The television show, Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, captured and keeps my attention primarily for one reason: Nothing about it is gratuitous. Mind you, the show contains many things that many people dislike. The show contains some things that I dislike. It doesn't overdo anything, though, and that's why I keep watching.
Graphic violence? Check.
Death? Check, check, and check again.
Female frontal nudity? Check.
Male frontal nudity? Check.
Profanity? Hell fucking check.
So much of any one thing that it would make anyone who dislikes one or more of the above turn off the show? Notably absent.
As with everything, there are exceptions. We tend to call these exceptions, "ex…
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