After keeping pictures and video of “Game of Thrones” largely under wraps since production started, HBO has released this 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at the TV-ization of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels. Even if you don’t have HBO or aren’t interested in fantasy series, the video is worth it to watch nerdy ship captain George R.R. Martin, who looks like a cross between Bruce Vilanch and a movie blogger.
I have to say, though, this looks like it’s going to be good. I have a hard time sticking with fantasy books because the creation of the fictional world can be tedious to read (see: the songs about trees and mystical forest crap in Lord of the Rings that drag on for three pages), an annoyance that doesn’t carry over to the screen. Plus, the attention to detail looks excellent, and the cast looks promising, as well, including veteran actors like Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey (whose breasts you may remember from 300 — NSFW). Here’s my math: source material with sex and violence + actors who are cool with nudity = me watching. Every time.