It's intriguing, scary, unique, brave, rich, witty, and very captivating, and that was only five minutes in. Watch GAME OF THRONES, the critically revered medieval fantasy series on HBO. Over here it's on Sky Atlantic, which isn't good enough. Some other channel's got to buy it, and when it does be sure to watch it. Or wait for the DVD to come out -- or hell, just download it. But whatever you do, start from the first episode of season one, which deserves to be treated like the first chapter of a book. And it's a page-turner.
Game of Thrones is known for having the lovable Sean Bean in it, playing the human equivolent of a Yorkie bar, but the rest of the cast is equally worth watching, and I've yet to find a single weak character. The audience can find humour, horror, devilish villainy, sex appeal and heroics in all the right places. Pleasantly surprising cast members include Lena Headey and Mark Addy.
For anyone willing to acknowledge that Game of Thrones is a significantly ADULT series, it feels almost tailored to suit every single individual fan of great storytelling. Game of Thrones is set in amazing world, fat with ideas. So, recommended to all. I'll keep you updated if the only episode I've seen so far proves an anomaly, but I doubt it will. I already trust the thing.