I’m one of those people who hasn’t read the books the HBO series GAME OF THRONES is based on, A Song of Fire and Ice. But I’ve watched every episode. I was lucky enough to see George RR Martin last year at Renovation and heard him speak about the filming and the challenges of adapting such an ambitious project. One thing that was particularly funny was a battle scene where men just appeared walking over a hill. It looked odd at the time and George explained it was because they had no budget at that point for the horses.
If you haven’t seen it, you should. Everything about the series is well-done, from the amazing title sequence to the brilliant, mostly Irish and British cast, each one so perfect you can’t imagine anyone else in the role.
Game of Thrones Infographic : History and Lore Timeline v1.0
Game of Thrones Infographic : Illustrated Guide to Houses and Character Relationships
It helps to have a scorecard to know the relationships between the characters. Just don’t be surprised if there’s a lot of crossover.
Now here comes my only complaint about this brilliant series – I want more dragons! We saw Daenerys hatch the babies and we got one brief scene last week where one was on her shoulder – for about 30 seconds.
And then she stuffed him away in this cage:
This week? Nothing. Now I love the show, but it feels like a long ways between the fantasy elements. There are plenty of brothel scenes, fights, backstabbing… can’t we have just a few more dragons, please? I know they’re pricey, but this is what we want to see. Like this one:
What about you? Are you getting all that you want from the show?