Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
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Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.


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Aug 27, 2018

No longer wondering why Game of Thrones is a runaway hit, I'm smitten too--there's something for everyone and I love it all!

Jul 23, 2018

wish I would've watched it a long time ago! Greatest show ever

May 30, 2018

Don't understand all the fuss about this. Watched it for about an hour and quit. For some reason anything made by HBO gets a lot of hype, even though in my opinion most of it is not worth watching. Before I watched this I thought Adam Sandler was the worst actor ever. Now I think Peter Dinklage is the worst actor ever.

May 12, 2018

A fantasy epic the likes of which have never been attempted on the small screen. Perhaps the greatest selling point of Game of Thrones is it's daring nature and therefore unpredictability. In my opinion it is simply the greatest show of its kind on television. Nothing else can hold a candle to it. A horde of unforgettable characters, all brilliantly acted.

Game of Thrones, unlike many other shows in the genre, quite clearly had a plan from the start (even with source material that remains unfinished). Where other shows lose focus and change in sweeping ways over the seasons, Game of Thrones remains committed to telling one overarching story.

ArapahoeChristineS Oct 21, 2017

I absolutely did not want to watch GoT. After people begging me for years to watch, I finally caved. I now understand all of the hype! I was sucked in from the first episode. I then had to talk other reluctant family members into watching and they too got sucked in. Yes, it's that good!

Aug 20, 2017

Great show, if you haven't been spoiled it really hits hard! But the disks I got were really scratched up. I missed a lot because it wouldn't play properly.

Game of Thrones will be remembered as one of the greatest television series of all time.

ccamp5ster May 11, 2017

These discs are damaged and will not play. Maybe someday the library will hold people accountable for destroying public property. There is no reason that a DVD should ever be rendered unplayable with a modest amount of care.

Oct 11, 2016

Season 1 is the worst season of this series. Back then the producers decided to include a lot of nudity, sex, and profanity for no other reason than to attract more viewers. It had the opposite effect and most viewers didn't start watching until season 2 when all that garbage was seriously toned down. Still, if you don't watch season 1 you won't get the rest of the series, so you have to grin and bear it. Now about the DVDs. They're awful. There are parts in Essos for which you need translation (the imaginary languages of this continent are rather dumb) and you can only get that by turning on ALL the subtitles which is irritating. I have the digital copies and only the Dothraki and Valyrian languages are subtitled, much more pleasurable to watch. Do yourself a favor and splurge for the digital copies. The DVDs are a waste of time.

Jul 10, 2016

My mind is still recovering. Few shows have been more eagerly awaited than the arrival of HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's masterful and massive epic "Game of Thrones". I’ll start off by saying that I live for Game of Thrones—it is my favorite thing created in this universe. It is so brilliantly and masterfully done that tears pour from my eyes every time I read, or watch it. Brilliant. Incredible. Emotion filled and the performances are gorgeous. The cinematogphy is SUPERB. The plot is complex, epic and entirely unpredictable. "Thrones"--an almost instant classic in the adult fantasy genre. Multi-layered and ambitious, this sprawling tale charts a powerful story of intrigue, political machinations, and violence amidst the brutal landscape of a nation divided. It is not a production you could approach half-heartedly. To do justice to the novel's intricacies required a massive cast, extensive period sets and costumes, lavish effects and a focused and highly intelligent screenplay. Make no mistake, this is no cheesy kid's story--this is dark and relentless entertainment for people who enjoy quality programming.
At the heart of "Game of Thrones" is the Stark family. Living in relative isolation, patriarch Sean Bean is called to assist the King when a vacancy opens up due to suspect causes. Suspicions have fallen on the King's wife and her twin brother, and there may be further nefarious acts in store for His Royal Highness. When the Stark's young son witnesses something he should not have, a violent act that will have long range repercussions occurs. This, however, is just the jumping off point for a tale with numerous dimensions. There are the exiled Targaryen siblings, a brother and sister who have a claim to the throne and hope to retake the power seat by aligning with a barbaric and powerful tribe of warriors. Bean's illegitimate son figures prominently as well, as a guardian on The Wall preparing for imminent danger.
Through it all, there is a recurrent theme that "Winter is Coming"--a threat that poses a menace and a danger that may be unavoidable. This show is not for the faint of heart, and should only be considered for age appropriate audiences. As an HBO production, the screenplay doesn't shy away from the gritty violence that this time period and life style would necessitate. I, for one, appreciate the authentic feel to the drama. This show is also not for the casual viewer. It unfolds at its own pace, much like a good novel. It requires both patience and attention to really appreciate just how sophisticated and complex this tale is. It is a grown-up and smart piece!
The show looks absolutely fantastic. Technical aspects of the production are as good, or better, than any comparable feature film. The cast is also uniformly excellent. It would be impossible, again, to highlight everyone in the cast that deserves a special mention--so I'll limit my accolades to Peter Dinklage. As Tyrion Lannister and Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, Dinklage steals just about every scene that he is in. Funny, sardonic, and wise--this Imp has a terrific knack of putting things into perspective. Dinklage has had many great roles in his life--but this is a performance of true star wattage. Don't be surprised to see him invited to the Emmy race for Best Supporting Actor! He is one of the best things in this great presentation. I truly admire and recommend "Game of Thrones" because it never panders. It requires your active participation in the narrative to fully appreciate how well constructed it is--and any show that treats me as an intelligent human being deserves recognition in this age of formulaic TV. If you haven't yet seen this series, don't hesitate. Don't think. Just do it. It's seriously compelling and you'll shortly find out why the world has gone mad for Martin.

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Dec 28, 2018

Other: Only 1 disc out of 5 worked for me. This copy had the Shoreline sticker on it. I plan to notify my library when I return it. Please check your sets for lots of scratches otherwise you may find they don't work like I did.

Jul 10, 2016

Sexual Content: Very graphic scenes of sex, and rape. Sex scenes occur every episode. Some very very explicit particularly one halfway through the show. A oral sex scene with to males. Total: 10/10

Jul 10, 2016

Violence: Very violent with often extreme details of gore, guts and blood. Throats slit, people stabbed, brutalized and killed horribly. Main characters die left, right and center--and often horribly. Not for the faint of heart. Total: 10/10

Jul 10, 2016

Coarse Language: Heavy language of "Fu*k, cun* and coc*" 10/10


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Jun 25, 2015

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

Jul 01, 2013

Cersei Lannister: You should have taken the realm for yourself. Jaime told me about the day King's Landing fell. He was sitting on the Iron Throne and you made him give it up. All you needed to do was climb those steps yourself. Such a sad mistake.

Eddard Stark: I've made many mistakes in my life, but that wasn't one of them.

Cersei Lannister: Oh but it was. When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.


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