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‘Game of Thrones’ Begins Sunday on HBO. With the amount of money apparently spent on “Game of Thrones,” the fantasy epic set in a quasi-medieval somewhereland beginning Sunday on , a show like “Mad Men” might have the financing to continue into the second term of a Malia Obama presidency. “Game of Thrones” is a cast-of-at-least-many-hundreds production, with sweeping “Braveheart” shots of warrior hordes. Keeping track of the principals alone feels as though it requires the focused memory of someone who can play bridge at a Warren Buffett level of adeptness.

In a sense the series, which will span 10 episodes, ought to come with a warning like, “If you can’t count cards, please return to reruns of ‘.’ ” Shot largely on location in the fields and hills of Northern Ireland and Malta, “Game of Thrones” is green and ripe and good-looking. Here the term green carries double meaning as both visual descriptive and allegory. How did this come to pass? 'Game of Thrones:' Proof That If You Put Enough Dirty Sex In Your Nerd Show, Girls Will Watch It Too. If you aren't already DVR-ing it, "Game of Thrones" is HBO's latest buzz show, that basically depicts a power struggle for the throne in a medieval-ish fantasy world.

'Game of Thrones:' Proof That If You Put Enough Dirty Sex In Your Nerd Show, Girls Will Watch It Too

It's based on an obscure novel by George R.R. Martin, which, let's face it, was never really for women. Sure, there are women who attend sci-fi conventions and name-drop characters like "Daenerys" and "Cersei," but Martin's fan club call themselves the "Brotherhood Without Banners," for freak's sake. Critiques et actualité des séries TV sur Critictoo. Robert Baratheon, roi des 7 Couronnes, se rend à Winterfell pour demander à son vieil ami, Eddard Stark, de devenir la Main du Roi, après que l’ancien tenant du poste soit mort.

Critiques et actualité des séries TV sur Critictoo

Bien qu’enclin à refuser, Eddard ne va peut-être pas avoir le choix. Game of Thrones est l’adaptation de la saga littéraire A Song of Ice and Fire écrite par G.R.R. Martin. C’est une série de fantasy médiévale connue pour sa complexité et sa tonalité se voulant sombre et réaliste. C’est donc un challenge de taille que de faire un portage sur le petit écran. 'Game of Thrones': Television review - The first 10 minutes or so of HBO's new epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" are spent celebrating the glories of cable, i.e. bloody violence (beheadings, hacked off body parts, eviscerated guts steaming in the snow) and HBO sex (female semi-frontal nudity, non-missionary position intercourse and unnecessarily graphic sound effects.)

'Game of Thrones': Television review -

Unless you are a minor, you should not be deterred by any of this because "Game of Thrones," written and produced by David Benioff and D.B Weiss, quickly becomes a great and thundering series of political and psychological intrigue bristling with vivid characters, cross-hatched with tantalizing plotlines and seasoned with a splash of fantasy. Based on the first book in the series "A Song of Fire and Ice" by George R.R. Martin (who serves as co-executive producer), "Game of Thrones" is set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, an imaginary land that bears some resemblance in geography, technology and population to King Arthur's Britain and J.R.R. Gameofthrones - io9. ‘Game of Thrones’: An E-book to prepare for the coming winter. April 17, 2011 | 11:43 a.m.

‘Game of Thrones’: An E-book to prepare for the coming winter

The first episode of “Game of Thrones” premieres tonight on HBO and if you want the the full experience check out this free Scribd offfering from Random House with an exclusive novella of the series, as well as a Q&A with author George R.R. Martin. Come back after the show and leave a comment — did it live up to the hype? Geek Fight! Lost, Thrones Camps Square Off Over GRRM’s Dis of Finale - Tuned In - In yesterday’s New Yorker, Laura Miller (a former colleague of mine from Salon) published an excellent profile of George R.

Geek Fight! Lost, Thrones Camps Square Off Over GRRM’s Dis of Finale - Tuned In -

R. Martin—author of the novels on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based—which focused on the increased demands by fans on creators in an era of ever-more online kibitzing and access. GRRM, for years, has been beset by a splinter group of fans who have groused about the increasing time he takes between books. Ironically, Martin took aim at another pop-culture work that has been the subject of endless fan analysis, pressure and complaint: Lost. Count GRRM among the fans who hated the finale. Ouch. Lindelof then reeled off a series of—I think, I hope—tongue-in-cheek tweets feeding the “feud,” such as, “Winter IS coming, bitch,” likening Martin’s fulsome beard to Lost character Mr. Filling In the Backstory: Robert’s Rebellion « Del Rey and Spectra - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Graphic Novels, and More.

