Game of Thrones? Am I Too Dumb or Too Smart to Love This Show?

Game of Thrones? Am I Too Dumb or Too Smart to Love This Show?

I’ve tried! I’ve tried! But I just don’t love Game of Thrones.

I’ve talked with my friends, who swear by it and everything that HBO airs. I’ve read the blogs that laud the show and heap praise on the costumes and the action. I did research about the period. I’ve done sociological studies. I let a fellow journalist interview me about America’s love of vikings shows. 

I even watched the damned thing on Sunday night.

And yet…no love.

What am I missing? What am I doing wrong? I found the dialogue to be outright silly. I couldn’t follow what passed for a “plot,” either.

I can only assume that I am at fault here. After all, Game of Thrones has captivated much of the rest of America. The nation clearly loves this show and just about everyone I respect waits impatiently for it to come on the tube on Sunday nights.

I suspect that the same sort of crowd that loved True Blood love Game of Thrones despite the evident differences in plot, period and characters. True Blood, you see, flourished (I think) because it contained a definite fantasy element and gave viewers a refreshing sense of escape from their normal humdrum lives. Instead of obsessing about the problems in the economy or their office, they could go on a magic-carpet ride with Anna Pacqin & Co., watching vampires in Louisiana (come on — where else would blood suckers want to set up shop, anyway?).

The True Blood characters were beautiful, if completely unrealistic and unimaginable. They didn’t exist in real life any more than, say, the cast of Girls. But Girls is rooted in reality. We can relate to those characters (well, maybe) and their day to day hassles and insecurities and dreams.

But with shows like Game of Thrones, I can’t relate to nuttin.’ 

The one characteristic that Game of Thrones shares abundantly with True Blood (and lots of other cable dramas) is shots of naked flesh. The women are lovely and sexy and, to a middle-age man’s delight watching at home, occasionally — or often — scantily clad if not completely naked. Sex sells on HBO, and perhaps that is the real lesson of Game of Thrones’ success.

Maybe I’m just a cynic.

Or maybe I’m just stupid.

Or maybe I’m just a stupid cynic.

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Comments

Grace

I agree having read the first book and watched the 1st series it is a fantasy for middle aged men or teen boys to whom sexual violence in a fantasy world is acceptable others who watch it are just too desensitised or stupid to realise. The series get along via shock value, gore, violence rape, and unexpected death. But it is shallow in depth of plot and character, none are fully developed. If you want a proper fantastic epic other than lord of the rings look to Philip pullman, Alison croggon, Raymond E fiest, Robert Jordan, Robin hobb, garth nix, Terry goodkind, Karen miller, or any of the many other offering far superior to this trashy attempt.

Jay

Too dumb, definitely.

Charles

I’m with you, It doesn’t interest me either! I have seen that most people who like this show belong to a certain ‘type’ but they are the majority, hence I should say that WE are the ones that are different, the ones that almost hate such shows. I have watched a couple of episodes, and I see how they try to create an alternate world and build characters. It works fine for most people, but I already have my alternate worlds in place. When I play online on xbox, I have my alternate world and characters. With GTA on PC, I’ve an even bigger alternate world and characters to escape from reality. An alternate world where I create, manipulate and blow things up. I can’t sit and watch some fantasyland story that someone else has written. If I can associate with it sure, but I can’t see myself like some medieval dude. So I guess that’s what’s "wrong" with us. ;)

Gulo

haven’t seen a single episode and somehow doesn’t feel enjoying my life less.
This is just a fad, like countless before – they’ll milk the Money and come up with the next show.
Popularity can be explained by a very expensive marketing team, rather than quality. I assume the timing, that it appearad along LOTR and Hobbit was right, as people were thirsty for more dwarf/dragon shit

Jingj

This is probably one of the expensive yet stupidest show that was ever made. A pulp fiction made into a pulpier show and alll you get is a show that is like crushing the same tomato a million time. People even make a big deal out of it trying to get a deeper meaning out of it when there isnt any. They say it is thrilling and shocking. What the hell!!! They use shocking murders one too many that shocks cease to be shocks. The saving grace is Tyrion’s performance that makes it bearable. Otherwise I fast forward the show and saw each one hour show in less than five mins.

