Some articles inspire you, some amaze you, some fill you with wonder, some force you to think, and then there are some like these that give you cancer.
Now, I am always up for freedom of speech and to each his own, but the said article offended me, not because of what it said, but what it implied. Just because I like the Game of Thrones, I would not want to force other people to like it too, neither do I expect everyone to like it. I get that there are some aspects of the show that does not make it everyone’s cup of tea.
I would not have any problem if the author had said ‘This is why I do not like the game of thrones’, heck if the reasons given did not put me down, I would not have minded the generalization of all women too.
Here is why the said “Journalist” lists why she thinks all women hate the game of thrones (Her points in Bold).
Game of Thrones ranks somewhere on the Girl Dislike scale between NASCAR and that National Geographic show where the guy sticks his hand in a catfish’s mouth. But why does she throw so much shade? If you just can’t understand why we’re intent on harshing your medieval buzz, here are some telltale clues.
Because, you know, why would a girl be interested in animals and cars? That’s such a boy thing, right? Have you ever, EVER met a girl who would prefer watching National Geographic over soaps? Huh? *Shifts eyes nervously, quickly changes the channel to nearest mainstream soap while changing the Ferrari wallpaper on the laptop to pretty hearts, butterflies and flowers one*
We hate gross things. Know what’s gross? Screwing your sibling.
Seriously, it’s not like they kept it a secret and killed people who came to know about it so that they are not publicly shamed. It’s even not that when people came to know, they nullified the claim of the king and five new claims to the thrones were made putting the lives of everyone in danger…Nah, the show just puts these ‘gross’ things as they wanted to, nothing to do with the story line.
It’s hard to follow. Brilliantly developed storylines are great, but whipping out a dry erase board and Venn diagrams to figure it all out isn’t our idea of a good time. Unless we’re talking about soap operas. Those are perfectly fine.
Because our pretty little heads cannot handle so much information, right? How can people expect us to remember so many characters and strategies and the houses and which person belongs to which house and…hang on, my pretty little head is already spinning with too much information overload. Seriously, though, the show writing people should have some consideration for us and create stories like this is a boy, this is a girl. The boy met the girl. Both fell in Love. Happy ever after. Do they not know that anything more complex than that cannot get in our heads? Seriously, how inconsiderate
It reminds us of the kids that used to play magic cards in the cafeteria. And people who go to Renaissance festivals. Eating a giant drumstick and drinking out of a goblet is cool, just not every Sunday night for three months straight.
Let’s get this straight, everything nerdy belongs to nerdy boys. Girls can never EVER like nerdy things. Period. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, GOT, all belong to nerdy uncool men who wear specs and behave differently.
Seriously, do not people know that already? Creating all these magical, complex worlds where people are strong and go on amazing adventures, riding dragons, going on quests, fighting for kingdoms, going to magic school is totally uncool.
It’s all naked chicks. In addition to the actual ladies of the night on the show, there seem to be a lot of…unofficial ladies of the night on the show. This is why guys love it, we get it, but we can do without seeing topless wenches in loin cloths.
Of course, guys watch it for all that, why else would they be interested in the show? Who cares for strategy, sword fighting, mind-numbing twists?
(Let me stop being sarcastic for a little while, and agree that while there is such scenes in the series, the books portray nudity (both male and female) only when it is needed. Like you come to know of your brother in law’s death and sister running for her life with a few month old son, you care about them more than what you are wearing..back to sarcasm..)
Dudes get their hands chopped off. And their nipples. And their balls. Really? How is it that you guys like this again?
Seriously, why do they like this? It is not that people die or get killed in real life. Real life is all about eating candy and dancing. Right? Murders, thefts, rapes, all just happen in such horrible series, not in real life, why then would they show such things?
But most likely, if she doesn’t like Game of Thrones, it’s probably because she doesn’t watch it. Lots of women who watched the series from the beginning actually enjoy it. It’s the ones who piggyback for the occasional episode that hate it the hardest. Here’s how to convince her to give it a little Sunday night love:
Tell us about the romantic crap. Yes, latch onto that one fraction of a second in that one episode that made her go “awwww.”
Duh-h…That is all that goes in our dumb little heads, romance. Also, we would need a man to point out the said romance…how can we be trusted to figure out a romance plot by our very own selves? Seriously, how in the world you thought we would be interested in the fight of the five kings and how they try to get to the iron thrones? Why would be care who wins and who dies, when we can awwwww for the budding romance?
Downplay the incest thing.
Seriously, downplay it. You cannot expect it to go in our closed minds why Renly and Stannis claimed the throne to be rightfully theirs or why a certain wolf lost his head or why lady Lysa wants the certain lion’s death.
Tell her about Sir Loras. Girls love gay guys.
Have you ever come across a homophobic female?
Assure her that Peter Dinklage’s character is a Boss (and don’t bring up the thing about his disproportionately big wang.)
Because obviously we do not have a mind that is cultivated enough to see who is the “Boss”. We would need you, our men in shining armor..oh damn I forgot men in shining armor is Uncool nerdy term…just men then, to tell us who is the boss and what is happening in the story because..ah, our frail little heads.
If all of that fails, you can always distract us with Mad Men. Girls may hate Game of Thrones, but we love Don Draper.
Didn’t you know girls watch ‘manly’ shows only for the men in the show? huh.
Ok, I’m done.
Seriously, though, what’s worse about this is that it was written by a female, yes no doubt there are frail pretty little things but it’s wrong to portray us all as such idiots that too on such platform. 😦