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Game Of Thrones Is A Visually Stunning Masterpiece

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I was a little depressed and saddened that so many of my favorite shows were either being cancelled or having the plug pulled on them but I started hearing whispers and gossip regarding a brand new show coming out called Game Of Thrones. My husband being the avid reader and huge fan of fantasy novels claimed he had read the series A Song Of Ice And Fire by well-known author George R.R. Martin and was excited that they were creating a TV series based on the popular books. Each season was set to be based on one book in the series.

After watching the first episode I was amazed at the quality in acting and special effects. The show is filmed in beautiful, stunning Ireland. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and each episode is a visual masterpiece.

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It is said that the budget for Game Of Thrones could be compared to Rome with reportedly 5-10 million just going into the pilot and the total budget for the first season being 50-60 million. This show was worth every penny in my eyes.

Game Of Thrones follows seven families caught in a sometimes violent struggle over control of the Iron Throne and as the series opens the threats from the snow-covered region north of Westeros and the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.

Each character and each episode leaves me wanting much more and George R.R. Martin claims the show was very faithful to his work. Hats off to you David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for creating a fantastical, mythical masterpiece worthy of many awards and bravo to the entire cast for superb acting that has left me entertained every Sunday night.

Those of you who have not seen Game Of Thrones I dare you to watch it and not be amazed!

The second season is scheduled to air on April 1st, 2012 on HBO

Cast:

Sean Bean as Eddard “Ned” Stark
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Richard Madden as Robb Stark
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane

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Pleasantly Surprised By True Blood

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It all started on a rainy day with nothing to watch on TV. Every television show was on a break (yes another one) which seems to happen more and more these days. A friend on Facebook raved about True Blood and informed everyone she was catching up on all the episodes she had missed. I had never heard about True Blood so I looked it up. Uhhhhh. Another vampire show. Vampire shows and movies are all the rage right now and quite frankly I’m sick of it. Boredom set in and I decided to rent the first season. I am all about giving television shows a shot. That is actually how I’ve found my absolute favorite shows that ordinarily I would not have given a chance. I was bracing myself for fake blood, people biting each other and cheesy romance. I was pleasantly surprised and immediately fascinated. True Blood turned out to be an unexpectedly amazing TV show that immediately consumed every moment I had trying to catch up on what I had missed out on.

True Blood, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, revolves around the main character Sookie Stackhouse who is a telepath and a waitress in Bon Temps which is a fictional town in Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is this quirky, naive character who ends up badly beaten one fateful night. In steps Bill, a vampire who saves her life by letting her drink his blood which has healing powers. Immediately she’s fascinated by him and slowly falls in love.

True Blood is based on a fictional world where vampires have come out of the closet so to speak and are co-existing with humans because of a drink the Japanese invented named True Blood which is synthetic blood. This invention allows vampires to no longer have to feed on humans which then allows them to be able to live among humans in the evening.

I’ll admit True Blood is not for everyone. If you’re expecting your typical vampire show then you may be disappointed. There’s full nudity at times, it’s dark and evil at times but absolutely hilarious at other times. If what you’re wanting is cheesy vampire scenes and fake blood then prepare to be disappointed because this show is totally different and that’s why I love it. Expect the unexpected!

True Blood has wrapped up its third season and has been renewed for a fourth which is set to air on June 26th 2011 so please rent the first three seasons and give it a shot. You will not be disappointed.

True Blood Main Cast:

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, telepath and waitress at Merlottes.
Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, Vampire and Sookies love interest.
Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, a shape shifter and owner of Merlottes.
Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sookies equally naive brother.
Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Sookies best friend.
Chris Bauer Detective Andy Bellefleur.
Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, cook at Merlottes and Taras cousin.
Carrie Preston as Arlene Fowler, the fiery red headed waitress at Merlottes.
William Sanderson as Sheriff Bud Dearborne.
Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman, owner of the vampire bar Fangtasia.