[Spoiler warning] This is the second week in a row we've made Game of Thrones the focus of Off Topic, but yeah... yesterday's episode was a humdinger, so I reckon we should have a little space to talk about that. Off topic is as good a place as any.
As always: a few rules. Please don't break them.
1. No book spoilers.
Actually that's the only rule.
And speaking of book spoilers, one night before we went to sleep my wife was reading Game of Thrones. She got all excited and was screaming 'LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED!' in a fit of glee.
I was like... fine just tell me. What she told me back then, almost 18 months ago, was the story of what happened during the Red Wedding, and what happened to Joffrey last night. So basically she spoiled all the best twists of two full seasons of television. It's my own fault, I shouldn't have agreed to it!
But the crazy thing is this: I don't think it's dulled my enjoyment of this show.
I'm a big fan. I tend to be hyper critical of shows — had major issues with Breaking Bad, couldn't even get through one single episode of House of Cards — but I love Game of Thrones, despite some of its flaws.
Yesterday was a great example: great performances all round, great pay off for an arc that had been building ever since the moment Tyrion Lannister slapped Joffrey in the face back in, what was it... episode one of season one?
And that's another thing: the TV show just does such an incredible job of adapting the show. Top notch stuff. Love it.