I am so ready to let my feels explode as I talk about the absolutely stunning TV show Game of Thrones and the incredibly detailed and fantastic book series it is based on - A Song of Ice and Fire! What seems like forever ago, I started hearing about this great HBO show and as some of its fans tried to tell me what it was about, I thought I would never watch it. But as most things seem to go in my life, my curiosity and desire to understand the fandom won out and I started watching the series as the fourth season was being released. It only took a few minutes into the first episode for me to decide that I was an idiot for not thinking I would love the show. I tore through the entire series as fast as possible and was forever changed. Of course the next natural thought for me was that if the show was this awesome, the books must be mind blowing, so I delved into the long and detailed books and fell even more in love with the fantasy world George R.R. Martin created. So without further ado, here are my favorite parts about both the show and the books!
The Best TV Show Title Sequence EVER!
"...A Mind Needs Books as a Sword Needs A Whetstone, if it is to Keep its Edge."- Tyrion Lanister, A Game of Thrones
OK, in case anyone was wondering just how detailed the books could be, the smallest book was over 800 pages long. But they are well worth the read! Since I had already watched the show, I thought I had a pretty acurate picture of what happens in the books...boy was I wrong. A Game of Thrones, book #1, was almost religiously kept accurate for season 1 of the show. By book #2, A Clash of Kings, started to veer off track as far as book to show adaptation, and by book #3, the lines between book and show became very blurry. I had thought each season equaled a book, but it was more like book #1-season 1, book #2-season 2, book #3-season 3 & 4. To say that I was shocked would be an understatement.
|Houses and Sayings|
My final say on the books; the show is the simple, basic, PG version of the books.
Game of Thrones: The Show
|All Men Must Die|
Combining the show and the books together to make one super awesome fandom is really great and I love being super knowledgeable about the Game of Thrones world. For the main characters, the show managed to portray them almost perfectly, like 99.9% accurate, and it makes my heart sing. My favorite characters from both the show and the books are Arya Stark, Bran Stark, Sansa Stark, Tryion Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryan. Also, I would totally be in House Stark and my direwolf would be named Shadow, and I would probably be both an excellent archer and an experienced sword fighter. I wonder how long I would last before Martin killed me?
So, have you seen the show or read the books? If yes, which house would you be in and who is your favorite character? Comment down below, and I will see you all next week!