Camelot Vs Game Of Thrones: A Handy Chart For Choosing Your Medieval Dramas
Spring has sprung and for television that means that as some shows come to an end, others are just now beginning to kick off the Summer TV season. Currently, there are two medieval dramas on TV and it can be tricky to figure out which one works best for you when choosing what to watch for your medieval craving. One one hand, Starz has Camelot which retells the legend of King Arthur and is very easy to compare to Spartacus: Blood & Sand. HBO on the other hand, has adapted the award winning “A Song of Ice And Fire” book series into Game of Thrones. Having only seen one episode each, I made a nifty chart for those of you wanting to know which is worth watching or downloading:
Overall Verdict: It’s kinda close based on one episode. You get more “known” characters like Merlin & King Arthur with Camelot, but Game of Thrones is really cool too and not having read the books, I hear a major draw to the books is the notion that “nobody is safe”. Kinda like Lost so that’s a good thing to have going for it. I found the acting a bit better on Thrones, but on Camelot it was nice to see Joseph Fiennes (aka Lord Vordemort’s brother) not playing that idiot FBI Agent Mark Benford (eh I still kinda miss you Flashforward, even though Mark was a idiot). Overall, I think I can make time to watch both shows, neither really caused me to denounce the other nor has either caused me to want to bow at it’s awesomeness like LOST did, so for now there’s room for 2 medieval shows in my life.