..to think Game of Thrones is Coronation Street with tits and pelts?

(44 Posts)
Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 11:30:29

I am only on episode six of series 1 but I have to say I am finding it interminably dull. Am I missing something here? The acting is shit; there's the ubiquitous (and puffy-faced) Sean Bean spouting forth in his Sheffield timbre; the fat bloke from The Syndicate sweating and bellowing all over the place; and I'm sure I've spotted Eric pollard in there somewhere, too. There are lots of whores, bathing and doggy-style sex (not to mention some rather unnecessary schlurping during the fellatio scenes) but very little else to capture the imagination.

What the actual fuck is going on? Where is it going? How come no-one's heard of the missionary position? What's beyond The Wall? Why is there a woman breastfeeding a twelve year-old? <shudders> I'm so frigging bored of it all <yawn> I'm only continuing to watch in the hope that Tyrone and Fiz turn up and get down to some bumming in Ye Olde Rovers Return.

Someone help me to see the light?

catgirl1976 Sun 28-Apr-13 15:52:19

grin you have No idea what you'd be letting yourself in for

I would send lots of wine you'll need it smile

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 14:53:55

I would be honoured to show royalty a mumsnet MIL around here, catgirl. Let me know when she's coming and I'll defrost a pie grin

catgirl1976 Sun 28-Apr-13 14:47:17

Can I send my MIL for a tour when she next visits smile

I would pay good money for someone to keep her away for hours entertain her grin

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 14:44:40

Catgirl, I hackchewally live about 300 yards from an owd fabric mill <troo fact>

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 14:42:26

Trill, I can't watch Emmerdale and it's all down to Chas's fringe. It fucks me right off, it does <irrational>

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 14:40:45

Hobknob, what a super nice thing to say smile

Mama, you can buy a sense of humour at any good Northern joke shops. You know, where they sell plastic turds and that..

Speaking of turds, have you tried the wheelbarrow position, mama?

Trill Sun 28-Apr-13 14:38:01

And all of the countryside is like Emmerdale smile

Apart from the bits that are like The Archers.

mamapants Sun 28-Apr-13 14:06:13

Jewcy+ where does one go to buy a sense of humour?

And for what its worth I've never enjoyed the missionary position so find a bit of the much more enjoyable doggy much more representative.

lol Jon Snooooo

EmpressMaud Sun 28-Apr-13 13:54:21

I haven't seen CS for decades, but it was rather pantomimic if I recall correctly. Game of Thrones is trashy, soft porn fantasy. The books grow progressively worse after the first one.

HobKnob Sun 28-Apr-13 13:51:06

OP, I like you.

catgirl1976 Sun 28-Apr-13 13:46:01

Ahh..it's just my Southern MIL thought it was smile

On her first visit here she asked where all the mills and factorys were confused

out back with my whippets obvs

Morloth Sun 28-Apr-13 13:44:17

I went with Days of Our Lives with swords, but yes - it is pretty much the same. wink

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 13:43:31

...and no doubt every woman in Wales is called Stacey and every bloke, Gavin.

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 13:43:05

..I also believe the whole of the South is like Eastenders.

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 13:42:08

Yes, the whole of the North is like Corrie. I know 'cos I live 'ere.

catgirl1976 Sun 28-Apr-13 13:34:15

Out of interest OP, do you think the North is 'like Corrie'?

Trill Sun 28-Apr-13 13:25:25

I'm just finding it amusing that the only thing you can think of whenever you hear a northern accent is "this is like Corrie".

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 13:19:11

If you're waiting for me to apologise for the Corrie reference.. thy'll be waitin' a fookin' long time.

stopgap Sun 28-Apr-13 13:12:56

Is it all the "John Snooooo" pronunciation? grin

I must admit, the thought never crossed my mind, but I always said Downton Abbey was Corrie with tails and pinnies.

Trill Sun 28-Apr-13 13:08:45

So when Christopher Eccleston was the Doctor, was Doctor Who "Corrie with more aliens"?

(lots of planets have a North)

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 13:02:36

To be fair, I enjoyed the horse having its head cut off and whatsername eating a horse's heart. Crumbs. You'd think I was equinaphobic grin

Jewcy Sun 28-Apr-13 12:59:54

Trill, I think you'll find I said this further upthread: ..my Corrie reference is down to all t'Northern accents. Seriously, if I close my eyes it's like being at my sewing machine at Underworld

Mama, go and buy yourself a sense of humour <rolls eyes>

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 28-Apr-13 12:57:53

People kept telling me it'd get better but I didn't have it in me to persevere. I thought it was rubbish.

mamapants Sun 28-Apr-13 12:47:57

What a ridiculous comparison.

You are free not to enjoy it but your critique could do with some work ;-)

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