Goodbye Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones ended tonight and I’m a little sad that it did. I was never a big fan of the show to be honest. There was too much nudity and sex scenes that I found it uncomfortable to be watching it around family members. I honestly thought the story itself was good enough to carry the show, but I suppose HBO wanted to make sure they lured in viewers with the nudity.
Anyway, because of that and the show’s penchant for killing off characters, I only really watched Season 1 and sort of drifted in and out of watching the rest of the seasons. It wasn’t until season 7 that the show really got my attention back. It also helped that at this point in the show, there was much less nudity around and a greater focus on the story and action. I watched Season 7 with delight and was looking forward to the finale season.
The ending tonight was unexpected. Or a better way of saying that would be, it did not end the way I envisioned it to end. I suppose a lot of people feel that way. However I also think this was a really good season, even if a lot of people don’t share that view. Oh well you can’t have everything go your way.
Either way it is sad to say goodbye to the TV version of Westeros. However I’m very much looking forward to finishing the first book. If you are like me and hate the excessive nudity and sex scenes in the early seasons of the show, I highly suggest picking up the books instead. George R. R. Martin is a great writer. All you need to do is read the prologue and you will be hooked. The way he describes how the cold afflicts a person’s body as it leads them to death, is a revelation to read.