What a week it’s been. Due to situations within my personal life, I have been spending a ton of time locked in my room. With all of this sudden free time on my hands, you would think I would have gotten a ton of articles done. Well you would be wrong.
Instead, I decided to start watching Game of Thrones for the first time. What a journey I have decided to embark on. First of all, the show is absolutely awesome. I just finished the first season and I am absolutely hooked.
The complex names and relationships were a bit difficult to keep track of for the first few episodes, but boy once I figured out who was who, I was HOOKED. The really interesting thing about this first season, is how low of a budget they seem to have.
For the first few episodes, it feels like a soap opera. A drama told through tons of dialogue and not a lot action. The writing is so great that you find yourself not even needing giant fight scenes or CGI dragons. The actors are tremendous, they really make you feel immersed in the time period and this fictional world.
As the episodes go along in the first season, we start to see more action. We get to witness the complicated relationships between the characters get even more complex. I’m very glad that I have been able to just sit down and practically binge the entire season, so that I don’t forget anything from the episode before.
Watching Game of Thrones now is a bit strange, as I am extremely late to party. However, I think that is going to be more helpful as I get to the later seasons. When people were going crazy for the seasons as they came out, having watch parties and talking about the show on a weekly basis; they became very disappointed with the final seasons.
I have the benefit of not expecting too much out of them, since I already know how disappointing they were upon release. So I am going through the series enjoying it for what it is. Not for what it could be, as so many fans did in the past.
Before I had started watching Game of Thrones this week, I had actually started watching the Netflix show ‘Peaky Blinders.’ Another period drama that has a huge fan base. I finished the first season in just over a day, and really enjoy it.
I have taken a break before starting season 2 in order to watch Game of Thrones. But once I finish the series, I’m looking forward to throwing myself right back into Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders has done what shows like Sons of Anarchy have done before, which is make me want to start my own gang.
I always think it’s a good idea, but then I remember that in real life, it is a lot easier to get caught. Or killed. Either way, I love Peaky Blinders and I am excited to see how the story goes in the rest of the series.
Other things that I have been doing this week, is running a Greatest Actor/Actress tournament on the Exciting Incident instagram. The tournament is a collection of some of the greatest actors and actresses acting today. However, with only so many spots, I missed out on a ton of great actors and actresses for the tournament.
Maybe I will do another tournament after this one is done, and put the winner of this one up against a whole new bracket of amazing talent. If you want to participate in the tournament, voting takes place each day! So go jump in!
So that is what I have been doing and watching for this week! What have you guys been up to? Tell us about it!