For those among us who instinctively recoil at the sight of leather jerkins, cut throats and castle keeps, “Games” may take some getting used to. But the cinematography, like the cast of largely British and Irish actors, is magnificent. Each week the story unfolds like a tapestry, its intricate stitches slowly creating not just a scene but a whole world. It’s a world to get lost in, but not always easy to endure. Because the good die as often as the bad, and happy endings are only for fairy tales.
The Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob watched the first four episodes and tweeted his thoughts. While his full review will be out later this week, you can view his compiled tweets here.
Lastly, HBO Watch’s Jacob Klein was lucky enough to attend an advance screening of the first episode of season two and has some detailed thoughts about that episode. Here is a spoiler-free snippet:
The episode was a treat and the entire audience cried ‘awwwww’ when they saw the credits and realized they’d have to wait until next month to see more. I honestly think this is looking to be a great season, picking right up where season 1 left off and threatening to surpass it in terms of action, intrigue and… dare I say– romance?
Winter Is Coming: More positive impressions are great to hear. I know that a handful of our readers were able to attend advance screenings this weekend. What were your thoughts?