Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saga, GoT and spoilers

We started onto the second season in our Game of Thrones rewatch, but only got one episode in. I suppose it's to be expected, coming back after the inter-season break, that there'd be a lot of setup and refresh in the first episode, but when you only finished the first episode yesterday it's a little plodding. Thank goodness it's so brilliantly-written, shot and acted.

I also re-read all of Saga so far in preparation for the new issue tomorrow. That's my third time reading it end-to-end; I always forget how short individual chapters are when reading the first trade volume, but things just fly past when I'm reading the digital copies.

With the new season of GoT starting soon, it's getting tougher to avoid everything about it; I really want everything to be new while I'm watching it. I'm excited to see where it goes, and much like Saga I'm well aware by this point that nothing is sacred. The big difference, of course, is that there are no potential Saga spoilers to avoid - I've read everything there is to read.

So yeah, I've seen all of the Game of Thrones TV show so far, but it seems nearly impossible for a discussion about the show to completely avoid comparisons to the books - which invariably leads to some very suggestive phrasings that, while not outright spoilers, can have heavy hints about where things are going.

Which is why I'm avoiding everything about it.

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