I tend to watch very little television, but I really can’t wait to see the miniseries for George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire.
The trailers have been all over the place lately. They’re fun to watch but what I’ve really enjoy is the Inside A Games of Thrones featurette because it gave me an even greater appreciation for the hard work being put into this and the brilliant casting job.
Many years ago now, I first read George R. R. Martin’s books at the behest and prodding of several friends. I am so glad I did because I have yet to read a fantasy world so well-constructed, so messed-up or so chock full of anti-heroes. In fact, the only disappointment involved in reading them was realizing just how horrible it is when a series in progress remains that way because no one seems to know when A Dance With Dragons will ever come out. Every once in awhile a book vendor or website will have something about it coming out, but that never actually happens.
An unfortunate side-effect of this waiting process is that as time passes I become more and more reluctant to really get invested in epic fantasy series that are unlikely to end anytime soon. I get too worried I’ll end up pining for Fictional Land X the same way I pine for Westeros and I’m not sure I can handle pining in this way for any other place.
Still, the obnoxious frustrating wait isn’t something I would ever hold against the show though. In fact I’m pretty thankful that it is coming out because I cannot wait to re-visit Westeros without having to re-read all of the books again.