not as in “have“
Many know GOT as Game of Thrones now.
Which game though?
The books or the T.V. show?
Seems there are two different games afoot.
I only know this from hearing about the T.V. show.
You see I haven’t watched it.
Gasp… yes I am the one.
I did read the books, I read them with the intent of then watching the T.V. show.
I really prefer to read the books for any movie or T.V. show/series before watching. The books are just always better. Well except for one. How to train your dragon, the movie was much better than the tiny short story that they made it from. This is the only experience I have had where this is the case.
I loved the first book of the series. Game of Thrones. GOT. I couldn’t put it down. I am glad it was on my e-book, to not put down a book with over one thousand pages… is hard on your arms…
The next one was good, not as great but good, this became the case with each of them. I read the next book in the series with great expectations, the third as well, I read them quite quickly, then it became more of a chore, favorite characters were having major troubles… I am not going to spoil with any clues, just major troubles.
After reading the last book available, it seems we have a very long wait for the next installment in the series, I lost interest in watching the T.V. show, I am not even sure if I want to read the next book. I will, but I am sure more disappointment will follow.
Oh not everything is a bed of roses, I know this, but the books are for entertainment, it is nice to be contented when reading them.
It seems this theme follows the TV show (I am tired of putting the dots in T.V.).
Disappointment. The writers of the series have branched away from the books. Considerably. Changing most everything it seems. I don’t know how the much desired and craved next book in the series will work its way into the TV plot. I know the producers were pressuring Mr. Slow Writer to hurry up, but now, I doubt he needs to write another book, it won’t make any sense. I think the TV producers have outwitted him, made him redundant, what he writes now is not needed, they can continue without him.
But will any one watch?
Oh you are nodding your head… wait are you dozing off?
Ratings for this tv series (I got tired of capitalizing TV) were very strong the first few seasons, they grew and maintained their levels through each season, as in they did not drop… until this past season.
This is season 5, the premier in April had eight million viewers. Apparently record breaking numbers. I would have thought the number to be higher, but what do I know. The second episode lost over a million viewers. By number six.. it was down to 6.2 million. oh oh a trend.
Wouldn’t that make the producers go… oh oh, people are losing interest we should see why and change it.
Episode 7…. 5.4 million
HBO doesn’t seem worried, they think a new streaming service is just misconstruing the numbers. It has nothing to do with people being dissatisfied with the show…. Did they work for target?
The last episode saw some 7 million viewers, I wonder how many were happy with the final show. How many will watch next year, I bet most will for the first show or two, but if they keep making everyone unhappy, the cooking channel is going to have record viewers.
Hey HBO….. winter is coming….