Why We All Need a Break from Game of Thrones

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Why We All Need a Break from Game of Thrones

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he experience of discovering and becoming a fan of a TV show like Game of Thrones is not very different from our search for love. Sometimes, we’re set up with our shows by friends through recommendations; other times we have a chance drunken encounter during a late-night binge that transforms into something substantial. Either way, the initial weeks are spent in heady rush of marathon viewing. Then, a level of comfort sets in, and we commit to our chosen one, settling in to await each season and episode with bated breath.

My relationship with Game of Thrones began the same way. But Season 8 of GoT will not be arriving this year, and strangely enough, I feel relieved.

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