I did not post this weekend because I wanted my entry to be about the season premier of Game of Thrones. Finally, after buying the first two seasons of this show, I have HBO and can watch it on my television. So, I very lovingly told my girlfriend to leave me alone for an hour, and just sat back and enjoyed the episode.
I cannot lie, a bit of disappointment hit me as the credits rolled. Strange as it may be to read, I was a bit annoyed that no one died. I felt like they had this huge audience, over 4 million watching and they could have made a big impact. Even though I was disappointed with some of the story, they did set up quite a bit. Besides a lot of things being put into motion, the acting was just as good as it has ever been. I am just waiting for my favorite character Tyrion, to explode with rage and get back at everyone in his family who treats him poorly. Maybe he will ally with the Starks… We will see.
I could read the books and know what is happening two seasons from now to stop myself from going crazy, but there is something special about keeping this as a television show first and then reading after it is over. I read quite a bit of books as you can tell from my blog, but this one I want to keep special. This is one of the few series in existence that refuses to pull punches and that visual surprise of someone dying who you did not expect to, or a quick turn of allegiance, just brings out the sheer excitement in me like no other show has since Lost.
Game of Thrones Episode One of Season 3: Valar Dohaeris (All Men Must Serve) gets a B+ for its efforts. After watching the teaser for next week, I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Take care all, and be sure to watch this show!