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Let the Game Commence – Game of the Thrones, that is…

I have succumbed to a new passion.

After all, we all like new shiny things that make us happy 😉

I had no doubt I would enjoy “Game of Thrones“.

Described as a series reminiscant of LOTR, produced by HBO (they aren’t shy, are they…), it has all the markings of a hit.

The series is based on A Game of Thrones, first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin.

As far as I can tell (I’m in mid book 1)  the series is very in keeping with the book. Bless HBO, when they get it right, it really is fireworks 🙂

Who can forget Sex and the City or True Blood!

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I adore Sean Bean, who plays Eddard Strak, the lord of the North (I’ll take anything with the words lord and north in it).

I fell for him after watching Lady Chatterley’s Lover, based on a novel by the same title by D.H. Lawrence. He was simply breathtaking. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour!

While we’re on the subject of hotties, I recommend you check out Ned Stark’s bastard son (no, I’m not being offensive, this is how he is described) – Jon Snow.

He is a steward in the Night’s Watch.


Although confined to the frosty Wall protecting the kingdom, he manages to set my heart aflame 😉

He reminds me of another scruffy man, with long flowing black hair and rugged good looks.

 Care to venture a guess who I may be referring to?


Grizzly Gizzy may have had a dodgy wolf tattoo, planted on that beautiful arm, but Snow actually has a direwolf called Ghost.

 It is true that Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, is young.

In the book he is described as a 14-year-old boy, but in the series he looks grown up enough to me 😉

He is an extremely likable character and I can’t wait to see how the story progresses.

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