Hi there guys! so, have you seen the first episod of HBO Game of thrones?
I loved it! well first of all I have to admit I haven't read the books, that's why the first thing I'm going to do after my exam tomorrow, is to find a book shop and look for the books!
People tell me that the plot is quite faithful to the books, with of course some changes, but those are always needed when adapting something like that to a tv show.
Thanks to the power of streaming I was able to watch the first episode and well it was actually very good: the costumes the atmosphere all very realistic and believable (we're very far from the cheesy fantasy show like Xena or Hercules, thuogh I loved them and grew up wathcing their advenntures) the plot, easy to understand even if you don't know the books, just all the names of the characters a bit difficult to remember but hey there's so many of them. the description of the different personalities of the characters is well done, you can immediately understand how they are. the acting good, lots of great actors and of course Sean Bean, nice to see him again playing a knight after being Boromir in the LOTR, oh please tell me you thought as i did that Sean Bean's wig is the same he had in LOTR? it seems they recycled it! heheh
GOT isn't a "all family" show, defitetly not for children, some scenes where very intense, explicit sex scenes and blood, but I have to admit I like it this way, it seems that finally tv producers realized that Fantasy, is not just for kids, and they're taking it more seriously.
I'm very positive about the tv show, and I'm looking forward for the next episodes!
but we haven't finished yet!.....
while waiting for True Blood to start with the new season, can't wait to see it!) there are some more tv shows that caught my attention: first of all THE BORGIAS, inspired by Hystorical facts,- AND NOT BY ASSASSIN'S CREED AS SOMEONE THINKS- it tells the story of the Borgia family a powerful noble italian family of the reinassence. Being italian, I'm very happy about the fact that they decided to narrate the story of my country.
the tv show is well done, good plot, intriguing, a great Jeremy Irons as Pope Borgia, great hystorical reconstruction of costumes and settings. I warmly recommend this to those whoo like Hystory, mixed with secrets, scandals and murders!
and finally CAMELOT, when I saw the teaser I had great expectations about it, Eva Green as Morgan, Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, the arthurian legends...
to be sincere I was a bit disappointed, generally everything has been done good, but being a purist I was a little disappointed by some changes to the plot, I miss some of the characters of the original legend and sometimes the plot is a bit messy and superficial. too many explicit sex scenes that don't add anything to the plot. and king Arthur...I think I'm beginning to hate him
by far my favourite adaptation of the Arthurian legend is the one by M.Z. Bradley in the Mists of Avalon, and I loved the tv show too!
as for upcoming movies: Thor is on my "too see" list, together with Jane Eyre and Harry potter. I'm also curious about Beastley.
I saw red Riding Hood, and well, not that good at all, it could have been much better with some more Horror in it and less teenager-angst.
finally Peter Jackson has started to film the Hobbit, and I'm soooo excited about it. he's also on Facebook where you can read his updated and watch his video-updates, here's the first www.facebook.com/video/video.p…
anyways, if you're intrested in having updates and news go to www.theonering.net/
ok all for the moment, bye bye