In Praise of the Languid Pace of ‘Game of Thrones’

Some very mild spoilers for the first half of the fifth season of Game of Thrones below.

It's a complaint I see pop up from time to time on social media whilst watching the latest season of Game of Thrones: "nothing is happening," "when will we get to the action," "what are we waiting for," etc. I have to say: I just don't get it.

I mean, I get it. We all like big, bravura action sequences, such as the Battle of Blackwater or the Wildlings' assault on the Wall. We wailed during the Red Wedding and pumped our fists during the Purple Wedding. We want dragons and second sons and Dothraki horse lords. I get it.

However, despite the fact that, sure, nothing has really happened so far this season—I mean, seriously guys, it took five episodes for Stannis to move out...

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May 11th 2015
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