Game of Thrones

HBO's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' TV Show


Coverage in Sweden

With the airing of Game of Thrones on Canal+ in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, there’s been quite a lot of media coverage in those countries. As’s admin happen to be based in Sweden, we thought we’d share with fellow Swedish fans (and those fans who are used to the vagaries of Google Translate) some of the most notable articles we’ve come across:

  • Upsala Nya Tidning: Positive in principal, but they feel that the first episodes over-emphasized the sex and nudity. Fine acting, high production values, and a great story are praised.
  • Aftonbladet: A brief interview with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Ser Jaime Lannister. He discusses fantasy and his role—noting, among other things, that he likes Jaime as a character ... but he wouldn’t want to have him as a friend. Wise man.
  • Helsingborgs Dagblad: Another NCW interview, where he quotes Peter Dinklage’s response to someone who asked if the show was like Lord of the Rings. “Well, Frodo never visited any brothels…”
  • Blekinge Läns Tidning: Very positive review, feels that “The Sopranos in Middle-earth” is on the mark.
  • Sydsvenskan: A more cautious review.

Finally, Cinema magazine has a contest to win the English edition of the re-released Game of Thrones novel.