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on September 23, 2016
This is offensive to women and animals. If you break the law you will get hanged, if you are an animal accused of defending or biting you will be slaughtered. If you are a horse that does not win a race, you will get your head chopped off.
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on March 6, 2012
In the US, you pay 35 dollars for this. Here, it's twice the amount for the exact same thing. Can we get some decent realistic price tags around here, when both dollars are almost on par??? It's not like we're all millionaires, guys. Come one.

On the other side, Game of Thrones is a truly remarkable achievement. Great casting, acting, directing and the special effects help blending and add to the story rather than feel dated or too artificial.

So in the end, when can we get a real deal instead of over-paying for the exact same content and package? It's 2012, not 2032, just so you know.
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on June 24, 2014
I am frustrated that some of the DVDs have defects so the show skips and stops. Not worth the money and the frustration
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on March 12, 2013
I am very upset. My wife went to the trouble of getting me this set for my birthday and it's adorned with intentionally misleading advertising all over it. In the blue banner at the top it says, "Blu-Ray * DVD * Digital Copy" with the separating dots clearly indicating that it is supposed to be read as 3 different formats. In addition there is a silver sticker which says "HBO Select * 3 Ways To Watch * Blu-Ray | DVD | Digital Copy" Which clearly erases any lame excuse that it wasn't saying there are 3 formats inclosed. Even though it clearly states that this will play in your DVD player - IT WILL NOT. This product is intentionally packaged in a misleading manner to encourage consumers to purchase it and then force them to go out and purchase a Blu-Ray player. It's called BAIT & SWITCH people, and it's against the law. I hope someone reams them out good. I'm done with HBO.
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on December 22, 2014
Hate it. Blood and tits, no story. Boring and disgusting at the same time.
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on August 19, 2014
I loved the show but I am totally disappointed in the quality of this product AND 2nd and 3rd seasons. I bought all three and NONE OF THEM, not one disc would play on our Blu-Ray player!! Save yourself the time and aggravation and do not bother with this product.
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on May 7, 2015
I thought I was smart purchasing blue ray, but my tv is not high definition and I can not watch it. Waste of money. Now have to purchase DVD.
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on April 30, 2015
Awesome season. Had no interest until our son showed us the first show and then we couldn't stop. Just love to hate certain characters!! Already order and started season two!
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on November 24, 2012
While I have after several viewings managed to "get into" Game of Thrones, I can't help enjoying it with reservations because:

1) I'm not a fantasy aficionado and don't have quite the appreciation of "world-building" which the more seasoned fantasy enthusiasts seem to applaud. This is why I had to stop after a certain point when reading Tolkien. I finished the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion. Halfway through Unfinished Tales I just thought--and feel free to laugh--"who cares"? It had stopped being a story and become, to me, a sort of desperate escapist history which couldn't have ended until Tolkien died, and clearly not even then. (Perhaps I am being unkind to Tolkien since a lot of his Middle Earth lore was published posthumously anyway. Perhaps he never intended to publish any of it and it's his fans who can't let go.) And though Game of Thrones is, so far, the only addition to my viewing diet that is of the Dungeons & Dragons sort, and in spite of the show's creators' best efforts to foreground the drama rather than the fantasy, I here and there find myself blushing over some quite awful writing of the "you can, you must" or "I can, and I will" variety (as if they'd never read Shakespeare, or read him and resisted him), as well as over the rather far-fetched proper names of peoples/places which sound like they were wrenched from the board-game/trading-card imaginations of unbecoming nerds. In other words, Game of Thrones too often feels like the product of a sad loser made for sad losers. (And even then, sad losers are the products of bad parents, bad education systems, income disparity, structural inequality, etc. So they can hardly be blamed.)

2) Despite my reservations I know Game of Thrones could have been far worse: it could have been more like the books on which it was based. Granted, I have never read any of the books, but I spent days systematically reading every 1-,2-,and 3-star review for them on this website. Okay, a bit of an overstatement since I did this almost a year ago and more reviews were undoubtedly added since then. Even so, there were quite enough reviews a year ago for me to decide that I would NEVER read the books. This was due to my impression that:

a) the fantasy element in the books is present to an extent which I would find unbearable. The author's tendency to overload the narrative with unnecessary detail and history of his fantasy world was a serious complaint among the reviewers: the word "editor" was mentioned a lot, often in conjunction with "where was the," and more often in conjunction with "where the ---- was the."

b) in spite of a 700 to 1000-page minimum per book, and in spite of the publication of 5 books over 16 years (1996-present) the story is still not finished. But not only is the story not finished: the other serious complaint is that the plot is headed absolutely nowhere. (Hint: The author was a writer for TV serials in Hollywood in the '80s. Were the expectations high to begin with?)

I'm unqualified to speculate what fate awaits the books, except to say I feel sorry for those fans who spent so much time reading them only to become increasingly frustrated by what seems no more than a marketing ploy designed to keep stringing them along. (It takes 10 hours to finish the first season of Game of Thrones. How many hours did it take to slog through Game of Thrones the novel, let alone the whole series thus far? Again, they have my profound sympathy.) What doom this spells for the TV series is harder to say. Presumably the show's existence hinges on the books' existence, although perhaps not necessarily so: I vaguely remember watching an interview in which the author stated that he had divulged certain plot points to the show's creators in the event that he was hit by a bus (no comment) before bringing the book series to its conclusion. Then again, HBO often cancels its series before their completion, and sometimes for quite inexplicable reasons. (In the instance of Rome the reason was reportedly a financial one. Fine. In the instance of Deadwood it was never clear if the reason was to do with money or ratings. Then they cancelled John from Cincinnati for its mere 3-million viewership. Huh?) At the moment, however, Game of Thrones has nothing to fear: consumer interest is apparently strong enough for HBO to have ordered a third and fourth season (that's 2 years) to cover the third novel Storm of Swords. And who knows how the two novels after that will be divided. It's certainly enough time for the author to decide if he's going to keep scribbling in the margins or give his poor readers their due.
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