After my review of Sunday night TV, I heard from many of you who do not support my boycott of HBO's "Game of Thrones." I ignored it for awhile, though our DVR kept recording the series. And then on Saturday night, Brian and I found ourselves with nothing else to watch, so we hit the 'play' button and gave GOT another shot.
And you know what? For the first time all season, I did not fall asleep at the 19 minute mark.
(In my defense, we have "soft pillow" - as Scotty calls it - and soft pillow is this magical fuzzy brown pillow that instantly creates slumber the moment your cheek hits it. I usually start watching TV sitting upright, but by about the 15-minute mark, I'm slowly, slowly sinking into the couch. By minute 18, my head is looking for soft pillow. By minute 19, it's night-night time.)
(I love soft pillow so much.)
Anywho, soft pillow was on the other side of the couch and I managed to remain conscious for the entire hour. And it wasn't so bad! We watched another one on Monday night, and another episode last night. I gotta say, it's definitely improving. My formula of "talk-talk-extreme violence-gruesome death-boobies!" still holds, but at least the story finally seems to be moving forward.
I'm not sure who I'm rooting for, either - obviously we are all anti-King Joffery - but I totally love Peter Dinklage and his character, making me a Lannister sympathizer. But Jaime is such a dog! And his sister! Yuck. Gotta love the Starks/Snows and I will admit, I think the strange friendship budding between the oldest Lannister (the grandfather) and Aria is kind of sweet, though every time they have a scene together I hold my breath, thinking he's going to realize who she is. We all hate the dude who invaded Winterfell (never liked him much, really) and last night's episode ended with him showing the people the (alleged) corpses of the little Stark boys. I don't buy it - I don't think they were able to find the boys. And finally, I know I've missed like, 1,200 characters (this story is unbelievably wide), but I really do like the Khalessi. I'm glad they are finally out of the Red Waste and I hope she gets her dragons back. There are a number of times that I, too, have thought of myself as a Mother of a Dragon. (bear, dragon, it's all the same at a certain point).
I'm excited to catch up, and by Sunday, we should be ready for the final episode. Your thoughts?