I have recently finished watching the first season of "Game of Thrones" and I must say it must be one of the most overrated shows I have ever watched. I know this will probably annoy many people but I just cannot understand the allure of it. I invite you to tell me whether you agree or disagree with me and why. Keep in mind that I have not read the books and therefore I am only commenting on the show. At any rate these are my reasons for thinking as I do: 1) The amount of sex and nudity in the show is at best unnecessary and at worst revolting. While generally I am uncomfortable with nudity in shows I am perfectly fine with it as long as it advances the story line or has some sort of purpose. For example I understand the scene with the blonde girl and the savage (forgive me I have forgotten their names). That scene helps develop the girl's character, but every other sex scene is just unnecessary. Although, I suppose all of that nudity is part of the allure; it draws in a bunch of lonely teenagers. Furthermore, the show is very nearly sexist. All of the men in this show seem to use prostitutes on a daily basis. Aside from a few of the noble women the rest are whores. Admittedly if you were to compare the era in Game of Thrones to the Middle Ages it would make sense that women on the show are not treated equally but they shouldn't all work in brothels. 2) Dickens would often take a morally good character who wasn't extremely interesting on his/her own and surround them with extremely dynamic characters. It seems to me that this show takes a basically good and honourable character (Ned) who isn't very interesting on his own and surrounds him with even duller characters. In fact many of them (ie: Geoffrey, Robert, the blonde Queen, Ned's daughter who plays with swords and the sword master) are so archetypal that they border on cliche. How many times in other works of fiction have we met the eccentric master, the girl who doesn't want to follow the traditional path for girls, the bratty prince who has too much power, the scheming Queen and the fat and lazy King. They none of them are original. As well, even the characters who may not be as cliched as the others are rather boring and two dimensional. With the exception of the blonde Khaleesi none of them go through any sort of character development throughout the entire season. 3) This next reason is something that doesn't really matter as it is simply a hangup of mine, but I feel it is worth mentioning. Although the amount of blood and gore isn't too, too much, the fact that when bloody scenes happen it is generally extremely gruesomendid put me off a little. This is mainly because I generally enjoy a snack with movies or shows of movie like intensity and the gore did stop me from eating. I don't mean to say that "Game of Thrones" is a bad show, but it seems to me that due to all of it's faults it does not deserve the high praise it has been getting. If you disagree feel free to express your opinion. Although I am unlikely to watch the second season please do not spoil any thing from it in your comments. I may still watch it if you convince me that the show is better than I give it credit it for.