Jul 03

Winter Has Finally Come: Game of Thrones Season 7

daenerys and dragons

Two more weeks and the winter we have all been waiting for has finally come.  Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16, 2017.  The last time we see the characters, one is preparing to to defend the land from white walkers, one has lost everything to gain the iron throne, and one is sailing to war with 3 beautiful dragons.

Part of me is glad I didn’t read the books, yet another part of me already wants to know what we have to look forward to in this supposed 2nd to the last season.  I’m sure fans have seen the trailer and saw bits and pieces of teasers.  Cersei now sits on the iron throne after she loses her last child last season.  How can a ruthless woman with nothing more to lose be defeated?  And there is that ever lingering question in everyone’s mind.  Will Jamie stay by her side after everything that has happened?

But how do you defend against the Mother of Dragons?  Dany now sails on her way to claim her birthright with 3 full-grown dragons in tow.  The dragons look magnificent.  This season, we are promised more screen time for the dragons.  Fighting beside her is Tyrion Lannister and Lord Varys.

On the other hand, we have the reluctant hero Jon Snow whose only objective is to protect the 7 kingdoms from the coming storm.  How does he defend a kingdom from monsters that cannot die?  While he prepares to fight the real enemies, everyone else is killing each other to sit on the most coveted throne in the land.

It has been weeks now with nothing decent on TV.  Everything on has been nothing but mediocre.  Outcast fell flat on its face with the story not going anywhere.  American Gods with its 8 episodes felt like  a teaspoon of peanut butter spread over  a whole loaf of bread.  Just when it picked up, the season was already over.  Season 2 of The Preacher has started . . . but I still don’t get it.  The best series that came out the past weeks was Sense8, but Netflix has decided to cancel.  Yes, I know $9 million per episode is tough to pursue.  But if the Iron Fist goes beyond 2 seasons, I am cancelling my subscription.

The dry spell will be over soon.  But I keep reminding myself it is going to be the shortest season of GoT.  Previous seasons felt like they were over in a blink of an eye.  How much shorter will 7 episodes feel?  Regardless, I am still thankful GoT will at least finish to 8 seasons.

Let’s see what the winter brings . . .

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