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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant again.
This is the most exciting series I have come across in years. The plot(s) is/are convoluted and well thought out. The whole storyline draws you and leaves you wanting more. My one regret! I have to wait another year for the next installment!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as seasons 1 and 2
Didn't think season 3 was as good as the previous 2 but with the books being so long it must be more and more difficult to try and condense them into the appropriate time slots which (I personally feel) leads to a lot of detail being cut.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant again., 23 Mar 2014
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This is the most exciting series I have come across in years. The plot(s) is/are convoluted and well thought out. The whole storyline draws you and leaves you wanting more. My one regret! I have to wait another year for the next installment!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 22 Mar 2014
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Brilliant story line with so many unexpected twists and turns. Fabulous acting too. Highly recommended. Best tv series I've ever watched
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191 of 212 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Storm of Swords brought to life, 21 April 2013
This review is from: Game of Thrones - Season 3 [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Game of Thrones is one of the best TV series ever made- period. It's got wonderful production values, one of the finest casts assembled, brilliantly written source material to build fantastic scripts from and Season 3 is possibly - the best one yet. Yes it has issues, for fans of the books it makes more changes, character introductions, some characters cut clean out (Loras not joining the Kingsguard works surprisingly well for the plot) and there's some unnecessary elements added in for comedy - but most of them make sense and benefit the series to streamline an immense book like Storm of Swords into a 10 hour TV series. For non-book fans the pacing is much slower and at the same time there are so many threads and they often get a brief few minutes and then jump cut to the next, and the next. By Episode 6 this stops becoming such a problem and the pacing relaxes. But the episodes are all really strong, the characters and the actors playing them are at their best here. Season 3 covers more like 2/3 rather than 1/2 of Storm of Swords, not going far beyond the events of the Red Wedding which holds the prominent episode 9 slot. Whilst it doesn't end on a dynamic cliffhanger like Season 2 did, Season 3 closes before a book reaches its third act, before the climaxes (yes there are several), which will no doubt feature in Season 4, which will have more space to breathe if it commits solely to Storm of Swords.

So following the events of the Battle of Blackwater and the unseen battle at the Fist of the First Men, Series 3 has a lot to portray, the depleting cause of the Northerners, the union of the Tyrells and the Lannisters in marriage and Daenerys becoming a legendary conqueror with the Unsullied Army which is her main focus for the season. Whilst the cast is exceptional, there are two newcomers in particular who just steal every scene they're in. Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane is almost lovable as the wall-climbing Wildling "I like you boy, but if you lie to me - I'll pull your guts our through your throat." The other is Dianna Riggs' Ollenna Tyrell who plays the Game of Thrones with every Lannister she can find and is one of the finest players, the only character able to put Tyrion down in wordplay, although Tyrion and Tywin's interplay this series is some of the finest ever presented. Also established characters get even more development, Jaime Lannister's character development is fascinating here as he turns from die-cast villain to humility and honor when things get out of hand. Having never liked Daenerys in the previous seasons (she didn't really do much) - her actions here turn her into one of the finest strong-willed characters which begins to remove her entitlement complex in favor of earning her place. Unfortunately knowing where she goes in "Dance of Dragons" it may only last until next season - rarely does the audience get what they want. Meanwhile Tywin gets more time to put down his family members (his scene tutoring Joffrey is legendary) and Tyrion remains a vital member but is no longer the show's star, the responsibility gets spread out. There's barely a weak member of the cast here and be warned for anyone who hasn't seen this season yet - as it is in Storm of Swords, the writers are willing to kill off characters front, left and center. To quote one of the best new members of the cast, Iwan Rheon's chilling Ramsay Snow: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."

One of the best things about the show is that it has made people think, judging by the fanbase; it has the scripting to make the abbhorent be considered possibly accpetable on themes such as incest, child-murder, betrayal and rights and means to lead and rule. How does one excuse a vile person like Jaime Lannister - put them next to someone like Walder Frey or Craster and you have the answer. Complex moral issues for the sake of family and power are constantly raised and the series always makes a good attempt to explore them with a full heart. The production in the season is faultless, the CGI has been put to good use for direwolves, a giant and the quickly growing dragons, while the location work is forever brillaint from the icy wastes of the North to the rolling plains of Slaver's Bay. Even the sex and nudity aspect of the show feels more rationalized with some of them actually contributing to plot and character development (although the writers still like to use the brothel and all that entails). With two weddings passed and one major one yet to come, the set is staged for some epic set pieces that Season 3 has set in motion and Season 4 will no doubt bring. Filled as ever with blood, betrayal and brilliance - Season 3 delivers the best of a Song of Ice and Fire.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!, 23 Mar 2014
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C. Winter "The Boater" (France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Game of Thrones - Season 3 [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
As incredible as the first two and thoroughly engrossing. Watched it all in two days (thanks goodness I am retired!!) and now have to be patient about the fourth series!! Very true to the books, characters well played and effects brilliant. Wish I could give it 6 stars!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great continuation of the saga., 23 Feb 2014
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Most purchasers will already know how great the show is, so I will concentrate on some of the extras instead, There are plenty of deleted scenes which are worth watching and the 'Histories & Lore' section voiced by various cast members is superb, giving lots of historical background to the series. I particularly liked the Varys and Petyr Baelish discussion about the final days of the Targaryan dynasty. Another highpoint is the feature on the politics of marriage in Westeros.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 29 Mar 2014
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Great series! Tyrian Lannister rocks!!!! Shame we have to wait so long between DVD releases though. Roll on season 4!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valar Morghulis (When you least expect it too!), 27 Mar 2014
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Still staying close to the books' machiavellian plots, but with epic settings and great acting. Stand-out jaw dropping scenes for anyone who hasn't read the books and has managed to avoid the spoilers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant series, 24 Mar 2014
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AS soon as this arrived we were into it. Watched the qhole series in a week, rivetting and well acted. The story lines are great and action packed fantasy adventure. Top job
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomely Epic, 22 Mar 2014
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Season 3 lived up to expectation. The books of this series are just epic and the TV series, although an edited version, still manage to capture the world of Westeros in detail. One of the best book / TV adaptations there has been to date and I hope they continue to capture the imagination of the American TV audience so the rest of the world can continue to enjoy them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When is Series 4 out on DVD!, 17 April 2014
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Brilliantly made and with a fine mostly British cast. Wonderful swords and sorcery, dungeons and dragons, type stuff with huge amounts of scheming, and some tits and bums, too.
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