My son, Todd, and my brother-in-law, Dave, were over to the house on Sunday and Monday and we watched the entire Game of Thrones, which I had been saving up for them.
What struck me on the second go around was the quality of the dialogue. Most often pithy and clever and at the same time philosophical and even deep.
Got me interested in what people were saying online about G.of T. and started reading reviews, most of which were positive, but a few which were so out of line as to make me despair.
I keep thinking that people have woken up to the fact that there are some well-written fantasies and science fiction that compare well to the best literature.
But you still have the old nerd cliches in the reviews -- so off base, I have to wonder if the reviewers even read the books? Most of the criticisms -- such as "powerless" women were turned on their heads by the end of the series.
What chance do comics ever have of being taken seriously? Ever?
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