movingtarget wrote:BigMac wrote:I honestly don't get what people see in GoT. It's really crappy. Borderline disgusting if you ask me. And then I hear people say it's the perfect metaphor/account of real life.
You need to read more history. Remove the fantasy element and the behavior of the kings and queens is no worse that real life maybe even better in some cases ! I don't see anything disgusting about it but if you are the squeamish type I can understand why you would not like it. The fact that any of the characters or most of them could be bumped off at any time is what makes people watch it I think not to mention plenty of action scenes, dragons, zombies, attractive women and devious politics. In some ways I think it has improved on the books. Rome was a good series if you are interested in Roman history but it was also fairly explicit.
My History is quite good. The amounts of gore, violence and cruelty shown are nowhere near similar to what actually happened across Europe or before in history. There were wars, some Kings were very opressive and repressive, but the amount of bloodshed in GoT is downright moronic and pointless. It has no plot value whatsoever, it really is just there to satisfy the inner sadist in people. GoT not only depicts violence, it glorifies it - it cannot go 5 episodes without a ceremonial beheading done by characters the series implicitly places on the most moral side of the story. Besides that, what annoys me the most is the total hopelesness around it. It's always the same coming victorious, the ''good guys'' or those people most empathize with are the ones who suffer the most and who have a constant aura of despair around them. The show (or the books) tried too hard not to be cliché it's become way too bleak. This show is the medieval stereotype taken to the extreme, there's not one tiny bit of happiness or good fortune shown. What you call attractive women I call unnecessary sex scenes that go on for too long on a tiny cicle. I'm told the books are nowhere near as graphical on this account, but I guess the show had to do it to attract a larger audience. Not to mention the rape. We get it, it happened, but the amount of times it is depicted is just nonsensical. The more I think of it the more I'm certain this series is just sick, sorry. Politics here are just a pretentious add on. The show appears to be intellectually challenging and full of intrigue when in reality it's just an expensive snuff film with an unusual plot.