Still Obsessed by Game of Thrones!
After the agony of awaiting the return of Game of Thrones, I’m even more enamored and obsessed than ever. And this is from a woman with no prior interest in anything that smacks of fantasy. If a story includes dragons, mysticism, and the undead / zombies, I generally laugh, shake my head and say…not for me. But Game of Thrones changed that for me. I’ve even started reading book one in Martin’s series. While it is not a genre I’ve ever read previously, I find it well written and it fills in some gaps.
I came to Game of Thrones quite by accident. A business associate had raved about the series during season 1; I told him this was not something that would pique my interest. I don’t do fantasy. I’m a Downton Abbey kind of girl. But, low and behold, the dearth of any qualify programming on television resulted in my husband and my watching a couple of episodes. The shear mass of characters was was confusing but it was the 4th of July two-season marathon last summer that hooked me. By the end of the marathon we’d seen each episode twice in order. Finally, I was intrigued, drawn in, pulled like a Star Trek tractor beam into the web. I’ve found myself having strong feelings about the characters. Truly, I wish for Joffrey a most unfortunately gruesome, lengthy and painful end.
Perhaps the fact that it is a medieval fantasy changed m attitude. All things medieval interest me. My current book is a biography of Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror. Strong women of that period have fascinated me since I was a student and my first biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine pulled me into the medieval world. And there are certainly strong women in Game of Thrones.
In any event, I am thrilled there will be a Season 4. Ten episodes a season are not enough. Just the sound of the theme music makes my heart race. Truly, I wait with anticipation for Sunday nights at 9:00pm. Must see TV – even though the episodes are repeated throughout the week, I don’t want to wait.
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