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Plaudits for GAME OF THRONES

The end of the year draws nigh, which means it is time for everyone and his sister to release their list of the year's best this-and-that.

I'm thrilled to say that in almost all the lists of the best television shows of 2011, HBO's GAME OF THRONES is turning up.

To wit:

ROLLING STONE – 1/5/12 issue
“2011 Season: Why We Watched”
Rob Sheffield
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92740
Rolling Stone lists Ned Stark’s execution on “Game of Thrones” as one of the highlights of the 2011 television season.

PEOPLE WEEKLY – 12/26/11 issue
“Top ten shows”
Tom Gliatto
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92925
“Game of Thrones” ranks third in Gliatto’s list of 2011’s best TV.

TV GUIDE – 12/19/11 issue
“Matt Roush’s Top 10”
Matt Roush
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92918
Roush awards “Game of Thrones” fifth place in his list of the year’s best television

TIME – 12/19/11
“The Best of 2011: Television”
James Poniewozik
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92794
“Game of Thrones” makes TIME’s list of the top ten shows of 2011.

HITFIX – 12/13/11
“TV Top 10 of 2011: The Best 10 (or 11) Overall Shows”
Alan Sepinwall shares his top 11 TV shows of 2011, which includes Game of Thrones.
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/tv-top-10-of-2011-the-best-10-or-11-overall-shows

The Washington Post -12/11/11
“Best of 2011: Television”
Hank Stuever
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92820
“Game of Thrones” makes The Washington Post’s list of the year’s top television shows.

NEWSDAY – 12/11/11
“Playing it to the hilt”
Verne Gay
http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/7000XH/7000XH_92816
“Game of Thrones” makes it onto Newsday’s roundup of the year’s top five TV shows.

AFI TV Top 10 – 12/11/11

“Game of Thrones, Homeland Crack AFI’s TV Top 10”
The American Film Institute’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2011 lists Game of Thrones.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047333?refcatid=13
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/11/afi-top-10-tv-list-2011-game-of-thrones-louie/
http://www.hitfix.com/articles/game-of-thrones-homeland-crack-afis-tv-top-10

THE ATLANTIC WIRE – 12/12/11
“The Best Television of 2011”
Game of Thrones lands on The Atlantic’s list of Top TV shows of 2011.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/12/best-television-2011/46048/

TIME - 12/7/11

“The Top 10 TV Episodes of 2011: The Best and the Rest”
TIME compiles a list of the top 10 TV episodes of the year, which includes Game of Thrones’ ‘Baelor’. Honorable mention goes to ‘The Wolf and the Lion.'
http://entertainment.time.com/2011/12/07/the-top-10-tv-episodes-of-2011-the-best-and-the-rest/

“The Top 10 TV Series of 2011: The Best and the Rest”
Game of Thrones makes TIME’s list of 2011’s best TV series.
http://entertainment.time.com/2011/12/07/the-top-10-tv-series-of-2011-the-best-and-the-rest/

TVology - 12/6/11
“Ology Presents: The 10 Best Shows Ever 2011!”
Ology ranks Game of Thrones as one of the best shows in 2011.
http://www.ology.com/tv/ology-presents-10-best-tv-shows-ever-2011

My hat is off to David Benioff, Dan Weiss, our amazing cast and crew, and all the great folks at HBO who helped make the first season of GAME OF THRONES such a success.

And the best is yet to come...

Comments

( 18 comments )
imadra_blue
Dec. 22nd, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Wonderful! All well-deserved accolades. I hope the next season is even better. The only thing I hope for is a little more male nudity (specifically of attractive males :D). Hey, the men got all their fanservice last season. Now it's the ladies' turn. ;)
Kevin Andrew Murphy
Dec. 22nd, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
Congrats!
Congrats, George! And Happy Solstice to you and Parris. Wonderful news to get on this, the darkest night.
carcass_ss
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
i waited until all of the come out and only then will buy and watch all of them in one go... Game of Thrones is one of the best books i've read and the Game of Thrones series are definitely must see!
ac_2012
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
Congrats! You and all the crew deserve it!

But don't forget about "The Winds of Winter" please. :)
malgonia
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
Lists of the year's beat tv shows
Well, there is no good show without a good script, based on an excellent book - therefore congratulations, Mr. Martin, and a happy X-mas full of gifts, best wishes and awards!
gracht
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
Plaudits
Dear Books, None of it possible without your cunning workmanship. Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur! !
duckygirlrocks
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
Excellent stuff! I knew it would make these lists! :)
wtraveller
Dec. 22nd, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
Mr Martin, you and the team making Game of Thrones are just awesome!
arthurtonypark
Dec. 22nd, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Spoilers!
Given up on 'no spoilers', for those who were going to watch on DVD??
padiwack
Dec. 22nd, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
WOOT! :-D
bruisedgarden
Dec. 22nd, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations George! We all can't wait for April, and we're trying to convince everyone we know to watch it as well. I flip through magazines at work all the time to see if Thrones is mentioned in them, then show the article to whomever's unfortunate enough to pass me by.
h3salthea
Dec. 22nd, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
..you forgot this article...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/television/news/article.cfm?c_id=339&objectid=10774111

Bitchin' Channels: The top ten shows of 2011 in which the #1 spot was... Game of Thrones of course ...*WEG*
bauhausfrau
Dec. 22nd, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
As well you should be! Kudos to you and the whole cast and crew for bringing something so wonderful to the "small screen."

I can't wait for the new season!
nycfalcon
Dec. 22nd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
...and it's #1 on my list in the history of TV.

Kudos and keep soaking it all in.
insurrbution
Dec. 22nd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Well deserved
Well deserved indeed! Fantastic series. I hope that HBO lets it run its course, and doesn't end it early like Rome or Deadwood. I watch it 'live' every week new episodes air, so I hope I'm doing my part! I think, at the point, ssns 3 and 5 will get split into two. I prefer reading the books (I'm more excited for Winds of Winter than season 2, for instance), but am glad such care & dedication has gone into the HBO series.
ghostwriterxx
Dec. 22nd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Kudos to you for creating such an amazing world and crazy addictive story!
richardthe23rd
Dec. 22nd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
You're enjoying this, aren't you?
c3judge
Dec. 23rd, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
You must be incredibly proud.
Your children have all grownup to be Superstars
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