I know as much about Game of Thrones as I do about Breaking Bad. Which is to say: nil.
Judging by the chatter on social medial, Game of Thrones has been big. Call me out of the loop, but I have no clue what all the fuss is about.
Where Jeopardy is concerned, I have been a magnet. I know everything there is to know about James Holzhauer — wasn’t he beyond unreal??? — but I have no idea whether the Thrones show is really a game, or what it’s all about.
I’m something of a Thrones show ignoramus.
“What’s Game of Thrones about?” I asked the husband.
I knew the answer, given that I know the husband’s TV-viewing habits, since I happen to be married to the husband.
He watches golf. He watches James Bond films non-stop. He watches the NFL channel.
“No,” he said. “I don’t.”
As I say, I knew the answer. He is also out of the loop.
Breaking Bad? Um, again, I’m in the dark.
Seems like a compelling title for a show, but not sure what it means.
Breaking Bad? Does this mean the characters have been otherwise good people who have gone to the dark side? I can only guess.
But really, I gather than while I have been fixated on Ellen and Fire Masters and Wheel of Fortune and The National, most folks out there have been doing the Bad thing — and commenting about it constantly on Facebook.
“Do you have any idea what Downton Abbey is all about?” I asked the husband. “Seems to be big.”
“No idea,” said the husband, flipping from one sports channel to another.
“Do you think there’s a typo in the name of the show?” I asked. “Should it really be Downtown Abbey?”
“No idea,” he repeated. “Could you get me a beer?”
I got him a beer.
“Then there’s that show called Orange is the New Black,” I continued. “What’s that about?”
The husband took a swig of his bevvie.
“The Seahawks have released Doug Baldwin,” he said. “I’m golfing at 7:30 tomorrow.”
I took that to mean he did not know how orange turned into black — or mauve or emerald green, for that matter. Really. How does orange turn into black any more than white turns into puce? It just doesn’t happen, right?
But that’s just me. I know next to nothing about the top-rated shows. Been too busy following James.