Over the years I’ve heard all about Game of Thrones from my friends, and how much I was missing out on it in my life. This was the year I finally had had enough and decided to dive in. One of the reasons that pushed me to the edge was my friends (fuck you guys) getting together Sunday after Sunday and I was not catching the invite to chill.
So last month I jumped in and immediately got hooked within the first season. I set a goal to be ready to watch the finale live. Let me get this out there, I am not a show guy and won’t pretend to be like most people. I talk about something in depth after I’ve put in the necessary hours. The only shows I claim are Keeping Up With The Kardashians (fan since 08′), Entourage, Empire and Power. I know, what diversity. It doesn’t mean much, but Thrones is by far the best show I’ve ever watched, and it feels good to add it to my weak repertoire.
It was very tough, but I somehow managed to avoid everyone landmine spoilers for the most part. Tweeting spoilers is not a good look y’all so stop live tweeting your shows, nobody cares. Finishing off with the Battle of The Bastards was epic and is definitely my favorite episode to date. That battle had my adrenaline flowing like I was watching game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Only to be followed by the best finale of a show I’ve ever seen. Game of Thrones absolutely delivered on an epic finale that had a little bit of everything to quench your thirst. With no cliff hanger, “The Winds of Winter” satisfied its viewers with what they wanted to see. These back to back episodes to end the season are in a different stratosphere of entertainment.
The scene is set for season 7 as we are left with the visual of Daenerys sailing west with Tyrion at her side, a fleet of ships, her allies and her dragons. It took her six seasons, but she is finally on her way to ruling the seven kingdoms. With the NBA being over along with no Game Of Thrones I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself this summer. Season 7 can’t get here soon enough.
Overall, deciding to join the Game of Thrones gang was a major power move and the best decision I made in 2016. Anyone that is thinking about diving in, as Nike says, “Just Do It”.
We made it fam!