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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Blackwater Bay



Yup, it’s a blog post about Game! Of! Thrones!

(I find that when you say Game of Thrones like Pat Sajak would say Wheel of Fortune, it becomes even more awesome. But why would you need to make Game of Thrones more awesome?)

I have been waiting for season 3 of Game of Thrones for nearly a year now, and the premier two days ago more than lived up to my expectations. If you’ve read the books, I’d put money on Storm of Swords being your favorite. (And if you haven’t read the books, what are you waiting for?)

Do you watch Game of Thrones? And if you do, care to totally geek out in the comments with me?

9 comments:

  1. Ok, I need to get into Game of Thrones ASAP. Would you recommend doing both at the same time, or do I need to start reading, get a couple chapters in, and then start watching?

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    1. I think you can't go wrong either way. If you read the books first, it's going to be really easy to pick up on everything in the TV show that I think is sometimes a little unclear. But I watched Season 1 and then read all the books, which was fine.

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  2. I do watch, but we do not have HBO so both previous seasons I've watched on DVD.

    I love the show, but I struggle with how women are so frequently demeaned and abused. I realize most/many of those instances probably mirror the books, but then I think, in a fantasy realm where you can create anything at all, then why have so many women stripped and beaten, assaulted sexually, or demaned in very physical ways? I get that it shows the ugly side of power, but it is very difficult for me to watch. Especially as entertainment. I don't mind nudity, it's when that nudity seems to lean to specifically female nudity, and in those scenes the women are demeaned and hurt.

    So that is my one hang up. I love the casting and I'm genuinely interested in the characters and how the story develops. Eventually, I will see season 3.

    Hope you're having fun with the A to Z Challenge! Here's mine for today: A Girl and her Diary

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    1. I know what you mean, and I do think the TV show gets too gratuitous at times. But I also think there's a reason for the way George RR Martin set it up. He's talked about how he used European history as a basis for a lot of the intrigue, and how he's a feminist, and how he wanted the treatment of women to be realistic. I agree that he could have created any world he wanted, but I think there's something kind of honest about portraying how terrible the world can be to the poor and to women. Hard to watch/read at times, but honest.

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  3. I watched!!! I have to admit i wasn't too thrilled about the season premiere but I think it set up the rest of the season for some good stuff. Did you like it?

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    1. I loved it. I think it was a great set up for the season. Not a lot happened, plot-wise, but I think it set everything in motion really quickly.

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  4. I've read the first book and seen most of the first season. I got distracted, but I want to go back and get caught up.

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    1. You totally should! The second and third books are waaaay better than the first (and I liked the first).

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  5. Dear Mr. Martin

    Please finish writing the damn series already. You're no spring chicken.

    Sincerely,
    A fan.

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