Deekan

Yeah…sorry, you’re full retard for trying to watch a show as complex as GoT and not start from the beginning, and then to post an article trying to explain flaws that are either minor or are complete figments of you imagination because..YOU..HAVEN’T..REALLY..WATCHED..THE..SHOW! You watched in episode out of order, and expect the show to stop and explain everything for you that couldn’t even be summed up two 800 page novels…this equals you’re dumb! And if you think this dialogue is silly what the hell do you consider good dialogue?! This is literally by societal opinion some of the best dialogue in television…you know what I don’t even…this was posted like 2 years ago…but this is really. I don’t expect everyone in the our society to like Game of Thrones..but I do expect everyone in society to understand when something is too complex not to watch it from the beginning. I need to stop before I completely flip my sh#t…

Matt

I agree! The story is drawn out and difficult to follow. Way to much going on with so many characters. Some of the battle scenes are good from a filming aspect. I gave it a fair chance, after watching season 1 I knew it would be about character development and would be slow and I stuck with it. I just finished season four and I’m still unimpressed. I didn’t find it enjoyable to watch, the story isn’t that compelling. That wedding massacre was predictable as well.

Jojo

Can’t stand game of thrones. Too much violence as well as sexual violence. Um I want to be entertained not discomforted and triggered. I atm stand the show. I’ve read all the books too and they were a drag to get through. And I saw that after reading almost every major fantasy series out there.

I don’t think you’re at fault. I think something in you is just rejecting the yuck factor of the show.

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

doogy

I tried to watch the first evert episode. For me to like a show, it has to grab me instantly. Breaking Bad, 6 Feet Under, This life to name but a few. But this was like watching a panto on horseback. The dialoge and acting was childish at best.

I snoozebusted my way through the whole episode, I found it boring, unengaging, stupid & camp. Its basically a soap opera with swords, tits, horses and dragons.

Not for me thanks

kmn

I too am a great lover of the fantasy genre, but for seem reason that I can't put my finger on every time I have tried watching it I have failed to fall in love or simply get into the story being told. Just feel like there is something wrong with me as everybody here in the UK seems to adore it and wait with bated breath for each new episode. Anyway, isn't it sort of a mandatory rule these days for every new fantasy/historical drama produced to feature an excessive amount of nudity?

kmn

I too am a great lover of the fantasy genre, but for seem reason that I can't put my finger on every time I have tried watching it I have failed to fall in love or simply get into the story being told. Just feel like there is something wrong with me as everybody here in the UK seems to adore it and wait with bated breath for each new episode. Anyway, isn't it sort of a mandatory rule these days for every new fantasy/historical drama produced to feature an excessive amount of nudity?

kmn

I too am a great lover of the fantasy genre, but for seem reason that I can't put my finger on every time I have tried watching it I have failed to fall in love or simply get into the story being told. Just feel like there is something wrong with me as everybody here in the UK seems to adore it and wait with bated breath for each new episode. Anyway, isn't it sort of a mandatory rule these days for every new fantasy/historical drama produced to feature an excessive amount of nudity?

Fazy

The comment spam is hilarious.

E

I agree, I don't get what's so great about it … no subtly, just cheap thrills – the plot formula involves the following:

1. boring, flat dialogue
2. some douchebag making a speech
3. 3 minutes cheap emotional drama
4. tits
5. doggy-style action
6. repeat

There you have it … Game of Thrones.

E

I agree, I don't get what's so great about it … no subtly, just cheap thrills – the plot formula involves the following:

1. boring, flat dialogue
2. some douchebag making a speech
3. 3 minutes cheap emotional drama
4. tits
5. doggy-style action
6. repeat

There you have it … Game of Thrones.

