Stop the excuses: 10 reasons to start watching ‘Game of Thrones’ right now

Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka “Mother of Dragons” in “Game of Thrones.” (HBO via AP, File)
WTOP's Jason Fraley debunks 'Game of Thrones' excuses (Jason Fraley)

WASHINGTON — All Monday, social media ignited with reaction to Sunday’s return of “Game of Thrones.” But while “winter is here” for fans, it has yet to come for certain naysayers.

Despite the show’s wild pop-culture following and back-to-back Emmy wins for Best TV Drama, there are still some folks who are hesitant to make the leap into this fantasy binge.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein sparked quite the debate with this provocative tweet:


The responses revealed folks who are too busy, too skeptical or downright contrarian.

Of course, let he without sin cast the first stone at the Iron Throne. I’ll admit, I too resisted the smash HBO phenomenon for years before getting hooked and becoming full-on obsessed.

So, if you’re still not on board — what’s the deal? And what would it take to persuade you?

Here are 10 excuses why you don’t watch “Game of Thrones” and 10 reasons why you should:

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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