Game of Thrones: Season 1 Reviews

September 16, 2019
Maybe the series goes someplace more interesting eventually, but the pilot's lack of imagination, and lack of faith, bodes ill for a fantasy tale.
April 17, 2011
Even for the most open minds, Game of Thrones can be a big stein of groggy slog.
April 17, 2011
Those who love the books will probably geek out on the series. The rest of us may have a harder time sitting through Game of Thrones.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2011
But the story at hand regularly slows to a crawl, making HBO's at times pokey but otherwise magnificent five-hour Mildred Pierce re-do seem like a 100-meter sprint in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2011
Game of Thrones, one of the supposed biggies this spring, is a big letdown. Why is it so convoluted and punishing? It is to television what the Spider-Man musical is to Broadway.
April 17, 2011
Game of Thrones serves up a lot of confusion in the name of no larger or really relevant idea beyond sketchily fleshed-out notions that war is ugly, families are insidious and power is hot.
April 17, 2011
There is the sense of intricacy having been confused with intrigue and of a story transferred all too faithfully from its source and thus not transformed to meet the demands of the screen.