‘Game of Thrones’ in the eyes of a skeptic

Jared Shuff

HBO’s Game of Thrones started way back in 2011, back when I was in middle school. Now as a freshman in college, I can finally say I’ve watched an episode of the acclaimed series. After watching the first episode of the series, I can say with complete confidence that it is not my kind of show.

I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just not my thing. There are definitely worse shows I’ve watched in my lifetime, and I was semi-entertained by some of what was going on. There just wasn’t anything to it that made me want to keep watching it.

My basic reaction was mainly, “What the f— is going on, who the f— is that, and why are they always f—ing?” Personally, sex scenes in shows and movies always make me uncomfortable. There’s nothing wrong with it, I just can’t help but imagine how awkward it must be for the actors to have fake sex (I hope it’s fake) for millions of people.

I get it though. Sex sells. Do you know what else sells? Violence. And they definitely use a bit of violence in the show. When I say a bit, I mean did I really need to see all the blood squirt out of that man’s head as you decapitated him? Apparently yes.

Also, can someone explain to me why incest is such a big thing in this show? Why does everyone want to have sex with their siblings? It makes no sense for people to look so attractive in this show when you know they should all be physically deformed.

The actors seem to do a great job with their parts, but I’m just not a fan. I’ve never been into fantasy books or shows with dragons and knights and all that jazz. Not my cup of tea. My least favorite book/movie series is Lord of the Rings. I probably just pissed off a lot of people, but they are just so boring. To each their own I guess.

It’s not very likely that I will keep watching it. At this point, I’m so far behind it’s not really worth it. I think I enjoyed making sarcastic remarks about the show rather than the show itself. Obviously a lot of people love it, otherwise, it wouldn’t be such a big deal all over the world. It’s just not for me. Sorry, I care more about the fact that Summer is coming rather than Winter.  

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