8 Biggest Game Of Thrones Criticisms (And Why They're Wrong)

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To call Game of Thrones a phenomenon would be something of an understatement. Shortly after it premiered in 2011 it became the most talked about show on TV, breaking its genre trappings and going on to spark a mainstream interest and acceptance of fantasy and the fandom that comes with it. The show has become something of a gateway drug, sending the previously suspicious in search of George RR Martin€™s original novels and giving them a taste of a subculture they never imaged they could enjoy so much. Game of Thrones was able to overcome long standing prejudices against fantasy by approaching the problem with a certain amount of grit. The political drama blends seamlessly with the supernatural elements of the show, and the darker scenes tend to be sandwiched with just the right amount of levity. Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss knew that, if they got it right, the audiences would warm to the idea of dragons, and get it right they did. At least, that€™s the common consensus. A show that tackles such sensitive subject matters will never be without it detractors, however, and Game of Thrones tackles hard. Torture, incest, rape, that€™s every other day in Westeros, and not everybody has got the stomach for it. The list of reasons for people to boycott Game of Thrones seems to grow with every season €“ here are the 8 biggest criticisms of the show and why they are wrong€


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