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Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or don’t watch TV — then you probably know that HBO just premiered the first episode of its “Game of Thrones” Season 4 last Sunday to record-breaking ratings. That’s to be expected from a show with this much hoopla and media frenzy surrounding it.
With those kinds of numbers, HBO would be nuts if they didn’t guarantee the show’s creators additional seasons. And proving that they are not, in fact, nuts, HBO has officially announced the renewal of “Game of Thrones” for two more years, thus making it almost as anti-climactic as when AMC renewed its “The Walking Dead” for additional seasons given that show’s juggernaut ratings.
So yes, kids, now you can watch the dragon lady wander around the desert fighting slave traders for another three years, while evil people do evil deeds in King’s Landing, and remnants of beheaded good guy Ned’s brood sort of, well, wander around and such. (There be lots of wanderin’ in this show!)
There will be some progress for some of the characters, though, and a lot of comeuppance to be had, most of it in this year alone.
But I know what you’re wondering: when will the ice zombies and the dragon lady and the people at King’s Landing finally come together? Um, I have no idea. At this rate, Season 7 or 8, maybe? Or 9? Your guess is as good as mine, folks.
Frankly, I don’t think even George R.R. Martin, the guy who wrote the books that the show is based on, knows what’s going to happen, either. Except for weiners. Apparently George R.R. Martin knows a lot about weiners. Right, “South Park”?