June 6, 2011 at 12:14 am #221762
“The Pointy End”
Syrio comes to the rescue of his pupil Arya during a confrontation with the Lannister guards after Ned is captured. Meanwhile, Robb assembles the Stark allies to prepare for war in the south against Tywin Lannister.
Enjoy, and discuss.June 13, 2011 at 6:52 am #221764
Catelyn makes a deal with the untrustworthy Walder Frey; Robb has his first success on the battlefield; Tyrion finds himself in an unfamiliar environment; Jon discovers Maester Aemon’s secret; Daenerys goes to extremes to help Drogo.
I hope I’m not the only one watching this incredibly unique series! Enjoy and discuss.June 14, 2011 at 2:44 am #221765
I do…I just prefer to review seasons as a whole and not individual episodes…I will be doing my review after next week’s episode. I will say as someone who has read the first book, the final season of this week’s episode surpassed my expectations. Sean Bean built up such a great character (and an Emmy nomination worthy performance) that I was dreading this moment. However, the creators made the smart move of changing the perspective of the moment to his so we got to see that Ned got one small moment of satisfaction of knowing that Arya didn’t see his execution. The moment in the book played a little too harsh to me, but that small moment made it a lot better.June 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm #221766
This was a show that just kept on getting better and better. I thought it got off to a shaky start (especially the episode that took place on the King’s Road). However, the directors, writers and actors got more comfortable as the season went along. Then came Alan Taylor’s episodes and this series reached new highs. As a reader of the books I knew that there was going to be make-it-or-break-it moments at the end of the ninth and tenth episodes (the death scene and the dragons). The show exceeded my expectations both times. Sean Bean definitely deserves a nomination for this series and Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage probably deserve nominations.
As for tapes:
Tape A:”Winter Is Coming” & “The Wolf and the Lion” (This is probably the hardest tape to pick because the second episode fits the best with the pilot but it’s also the weakest episode in the season. However, they can’t not submit the pilot.)
Tape B: “A Golden Crown” & “You Win Or You Die”
Tape C: “Baelor” & “Fire and Blood”
For more of my thoughts on the first season: http://www.lordofthefilms.net/2011/06/game-of-thrones-season-1-review.htmlJune 22, 2011 at 1:37 am #221767
Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean are receiving a lot of deserved attention. It isnt likely I suppose, but I’d love to see Michelle Fairley get some Emmy attention. She has grown on me as Catelyn Stark, and she’s fabulous, imo. As for her submission, I’d say she has a number to choose from, including the finale.
Such a great cast. Fingers crossed for the entire team.June 23, 2011 at 1:40 am #221768
I really ended up enjoying GOT – at the start I thought it was going to be another Tudors or Camelot (which are fine but nothing special)
The cast was excellent especially Bean, Addy, Dinklage, 2 daughters and Emilia Clarke who I’d never heard of before and was amazing in a pretty difficult part.
I’m hoping the series might get one of the last emmy slots and at least some of the cast get nominated. The show should also get well deserved directing and music nominations.June 30, 2011 at 10:35 am #221769
I am watching little by little this tv series. I cant stand Sean Bean and wife… i want so bad they will kill off anytime soon… I mean the characters, i have to say the actors are doing great job there 😀
My favourite characters are the dwarf, the small girl from the Stark and the bastard. Just saw first 4 chapters thoughJuly 5, 2011 at 11:03 am #221770
I was totally unfamiliar with the source material behind this, but I jumped in and watched the season over the weekend. The first few episodes were a little iffy, but after that, it really took off. I love how unpredictable it is, and there were some great performances and really memorable moments.July 5, 2011 at 11:24 am #221771
It’s pretty impressive how much the show grew during its short run. By the end of the season, it had become one of the best shows on TV.July 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm #221772
Based on word-of-mouth alone, I’m very interested in giving this show a shot. How many episodes were there this season? Brief first seasons are always easier to jump into, and they also give the network lee-way in case the show doesn’t take. Obviously, this one has.