Monday, June 14, 2010

Winter Is Coming!

Right, so I know most of you won’t care about this but I just have to share my excitement. It’s an itsy bitsy but oh so tantalising teaser trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones series by HBO. In fact it’s so short that it’s impossible to make any kind of judgement on what the show will actually be like. I hold super high hopes for it though- not only is it from the makers of one of my most favouritest TV series ever (Rome), but it’s based on the first novel in one of my top five fantasy sagas of all time ('A Song of Ice and Fire' by George RR Martin). The only problem I have with it so far is that it won’t be finished till 2011. That’s an eternity!

As I said, I do realise that only geeky dragon crack addicts like myself will actually care about a vague twenty second trailer for a show that won’t be aired for another year or so. Which leads me to wonder what the point of this post actually is…hmm. Well I suppose I can make this recommendation: if you haven’t watched Rome then watch it and if you haven’t read the Ice and Fire books then read them. Do this and weeks of pure escapist joy will be your reward.


Anonymous said...

As a fellow geeky dragon crack addict: I feel your excitement!!! I've been meaning to watch Rome. It looks amazing. Will definitely add it to Netflix now!

TheAmazingFoxworthBlog said...

Something to tide you over from HBO you say? Then why not try Boardwalk Empire which is out in September.
It stars Michael Shannon; Stephen Graham; Dabney Coleman; Kelly MacDonald; Michael Pitt & Steve Buscemi and it looks AWESOME!!!!

The Pixie Knoll said...

Oh, my, I am intriqued, fellow geeky dragon crack addict! I believe you have piked my interest. So much so, I think I will have to take a trip to the bookstore and find a good read! You are right, it feels like an eternity before it will be released. Alas, I do not get HBO. Maybe I can sweeten up the hubby by then and have him add it to my tv. HAHAHAHAAA <3 Thanks for sharing, Roisin. It looks fantastic!


Róisín said...

Laura- Do watch Rome! Watch it now! I love that whole era of history but even if I didn't I'd still think it was a great show. A bit excessively raunchy though, but that seems to be the way with HBO. I'd say A Game of Thrones will be too.

Declan- I must check it out. Any other recommendations for the mean time? Breaking Bad's finished up for the season and I'm in need of something to watch!

Lori- We don't get HBO over here either, but a lot of our channels eventually pick up their shows. And sure you can always watch stuff online- although I am not in anyway advocating that you break the law ;)

Well, hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


TheAmazingFoxworthBlog said...

roisin only thing i can recommend that springs to mind at the moment is Party Down. Season 2's just wrapping up but you can find it on most sites :-)

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