It's actually the sexual violence of GoT that's keeping me away from the new show. I'm just not interested in putting that kind of stuff into my brain right now.
The "murder porn" was what had me drop off watching GoT, long before it was over.
I recall Dean Koontz commenting in am interview that he did sex scenes in his books, until he realized that he wouldn't write a gratitous bathroom scene the same way. Usually thst stuff manages to be uninteresting on any level. Song of Ice and Fure was nit an exception. Personally, I tend to forget sex scenes in books, which has created awkward conversations after book recommendations.That's another thing that keeps me away. The books themselves have a reputation for gratuitous sex, and that doesn't impress me. It's not the sex itself that's a problem, I'm not bothered by erotica. But gratuitous sex kind of screams, "Look, I did a sex scene, look how sophisticated I am!" to me and I am seldom impressed.
Honestly, most of the time the literature had exposition and/or character interactions within the sex scenes. There is a few scenes that dont make sense as to their inclusion, but overall its few and far between. I think the show has far more gratuitous sex than the literature.That's another thing that keeps me away. The books themselves have a reputation for gratuitous sex, and that doesn't impress me. It's not the sex itself that's a problem, I'm not bothered by erotica. But gratuitous sex kind of screams, "Look, I did a sex scene, look how sophisticated I am!" to me and I am seldom impressed.
Sure, but that‘s a multi-season budget, I believe, and I wouldn’t doubt pandemic issues ran the first season a much bigger penny than expected.The weir part is that in the unterim between the first season of the Wheel of Time and the Ring of Power...Wheel of Time was the biggest budget TV show of all time.
Not in the least. I just don't want sexual violence or any on screen torture. We skipped thru those parts.... The first episode looked great, no idea how I feel about the story yet. I am already more interested in the characters than anyone in Strange New Worlds....
I doubt I'll read another book, if he writes one. I just don't need the violence descriptions anymore. I've gotten to the point where more than a few people I know were at years ago, I guess.Same. I think that the way we understand and relate to our fictions has changed over time, and that sort of egregious violence is not something I want to see either. It makes me wonder how people will react if GRRM ever finishes Winds of Winter and his writing hasn't evolved as well.
The end of GoT didn't keep me away from HotD. If anything, it made me more curious...could HBO manage to reclaim the public's goodwill after the ending of GoT? Which, judging from the reports on viewership coming out, they have.
It's going with a slow burn and set-up in the first episode, but I'm digging it.
Yep, this is about where I am. If I hear it's really good, I'll check it out. But I'm not tuned in to it the way I am with, say, "Rings of Power."The ending of GoT ruined my hype for this new series, I didn't even realize it was out yet....whereas before I probably would have been checking the internet religiously looking for any scrap of news I could find.
So I'll wait. Now if the reception is good, I'll watch it. I'm not going to "boycott it" just because of the horrific mishandling of the previous shows last season. But its got to earn it for me, whereas without that last season, I probably would have watched it day 1 sight unseen.