Originally Posted by Taxcheat
I hope you don't like Game of Thrones, because the eight-season 4k boxset is going to gobble a few TB.
I do have a bunch of series (Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, etc), but I have no desire to burn GoT.
I read a lot of books, and most of it is SciFi. I bounce through genres, styles, authors, etc, and (according to Goodreads) average just over 45 books a year, over the last 7 -8 years. I started the first book of GoT when it was initially released, and can say w/ 99% certainty that it's the only book I put down w/o finishing. Ever. In my life.
I know a lot of folks that love his books, some for the very reasons I can't stand them, and that's cool. To each his/her own.
When the HBO series started, I loved it. I mean I thought it was a 180 degree improvement from the books. As the seasons wore on, I started getting more and more annoyed about the lack of storyline progress, and too much (and too thinly veiled) politics. Mostly it just started draaaaaaging on every episode, with 2 mins of cliffhanger at the end to drag me back next week (Helloooo Walking Dead?). I was grateful for the last season, that it finally wrapped things up, but it just wasn't good. It was pretty easy to guess what would happen in plot lines, by expecting either what would annoy me most, or what would be inline with his political ideologies. The ONLY thing I liked was the very end, where all the warriors were put out to pasture, and the politicians took over. Super annoying, but I found it funny and real.
I think the best thing he's written was the 2014 Dorkly Open Letter to Fans. Oh, and that probably wasn't him.
BTW: How big is the total series?