E

I agree, I don't get what's so great about it … no subtly, just cheap thrills – the plot formula involves the following:

1. boring, flat dialogue
2. some douchebag making a speech
3. 3 minutes cheap emotional drama
4. tits
5. doggy-style action
6. repeat

There you have it … Game of Thrones.

Lachlan

Anybody who is calling the characters unrelatable is either an idiot, came into it pretensiosly with a predetermined opinion, or most likely, has not been paying close enough attention

Lachlan

Anybody who is calling the characters unrelatable is either an idiot, came into it pretensiosly with a predetermined opinion, or most likely, has not been paying close enough attention

Lachlan

Anybody who is calling the characters unrelatable is either an idiot, came into it pretensiosly with a predetermined opinion, or most likely, has not been paying close enough attention

joe

same, i don't like it , but i tried watching it 6 times but nO…. not for me. and i'am a true blood fan too! :)

joe

same, i don't like it , but i tried watching it 6 times but nO…. not for me. and i'am a true blood fan too! :)

joe

same, i don't like it , but i tried watching it 6 times but nO…. not for me. and i'am a true blood fan too! :)

joe

same, i don't like it , but i tried watching it 6 times but nO…. not for me. and i'am a true blood fan too! :)

joe

same, i don't like it , but i tried watching it 6 times but nO…. not for me. and i'am a true blood fan too! :)

jamie

Wow sorry…It gave no indication that the message was sent and I thought it had crashed.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

Jamie

It's a shit show with a boring plot that wasn't even watchable with the legend of Sean Bean starring in it.
I love the setting, castles, swords, magic I'm a huge fan of that genre of film or T.V.
But between the unrelatable characters and the tasteless sex scenes, I was barely able to watch for 20 minutes before the paint on the walls started to look more appealing.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

WAYNE

It is a TV-show. You don't like it and so what?
Why would you bother about not liking it?
Just don't turn it on then.
BTW, what you describe is like reading the back of the book and telling everybody you read the book and it's shit.
You really want to write a review, then go through more than just one or two episodes and make a point. If you just want to share your point-of view, use twitter.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

mos def

I agree. I lived near central park when they were promoting this show before it's premiere and I thought it looked like the stupidest commercial junk ever, just a money grab by the way the ran the promotion. I'm surprised that it turned out a hit with good acting. I like the midget actor usually and played d and d growing up, but this is a boring soap opera to me, which might be good for an hour and a half of my life, but not good enough for wasting time on a whole series of something predictable. Thanks for writing this article and representing the other side. Still I'm happy everyone enjoys it, but I just can't sit down and enjoy this one.

Charlene

I've also been having these doubts. Somehow I feel like my Geek Cred will be revoked if I don't just LOVE GoT. It is just weak imo. I enjoy Da Vinci's Demons, Vikings, and BBC Three Musketeers much more than GoT.

Thanks for letting us know we aren't the only ones who don't get the hype.

Charlene

I've also been having these doubts. Somehow I feel like my Geek Cred will be revoked if I don't just LOVE GoT. It is just weak imo. I enjoy Da Vinci's Demons, Vikings, and BBC Three Musketeers much more than GoT.

Thanks for letting us know we aren't the only ones who don't get the hype.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Whatever

I've watched the first few episodes and it's fine, i get it, it's shot well and all but it's like the lord of the rings movies in that i have no interest in ever watching them ever again, likewise with going back to the world of GoT. It's just so corny – particularly the dialogue. It honestly feels like it should be a History Channel show (the new history channel which plays viking shows and reality tv) not something alongside HBO's mostly prestigious lineup. Also the idea that half (or more?) of people watching the show already know what's going to happen since they read the books doesn't sit well with me. Half the fun of a serial drama is the discussion and theorizing. Imagine the Breaking Bad writers letting 1 million select people in on the finale or whatever. That sucks, right? Same thing, really.

