Game of Thrones is something that I've always been aware of (I mean, it's impossible not to know the vast majority of the story just by having access to the internet) but it never quite seemed like my cup of tea. While I'm always a fan of anything involving dragons, I was a touch put off by the swearing, the nudity and the many unlikeable characters we meet within the first few episodes. So I didn't stick with the show, although I did enjoy watching the internet explode after every episode.
It was only about a month ago that my curiosity about the show finally got the better of me and I decided to give it a second chance, and boy, am I happy that I did. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that marathoning almost an entire series is not the most excellent idea when you have a whole heap of assignments due, but somehow I managed it.
There weren't that many surprises as the internet already prepared me for most of the deaths years ago (season 5 still managed to make me tear up a bit) I truly enjoyed the journey and have spent the past few days watching fan theory videos about the upcoming season. I have no real idea which way things will go (I just hope Jaime is the one to kill Cersei and that Podrick makes it out alive)
Game of Thrones is something I never thought I would become so invested in, but I have become too emotionally involved to turn back now. Somehow a show with so many characters manages to make you care about the outcome for the majority. While I may not be the most hardcore, die-hard fan, I am waiting in anticipation for the new season to start with a box of tissues on hand.