I am pretty sure that most “Game of Thrones” fans cannot wait for winter (and spring) to be over. After all, it has been more than six months since season 6 ended, and the series’ legions of fans wanted more, especially now with no book to placate their yearning for what’s transpiring (and not) in Westeros. With season 7 due this summer—no official announcement has been made yet by HBO regarding the date, but leaked report suggests a June 25 premiere date)—fans just have to content themselves with what they can scour online.
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I do suggest, however, that fans practice vigilance when reading any updates regarding our beloved series. Spoilers, or should I say speculations, abound online. And as much as I want to know now if the remaining Starks have finally reunited or if Daenerys has arrived successfully in Westeros, I refuse to click that spoiler-full link. I suppose one of the many reasons GoT remains a very successful series is that fans eagerly anticipate each episode regardless of the multitude of spoilers available online.
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Now, if you are looking for ways to pass the time before season 7 begins, here are some suggestions:
Relive the tale once more by re-watching seasons 1 to 6. I know many fans do this, probably looking for hints or clues about future episodes.
Read the books. I think many fans have yet to read George R.R. Martin’s masterpiece. Now is the time to start. I believe one cannot fully appreciate GoT without reading the books.
Look for a new show to watch. HBO has a full lineup of programs for fans suffering GoT withdrawal. Streaming giant Netflix also has new and returning shows to offer. But among the many programs meant to address one’s GoT fix, “Vikings” is your best bet for an epic narrative.