Do you follow Game of Thrones? I fell in love with that show last fall, thanks to Camilla's rec. 
As Serena Davies pointed out in her review, it "gives you everything from dragons and deadly zombie-like creatures to high level politicking". 

Are you reading the books as well? I'm currently reading the first (huge) novel.

Here's one of the most poignant moments from last episode:

Tyrion Lannister: The king is very grateful that you traveled all this way for his wedding.
Oberyn Martell: Let us speak truth here. Joffrey is insulted. I am only the second son after all.
Tyrion Lannister: Well, speaking as a fellow second son, I have grown rather used to being the family insult. [Oberyn chuckles] Why did you come to King's Landing, Prince Oberyn?
Oberyn Martell: I was invited to the royal wedding.
Tyrion Lannister: I thought we were speaking truth.
Oberyn Martell: The last time I was in the capital was many years ago. Another wedding. My sister Elia and Rhaegar Targaryen, the Last Dragon. My sister loved him. She bore his children. Swaddled them, rocked them, fed them at her own breast. Elia wouldn't let the wet nurse touch them. And beautiful, noble Rhaegar Targaryen left her for another woman. That started a war and the war ended right here when your father's army took the city...
Tyrion Lannister: I wasn't actually present.
Oberyn Martell: And butchered those children. My nephew and niece. Carved them up and wrapped them in Lannister cloaks. And my sister, you know what they did to her? [Tyrion doesn't answer] I'm asking you a question.
Tyrion Lannister: I've heard rumors.
Oberyn Martell: [chuckles] So have I. The one I keep hearing is that Gregor Clegane the Mountain raped Elia and split her in half with his great sword.
Tyrion Lannister: I wasn't there. I don't know what happened.
Oberyn Martell: If the Mountain killed my sister, then your father gave the order. Tell your father I'm here. And tell him the Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts.

What are we getting in the next episode?

Here you go:

Your comments are welcome!

 - Raum
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  1. Completely hooked, as you know. Even the fact that I have read the books and know what will be happening (at least partially, as it also depends on the screenplay) I love (and dread) it. The screenplay of Episode 2 was written by Martin himself.

    1. You taught me the way to Westeros and King's Landing :)

      Thank you!

  2. Hi Raum,
    My 2 adult sons love this, and their friends also! They do not miss an episode.
    I am such a "softie" that my sons think I wont like Game of Thrones, because of the violence, and bloodshed.
    I guess its very good, but can be absolutely brutal.
    I didnt know there were books! I think it is so cool that you are reading them.
    Let us know how they go...I am curious as to your opinion.
    Right now, I am reading gentle romance novels with some mystery, mostly by
    Jayne Ann Krentz.


    1. Hi Holly!

      Thanks for your comment!

      Yes, the books are harsh and brutal, but the story is compelling and the characterization is very well done!

      Let me know if you give them a try!


      - Raum


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