True Life: I’m Addicted to Game of Thrones
Oh yes. I am so late with this one and I urge those who are mad about it to bring it on! Just kidding.
I started season one about a month ago, right before season three started. I was successful in not having a social life for two weeks as I sat in the dungeon of my basement watching both seasons back-to-back. I have since picked up the book series and I am on the second, “A Clash of Kings.”
I tend to have a bit of addictive personality disorder when it comes to television. Many of us know by now that I am a die-hard fan of The Walking Dead, but now I have Game of Thrones to fill in the void until it return in October. Just great, I am consumed with two great television shows at different times of the year so that my year is, in fact, always filled up with something to watch on Sunday nights.
How amazing is the show, though? There’s sex and killing and deception and love and above all, the show has followed the books to a T, thus far. That means the killer dialogue and quotes and witty lines spewed out by everyone- namely, Tyrion Lannister, are spot-on.
The producers of the show understand not to completely fuck up a great thing. A little fine-tuning to make the show its own is totally acceptable, and I appreciate them for finding a sense of difference in that doesn’t stray far off track. The cast is beautiful, the shooting locations are even more so. I have found a new longing to explore places I have never been thanks to my many hours watching behind the scenes footage. I mean, Morocco and Iceland? Yes, please!
If anyone knows of conventions any of the actors attend, do let me know. I saw that Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) were at an expo in Calgary, Canada last month, so I presume they do these things every so often.