I didn’t have any grand epiphanies about Game of Thrones this year.
Even more than season 4, season 5 felt like just another brick in the wall for what is supposed to be the world’s premier wow factor TV series.
Which means it’s becoming more like its network television lessers.
Which means I like it more now.
I’ve whinged a lot about Game of Thrones’ soap operatics before.
But I had an epiphany this season: Game of Thrones is exactly that. It’s a soap opera.
Yes, it’s a soap opera with a fabulous budget and the occasional decapitation.
But watching GoT and expecting a soap opera, as opposed to expecting it to be this epic, magical experience that so many fans seem to believe, makes everything much more satisfying.
It’s like Revenge. If Revenge only had 10 episodes per season, 30 more characters, and no clear direction.
So I guess not much like Revenge, then.
I’d just like to point out how fucking disappointing the season finale was (just watched it, so my groaning is fresh).
Otherwise, season 3 was at least a step up from its predecessor.
It’s progress. That’s really the best we can hope for.
I’d like to thank Teylen, a loyal commenter here on I Just Hate Everything, for giving me the motivation to finally put this up.
I actually watched season 2 over a couple of days back in March, but have been putting off posting about it because my post about season 1 was such a piece of shit.
See, even I can be self-aware sometimes.
Whatever. The point is: I’m going to try to be less offensive this time ’round, but if you do have any complaints, I’m offloading all responsibility to Teylen.
Because the Internet allows me to spout my opinions and blame someone else for my ignorance. If tumblr feminism has taught me anything, it’s that.
EDIT: Although I would have thought the First World Problems exploitable in the banner and the fact the blog is called I Just Hate Everything would have been a bit of a giveaway, I think I need to state that this review is written with full intentional hyperbole. Which means that although I aim to make valid criticisms as the basis of my argument, I present them in a ridiculously overblown manner on purpose. For fun.
Yes, I’m late to this party like a motherfuckin’ boss. Everyone hasn’t been able to shut the hell up about Game of Thrones, and here I am, Season 2 already airing, doing a review of Season 1. Read More…