With the end of season three I thought that I do a quick review of the series. Now let me warn you that I have not finish reading the books quite yet so please do not get on me for that. This is just from the TV Show not about the book.
Now on with the review…
Game of Thrones is basically several different kings fighting for the right to the Iron Throne after the death of the king of the realms. While the civil war is going on, there is an exile princess (now queen) who’s across the sea who tries to find her way back to fight for her right to the Iron throne that was taken from her family and mystical creatures start to approach the kingdom causing threats to the north that are supernatural. Be warned: WINTER IS COMING!
I just got into the show a couple of months ago from a recommendation from a friend. So I went on HBO and I watched it from the very first episode before I saw the latest one. And let me say I was hooked from the very first 30 minutes. It was quickly paced and by the end of the episode it always left you wanting more. I liked that. The only thing that I couldn’t get over is all the NAMES!!!!!! There were so many and I just could keep the straight. When I was trying to explain it to other friends who have not saw the show or read the book it was very difficult. So, I just ended up not talking about the show with them and just with the friends who were going through the things that I was going through. But, after watching the first seasons and half of the second I started to come up with cleaver nicknames for characters that were important to the plot (Father Stark, Mother Stark, King guy, Jon Snow, Baby Stark, Princess Stark, Badass-little girl Stark, Bran badass dragon girl…) As the seasons went on I finally got the names of all the characters and now can tell others about the show. Another thing that I didn’t like about this show is the fact that whenever I get attached to a character and really started to like them, they…(oh I guess I shouldn’t give away too much…)
There is a bunch of gore and nudity but oddly enough I was okay with it. It wasn’t tasteless and it stuck to the plot so it wasn’t like the producers just randomly put it in to get more viewers. I would have to say that within the three seasons there are about two episodes that will make or break the whole show for you. One of them was just predictable, even to those who didn’t read the book beforehand. However, the other on just blindsided me. And let me just say WOW! I have never been in such shock and speechless after watching a show until now…it was just…well you have to watch the show to find out. All in all it was just a wonderful TV show and I will recommend it to EVERYONE that I know! I mean GO if you don’t already watch it you should you don’t know what you are missing out on. And I cannot wait until 2014 when season 4 comes out!
As many of you may know, or not know, I love to watch movies. All types of movies. Well no that’s a lie I hate horror films, but even those scares movies gave me many life lessons that will stick with me forever. Now just because I don’t want this to be about 20 pages longs This particular blog is going to be broken down into three separate posts. This one is going to be what my top 11 movies taught me.
Pretty Woman taught me that all you have to do is be a hooker and you can find prince charming and fall in love. I mean really what am I still doing in school (just kidding). But really Julia Roberts was a street walker who dropped out of school and she still manage to snag Richard Gere.
Titanic taught me that if you really love someone then you should let them freeze to death in the middle of the ocean right after you sleep with him. I mean really Rose had the chance to get on a life boat but she chose to stay with Jack. Romantic I know, but it would be more romantic if too would of died along with him. But no, she got on the door or whatever the thing was and she lived.
Talking about movies that had Leonardo Dicaprio in it. Romeo and Juliet taught me that you should just defy your family’s wishes and go off with someone you love and just die. I mean I know that it’s one of the greatest love story’s in history, but really thing about it, was it really a love story? I mean think about it. It’s about a thirteen year old female, Juliet, and a seventeen year old male, Romeo. I mean they were children. Hormone crazed children who just defied their parent’s wishes and in the end many, many people died. None of that seemed romantic to me.
The Notebook taught me that I will never look as hot as Rachael McAdam’s did kissing in the rain. I have tried the whole kissing in the rain thing expecting that it would of been similar to the scene in The Notebook, but boy was I wrong. It was nothing like it. It was cold and wet and I couldn’t breath and makeup was running all down my face. It was horrible.
Atonement taught me that you could be a best selling author if you just send an innocent boy to jail because you thought that you saw something that really wasn’t true. Also, if you ruin something you can always rewrite the mistake and sell it.
Pirates of the Caribbean taught me that I should go the Caribbean more because there are very hot pirates there.
Saved! taught me that if you wanted to “save” your boyfriend from eternal damnation all you have to do is sleep with them and become pregnant. I mean that fixes things every time.
Easy A taught me that acting like a slut is just worse as actually being one. Also, it taught me that if you really want to help someone who’s not cool or being bullied you just go around school telling people that you slept with them; even if you didn’t.
Harry Potter taught me that I wasn’t cool enough to get accepted into Hogwarts.
The Mummy taught me that, “no harm comes from reading a book.” Yeah and then a mummy comes to life and then tries to kill the whole world. So remember…. ” You mustn’t read from the BOOK!!!!” (Just Kidding… I do not advocate for people not to read…Reading= fun)
Lastly, in light of the upcoming election, The Hunger Games taught me that the government has all the power. And we as citizens don’t really.
