the decision i have to make is whether to read about the episode on wikipedia before watching it or read about the episode after i've watched it. so far i'm reading about the episode after watching it and even then, i'm usually confused and end up with about 5 tabs being open as i click on characters and kingdoms trying to piece it all together. one of these days i might begin a marathon and watch all six seasons one after another but i'll probably still have a tough time keeping up with the action.
one problem i have is a lot of the characters are similar and it's hard to keep straight which kingdom they come from and which kingdom they're at war with. i think the reason that the dwarf is popular is because he's the one character who is instantly recognizable and unique. the mother of dragons is also recognizable because she's the only blonde.
i've asked a few younger people if they can keep up with the plot and they tell me that they also have trouble keeping up with all the action. i'm not sure if they're telling me the truth or just trying to give me a little self confidence.
figuring out this crazy show has now become an obsession. not because i think it's all that great, i just don't want to admit that i'm senile.
on the other hand, john from cincinnati is bringing me more joy than a pond full of turtles on a hot summer's day.