I was never a mark for GAME OF THRONES. Some of my friends consider this surprising, knowing what they know about me. I read the first book and enjoyed it well enough. It was extremely well written. Yet it didn’t “grab” me the way some stories do, the way it would have had to in order for me to want to read the second (and third and fourth and fifth…). I simply don’t care about the politics that make up a hefty chunk of the story. Politics bore me—even Fantasy world politics.
I decided to go back and watch all the episode featuring the Night King though. Ice Revenants I can get into. The zombies they create, I can get into. Dragons, I’m down with. Watching *just* those episodes, and judging the story just on those episodes, I dig it. I dig it a lot.
It didn’t matter that I didn’t know who a lot of the characters were. I figured things out soon enough. And I’ve seen enough of the show now to understand why so many fans hated the way the series ended. The writers pulled a swerve, deviating from the way the story was headed, and it didn’t work. But I don’t really care about that. I was only there for the dragons and zombies.
That scene where Snow and his cohorts are trapped on the ice by the zombies, and then the dragons show up and burn the zombies, but the Night King kills one of the dragons, only to resurrect it. Now that’s some good stuff, right there! If the entire series had been like that, I would’ve been watching it every week.