> I find I dislike it for the exact same reason. Every plot line just sprawls across a
> ton of episodes, and the overall pacing is absolutely glacial. I got partway into
> season 3 before eventually just giving up on continuing to watch it.
> I acknowledge the value of Game of Thrones in terms of its art direction and impact
> on the medium much in the same way I acknowledge the same for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
> But I feel about Game of Thrones the same way I feel about 2001, which is that the
> same story could be told much more effectively and in about a quarter of the time if
> the show/movie didn't spend so much time up its own ass, self-fellating over how
> artistic it is.
Agreed, the story telling could be sped up. I "think" the idea was to get people involved in the characters lives by slowing it down and adding unneeded details about each character so that people felt they really knew them. I think it worked to a point but at too slow a pace thru each season. Although I would like to be the guy that triggers the guillotine with queen cersei head in it feed her to the hounds ! Lol
Only here to annoy...