Skip to comments.Why ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is The Most Frustrating Show On TV
Posted on 04/15/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT by Perdogg
Dont think this is a burial of Game of Thrones; it really is one of the best shows on TV right now. But the best and frustrating arent mutually exclusive, and theres a lot Game of Thrones does that it could stand to stop doing. Like, for example
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I’ve never seen it, but then I don’t have HBO.
“It Wont Stop Killing The Most Interesting Characters”
That means plenty of surprises for the viewers. So?
“It Wont Kill Boring Characters Off, Or At Least Push Them Off-Screen”
Because those “boring” characters end up playing key roles here and there.
“It Needs More Focus”
Is the author of this piece an idiot?
“And yes, eventually she does actually get involved in what amounts to the main plot, but really, just either give her her own show, or have her show up out of nowhere riding a dragon.”
Oh, he IS AN IDIOT.
“Its A Little Too Faithful To The Books”
No such thing when the books are really good.
“Theres Always Room For Improvement”
Sure. We could see it in an IMAX and the episodes could be 2 hours long. I would like that. Also, the show could be on year round and new episodes could appear EVERY DAY. All of that is unrealistic, however.
Here’s the problem: the original novels are extremely complex with multiple plots going on at the same time. It’s even kind of a miracle the writers of the TV series has been able to write episodes without totally confusing viewers for each season.
Have you read the books?
I mounted a frontal assault on them at first, and failed. But then, I found a strategy...
The books are a ghastly bizarro-world imitation of the books of Tolkien—the writer of the semi-porn crap is just a dirty-minded loser. Yuck. Hate to see it take up space as anything resembling art on FR.
Yeah man, did you read the books?
I’ve not been confused by the complex multiple plots. I just don’t understand why that Tyrion guy is so short.
No, you couldn’t.
I might take issue with you on that.
I find very little that imitates Tolkien, other than the exercise in world building. The books are more a subversion of fantasy tropes, and I find that refreshing. The stories are more about power struggles and political maneuvering than the hero’s journey.
Obviously, they are doing something right considering the high popularity of the show. I will continue to tune in to see my favorite characters Arry, Sandor, Tyrion, Bronn, and the new Kingslayer Olenna Tyrell even if I have to endure Stannis, Theon, or any of the Freys.
That and it always shows boobie play time
The same writers that put GWB’s severed head on a pike, and saw all the Leftists have little puppy-orgasms?
I am reading Book 3 right now. I really like Martin’s style of writing. As you already know, each chapter is written from the viewpoint of a particular character.
I actually like Stannis, and I like the actor. He did a very good job as Thomas Jefferson in “John Adams.” His story does tend to drag though between Blackwater and his next move.
I just finished marathoning the first 3 seasons On Demand. I had watched them previously, but it was so long between season that I forgot who was who.
I am now ready to start Season 4. I let a few episode air, as I will probably marathon them On Demand, too.
It is soft porn with a plot
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