Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm Not Grown Up Enough To Watch Game of Throwns. Are You? [You're The Expert]

I may be closing in on thirty, but I still don't think I'm mature enough to watch Game of Throwns.  Monster has been listening to the audiobooks of the series for the past six months (yes, they are that long) and I dutifully listened as he told me an abstract of what was going on in his books.  I listen.  I catch things here and there.  I do.  He's currently on A Storm of Swords which is literally 48 hours long.

I was still undecided about whether or not I would be watching Game of Throwns until I read an article in The New Yorker about George R. R. Martin, his fans, and his books.  The fact that I made it through the entire The New Yorker article in and of itself (yeah, they usually twist and jaunt off on some tangent I don't care about) made me decide that I was interested in the story.  The article did warn of incest and adult content and said something about the series seemingly being crafted especially for HBO (though it wasn't), but I went ahead and watched the episode this morning.

OMG.  It starts out with these "white walkers," which I can only compare to super-fast, super-heinous zombies/vampires. I wasn't prepared for those.  Even though Monster tried to explain them to me several times during his abstracts, I never actually got it until I saw the first part of the episode.  Those are definitely too grown up for me.

After it ended, I sent a text to Monster saying, "I don't even know if I want to watch Game of Thrones anymore.  Between little Brandon Stark getting pushed out of a window, the incestuous Lanisters and the white walkers, it might be a little too grown up for me."

I'm not passing judgement here.  I'm not getting up on a soapbox and condemning the show.  I don't feel that way, and I'm not trying to be preachy in the least.  And the fact that I have a hunch that makes me think that Brandon Stark is not dead, even after that fall (otherwise, they'd have shown the landing, right?) makes me want to keep watching.  It really does, even if I'm not grown up enough.  But what I really want to know is this:  Are you grown up enough to watch Game of Thrones?

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ArtsyBookishGal said...

I'm not even grown up enough to handle TRUE BLOOD (or THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST), so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to handle this. I've a very visual person. Maybe you're just uniquely imaginative like me. :)

Anonymous said...

I was ECSTATIC for the show to air. I love Lord of the Rings, anything fantasy, and anything medieval. Having said that, the beginning of the show got off to a rocky start. And.... didn't redeem itself. It was like a man's man kind of show, which I'm NOT into. Way too much testosterone, way too much offensive material (and not referring to nudity - but the context). Honestly, I will never watch that show again. One episode was way too much.