Tuesday, July 12, 2011

231. Winter Has Come

No doubt. Game of Thrones has overtaken The Wire as my favourite TV series ever. Heck, it's even done the nigh impossible, achieving a greatness beyond what both the big screen and small screen are capable of.

There are just too many memorable characters and epic events in the series. People like Khal Drogo, who surely is the Baddest-Ass that ever lived (and that list includes such luminaries like Hit Girl and Roland the Gunslinger). In fact, these series is filled with them. From Bron the dastardly sword-for-hire, to pre-destined Jon Snow (who surely has the coolest fantasy name ever since Aragorn, son of Arathorn), to the young Northern king in waiting Robb Stark, and of course the noble Eddard Stark himself, who epitomes duty and honour to his very bones. Heck, even the women are bad-ass...from young Arya Stark, who likes killing fat boys with her Needle...to Bad Mama Catelyn Tully, wife to Eddard, mother to the Stark children, and one not to mess with. And surely the dwarf Tyrion Lannister (brought delightful to life by Peter Dinklage, playing the role with a glint in his eye, and a perpetual smirk on his face) will go down as one of the most memorable characters ever created.

What makes it great? Well, take the intricate, layered storytelling style of The Wire, mix it with the intrigue and violence of The Sopranos, and add a dash of The Lord of the Rings style breadth and scope of its created world and history...and there you have...the perfect series.

Right now, it's my favourite thing ever. Can't wait for next spring for Season 2. Bring on the Battle of Blackwater!

Ok, a shout out has to go out to the series Breaking Bad. I've only just discovered it, and finished the first three seasons over one feverish weekend. Great stuff. Not quite reaching the heights of The Wire, but close enough. Speaking of The Wire...hmmm, if only they'd find a way to have Omar Little on Game of Thrones...that'd be the bomb yo...that little prick Joffrey needs to get got...


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