GoT Types

I take you back to April 11th, 2011. HBO was catching fire with series like True Blood, Curb and Boardwalk Empire, while Showtime was living large with Dexter. Television was great and there was a new series getting practically no attention, Game of Thrones. I watched the first episode and remember being like, “who the fuck are these people.” I understood nothing and eventually went to the HBO webpage to learn more about each family and who I was watching. With a general interest growing, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought all of the books. In a span of a year, I had caught up to as far as George R.R Martin would take me. Since then, I’ve watched a series explode, and not in the good way.

There are a few types of Game of Thrones fans who I’ll describe as I see it:

The GoT Nerd – These are the fans who literally know everything about GoT. They’ve read the forums. They are up to date on the latest rumors. The get excited when they find their “Easter Eggs.” It’s impossible for a regular viewing fan to have a conversation because you’ll be lost. It would go like this:
You know the part in the middle of episode 4, season 3 when Jon Snow shook Sir Alliser Thorne’s hand with his off hand? Well, Alliser has his pinkie hooked under the hand shake which foreshadowed he was going to double cross him.
Within 1 minute, you’ll know that you’re not qualified to hang with this person and you’re going to be using a lot of, “hmmmm…yeah…I think I remember.”

The Late Arriver – There are always going to be people late to the party. There’s nothing wrong these people I should add. Wasting hours of your life on a TV show that isn’t going to be good should always be guarded against. However these are the guys who binge watch 6 straight seasons and act like it’s current. It’s like “Bro, I’ve been watching since 2011, I can’t remember what the Hound said to Arya after he killed the fat kid.” I can barely remember where I lived in 2011 so my working knowledge is a bit off. ┬áThese people can be noticed by their sheer excitement for GoT’s.

The Early Adopter – I fall into this category after reading the books and watching show, so this is only category I can speak properly about. I really liked GoT. I read 5,000 pages of books and was immersed in this fantasy world. I paid attention to the details of the books and was aware of how the books were different from the show. I was that shithead who would say, “yeah, I know what happens because the books were ahead of the show.” Now here is where it gets diluted for me. I read all of this material 5 years ago and honestly forget about 90% of what I read. I stayed current watching the show but each season takes places for a few months and then you get another 9 months off. When season 7 premiered last night, I couldn’t even pay attention. I have a working knowledge of what’s going on, but I simply don’t care because I flat out don’t now what’s happening. It’s over for me. My interest in a TV series can’t survive for 5 years straight. I’ll probably finish the series for finality, but I find myself looking at my phone more than I’m watching, which is a sure sign that it’s over for me. Also here’s an example of a detail from last night that was completely lost on me. Here is the clip from way back when about the people in the house.

To get back in the spirit, I’d have to re-watch the entire series of 6 seasons and I’m not going to do it. Too much time. Maybe in a few years when I’m overly bored and need a time killer, but right now, I’d rather spend it other ways.

By |2017-07-17T13:48:14-04:00July 17th, 2017|Tv|1 Comment

AMC vs HBO 9PM Sunday Battle

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In a big time clash of two of the most popular TV shows, HBO went straight at AMC’s juggular which is quite admirable. The Walking Dead’s Season 3 premiere brought in 12.3 million viewers compared to 5.1 million for GOT season 2 finale. With those numbers being so far apart you have to ask why HBO wouldn’t just wait until next week and compete against only the premiere of Mad Men? With all that being said I have seen every episode of each series and have developed opinions on each which I’d like to share.

I’ve found Season 3 of the Walking Dead to be easily the worst so far. I’ve read some opinions saying this is the best season but we must be watching different shows. The action is slow, the plot boring, the characters stupid, and I only watch it because I’m invested. Spoilers ahead so don’t read past here if you don’t want me to ruin it. Thank god Andrea is dead. The show really wanted to turn her into a prime character but at no point in any episode did I care about anything she did. Can someone also explain to me how she got out of handcuffs with pliers? I don’t think I’d be able to get it out if they gave me the key in that spot. Switching gears, The Governor kills most of the crew and the other two lackeys are cool getting in the car and abandoning the scene? Why did they flee the prison anyway? They had 40 people entering the Prison and got spooked by some smoke? Plus I swear in the beginning of the Season they said the group is about 100 people and after all the casualties they had a sizable army entering the prison. I also want to point out that not one person was shot during the prison raid which is comparable to storm trooper aim. Every Carl scene makes me hope he gets killed sooner rather than later. I get it, he’s turning into an unemotional monster. No one cares. The whole season was a complete let down in terms of how good Season 1 and 2 were. 2 ended with the awesome Shane scene and the whole farm escape, that was cool. 3 had nothing of the sorts. Major disappointment.

Game of Thrones was lacking in action for a season premiere which surprises me a bit. This doesn’t really bother me because I’m not watching the show expecting something awesome to happen every minute. I’ve read the books, understand the story lines, and watch to see how the producers have them play out. My brother watched this episode as his first episode ever and I’d think he was bored throughout it because nothing happened. Margaery being a total babe is nice to look at though. Tyrion is still dynamite in every scene he’s apart of. Davos and Stannis are sort of lame for a reason I can’t put my finger on. Daenerys’s storyline is coming along nicely and I’m anticipating the action ahead. Barristan the Bold is a welcomed addition to her party. Rob Stark appears on screen and nothing happens time and time again. Jon Snow and the Wildlings will create some nice action shortly. I think the show does a great job pulling the storyline at a pace that isn’t too slow and keeps it interesting. AS A WHOLE, this show is working at about a 9 of 10 and the Walking Dead limped in at a 6.

By |2016-10-29T13:25:29-04:00March 31st, 2013|Tv|0 Comments

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