“Winter is coming.” Yes, that line is all I want to hear now and I am hooked to my TV and I know I’m not alone.
I know I am late catching the boat as most of you already watched the whole first two series before 2013 but for me, this was a new discovery.
When my husband suggested watching this series last year as he had read the books, I brushed him off saying I won’t like it. I am not the fan of movies like Lord of The Rings (too long for my liking) and Harry Potter.
But last month we were running out of TV series to watch so when he suggested Games of Thrones again, I decided to give it a go. And that got us hooked until we finished seasons 1 and 2 in a month watching many episodes back to back and wanting more every time and catching up to the third season.
OMG, they are doing a great job finishing each episode on a cliff hanger.
AS has read all the books, he knew what is going to happen next while I have no clue but both of us are addictive to this so that we keep waiting for the next episode. I am not sure what we are gonna do when season 3 will finish and we have to wait at least 6 months (or is it a year) for series 4 to start.
I love the whole setting of this series and all the killing and deception and love and above all, all the characters who I think portray the characters they are playing perfectly. The locations are so nice it made me believe that we are in the medieval period. I definitely want to go to Morocco and Iceland now and find these locations.
Please don’t read further if you haven’t watched the series and plan to watch it.
The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, civil war, sexuality, crime, and punishment.
The only complain I have in the series is so far is the death of Ned Stark. I can’t believe that the character so strong and so important was killed because of an order from a stupid king. Actor Sean Bean has been the face of Game of Thrones since its inception. Not only was the scene both poignant and heartbreaking to watch, but I didn’t think there was any chance we’d see the show’s central character make his exit in the show’s first season. I was shocked when I watched that episode and I was so disappointed that I felt like not watching any more but then I went for more.
I have to admit the author keeps the story going by having other minor characters step up and assume the protagonist role while also introducing some other great characters. I really wish I didn’t have to wait so long for each episode to come out.
Right now my favourite character is Tyrion Lannister. Despite his size, Tyrion is so sharp that he slices through every situation with the exact words and phrases he needs to survive. I really hope he won’t die soon. I was almost sure he was killed in the battle of Blackwater but was glad to see him alive in next episode.
George R.R. Martin., the author of the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ Series — the basis for HBO’s Game of Thrones is currently writing for seasons 4 and 5. Hope he will write faster so we all can satisfy our hunger for this series.
I am thinking to read the books as I think it will be more interesting to imagine while reading the book.
If you are still pondering the idea if you want to watch the series I suggest you to watch episode 1 from season 1. If you are like me, I guarantee you that you will be hooked.
Are you watching Games of Throne? Who is your favourite character?
Take care till my next post.
M from nepaliaustralian
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