Saturday, September 10, 2011

A different look at A Song of Fire and Ice: HBO's Game of Thrones

I forgot to mention that I did a review of HBO's successful adaption of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice into a TV series, Game of Thrones, which came out in The Philippine Online Chronicles' Metakritiko section last month.

The TV show is a pretty good, pretty faithful take on the books. Here's an excerpt:
Admittedly, one can’t take up the TV series without taking the books they’re based on into consideration, especially given how faithful the producers have been to them. But this doesn’t mean that once you’ve read the books, you’ve also watched the TV series: watching HBO’s Game of Thrones is a different experience altogether from reading Martin’s book. And what an experience it is, from its grand CGI intro that shows a map of the Seven Kingdoms with landmark castles and cities like Winterfell and King’s Landing rising from its surface to the haunting opening soundtrack created by Ramin Djawadi.
Thank goodness for paying freelance gigs. Thank goodness for the Internet! *grins*


Game of Thrones said...

Catch Game of Thrones again in December when HBO re-aires season 1 in a month long marathon. Woot Woot!

banzai cat said...

Um, thanks I think HBO.