All I can say is WOW!!!!!
Let winter come! I can't wait.
Who plays Sean Bean's brother?
You know, I'm not sure, w/o running over to IMDb; first minute or so, I was almost half-guessing it was Timothy Dalton playing Benjen Stark, High Commander of the Night Watch, as the actor had that lupine, black-Welsh look, but Dalton was entirely too aged
back in Hot Fuzz
, and I think I would've caught his name in the creds.
Lzcutter wrote:A terrific cast, well written and well directed.
Yup, no argument there, and having read & re-read the entire, dense, sprawling "Song of Ice & Fire" series, I was really prepared to be highly critical!
Lzcutter wrote:And the final shot! Say it ain't so!
Being in a generous mood, Lynn, I'll accomodate ye: it really isn't
so, at least in its suggested mortality, but I'll not spoil same with divulgent details.
Let that not buoy you overmuch, though; there's red hands, black wreaths & heartbreak a-plenty to come, bet your watch & warrant on that!
Lzcutter wrote:Other than that, bring it on!
Be careful what ye wish for, 'cause far worse
than Winter's comin', so keep a throw-pillow on your lap, as ye'll not want to keep biting, pounding & squeezing full-time on your spouse!
Lzcutter wrote:A complex story line but unlike say, The Borgias, immensely more intriguing and strangely enough, easier to follow!
Actually, though he was loathe to come clean, Martin did fess up at one point and admit that his inspiration for the myriad twist & turns to the events in the Song of Ice & Fire novels was the 16th century plots, conspiracies & conflicts between the Royal Houses of England, Scotland & France, to which he simply added rumors of arctic zombies & hibernating dragons, condensed the events from a century to 40 years, changed a few surnames & relocated it all to one European super-isle.
In fact if you listen closely, and squint
your imagination just a tad, it's easy to see the Targaryens as Plantagenets, the Arryns as Lancasters, the Baratheons as Tudors, the Lannisters as the Royal House of Stewart, the Greyjoys as the MacDonald Lords of the Isles, the Tully's as Norfolks, and the House of High Garden as the Medieval French court.