The new season of Game of Thrones is heading into its fifth episode this weekend. Somehow I lost the excitement of waiting for the next episode. I’m not sure what happened and why I’m not in a rush to watch the last episode aired. It’s strange but maybe I’m just not excited because nothing huge has happened to keep me interested.
Wading interest is nothing new, but this time it happened over night. I half watched episode 3 and haven’t watched episode 4 yet. I know it isn’t the graphic nature of the series. That only leaves the plot. Everything is starting to move, yet not enough for me to become involved.
This has me tied up in knots as I really want to get myself involved in a new fantasy series. TV series or book series will do. The series hasn’t been read yet because I’m afraid I will lose interest over a while based on what I heard. My excitement for the Wheel of Time is over, but I’m sure it will pick up again just before the last book comes out next year. Otherwise, I haven’t found another series to hold my interest book wise. And there isn’t another fantasy TV series on air I’m aware currently of. This leaves me to search again for something new.
At what point do you know the excitement is over for you? Is it similar to my experience or different?
In my weekly #fantasychat on twitter, we started to discuss how graphic Game of Thrones show is. While it doesn’t bother me at the moment, others in the group could no longer watch or DVR the episodes. As we continued the discussion, everyone seems to be tried of dark fantasy novels in general.
Is it because the market has been saturated with the sub-genre? Or is it something more?
I don’t read many dark fantasy novels. But in short of animal cruelty and rape, I can tolerate violence in novels unless it is just for the sake of it happening. If it doesn’t move the plot forward, it doesn’t need to be shown to the readers. I write my own novels in the same way.
Since I don’t read many, does that explain why I’m not tried of it? Most likely the case but I’m a curious person and want to know your opinion on the subject. Post a comment with your answers to any question below.
What attracted you to the dark fantasy in the first place? Are you tired of reading them because of the same thing that led you to read them? Or there another reason why? If you’re not tired of reading them, why is that?
Feel free to add any additional comments or questions.
Another week has passed and so has another new episode. I decided to wait a few days to gather my thoughts on the second episode. I’m not sure if it helped me or not.
Compared to the first episode of the season, it was tamer but continued to set the grounds for what is to come. With such a large cast, I believe they are doing a great job.
Arya can’t pretend to be a boy and I wonder how much longer before everyone else besides Gendry knows. Gendry needs to watch his back because Joffery wants to make sure no one is there to claim his throne. Varys and Tyrion threated each other in the most nicest way ever. Funny how they threaten in the most roundabout way ever. The council meetings sets up the stage for the White Walkers to through everyone off. Whenever they decided to cross the wall that is. I doubt very much the Night’s Watch will be able to hold them north of the wall.
That scene then leads us to the Samwell and the other guys talking about sick man who sleeps with his daughters and what happens to the boys. The direwolf, Ghost barks at the one girls and Samwell chases him off. This leads him and the girl to ask Jon about helping her to escape with the baby she carries. Jon said he would not help her. Love how Samwell makes Jon feel guilty over not helping her.
Daenerys waits for one of the men to return in the Red Waste. One of them does return but with his head chopped off. They have no idea who did it.
Theon, aka Errand Boy, is such a jerk with women. He wants any girl he can get his hands on. The girl who offered to take him to his father’s castle was his sister and he fondled her on their way there. I don’t know what is worse him or her for letting him do it. Theon does pass on Robb’s message, but Theon’s father won’t be given his throne back. He will take it back from them.
Tyrion is speaking to the commander of the City’s Watch, Lord Janos. They talk about what happened to the previous Hand of the King and why Lord Janos did it. Because Tyrion cannot trust Lord Janos, he sends Lord Janos away from the city and places Bronn as the new commander.
Davos Seaworth is trying to convince a pirate to help them take King’s Landing with the use of his ships. The pirate will only agree if he can have the Queen for himself. Money and riches is all good, but really, the queen too. It’s almost funny. Almost.
The real reason why Cersei hates Tyrion is revealed. I’m not at all surprise it is because their mother died giving birth to Tyrion. Cersei hit below the belt after Tyrion asked about the rumors of her and Jaime. Yes, those two will be at each other’s throats until one of them dies.
After Melisandre offers Stannis a son, Stannis decides to take her offer of sleeping with her. What a weak man to fall for a son because his wife couldn’t give him one. But I give props to Melisandre for finding his weakness.
Finally, Jon follows the disgusting man(I don’t know his name and don’t want to it) into the woods, who is holding a baby. Turns out the baby is left on the ground and of the White Walkers takes it away. But before Jon could follow, the disgusting man hits him over the head and we are left hanging until next week.
That is the end for episode two. Until next week!
Just hours after finishing the first season of GoT, I watched the premiere of the second season. I’ll admit the fear gripped me. Would it be as good as the first season? Or would it be worse? After watching the first episode, all my fears were drowned away.
Warning Spoilers Ahead……..
We picked up with Joffrey celebrating his name day with bloody to the death fights. No surprises here. The boy king is only going to get worse even no questions him. Then again, they can’t because he will have them killed by his men. Poor Sansa. I had no love for her character but Joffrey is treating her like crap.
My favorite character, Tyrion! He walks in like he owns the place. Joffrey has no idea what is happening. Love that confused face. Tyrion sets off to the council meeting where his sister, the queen, is most upset about her little brother being named ‘Hand of the King’ in place of their father. There really is no love between the two of them.
Bran Stark is having another dream along with his younger brother. This time the dream was about their father being dead. Based on the sneak peak for the rest of the season, his dreams will be important. I’m curious to see how it plays out, but I jumped a little ahead of myself. Around this time a comet is mentioned. Some people believed it meant victory for Robb Stark, but Osha tells him it means the dragons are coming.
Daenerys, her people, and the three dragons are starving while they travel in the Red Waste. They have little choice but to keep going. If anyone saw the dragons, they would want them. I’m very curious what other terrible things will await for Daenerys.
We return to Jon Snow, who is now north of the wall. The Watchers are meeting with a man who marries his daughters and keeps making more daughters. I’m not sure what he does with his sons and probably don’t want to know. Jon still hasn’t learned to follow and causes some problems with this guy. Last we see is the commander telling Jon, learn to follow, if he wants to lead the watchers one day.
Now we turn to Stannis Baratheon, the oldest brother of Robert Baratheon. A priestess of the old religion named Melisandre has proclaimed Stannis as the Lightbringer. Bassed on Eddard Stark’s words, Stannis has proclaimed the heir to the throne. His younger brother, Renly has done the same. Melisandre is a mysterious character and wonder how this situation will lead.
Robb Stark is doing everything he can to bring back his sisters retrieve the body of his father and the others who serviced him. Plus he is working on breaking apart from the south. He is willing to do anything to achieve this goal, even using his own mother to negotiate for him.
I’m probably misses some things as I stopped taking notes towards the end. Overall, it is a good episode starting off the sophomore season. The sneak preview of the rest of the season looks awesome! I can’t wait for next week.
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