Review #4: BINGE: HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 1

Published on Patreon: Jul 10 at 8:00pm

This Show has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95%, a score of 9/10 on TV.com, & a 9.5 /10 on IMDb.

Binge:

Short period of time devoted to indulging to excess.

Game of Thrones:

A Drama show on HBO based on novels by George R.R. Martin.

HBO:

HOME BOX OFFICE is an American company that is a satellite t.v. network, & provides premium cable. The network is known for explicit & controversial content. Also, instead of passing commercials for, say, deodorant, they show behind the scene content and promote other HBO shows.

This review will be done as though there are no books. This will be as short opinion piece strictly about the show. This will not be a comparison piece or a “they should have” piece. I will be do a piece where I dissect the execution of the novels once Game of Thrones has run it’s course.

This weekend I binged season one. I watched 8 episodes on Saturday and two on Sunday. At no point did I fall asleep or lose interest. From the start, the show had a good pace and flow. The characters felt fleshed out. Motives felt real. The set, the costumes, the hair, the makeup, and props were all wonderful.

The only issue I had with the show was the ages of the adults. Most people died young in the days of old. The ages of the actors seemed wrong. Example, a character who breast feeds her son who is no longer a baby, and who is quite mad, should not have been so old. Just as a male character became incapacitated from a chest wound, she should have died in childbirth. She is too old to have become pregnant and have had a child and lived. Everything else was rather believable.

I’ll binge Season 2 some time this month.

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