What a coup for GRRM and all involved in this miniseries!
I was absolutely thrilled to see that this movie followed the book EXACTLY!
If you haven't already, I highly suggest you go out and get the books.
A Song of Ice and Fire:
o A Game of Thrones, Bantam Books, 1996
o A Clash of Kings, Bantam Books, 1999
o A Storm of Swords, Bantam Books, 2000
o A Feast for Crows, Bantam Books, 2005
o A Dance with Dragons, forthcoming/Bantam Books
o The Winds of Winter, forthcoming/Bantam Books
o A Dream of Spring, forthcoming/Bantam Books
You will note that it took GRRM five years to finish A Feast for Crows!
And he's been 6 years attempting to finish A Dance with Dragons!!!
Maybe now that Thrones is in the can he will finally finish Dragons.. come on already George!!!
The casting was superb, IMO. The Starks, Ned (reminds me of the late Captain Phil Harris (of Dangerous Catch fame), Caitlin is not as beautiful as I
had in my minds eye while reading the books. Sansa, Arya, Rob and Jon are cast perfectly.
I love direwolves
The Lannisters, again, perfect casting! Cersei and her twin Jaimie, what a pair those two are eh??
"What I do for love" ***Bran is not dead but very broken.
Tyrion Lannister is very cool, and yet again, perfect casting there.
But my favorites are the Targaryans. Exquisite Daenerys and her completely insane brother Viserys. He gets his "crown" but not in the matter you
might think! Heheh! I have to admit I had a completely different mental picture of Khal Drogo, when I read the book. My first look at him, I was
like hmmmm. But I like him, really.
Wait til you see what happens to Daenerys' dragon eggs!!
Can you tell I am really really liking Game of Thrones??? I can't wait for the next episode!!
I love GRRM! I have met him at a booksigning a few years ago in San Francisco.
Another great book of his is The Armageddon Rag, Poseidon Press, 1983; Nemo Press, 1983
WINTER IS COMING!