I loathe phrases such as “if you’d read the book, you’d know X,” but in this instance, it appears that HBO may have done itself a disservice by filling what is, I believe, an inspiring and fascinating story with scenes and plot lines that turn off casual viewers. So while I take issue with Tracinski’s characterization of Game of Thrones, the fault may lie with those responsible for bringing it to televisions nationwide.
Well, you know, except for the fact that George Martin has had a hand in every aspect of the show from the beginning, is one of the show’s producers, and one of its scriptwriters as well. (Although George is a writer/producer, not a producer/producer: But you’d have to know a bit about how TV shows are made, and credited, to understand that one).
That said, I read Tracinski’s compendium of socon cheap shots the author refers to here, and all I could think, besides what an obvious ass he is, is that if he hates the show that much, he shouldn’t watch it.
OTOH, judging by his writing on it, he hasn’t watched it.
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