GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON REVIEWED
“Game of Thrones” enters its third season with everything at stake. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys and the dragons await to take the Iron Throne. Tyrion and the Lannisters are humbled, but they know that they have one chance to make a direct play for utter control. The Starks keep traveling against adversity to find a way to redeem their family. If that wasn’t enough, everyone is still boning and getting naked at a drop of the hat. That’s what George R.R. Martin is eighty times better than J.R.R. Tolkein. “The Lord of the Rings” didn’t have anywhere near the incest, boning, magic boners and other things that make fantasy murder and sodomy stand out so brightly.
The third season of the show really raised the bar. Everyone knows about the “Red Wedding” and it’s been parodied in everything including “South Park”. What I want to talk about is the amazing things like the addition of Diana Rigg or almost turning into literal adaptations of the Martin books. The level of carnage, sexual situations and political intrigue is so strong that my heart nearly bursts. But, I have been raised on a diet of mass carnage and a love of scandalous tit play.
These upgraded releases for Game of Thrones didn’t impress me at first. But, the longer I play around with an Atmos setup, I’m starting to enjoy 3D style audio. Hell, the Red Wedding hitting you in Atmos made the entire sequence that much more upsetting. You felt like people were getting shot and stabbed all around you. For those viewers with PTSD, this is something to consider before making a purchase. It’s weird that I have to say that for a show like this.
- In-Episode Guide
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1