Welcome to Watch It, a brand new column right here on MTV Movies Blog running down all the new and old movies and television shows we’re currently slogging through. There’s a lot of great (and not-so-great) material lurking out there that you’ve yet to put your eyes on, and this new weekly feature is here to fill those gaps for you.
So, what are we watching this week? Lots and lots of television. Many of us have returned to Westeros with “Game of Thrones,” while others are traveling to other, considerably funnier wintery landscapes. Get those recommendations and more in this week’s inaugural edition of Watch It.
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Like many of you, I’m buried in “Game of Thrones.” The new season premiered on Sunday, and I’ve already seen that episode three times, and the next three episodes twice each. (I promise, I have a life, it’s just… on hold.) Having seen all of that, I can say that fans of the first season and the novels will find plenty to love in our return to Westeros, even if there are some not-so-successful changes to be found here and there. Also, if mercilessly slaughtered bastards aren’t your cup of tea, it’s probably best to avoid. Check out our recap in the video below.
I’m watching too much other stuff to list it all, but just because it needs to be said: Fat Betty. That’s a thing that exists.
What are you watching this week? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!