Game of Thrones reminds me a lot of The Walking Dead, just so much better. Much of both shows is watching a group of characters, some more likable than others, just survive and exist in a brutal and dangerous world where death is around any corner. The difference being the networks. AMC can ramp up the violence and gore where regular network TV couldn't. But HBO can ramp up violence, sex, swearing, and anything else they feel would better serve the story and show. Also the between the shoestring AMC budget and HBO's usual flare for finding good actors the show's differ in quality greatly. Yet somehow both are anchored by an ever growing fan base, many of whom I imagine overlap.
|1. Game of Thrones|
Season three is out just in time to catch up with the intricate web of characters before season four premieres on April 6th. When Thrones came back for the third season I spent 2 or 3 episodes still trying to remember how everyone was related and why everyone wanted to screw everyone else over. Maybe this time I'll catch up beforehand.
|2. Nurse Jackie|
Nurse Jackie is one of those shows that has quietly become very popular but of which I never hear a word of. I've maybe known one person to ever watch this show and somehow it's on it's upcoming sixth season, season five is now out for home video. It's even won a nice handful of awards to be proud of.
|3. Beware the Batman|
With no new episodes ready to be made it seems this newest Batman show is dead on arrival on DVD. After replacing The Brave and The Bold Batman, which I personally didn't like, it seemed like we were getting an edgier Batman cartoon again. I guess this revamp wasn't what Cartoon Network was hoping for.