Second Update, April 6 2014
Season 4 is starting tonight and Chico and I don’t get HBO here in Canada. So we’re patiently waiting to be able to watch it by some other (TOTALLY LEGAL) means.
Please, please, pretty pleeeeeeeease, say nothing!
First Update, May 9 2013
I feel it necessary to inform you that the madness has only intensified.
A colleague offered to put all of seasons 1 and 2 on my external hard drive. Chico went away on a long business trip, but when he got back we delved back into the world of Game of Thrones and polished off season 2 in short order.
Now we’re catching up on season 3, though we’re experiencing less of a sense of urgency this time. We’re just as hooked as ever, but I suppose we have managed to discipline ourselves enough not to rush our viewings. Pretty soon we’ll have caught up and we’ll have to wait a whole week for a new episode, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
In other news, this morning I dreamed about Game of Thrones again. This time it also involved the blonde chick and dragons, but I was the blonde chick and I was threatening everyone with my dragons. Sounds like something I would do.
Game of Thrones is Taking Over My Life
I can’t do anything. I cannot blog, I cannot read, I cannot SLEEP.
I must watch “Game of Thrones”.
I have been sucked into the vortex of addiction to this TV series. Chico and I had never seen it. Then, in anticipation of the new season, ShowCase started showing it from the beginning of season one.
We didn’t get ShowCase, and in a move that sealed my fate, I went online and switched it for some useless channel we never watched. It was showing at 10:00pm on Fridays (way past my bedtime) so I set it to record.
What. A. Mistake.
I invited Chico to watch with me, and pretty soon we were hooked. For a few weeks, we watched the episodes as they aired, enjoying it but not feeling sucked in.
But then, one fateful night, we finished an episode (I cannot even remember which one now) and Chico said, “Shall we see if we can watch another episode online?”
That question was what led to our downfall, and I blame my Chico entirely. He started fiddling around on the iPad and located the next episode. It was already late, and I said, “We can start watching it but I need to go to sleep” (I really do need my beauty rest).
Bah! Fat chance! We watched the whole episode, of course! By the time we finished it was past midnight and I don’t know about you folks but I REQUIRE a good solid 8 hours of sleep.
Since then, we have watched one episode per evening (it’s been three days), but that’s only because the links take forever to load on the iPad.
The other night, I HAD A DREAM ABOUT GAME OF THRONES. It featured men in eyeliner riding horses and blondes and swords and dragons and perhaps more but I can’t be sure. It was like the story continued in my sleep and I woke up muddled between what had actually happened in the series and what had happened in my dream.
The madness will only stop when I have seen all of seasons one and two, and somehow caught up on season three (we don’t get HBO… Yet…).
In the meantime: IF YOU SPOIL ANYTHING, I WILL CURSE YOU TO AN ETERNITY OF DIAL-UP INTERNET CONNECTION.