Is it really that good?
Most Helpful Girl
Check out the intro to the show alone; it is stunning, beautiful and filled with startling images and complexity:
HBO does an amazing job of capturing extreme contrasts: beauty and pain and suffering, cruelty and honor, fantastical plot threads (white walkers and dragons) and earthbound plot threads (affairs and murder plots galore.)
These stark contrasts are there, they reinforce the vast edges of a reality and enable viewer imagination to fill in the gaps.
The net result is an epic show that is hard to stop watching, a complete world that feels both real, magical and totally engrossing and when the season ends there is a big let down.
I'm actually not a huge fan of fantasy (outside of LOTR) so I was not expecting to love this show yet I did.
Most Helpful Guy
hmm, I would say it starts to get pretty good at season 3-4. It has a slow start no doubt, in that sense/fault it has too many characters and story archs that it takes longer than the average serie to really get into it or simply care for the characters. I dont think anyone who have heard it is so "good" would be impressed or hooked after first season, maybe by second, but considring it is what is. Its no doubt well made simply asthetic wise, lots of attention to details and to make it into its own world sort of. Its good at what it tries to be. But dont expect to "fall in love" with the show after the first season, would have to watch more.
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