Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Game of Thrones

I just read this post, and have to say I agree with her that Game of Thrones is hard to watch. 

I was just saying the same thing to my brother the other day.  He hasn't read the series yet, and I have.  For him, it's a must see event every Sunday.  For me, I know how things go, who dies and when, and what senselessness there is in many of the deaths of some of the people I grew to care about.  The whole series is depressing, as I turn each page wondering who the author is going to kill off randomly in the next chapter.  I find myself watching the series with the same sense of dread as reading the books, especially since the series makes me like some of my favorite actors even more, due to their excellent acting.  Plus, having nephews and nieces the age of the kids on the show, it breaks my heart to see what they have gone through, and knowing what they will go through is even more gut wrenching.   But damn its a well done series, in terms of an adaptation to the books they were based on, as well as the sets and acting.


  1. I have been filling my facebook with the exact same problem. Several of my friends---nerds and non-nerds---are deeply enjoying the series.

    Some of my friends who have read the books are even able to get into the series; I suppose because their mothers aren't kindergarten teachers. But for me, the combination of knowing what's coming and seeing these wonderful child actors being put through those things...

    Well, I haven't seen much of it. I had to back out at the point in ep 2 when Arya was fencing with sticks.

  2. I've not read the books, so I don't have the same sort of dread that you do, but I'm in the same boat as your brother. It's the one must-see show of the week. ("The Borgias" is good, but not half as good as "Game of Thrones".)

  3. I've seen the first episode and have the rest recorded. Can't wait to find the time to watch them!


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