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
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
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
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.
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
Even for the most open minds, Game of Thrones can be a big stein of groggy slog.
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+