Folks have been telling me to watch HBO’s Game of Thrones for the longest but I kept putting it off because I knew I’d want to watch it all in an epic marathon and I needed the time. The show is in the middle of its 4th season right now and there’s 10 episodes per season. My vacation last week was the perfect time to binge-watch it.
AND CHILE!!! I watched ALL 35 episodes of the show and I got my life. GOT. MY. LIFE. Game of Thrones has officially stolen my heart and I am obsessed. I had physical reactions to the stories. I mean I was literally falling out of my chair and clutching my shirt (in the absence of pearls) and shouting at the screen.
Game of Thrones is adapted from a (still unfinished) book series called A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. It’s set in the medieval times and tells the stories of the people of Westeros. A lot of it revolves around these families, some royal, and the iron throne, which is at the center of much of a huge civil war. When the Mad King is killed by his main guard (Jamie Lannister), all hell breaks loose. That isn’t a spoiler, because it’s basically the beginning point of the show.
We see the stories of the Lannisters, Starks, Greyjoys, the Dothrakis and more. Basically, it’s a whole lot of medieval gooning.
There’s lots and lots of violence. There’s beaucoup sex. There’s hella drama. There’s murder, mayhem, infidelity, revenge, incest, betrayal, treason and more. This is not a show you want to watch with someone younger than 18. It’s crass sometimes and there’s lots of T&A. So if you want to check it out, make sure your young’uns aren’t in the room.
Bad things happen left and right and no matter how terrible things have been, when the next awful thing happens, you’re still caught by surprise.
The show is a perpetual knife stab (with a twist) to your emotions. And like the masochist that you might not know you are, you won’t be able to get enough of it. This is not a show about happy endings. In fact, it goes out of its way to piss on your hopes and dreams. And you will want more.
There are no real good guys yet you root for folks anyway. Everyone is basically despicable in one way or another and you cannot get attached to anyone on Game of Thrones because they might not make it past the next sword fight. This is a warning I got repeatedly as I watched it and I was still gasping for air anytime someone got slain. The key to surviving Westeros and the GoT universe is to be as trifling and cutthroat as you can possibly be.
AND IT IS SO GOOD! OMG! It’s riveting (SEE? It’s so good that I used the word RIVET). It’s frustrating. It’s thrilling. It’s even funny in the midst of all that.
There’s no shade like medieval shade, man. And it just freaking ROCKS!
From the actors to the sets to the costumes to the stories. Game of Thrones is some good TV, man. So shoutout to their team and to George R.R. Martin, whose twisted mind developed this world. I’m so glad I was able to catch up, because now I can’t stop talking about it and making references to it.
What this means is that you can expect more Game of Thrones posts on Awesomely Luvvie. I would do recaps but it feels odd starting so far into it. We shall see. Let me know what y’all wanna see here and I’ll see what I can do.
Oh yeah. Because I’m the dork who watches a show and movie and decides to peruse the internet for EVERYTHING I CAN FIND ABOUT IT, I have been reading and watching all things Game of Thrones obsessively. This is why I am now in love with Gay of Thrones, a recap show by Funny or Die where superfan and hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness talks about the show after every episode as he does someone’s hair.
I HOLLER because he calls the characters nicknames like Evil Gloria Estefan and Power Bottom Joffrey and Mr. Sofia Vergara. He’s so rude and I love it. Plus his hair is LAIDT!
Here’s a clip of his excitement about Season 4 a week before it premiered. If you haven’t watched up to that point, you might need to skip this clip because: spoilers!
Where are my fellow GoT fans? Also, now that I’m a part of the tribe, do I get a membership card and jacket? What time are our monthly meetings? Do I need to bring snacks? Let a newbie know!