Thursday, August 18, 2011

Not a review

I am a little out of practice. Work is to blame for stealing all my blogging time. Excuses, excuses, I know. But I hope to make it up to you, my faithful reader(s) with this post.

I have been planning since about 3 months ago to blog about this topic, but I never got around to putting my thoughts together. Well, I'm sorry to say that those random thoughts are still rambling around in my head, but upon seeing one of the stars of this blog-post-to-be on a post by Sleepless, I decided to just do it.

A Song of Ice and Fire
This is the name of a series of epic fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The hubby has been quite a fan of the series for a while, but it wasn't until HBO developed a television series based on the first book, A Game of Thrones, that I myself became interested...or more like hooked.

This is not a review of the greatest fantasy TV series in the, this is just a tribute.

A Game of Thrones
Firstly, two words. Sean Bean. He plays Lord Stark of Winterfell. No surprises that his character is the noble and honourable one, you know, the kind that if given a chance in a sword fight to stab you in the back he would wait for you to turn around first before continuing. Ugh.

Lord Stark on Winterfell, sitting on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms
 Then follows a whole cast of beautiful people.
Cersei Lannister
 Queen Cersei from the House Lannister is a beautiful, strong and cold lady, willing to do anything to keep her family's line on the throne (yea, one of those tuff chicks).

Ser Jaime Lannister
Twin brother of Queen Cersei, pretty rich boy Jaime is the one of the main guards for the King, whom he despises.

Jon Snow
The bastard son of Lord Stark. Yes, the honourable man has a bastard son. Smack bang in between his "legitimate" kids. Scandal, scandal. Jon leaves his family to join the Men of the Night's Watch, a life long commitment to guard the people of the Seven Kingdoms from the wildlings and The Others that roam the northern winterlands. Ooooh...

Robb Stark
 Eldest son of Lord Stark, destined to follow in his father's rather large footsteps. Gulp.

Daenerys (Dany) Targaryen
 Now why can't I have a cool name like that? And flowing golden locks? I guess because neither the name nor the mane would go with my thighs. Daenerys is the young daughter of the previous King, and she and her brother seek to have their family, the Blood of the Dragon, restored to the throne. But how to do that when you are the last of your line, and exiled to a foreign land? *Drumroll*

Khal Drogo
 Drogo is a chief of the Dothraki people (they're into fighting and riding horses). Drogo is a very rich and powerful man, and he wed Daenerys by her brother's arrangement. Some people have it tough.

But it's not actually the good looking people that make the series. It's the DRAMA!
From marital mishaps to family feuds to friend face-offs to unknown spooks...lies, betrayal, honour, and twists in all the most unexpected places.
Oh, and they do quite a bit of the nasty. No abstaining for the game here! But what do you expect, with all these hot-looking, hot-blooded people in one book? The fast forward button on the remote comes in handy if you're not into that stuff, like me.

So imagine this, all the drama of all the blogs you read, rolled into one, multiply that by a million, then slap some Brangelina genes on top of that. My kind of TV series.

I give it a rating of: Why on earth are you still reading this instead of downloading it?!


Lani Wendt Young said...

Im LAUGHING heaps because we are soooo in synch...please refer to my latest blogpost. I swear I didnt Prof Xavier your brain and get hit by the overwhelming RUSH of Jason Momoa (lust) i mean vibes.

Im going to take your recommendation to heart and get this series on disc so i can watch it. Right now.

Coconut Girl said...

You know why I'm still reading this and haven't downloaded it?? Ohhhh just the small minor detail of it taking SEVEN HOURS to download anything bigger than 1MB here in the tropics. However, I will see which I.T friend of mine can download it for me :)

lilidonna said...

Sean Bean's the man! And he does fantasy so well, does he not?

I wonder if they'd have this at United yet... Move over Doctor Who --I feel a new obsession coming on!

ps. I almost named Nati, Jaime! Fancy that!

Bina said...

Lani - we need to spend some virtual time apart, I think. But I'm glad you're taking the recommendation to heart, especially considering I missed one important theme in my non-review ... love. Of course there is love. Sometimes unorthodox but very real. Enjoy!

CG - I believe you know a certain Mr Crichton who already has the whole series.

Donna - Sean Bean is an epic fantasy hero. I doubt they have it at the video stores, because it just finished showing in the US a month or so ago. Note: Don't watch while Dad is around, or he will get that crazed look followed by a shoe thrown at the TV. LOL! (Remember watching 'Shawshank Redemption'?)