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Rest not 'til this game is won...,
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This review is from: Game of Thrones - Season 1-2 Complete [DVD]  (DVD)
OK, so I never really watched game of thrones when it was playing on the tv, never really appealed to me, despite my interest in fantasy film; The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, etc. However, during a 13 hour flight back from Singapore, I was stuck next to a screaming child for the entire length of the journey. Having watched most of the good films going out, I saw the entertainment system had 'Game of Thrones Season 1' on offer. So I turned the volume up to maximum to help eleminate the piercing screams from my skull and settled down to watch a few episodes.
Fast forward 12hours 50 minutes and the flight attendant is telling me to remove my headphones for landing and I am telling her I have to finish the 9th episode first so could the pilot perhaps circle a couple more times.
As you can tell, the series is immensly entertianing and I promptly ordered the 1-2 season box set in the taxi on the way home (just before falling asleep). It is highly recommended to everyone, particuarly those who love a bit of blood and sex...sometimes not mutually exclusive on this show. Great characters are forged but no one is safe as the writer clearly didn't mind hacking through the cast and removing some main characters every few episodes/books.