There’s a weird genre dilemma facing science fiction fans this Easter
Do they watch the season finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ or the
season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ first?
For a lot of people, myself included, both events are
happening at exactly the same time.
It’s an interesting conundrum.
I love both shows, but I’m clearly going to have to make a
Had you asked me at the end of season one of ‘The Walking
Dead’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ I would have probably went with ‘Game of Thrones.’
While the first season of TWD was solid, the first season of GOT was actually
Had you asked me at the end of the second season for both
shows – it would have been a harder choice. They both suffered a little from a
sophomore slump. Given how great the first season of GOT was, though, that show’s
second season problems seemed more pronounced.
Still, it’s HBO, so the lack of commercials would be seductive alone.
Going into Sunday, though, I’m actually leaning towards
watching the finale of TWD (and the
final episode of ‘The Talking Dead’) before
I watch the season premiere of GOT -- and that's sacrilege for some people.
Not only has TWD turned into the best show on television
this year, but it’s also bound to have a few high profile deaths in the finale.
With a number of lives hanging in the balance, TWD will probably win for that
Also, it will feel good to put TWD away for the season
before opening GOT up and delving into that deep world again.
I didn’t hate the second season of GOT. I thought there were
some really good aspects to it. It was nowhere near as good as the first
season, though, and it had a lot of unnecessary filler.
I am hopeful that, much like TWD, GOT can regain the magic
it once had. If not, it’s going to be a long and cold winter – and it’s not
going to get any easier to watch if they don’t cut Jon Snow’s flipping hair.
I'm also going to have to avoid my Twitter and Facebook feed for the entire evening -- otherwise I have a certain cousin who will most certainly spoil things for me.
What do you think? Is it ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘The Walking
Dead’ first for you tonight?