No spoilers for season 3, here!! You can read on without any worries. I won’t discuss what happened this past episode, and I won’t go into details. However we do need to address something; I have been addicted to Lost, The Wire, Heroes, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, and many, many more. It’s easy to get sucked into these series because they are so very,very good. (Also from a writers point of view, I have a lot to learn, and some great teachers to teach me this.) Actually the most brilliant scenes in Lost were almost always at the end and made you say: “Shoot, now I HAVE to watch another. I just need to know how it ends.” Right? However I must admit I think Game of thrones is just pure, utterly, and truly evil. Game of Thrones has that uncanny ability of really making you live through what the characters are going through. You know what I mean right? It sounds strange but once you’re hooked, you’ll know that “Winter is Coming” for you too.
However does that mean that Game of Thrones is truly evil? Most of those series that I mentioned earlier, you probably felt connected with at least one of the characters; maybe you were on team Sawyer or Shepard, I personally preferred John Locke, or did you hope that they finally would Save the Cheerleader, Save the World in Heroes? The Wire had so many great characters it might have proven difficult to choose just one. Remember? Bubbles, the junkie,Omar Little, the lovable lonesome gay criminal, Avon Barksdale, the bad ass, and Stringer Bell, the beautiful bad ass?
They already knew that Game of Thrones would come after their title of being best TV show among the public at large. It was said on The Wire:
Dennis ‘Cutty’ wise: The game done changed….
Slim Charles: Game’s the same, just got more fierce.
That definitely holds true for Game of Thrones. No TV series have gone to these territories before, that they are gunning for. No Tv serie has killed of so many main characters. (Find out for yourself who, don’t look on the Internet, it’s just awesome to not know what will happen next.) No serie has, never, not chosen sides before. Therefore there really are no main characters, heroes or villains. Or it could be said that there are a lot of main characters, heroes, and villains, it all depends on how you perceive it. Do you have any favorites? When is the limit that you will stop watching? Game of Thrones could be considered truly evil, because it loves to mess with our feelings like no other serie has ever done before. (Or books for that matter, they might be even more colossal on the brain because of the nature of the beast, a book comes to live in your head instead of before your eyes.)
In the words of George R.R. Martin : “The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.
Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.”
That’s why George actually made Game of Thrones, thornier, meaner, unforgettable and truly fantastic. While ending up with a touch of evil because saying goodbye to your favorite is never easy.
By Georgina Pijttersen