This is a conversation I had the other night at pub trivia -- also the setting for this conversation.
My friend Lulu and I (yep, "Lulu") have not read the books, but we have been glued to HBO every Sunday evening. I can't really tell you what, exactly, is so good about it. Honestly -- I tried to recap an episode for Hannah once when she had to miss it, and it went something like, "Ummm, blond girl is preggers ... and that hot bastard* is still up on the Wall ... and I think Prince Joffrey might be gay ... also, winter is still, apparently, coming."
Despite that oh-so-eloquent explanation, I assure you, it's good watchin.
So when someone asked, "So what is Game of Thrones like?" Lulu and I both agreed -- it's sexy Lord of the Rings. But no magic. But ... maybe magic. Actually, I think we may have to wait and see on the magic.
Of course, this led to the conversation about who is the hottest character in Sexy Lord of the Rings (which is what I'll be calling it now). And mock me all you want, but the hottest character is definitely ...
(drumroll, please ...)
Yup. The "angry elf" from Elf.
If you haven't been watching it, I guess there's no explaining it, but seriously. As Lulu put it, "Dude's got swagger."
* It's not a pejorative. Pretty sure "hot bastard" is his name.
(Sigh. It's not. It's Jon Snow.)
1/20/12: Psst! Since a lot of people seem to find this blog from googling, "What is Game of Thrones like?" I figure I'd also send you here for Part 2. This post is shockingly unhelpful and I do apologize. Though to be entirely honest, Part 2 is only mildly better.