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In Topic: What TV shows are you watching?

05 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

View PostEsiwdeer, on 02 October 2014 - 02:23 PM, said:

I almost can't stand Game of Thrones honestly, of course I watch it because everyone watches it and because I was initially piqued by the books, but after reading the interviews with the author and then feeling like he's just out to shock people(something insane happens like clockwork - something 'traumatic', developing a character positively and then killing it awfully over and over and over), plus the attitude of the distributor of just giving it as much mass appeal as possible(rap songs with characters, etc) makes me feel like it's basically the same shit on the SciFi channel with nudity and more realistic violence. Maybe some incest and torture as well, with very high production value.

I suppose by that logic I should dislike the Lord of the Rings movies as well since the movies omit so much, but I just feel like the quality of the underlying story is superior to the story of Game of Thrones. Plus, I'm not sure why Game of Thrones is so much more popular than like, The Tudors, Rome or Band of Brothers - even the Sopranos is still really good, but all of those, including Boardwalk Empire and less serious shows like Eastbound and Down stay as like "cult" stuff while Game of Thrones is the new Harry Potter or something.

Why? Just because the books were there first, I think. And I think it's pretty easy to get into since the character development basically means nothing.

lol wat