Why do people love Game of thrones?

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chelseafreak
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Genuine question really, i never thought the ads sold the show to me but people do seem to love it. I have had people tell me how awesome it is but they all just say how surprised they are that i don't like it and their reason is always that there is loads of nudity. Nobody says it has a good story, conflict, compelling protagonists or anything, no it seems to be that people think i should like it as there is nudity. I have watched an episode i still think it is boring. Can anyone explain why it is so popular?
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The reasons you've listed as 'things that nobody has said' are exactly why I like it.

It has conflict, it has incredibly likeable and loathable characters, none of whom are safe from being killed by the author- regardless of their popularity. The deception, the lies, the characters and suspense are why I really like GoT
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(Original post by chelseafreak)
Genuine question really, i never thought the ads sold the show to me but people do seem to love it. I have had people tell me how awesome it is but they all just say how surprised they are that i don't like it and their reason is always that there is loads of nudity. Nobody says it has a good story, conflict, compelling protagonists or anything, no it seems to be that people think i should like it as there is nudity. I have watched an episode i still think it is boring. Can anyone explain why it is so popular?

They only like it because of the nudity? Theres porn for that :laugh:

It's wonderfully complex and the relationships between the characters i find are so interesting. I love all the detail that goes into creating the world they live in, how much thought has gone into the history. I also like that although it has maidens and dragons it by no means has fairy tale endings, everyone is at risk.
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Story line is amongst the best ever. Honestly , the author is a genius.
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I read the books first. When I first watched the show the nudity was cringe inducing, I did not need to see Tyrion Lannister nude!I i became more accepting though once Khaleesi showed up.
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(Original post by Rooster523)

It has conflict, it has incredibly likeable and loathable characters, none of whom are safe from being killed by the author- regardless of their popularity. The deception, the lies, the characters and suspense are why I really like GoT
Some are safe though (Jon Snow).

Honestly GoT is okay, it steps up the amount of brain power needed to follow it from approx 1 brain cell to at least 7 so that is a bonus. The acting is generally good, although hammy and overdone in places, the characters are generally well written and the universe feels fleshed out enough to be more than a glorified backdrop.

Basically, its just a decent TV show where the creators have actually injected a little bit of effort which is fairly rare these days.
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(Original post by chelseafreak)
Genuine question really, i never thought the ads sold the show to me but people do seem to love it. I have had people tell me how awesome it is but they all just say how surprised they are that i don't like it and their reason is always that there is loads of nudity. Nobody says it has a good story, conflict, compelling protagonists or anything, no it seems to be that people think i should like it as there is nudity. I have watched an episode i still think it is boring. Can anyone explain why it is so popular?
Which episode, the 1st one? If so, I would advise sticking with it a bit longer to see if you like it (unless fantasy isn't your sort of thing). I agree with many of the previous comments about there being lots of interesting characters (some of whom undergo pretty interesting development). Also, it's a bit more morally ambiguous than a lot of shows, which I always find more interesting than a straight-up "good vs evil" storyline (though some characters are undeniably more likable than others). It would of course be a lie to say there is no gratuitous sex, but if you can look past it, you will hopefully find there is much more to it than that
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