Day: 02/06/2015

08 “Hardhome” (Game of Thrones season 5) [SPOILERS]

game of thrones season 5

I’ve seen more than a few people say that they’re no longer watching Game of Thrones, for more than a few different reasons.

Some I can understand. If you actually don’t enjoy it, then fair enough. One of the most common reasons is dislike of the violence, particularly towards women, that the show displays. I get the discomfort, really I do. But I also question what they thought they were watching, when they first set out. It isn’t a new facet, at any rate.

The other, even more perplexing, reason that I’ve heard is that it’s too bleak, it’s too hopeless. Which is, frankly, bizarre. We are coming to the end of the fifth season in what looks set to be a seven-season story arc. Of course things are bleak and hopeless now. We’re coming into the darkest moment before the dawn. That’s how basic conflict in storytelling works.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)