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

(52 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?

squoosh Tue 07-Apr-15 21:52:11

I understand that it isn't to everyone's taste but I definitely wouldn't describe it as 'pretentious'.

BlueBananas Tue 07-Apr-15 20:51:39

I watched the first series then DP carried on watching without me because he got sick of waiting for me to have the energy to watch
There's just so many people, so much nonsense talk, names that are ridiculously long, too many distracting boobies, I had to seriously concentrate watching it and I still don't think I understood confused
I don't want to have to work that hard to be entertained

Moln Tue 07-Apr-15 20:51:30

<tuts>

How silly OP, Gavin wasn't from Wales.

You kno nothin OP....

cardibach Tue 07-Apr-15 20:42:37

No, not Jo. Whoever she is.

cardibach Tue 07-Apr-15 20:41:58

I enjoyed series 1, then on the strength of that read the books, which I also enjoyed. However, after reading I could Jo longer watch. TV version hopelessly over simplified and annoying!

agilevangelista Tue 07-Apr-15 20:34:35

we tried series 1 and gave up. then we tried series 2 and were hooked and watched everything on catch up over Xmas. can't wait for next series! my advice give up series 1 and try 2

Minikins5 Tue 07-Apr-15 19:57:13

Hi all, I'm probably the only one not to have watched Game Of Thrones but after seeing trailer for this series it interested me, so I was wondering if you have to watch from first series to get the story to watch latest series?? smile

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'?

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