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"Game of Thrones" (2011-), HBO's Fantasy Drama Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

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I'm almost finished with season three, and so I'm going to try to avoid spoilers for now.

That being said: I'm not a huge TV fan. I watch some shows, but not a lot, and very few get me emotionally invested in them.

But by damn, am I invested in this show now. I've never loved and/or hated so many characters so strongly on a show, I think. The last show I was this wrapped up in was House of Cards, and there were characters there that made me just kind of go "meh, whatevs, yo" as to their fate.

On GoT, however, I have strong opinions on each character.

And man, does Jon Snow suck.

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Jon snow does not suck.  He is the great hero of his time and the true heir to the Iron Throne.

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SeanMike catch up soon. Season 4 is off to a great start.

I caught up to s4e3 last week - will get the latest episode either tonight or later this week.

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So I watched the first episode finally.  Basically, this is a soap opera in a boilerplate fantasy setting with lots of explicit sex and violence, and high production values, right?  Should I keep paying $3.99 an episode (high def) to watch?  Am I going to be sucked in?  Because I was enjoying the episode more by MST3K-ing it* then by becoming emotionally invested in it.  Sell it to me, somebody.

*I do that a lot with TV

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So I watched the first episode finally.  Basically, this is a soap opera in a boilerplate fantasy setting with lots of explicit sex and violence, and high production values, right?  Should I keep paying $3.99 an episode (high def) to watch?  Am I going to be sucked in?  Because I was enjoying the episode more by MST3K-ing it* then by becoming emotionally invested in it.  Sell it to me, somebody.

*I do that a lot with TV

Can't. I hated the whole first season. Now I watch mainly for Peter Dinklage, who is fantastic as he is in everything, but the rest of it ... actually, it's pretty MST3K-able. (We, uh, also don't pay for it. That might make it more watchable.)

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Depends on if you like fantasy.  If you do, this is the best fantasy TV probably ever.  And generally one of the top 10 shows of the past decade. 

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Who knew that Hodor was ebonics. :ph34r:

At this point, I haven't the slightest idea whether the show is tracking GRRM's storyline but it sure is clever.

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5 hours ago, Ericandblueboy said:

Theon wins a brawl because he literally has no balls.  That is just funny.

Did someone with a bilateral orchiectomy get kicked in the scrotum?

(It worries me that I know what that word is.)

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