Game Of Thrones airs tonight in the UK

Fantasy adaptation stars Sean Bean. Essential viewing.

HBO’s adaptation of A Song Of Ice And Fire starts tonight on Sky Atlantic – our in-depth review of the first six episodes is coming in the next issue of SciFiNow, but here’s a sample from it:

“The truth is, we’re only scratching the surface of the unfathomably dense epic that will unfold over the course of the show. These six episodes stop short of some huge events to come; unless the producers have made massive changes to the story – highly unlikely given the creative direction employed here – the closing four chapters are going to make for explosive television. If Game Of Thrones hits the mark with American audiences, viewers will be in for the kind of experience they’ve never had watching TV before, with an ever-expanding cast that’ll transform from season-to-season.”

If you have the means to watch Sky Atlantic tonight, I recommend that you do. Game Of Thrones starts at 9PM.