Do Not Adjust Your Set

I’m going to have to make time for Game of Thrones

I’ve still not started watching GoT, but I admit I’m running out of reasons not to, and Laurie Penny has added a few more in the Statesman:


What sets it apart is not the monsters, the nudity or the festering gallons of gratuitous gore, but the overwhelming sense that the plot got run off the rails three books ago and is being steered towards a terrible precipice by a bunch of bickering, power-mad maniacs. This, coincidentally, happens to be the plot of the entire 21st century so far.

It feels like aversion therapy for the brutal randomness of modern politics, with a side order of CGI monsters and a lot of shagging.

Right then, let’s get started…