When Game of Thrones first came out back in 2010, it took all my willpower to refrain from watching each new episode. I’d learned my lesson over the years: the long wait, week after week, would be excruciating. Instead, I patiently waited for the season finale and then spent a long weekend devouring the entire first season.
If, like me, you’re no fan of the superhero genre, then this is definitely the show for you.
To clarify: I don’t read comic books, I’m not a sci-fi enthusiast and I haven’t watched any of the Avengers movies or the Daredevil series. I would categorize Nolan’s phenomenal Batman adaptations (the only Batman movies I have actually watched) as action-adventure-thrillers; the only reason I watched the first instalment of Iron Man was Robert Downey Jr, and when my godson wanted a birthday cake featuring the Incredible Hulk I had to look up a picture for reference. I’m so uninitiated in the superhero genre that David Carradine’s monologue on Kill Bill: Vol. 2 incredibly insightful.