Sunday, March 30, 2014

Discussing Game of Thrones: Hello, Season 4!

It's time to dust off the old banner and chat about Game of Thrones once again! Are you as excited as Ally and I am? How about now? Are you as excited as these two are?

(That's Jaime and Brienne, by the way. Not pictured: a bear.)

I freaking love this show, and waiting for the premiere of Season 4 next Sunday is like waiting to open presents on Christmas. Even though I've read the books, every new episode is an adventure to me because the show likes to throw in a surprise here and there.

Have you recovered from last season's Red Wedding episode? I completely understand if you haven't. I don't think I have, either. It left me outraged, sad, and generally unable to remove myself from the couch for a while after watching that episode. And since it's GoT, expect even crazier stuff in the new season.

I've been hearing a lot about how this season is going to be packed with intense moments throughout as opposed to a slow build. Among the new characters, I'm especially looking forward to seeing Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, AKA the Red Viper. I definitely think he's a character to keep an eye on, and judging by the trailers, he looks to be getting an adequate amount of screen time.

Daario Naharis, the dude who demonstrated his loyalty to Daenerys last season by chopping off some heads, has been recast. I was completely oblivious to this until I read Entertainment Weekly's recent cover story about the return of the show. I'd been trying to figure out who the mystery guy in the promo shots with Daenerys was, and then I was like, "Ohhhh. It's a new Daario."

Probably one of my biggest wishes for this season is lots of Jaime/Brienne scenes. Oh God, how I ship those two, onscreen and in the novels. Ally is a big time Jaime/Brienne shipper, too. I mean, after you've battled a bear together, it only makes sense to declare your love for each other!

So I'll be recapping each episode again. Last year each recap was posted on the following Sunday, but this time I'm going to try to post on the Tuesday following each new episode. As much as I'd love to have the recaps go up the next day, me churning out a blog post on a Sunday night just ain't happening. Tuesday is the best I can manage, and with that said, check back for the next GoT post on Tuesday, April 8!


  1. First off, how the heck do you make your Link Within work?! Mine won't!!!

    You know I haven't read the books so I really don't know what to expect this season. But I'm with you on the J/B <3 connection, I can't wait to see the Bitch's face when she finds out her brother is in love with someone else.

    That Red Wedding fucked me up! I can't believe the Stark kids are just going to fade into the background like that?!?!?! THey're not chopped liver! Ha! Anyway, will chat more with you later on.

    1. It took a while for the Link Within widget to show up after I copied and pasted the code; don't remember exactly since it's been so long. It also still doesn't always behave like it should, sometimes taking a week to figure out which posts are "related."

      Yay for Jaime & Brienne! They're my favorite GoT couple (even though they're not officially a couple, I suppose. Lol.).

      The tragedy that follows the Starks just never seems to end, does it? I really feel for those kids. They need to get themselves together and then get some good old-fashioned vengeance against everyone who's done their family wrong!

  2. Nooooo! Daario has been recast?! Why? :( I'm not a fan of recasting roles... Plus the original actor was cute (His eyes anyone?). Obviously I'm late to the game because that was announced last year haha, although I didn't watch season 3 of GoT till a couple of weeks a go...

    But yes, so excited for season 4! The red wedding episode was amazing! And terribly sad. I was shocked and couldn't stop yelling at the screen, I'm pretty sure I was laughing hysterically in shock a well. Ha ha ha.

    I too love the Jamie and Brienne duo! They need to be together!

    1. I totally missed the news on the Daario recasting, too; I think I read that the original actor landed a movie role.

      I have been geekily excited for the season premiere, as in I'm trying to do all the stuff I leave for Sunday before then so I can just crash on the sofa in front of the TV tomorrow night at 9. I've also been tuning into the GoT marathons the HBO channels have been running all week, even though I practically have each episode memorized, lol.


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