Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two New Fantasy Series: Game of Thrones Vs. Camelot

Game of Thrones (HBO 2011)

I gave this one a couple of weeks just to make sure the first episode wasn't a fluke. It's wasn't! (although episode four was much weaker than the first three)

This is certainly the best fantasy series to hit the small screen in a long, long time. A warning however, it contains nudity and. . . more.

Much as I did when I discovered The Legend of the Seeker, I have begun to read along with the show from the source material. Unlike that series, this one seems to follow the book pretty faithfully. What they have changed has been for the better.

It will be interesting to see what they do next year, since I hear the written series really goes down hill after the first book.

Camelot (STARZ 2011)

With a rat faced, scrawny King Arthur (Jaime Campbell Bower) and a breathy, forced vocal performance from Eva Green this show is far from perfect. I stopped following this series when Bower did his best impression of Miss Piggy amorously attacking poor Guinevere (Tamsin Egerton).

Ultimately, there is nothing that elevates this show above soft-core porn.

Winner = Game of Thrones!

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