And so, dear friends and readers, I’ve arrived at the midway point in the saga, that is, Game of Thrones. I’ve made it through the first four seasons of the eight season series. Overall, I’m enjoying myself. I think. The fourth season, thanks to the second half, is the best season so far. Other seasons have good episodes. I’m looking at you in particular “Blackwater,” the ninth episode of the second season. Still, an episode here and there among the 10 each season holds. There’s a lot of “setting up the board.” A lot of “setting the stage.” I’m not a patient person. The pace stays at a slow lull, even drags a lot throughout the seasons. The first episode might be exciting, and the final two, or at least one of the final two. That all changed with the fourth season. I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m ready for the second half. I can’t write I’ve been necessarily ready to jump into other seasons after I finished the previous one. Season four changed that course. I’ve looked ahead, not for spoilers, but season notes. The first four seasons all use George R.R. Martin’s original book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, as the basis. Starting in season five, the series veers, and while still using the books as a basis, starts to add its own original content to the saga. I’ve written a piece for a later date about thoughts on reading the series after I watch, and I’ll have to update it for that new knowledge. Every word of this post comes before watching a single episode of the fifth season. I know I’ll get into it soon. I’m wondering how the storyline for Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark goes, as I feel she’s gotten stale and I’m not paying as much attention to the story. Kit Harington’s Jon Snow found redemption and is still on my list of favorite characters. I’m intrigued to see what becomes of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jamie Lannister after the ending of the fourth season’s finale. Then, my favorite, Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister. He’s the STAR. He makes Game of Thrones for me. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the upcoming season’s hold in store for him. Four down. Four to go. I’ll be watching and reviewing. I hope you’ll be reading and enjoying.
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