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Old April 14th 11, 16:05   #11
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

So I've decided to jump on this bandwagon, but also I canceled HBO recently, so there's that.

I tried to start reading Game of Thrones a couple of months ago but couldn't get into it because there's so many names hitting you on the head in the beginning and I just couldn't be bothered to give a shit and was more in a mindset to read nonfiction, anyway.

But then I burnt out on non-fiction so last night I picked up a paperback copy of the book and started again and am more open to revisit the fantasy genre. I do wanna see what all the fuss is about.

As for the series, I'll be waiting for the blu-ray but will check in on reviews and opinions here and there.
"Most smart people cannot watch most TV, because it has generally been a condescending medium, explaining everything immediately, offering no ambiguities, and using dialogue that simplifies and mitigates against the idiosyncratic ways in which people in different worlds actually communicate. It eventually requires that characters from different places talk the same way as the viewer. This, of course, sucks." - David Simon
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