I Tried To Watch Game Of Thrones

22 Feb

In my life there are about fifteen people I put my trust to when it comes to pop culture.  90% of these people are from social media who I haven’t physically seen in like nearly a decade.

I genuinely love hating things.  The other day one of my very good friends got a promotion at their job and my first thought was “oh fuck them”.  I mean I really enjoy this person but since I’m selfish and self-loathing, I can’t help but think that their success is immediately knowing.  It’s also horrible because job alerts are the second-most popular things to post in terms of getting likes besides knowing someone who died.

Anyway, most of my trustworthy sources love HBO’s Game of Thrones and since I didn’t have HBO in college I missed the first few seasons and thought it wasn’t worth trying.  Until now, because I am single, live at home with my parents and realistically only have about three or four years left before I just give up.

So I thought why not?  I heard all the hype around it and there’s really nothing besides Better Call Saul in this post-Mad Men world of mine.

For those who are reading this even without watching it before, I guess I’ll say this might contain spoilers.  I don’t really know what happened but people lose their shit when they wait to “binge-watch” (typing that makes me cringe) a show and then get it spoiled.

Game of Thrones is actually based off books written by that guy who says “Die-a-beet-us” in those commercials.  HBO bought it and apparently started to deviate as the guy just hasn’t written any more books though he promises they will eventually come out.  Since people are inherently terrible, they are terrified he’s going to die before he writes the next novel.

I honestly don’t feel like going through a lengthy plot analysis for the show because it lost me so many times.  People gave me shit for Mad Men being boring, which might be a legitimate take, but they can follow the random plotlines of each family in this show?

There’s plenty of nudity, which would be rad if we didn’t have the internet, and oddly a lot of incest.  Like the whole thing is just sibling rape.  Or beheadings, and everyone is dressed like some Estonian metal band that Bam Margera would have promoted on Viva La Bam.  There was a disembowelment though, which is just something you don’t see very often so I get why my Pennsylvania friends dig this shit.

Obviously it’s the Middle Ages apparently, but everyone is a white British person and most are pretty attractive.  Most of the names seem like they are Oikos flavors and maybe I need to see a few more episodes before I can just pretend to have an idea about this show.

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