The hugely anticipated Game of Thrones Final Season will hit the Indian Coast next week and finally my Mondays will start looking less boring 😝
I don’t just love GoT, I am literally obsessed with it. I have spent hours trying to sketch the map of Westeros from my memory and I have scoured numerous articles online that tell me anything and everything about this world. But I have promised to not go looking for spoilers this season and I intend to keep that promise (a Jamie reference).
Why am I so crazy for this series?
The Fantasy World
George R R Martin once shared, “I want a world as big as my imagination. I’m going to have all the characters I want, and gigantic castles and dragons and direwolves, and hundreds of years of history.”
Needless to say, the books and the show went on to create a history of their own. The allure of this fantasy world is what attracts me. I love experiencing it even if its through 45 minutes of screen time. It’s like a medieval era but very much relatable to today. I love the costumes esp Danerys and Margaery’s gowns 😍And the opening credits music…that like an adrenaline rush.
Yes, GoT is more than violence and nudity. It has a plot which is cruelly shocking and unpredictable. It feels so satisfying when you have convinced yourself that something is going to happen in a certain way and then the carpet is rudely yanked from under your feet and you fall face first into the snow and you are told that all you believed was a lie!!
It’s hard to pick one favorite! Every character has something likeable about them and every one does something that makes you hate them for it.
I love the fierceness that Danerys has, I love how mean Cersei can get.
I hated Jamie from the pilot episode when he threw Bran so nonchalantly from the tower,
I felt he got a reminder that even the Kingslayer is not invincible when he lost his sword hand… I hate him yet I feel like he ought to be redeemed.
The list will go on and on… No single character is completely black or white… there are more than 50 shades of gray.
The Emotional Quotient
Never get too attached is the kind of advice you need for watching GoT.
Ned Stark was one of my favorite characters and they had to go and chop his head off with his own sword right in the first Season!!!
I have experienced a range of emotions throughout all the seasons – I chuckled happily whenever Tyrion got Joffery in check,
I watched in awe when Danerys burned down Astapor,
Ygritte’s death hit me with storm clouds of my own
and if the Red Wedding didn’t tug at your heart strings even a little bit, then maybe we don’t have empathy.
Every death either hurt me like I was wronged personally ( like when Hodor died or when Lady was executed) or left me with immense satisfaction ( like when Joffery choked to death or when Ramsay got devoured by his own hounds).
Ellaria Sand’s horrorstruck scream is what I can still hear in the back of my mind when I think of that trial of combat.
I have spent most of my time whenever a season is due talking about nothing else but GoT. The fan theories, the speculation, the dissection of the trailers. I love all this gup!!!
I wish the Gods be good and when we finally see the fate or illfate of the Iron Throne we are not left with burning questions. Till then, Valar Morghulis to you.