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Best thing on TV right now,
This review is from: Game of Thrones - Season 2 (inc. Bonus Disc: Creating the Visuals - Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)I won't beat around the bush here, Season 2 is superior to Season 1. This show
is quite extraordinary and just gets better and better as it progresses. You know
you're watching something special when 50min episodes feel like 25min shorts - time
just flies by when watching Game of Thrones, and although the climax of each episode
means the end, it's not without some amazing cliffhanger which makes you crave for more.
Season 2 covers the whole of the second book, 'A Clash of Kings', and it progresses the
story forward at a decent rate whilst introducing plenty of new faces, making the battle
for the Iron Throne very intense. Not all of the people you'd expect to see in Season 2
are here yet, the show's creators stated that Season 2 introduced enough new faces, so
several key characters that appear in 'A Clash of Kings' have been delayed until Season 3.
We're at a good point now though, where most of the show's foundations have been set in Season 1,
so the story is free to steam forward. As always, the acting for the series is just top notch, and
the sets look superb, although the big battles usually have to fade to black because of budget and
man power issues i suspect, other than that the show is almost perfect. Just like Season 1 there
are some great twists, even more nudity, even more fighting and a little bit of love & laughter
with a splash of tears - it's the complete television show and right now, the best thing on TV.
If you watched and enjoyed Season 1 then this is an obvious purchase. For anyone new to the
series, pickup Season 1 and 2, clear your schedule and prepare to watch some damn fine
television, then join the rest of us in the year long wait until Game of Thrones Season 3.
P.S if you haven't read the books yet (like me), then the temptation to do this after watching
the show will likely be great. However i've personally found the show is infinitley more enjoyable
if i don't know what's going to happen next; the suspense and surprises are definitley a big part
of the experience for me now. So definitley consider this notion when watching the show, & before
embarking upon the books!
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Initial post: 15 May 2012 14:35:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 May 2012 14:37:54 BDT
I forgot to add i'm basing my review on the 7 episodes that have aired in the US so far (out of the 10 episode season).
The show has been incredible so far, and unless everyone starts hugging and singing Kumbaya the last few episodes won't change my opinion much.
Posted on 22 May 2012 19:22:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2012 19:24:22 BDT
K. Staden says:
I just don't understand people who say they don't want to read the books because it might ruin the TV experience... You are just missing so much!!
I find it somewhat strange that you are calling yourself Bron Sellsword but only have half the story to hand?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 20:59:08 BDT
I was ready to start reading the books after season one, really ready, but a lot of things came up so i never got round to starting them.
A few episodes into season two and some of the surprises they brought along with them, i knew i would be able to enjoy the show more without knowing what would happen next.
And Bronn is my favourite character actually, i've been reading up little bits of info here and there are on the various wiki sites trying to avoid spoilers.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2012 15:26:02 BDT
I know what you mean about the books. I read the second book before the second series came out and just found myself correcting the TV show all the way through each episode which spoiled it somewhat for me.
Still a fantastic show but I agree. If you haven't already read the books, leave them until after you've watched the show.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2012 21:49:50 BDT
I did that too.. Constantly running the changes through my mind to work out what they could mean to the outcome of it all.. I had to watch each one twice!
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2012 16:32:21 BDT
I read Book 2 after the first series - and I simply treat the TV production as being different from the books - and enjoy it as such. So long as the basic story-line is upheld within the TV format regardless of how it gets there.
Like Lord of the RIngs - so many people complained it missed out great sections of the book. As very long time fan of LOTR the book - I actually find I preferred the film. Same with the Harry Potter series - I read the books first - but preferred the on screen interpretation.
Books are for a long slow read (for me) but film distills the experiences, and imagines them better than I ever can.
What I DID enjoy about reading book two, was having the characters already imagined for me. It's impossible to see Ned Stark as anyone else but Sean Bean - likewise all the other characters. I think both formats augment each other in their own way.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 16:59:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2012 17:01:49 BDT
I'm not complaining about the series in any way as it is by far one of the best shows around at the moment.
It's more of an involuntary reaction to watching the show after I've read the books. I can completely understand why they've missed out a load of stuff from book two as it was arguably superfluous to the over all story anyway. The TV show is doing a grand job but there's still that niggling feeling when the TV show misses something. It's completely irrational but is still there.
Great show as I said but think I'm going to leave the thrid book until after I've seen series three.
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 10:10:47 BDT
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 11:03:06 BDT
Tony Howard says:
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012 11:22:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Sep 2012 11:29:48 BDT
1. who is your post directed to - and
2. what on earth are you actually asking?
You only have to google - the internet is a wonderful thing.