That time is finally near. The time where you see heart shaped balloons, in every store, which would read some affectionate saying. Or over-size teddy bears and mushy cards to show how much you love the person you are with. Where people who are single complain about not having anyone to spend this romantic day with. And where couples plan a romantic outing. But really thinking about it; where in the world did this overly commercialized holiday originate from? Because I for one know for a fact that the Ancient Romans did not go around on February 14th sending love letters and boxes of chocolates to the one that he/she adores. So I did a little digging on the internet and I found out that really no one even knows where this Holiday came from. Shocker, I know. So here is my theory. I believe that Valentine’s Day is a day that greeting cards and other commercialized companies made up for us consumers to feel like we are obligated to show our love and affection by stimulating the economy in a certain way; for whether it be by buying chocolates, flowers, cards, teddy bears, it really doesn’t matter. However, my thing is you really shouldn’t need a specific day to force you to show that you love someone and care about them. You should just do it automatically. Furthermore, buying a person something doesn’t make them love you anymore or less. You should not love someone based off of the amount that they spend on you on this pointless holiday. Love them for who they are and how they treat you. Love them all day, every day. Not just one day out of the year. That’s my advice to you. Don’t wait until February to spread the love do it every month 365 days of the year. And for all you single people out there wishing that you had someone to share this holiday with remember you do. Share it with the ones you love the most, your friends and family. I hope everyone has a pleasant Valentine’s day!
You sit down curled up by the fireplace on a frosty winter’s eve within your hands you have an untold adventure that you are about to take voyage on. You open the book, close your eyes and take into the fresh smell of the unknown that has yet to be discovered. You start to read and within your head you start to see a silent movie. You are fully emerged into the book and forget about everything that is around you. It is just you, the characters, and this new journey that you have created. The characters are exactly how you imagine them out to be and nothing has changed. For the next couple of hours you have control over what and when things happened within this mini movie. No time constriction, no movie budget, no overpaid actors; just you, the novel, and your mind’s eye.
Now the same setting, you sit down by the fireplace on a frosty winter’s eve but this time within your hands you now hold a movie. This movie happens to be the same movie of your favorite novel. You’ve read this novel many, many times and already know what will make it a great movie. You pop the movie into the Blu-ray player and press play. Opening credits are over and the movie has started. Then boom you then see an overly paid actress that doesn’t look anything like what the main character is supposes to look like. Throughout the next two hours you sit there watching Hollywood’s take on a great novel. Mind you they are messing it up, horribly. After the fake happily ever after and the credits start to roll in with a top 40 pop song that has nothing to do with the movie or the book for that matter plays making you forget about how disappointed you are on how they made this great novel into something that would be “sell-able” to American’s youth, you start to think: why and what was the point?
How many times have you’ve been excited to see a movie of a book that you just finished reading? Now, how many times can you say that after you’ve seen that movie you were just disappointed in how much they changed and left out? For me, that happens a lot. I have gotten into this horrible habit where I read a book, fall in love with said book, then a couple of months the movie comes out, get really excited about seeing it, go see it, and just sit in the theater making a mental list on what they change and what was not right and what they should have done to make the movie even better. Exhausting to say the least, I know. It has gotten so bad my friends just won’t go to the movies with me if it is based on a book. I understand that in making a movie there is a time constriction and money issues and they can’t afford to put in all the small details that the novel has but really you can at least get the characters right. For example, in the novel Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Savannah was supposed to be a brunette, and Amanda Seyfried is defiantly not a brunette. But hey, I guess they put that little change in to get more guys to watch the movie because we girls had Channing Tatum to distract us from the many, many things that they changed from the novel. Now I know you may be thinking: hey, you go to the movies to enjoy what is playing not to give a critical review on how precise the movie is and really how many of us actually read the book.
But that is just it. Why would you see a movie that is based on a book if you never read the book? I remember I was waiting in line to go see The Help in theater and overheard some girls who could not be older than fifteen talking about the book. One girl asked whether the other actually read the book and the other just laughed and said: no why would they read the book, it was too long and plus they can just see the movie and the movies are just like the books. It took all I had to not turn around and tell the two girls that the books are nothing like the movies. That they book are better and explain the characters better than a movie could ever do in the two hours which they run for. After the movie I overheard the same two girls complaining on how the movie was just bad and confusing. This time I just laughed because I know that they missed out of something amazing just because they did not take the time out from they’re oh so busy life to actually pick up a book and read. It’s so sad how some people think that just because a book is also a movie means that it just going to just like it. But hey, that is enough on what I think on that matter. I want to hear from you…