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jimthepig 02-04-2013 22:00

The amount of porn in Game of thrones
 
Game of thrones is excellent but is the amount of porn in it really nessecery?

I asked friends in work the day if they watch it and they basically made me feel like a pervert.
If the show was made PG everyone could watch it without feeling ashamed.

degsyhufc 02-04-2013 22:03

It's worse when you known your dad watches it

Scorpio2 02-04-2013 22:05

The amount of sex is ruining the show. You can't even watch it with your family.

StressMonkey 02-04-2013 22:06

It's nothing compared to Spartacus. Or Debbie Does Dallas.

daniel9624 02-04-2013 22:09

Yeah and the decapitations, burning with molton gold and general levels of violence are great family viewing! Its not porn, it depicts a normal human act (most of the time) between two (sometimes 3 or 4) consenting (sometimes) adults (sometimes). I would assume it is you with the problems and not the several million people worldwide who watch it and enjoy it. Not all TV is there to be watched with the family, hence why it is on after the watershed.

Bossman 02-04-2013 22:12

I dont really mind it, some of them sex scenes are important, but they seem to love chucking sex scenes in where alot of the time they're really not needed, and the time could be used for somethign better.
And yeah, I cringe for those who watch with their parents, lol!

Scaramouche 02-04-2013 22:13

It has murder, decapitation, sadism, torture, extreme bad language and has morally vague to downright evil characters. A bit of occasional nudity and simulated shagging would be the least of my worries if I wanted to watch it with my family.

007Fusion 02-04-2013 22:15

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Originally Posted by Scorpio2 (Post 65145972)
The amount of sex is ruining the show. You can't even watch it with your family.

Why is it so difficult watching it with your family ? Its scripted drama and yes, its tantalsing but its not porn.

jimthepig 02-04-2013 22:17

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Originally Posted by Bossman (Post 65146139)
I dont really mind it, some of them sex scenes are important, but they seem to love chucking sex scenes in where alot of the time they're really not needed, and the time could be used for somethign better.
And yeah, I cringe for those who watch with their parents, lol!

Exactly that's my problem. I have no problem with sex scenes I'm a True blood fan and it has them but like you said Game of Thrones just throws them in when they're not needed.

Scorpio2 02-04-2013 22:20

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Originally Posted by 007Fusion (Post 65146211)
Why is it so difficult watching it with your family ? Its scripted drama and yes, its tantalsing but its not porn.

How would you like to be sitting with your mom, dad and granny and a naked woman on the tv? There is nothing as in embarrasing.

Grabid Rannies 02-04-2013 22:24

I watched the first episode, at the insistence of my OH as he had read the books, and decided as a non-14 year old online gaming male that it wasn't for me.

degsyhufc 02-04-2013 22:25

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Originally Posted by jimthepig (Post 65146244)
Exactly that's my problem. I have no problem with sex scenes I'm a True blood fan and it has them but like you said Game of Thrones just throws them in when they're not needed.

I know my dad watches that as well :eek:

Facepalm 02-04-2013 22:30

If the show was PG or family friendly, it wouldn't be Game of Thrones. It'd be terrible. I can't believe there are people complaining they can't watch the show with their family...:eek:

Sex is a big factor within the books, and should be within the show too. Essentially, sex in the books and the show is used to make the characters feel more real to the audience, because sex is considered one of the two biggest driving factors of our existence (the other being death). It may look unnecessary but usually the sex scenes do have a point in terms of characterization but people continue to use it blindly to attack the show.

As others have said too, there's huge amounts of violence in the show at times- brutal and slow decapitations, soldiers being cut in half, crowns of molten gold...that's just from the top of my head. Everyone seems to be fine about the violence and gore for some reason however...

MoreTears 02-04-2013 22:32

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Originally Posted by Grabid Rannies (Post 65146382)
I watched the first episode, at the insistence of my OH as he had read the books, and decided as a non-14 year old online gaming male that it wasn't for me.

