I’ve jumped on the bandwagon, people. I feel like Game of Thrones has been mentioned to me too many times for me to sit around and ignore it. It all started when my friend and former roommate, Mandy, said she started watching it several months ago. Mandy knows me and my mind on another level, so I should have just trusted that when she said I would like it, I would like it, but no. Over the past few months, Game of Thrones has been brought up in so many conversations. One of my co-workers keeps up with the show, and we have the same taste so he knew I would like it. When I visited Baton Rouge, another one of my former roommates said she started watching it because her husband loves it, and she recommended it to me. I finally broke when one of the people I went to Hangout Fest with mentioned it in the car. Since I knew I had the next day off of work, I took the opportunity to jump in, and…oh boy.
Here’s what I knew about Game of Thrones beforehand:
1) Everyone dies. People continue to tell me to not get attached to anyone.
2) Nudity. Boobs, genitals, everything just flying everywhere.
I’m sure it’s a mystery as to why I didn’t jump on the GoT train sooner, right?
After watching the first three episodes, my first impression was “Huh?” There was so much to keep up with. So many characters. So many storylines. So many settings. It was just overall overwhelming. I wasn’t sure if I could handle it. I Googled GoT episode recaps and read the recaps of the first three episodes, and there was so much clarity. Character pictures helped. I kept doing this until about episode six when everything started coming together and I started to remember the significance of each of the characters.
I’m kind of impressed with myself because I managed to finish the first season in three days around my work, blog, YouTube and social schedules. Honestly after the fifth episode, I was hooked. I’m already getting attached to characters even though I was told not to. There’s also a lot of characters that are easy to hate and I’m ready to see die (act like I said that in a more sympathetic, less morbid way). #byefelicia
For those who haven’t watched Game of Thrones (what are you even doing?!),
winter spoilers are coming, friends.
My girl crush on Daenerys is so real. I sympathized with her from the beginning and now she’s just a badass. When that fire burned out, and she was holding those dragons, I might have fallen in love a little bit. I guess one advantage of just now watching the show is knowing that she’ll definitely be around until season six, so my girl crush game is likely to stay strong.
On that same note, I’m so glad that her hubby,Drogo, killed her brother, Viserys, in such an epic way. I was ready for him to go. I was talking to one of my co-workers about how much I hated him and wanted something bad to happen to him, “and that something is death.” That night when I went home and watched it, he died, and so did I…of happiness! Yes, lawd.
You know who else I’m ready to see bite the dust? That little dang Joffrey. He seriously just grinds my gears. Get him off the throne and in the ground, people. He’s driving me nuts. He’s cocky for no reason, power hungry and annoying. In Anna’s Frozen voice, “Okay, byyyyye.”
Speaking of Joffrey, I will never get over the fact that he’s a product of incest. Ew, ew, ew. A million times ew. Cersei and her twin, Jaime, did the dirty, had kids, and now they’re still doing the dirty. Personally, my brothers gross me out, and the thought…I can’t even think about it. I’m going to throw up.
Arya though. I hate that she kind of disappeared toward the end of the season because she’s a little badass too. I know she’s going to do some epic and amazing things in seasons to come though, and I’m definitely looking forward to it. #revenge
Another one of my co-workers told me that he cried a lot in the series. I can’t say that I’ve shed any tears yet, but I can say that I’m starting to get emotionally attached to some of the characters. (Umm…Samwell, you little coward. I’ll be your friend.) I don’t cry much in movies or shows, but Game of Thrones already has my emotions running haywire. Talk about endless frustration.
I started season two yesterday, and with the long weekend ahead, it’s likely that I’ll be all caught up in no time. #nolife
Do you watch Game of Thrones?