Winter is Coming (on Game of Thrones)
You can official count down the days until the new Game of Thrones season on your hands AND I’M SO EXCITED. If you already watch Games of Thrones, you are probably on the same boat as I am, but if you don’t watch Game of Thrones (GoT), trust me: believe the hype; it’s worth the watch…and the read. In fact, I would recommend you read the books and watch the series.
George R. R. Martin has given us an incredible world of mystery and scandal, love and obligation, battles and machinations, mystical wonder and DRAGONS. The dragons are awesome. Although a fantasy story, Martin crafted the books in a way that feels more like historical fiction novels – not so much emphasizing on sorcery and mystical creatures as one would expect from a fantasy novel. His books go to great lengths and detail to help you picture the worlds of Westeros, the Free Cities, and beyond the Wall. The book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire and consists of 5 books: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.
Even though the books are long, they are incredible. The end of every single book has left me in shock, awe, and in dire need of the next book to answer all the shock and awe. The Dance of Dragons hit me particularly hard because it’s the last published book. George R. R. Martin will release two more books to finish the series, but they have been in the works for a while now. I know you can’t rush greatness, but I’m really jonesing for some more tales of Westeros.
What also got me? The new season about to air is going to spoil the books. Season 5 will be on the 4th and 5th books…as well as set up plot Martin has yet to publish. The writers of the show said that there will be some difference to the books (but there already has been differences between the books and the TV show), but that Martin has told them where he is going with the story so they can write the TV show accordingly. Oh my. Have I mentioned I’m incredibly excited?!
For those of you who love GoT, here is a little interview with probably one of the most favorite people on the show (for sure my favorite), Peter Dinklage aka Tyrion Lannister.
Seseme Street made a great parody of Game of Thrones as well…
The new season, starting Sunday, April 12 at 9 PM on HBO. For those of you who don’t have HBO but want to watch the show, HBO has launched a new service called HBO Now. You can sign up to get a free 30 day trial, so get your binge watching on folks!