5.30.2016

I caved. I'm watching Game of Thrones.

Chose this pic of Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) for obvious reasons.
I guess I finally wanted to know what the hell people were talking about.  Also...it's nice to have waited this long because now I can binge-watch (courtesy of HBO Now).  I can't imagine watching this show week to week.  *shudder*

I've just started Season 5 this evening and I must say...I still don't get the hype.  Maybe in the first couple of seasons, sure...but once they started offing Starks and direwolves left and right, I rolled my eyes.  I mean, hello.  The Wolves were why folks are watching the friggin' show!!!  You can think we actually give dambs about the Lannisters (aside for Tyrion)?  We do not give dambs!

Missandei and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) are refreshing at times, but come on...why can't white folks write their fantasies with swords and sorcery and either leave brown-skinned folks out of it, or put us in awesome highborn positions?  Because servants, slaves, ex-slaves, soldiers, pirates, and that asshole from Qarth are just not doing it for me.

What do y'all think?

10 comments:

  1. Yeah, they don't want black people in any positions of power.

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    1. And will do Olympic-level gymnastics to get out of explaining it.

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  2. In the books, there are highborn Blacks and other people of color, but, of course, they were all cut from the show. SMDH

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    1. Now, see...I didn't know that about the books.

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    2. I didn't know there were books either!

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  3. I haven't watched GOT either, but so many people are talking about it, and it's got me interested...a little.

    Anyway, it's funny how white people can write and produce such films without POC cast in it or in powerful positions, but will demand POC to include white people in their stories.

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    1. I haven't watched GOT either, but so many people are talking about it, and it's got me interested...a little.

      I'll admit that the way the story unfolded over the first season or so was well-handled. But at this point, I'm just watching to know what the hell people are talking about because when friends, relatives, bloggers, etc., talk about GoT, I feel so, so, so, so lost.

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  4. I was just waiting like I normally do for a show to end and then just binge watch it. After all the uproar about the rape scene (with the white girl)from last season(I think) I'm perfectly fine with no black women being up there in a major role. Because sooner or later it will be their turn.

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    1. Oh, yeah...hell no. I don't want to see Black women wrapped up in that mess.

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  5. Oh, I haven't watched it yet but I guess I'll give it a try to see what"s so great about it. But I think I won't be impressed. Don't know why it has so much hype...

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