Monday, January 30, 2012

Game of thrones season 2 teaser

I have not read nor seen anything regarding the Game of Thrones. The books or the HBO series anyway. I have read a bit on the net and heard from reliable sources that both the books and the series are really good.

The teaser for season two is out.

All the talk and what little I can pull up on youtube has my interest. Now, should I read before watching or watch before reading?

3 comments:

Shrike said...

Honestly, either/or. The books are amazing, but so is the TV series. There are some very unexpected twists in the story that will be exciting when you first encounter them, whether it be by reading about them or by watching them. I read the books long before I saw the series, but I still love the series, too. The big advantage of the books, of course, is that there are five of them already, while there's only one season of the TV series (that consists almost entirely of events from the first book).

Beau said...

The book series is unlikely to wrap up any time soon, so don't feel you have to rush a decision. I'd say read the first book (at a leisurely pace), watch the first season on DVD, move onto the second book, etc. By the time you run out of TV and books, we might -- maybe -- have a new book to read. GRRM's a hell of a writer, but speedy, he is not.

Fredrik Hansson said...

I would suggest watching before reading. I like to think that the people that hadnt read the books before watching the tv series enjoyed the show more, unlike those of us who sat waiting for you know what to happen.
I know a friend who has decided to read the books as the tv series is aired, which makes for a suddent stop in reading...