Game of Thrones is a major hit TV show on HBO and if you haven’t heard of it, it is very likely that you have been living under a rock. I hear people ask, “What is so great about Game of Thrones?” and “Why is it such a big deal?” Well, I am here to tell you why I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones and reasons why you should start watching it.
I will start by saying, it is NOT for the faint of heart. If you don’t like fighting, gore, sex scenes, nudity, amazing story lines or smoking hot actors, then this show is not for you. But, if you like some or any of those things, I highly recommend that you start binge watching Game of Thrones! It seems to have too many story lines going on at once, but they all connect in some way and eventually characters will cross paths in very unexpected ways. I will also warn you, not to get too attached to the characters (but it is really difficult not to) because they may die on the show. Now, moving on to the reasons I think you should watch Game of Thrones.
1. Spectacular Writing
Game of Thrones has the most amazing, intriguing, and extraordinary story lines. Saying that it is “very well written,” would be an understatement! No two stories or characters are the same and the writers have done a phenomenal job ensuring each character has their own unique twist and importance in Game of Thrones. There are so many plot twists, it is unpredictable!
2. Incredible Settings and CGI (computer generated imagery)
There are several places that Game of Thrones will take you throughout the show, The North, Kings Landing, Dorne, Essos, and Braavos, to name a few. The climates range from hot deserts to blistering cold, freeze your ass off. No matter where Game of Thrones will take you, you will not be disappointed! The locations are astounding! The CGI in Game of Thrones is exceptional! There are Direwolves (very large wolves), dragons, giants, and enormous battles. There are also zombie like creatures called White Walkers and they are scary as hell! The use of CGI in Game of Thrones is beyond amazing!
3. The Head-spinning Character Development
Like any other series, Game of Thrones has good guys, bad guys and people you just don’t know how to feel about. But, Game of Thrones takes it to the next level! There are honorable men and women, like Eddard Stark and Brienne of Tarth. There are also sneaky and conniving characters, like Petyr Baelish (AKA Little Finger). Then you have the characters that are such monsters, you love to hate them, like Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsey Bolton. Many of the characters go through some pretty drastic character development, which can make you change your mind on whether you like them or hate them. You will actually start to care for some of the characters! Most of the girls/women in Game of Thrones are strong, independent and just bad-ass! This doesn’t even skim the surface of the amount of characters or the influence they have on one another.
4. Smoking Hot Guys and Gals
What show wouldn’t be complete without a line up of beautiful people, who also happen to get naked ;). It’s not just a few good-looking people, it is a long list, folks. Here is my personal list of male actors: Jon Snow, Khal Drogo, Oberyn Martel, Jaime Lannister, Gendry, Robb Stark, Loras Tyrell, Kaario Naharis, Grey Worm, Bronn, and Jorah Mormont. List of gals: Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Margaery Tyrell, Shae, Ygritte, Ellaria Sand, Missandei, Meera Reed, Talisa Maegyr and Yara Greyjoy. Seriously, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to look up some of these characters.
5. Mind Blowing Plot Twists
You never know what is coming next! Every episode leaves you with questions or several scenarios that could play out twelve different ways! It is amazing how unpredictable Game of Thrones continues to be, even after seven seasons. They always leave us wanting more!
Bonus reason: It Is Freaking Awesome!