Game of Thrones: "Winter is Coming" Review

Advance Review: From the opening moments of HBO's new series, Game of Thrones, involving the ill-fated Waymar Royce search party, most fans of the George Martin "A Song of Fire and Ice" series of books can tell that this would be a faithful, sturdy adaptation. We are indeed going to be led through the frozen hell-zone of the Northern Territory of Westeros and we are going to go head to head with the supernatural "Others" that inhabit that land. As with any book adaptation, fans will worry and wonder as to what will be left out and what will be kept in, but the premiere episode, "Winter is Coming," not only effortlessly takes us along, faithfully, through the book, but it also manages to capture the majestically morbid spirit of Martin's pages and turn them into thrilling television.  Read More...

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