The Sunday Salon: A binge-watching week
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Good morning Saloners! I have been very under the weather all of last week. It didn't help that work was busier than usual and happened to be the one week when I couldn't afford to take time off. I did work just a half day on Friday so that helped quite a bit and I'm hoping for a better week this time.
This week, the husband and I have been watching Game of Thrones on HBO Go. We have caught up with Seasons 1 and 2 and just started watching Season 3. All I can say is, What's wrong with you George Martin? Why do you kill off the good people and leave the world in bad hands. I'm nursing the hope that when the series finally ends, the trends will revert, but with George Martin, who knows. There are some characters like Joffrey Baratheon that drive me insane, so much so that I would love to obliterate him from the books completely. And then there are characters like Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow who make watching this show worth every dime. I really cannot wait to start reading these books - maybe next year is what I keep telling myself.
On the other hand, the return of The Walking Dead hasn't given me much thrill yet. The first two episodes have been very slow, and much as I always credit this show with its amazing character development, there's only so much of teen Carl's angst or creepy Lizzie's actions you can stretch out. I guess I feel the slow pacing acutely because I watched all the episodes until Season 4's mid-season finale, back-to-back, and suddenly, now I'm having to wait for the next episode. I think I prefer binge-watching shows. They keep the excitement running and get rid of the between-episode lulls. But then you are done with the show in a month and then what?
The Free couple of days ago, and this book is seriously amazing. I've heard a few of you rave about it already and I'm glad that I have it to read. What's happening in your corner?