I'm guessing it's because of all the incest
kind of excitement.
We're talking caffeine-fuelled fanboyism. As Adam Savage once said, I'm gonna have to have a grinectomy.
Anyway, just watched the third episode, Lord Snow
, despite what I said earlier. Watching this series is like seeing a Who's Who of British acting. From Doctor Who
alone, I've spotted Julian Glover, Harry Lloyd, Donald Sumpter, the late Margaret John (
), Owen Teale, and Iain Glen. And of course there's Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Peter Vaughn. And Charles 'Lord Vetinari/Tulkinghorn' Dance is in it later as Tywin Lannister. I love playing 'spot the actor' in these shows.
The episode itself...I have to say that I'm continually impressed by the fidelity of the adaptation, and how well they put it onto the screen. Words fail me. I'm not saying it's perfect. But it's one of the most impressive adaptations I have ever seen that actually remains extremely close to the book, and there's only one other adaptation that I know of offhand that maintains both extreme fidelity and quality. That's the 1984 version of Nineteen Eighty-Four
BTW, I just spotted an interesting Easter Egg in the titles, seeing them on a TV screen for the first time. I dunno whether anyone else has noticed, but if you pay attention to the actor's names, the symbol next to their credit is the emblem of the relevant house. You know, direwolves for Starks, dragons for Targaryens, stags for Baratheons, and lions for the Lannisters.
I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.
-The Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who: Deep Breath