It’s going to be a short post today, my friends. There are no premieres tomorrow night, but we’re gearing up to a really awesome one next Monday, I promise. That’s going to be one of the best nights of television you experience all year (assuming you heed my advice about what to watch), so fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy night.
In the meantime, Saturday is, not surprisingly, something of a dead zone for TV. But Game of Thrones will be back before too long, so if you’ve missed the boat on the show, now’s a good a time as any to catch up. Use tomorrow to track down the first two seasons on DVD or whatever means you can, trying your absolute hardest to act within the law. Then fill up a flagon of ale, and settle in for a marathon viewing so that you’ll be caught up once new episodes start airing on HBO on March 31. It simply won’t do to appear baffled when your friends are chatting and saying things like, “I can’t believe what the Imp did last night!” or debating whether Diana Rigg (playing the Queen of Thorns in the new season) is more of a badass than Maggie Smith over on Downton Abbey.
You could also read the books in George R.R. Martin’s series, though that will take a LOT longer and involves slogging through a lot of descriptions of medieval-style feasts and detailed accounts of how long it takes to travel a long distance on a horse (spoiler: a while).