Challenge Accepted: No Game of Thrones For Me Until Every Episode Is Out.

We’ve waited two years, what’s one more month… right?

Before the days of Netflix, there were predominantly two types of people when it comes to TV shows— The ones who watch every episode as it is released, often left on the edge of a knife by cliff hangers and the ones who wait ever so patiently until every episode is out before cutting off all ties with the outside world and consuming the entirety of a season in one sitting. Yup. While there may be arguments for both in regards to which is better, when it comes to a show like Game of Thrones, it’s hard to deny that the latter option is almost impossible.

There are literally spoilers everywhere. From Instagram to Facebook to Twitter and even on Whatsapp! No where is safe. That being said, I may have ran my mouth about how I could easily wait till the last episode of GoT before binge watching the whole season. One thing led to another and I will now be doing just that, and lets be honest, I am pretty much screwed.

The last episode of season 8 is scheduled to air on the 19th of May. That’s more than a month of going off the grid. People in the office are already talking about episode 1 of season 8. I might as well change my name to Grumps McGrumps because I’m tuning ya’ll out, and here’s how I’m going to do it.

Goodbye Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Social media is spoiler central. I’ve already deactivated my Instagram account but I need Facebook and Twitter for work so I’m in a bit of a pickle. It comes down to my job vs winning this challenge. On the one hand, I do need my job. On the other hand, this is a test of my resolve!! Maybe I shouldn’t have gloated that I can do it, but it’s too late for that now. I’m in too deep. I’ll leave the Facebook stuff to my colleagues, I am in it to win it! Though there is a very real possibility that in the process of winning this, I lose my job so if you don’t see any posts from me in the next couple of weeks, I’ve been fired.

Goodbye social life, friends and family.

While I can tune out visual spoilers, I can’t close my ears!! Call me a Sith Lord, but I’m going to be dealing in absolutes on this one. No more going out with friends for me. My earphones and Spotify are my only companions. I can’t risk overhearing my friends talk about Game of Thrones. Even at home, it’s straight to my room for me. I’m sorry mum, but if you’re reading this it’s too late. I’ve already made up my mind. You’re going to have to talk to someone else about Game of Thrones.

I’ll be updating this post on a weekly basis so if I do fail, you’ll be the first to know. The odds are against me, but if Manchester United can beat PSG, pretty much anything is possible. I have 7 seasons of Game of Thrones to binge on anyway so, jokes on you buddy.

Wish me luck!

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