Full disclosure up front. I’ve never seen an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, this goes in the stack of DVD boxed sets of series television gold such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and West Wing that I have never seen in their entirety. Before you get up and leave the room, I have seen every episode of Spooks, Hustle, Doc Martin, House of Cards, the original, Doctor Who, Death in Paradise, Father Brown, New Tricks, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and, of course, Downton Abbey and Sherlock. So, I do have the ability to either binge watch or hang with something weekly from an appointment television standpoint. It’s just that there are only so many hours in the day, unfortunately. That said, I am watching Fargo currently so I’m not a total lost cause.
For the millions of Game of Thrones fans out there, I’m well aware that there are a few spoilers in the upcoming promo which gives us our first look at Sherlock co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, who plays Tycho Nestoris in this coming Sundays episode. So, if you’re not up-to-speed with series 4 as of yet, you may not want to watch or read on just yet.
Danaerys’s dragons are back…
In this week’s episode, titled “The Laws of Gods and Men”, Gatiss plays Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Bravos who, as you can see, is having a lovely chat with Stannis Baratheon about…money. Also in Sundays episode, there is Yara Greyjoy’s attempted rescue of her brother Theon (Reek) from the Dreadfort and the clutches of Ramsay Snow, the “Bastard of Bolton”, Tyrion’s trial for the murder of King Joffrey and some seriously pretty cool looking dragons.
I may have to rethink putting this on the ‘I’ll get to this someday’ stack. Game of Thrones, series 4 episode 6, airs this Sunday (Mother’s Day) on HBO and Monday at 9p on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a boxed set of the first three seasons of Game of Thrones…just a thought.