Interested in the game of thrones? Want to see it on cable?
I actually held off watching it for years, wondering what all the sensation was being more of a movie person than a tv person. I finally gave in to check it out. First off, the very first episode is an incredible attention getter to say the least! All set in medieval times, naturally, I feel you could sum it up with the words: blood, sex and royalty (or should I say adultry?). Get used to brother scenes of topless women, beheadings, and all the dealings of conspiracy in the royal politics of it all.
After the initial shocking first episode to get you all riled up, a story develops. Actually as you watch over the season, with any weekly show, there are multiple stories to follow. Which gives you a whole slew of characters to get to know as well. But don’t hang onto your favorite one too long, because more often than not, they will end up dead sooner than later. That’s actually my only pet peeve, is that the story line keeps changing, never ending, but that’s how serial television goes.
Want a sneak peek? Here’s a popular video summing things up for one of the seasons. Here’s an adult version recap from Samuel L. Jackson
He sums the first 4 seasons up very well, and gives you the various plots, fills you in on “winter is coming” and gives you a great idea of what’s to come next.
To summarize, there’s the Iron Throne, which is a throne built out of 1,000 swords at the capital city of the land. One king rules here. But there are more city’s (or kingdom’s) with kinds ruling each of those. Basically, it’s a power play between 5 kings that want to rule the all the lands.
Let’s not forget the White Walkers who are a frozen army of the undead, the Wildings which are people who live north of the great wall, and the Nightwatch on the wall itself. This is a 300′ tall wall to protect the southern lands.
You can already tell how crazy this gets, right? So if you can get over the fact that from one season to another the “main” story will change as royalty and key characters come and go (i.e. get killed off), then you’re in for one crazy ride. It’s a look into the nasty underbelly of life in medieval times with all the deals, spying, backstabbing… pretty much just like politics of today.
If you’re starting from scratch, remember the first few episodes are there for shock value. After them, you begin to get into the plot of season one. Then those who survive continue into season 2, 3 and so on. Where you saw a character introduced and where they end up if they’re still alive a season or two later is amazing to see the difference. What once was, isn’t anymore. Just like life, the only constant in this universe and life is that change will come.