The day: April 6, 2014
The place: HBO
The event: Adventure of Epic Proportions
Yes, I used the word epic. But here it actually makes sense. We’re not talking about some minor event people. This is Game of Thrones! Treachery is forever afoot, torture is commonplace, and heads constantly roll. Oh, and there are dragons. So, yeah, pretty much epic.
If you’ve been living in Castle Black and guarding the wall for the last three years, you may have missed that HBO has turned George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice” saga into a weekly edge-of-your-seat, they-just- killed- a- main- character -off –again, thrill ride called Game of Thrones. Season 4 debuts this Sunday and judging from the writing material on which it’s based, the series is not getting any snugglier this season. Never have I subsequently celebrated the coming of winter so hard while welcoming spring!
Here are 5 reasons why I’m looking forward to Game of Thrones Season 4:
5: Jon Snow Speaks.
While you may think that Jon Snow “knows nothing”, he actually has quite a few opinions and he’s going to let you hear them this year while he kicks a little ass. I guess if your girlfriend shot you in the leg and you’re being chased by wildlings, you’d eventually speak up.
Wait, this isn’t a post about the Walking Dead, right? Just don’t be so careful to count anyone out on this series just because they’re dead.
3: Joffrey should watch his back.
It’s hard to say who hates Joffrey more: Sansa (he murdered her father and forced her to marry Tyrion, plus the countless humiliations and “fun” he’s inflicted upon her), Tyrion (it must be great fun having your twit nephew control your life), Margaery (his betrothed who may be pretty, but is not naive), or essentially any other person who has ever had the displeasure of crossing his path. Correct answer? Me, I hate Joffrey the absolute most.
2: Grey Worm, the Unsullied, and growing dragons aren’t enough to keep Daenyrs from finding trouble.
The mother of dragons has some hard decisions to make this season and they won’t all be popular. Good thing she has Daario Naharis to serve as a delightful distraction.
1. Because the “Winds of Winter” is still listed as “forthcoming”.
“A Dance with Dragons” (book number 5 of 7) was released in the summer of 2011 and we have been
patiently awaiting harassing GRRM for book 6 ever since. Current rumors set its release for, gasp, summer 2016. I sure hope Martin is down in a basement somewhere grinding out “A Dream of Spring” (book 7) as well, because the TV series will soon catch the written word and then what? Then what? Seriously, I’ve spent far too long considering the ramifications.
But until we are graced with the next installment, I’m thankful HBO has provided a well-produced, wonderfully entertaining way for us to relive the adventures so near and dear to us with our favorite (and most hated) characters.
PS- GRRM if you’re reading this, if I truly am going to have to wait until 2016, can you at least email me some teasers concerning the Others? Also, thanks for Tyrion and Arya…. but especially Tyrion.