STU SAYS

The Leader (Tasman) - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

I’m no­body’s idea of a TV re­viewer but I can’t re­sist writ­ing a short love song to Game of Thrones.

Don’t panic, no spoil­ers.

I just need to vent since dis­ap­point­ingly a lot of my col­leagues don’t watch it and they just nod po­litely if I start wind­ing on about it.

Some peo­ple can’t get past the no­tion that it’s fan­tasy and can be a little bit of a grind to sit through.

And ad­mit­tedly the whole thing of hastily dis­patch­ing key char­ac­ters can be a bit off-putting.

But even in the golden age of tele­vi­sion where we’re lit­er­ally drown­ing in op­tions, aside from test rugby, this still stands out as one of the most com­pelling and vis­ceral ways to spend and hour in front of the TV.

If you haven’t al­ready taken the plunge there are now seven sea­sons to im­merse your­self in that’ll roll in at some­where around 100 hours or so.

You might want to spread it out over a cou­ple of weeks; tak­ing on the whole thing would ex­act a fairly heavy emo­tional toll. I have to watch it early oth­er­wise I have trou­ble get­ting to sleep.

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