Originally Posted by LOL LDO
I didn't think I'd like it either, have absolutely zero interest in fantasy, (I haven't even watched Lord Of The Rings fully, I'm ashamed to say), and avoided GOT up until a month ago but Game Of Thrones really is superb. It's more a political/power struggle show than anything else, and while it can be difficult to follow, it's very rewarding like all good TV should be. I marathoned the first like 15 episodes over a weekend so caught up very quickly, which made it easier to follow.
It seems the high fantasy genre is met with a lot of skepticism by much of the public. Indeed a person I work with was very much against it because he didn't like "dragons and magic", which he viewed as childish. I told him to simply watch the first episode and see how he felt. When I saw him a few days later he said he watched the entire first season in 2 days, and he absolutely loved it. There really isn't that much "fantasy" in the series, it's much more about the relationships between characters.
Originally Posted by mrbaseball
Season 1 was but season 2 is a trainwreck. Last nights episode excluded because it was fantastic. It was focused and didn't meander around 5 different hard to follow plot lines like every other episode this season. But with even more characters and plotlines coming its just gonna get worse. There will be a few key events next season that I won't spoil here that will be great if they handle them like the Blackwater episode. But there are just too many simultaneous stories and plotlines going on for this thing to be an effective TV vehicle.
Funny but I was reading the wikipedia entry on season 2 and came across this. Interesting perspective in light of what some people here think about season 2.
Several media reviewed the season's first four episodes before they were broadcast, and rendered almost uniformly positive verdicts. The season holds a Metacritic score of 88 out of 100, indicating "universal acclaim".
Entertainment Weekly rated the new season "A-" and praised the "vivid, vital, and just plain fun" storytelling. In the reviewer's opinion, the greatly enlarged cast did not feel like bloat and the show remained accessible to those who had not read the novel. The Huffington Post called the start of the second season "far more elegant and engaging" than that of the first, and appreciated the show's maturation, increased assurance and momentum as well as the visually improved settings and the new actors' performance.
 Newsday's review gave it an "A+", calling it the "best show on television" and warranting the preparation required by viewers.
The Hollywood Reporter also wrote that Game of Thrones made a "strong case for being one of TV's best series". Impressed that the series continued to improve in quality as it breathed life into its vast web of interconnected storylines, the reviewer considered that, unlike other genre shows, Game of Thrones had gravitas such that it should not be considered dramatically inferior to shows like Mad Men or Breaking Bad. HitFix's Alan Sepinwall gave the new, "bigger and better" season an "A", praising its increased confidence and smoothness despite its even greater use of "sexposition". New to the series, the Chicago Sun-Times's reviewer found the season premiere "engrossing" and praised the "top-notch" acting, writing, sets and storytelling. The New York Times was the only major publication to publish a mixed review. It criticized the lack of complexity in the characters apart from Dinklage's, the confusing multitude of characters and the meandering plot.
Originally Posted by pvn
Agreed. But still lol at that guy DUCY?
No. Am I missing something?