That’s Entertainment


There’s no denying that Mumabulous is a late bloomer (arguably a non-bloomer). The fact that I married for the first (and hopefully only) time at aged 37 shows that in many important respects I’ve dragged the chain*. However never have I been so far behind the proverbial curve than when it comes to the institution that is Game of Thrones.We are well into Season 4 and I’ve only just caught on.

My reluctance to get onboard with GoT had nothing to do with a lack of encouragement from Dadabs. Since the series began he has been trying to convince me to watch. “You really should  watch Game of Thrones – its a romance” he’d urge.  Sure it is – when your definition of romance is hoards of buxom wenches and some nimble sword play. Fellow bloggers also recommended the show because Kit Harrington!

This should have been all the motivation I needed...

This should have been all the motivation I needed…

Nevertheless I resisted. I reasoned there was only room in my heart for one televisual obsession and that was Mad Men.

Completely obsessed by the shenanigans at Sterling Cooper and Partners.

Completely obsessed by the shenanigans at Sterling Cooper and Partners.

Then Vikings came along and I realized that despite having a small (but remarkably firm) chest , I’ve got a really big heart. It’s roomy enough to accommodate all the crumpets. Infact my heart is like the Tardis – bigger on the inside.

I've got plenty of room for Rollo and Ragner (sod orf Lagertha)

I’ve got plenty of room for Rollo and Ragner (sod orf Lagertha)

My infatuation with the Vikings only strengthened the case for Game of Thrones in my husband’s mind. I’d enjoy  45 minutes in Hunkytown (aka iron age Denmark ) every Monday evening and report back to Dadabs about the double crossing, politicking and shirtless sword fighting that went on. “Well” he’d say “If you think that’s good. You should watch Game of Thrones. It’s all about politics and back stabbing”. “But I thought you said it was a romance?” I’d query. “There is some romance in it” he’d reply. (Note that it has gone from being “a romance” to having “some romance in it” – a bit like Pride and Prejudice has some action sequences).

Matters came to a head over a weekend when two lots of friends reiterated that I “really must watch Game of Thrones”. Dadabs, being a take charge kind of guy, made an executive decision. That Sunday evening after putting our girls to bed early, the box set was pulled out and I  was seated in front of Game of Thrones series one, episode one. Like Daenerys Targaryen I had embarked on a long journey and I had know idea where I would end up or if indeed I would make it to the end alive. Also like Daenerys I was surrounded by beefcake

and hawt chix

and hawt chix.

I’ve since had what can only be described as a GoT binge. From my experience so far, its safe to say that everything you have heard about it is true. For example ;

  • Kit Harrington (aka John Snow) is hawt.
  • The plot is as complicated and as convoluted as the Australian tax system.  I’ve had  to refer to flow charts to work out what’s going on.
Seriously you need to flow chart to work out what is going on.

Seriously you need to flow chart to decipher  GoT

  • Stemming from the above point, cast members other than Kit Harrington are hawt but I dont know their names.
  • Peter Dinklage is AWESOME.  He is so much AWESOMENESS condensed into the smallest possible package. The Dink is not just a star – he is a neutron star.


  • Kit Harrington is one sweet babycakes.
  • Its very violent. Heads literally roll every five minutes.
  • Women disrobe on the flimsiest of premises. Needless to the nudity rarely adds anything to the plot. If you have never seen a pair of tits, I would strongly recommend watching Game of Thrones. One episode is enough to give you a very good idea of what they look like. If I were a betting woman I’d  wager that the writer George RR Martin did not get laid in High School. (Here’s the thing – neither did I! None of the best people did).
Two important plot points.

Two pert-inent  plot points.

  • Oh my! Kit Harrington is some tasty crumpet.


Sorry - this only makes sense if you've seen the show.

Sorry – this  meme only makes sense if you’ve seen the show.

Do you get GoT? Are you Mad about Mad Men? Do you go beserk for the Vikings? What’s your TV obsession?

If you’ll excuse me I’m off to watch another episode of Game of Thrones.

Winter is coming.


Love a good mash up.

Love a good mash up.



32 thoughts on “That’s Entertainment

  1. I’ve only seen S1 of GoT – on DVD several years ago. I found it a bit gory but would keep watching just cos it gets such consistently positive feedback.

    I was a fan of Mad Men but stopped watching around the time that Don and his wife separated and the new company started. I’m not sure what it was, but I think it kinda went a bit awry with the whole Don-not-being-Don thing and it started to feel a bit same-same. Of course I only ever watched it on DVD as well (not having Pay TV) so perhaps I’ll get interested again one day!