Disco

The title "Game of thrones" tells the whole story – That it is a show about power, greed, scheming, war, gods, costumes, magic, honor and all that crap. So I never bothered to watch the show because I know the sequence of events is mostly predictable.

Disco

The title "Game of thrones" tells the whole story – That it is a show about power, greed, scheming, war, gods, costumes, magic, honor and all that crap. So I never bothered to watch the show because I know the sequence of events is mostly predictable.

RealOne

Game of Thrones SUX SOOO BAD!

RealOne

Game of Thrones SUX SOOO BAD!

RealOne

Game of Thrones SUX SOOO BAD!

RealOne

Game of Thrones SUX SOOO BAD!

Ryan

Though I will have to admit, this isn't a show about vikings. You keep referencing vikings but that's not what GoT is. A period piece, yes. Not vikings.

Frank

I have watched complete season 1 and 2 and agree Game of Thrones is a silly stupid story from no other than HBO. Too much senseless nudity (want nudity, get some porn) and from the moment I saw baby dragons I knew it was going to be downhill from there. People praising this junk are the true retards.

Chris

When you say, "I researched the period", I take it you mean you researched the War of the Roses, right? The "period" that Game of Thrones is set in doesn't exist, it's a fantasy series set in a fictional world, you do understand that?
As for relatable characters…I'm pretty sure I have more in common with the Hound than I ever will with any of the characters in "Girls".

Eamon

Hey guys some people cant follow stories, the US is one of the most uneducated countries in the world. I blame the system for letting this poor guy become so stupid he does not know how to start a show from Season One and compares it to trashy mindless True Blood. Also I love his list of things he's studied to show us he not Completely Retarded or some sense of he KNOWS the period and should be trusted..

Kahn

You are dumb as shit go watch lost

PUTNEY SWOPE

Ridiculous to think this has something to do with intelligence. Great journalism here.

Big Jake

No, you're not dumb at all. Everybody is allowed their opinions.
And to those saying, why did this article get published? It's indiewire.com, not CNN or BBC, chill out. The man want's to give an opinion, so he wrote about it.

adam

I feel like this whole thing was just copied from someone's Facebook rant. Really not worthy of ever being published.

Adam

Useless article.

Adam

What is the point of this article? Is this just one big troll? As stated before, you watched the second episode of the third season and complain about not getting into it. Yes, you obviously are too dumb but for many reasons not listed in this piece.

Bob

I have to agree with you. I watched the first season, tried out the books, read the reviews, talked to friends, and even tried the second season and got bored halfway through the first episode. I just don't get it. :/

Jacob

You have to watch from beginning to end, Season 1 to now, for any sort of plot to shine through the vast array of characters and storylines. Complaining you can't find the plot in the second episode of the third season is silly.

And to say the real lesson of Thrones is that sex sells makes you look like a moron. Deadwood had nudity, Boardwalk Empire has nudity, yet both are considered excellent dramas, for both acting and writing. I'm not saying Game of Thrones is Deadwood quality, but it's a damn good show.

Jez

True blood is not cool anymore… Wake up and read a book

How did this article even get published?

JEB

It's pretty stupid to watch the second episode of the third season and then complain that you can't follow the plot.

Chris

My money's on too dumb.

Thisuxador the Bored

I feel like I’m watching a movie about a series made by someone who read Lord of the Rings, then read a bunch of history, and mashed it all together to come of with Game of Thones. Having read my share history as well as all of the books, I recognize where he has lifted a lot of plots, subplots, and even character names.

Having said that, I stil enjoy it most of it. The only section that is absolutely unwatchable is Danyris who has spent the entire series in the desert freeing the slaves. Not much has happened with her, and her entire story could have been told and finished in a single episode. Another annoying thing about her is that her story is told in a made-up language that sounds like it was invented by a first semester arabic student. I cannot bear to read the subtitles because i am half asleep and the screen is sideways. If I’m still awake, I skip her parts

Overall, I usually only put on at bedtime as something to fall asleep to.

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