I've never watched Game of Thrones. In fact, we haven't watched broadcast (or cable or dish or satellite) TV since 1990. My adult children warned me that GofA is full of vulgarities, immorality, amorality, and is not worth watching. Have we, as a society, become so debased that this is called "entertainment"?
I haven't watched it, either, but keep hearing about it all the time:) People have argued that it's a nice escapist show. Most TV programming nowadays is horrible, and full of immoralities of all sorts, it's just how much of it one can tolerate. I recently started watching bushcraft videos on YouTube and they are nice and very hygge:) I highly recommend them to anyone, young and old, plus, men like them, too. Check Saxon and Viking houses by TA outdoors, or anything by Rune Malte Bertram Nielsen or Swedwoods. There are more but can't remember the names at the moment.
We have watched GOT and it was entertaining. It also was very real: if one thinks about medieval world, it was rather like that -minus dragons and living deads. But all that "gunpowder, treason and plot" and schemery and hunger for power and such. I have read that restrained behaviour was not valued at medieval times: it was a sign of a high status to be rather vulgar. And curse words were ok even in the presence of ladies as late as 17th century: this I learned from the "Three Musketiers". What I did not like in the show was exess visits to brothels and unnecessary nudity. I don't mind nudity (or sex) if it serves the story, but if you have one sex and nudity -scene on every episode just for the sake of it -it is not my thing. And the last 2 seasons were rather lousy: because then the story separated from the story in books.
17th century isn't Middle Ages, it's early modern time:) I really can't say anything about a show I never watched but the evils of medieval period are rather exaggerated by the later historians, and I believe the reason for it was the hatred they had for the Catholic Church.
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