There are two kinds of people in this world, one are those who are totally hooked by the violence, nudity, brazenness and politics shown in Game of Thrones and others who are not at all interested in it. I definitely belong to the first kind! And that’s why this post.
I recently finished watching all the 5 seasons of GOT. And how long it took? 1 month or may be 1 and half month. It is actually more time than how much it usually takes for other people i guess because once you start watching it, you can’t really hold yourself. You just want to know what happens next!
Initially, I didn’t have any idea about this series. But all of a sudden I felt like everyone around me is just talking about it. Even my brother who was in the middle of sea somewhere in the east Asia downloaded those episodes and watched them and I felt like, yeah it’s the time I watch them too. At first I was scared by the white walkers they showed right in the beginning of the first episode of first season. I turned it off then and there. I thought it is something about ghost or zombies. Some how I gathered courage and thought of watching it when everyone is around and there is a lot of chaos so that there will be earthly feeling. And thank God for that! It was the best decision to go ahead and watch!!
Why? Because I think it is one of the best thing happen on TV. Well, it’s not just me who thinks so, many others do. All who belong to first of the 2 categories I mentioned above. They have shown people getting beheaded, they have shown people having s**. They have shown dirty politics that gets other people killed and no one cares. They have shown everything that is reality. Unlike other serials or movies or even books where they tend to have happy endings or they show that good actions have good consequences, GOT shows us that life is not about being good, it is about being right. And right is not in the eyes of God but right thing to do to save our own ass. If you have to survive, you can’t think about others. You just have to think what is to be done to save your head from getting slaughtered. Isn’t it true even in our real life? Sometimes our goodness serves us good, but not always. It’s the right things done at right time that actually reward us. Good things always make us sacrifice our happiness.
The other peculiar thing is the women portrayed. It is not a women-centric story. In fact every character is unique and makes its own impression in a very unique way. But the women are equally important. They are not weak. They might make mistakes but they are strong enough to correct them, to learn new things and to avenge their enemies. They make their choices and the live with it with courage. Even the belligerent Cercei can be thought of as a powerful woman shaping the story considerably.
My favorite characters of all is Jon Snow ❤ I know he is already favorite of many but that is not going to stop me from liking him. I am not sure about the books, but in the series I think the actor Kit Harrington has given a different angle to the role. A windings’ leader is heard saying he is prettier than both of his daughters. But he is as brave as any other Ranger of night watch and as honorable as any other Stark child. And so was his death – as depressing as any other favorite character. 😦
Now that I am done with all the 5 seasons that have been aired, i feel a bit relaxed. At the same time a bit tensed when I think about Jon, Arya, Sansa and Theon, Tyrion, Danerys, Tommen. And of course the Mountain! I mean I am worried if he is going to kill the Tyrells. Oh God! Somebody take him away!
Everybody’s fate is uncertain and it will be revealed only in April 2016 when the next season will release. Till that time, all I can do is concentrate on reading some books and keep an eye on the spoilers 😛 There is no doubt that the coming season is going to be more happening than earlier season as it happened with every season. I am just glad I caught up quite early and now I can join others in their excitement!
Till then, Valar Dohaeris!