I will admit that I am a huge fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The story lines, the action, it sucks me in. My hubby is also a huge fan, it’s one of the few things he watches regularly besides SportsCenter or the NFL network. Whenever I read a story recapping or discussing the last episode some poster always decides to throw out “Read the books so you can find out what happens.”
I don’t want to know what happens. I like watching an episode and being completely shocked about what I’m seeing because I had no idea it was coming. That is the beauty of the show for the non-book readers, we don’t know ahead of time about anything. Ned’s beheading, Jaime’s maiming and most recently The Red Wedding. I was completely flabbergasted that these events were happening.
On Sunday night, the hubby and I sat on our couch staring at the silent credits roll by trying to process the events that just took place on our screen. The Stark family taken down, Arya being so close to seeing her family, Catelyn dieing thinking her children were either dead or Lannister’s. (Honestly, it’s hard to tell which is worse. But Sansa did end up with the best Lannister she could possibly end up with). The roller coaster of emotions that rolled through me over a television show is the reason this is one of the best shows on right now. To get that visceral reaction over characters and a story because you are invested and you care is why I will read the books after the show has ended and the saga has ended.