'Game of Thrones' Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

Excitement swirled around HBO's 'Game of Thrones' well before the network even green-lit the series. Casting speculation and announcements were greeted with waves of online commentary and even grainy bystander photos from the set could get pre-existing fans of George R.R. Martin's book series all worked up into a lather.
In my opinion, though the TV show has a fine cast and faithfully renders the story related in Martin's first 'Song of Ice and Fire' book, it has only occasionally warranted that excitement in its early episodes.
But in this episode, for the first time, I felt truly thrilled by a scene I saw in 'Game of Thrones.' It took three hours for 'Game of Thrones' to reach me on that level -- to get me into "wow" mode for more than a few seconds at a time -- but the scene that ended episode 3 had a real spark. Read More...



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