. true and raw human behavior is depicted as one would see in real life.

the series is well-cast, with Sean Bean (Boromir of Lord of the Rings fame) at its helm, costumes and settings very well-made, but the best part is George R.R. Martin is involved with the production so the series is much more related to the novel. dare to watch A Game of Thrones and experience what it was really like in a twisted medieval world. it airs in the Philippines on HBO every Sunday, at 10pm

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