Last year a fellow Sprocket Ink writer got me hooked on Game of Thrones. I watched the first two seasons with glee, and then read the five books that have been released, to date (The saga, for anyone interested in reading them, is actually called A Song of Ice and Fire). Then I got my husband watching the first two seasons, and then I got him hook on the books as well. To put a finer point on my argument here, this is the first time in many years of marriage that I’ve seen my husband read a piece of fiction!
It’s been hard waiting all these months for the show to return. Many of my friends are enlightening human beings who do not pay for such things as HBO or cable or even have televisions. They do things like read and spend time with their children and are, generally, more productive than me. Sadly, for them, they aren’t seeing one of the best and most complex pieces of fantasy fiction to grace the small screen. If you have not yet tuned in to the show, I strongly suggest that you get the first two seasons (available both at iTunes and on DVD, now)—and yes, I know it’s hella expensive—but it’s totally worth it. This story is the type of fiction where I downloaded all five of the released books onto my iPhone and then every time I could string two minutes of free time together, you would find me reading.
Now, in anticipation, they’ve released 12 posters and an extended trailer for Season Three:
Yeah—that’s right. There’s zombies and dragons and princesses and fighting and ‘adult’ scenes and knights and murder plots and Peter Dinklage playing the role of Tyrion Lannister—which is the best character written in a piece of fiction, ever, in my opinion.
Also? For those of you who have already read the books or follow the show, the titles of the season three episodes have been leaked:
Ep. 301 — “Valar Dohaeris”
Ep. 302 — “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
Ep. 303 — “Walk of Punishment”
Ep. 304 — “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
Ep. 305 — “Kissed By Fire”
Ep. 306 — to be determined
Ep. 307 — “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”
Ep. 308 — to be determined
Ep. 309 — “The Rains of Castamere”
Ep. 310 — “Mhysa”—this supposedly means “mother” in low Valerian
Season Three of GoT will premiere on HBO on Sunday, March 31st. Tell me, are you a fan of the show? Will you be tuning in? And if so, who is YOUR favorite character?