Games of Thrones Link Love: 04/20/2011
Need at least another day or two before I can pump out a decent Game of Thrones review but in the interim here’s some interesting link spam that’s gotten nerdy lady bloggers up in arms.
Apparently someone wrote a review of Game of Thrones in the NY Times saying this probably isn’t most ladies cup of tea.
And many nerd ladies like this one disagreed.
Especially in this article that was JUST posted on MSN the day before the NY Times piece.
Frankly after watching the first episode (read the first two books BTW) I’m kind of leaning towards the NY Times take on the show.
But while it claims the sex was thrown in for the ladies, I have to really question that. Seriously – three sex scenes and not a one of them was even remotely sexy? It’s shameful AND pitiful.
They could really take a cue from Spartacus. The ridiculous 3-5 sex scenes per episode at least clock in with some caressing, rubbing and chiseled man chests. Has viewing access to hordes of delicious mostly-naked men ruined me for period-piece costumed TV shows forever? Perhaps. I mean, there was that semi-nude Dothraki dude, but he was not making with the charming. Gah, that whole scene was not well-done at all.
OK – this is getting into review territory. Not sure of what to make of all this controversy. I’m not an overwhelming GoT fan, but if anything, it’s the lack of sexy sex that turns me off. I mean…don’t dudes like sexy sex too? I would argue that teh ladiez are interested in this show, but so far I haven’t seen much of the show that’s interested in us.
Forced back-door sex gets a big frowny face from me. 😦