GoT is not for me
FROM what I have gathered, Game of Thrones is a medieval fantasy show that has magic, dragons, sword battles, boobs and incest.
Admittedly I am a big fan of one of those things, but is it enough to make me endure seven seasons of some imaginary rubbish? Hell no.
As you might have gathered, I am one of the few people who have not jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon and I can proudly say I never will.
To be fair I streamed the first three episodes of the show after all the hype that flooded my social media made me feel like I was missing out on something spectacular.
However, those three episodes were all I needed to see to figure out that Game of Thrones is one of the lamest programs ever created – emphasis on lame and ever.
When I explain my distaste for the show, fans tell me I need to watch more than just three episodes to get hooked like every other sheep on the planet.
But if a show needs a whole season to grab your attention is it really that good?
Furthermore, these people need to understand I absolutely loathe Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars and every other dirt fantasy movie/show ever made.
The saddest argument I am confronted with from people defending the series is that there is heaps of nudity, something they believe should appeal to my inner-delinquent.
And while I admit there is a certain amount of joy that comes from seeing boobies on my 65-inch OLED, I can easily find the same enjoyment online or, heaven forbid, in real life.
With the first episode of season seven already downloaded 90 million times and crashing servers around the world, it’s clear I am a minority.
If you are reading this article and think you can change my mind, don’t even try.
I am comfortable with my decision to boycott the series and would rather spend my limited free time streaming something worthwhile or doing mundane chores around the home, because even that is more exciting than GoT.
However, there is one exception to my rule. If I could get an advanced screening of the final episode of Game of Thrones I would watch it just to leak spoilers to cause a social media meltdown. Actually, I don’t even think that would be worth enduring the utter crap.
Kristofer Hivju and Gwendoline Christie in a scene from season seven of Game of Thrones.