Sunday, May 1, 2011
In addition to Sean Bean in the lead -- we've written about him before -- I'd put Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey as an ambitious brother-and-sister romantic team in the forefront. Treacherous and good-looking, both of these two dynamic forces from the House of Lannister (see, this is where it gets a little too much, all these Houses of this and that, so I won't even mention that stuff anymore...boring!) are dynamic and watchable. Definitely dangerous and with a big dose of creepy, too, with that incest thing. And the woman is wife of the King, so how do you like that! Takes balls!
Here's the preview for tonight's episode:
I have to admit I'm really looking forward to tonight's episode. This is the word from somebody who hasn't read the books, doesn't want to read the books, but I'm glad they spawned a so-far terrific new TV series! The book series, btw, is by George R.R. Martin, who in addition to the incredible success of the sequence of novels that spawned Game of Thrones, has been a prominent science fiction and fantasy writer for decades, including penning a bunch of episodes of the memorable series Beauty and the Beast back in the 1980s. Gotta love that!
Check out HBO's Game of Thrones website for more coats-of-arms and background information than you can shake a broadsword at! Game of Thrones new episodes premiere Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
Also, there's a three-episode marathon of all episode so far coming up this Wednesday, May 4th beginning at 8pm. It's a great way to get up to speed in one evening, or of course you can get the latest episodes On Demand. Enjoy!