Game of Thrones Season Finale (Spoilers)

I could not help but to keep up with “Game of Thrones” as I found the first episode to be so utterly brilliant, I couldn’t NOT watch. And this show has not let me down with any of its episodes this season. From the beginning right up to the end, following the chain of events in the first book by George R.R. Martin, this has been one of the most faithful adaptations of a novel that I have seen brought to life on television.

And the season finale did not disappoint.

To recap, we started our journey with the Starks in Winterfell. Lord Eddard Stark was asked by King Robert Baratheon to become Hand of the King. Lord Eddard (or Ned, as he is known to his friends and family) begrudgingly agreed, leaving his wife and some of his family behind, only taking his two daughters, Sansa and Arya.

Meanwhile, on the Wall, where Ned’s bastard son is eventually sent to become a guard of the Night’s Watch, supernatural occurrences are beginning to unfold, beginning with the undead coming back to life.

As we’ve seen throughout this season, though, no thing and no character is sacred. From the death of King Robert to the beheading of Eddard Stark to the fatal wounding of Khal Drogo, we watched favorite characters leave the show as quickly as they had arrived onscreen.

For those familiar to the books, we know that this is only the beginning. George R.R. Martin is brutal with his characters. Not only is winter coming, but so is death, and this first season is only a small taste of that. And I, personally, cannot wait to see more.

However, this first season of  “Game of Thrones” saw the most amazing occurrence of all at its finale: the birth of the dragons. And although I had read this in the books, I was looking forward to seeing it actually happen on the television series. And it was perfect. I felt the same dark wonder that I had felt when I first read about Daenerys walking into the fire to later appear with the three dragons. Now that is what I call a season finale!

Again, I am most impressed with Maisie Williams for her portrayal of Arya Stark. I cannot wait to see her journey through later seasons of the show. The rest of the cast are also so perfect that I envision them when I’m reading the books.

Also, I must admit geeking out anytime that Natalia Tena is onscreen as Osha, the wildling that befriends Bran Stark. Her part in the Harry Potter films as the beloved Tonks might be small, but her portrayal of that character is very near and dear to my heart.

For those of you who have not read the books, GO READ THEM NOW. Don’t worry about spoilers because HBO has done this series so well that even when you know things are coming while watching the series, you still find yourself as shocked by those things as you will be when you read about it.

I started reading the books just before the series began on HBO and plan to read through the summer to get caught up so that I can read “A Dance With Dragons” when it comes out on July 12th. Yes, a new book out THIS SUMMER. I’m on the 4th book now and hope to start reading the new one the day it comes out.

7 thoughts on “Game of Thrones Season Finale (Spoilers)

  • June 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm
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    Let me just say, I started watching Game of Thrones for two reasons.  One, because there was nothing else on that first night and two because you had recommended it.  Let me just say that the ONLY thing wrong with it is that this season was not enough!! I can NOT wait until the new season begins.  FANTASTIC!!! 

    • June 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm
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      I’m so glad you liked it! The story is just addictive. I cannot stop reading the books and I’m going to be lost once I finish the new one that comes out next month.

  • June 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
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    I cannot believe this is the last
    show until spring 2012.  Unacceptable.  What a fantastic finale.  The scene where Arya joins up with King
    Robert’s illegitimate son was great, and everything with Daenerys was awesome.  I missed the show on Sunday because I was
    putting the kids down to sleep when it came on, but luckily as a DISH customer
    and employee I was able to watch it at DISHOnline for free as part of my
    regular service.  Check it out here…http://bit.ly/dJzWgo
     

  • June 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm
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    Game of Thrones did not disappoint a longtime fan as myself, and I love how many new fans there are now 

    • June 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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      It’s probably the one thing I’ve seen on film or t.v. that stays entirely true to the original material. I’m about halfway through book 4 now and cannot wait until A Dance of Dragons comes out!

  • July 5, 2011 at 8:32 am
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    I heard that there were outcries at THAT execution. I laughed so much, and then felt pity because those people hadn’t read the books.

    • July 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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      Yeah, they were pretty surprised. And I’m telling everyone “Oh, just wait. It gets worse.” LOL Mr. Martin is not very kind with his characters. NO one is safe.

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