I tried to watch Episode one, season one of Game of Thrones but it was there I gave up, not particularly being a fan of dragons or graphic violence. Put me off my cornflakes I can tell you. What I did enjoy though was Ramin Djawadi's beautiful soundtrack work. The composer was already famous for Clash of the Titans and other myriad soundtrack work but here he comes into his own with great big billowing sounds of sorrow that perfectly capture of being hit by a sword in the depths of winter.
Not to be confused with the equally wonderful soundtrack album that featured Marilyn Manson, the Prodigy and Rage Against The Machine, this is Don Davis’ original music composed for 1999’s iconic sci-fi smash 'The Matrix'. Davis noticed that mirrors were a recurrent image throughout the film, and used that as the inspiration for his score.
Season 2 of HBO's phenomenally successful costume drama Game of Thrones features more swords, more dragons but also another lovely soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi who had scored season one to high acclaim. His sorrowful and grandly orchestrated music works just as well with or without medieval jousting and scenes that some viewers may find upsetting.