Anybody here following Fringe. I have been and it is pretty cool.
Someone gave me the complete first season of Game of Thrones for Christmas, so I watched the first two episodes last night, with eight more episodes to go:
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011) - IMDb
It has a spectacular rating at the database and appears to be wildly popular among fans, but so far, I'm not finding it to be all that good or entertaining. Hopefully, the show will grow on me during the remaining episodes because I hate being unable to get into something that's supposed to be so great. :shock:
My advice is definitely to stick with it, and hopefully there will be pay-off for you. I feel that even if I didn't read the books, I would enjoy it. My wife definitely did not read the books, and was intrigued after Season 1 Episode 1, and solidly hooked by Episode 3 (so much so that she would sneak peaks at the back of my books to see what was coming). Personally, I have never enjoyed a made-for-television drama more than I have this series, and I hope the quality is maintained for the future episodes. One thing I think they did exceptionally well is the language of Kal-Drogo and his barbarians. I'm not going to renew my vows in it or anything, but I thought it was intelligently put together and the actors did great job speaking it. The acting/casting was also great, I thought. The storyline (a.k.a. the most important part) is hard to follow at first (esp. if you haven't read the books), but again, considering they only have an hour per episode (they could easily make each episode 2 hours and that would rock), they do all right. I can see how people might have trouble keeping their interest held, though (my wife asked a LOT of questions early on).Quote:
Hopefully, the show will grow on me during the remaining episodes because I hate being unable to get into something that's supposed to be so great.
A lot of the hoopla for the shows could be due to the inordinately large and crazy fan-base, and that is skewing the overall perception. I've heard that they currently out-rival any other fiction fan-base on the planet, in terms of activity, size, and general psychosis. I do not number myself amongst these Winterfell-ian zealots (I'm more of a Middle-Earth nut-job), but during the height of Season 2 (I ordered HBO expressly for that show), it would not have taken a huge shove to push me over the edge...I've calmed down a bit again, since it has gone off the air and you have to wait so freakin' long for Winter to Come.
I will be recording Defiance next on my Dish receiver Box.
The series is set in the near future, where aliens known collectively as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. However, when they reached Earth, they discovered despite a prolonged negotiation with the government on Earth, they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. During the war, the Votans drop terraformers on the planet and transform the surface of the planet; scorching the earth, opening chasms in the ground and covering the surface of the planet in dust and debris. After decades of war, a ceasefire is declared when both sides realize they must focus on survival on this new almost alien planet. The series largely revolves around the character of Jeb Nolan. Jeb was only ten years old when the Votans arrived and he served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St Louis to find it's is no longer the city he left; it is little more than refugee camp. Deciding his services are needed, Jeb takes up a position as the Chief Law-keeper in Defiance, so he can protect the town from dangerous clashes between humans, aliens, military scavengers and other dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town