Monday, April 16, 2012

Hobbit porn - oops, I mean "Game of Thrones" - comes to HBO!



Oh, man, rarely has SNL nailed it as it does here, with this wicked takedown of the new soft core hobbit porn series, HBO's Game of Thrones. I've just sat through the first few episodes of this, thanks to Netflix - and Christ on a bike; what can I say? I was never taken in by the fanboy praise (although I'll admit after watching this that maybe Isaac Butler isn't quite as gormless as I've always thought he was), but when even the Atlantic began to post breathless patter about this potboiler, I began to wonder; finally I decided I had to see it. Well, now I know, and whooooo boy! Power and titties and dragons, oh my! Who will gain the Iron Throne?? And more importantly - who'll be doing it doggie style on the Iron Throne???

Sheesh - I admit this wacky (if lumbering) mash-up of I, Claudius, The Lord of the Rings, and Debbie Does Dallas rarely has a dull moment - except when the dialogue cranks up. So my advice is: watch it with the sound off - it's a lot more fun; by now I've had the benefit of enough portentous adolescent wisdom to last a lifetime, and sometimes I thought if I heard "And what doth milord command of me?" one more time I might just barf. But bring on the double blow jobs and the child-murders and the incest (the villains commit both in the premiere episode alone - later on they kill an innocent dog!). This is "compulsively watchable" all right - fuck yeah!  And after we've all blown our wads, let's engage in a collaborative symposium on the parameters and significance of genre, shall we?

2 comments:

  1. 'Christ on a bike'? You must have some Scots blood in you somewhere! Still Game of Thrones and I will remain strangers, despite the laughs your commentary provided.

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  2. I think the Scotsman just comes out of me after watching all the dudes in fur skirts in "Game of Thrones"!

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