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Thread #137243 Message #3138287
Posted By: Desert Dancer
19-Apr-11 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: A game of thrones 2011
Subject: RE: BS: A game of thrones
I haven't read the books, but in reading an overview of the premise of the stories, I realized I read a single novel by someone else a few months ago set in a similar world, but with the addition of a stranded colony of humans from Earth. (Meaning the planets residents were humanoid, but not Sean Bean-equivalents.) (Can't remember what the book was; I think it's over in Long Beach, and I'm not at the moment.)
I don't get HBO, so it will be a while until I get to see this. Netflix does not have an agreement with HBO, so that won't help. Does HBO stuff go anywhere other than DVD when it's done?
There was an interesting kerfuffle that arose from a NY Times review by a critic who obviously was not into fantasy fiction at all. She happened to be female and made the mistake of operating from the premise that, "of course", few women are into fantasy fiction anyway. Here's one response via Huffington Post.
It's an interesting question -- I find that there are some genres that work that way: if the critic (or viewer, like michaelr above) has no interest in the genre, they will not be entertained, no matter what. Often happens with movies for kids.
The Times did follow up with a more reasonable (but still somewhat critical) review of the show.
~ Becky in Tucson