Top 30 TV Shows of 2012 : No 09 Game of Thrones

I know some people had issues with season 2 especially with the changes from the books but I personally really enjoyed the hell out of it.  Yes there is small issue of an ever expanding cast of characters and so little time to spend with them but overall I thought the changes made worked well.

Some of my favourite scenes were between Tywin and Arya as his cup-bearer, a storyline that didn’t exist in the novels.  I could happily watch the two play off each other for another season.  I also liked how they brought forward the story of Jaime and Brienne because that relationship is simply terrific to see.

If the story fell short it was at the cost of characters like Dany but sadly this is actually a huge problem with the later books which I hope the show manages to fix.

The centrepiece of the season though was the Battle of Blackwater Bay, dedicating an whole episode to it was needed and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment Bronn fired the flaming arrow into the night sky to the simmering madness of Cersei inside the castle, everything about it was beautifully shot and scripted.

The gods have no mercy, that’s why they’re gods.

Favourite Episodes: The Old Gods and the New / Blackwater