By Kyle Boris
Hold the door. Winter is here. Promise me, Ned. A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and I’m going home.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones provided us with some heart-stopping lines and heart-breaking moments. The sixth season of the HBO fantasy-drama gave fans some of the best television of the year with insane battle sequences, unpredictable deaths and more twists and turns than ever before. It’s no surprise that the finale was the most watched episode of the series to date.
All of this has made GoT fans go nuts about possible future storylines and where the show will go next in Season 7. However, fans aren’t as excited about how long they’ll have to wait to see more Thrones. According to show-runners, fans won’t be getting new episodes until the summer of 2017. If you were wondering if that equals eternity, than yes…yes, that is an eternity.
But not to worry, I’m sure there’s plenty of things you can do in the meantime to keep your mind off the best show on television. The one with the dragons, the one that keeps you on the edge of your seat, the one that pulls at your heartstrings week after week. Yeah, there’s definitely ways to keep your mind off of that…
How about just picking up a new television show? Every September our television screens are blessed with brand new programs that attempt to become the next big thing and perhaps the next Game of Thrones. If you’re a fan of movies being turned into television shows (because they ALWAYS turn out good) than you have some stellar choices this year.
Fox, CBS and NBC all thought it would be a great idea to test the waters on this whole ‘let’s take a pretty good movie and see if it works better as a pretty good television show’ phenomenon.
Your first option comes to you from CBS. Remember how perfect Denzel Washington nailed the character of Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day? Yeah, me too. CBS has decided to try to work off of that success and put together a series based off the original film.But no, Denzel will not be reprising his role.
How about NBC? They’re putting their own spin on a more recent movie, but instead they’re focusing on the events that happened before the film. The Taken franchise is coming to the small screen and will follow the main character, originally played by Liam Neeson, before he had a family.
Alright Fox, your turn. What do you got? Oh, you want to do a series based off the Lethal Weapon movies? Hmm.. Well, we give them credit for getting Damon Wayans to play Murtaugh, but I think I’m more interested in Lethal Weapon 6 by the gang from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
So finding a new television show to replace Game of Thrones doesn’t sound like it’s going to work. Another option is just owning a Pokemon gym. I’d rather catch Pidgey after Pidgey instead of crying over Hodor’s death while waiting for the next season. I take that back. Hodor, you heroic bastard, I will never stop thinking about you holding that freakin door.
If you want to just keep yourself busy, maybe take a trip down to Charlotte and ask them WTF is wrong with them. Like seriously, just go there and ask them. They could have hosted the 2016-2017 NBA All-Star game and made millions of dollars in revenue while bringing thousands of people who may have never visited the city, but they decided to hold pat on their unreasonable standards on the LGBT community’s rights.
Writing always gets my mind off of things. Why not try and write a song? It doesn’t seem to be that hard these days. Step One: Drive a car? Think of that car. Step two: think of an animal that most resembles your car. Step three: get a sick beat. Bam! You got yourself a hit. It worked for Desiigner with his white BMW and “Panda”. I’m sure there’s some solid choices. That pink and black Lamborghini sure does look like a flamingo. Ah, your mud-stained yellow station wagon sure does resemble a dirty duckling.
If you’re one for drama, maybe it’s time to start up an internet feud with someone. Internet feuds last for months and usually get you back in the spotlight or give you more spotlight than you bargained for. Meek Mill vs. Drake, Drake vs. Joe Budden, Joe Budden vs. Drake fans. Oh, and of course anyone around Kanye West; ie Taylor Swift, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose. Just go log onto Twitter and start spitting out some rumors about Walking Dead fans.
It doesn’t look like any of these options can really live up to Game of Thrones so as a group we might just have to make sure we keep George R.R. Martin healthy and motivated. We’ve waited this long for Dany to finally start heading to Westeros and we can’t be let down. We’ll be patiently waiting…for over a year…for new episodes…of Game of Thrones…ugh.
Kyle Boris is a contributing editor for YourSitch.com