As anyone who’s Googled me in the past year has probably noticed, I don’t really blog anymore. I’m too busy, what with a baby on the way, plus multiple jobs and far too many hobbies. But if there’s one thing I’m always down to discuss ad infinitum it’s Game of Thrones, and at the request of some family and friends, here I am.
Thoughts on Episodes 1-2
For the most part, season 6 has been great. It’s definitely better than season 5, probably better than season 4, and maybe up there with seasons 1 and 2 (at least so far). As a book reader it has been especially exciting witnessing so many big reveals sure to come in The Winds of Winter, assuming it’s ever actually released (fingers crossed). Yes, there are book fans who nitpick the show and are disappointed to see it surpass the plot of the books, and even some who swear to not watch it so that the purity of the book-reading experience is preserved, but most of us can’t wait that long to see how the story unfolds.
The first two episodes started off slow, as is par for the course with GoT. I do sometimes wish they had more exciting premieres and I have always thought the Ds should use the pre-credits teaser more often than they do (only featured in the premieres for seasons 1 and 3), but there are just too many characters and plot threads to hit the ground running after a ten month break. The season picks up momentum once Jon Snow is unsurprisingly, but thankfully resurrected, and doesn’t really slow down until last Sunday’s installment. (more...)