Originally Posted by RobertR
Yep. This is a TV SHOW
, not a $250 million movie.
You shouldn't confuse cinematography with production values
No, this is not a TV
show...this is an HBO original series...huge difference...Law and Order and CSI are TV
shows...if you watch HBO on a regular basis you would know that...watch Boardwalk Empire, the late great Rome, Band of Brothers, The Pacific etc...HBO's budget and production values are normally much higher then your typical TV show (even your typical cable TV show)
so again I expect this when watching Game of Thrones...pretty much everything they have shown so far this year from the deserts of Qarth, to the forests with Bran, the snowy mountains beyond the Wall etc all have lavish production values...so yes I was expecting HBO to reach higher then they normally do with Blackwater...and except for the initial wildfire scene this looked like a 'normal' episode of GoT...I'm not sure how it was in the book but the entire battle also took place at night to save some $$