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Hey folks, Jonny Napalm here welcoming you to my charred little corner of the sky. Here I will be sharing views on all the things I love and adore and loathe with the burning passion of a thousand suns. Be aware.. my views tend to the nerdtastic, so... you are warned.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Great Game...

George R. R. Martin's critically acclaimed series "The Song of Ice and Fire" has been in my library since it's initial publication.  And let me just say, there are GOOD reasons that the critics love these books.  The characters are deep and well developed, and the stories that Martin tells from the various characters points of view all follow actual evolution of all of them while each paints a bigger picture of the world around them.  And that's without getting into the deep mythology that has grown with the series (initially a trilogy, now projected into a 7 book series).  Now the folks taking a look on here may be wondering why I'm bringing this series up now... and for that I say... Isn't it obvious?   HBO has finally got their series project of "The Game of Thrones" up and on the air.... and it's every bit as deep and well made as it's original publication.  HBO shows their conviction to bring quality programming projects to their audience that I haven't seen since Band of Brothers.  No, I'm not being facetious...I think the quality of the work being done here is that good, though the subject matter is pure fiction, rather than history, it doesn't change the quality of the work being done.  The production team got a great cast set up all of whom fill their characters roles with apparently no effort.  Now, as much as I'd love to get into spoiler territory, I'm going to refrain... cause I feel everything presented in the story is much better if you just let it unfold as you watch.  What I am going to say is that there are few things I've seen on television that consistently impressed me throughout the full duration of the program....and the premiere episode of The Game of Thrones was one of them.  One other thing that I want to tell the folks who may read this is that if you thought that the storys beginning was impressive?  Jus hold on to your hats...cause this is going to be one heckuva ride.

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