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“See you on the Wall.” OR Why Game of Thrones - For Me - Ultimately Does Not Work As A TV Series

First off, although I will not be specifically discussing the events of Series 3, Episode 9 "The Red Wedding"; spoilers of some level or not are inevitable, so if you have not reached this point in the series, turn back now. Also, I have not read the books. I know a lot of you will be screaming that I should; but I will maybe explain why I probably won’t later on - for now this article is based on my experiences of Game of Thrones as a TV series alone. I am being such an awkward bastard right now. Over the past few weeks I have been watching Season 4 of The Wire [note, potential spoilers; I have not got to the fifth and final season yet], and I’m really enjoying it. This is despite the fact that at least one major character has been killed off, and lots of other characters that I had an emotional support for, have also been killed off. By contrast, I have just finished watching Episode 9 of Season 3 of Game of Thrones (“The Red Wedding”), which brings me