Wednesday, March 16, 2011

piece by the wife on the new HBO show Game of Thrones based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga-series of novels

this is a genre (neo-Tolkien fantasy pumped on CGI-steroids)i really cannot stomach i must admit, and this sentence pinpoints one of the reasons:

"Because it is a work of pure imagination, they can throw in a dragon here, a sword-wielding heroine there; they can even invent a new language."

in other words, it's that Lost-y make-it-up-as-we-go-alone, anything-goes approach to "onwardness"/"endlessness" narrative..,

still i haven't seen GoT yet, i daresay i will be "giving it a chance", i.e. watching it grumbling when the missus airs the promo dvds chez nous... anything with peter dinklage in it can't be all bad (mind you he was in Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian so that's not cast-iron...)