by Jenna Tucker
For the majority of grad school the only time I had for the good ole’ boob tube was during dinner or when I was being a terrible procrastinator. Now that my thesis is in the stage that requires large amounts of time in the hands of my adviser for editing and I am down to one part-time job, I have more time than I know what to do with. So, I finally used my HBO membership that my roommate made me have and started Game of Thrones…
And then finished Game of Thrones, or rather, I am up to date.
Let’s just think about that for a second. There are three whole seasons, and each episode is an hour long. So that’s a mere 30 hours. Season 4 is up to five episodes, so another five hours. And I did this in two weeks. So, in two weeks I spent 35 hours watching GoT. That is 2,100 minutes or 126,000 seconds. Man, my life is exciting.
Arya is my favorite because let’s face it, she is a badass. Daenerys is pretty cool. (And she and Jon Snow are dating in real life…CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE THOSE BABIES?!) But, there is one character who I am probably EXACTLY like in real life, for better or worse:
Ygritte! Ah my sarcastic, yet vulnerable soul sister.
So, do I regret my recent marathon binge? Nah. I am always slow to get into shows that people rave about for some reason. I have spent so much time reading articles and getting smart that I didn’t want everyone to start getting jealous of my new found knowledge, so I took a break. I enter the real world again soon, so who knows what my television binging abilities will be then?