Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Game of Thrones, episodes 6-8

Sunday, July 3rd, we met with friends to playback Episodes 6, 7 and 8, of HBO's adaptation of "A Game of Thrones." We were pleased to see that production values, acting, and presentation of the increasingly complicated plot all remain excellent. By the end of Episode Eight, the doo-doo is getting deep for the Starks, the Lannisters' villiany is coming into full flower, and warfare is breaking out across the Seven Kingdoms, while ominous things are rising beyond The Wall and overseas, Daenerys Targaryen is rising to power in her adopted tribe of barbarians.

Again, my one quibble is that HBO seems to be working too hard to maintain the "adult" rating (as though the violence weren't suffcient--). This sequence includes a protracted scene in one of Littlefinger's brothels that I didn't recall from the book. As previously noted, all the prostitutes in the TV show are improbably good looking, so that's not too hard to take. On the other hand, there are some characters of whom we really do not need to see the 'full monty'--.

Looking forward to catching up the remaining two episodes of this 'season'--not looking forward to the inevitable delay until the next parts are released. At least "A Dance With Dragons" (now officially "Book Five" will be out in a few days--.

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