  2. Husband and I have only just got into GoT as well. Loving it! #winteriscoming

  3. Game of Thrones is such a great show. I am all set to watch the last episode of the current season tonight. It is bitter sweet that it is ending and I have to wait til next year to watch anymore. Binge away, but be warned, once you catch up there isn’t much to fill the gaping hole that GofT leaves. 😉

  4. I need to watch Mad Men. I hear so much good stuff about this show and yes, hubby and I have watched Game of Thrones. I found some of the seasons a bit boring in bits but I do agree that Peter Dinklage is fantastic.

  5. I’ve tried to comment twice – just checking if it now works!

    • OF COURSE THE NON-COMMENT WORKS! I’ve watched none of those. I try to restrict myself to a few shows at a time. At the moment it’s The Voice, Q&A, Offspring and The Good Wife. Person of Interest used to be on the list too, but it got too uninteresting.

  6. I haven’t gone there yet but I think I shall have to – but Mad Men first, heard SO much about it. I just blog and work too much to watch TV. When I do I watch ABC and SBS docos #boring #needalife

  7. I’ve only just gotten into it too! Season 1, Ep 6. It’s awesome:)

  8. All I know about Game of Thrones is that Dothraki and Dany the Fox are racehorses. And I only know about the Thrones link because the caller mentioned it once before a race. You’re a positive expert in comparison to me. It’s a TV show that you young people like, I gather?

  9. If you love your high quality TV series then you simply must get onto FARGO on SBS. With Billy Bob Thornton playing a hitman it’s brilliant.

  10. I’ve always been a huge fan of Mad Men and Don Draper. Game of Thrones was something I came late to but now I’m a fanatical idiot about it. I even bought a t-shirt with the Starks on the front. It’s a worry considering my age. I haven’t seen Vikings but on your advice I’ve asked Scotto to downlo… I mean… buy it immediately. It’s MONDAY NIGHT… guess what’s on???

    • A Stark t-shirt. Oh my. I have a feeling you will enjoy Vikings. There’s a little less nudie chicks and a lot more shirtless beefcake.

  11. I’m so behind the game; I still haven’t seen any GoT! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  12. I’ve not watched any!! Breaking Bad? We got pretty into that….We have own GOT for about 5 years and only tried to watch it for the first time last year. We got 15 mins in and turfed it. We occasionally discuss giving it another go…

  13. I’m a certified TV addict! Watched first season of GoT in one day then read books 1-4 in fast succession. I just love the whole world that George RR Martin has created. I have the finale of the current season to watch tonight.

    I’ve just binged on The Walking Dead Seasons 1-4. Love. You have to watch. You too will then spend at least a little time every single day just wondering how YOU too will survive the Zombie Apocalypse when it comes.

    Currently at the end of season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. Charlie Hunnan has me throbbing in the same way Johnny Depp did in the late 80s. Jax is just so incredibly hot. Hot. Beyond hot.

    Fargo, I have episode 9 to watch tonight. Really great TV. BBT is awesome as the serial killer but English actor Martin Freeman should win an award for his performance. Really great show.

    My brother’s just got me into a show called Banshee about a thief just released from prison who moves to an Amish town to escape some enemies then goes on to impersonate the local sheriff. Lots of violence and non stop sex, which is probably why my brother loves it.

    Oh, almost forgot, Orange is the New Black. Fantastic show by the creator of Weeds. High on my list of recommendations.

    Haven’t started Vikings yet but will do once I’ve got through these others.

    TV is so good at the moment, who needs the movies?


  14. I’m not in to Mad Men or Vikings, and I was incredibly late to the Game of Thrones party (or all parties, in fact) I’ve only actually seen one ep but it was awesome! I could definitely get hooked if someone were to send me all past seasons!

  15. GoT – FAR too gratuitously violent/sexual violent for me but hey, I’m a hypocrite as I watched and enjoyed it to the very end. I just adore Peter Dinklage and have resolved that if/when he gets the chop, I’ll stop watching.
    Have watched all seasons of Madmen but feel more ambivalent about it than enthralled. Vikings I haven’t touched…yet.

  16. Look Mumabs, I’ve never watched GoT despite all of the hype because everyone looked a little young in it to me. Now that I know about your great taste in TV, meaning Vikings, I think I’m going to have to trust you on this one and start watching! I’ve only seen one season of Mad Men too. I have lots of catching up to do!

  17. Not a fan of either! Re-runs of Big Bang THoery are keeping me happy this winter Josefa #teamIBOT

    • I guess shirtless beefcakes weilding mighty swords just don’t do it for everyone. Meanwhile I’ve got a soft spot for the BBT crew. They remind me of my husband. My husband however cant abide them because “they are not REAL nerds. They are pretty boys play acting at being nerds”. Only a REAL nerd would say something like that.

  18. Oooh Vikings looks good 😉 I have watched neither that or GoT! Is it bad that I probably won’t. The only thing I am watching at the moment is Masterchef, and american pawn shop and picker shows lol. That is about the extend of my couch time viewing. I could tell you all about kids programming on the ABC!

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