You cannot seriously say any of those shows come close to being what Game of
Thrones is. Yes, it pushes the envelope almost every episode. Yes, the sex and
nudity are largely gratuitous.I'm not advocating watching GoT
if you find that content objectionable; sometimes it bothers me. However, shows like Hercules and The Seeker are nothing like GoT.
If they turned Sword of Truth into a "G" rated TV show, they did not
follow the books at all. It is far more brutal (and political) than Game of
Yes... because the first season of Once Upon a Time isn't full of sex,
scantily dressed women, and extremely distraught, quite frankly messed up family
situations. A great program for families to be watching Deseret News. Good job
on that one.
If a show isn't appropriate for a child to watch, why is it ok for an
adult? The best alternative is to turn off the boob tube. Play a game with
your kids. Talk to you spouse. Do service. Read a good book.
Don't forget the NBA and men's college basketball. They are long
running typically G rated scripted fantasy programs too!
I'm grateful for the intent of the author's article, but I'm also
open to the comments thus far posted. Being someone looking for exactly this
kind of thing, could some of you perhaps share more specific detail about what
makes some of these alternatives distasteful?There is a wide range
to what various people consider to be "too much", after all. With no
disrespect intended, I've seen concerns and comments from people that
condemn standards in media that I found to be rather high.
The only problem with the show 'Once Upon a Time' is that they are
starting to push the GLBT movement. The first season was great. Then the last
two is where they introduced a different version of Mulan and in the last season
they had two brothers posing as two 'partnered' men trying to adopt a
baby. I'm not sure you can say this is not pushing the envelope.
I'm rather disturbed about the comment "If a show isn't
appropriate for a child to watch, why is it ok for an adult?" I enjoy an
occasional children's movie but I prefer shows that discuss more adult
themes, politics, marriage, social issues, even intrigue that I do not consider
acceptable for children (they would be quite bored). As an adult I
have different taste than I did as a teen and I claim the right to decide what I
want to watch (or read). I'm glad for the list of suggestions since I
haven't tried some of the shows... This doesn't mean I'll stop
watching Game of Thrones but I would also like to find other series.
@Staylikethatforever - perhaps I'm mis-reading your comment, but, are you
implying that they made Mulan a lesbian? *spoiler alert* In Once Upon a Time
(Once), Mulan is in love with Prince Phillip, not Aurora. And the
"partnered" men trying to adopt a baby were later shown to be brothers,
Michael and John Darling, who were attempting to save their sister, Wendy. The
show is a fantasy show - but is definitely not pushing the boundaries in any way
that resembles GoT.
I guess if you are a person who likes the dribble from 'Lost' and how
it went on and on with no real conclusion after 6 years I suppose that you might
like "Once..." I started to watch it and quit after the 2nd episode in
season 2 refusing to get sucked into another black hole ....
cocosweet,Media can be positive, negative, influence and so on...
but usually in ways that those engaged in simply cannot see. Admitting that
you're already in the test tube destroys any possibility for your to argue
that it doesn't affect you.You can "claim the right" to
watch whatever you want. No one is stopping you.You can also claim
the right to eat or drink whatever you want. But you can't "claim a
right" and make it good for you.