People just can’t seem to get enough of Game of Thrones. I, for one, could watch it over and over without getting tired of it. The series is just that good. And millions of people across the globe would surely agree with me. In fact, it continues to smash records, amassing tons of views on TV and file-sharing platforms. It’s hard to think of any other series that could compare to the popularity of GoT right now.
It’s always interesting to talk about the series with fellow GoT fans. My friends and I could discuss the story for hours on end, and we’d have a good time theorizing about plot twists and what’s going to happen next. The thing is, I haven’t read the books yet. I tried reading several times, but to be honest, I thought the first book was quite boring. I couldn’t get through the first 100 pages. That’s also the reason why I didn’t watch the series until it was already in its 4th season.
I guess that was also a good thing. My friends who have read the book always rant about how the series deviated from the original storyline. But this isn’t all that uncommon when it comes to novels being adapted onto films or television shows. Perhaps it’s a necessary move to keep the show running, which ultimately means more revenues for the producers.
But even if the series isn’t completely in line with the storyline of the novels, most viewers still seem addicted as ever to the show. Personally, I like how there really is no one main protagonist. You can ask different people about who the main protagonist is and they’d give you different answers. My personal favorite is Arya Stark. I’ve liked her role from the very beginning. She forges her own story, refusing to live by traditional gender roles. Her character is strong and daring, which enables her to tackle and obstacle that gets in her way.
I also like The Imp. He’s one of those characters that’s just hard not to like. His intelligence is his best asset. Being called a dwarf his entire life, he understood at an early age that he must find other means to stand out. He equips himself with as much knowledge as he can, consuming books and exchanging ideas with other great thinkers.
Another thing I’d like to talk about is how the characters in GoT seem to go down one by one. For instance, I found the killing of Ned Stark in season 1 very saddening. Watching through the first few episodes, you would think that his character would play a prominent role for the entire series. Of course, that is if you haven’t read the book.
After the end of season 5, it’s time to speculate once again about what Game of Thrones has in store for us. Truth be told, I couldn’t be more excited for season 6 to come out. Perhaps I would finally read the novels while waiting for the next season.