Friday, June 18, 2010

Winter is coming

Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

Um, that would be... none. I don't get cable or satellite, so no new TV around here. I don't even know what's on the air right now.

But, how about a new show I'm looking forward to? That would be HBO's new series Game of Thrones, even if it won't premiere until 2011. The first book is outstanding, and Sean Bean is playing my favorite character in the book, Eddard Stark. Mr. Bean has a way of doing that... playing my favorite character when a book is given cinematic treatment. Not that I'm complaining mind you. Not one bit. Sigh. There's a teaser preview on the HBO site that shows next to nothing yet, but it's enough to get me excited.

I'll have to wait for this one to come to DVD, and oh will I be waiting! I think it's the only new thing on TV I'm looking forward to right now.


  1. What other roles has Sean Bean played? He was Boromir, and I think he was an IRA terrorist in one action flick (maybe a movie version of a Tom Clancy novel?), but I can't think of where else I might've seen him.

  2. Sharpe in the series based on the Bernard Cornwell books. Odysseus in Troy. He was the main baddie in Goldeneye and Don't Say a Word. Ronin. National Treasure (which is one of the few movies that was so bad even Sean Bean couldn't save it... though the movie seems to be very popular).