On May 22, the first episode of AMC’s Preacher premiered, based on the comic book of the same title by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. A lot of praise around the series launch, and as a fan of the comic, I can vouch that the adaptation definitely lived up to the original material.
Which leaves us with just one problem. While we were all obsessing over the excellent casting choices and stressing over whether the it would be any good, AMC slipped the show into teh worst possible time slot: Sunday at 9pm ET—a time slot already claimed by HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones only has a few more episodes left this season, but in the meantime, it’s a serious debacle. As fans of the show know, winter is coming, dammit, and the Internet is dark and full of spoilers after every single episode. Missing a show is just not an option.
On the other hand, Preacher is off to an outstanding start, and I want to do my part to lend the show support and keep it going. And I’d hate to be spoiled on a big moment on this show, too.
But, hey, we’re in this together. So here is a short quiz to help you decide which show to watch next Sunday.
Do you like good TV?
B. As long as its utterly original.
C. Nope, I prefer terrible TV.
Do you enjoy violence in your TV shows?
B. Double yes.
C. Not so much.
Do you enjoy campiness in your TV shows?
A. No, let’s take our fantasy worlds seriously, please.
C. I mean. Shrug?
How tolerant are you of nudity in your TV shows?
A. Heck yes.
B. I could take it or leave it.
C. Can’t the plot move forward without someone stripping?
How well do you cope when your favorite character is killed without warning?
A. It’s awful, but it makes the show more exciting.
B. I am devastated for days.
C. Why would this even happen?
Vampires or White Walkers?
A. White Walkers all the way.
B. Vampires never get old. Ever.
C. Can’t. Won’t. Both are dumb.
Dogma or Lord of the Rings?
A. Lord of the Rings
C. How about something normal like Me Before You?
How do you feel about religion?
A. The Lord of Light works in mysterious ways.
B. Is no one else willing to admit that God can be an asshole?
C. This should not be a big question for anything I watch.
If you got …
Mostly A’s: Watch Game of Thrones
You’re too invested to change up your Sunday night ritual now. Stay the course! Nothing would be worse than to find out another of your favorite characters got the axe in a Facebook post before you got a chance to see it for yourself.
On Monday, catch up with Preacher at AMC.com.
Most B’s: Watch Preacher
This awesome show will satisfy your itch for some great action, campy fun, dark humor, and a little nonsensical sacrilege. Plus, you’ll be supporting the movement to bring more comics to the screen!
On Monday, catch up with Game of Thrones at HBONow.com.
Mostly C’s: You have no business watching either of these shows
Something lighter is more your style—maybe there are some Everyone Love Raymond or Friends reruns playing somewhere for you. Trust me, just look away.