At least for the moment.
Last night, the Season One final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones was released, completing the live-action adaptation of A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. 10 episodes. A growing viewership. A growing readership. And people talking about the show on buses, subways and at the water cooler. The April 17th launch of Episode One seems so long ago now and the beginning of next year’s Season Two feels so far off…
The GRRM fans I know loved the show. I did too. Sure, they couldn’t get everything into ten hours but what they did adapt was spot on, in my opinion, and it’s laid a great foundation for what it to come. More importantly, I admire how HBO did it. Unlike some fantasy properties whose first movies ruined any possibility of sequels due to changed plot points, Game of Thrones—at least so far—has not strayed far from the books, making proper future adaptations of the next few books a strong possibility.
Now that Season One is finished though, we have to analyze. We have to poke. And prod. And ask questions about what we’ve witnessed so far.
The simplest question is: Did HBO get Game of Thrones right?
So vote below. And in the comment field post what you liked and what you didn’t like about this Season One!
Winter is coming…