Late last year, Jason started watching HBO’s Game of Thrones and told me it was quite a good show and I HAD to watch it. He loved it and he wasn’t even into TV shows set in the medieval times. Everyone he knew were watching it and he wanted to see what the hype was all about.
It kinda reminded me that time when Joey forced me into reading the Twilight series books but that’s a story for another day.
Back then, only the first season of the show was available. I downloaded the first episode, watched five minutes of it and my head almost blew apart with questions.
I’m thinking what the fuck are White Walkers? And why was this Lord Stark beheading this deserter? What the fuck are dire wolves!?
I decided that the show wasn’t for me, ditched the idea of watching the first season and in the process, broke Jason’s heart.
Oh how stupid was I.
Fast forward to last Wednesday, I was in bed, bored and not tired enough to fall asleep. I desperately wanted to watch something and there was nothing good on TV. I vaguely remembered that Jason and Anthony just finished watching season two of Game of Thrones and thought I should maybe give this show a second chance.
It was 11:30pm when I finished downloading the first season of Game of Thrones and I swore to at least finish the first episode without turning it off.
I finished six episodes at one go and didn’t sleep till 5am and I still had to work the following day.
Game of Thrones is a FUCKING EPIC TV SHOW.
I couldn’t believe I waited so long before watching it. Of course by now, season two had already finished broadcasting in the US and that’s good news for me. I went to work blurry eyed the next day and finished both seasons of the show, all twenty episodes, each exactly an hour long, in just THREE days.
The characters are extremely interesting and seeing how everyone in the show was backstabbing each other for power and status is just mind blowing. It almost seemed like you can’t trust anyone in the deadly capital that is King’s Landing.
The beautiful Lannister twins of Cersi and Jamie fucking each other had me gobsmacked at the end of the first episode. Peter Dinklage acts like a boss potraying the Tyrion Lannister character and his Emmy and Golden Globe wins were truly deserved for the work he had done. Although special mention has to be given to the actor playing Joffrey Lannister because I hate that fucking bastard in the show.
There are just too many plot lines and characters for me to talk about but besides the wonderful cast, there are dragons, monsters, magic and zombies, yes freaking zombies in this show set in the medieval ages.
And oh, did I mention there is also heaps of nudity in the show? Seriously, just watch the show already if you haven’t.