HBO options GRRM’s Song of Ice and Fire

People tend to remember HBO’s hits (The Sopranos, Sex & the City, Big Love, Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood) more than its misses (Lucky Louie, Family Bonds, The Comeback, Arliss, K Street). However, generally speaking, I’m interested in most new series that HBO decides to put on the air.

I’m also a big fan of George R. R. Martin‘s Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. I got Kimi’s sister Tomi hooked on them too last time she was out. They’re sprawling books with multi-character viewpoints set in a meticulously detailed world, with more politics and backstabbing than magic, and Martin manages to avoid all of the fantasy cliches. The only warning would be to not get too attached to any particular character, since anyone’s vulnerable. (Sort of the opposite of this author.)

So I was thrilled to read this news. HBO plus GRRM, can’t wait. I haven’t been this excited about a TV series in a long time.

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