The process of adaptation from book to screen is a difficult one.

Filling In the Backstory: Robert’s Rebellion « Del Rey and Spectra - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Graphic Novels, and More

Among all the things a production has to make decisions on, the details in the text that must be kept versus those that can’t be kept at all — whether directly or at least in a reduced or alluded form — is a choice that has to be made. Thursday Open Thread: Shocking TV Violence « Raked. Apologies for the belated open thread.

Thursday Open Thread: Shocking TV Violence « Raked

I’ll get right to it. It’s been a Game of Thrones week here at Raked, so I’m going to go back to Winterfell for our open thread. Near the end of the first episode, dastardly Jaime Lannister shoves little Bran Stark out of a tower window. from Even for readers of the book, who expected this to happen, it was a pretty shocking example of sudden violence. Let’s hear what you’ve got in the comments. Like this: Like Loading... "Game of Thrones," episode 2: Will women be tuning in? George R.R.

"Game of Thrones," episode 2: Will women be tuning in?

Martin fans have much to be happy about this month. For one thing, their long wait for the next book in their beloved "Song of Ice and Fire" series is about to come to an end. ("A Dance with Dragons," book 5 in the series, goes on sale this summer.) Skip to next paragraph Recent posts Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition. - shrink your URLs and get paid! ‘Game of Thrones’: Five reasons HBO series may be a royal success. Jan. 30, 2011 | 8:44 a.m.

‘Game of Thrones’: Five reasons HBO series may be a royal success

Dense and compelling, packed with deceit and danger, the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series has been a bookshelf sensation for author George R. R. Martin. Now the medieval fantasy epic is moving to the screen as HBO presents “Game of Thrones,” an ambitious new series from creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss that premieres April 17. One of the fans excited about the show is blogger Amy Ratcliffe and today she drops by the Hero Complex to give us five reasons she’s counting the days. ‘Game of Thrones’ is epic with a different ring: ‘Frodo never gets to go to a brothel’ March 15, 2011 | 4:11 p.m.

‘Game of Thrones’ is epic with a different ring: ‘Frodo never gets to go to a brothel’

Sean Bean in "Game of Thrones" (Nick Briggs/HBO) Gargantuan dire wolves, frozen tundras, corrupt royals, brutal deflowerings, gullets slit wide open — oh, and don’t forget the debauched dwarf. 'Game of Thrones' Is a Genius Fantasy Saga and Not Just for Geeks. Foxy Roxanne McKee bares all in royal blush. Former Hollyoaks beauty Roxanne McKee gets steamy with co-star Harry in Game Of Thrones The show is really racy and sexy. I know viewers will find it very exciting to watch. Game of Thrones: The Gratuitous Sex Was Better Than Character Development. Ayra taking sword-fighting lessons. Game of Thrones – “The Kingsroad” “The Kingsroad” April 24th, 2011 “You’re not supposed to be here.”

In chatting with one of my colleagues who has not read A Song of Ice and Fire earlier this month, he raised an interesting question: why, precisely, do some Stark children go to King’s Landing while others remain in Winterfell? It was a question that never occurred to me while watching “The Kingsroad” since I already knew the answer before I popped in the screener, but it’s one that strikes me as important during these early episodes. There is no avoiding the fact that Game of Thrones has a dislocated narrative, with various locations (highlighted in the opening credit sequence) housing storylines that are often operating on their own frequency, and such dislocation risks feeling arbitrary. In his review of the first six episodes, Ryan McGee suggests that these early episodes don’t have “themes,” but I would respectfully disagree.

Based on his review, McGee is more or less discussing the former: Cultural Observations. Game of Thrones - The Kings Road: Lie down with dogs. Maisie Williams and Sean Bean in "Game of Thrones. " Credit: HBO A review of episode 2 of "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I speak for the grotesques... "If I'd been born a peasant, they might have left me in the woods to die.

" Game of Thrones : When fiction becomes reality and reality becomes fiction - National game of thrones. Or so it seems. Game of Thrones on HBO, seems to bring out a lot of emotions across the board, and people from all walks of life are chiming in on the show. In an article posted earlier today from, a viewer was up in arms over the death of a minor character on the show. This viewer apparently did not read the book, because if the viewer did, then that viewer would know that was only the beginning.

The point is **spoilers** is that the beloved companion (a direwolf) to Sansa Stark was killed by her father, Ned Stark. It was done to appease the Queen, because Prince Joffrey was attacked by Arya’s direwolf which she made sure would not be killed by Joffrey. His Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: George R. R. Martin Talks 'Game of Thrones'