Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Winter is Coming"*

(Well, actually, I was hoping that winter is ending, but...)

I started watching HBO's "Game of Thrones" recently. LOVE IT!  I am really glad that I started now instead of earlier when I would have had a longer wait until the next series starts. (This must be how all the "Downton Abbey" newbies feel! And another reason why "series binging" is both a good thing and a bad thing.)

You know that you are a Brit tv/movie addict when you can ID Tara Fitzgerald's voice in a 10 second "Game of Thrones" advert. (I read on IMDB that she is going to be in series 3.)

Photo credit: BBC America on Facebook
You also know you are a Brit tv/movie movie addict when you get excited that a "Downton Abbey"/"Game of Thrones" person (Iain Glen) is on "Ripper Street" with the "Ripper Street" man (Jerome Flynn) from "Game of Thrones"! Worlds (or in this case, fandoms) collide!

And, yes, I have been watching "Game of Thrones" playing a mega game of "Name that Brit" with myself.  (Hello, Tonks! Hello man from Doctor Who "Tooth and Claw"! [There were 3 of those.])  The best one was when I learned that Dagmer Cleftjaw, the guy helping Theon Grayjoy (Alfie Allen), was Chris Finch from "The Office (UK)" (Ralph Ineson). That was making me NUTS! (Thanks, IMDB!)  Of course, the drawback to this is that I don't bother learning the "Game of Thrones" characters' names. I keep calling them "Ripper Street Guy" or "Full Monty Guy" or "Doctor Who Guy" or "Boromir" (just kidding about that - love you, Sean Bean!)

* The motto of House Stark. Sean Bean plays Ned Stark. I actually learned that one.


  1. Ooh, you just reminded me that GOT season two came out today! We don't subscribe to HBO, so we have to wait until they come out to buy/rent. That said, we will be binge-watching season two for the next week. :-)

  2. Tonks! That's who that is! I thought she looked familiar, but didn't put it together until I read this.
    Just watched ep2 last night--an entire episode without dragons is unacceptable! It's a tough call, but DT is my outright favorite. An entire hour without her!
    Have you read the books?

    1. I was bummed about no DT in the last episode too! She rocks and dragons rock extra!!

      I am taking a 19th century literature class right now so no reading for me other than Dickens, Elliot, and Trollope, but I bought all of the books and as soon as my last paper is turned in, I am going to do an immersion in the books!!



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