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I had been eager to watch this show for some time, I was hooked from the first episode! The language is pretty raunchy and there is a lot of sex and violence, but that does not seem to stop me from watching, lol
I will start by saying I like the TV show (first 7 seasons) and the books. It has action, war scenes, high production values, good acting and awesome CGI dragons. It is a medieval fantasy brought to life. The people who like Sopranos / Walking Dead but do not like Game of Thrones for the "sex and violence", I suspect are also not fans of the fantasy genre. Fantasy is a love it or hate it genre, if you were not a fan of the fantasy genre before, this show will not change your mind.
Do not go in expecting something like Lord of the Rings, this is not that kind of fantasy. George RR Martin researched and picked out what he considered to be the most interesting parts of medieval history and built a fantasy world around it. This is a world with interesting characters with story arcs and some new ideas I have not seen in other fantasy novels / TV shows. If you enjoy fantasy shows and willing to give atleast the first half of the first season a chance, then please check out GoT.
Though I have (just within the last few weeks) become yet another huge fan of Game of Thrones, I had never tried watching it before nor, had I ever heard any actual specifics to the saga. But, decided to finally give it a try and right off the bat I was quite stunned and shocked!! I had no idea of the amount of soft (more like semi hard) porn, nudity and, blood and guts these shows had! Since no one had ever mentioned this to me (heck, just check out all the comments about it below mine....most all of them don't even mention this yet, there is a "whole lot of it" (and that's putting it lightly!) So, just be forewarned that you will see "many" full on female nudity (occasional male frontal however, the are always flacid), along with, up close and personal people nude and constantly "*ucking" ( that first season really had far too many intercourse scenes for me. It actually got to me a bit!) plus, constant blood, guts and gore since almost every scene had at least one person chopping off someone's head or, disemboweling them etc. And, this show lets the blood fly!!
I still have to say just how unique this show is and, how much it drew me in! Once I started watching it, I couldn't wait to get back to it and have been binge watching it like crazy (finishing the 1st through the 5th seasons within this last week and a half)! However, that first season, I probably had my head turned from the screen more than I watched it, due to so much intercourse and blood and gore. But, I still continued to listen and was drawn in never the less. Just wanted to give anyone who happens to read this, a heads up about the shows crude and, very adult content! (I'd extremely advise watching it before you let your children (even in their teens) watch it. The sex is right up close and personal!!)
No longer wondering why Game of Thrones is a runaway hit, I'm smitten too--there's something for everyone and I love it all!
A fantasy epic the likes of which have never been attempted on the small screen. Perhaps the greatest selling point of Game of Thrones is it's daring nature and therefore unpredictability. In my opinion it is simply the greatest show of its kind on television. Nothing else can hold a candle to it. A horde of unforgettable characters, all brilliantly acted.
Game of Thrones, unlike many other shows in the genre, quite clearly had a plan from the start (even with source material that remains unfinished). Where other shows lose focus and change in sweeping ways over the seasons, Game of Thrones remains committed to telling one overarching story.
I absolutely did not want to watch GoT. After people begging me for years to watch, I finally caved. I now understand all of the hype! I was sucked in from the first episode. I then had to talk other reluctant family members into watching and they too got sucked in. Yes, it's that good!
Great show, if you haven't been spoiled it really hits hard! But the disks I got were really scratched up. I missed a lot because it wouldn't play properly.
Game of Thrones will be remembered as one of the greatest television series of all time.
These discs are damaged and will not play. Maybe someday the library will hold people accountable for destroying public property. There is no reason that a DVD should ever be rendered unplayable with a modest amount of care.
Season 1 is the worst season of this series. Back then the producers decided to include a lot of nudity, sex, and profanity for no other reason than to attract more viewers. It had the opposite effect and most viewers didn't start watching until season 2 when all that garbage was seriously toned down. Still, if you don't watch season 1 you won't get the rest of the series, so you have to grin and bear it. Now about the DVDs. They're awful. There are parts in Essos for which you need translation (the imaginary languages of this continent are rather dumb) and you can only get that by turning on ALL the subtitles which is irritating. I have the digital copies and only the Dothraki and Valyrian languages are subtitled, much more pleasurable to watch. Do yourself a favor and splurge for the digital copies. The DVDs are a waste of time.
I literally held off watching this show as long as I possible could. I don't have cable & in case I started watching & became hooked, I wanted all the seasons available before I started. But now that I started, I can't stop. The time period they use during the show isn't exactly my favorite or one I would of used, but this has turned out to be one of my favorite shows! Can't wait for season 5 to come out on DVD!!!
LOVED this! Fantastic acting, production, costumes, writing, just everything about it I found to be better than expected. I loooove The Hound!
i ran across this a few years ago it was way to graphic for me! im going to try it agin since im older lol
I liked the story, settings, costumes, dialogue, characters, and twists! And I don't even mind some nudity and sex scenes if they progress the story but one scene in particular was down right pornographic and made me feel super uncomfortable, even though I was watching alone! Also the copy I got was badly scratched and skippy so that was a drag
I thought this show would be good however I couldn't get past the first episode. Perhaps it is because of the death of a child! I understand that is how it was in those days but I hate seeing children die no matter what era in time it is.
I loved the book and just finished watching season 1 and so far the DVD is as great as the books, sure it is violent but it seem to be fitting, as it was in those days, in other words no senseless violence, anyway that is my humble opinion!
Acting and screen play are awesome, great scenery, I gave it 5 *...
One of the most entertaining escapist dramas I have ever seen. Finally a series for adults. Great books like Jurassic park were totally ruined for adults when they made that movie for children.
Jc1, have you even read the books? I have yet to see the show (am looking forward to it), but the books are full of profanity, sex and violence. I happened to like them enormously and strongly recommend reading the books, but don't think that HBO is taking an otherwise tame story and spicing it up; these books were extremely crude and violent and not intended for kids or others with a tender disposition.
Game of Thrones Season One was good. The first season introduces the story and characters; it sets everything up for the following seasons. It slows down at some parts, but overall I enjoyed it and was hooked from episode one. Sean Bean, Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage are brilliant. Believe the hype - Game of Thrones is awesome!!
When you pick up a show and it has the letters HBO. There is an unwritten promise that there will be nudity, violence, fowl language and drug use. Don't think that because it is fantasy, you can watch it with your children. All it takes is a little common show. Even the book series has all those adult themes. People use common sense please.
I am way late to the party, but I finally got a chance to see this talked about series, and I loved it. While there are some fantasy elements to the story, the plot is really more about political intrigue and how the characters react to each new situation. Luckily the dvd extra's include character profiles which really helps since there are just so many characters it can be hard to keep track. Well worth watching.
As told by the Queen Cersei: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." One can image the difficulty for the film maker and audience to follow the large number of royalties and their friends/foes from the seven kingdoms. Bravo to the animators for the three baby dragons (more of them in season2).
Yes, the Game of Thrones may be too violent or sexually explicit for some people.But on the same token, there are people like me, that loves the story plot just too much to care. From the directing to the twists, this series has urged me to begin reading the Song of Fire & Ice( the novel that this t.v. series is based on). I also love the fact that women play a very crucial role in the series, unlike LOR or other mythical fiction tales.