Last weekend was my one week in three when I wasn’t on out of hours support with the day job, so you’d think it would mean for a lazy Sunday. Maybe it was being woken by my housemates at 5:30am (I love them but, by God, I don’t think they’d know what quiet is if it crept up to them and whispered its name in their ear) but I had a busy Sunday. I used the day as part of a weekend to get myself organised and on top of my To-Do list.
I’ll readily admit that my Doctor Who fandom only stretches back to Ecclestone. Actually, that’s not strictly true. As a child I have fleeting recollections of hiding behind the sofa when Tom Baker’s Doctor was on the television. I remember him falling from a pylon or something similar and regenerating into Peter Davidson. I never really watched again after that.
As everyone knows, I’m not the biggest fan of a Song of Fire & Ice. They’re good books and George R R Martin is a rare talent but they just don’t work for me on a level that they do for a lot of people.
But, that said, I’m excited that Game of Thrones is being made into a HBO series. Most fantasy movie or TV Series are cringeworthy. In fact it’s only since Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter that I’ve been able to watch fantasy on the screen.
Game of Thrones looks to join them, with an impressive cast and HBO approaching it with the right attitude. We’ll still have to wait until next year to see it, but I think it’ll be worth the wait