Game of Thrones Season 5 Recap

Farewell Jon Snow. RIP.

Farewell Jon Snow. RIP.

[I shouldn’t have to say there are spoilers in this article. If you have not watched GoT’s Season Five in its entirety, you might not want to read the following piece]

 

It’s actually taken me several days to collect myself after the season finale of Game of Thrones. The final episode, “Mother’s Mercy” took its toll on me, as it has for many other fans across the globe. Oddly enough, the ending came as no surprise (unlike the results of “The Rains of Castamere” or “The Mountain and the Viper”). As I’ve mentioned in other articles, I am not a reader of A Song of Ice and Fire, so what I know is taken only from the television show. There was a time when I never would have believed GRRM or Weiss and Benioff would kill off Jon Snow, but as we all know by now, ALL MEN MUST DIE.

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What My Favorite Television Shows Have Taught Me

Game of Dead

Like millions of viewers around the world, I find myself glued to my television set whenever “Game of Thrones” (GoT) or “The Walking Dead” (TWD) air. I love these two shows. In fact, I sometimes feel my interest lies on the border of obsession. If that is true, at least I can take comfort in knowing that I am far from being alone in that matter. Both shows have loyal followers that few other shows in history have garnered.

Like most things, certainly most popular things, GoT and TWD have found their fair share of critics. Detractors of the shows point out that both contain a plethora (Oh, how I love that word. Thank you “Three Amigos“) of gratuitous violence and (in the case of GoT) nudity. To that I say… Ok. I will not deny that both shows are violent and GoT does have copious amounts of boobs and butts and even naughtier parts. (What a great time to have large screen HD TV screens, right?) Both show what must be gallons of blood, gore, severed limbs, internal organs and a host of other icky things. But is it gratuitous? I say no.

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