I finally watched the first season of Game of Thrones, all of its ten episodes, in two days.
And… Well, I like it, on the whole, though I definitely won’t recommend it to everyone, since, well, it can be pretty dark and depressing on some levels if you compare it to other fantasy series. Oh, and realistic, as realistic one fantasy story can possibly be: there’s no extravagant magic and no parade of fantastical beings but the power struggles as indicated by its title. So far, at least.
Anyway, what I like about it:
Boromir! Sean Bean! This man definitely owns his medieval look. Whenever I see him looking all clean-cut and neat in real life, I always feel there’s something off. :p
- It’s about this (arguably?) ordinary family against all the other land full of dysfunctional ones. Seriously. The house of Stark is the most normal of them all, and I like each of the eight family members. Plus they have kick-ass pets: the dire wolves!
- The story is intriguing. Because many of the characters are.
- It managed to make me grin and curse under my breath and excited and cover my eyes. (Heads up for some beheadings and splutters of blood - ugh).
- The sceneries! :D
And, what I don’t like:
- Even though I get the impression that I suppose to like this character, I can’t bring myself to like her. I have no idea why, but there’s just something about her that I don’t like. It came to the point that I just wanted to fast-forward through her scenes.
- The ending of episode 9(!). I’m fully aware that it’s necessary to get the plot thicken so much more and get more things going, but I’m still upset for my own selfish reasons. :p
Anyway, all in all, I want its second season now instead of April next year!