Originally Posted by RobertR
A commercial could easily be made about GOT featuring a lot of blood and gore and sex.
That's Spartacus. And that's why I only watched 2 episodes.
GoT trailers featured great drama and a web of plot complexity with personal and political struggles. That's what pulled me in. (plus the books were acclaimed)
There a few sword fights at the end, but by in large that trailer plays up the drama and acting quality (as well as elaborate costuming and decoration). After Rome, I was craving something of this quality, and I was not disappointed.
Anyhoo - good for Walking Dead and it's fans. I just would like a show of GoT's quality to climb it's way to the top of the ratings because it deserves it imo. When you rotate directors like this show does (and Boardwalk Empire), it really lets the story pour out with a new flavor each week, whereas some of the weaker shows feel recycled even though the story may technically be moving along.