Game of Thrones - Season 1 DVD|
Game of Thrones - Season 1 is a TV adaptation created by D.B Weiss and David Benioff based on the first part of the medieval epic fantasy series of novels (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin. This complicated, convoluted story is set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and recounts the incredibly bloodthirsty, violent battles which ensue as some of the Kingdom's most desperate, power hungry noble families struggle relentlessly for absolute control of the Iron Throne. Season 1 mainly concerns the Stark family whose leader, Ned (Eddard Stark played by Sean Bean) warden of the icy North, rules Winterfell in the North. Other families which enter into the equation include the House of Lannister in the South and the previous (now deposed) ruling family; the Targaryens. With the additional noble Houses of Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn and Tyrell also joining the hostilities, the tension soon escalates into an all-out war. This is a must see but with scenes of bloody violence, brutal torture, sex, incest and carnage this is certainly not for children. Also starring Lena Heady, Jack Gleeson, Emilia Clarke and Mark Addy.from£12.95 | RRP:
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Average Rating for Game of Thrones - Season 1 - 4 out of 5
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Game of Thrones - Season 1Connor Bagnall
A lot has been said about Game Of Thrones, and the reason why? Because it is absolutely brilliant. The acting is phenomenal especially from the child actors/actresses. The story telling is brilliant in capturing the audiences attention, making viewers pant in anticipation for the next episode.
What makes a show like GoT stand out from other Medieval/Fantasy shows and movies is the fact everything is filmed in real locations which adds to the realism and darkness of the show, instead of green screen which takes away from the experience.
With the story revolving around the different houses it gives the viewers their choice to choose their favourite character instead of being forced to follow just one "main" character.
Best TV series in a very long time. You will not be disappointed!!
Game of Thrones - Season 1Kevin Stanley
Westeros is the fictional land of Game of Thrones, where King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) sits on the Iron Throne ruling over the Seven Kingdoms, each governed by one of several powerful houses. The Starks - led by Eddard (Ned) Stark (Sean Bean) govern Winterfell in the North and the Lannister's, led by Cersei (Lena Headey) the King's untrustworthy and incestuous wife, rule the South. Elsewhere across the Narrow Sea are the horsemen tribe the Dothraki and Viserys Targaryen a would-be king of the Dragons and his beautiful sister Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), who is forced into marriage with horse lord Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) to allow her brother a chance at uniting the tribes in order for him to seize power.
Based on George RR Martin's ongoing series of novels the transfer to the small screen couldn't have been an easy one, yet David Benioff and D.B Weiss have managed to take the novels and turn them into unmissable TV action.
Game of Thrones is full of torture, gruesome beheadings, bloody battles, sex, incest and a fair bit of full frontal nudity. Blood flows episode after episode as one or another character is hacked to death or, for example, stabbed through the face, quite literally. Sex is also a large part of the mix, as are prostitutes and incest. It's certainly graphic, yet not necessarily gratuitous. Whilst the world of Game of Throne is fictitious it feels as though it might once have happened.
Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister is especially watchable and I have certainly warmed to Sean Bean - who I had never really enjoyed watching previously. Mark Addy makes a fine king, swinging widely from kind and caring to out of control bloodthirsty, while Lena Headey who plays his crazed, incestuous, wife shows why she was so capable of being the star of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
There is a wonderful mix of actors from both the UK and the USA as well as other countries. And it is also great to see several youngsters producing just as strong performances as the adults. Jack Gleeson as the cruel and hateful Joffrey Baratheon, Sophie Turner as the thoughtful and caring Sansa Stark and Maisie Williams as the slight but courageous Arya Stark.
The direction which is excellent, is also surprisingly consistent, when taking into account that each episode is helmed by different directors. The episodes match together seamlessly despite the several fiercely complicated storylines that are ongoing throughout this first season. Indeed it's uncommon to find a TV show that follows one main storyline, or in this case several, at all but Game of Thrones does it with aplomb.
I was compelled to watch the entire series, if for no other reason than, to see just who survives until the final episode. Game of Thrones pays little attention to how important its stars might be in other shows or films, here it's kill, or be killed and no one is safe from the sword or illness. Characters that are very likable are killed of just as easily as those who viewers will instantly hate - perhaps sooner, it makes for a realistic and praiseworthy piece of television that demands your attention. It's near perfect TV.
Game of Thrones - Season 1Kashif Ahmed
Superb medieval fantasy based on the novels by George R. R. Martin. At first glance, 'Game of Thrones' seems to be another 'Lord of the Rings' meets some tabletop RPG from 'Games Workshop', but look closer and its not so much a swords and sorcery saga as it is an epic tale of royalist intrigue and war. 'Game of Thrones' also depicts the class struggle between North and South, even going so far as to use familiar visual cues that allude to certain conditions in both hemispheres (e.g. its always grim up north and sunny down south, Southerners enjoy a higher standard of living then Northerners etc). The story sees the Northern House of Stark, led by Sean Bean, in an uneasy truce with the Southern House of Lannister, who betrayed and deposed their ally; the Targaryen King Ayres, to end a barbaric civil war. Hostilities were placated by a marriage between Southerner Cersei Lannister (Lena Heady) and Northerner Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) who now rules as king. Meanwhile, across the narrow seas, Targaryen's exiled daughter Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), still marked for death by the vengeful Baratheon, plans on regaining 'The Iron Throne', forms an alliance with the barbarians of the Dothraki and is wed to the tribe's most fearsome warrior; Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa).
Needless to say, 'Game of Thrones' isn't exactly a subtle two-hander and the convoluted plot and dizzying array of characters does take some getting used to, so don't worry if you find yourself having to pause proceedings early on, asking questions like: 'So who is he related to, again?' But all credit to those involved, for they've pulled together an epic story to create an absorbing and entertaining journey populated by believable characters with a good sense of the world they inhabit. As with any series, there are some episodes where not much happens and the show's random nudity has become somewhat of a running joke; for it's almost always thrown in to liven up a bit of exposition or oftentimes, for no reason at all!
Great cinematography and directing compliment good performances from the cast; everyone plays their parts well but special mentions have to go out to Peter Dinkladge as droll dwarf Tyrion Lannister, Sean Bean as stoic patriarch Ned Stark, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Aidan Gillen as Machiavellian eunuch / brothel keeper Baelish. The last time we saw something this ambitious on television was 'The Pillars of The Earth', 'Game Of Thrones' is on a par with that in both scope and scale, and could well go onto become of the best shows in recent years. Recommended.
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