i bought season 1 on blu ray yesterday really impulsively, since i don't own a blu ray player. hopefully i'll be motivated to get one soon, and a tv.
i walked by peter dinklage coming out of barnes and noble at union square a few months ago and could hardly conceal my excitement. the girl i was walking with hadn't heard of the books or show and didn't understand why i got really excited at the sight of a dwarf.
i can't decide if i want to watch it every week or hold out until it's finished and watch it in 1 day in june. i'll probably end up doing both.
I think there is strong advantage to pacing to take it just one week at a time for the first view (which is why I'm holding off on the books). Otherwise you have the problem of potentially taking it too fast.
i'm going to do that. can't wait 3 months.
i thought my mac would play blu ray. doh. oh well, i downloaded season 1 again and i'm starting today. it's going to become like lord of the rings for me. 10 hours of awesome that i can watch over and over again.
i really hope the show makes martin hurry his ass up and write the last 2 books because 1) even more people than his old pre-hbo readership will be pissed if they aren't done by the time the show catches up with the books and 2) he's going to die, and if he pulls a robert jordan, his surviving family best change their names and move somewhere far away.