Unlike the rest of the free world, I did not watch Game of Thrones last night. This is partially because I no longer have a boyfriend with access to HBO and partially because I was busy replying to student emails with my standard, “The answer IS IN YOUR SYLLABUS!!!”
But I digress.
Game of Thrones was one of the few shows TWD and I both genuinely liked. (Unlike Firefly which I watched only because I was trying to be a girlfriend and figured it would someday lead to us watching Downton Abbey together…)
But I digress again.
As much as I will miss watching Game of Thrones with TWD, I won’t miss how he always over explained everything.
I’d ask just the tiniest question, like, “Wait a sec, is so-and-so sleeping with so-and-so?” and rather than just nodding his head like a normal person (because let’s face it, everyone is always sleeping together on Game of Thrones), he’d pause his TIVO and give me a ten minute history of the House of Lannister.
It drove me crazy. Especially because I was right 9 times out of 10 and just wanted simple “yes” or “no.”
Also, he didn’t like snacking during Game of Thrones. Or ever, really. And that was a problem.
Last but not least, I always had to censor my appreciation of Kahl Drogo when we watched Games of Thrones together. And of Jon Snow. And of that new guy that appeared towards the end of the last season (you know the one, the pretty boy? The one who is or will soon be sleeping with Daenerys?) I don’t know his name but TWD was rather perturbed by my appreciation of him as well.
Now I can appreciate them all I want.
At least in theory… seeing as I’m still stuck without HBO for the time being.