I recently took the opportunity to sit through the recordings of Game of Thrones that my son had made on our Sky box. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but in the event I thought they were very well done and I’m looking forward to the next series. I read Game of Thrones ages ago and didn’t really remember much about the plot, but it’s fair to say that it all started to come back to me as I watched the adaptations. So it followed the plot quite closely, and the characters were very well cast. All of them looked more or less how I imagined them to be when I read the book, and now that I have seen them in the flesh, as it were, I’m going to find it difficult to imagine them any other way.
My only criticism is that it felt a little claustrophobic – most of the scenes were shot either inside somewhere, or in an enclosed courtyard, that sort of thing. I haven’t yet got a sense of it being a huge, sprawling, pan-world adventure. But perhaps that will come.
Now I’m wondering if I ought to re-read the books. Would that improve my enjoyment of the next series, or would it reduce it?