TV Show Review: Games of Thrones.

Fatima Mohamed, Staff Writer

For a while, I’ve heard much about Game Of Throne and how amazing the show is. I knew about the characters and what they looked like without even watching it. It’s one of those things where its so famous and popular that you’re bound to obtain some knowledge of it whether you’ve seen or heard it or not. An example would be Star Wars or Harry Potter. These are all household names that majority of the world have heard of. I wanted to put all this mouth infamy to rest and see for myself what all the hype was about. All I can say is I’ve never finished a show so fast in my life. It took me two weeks to finish seasons 1-7. Even though each seasons had 10 episodes (except for season 7 which has 8), they were over an hour long. I will admit that at first I got bored, but the only thing that kept me going was curiosity. I desperately needed to understand why Game of Thrones was probably the most viewed televised show of my generation and not The Vampire Diaries. I was ready to defend my opinion of why this show was overhyped and didn’t grasp real talent or interest, and boy was I completely wrong. If I’m going to discuss key reasons as to why GOT is by far the best show I‘ve ever seen, we need to go over some harsh facts.


   This show is wildly pornographic. They do not censor any form of nudity, including male parts you do not regularly see in common day motion pictures. I advise that anyone under the age of 18 should not be viewing this show. Besides the nudity, this show grossly displays gory and bloody scenes of violence. I myself am not queasy when it comes to blood or injuries, yet this show found a way to make me close my eyes in fear so I would not witness beheadings, sword fights and being torn limb to limb. I admire how realistic the producers and director have been. I also admire the bravery and confidence the actors had to shoot certain scenes. It makes me sleep easier at night knowing that they are all over the age of 18 yet it’s disturbing when you later discover that in the book, half of the characters who were involved in those disturbing and sensual acts were between the ages of 8-17.


We all know that around that time, A.C., women were often put into three categories; a lady who lived in as royal or in a high ranked family, a mere commoner who lived upon the good folks, or a whore. All three types of women are  placed on different categories, but all share one common enemy: lack of respect, free will, or any form of deciency. In that time all women were treated poorly. Rape happened on a daily basis and arranged marriages were put in order without the consent of the concerning party. They were seen as merely a chess piece in the hands of men used for their benefits, or an empty vessel  to satisfy their sexual desires. The show made me realize how lucky I am to live in a time where women can openly support other women and speak for what’s right. They did not have a chance to have freedom or make decisions for themselves. It saddens me how poorly they were treated and how misbehaved men were.


Yet there was one characters, female, who would not let society ruin or dictate her. Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, Queen of the Andals, Rhoynar, and the First Men, Protector of the Realm, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, The Unburnt, Breaker of Chains, and Lady Dragonstone. Daenerys started out as a young teenager forced to wed Dothraki horse lord, Khal Drogo in exchange for an army for her brother Viserys, who planned on returning to Westeros and claim the Iron Throne. Like I said, women were merely a chess piece involved in a game between men. In seven seasons she conquered many lands, armies, ships, and soon enough dragons. She is one of insanely popular and loved characters in the series Game Of Thrones, besides the young, brave, and charming Jon Snow. Jon Snow is my favorite character. Throughout all the monstrous treacherous hardships has  had to face, he remained loyal to his strong, good, and rightly directed heart. I always fall for the characters who have started of good and stayed that way consistently till the end, He fights for the good of his people, for the freedom of his people, and for the safety of his people. Daiso puts others before himself and thinks with his heart. Like how could you not love a man like that.


There are endless facts as to why this show is profoundly breathtaking and I could go on forever explaining it. In conclusion, I highly recommend this show to a certain targeted audience (adults) that I know will appreciate it’s storyline and astounding acting.