Just finished watching the third season recently. Timothy Van Patten get's things off with a bang in the first two episodes of the first season, (this guy is the most talented television director on the planet from my seat - check out his resume http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0887700/
) but the pacing seems a bit off in the first two seasons. The swordplay in the first season especially, is really slow, very amateurish. The production appears to not have the budget necessary to make it into the grand spectacle it should be.
That’s the only negatives really. Every season has enough twists and turns to continually keep you guessing which is really rewarding. The dialogue is priceless at times, and it’s great to watch genuine R rated entertainment.
Peter Dinklage (The Imp) and "The Hound" whose real name I can't be bothered looking up are my two secondary favorite characters out of which is an incredible cast. The casting seems impeccable to me, the sheer volume of it is so ambitious, but I haven't read the books. Kharleesi however, is the fucking show
! She's the most exciting, original television character since Omar in The Wire and and strangely enough, they share about the same amount of screen time. Less maybe more and all that shit, but I'd love to see her character dominate season four, can't wait for those dragon's to really fire up.
This is a pretty cool thread by the way, and gave me a much better understanding of the finer points of the show I didn’t pick up on after viewing once. Episodes 8, 9 & 10 of season 3 were amazing, like the budget had caught up to the excellent writing.
While reading this thread I couldn't quite get a firm handle on whether you'd read the books Ragnarok73? Kidding obviously, your passion for the books and television series shine's through which is pretty cool. It’s nice reading from someone who loves the material so much.