10 Reasons To Watch Game Of Thrones

10 Reasons To Watch Game Of Thrones

What to Watch While Waiting For Game of Thrones

10. While it may not have the depth of the books it is a great adaptation. It is being translated with as much care as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings and because it is a series rather than a few hours of film the potential for satisfying your GoT itch is great.

9. Watching Jason Moma. For those who rolled their eyes at the mention of his name or his character’s name when he was on the television series Stargate Atlantis you can get a chance to do so once more. Let’s get this clear-there is nothing wrong with his intelligence and neither is he a brute. He does have a body that makes even Matthew McConaughey look a little wimpish. Is that a sin? At least in Game of Thrones he gets to flash his eyes in a meaningful way and we are kind of rooting for the barbarian with style and substance.

8. Not since the Malfoys have we been blessed with a white blond aristocratic family like the Targaryns. I know better than to spread spoilers but a more vicious brother than Visrys Targaryn has seldom been known. His beautiful sister Daenerys is meek and shy to start but his treatment of her unleashes an ambitious and ruthless side that is all the more compelling as you can see who she was and who she had to become in order to survive.

7. Quotes. Game of Thrones is chock full of delicious, memorable quotes, here are a few:
Illyrio to Viserys: A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.
Jaime Lannister about the mad king: “Did he have any last words?” “I cut his head off, so… no.”

6. Lemon cakes. Who doesn’t like a delicious homemade lemon cake? Perfect to hide poison too.

funny shirts5. Jaime Lannister. He is arrogant and amoral much like his twin sister Cerisi. Unlike his sister he is impulsive yet has the capacity for reflection and self-examination. Except for his being in love with his sister he could make for a romantic bad boy but really can anyone overlook incest? Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does a convincing job in bringing the multifaceted character to life.

4. Arya Stark is played by played by Maisie Williams. When we first meet her she is a mischievous tomboy full of life and joy. Life in the Seven Kingdoms isn’t easy for anybody and she is no exception. Whatever lies ahead, remember the child she was.

3. Joffrey Baratheon. This is the kid you couldn’t stand when you were growing up. What makes him different from the child you knew is power. He is the Prince whose apparent father sits on the Iron Throne. Joffrey can put on a good face when necessary but he is both coward and bully, vain and selfish with a spiteful temper. Vindictive and a born liar, sooner or later he alienates everyone with a shred of decency. Every week one can’t help waiting for him to get his comeuppance.

2. There is no holding back. Perhaps it is because it is being aired on HBO there is no flinching from brutality being shown, ( I had a hard time with seeing a horse being decapitated as a result of a joust) or sexuality, or politics. The storylines are compelling and death is always a breath away. The fitting mottos of this series are Valar Morghulis (all men must die) and Valar Dohaeris (all men must serve).

1. You never know what Tyrion is going to say next but you know you won’t want to miss it. He seems to get the lion’s share of good dialogue and this is in a series where almost everyone one gets good lines. Peter Dinkage brings so much to this role. While size is a factor in Tyrion’s life, his wit, cunning and style more than make up for the lack of height. Tyrion is far from soft but he has displayed empathy for a bastard and a cripple. As far as I’m concerned that makes him head and shoulder better than his father and his siblings

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  • spikeyfan

    I have to agree with you. I am really enjoying Tryion. In this case the acting and writing is absolutely brilliant.

  • Lomax Lamat

    My wife watches this show and by osmosis, so do I. I’m impressed you have 10 reasons to watch the show. I have one: it make my wife happy to see Jason Moma. I hope he does a good job as the new Conan (not like that bar was set high).

    Lomax

  • Lydia McKenzie

    I’m watching the second season and while Jason Moma is gone the rest of your reasons are valid, especially about Tyrion who is now acting as Hand of the King. He is smart, ruthless, courteous and has empathy for bastards, many women especially if they are “working” women without much choice and outcasts. Still a Lannister and willing to do whatever is neccesary to stay on top and keep his head.

  • Renee Moss

    I think I finally get it. None of the noble families are the kind you would want to be part of. Forgiveness is not in their DNA.

  • Joseph Wlody

    How bad has tv programming become that here I am off season looking for articles about Game of Thrones. Not that it takes away from how good this show is but how pitiful that there is nothing much else to cheer about. Have you seen True Blood lately? I keep watching but sometimes I want to gouge my eyes out.

  • nickie burke

    great show, its always interesting.

  • Rebecca DeMarco

    I watch to see who they are going to kill off this week.

  • Pony

    #10 and #1 are a tie for me. I loved the books and am impressed with how closely they’re sticking to them, and I absolutely adore Tyrion.

  • Loxy the Foxy

    It’s an HBO show, why WOULDN’T you watch it? HBO usually does a marvelous job on their productions. So number 2

  • Matthew Penick

    It’s a very exciting yet believable depiction of medieval fantasy, one of the best fantasy shows around.

  • reasb

    I would have to agree with reasons 2 and 7.

  • Eustacia Miliusis

    I love Game of Thrones! My favorite reasons listed on this blog are 10, 8 and 7.

  • Eustacia Miliusis

    I love Game of Thrones because it has action, suspense and great unforgettable characters!

  • rosannepm

    I don’t watch it-too violent and gory but my adult sons do. Must have gotten desensitized to torture from playing video games

  • Mark W

    I haven’t watched the show yet.

  • Jessy Southard Strohmeyer

    I didn’t know much about GoT until I saw the panel at SDCC 2011, and they gave out the first book. I wanted to watch the show before I read the book, so I wouldn’t be disappointed about what was left out. Surprisingly close to the book for the first season, but it’s drifting now. Still good. Lots of intrigue and you can never get attached to anyof the characters or you know they’re gonna die.

  • skynkatesmom

    I love that there is just so much going on! some comedy, action, drama!

  • Todd Lovessweeps

    Definitely because they don’t hold back in the show – all the brutality, sex, and no character is safe.

  • The_Wanderer

    These are all great reasons to watch this show. #2 and #10 though might have to be at the top of my list for what it’s such a great adaptation.

  • staceyg

    amazing show! love them all

  • Derek Diercksmeier

    The writing is absolutely brilliant!!!

  • Emily fedynich

    I really love this show because they developed the characters so well and like joss whedon they kill off characters you love when least expected

  • Jessy Southard Strohmeyer

    Awesome acting!

  • Kim Smith Morgan

    Because I can yell at Littlefinger for being THE DEVIL!!!! and my husband can pretend to not stare at all the naked boobs and butts everywhere.

  • Jeanette Jackson

    Solid acting by all the actors

  • Melinda Stephens

    I watch it for the neat costumes and special effects.