GoT is not for me

Life & Style Weekend - - TREND - with Matthew Dunn

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.

PHOTO: HE­LEN SLOAN

Kristofer Hivju and Gwen­do­line Christie in a scene from sea­son seven of Game of Thrones.

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