Is Game of Thrones the best TV show today?

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Here’s a video primer of Season 1, with some teasers of Season 2 of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” which returns to the cable channel on Sunday night.

I’ve had the chance to watch the first four episodes of the new season. If you saw the first season, then you’ll be happy to know that Season 2 is even better so far. If you’ve never seen the show, perhaps you’ll want to join in.

Sure, some people are turned off by the very notion of fantasy, even if it is an HBO-style Soprano-esque hard-hitting cut-throat adult kind of fantasy (with nudity and sex thrown in). But what makes the story work is not only the hard-hitting politics, but the great development of multiple characters, especially the clear-headed (and hedonistic) Tyrion Lannister, a role played by Peter Dinklage who won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal.

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4 thoughts on “Is Game of Thrones the best TV show today?

  1. Is Game of Thrones the best TV show today?

    No…I’d give that award to “Breaking Bad”. That being said, I’d say “Game of Thrones” is a very close second. I’m very excited about season two, and I think it’s really cool that Natalie Dormer(Anne Boleyn of “The Tudors”) scored a role!

  2. I haven’t watched “Game of Thrones” yet (though I do plan to, at some point).

    I have watched “Justified” and I know it’s my own personal opinion, but I love that show and think it is, at least, one of the best.

  3. During season I, I read all the books, so I already know season II is going to be great and happily dark.

    I’m somewhat envious of my husband because he hasn’t read the books so all of these episodes are brand spankin’ new to him.

    Dormer should be able to portray that snootiness well.

    Excited about the introduction of Brienne. She’s supposed to be large and manly -not the typical hollywood pick.

  4. Its a very good show, although HBO’s insistence on gratuitous sex scenes does detract from it on occasion. Some scenes in the 1st season were especially bad in that major dialogue exposition was going on at the same time. But the actors, the script and the production are almost univerally outstanding. Particular praise is due to Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark and of course Sean Bean as Ned Stark. And RIP to Margaret John who was excellent as Old Nan, the Stark’s serving woman and storyteller in the 1st season.

    Always remember, winter is coming.

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