Keeping up with the ‘Thrones’

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As a girl who grew up reading and watching series like “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings,” I have always lived in a world that’s not quite connected to reality.

In 2011, America became enthralled with the HBO series “Games of Thrones.”

I did not instantly fall in love with the show because a lot of the content was more explicit than I care to watch on a Sunday evening. It wasn’t until the dragons appear later in the program that I reconsidered my decision.

For those of you who are up to date with the series, HBO is currently airing episodes from the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” I, however, try as I might, have not been able to catch up.

The episodes are an hour long without commercials, and they are very detail heavy.

I typically like to work on my computer or scroll through Facebook on my phone while watching television. “Game of Thrones” is so detailed that I am not able to do take my eyes off of the screen because I could miss something I not only want to see, but also need to see in order to understand what happens later in the series.

For the last few years, my life has been so busy with school and multiple jobs that I wasn’t able to fully commit to the show.

After graduating college, I decided last summer I was finally going to watch it and catch up, but even then the episodes were so long that I could barely stay awake when I watched them at night. So because I wasn’t watching them as religiously as I should have, I stopped paying for HBO last year.

This month I started paying for HBO again so that Matt could watch the new episodes, but also so I could finally catch up. In the last week, I have watched more of the show than I have watched in the last five years. I am currently in the first half of the second season.

I already know about a lot of what is going to happen just from social media and not living under a rock for the last few years, but it has been interesting to watch it for myself. (Spoiler ahead.) I am finally watching Joffrey Baratheon be such a little brat, and I am waiting for him to eventually get what he deserves. But in Joffrey’s defense, I guess if my mom and dad were brother and sister I might be a little cranky, too.

I have also decided that I should invest in a long white blond wig, so that I can be Khalessi for Halloween. I am also on the lookout for a dragon dog costume, so Zoe can join me.