This is a hugely sprawling fantasy socio-political drama in a world quite different (but with relatable similarities) to our own. Factions, intrigue and a magic thoughs of years old and lost. Sometimes you really don't see the forrest for the trees.
Loved the opening credits. So many shows now, the credits are all just like sex with a 16yo boy.
We meet the main players (there are a lot and this doesn't dumb it down for you so hang in there) and get a sense of the menaces rising within and around Westeros - both manmade and supernatural.
Beauty really can be skin deep.
Deception is everything.
Power corrupts so wonderfully.
Accept the label that people give you and make it your own.
Bothers and Sisters - love, power, care and domination.
The ending - a great way to keep the tension.
Sean Bean - nuff said.
We didn't really get a sense of the relationship between the Stark children and the dire wolves. It really should have been developed further IMHO given what is coming.
I have been following this since there were whispers of it being made, so I am just chuffed that it is finally out and I am seeing one of my favourite fantasy dramas coming to life. That HBO is doing vs Hallmark is a HUGE relief. So far it hasn't disappointed AND it has already been renewed.