It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I started watching Season One when it first aired on HBO in the spring of 2011. My wife and I watched each episode with bated breath and amazement. At the end of Season 1, I knew this series was something special. And I also knew I couldn’t wait an entire year to find out what happened next. So I did my usual routine and went straight to the books. I spent that summer reading George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire. The books are 1000 page tomes, and so incredibly descriptive and real that you feel like you live in the world of Westeros. I became so invested in the characters. Yes, some of my favorites have died and I remain shocked, but that’s the best part of these books. I have NO idea what is going to happen or who will be spared. Of course, the books are always better but HBO has done such an amazing job with this series that I can honestly recommend it and think you should watch it even if you haven’t read the books. I’ve had a few friends tell me they are waiting to read the books first and I totally get that … but I still think you should watch the series now!
Perhaps my favorite part of the series is the strong female characters. When asked why he writes women differently than most authors, GRRM has mentioned that he’s a feminist at heart and sees women as people. *gasp* Imagine that. Women are people. That’s the beauty in his characters. They are all fully developed and three dimensional with shades of grey.
In honor of the new season, Dirty Laundry Review is going to do weekly recaps of the Sunday episodes. Please join in on the fun! Our recaps will be posted on Mondays. There will be spoilers, but you can rest assured it won’t be a stuffy recap. Let’s have some DLR fun GoT style. There will be alcohol and sex and dragons and betrayal and honor and swordfights. And the Khaleesi! Long live the Khaleesi! Seriously. Please let the Khaleesi live long and survive the season. I’m praying to the Old Gods, the New Gods, the Lord of Light, and the Drowned God …in honor of Khal Drogo, I’ll throw in some prayers to the Dothraki’s Great Stallion too.
P.S. Paula has promised to do teasers for each weekly recap. These alone will be worth the read.