Game of Thrones Seasons One and Two

That is what the show is called.

Game of Thrones Season 1

I thought Season 1 of Game of Thrones was really good. I enjoyed the fighting, the nudity, and the midget. Since the rest of the internet also liked Season 1, I will end my review here. There’s not much that I can add to the collective wisdom already out there on the subject. I will pose the rhetorical question, why does Sean Bean die in every role he gets? The world may never know.

Sean Bean

I know, it totally sucks that you always get killed.

Game of Thrones Season 2

Season 2 of Game of Thrones can suck my balls. The season suffered from slow pacing, lack of fighting, really confusing plot (or lack thereof), too many characters, and not enough nudity. Even more nudity wouldn’t have made up for all of the other problems, but it would have helped. I am so sick of people talking about how awesome Game of Thrones is, because either they haven’t seen Season 2, or they just weren’t watching it at all and were on bookface the entire time.

1) Slow Pacing

There was a shitload of talking this season. Not yelling, not fighting, just talking. I do that all the time with teh Brik, so when I watch TV I want to see something more exciting than talking, unless the conversation is interesting. I have ADD and this did not hold my attention for 10 episodes. 10 hours of television, that is all this show takes for a season, and it was about 9 hours too long. They should have cut out all of the talking, or at least run it at 3x speed. Early in the season I had reason to believe that all of this talking meant something, but by episode 2 I realized it was useless filler.

2) Lack of Fighting

I didn’t read the book series, but from what teh Brik told me, there are some pretty epic fight scenes in print. I never saw them on my TV. Did you?

This picture came up when I googled Game of Thrones.

3) Confusing Plot

I think the reason the plot was confusing was because there was so much meaningless conversation followed by so little fighting and the mysterious appearance of new characters that seemingly had no relation to any of the existing characters (see #4). Not to mention that the plots I cared about, involving Daenerys and Arya, got so little air time that it was very difficult for me to maintain interest. My confusion might have been my own fault, but instead of taking personal responsibility I choose to blame the writers.

4) Too Many Characters

Every episode some new asshole would appear and I would have to google who the fuck they were to try to figure out what was happening. If I wanted to do that, I would have just read the books first. I know there are a shit ton of characters in these books, but sometimes when you adapt for TV, you have to change things (OMFG!) to make them work better for television. Don’t punish me for being an average American who is incapable of picking up a book not printed in an extra large font.

If I had this, maybe I would have known who the fuck was on the screen.

5) Not Enough Nudity

I think if more sex scenes and nakedness had happened I wouldn’t have cared as much about #1-4. I can’t guarantee I’d rate the season highly but no one can complain about more nudity, even if it is gratuitous.

The only high point of Season 2 for me was Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. His character had depth, humor, and enough screen time for me to give a fuck. If the entire show was just about him and they threw away the rest of the subplots I’d be happy. Or if he decapitated Joffrey, either way. I look forward to seeing Dinklage in something more deserving of his talents after he finishes his work in this series.

This is exactly how I feel.

In conclusion, Game of Thrones can fuck off. I really loved Season 1 but I really hated Season 2, and since 2 came after 1, I am left with a bad taste in my mouth. I would not cry if this show was cancelled.

Season One Verdict: Awesome

Season Two Verdict: Shitty

Average: Shitty

13 Responses to “Game of Thrones Seasons One and Two”

  1. October 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I have to admit, I haven’t watched the series. May read the books some day, but I have so little time as it is…

    • 2 mrsbrik
      October 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      I’m in the same boat re: the books. That’s why you watch things, to get the quick and dirty. And the reason I had a problem with GoT. It was neither quick, nor dirty.

  2. 3 Kim
    October 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    You got blackwater, which was a ton of fighting, and character in one episode.
    But wait until next season, *cackles*
    You thought the first was good!
    (everybody seems to like the third book the best, anyhow)

    • October 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks for commenting on Mrs. Brik’s post. I’ve read the first two books, and will probably read the third. But I think I’m done watching the series. It’s too goddamn boring.

  3. October 15, 2012 at 1:17 am

    You know, had I not read the books, I reckon I’d be in the same boat as you in the sense of there being too many characters and the storylines getting as confusing as hell. Reading the second book I definitely felt that way, but watch the second season felt like it simplified it for me.

    I do love Game of Thrones. Mostly for the fact that it’s brought fantasy to the mainstream. Though I find it hilarious when the general public don’t want to admit that they’re watching fantasy. As if it’s still reserved for geeks in their dark basements.

    Worried about how the rest of the seasons will play out. The books get more bogged down with plot and characters. Though some VERY exciting things happen.

    • October 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      The problem with the books is that they are too long. Pacing isn’t generally a problem for literature, but for this series it is. Martin spends way too much time on the details and exposition, and the whole thing gets bogged down. When he does get to the exciting parts, though, his stories can be amazing. I will definitely read the third book, but after that we’ll see if I keep going.

    • 7 mrsbrik
      October 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      I really enjoyed season one. I thought it was awesome. That was my problem going into season two–my expectations were way too high.

      The series has some good characters but it barely moved. I have ADHD, I don’t have the patience for it.

      But if season three turns around, let me know. I would watch if it were a bit more action-packed.

  4. October 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I have watched both seasons and I like the show enough to stay interested but I think it’s overrated. There’s way too much shit going on so every storyline is so barely touched on that I don’t care. The first season I loved Daenerys and she had basically ten minutes of story through the entire second season. I only really am interested in Tyrion and Arya’s story lines at this point. Also the opening credits song sucks.

  5. June 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    To be fair the books are huge and I barely remember most of the characters.

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