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Old April 16th 11, 06:26   #12
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Critical update: I'm about 100 pages into the book and I rescinded my order to cancel HBO (because I forgot that this also the channel that has boxing), so yay I can participate in pop culture!
"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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