Alright, maybe not, but if you are familiar with the source material and have a soft spot for high fantasy, you will surely be nerding out over the latest trailer for HBO’s A Game of Thrones.
Despite being primarily a film blog, we in the third row do occasionally dip our toes in television – and since it seems as if television is becoming more and more cinematic with each passing year, it’s hardly surprising that us movie nerds are watching more TV now than ever. Besides maybe South Park, Deadwood was the first show that I viewed with consistency since my middle school years and since its premature and borderline criminal end in 2006, it seems that there is more quality television being produced than ever before.
Today, I think that Mad Men and Breaking Bad are two of the finest written, acted, and all around produced television shows (or hell, anything) ever created. I’m also following regularly the likes of Californication, Eastbound & Down, Bored to Death, Justified, and lately, Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead. And there are a whole slew of others (The Wire, Dexter, etc.) that are recommended to me on a weekly basis.
There just isn’t enough time in the day.
And now there is going to be less time, because I am unquestionably going to have to clear out an hour a week for the first season of A Game of Thrones. The George R.R. Martin fantasy series is exceptionally well-written and entrancing and I suspect with names like Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage starring in the adaptation, I have no doubt that this is going to be another show to add high on my list of “must watches.”