Game of Thrones:

The Complete Series 4K

                     review by Bobby Blakey

No matter what you thought of the ending of the series there is no denying that Game of Thrones was a monster hit. The series not only captured fans all over the world but has since spawned two possible spin-off series with one sadly no longer moving forward. That doesn’t mean you can’t still journey back into the world of Westeros with Game of Thrones: The Complete Series on 4K Ultra.  

 

Game of Thrones follows the mythical continent of Westeros, where several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.

 

I have to admit that while I did enjoy the series it was a bit hit and miss with me. The first season was a bit hard to initially get into but then it found its pacing and I was sucked right in. Sadly as the series went on I didn’t find myself as riveted as I once was. I tend to not give up too quickly on shows and try to stick it out in the off chance it just might be the season itself that didn’t work which is often the case. I enjoyed the second half of the fifth season quite a bit so was once again it pulled me back in as they had finally started bringing some of the character back together as well as offering up some great epic battles.

 

This is a series that can be hard to follow just due to the sheer amount of characters that are the focal point especially if you have never read the books like myself. Not all of their stories are all that compelling, but those that are work a lot better than others. I loved finally getting to see more dragons in action in ways that we have been eagerly waiting for in later seasons which stepped things up for me. Not sure how close to the books the varying creatures and dragons look but I love their designs here and overall look of the entire show. No matter what I think about the stories or show as a whole there is no denying that it is a visual masterpiece.

 

Every season of this show there were shocking deaths and plot twists that keep fans gasping and tugging at the heartstrings which is how this show keeps working for me. Every time I was ready to bail something epic would happen and pull me back in. I love that you never knew who was safe, but it doesn’t seem they are willing to veer too far from the book to really shock the audience if they are already invested and had read the books. For us that only know the show these moments elevated the show all the better.

I know I am in the minority of not being in love with this show, but will say at the end of it all I really dug it and was actually pretty happy with the ending. This new 4K release is no doubt a must have for fans of the series. In addition to all 8 seasons of the show on 4K Ultra, this release features over 15 hours of bonus features originally released on the 2019 Game of Thrones: The Complete Series and The Complete Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray sets. 

Bring home the epic series when Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection hits 4K Ultra HD on November 3, 2020 from HBO and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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