A Song of Ice and Fire series creator George R.R. Martin took to his blog on Monday to profess his love for the latest Breaking Bad episode.
The author, whose series was adapted for television by HBO and is known by viewers as Game of Thrones, wasn’t afraid to talk about his appreciation for the AMC meth drama.
“Amazing series. Amazing episode last night. Talk about a gut punch,” he said.
Breaking Bad appears to have inspired him to create a character as evil as Walt. “Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros. (I need to do something about that),” he wrote.
Being the tease that he is (Come on George, where’s the next book?!), he also compared the two shows in terms of their Emmy chances. “This is the final season of BREAKING BAD. I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year’s Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season… but there’s no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention,” he wrote.
He makes a valid point, but last year’s eight episodes of Breaking Bad were certainly a high point for the series. On the other hand, they can’t compare to the final eight episodes of season 5.
Following last night’s shocking episode, there’s been some debate over whether Game of Thrones’ “Red Wedding” episode is on par with Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias.” What say you, viewers of both?