A couple of treats today for the fantasy crowd: a couple of videos regarding HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” based on the popular adult fantasy series written by George R.R. Martin, AKA Santa the Tubby Sea Captain. I haven’t read the books yet, but a bunch of nerds told me that… I don’t know, I didn’t really listen to them. But what I couldn’t tune out sounded positive.
Anyway, fans of the series will be heartened to see Martin’s enthusiasm for the show’s execution, and people who are still enamored with Lord of the Rings will be happy to see Sean Bean (Boromir? Faromir? I get them mixed up) in one of the lead roles. Also, the teaser trailer (embedded below) looks pretty cool as well. All in all, I think it’s safe to look forward to this. At the very least, we owe our attention to cable channels that aren’t just making reality shows.