We watched the first season about a month ago. Like you I don't typically like fantasy type of plots but that show is quite addicting. The second season was just released on DVD about 3 weeks ago and we are waiting for it from Netflix.
wow! i guess i will queue up season two before i forget who's related to who.
nah, once i figure it out, it's pretty set.
It's not Netflix's fault about how many per disk there are. That's how many there are on the actual disks.
It ticked me off about the good guy (can't remember his name) and the king at the end. But the actual ending was SUPER cool! Bittersweet, but way cool!
well i've noticed netflix carries certain issues of DVD's and not others, and have inexplicably been unable to get a few movies from them. or else only chopped up versions that don't make any sense, but that's just how it is. whoever put together the dvd's was unusual because those are the only ones i've ever seen like that. i'm leaning toward blu-ray anyway because you will still be able to watch dvd's on it and i won't have to replace my movie collection a third
i wasn't surprised at all because i read reviews (not even that announced spoilers. i guess they figured everyone already knew) and that just went along with the medieval heads-on-spikes theme.
The books are a lot better and have maps and an appendix so it's easier to keep track. The second season is good, if the third season goes the way I'm thinking it will, the ending will blow people away who haven't read the books.
there's a map with lineage explanations on the dvd but i took a glance at the first one and thought, "nah. i won't have to pass a final exam on this so i'm not taking the time." i pretty much remember that the starks are north (riverrun and king's landing and winterfell?) and lannisters are south (with baratheons) (but want to usurp everywhere).
i'm not going to read the books because that will ruin the endings for me.
Originally Posted by Blakeney Green
I really enjoy the show.
Before the show was made, I read the books, which I think are even better. That made it easier to follow the story because a book can give more context for the places and people.
My favourite character in the books is Daenerys, and she used to be my favourite in the show too until the last episode of Season Two, when she really disappointed me.
I won't say anything more than that to avoid spoilers, but something was added to the show that wasn't in the books that I didn't approve of.
I'm really looking forward to Season Three!
aww, that's too bad about daenerys. well, everyone's only human. sort of LOL. i guess they never specifically named a time period, but i'm guessing 15th century, maybe 100 years (give or take a century) before shakespeare. milton or marlowe. certain aspects of it remind me of tamburlaine
. some things about it hint at renaissance but others go back so i have a feeling they didn't cite the era because they mixed a lot of things all together.