“In a world with a thousand entertainment choices, committing to a TV show has become a serious business. As viewing options have expanded, most networks have responded by amping up the serialization of their series; every episode leads directly into the next and there is precious little hand-holding for plot-dawdlers or newcomers. There is no casual viewer of Breaking Bad or Lost. To watch a show means to keep up with every episode, to participate in the dialogue about it online, to obsess over every development on Twitter and message boards. Television is no longer a passive medium; it demands attention, involvement, and that most precious of commodities, (dragon eggs) time.”—Grantland.com’s Andy Greenwald on the Game of Thrones Season 1 finale.