Surviving Game of Thrones as a newbie | 9Lives
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I’m one of the few few people left in the world who have not watched Game of Thrones. I know, I know. I can feel the accusing stares and hear the shocked, horrified whispers. But Tasha, you’d love Game of Thrones!

I’ve heard it more times than I care to recall, but I must admit, for someone with a penchant for dragons and fairy tales, magic and mischief, this series does seem to be right up my alley.

With the eighth (and I think final) season premiering in April, I figured now would be a good time to catch up on what I’ve missed out on these past few years. And let’s be honest, I’m curious to see what the fuss is about. So, over the last few weekends I tracked down the first two seasons of Game of Thrones – maybe it’s a good thing that the whole of Durbanville seems to be without WiFi – and found my spot on the couch along with a faint air of skepticism and a bowl of popcorn.


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Here’s are a couple thoughts as a newbie to the GOT series.

Season 1:

  1. Wow, these siblings are intense like, way too intense. Oh, incest? Uhm… not a massive fan. I’m glad I’m not watching this around my parents, because cringe.
  2. There’s a lot of blood. That dude just got his head chopped off, that clan was ripped apart by something that may or may not be a White Walker. There go someone’s intestines.
  3. How do these people run through snow in those clothes? Actually, how do they move at all?
  4. I really want a dire wolf, they look awesome. Am I the only one who wanted to cry when Lady was killed?
  5. Joffrey is a little shit. He may actually be worse than Draco Malfoy.
  6. Actually, the Lannisters are just the worst.
  7. I take that back, Tyrion Lannister is actually quite funny. Possibly my favourite character.
  8. Why are all the good characters dying??

I’m taking on the challenge of finishing a season a week as we get closer to the release of the eighth season, and updating this post as I go along.

If you’d like to join me with experience (whether you’ve watched it all before, or are a newbie, like me) feel free to leave your own comments and thoughts below. I’d love to have you on this journey with me.


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