Monday, April 18, 2011

HBO: A Game of Thrones Premiere

Last night the first televised episode of George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones aired on HBO. I haven't seen it because I don't have HBO, but I'm wondering if some of you out there do. I've read the books, but I can only speculate as to the quality of the television series.

Nonetheless, its a major coup for fantasy books with major cult followings as Martin's medieval/fantasy style has earned him fans across the globe over the years and hopefully many more to follow as a result of the new HBO series. I did read online that Martin himself has attested to the accuracy of the HBO series and claims that it follows the first book faithfully.

For those of you familiar with the “Fire and Ice” saga, you know that each novel in the series is immense, high detailed storyline with a vast array of characters that would be daunting to put to film in its entirety. Nonetheless, it should be a fun series both onscreen and on the page, as Martin is still working on book 5 of his proposed 7 book series. Hopefully, they all end up on film at some point.