The Pain of Thrones

I don’t watch much TV.

The shows I watch can be counted by my fingers.

One of those shows is Game of Thrones.

I am a Thronie.

My sister introduced me to the books. She started reading them in high school, and she swore up and down that it was the best fantasy series she had ever read. I picked the books up and haven’t put them down since.

There is a deep lore to dive into, with characters so nuanced, it’s impossible not to sympathize with them all. And the show has done a phenomenal job of capturing the essence of the books.

The show’s final season premieres on April 14, and while I’m staying at my sister’s, we have decided to watch the show again from the very first episode so that we can be prepared for the new season.

It’s going to be a tumultuous ride.

For those of you who have seen the show, you know about the emotional roller coaster we’re going to be on.

For those of you who haven’t seen the show, I’m going to do what anyone who has fallen in love with Game of Thrones would do.

I’m going to recommend it to you.

The final season of the show will be the eighth, so there are not a tremendous amount of episodes to binge on. It is a feasible endeavor. While the lore is extensive, it’s not so dense that you won’t be able to enjoy the story. And I can’t praise the story enough. Unlike some shows that seem to have no coherent ending in sight (*cough cough* The Walking Dead *cough cough*), Game of Thrones has a (fairly) compact tale to tell. As a result, the quality of each episode is above average.

As you may have heard, the show can be heart-rending at times. The deaths of beloved characters are not uncommon. But I promise you, their deaths are not pointless, especially as the end of the show draws near and you can see where the plot is heading. And at least as far as the seventh season goes, I can say that Game of Thrones is the best television show I have ever seen.

I won’t spoil the show here with a lengthy review, but when the new season comes out, expect some posts extolling or condemning it to be published. You’ve been warned.

Have you seen Game of Thrones? Are you planning to? Feel free to talk about your Game of Thrones experiences in the comments.

(Bubba, Mia, the two of you are going to watch the new season with me, yes? I’ll bring the popcorn, you guys bring the tissues.)

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