So what you are saying is that your "OH" is a 14 year old online gaming male. Unless you are not yet an adult yourself, I think the police need to be called.

Cadiva 02-04-2013 22:33

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Originally Posted by Grabid Rannies (Post 65146382)
I watched the first episode, at the insistence of my OH as he had read the books, and decided as a non-14 year old online gaming male that it wasn't for me.

That's a shame cos this non-14-year-old online gaming male loves it.
As I am assuming you were claiming that the target audience must be 14-year-old males who like online gaming, I fear that they've completely failed then as they've attracted the viewing attention of this 43-year-old mother of one.

zelda fan 02-04-2013 22:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grabid Rannies (Post 65146382)
I watched the first episode, at the insistence of my OH as he had read the books, and decided as a non-14 year old online gaming male that it wasn't for me.

How rude to stereotype an entire audience just because you don't like or understand the appeal of game of thrones.:mad:

007Fusion 02-04-2013 22:45

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Originally Posted by Scorpio2 (Post 65146306)
How would you like to be sitting with your mom, dad and granny and a naked woman on the tv? There is nothing as in embarrasing.

I have done in the past and have in recent times, its a non issue because i'm not getting aroused by it. But i accept other people are different.

StressMonkey 02-04-2013 22:45

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Originally Posted by Cadiva (Post 65146570)
That's a shame cos this non-14-year-old online gaming male loves it.
As I am assuming you were claiming that the target audience must be 14-year-old males who like online gaming, I fear that they've completely failed then as they've attracted the viewing attention of this 43-year-old mother of one.

And this 44 year old mother of two.

Eldest of which also watches GoT & was one of the reasons I gave it a viewing.

It's just sex. It isn't bestiality or anything else really dodgy. It isn't all that explicit. No full frontal male nudity that I remember (unlike Spartacus :eek:: - now there is a show I wouldn't watch with family :eek::D ) Some bits are done better than others and most of it isn't at all titivating. Just people bumping uglies :D

Gort 02-04-2013 22:48

Oh dear, what an overreaction... Sure, I actually do think that sometimes the nudity (it's not porn by any stretch of the imagination...) and titillation is a bit gratuitous and I could live without it when it's not necessary to the story (often it is), but when compared to the amount of blood and cruelty in the story, it does make me wonder at the moral authority of those complaining about the sex have. How odd it is that so-called moralisers often whinge about an act that has brought every one of us into this world yet seem silent or quiet about the violence.

As I said above, I do sometimes feel that the show can be gratuitous in its depiction of sexual nudity, something that it doesn't really need to do when it's superfluous to the story. It's a powerful story that can live without a lot of that, but sometimes such nudity has its place and shouldn't be shied away from. Anyway, I'm sure adults can handle such "difficulties" in an adult manner...

performingmonk 02-04-2013 22:51

The sex scenes are sometimes important and sometimes a bit of fun (e.g. the one this week with Bronn just about to bite that girl's thong :D). All in all they help make the show what it is, one of the most bold and daring on tv.

platelet 02-04-2013 22:54

The amount of ghosts in Game of Thrones
 
Definitely needs more ;)

StressMonkey 02-04-2013 23:12

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Originally Posted by platelet (Post 65146988)
Definitely needs more ;)

Lol - where's the Like button when you need it :D

Callous 02-04-2013 23:18

Most of the sex scenes are fairly quick..so I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't damage the pace of the story and the show.

The only time I thought it was really gratuitous and damaging to the pace of the show was the Baelish and the lesbians scene..

....which just went on and on for a stupid amount of time. It's rare that a lesbian scene would bore me :D...but this dragged on so long it just made me think "we get it..you're women having sex with each other..next".

Anachrony 02-04-2013 23:42

OP, the original 1995 version might be more to your liking. Far more family friendly.

Darth-Habib 02-04-2013 23:42

When I see sex on Games of Thrones or any other tv show, I tell you, it makes me so angry, I sit on the end of my bed and shake my fist at it.


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