Well, it’s here. Game of Thrones. Season 5. Let the Monday Morning Madness at the water cooler begin.
I haven’t seen the first episode yet. I am hiding in a cave, trying to head off any spoilers, in a desperate attempt to wait until at least half the season has aired. I prefer to binge watch a show in a few days, rather than wait a whole week, or two!, for another episode. But it is so hard to avoid the spoilers!
As much as I hate them, I’m getting better at managing when they happen. In Sons of Anarchy, the only spoiler-free season I enjoyed was the last. And my blasted siblings spoiled both the Red Wedding and the Purple Wedding for me. That was cruel.
I have read A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords, which gets me to more or less where season five starts off, so I don’t know too much of what is coming, other than what has been in the promotional material so far. For a saga like this, we all have to decide if we would rather read the books first or see the show first, and personally, I prefer the shock and awe of Game of Thrones on the screen rather than the page. So each year or so, I read a book, recapping the previous season to lead into the next.
What about you? Have you read the books? Or do you delight in the twists and turns playing out on screen, like me?
I’m excited to begin this journey into Westeros again, and presumably into Dorne and Braavos as well….. I’ll just be a month or two behind the rest of you guys.