Alright, there’s no denying the fact that Game of Thrones has taken most of the world by storm. For someone who doesn’t follow the show, I’ve certainly heard a lot about Jon Snow. Apparently, he dies and comes back to life and whatnot. Also, who is this Khaleesi? Her hair sure looks interesting. Moreover, it’s ostensibly a thing to kill off major characters regularly? Geez, relax with all this intensity!
I was never eager about watching this show however my friend insisted and I relented. However prior to watching it, I made a deal with her. The deal was as follows: I would watch the first 10 minutes of the first episode and if I liked it then I would go further, otherwise goodbye, get off my hard drive, no thank you.
Needless to say, the first 10 minutes into the episode had heads rolling on the ground, blood splattered everywhere and people riding off on horses. LIKE WHAT? You don’t START a show with murder, instead aren’t you supposed to lead into it gently? Such blatant gore and reckless murdering repulsed me and I immediately switched it off and screamed at my friend for a good 15 seconds. When I told other hardcore Game of Thrones fans about this experience they said, “That’s normal, you have to move beyond that, and once you do, you’re hooked”.
I’ve got to say it’s going to be pretty tough to move beyond that. I’ve heard that such violence is very common in the show. I don’t think I want to be hooked to a show which has blood in every episode (there’s even an episode called the ‘Red Wedding’? WHY). I think I’ll stick to safer shows like House of Cards, Modern Family, and The Big Bang Theory (Yes, I’m weak, deal with it).
So I would just like to say to the people who don’t follow this show that it’s ok, no reason to feel left out my friend, come join the club! We can sit and watch Frank Underwood lie, manipulate, and kill people without ripping their heads off, we can watch Sheldon Cooper act awkwardly with his girlfriend, we can watch other things, and it’s all going to be okay!