Hello and happy Friday. I finally joined the Game of Thrones party (yay!), and I wanted to share my thoughts of season 1 with you. Now, these thoughts are very general, so I think they apply to other seasons as well, which is why I’m not going to write follow-up posts about the seasons to come. Let’s get started, shall we?
I remember that a few years ago I tried to start watching this show on a plane and couldn’t. After the first five minutes, I was totally done with it. Yes, it’s a shocking way to start a series, to say the least, but it’s also very mysterious and kind of slow-paced. I get that, given that first impression some people will not want to keep watching, but give it a shot and you won’t regret it, trust me.
Now, sometimes when I watch shows I’m doing something else, like coloring or getting stuff ready for school, but I can’t do that with Game of Thrones. I mean, you have to be 100% focused on what’s going on, at least during the first few episodes so that you know who’s who.
I believe that whoever starts watching Game of Thrones knows that this show is super graphic, but in case you live under a rock, let me tell you: GoT is absolutely explicit in terms of sex and violence. I still have to close my eyes at times, especially when animals or young children get hurt, but I’m getting used to how graphic the show is. If you don’t like stuff like that, then don’t watch because you’re not going to enjoy the show at all.
So yes, I know that this sounded like a major warning instead of an invitation to watch the show, but if you decide you want to give it a try and don’t care about the complex family trees, violence or sex scenes, then you’re going to love the show. And I mean, how can you not? I love Daenerys, I think Arya is a badass, and I totally get why people love Jon Snow.
The books written by George R.R. Martin are in my wishlist, but for now I’ll stick to watching the whole show. If you are watching it or have watched it, please let me know what you think about it (no spoilers, please!).
Love, Miss Camila