Television: Why I Don't Cover Game of Thrones

I sometimes get asked whether I watch Game of Thrones, and if so why don't I write about it the way I do other shows? The answer to the first question is: I do watch it. Kind of. I'm not riveted the way so many other people seem to be. I get kind of annoyed with the show, actually. For a lot of reasons I won't bother to get into here.

So then why don't I write about it? Well, for one thing there's already so much out there, so many people writing about it, and they delve way deeper than I could be arsed to. And a lot of them have read the books, too. I tried. I got maybe three pages in and just couldn't be arsed on that end either.

I'm a Game of Thrones dilettante, I guess. I'm not into the books, and I'm also not into the show enough to throw theories and such around. I don't care enough to rehash every minute. I probably only care about half of the story lines at any given time. I'm curious to see how it all ends, but sometimes the getting there feels like a slog. Like I have to get through a lot of muck, but I have faith I'll be rewarded in the end.

Let's hope so, anyway.

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