August 23, 2012

A Game of Thrones

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die; there is no middle ground. - Cersei Lannister

I've been hearing about A Game of Thrones for over a year already before I allowed myself to be finally hooked by the series. It only took the recommendation of my good friends, Christal and Lean, for me to start watching. As much as I wanted to read the books before I watched the TV series, I just couldn't hold back my curiosity any longer. Though I grew to love it late compared to the rest of the fandom, I'm still very glad that I even decided to start watching.

I watched the first and second season in less than two weeks. I was so hooked to the point that just watching one episode would leave me wanting for more. I couldn't stand the cliffhangers. Though I had work the next day, I still sacrificed my sleeping hours just to get my dose of GoT. The amount of nudity put me off a bit, but I learned to deal with it because it was such a small setback compared to how awesome the show is. The characters were easy to like. They grew on me as I delved deeper into the story. Each of them had their own struggles and it was not hard to pay attention to their respective journeys.

was so happy to the point that I had to document the unwrapping process of the package when it arrived a week ago.

After the end of season two, I felt really restless. I wanted to know what was gonna happen next. Unfortunately, season three will air in 2013. It's still a long wait, but I can manage. Due to excitement, I even dared to borrow money from my Dad to get the boxed set that contained the first five books. Usually, I tend to lose interest in a book when I have already watched it on the big screen (or in this case, through my laptop screen). I get bored because I already know what's going to happen next. Though I sometimes have this itch to skip to the third book, (because I really want to know what happens next) I can say that the first book does not bore me at all. I enjoy every chapter of it because I get to understand the thoughts of the characters. Their actions suddenly make sense because of this. These interesting bits of information are not reflected in the TV series, hence, it's always better to read the book in addition to watching. The extra information provides depth to the already interesting plot.

I'd love to be more specific about the things I love about GoT, but I think I'll just end up spoiling the whole experience for the rest of you. Also, there's just too much to love. The list would just go on and on, so maybe I can reserve that topic for another day. Maybe I'll write about it when my schedule isn't as hectic anymore.

If you still haven't watched or read the series, I suggest you do. You won't regret it.

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