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4/18/2019

How I Got Hooked With Game of Thrones


the heartwarming reunion of Arya and Jon
Two years ago, we moved in to our new home here at the southern part of Davao City. Our village was relatively new. No cable tv and internet connection were available yet at that time in our location. Can you imagine having three teenage kids who would go restless without these things? Internet and cable TV used to be a luxury back in the day but now it’s considered a necessity.

My 2nd son was in his crafty self, downloading episodes of popular tv series and movies so we would at least have some form of entertainment in our new abode. Good thing, it was Christmas vacation, giving them more free time to watch and play. He then downloaded all the previous episodes of Game of Thrones (GOT), alternately playing on the TV screen with another favorite series called Brooklyn 99.

Then it caught my fancy. I easily fell in love with the cinematographic and mind-blowing scenes,  grandiose set and costumes, not to mention the catchy British accent that can be heard from the characters. It felt funny because I used to agree with those who posted Facebook statuses saying,  "I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones..etc.. etc" each time a new season comes on TV. The tables have turned, indeed!

Filmed in several countries in Europe, the much-talked about TV series also brings me to the fantasy world of kingdoms, rulers,  colorful medieval-style battles and way of life. Of course, while it cannot be denied that the show also has its share of highly sexual and bloody violent scenes, my growing fascination for GOT goes far more than that.
Bran Stark

Samwell Tarly, Jon Snow's bestfriend

The Games of Thrones cast is a hodgepodge of personalities.  My personal favorites are Arya Stark, Jon Snow and his bestfriend Sam Tarly, Brienne of Tarth, and many more. I have to admit that I have developed a certain level of attachment to the characters in show the more I watch it episode after episode.
Cersei Lannister, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms

Fast forward to April 14, 2019.  Millions of GOT fans all over the have been waiting for this day, the premier of the Final Season (#8). 

I, myself, was so ecstatic because finally I could watch it via SKYDirect, a cable service of SKYCable using satellite connection. Yes, we finally have it installed at home, thanks to the help of my friends from the cable network (special shoutout to Sir Rex!) :)

Jon and Dany with the dragons
Although I feel nostalgic and sad because GOT is finally coming to an end, I am making the most of the last few episodes (it only has 6!). The season premier last April 14 was so celebrated in social media and I had to re-watch it for a few times to relish my favorite new scenes. I am so glad that SKYCable provides replays of episode 1 daily since last week!

Daenerys Targaryen, mother of Dragons

As for now, I am looking forward to the next thrilling Game of Thrones episodes scheduled every Mondays, 9am Philippine time. 

How about you, are you a GOT fan, too?

--When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die --


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