Why 'Game Of Thrones' Is The Best (And Worst) Show On TV

Why 'Game Of Thrones' Is The Best (And Worst) Show On TV

Admit it – it's hard to remember all the houses.

Just like half the population of the planet, I am a "Game of Thrones" watcher. I haven't been a fan since the beginning, heck even since last season. I really had no interest in the show until my boyfriend started last summer and insisted I watch, and thanks to his xfinity account that had HBO access, I sped through the first six seasons, while my boyfriend hasn't bothered to finish the last season. (Like c'mon, who am I supposed to discuss weekly with?) After finally getting to start season seven, I was excited to finally get to watch a season right as it happened with everyone else.

There's no doubt about it that GOT is one of, if not the, best shows on television. I mean, if you're just looking at production value alone it's a true masterpiece. There's also no other show like it out there that really captures the attention of such vast and wide-ranging audiences. GOT captures people of every age, from every demographic, from every far-reaching area of the world like it keeps track of wide-ranging characters from every far-reaching area of Westeros. That exact description of the wide-ranging and intricate storylines is one the reasons it's one of the worst shows.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love "Game of Thrones" and I have my favorite (and least favorite) characters, house loyalties, and predictions as with the usual fan fare. However, I'm not afraid to notice when something is not always perfect. GOT can be extremely confusing with storylines crossing seven kingdoms and seemingly dozens of characters with their own backstories and motives. As a result, GOT is not a show for someone who wants a relaxing show where they can let their minds wander and just take in for entertainment purposes.

It probably didn't help that I crammed the first six seasons in less than two months, so most of the fine details become blurred. And if a character gets killed off, forget about it, they're probably long gone from my memory. I can remember most of the characters' faces, but trying to remember their names and titles and home lands can become quite overwhelming. Maybe I would be less critical of the highly detailed show had I spanned my watching over the years it's been on, or maybe I'd be even more critical because with time gaps I certainly wouldn't remember.

Even with its occasional confusing storyline or random plot or seemingly endless introduction of new characters and twists and settings, "Game of Thrones" is a show that I can't turn away from, especially in anticipation of this seventh seasons. Who knows what adventures and thrilling battles and losses we'll be in for this season? But, one thing is for sure, and that's that we'll all be watching in anticipation.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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