Popspotting #107: “Game of Thrones” (Aug. 16, 2011)
For TV Tuesday, we finally get around to “Game of Thrones,” a medieval fantasy series on HBO that many of you declared a must-see show. Indeed, fellow podcasters Colleen Glatfelter and Robin Burdge featured “Game of Thrones” during their Popspotting appearances.
Based on author George R. R. Martin’s best-selling “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, “Game of Thrones” is an ambitious series that encompasses a sprawling, complex world. It takes some time to get a handle on who, what, and where, but it’s totally worth it. Beyond the sets, costumes, and effects, the characters and performances are really where this show shines.
The first season of ten episodes aired a few months ago. Although it was renewed for a second season only three days after it premiered, we won’t see more of “Game of Thrones” until next year.