Well, the second season of Game of Thrones
has finally arrived. It’s about time, too, because the fervent fans of this fantasy frolic are tired of waiting. I’ll admit I came late to the party. I only discovered the joy that is Game of Thrones
in January. I had heard from countless friends and read in seemingly infinite reviews that this was a show not to be missed, but it took me almost a whole year to final make time for it. I mean, it just looked so epic
, ya know? You need to be in the right place and right time to start a show like that.
Boy, was it worth the wait. This show honestly has no business being as juicy as it is. On the surface, it sounds like something you’d find on shady website, or a dilapidated bookstore in a bad part of town. An incestuous tale of knights and dragons? Yeah, not exactly the average TV viewer’s cup of tea. However, I could not be more pleased with this intricate tale of medieval glory and intrigue. This is because somehow, a show set in an even darker and twisted version of the Dark Ages manages to be sexy and stylish, on top of fascinating, compelling, and intelligent.
I’ll allow that it’s not for everyone. I mean, you need to be able to pay attention. If you’re the kind of person who need to be on their laptop while watching a television show, or you routinely fall asleep during a program, it won’t be your cup of tea. You’ll be lost, and you’ll constantly be wondering “Why is Daenerys STILL wandering the desert?” (though I’ve asked myself this plenty of times, too, but I at least know I didn’t miss anything). It’s also not the kind of show you can casually tune in to. You need to put forth some dedication.
However, if you do have the time to spare 12 hours (to get caught up) for a buzzworthy new TV show, you won’t be disappointed. It doesn’t matter how gory, controversial or risqué a topic or story, Game of Thrones
dedicates itself – and boy, are the results worth it. I mean, I expect nothing else of a show on HBO, and it’s not like this is Oz
, but it’s worthy of much commendation. Naturally, it’s already had some – the first little person to ever win the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama can thank this great show for the honor, and I expect to see similar honors down the road.
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