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Why I Don’t Watch Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones. The popular television show that keeps popping up on my Twitter timeline and is constantly being talked about in my classroom discussions. It is everywhere. (There are even GoT Oreos in the grocery store). I feel like I am asked daily “Do you watch Game of Thrones?” Or “Did you see the episode last night?” Well, in case any of you were wondering, the answer is no. No, I do not watch the show, simply because I am a stubborn human who refuses to lose an argument. 

The relationship between my older brother and I is usually a good one and we get along very well. We go to different universities so we don’t see each other too often other than during holiday breaks the summer months. We play golf, we play Xbox, we go bowling, etc. All of these activities are fun but there are two specific things that I can rely on my brother to do: recommend new TV shows for me to watch and argue with me until I cry. Game of Thrones fits in both categories. 

Over a year ago my brother was trying to recommend me new TV shows and he started talking about Game of Thrones. He raved on and on about how amazing it was and how much I would like it. I had no interest in watching the show, thinking it was solely about incest and swords (debatable) so I told him that I wasn’t going to watch it. Somehow, this harmless conversation turned into a screaming match and I am pretty sure it ended in a few tears shed. Ever since that day, I refuse to watch this show. 

From an outsiders perspective, the show seems like a waste of time. Characters with weird names, medieval outfits, incestuous relationships, and death by sword. The hype around the show could be described as excessive and extra, considering I can go nowhere without someone starting a conversation about Daenerys or Jon Snow (I looked these names up for accuracy). Apologies to all the fans that I have disappointed.

With all that being said, I clearly have not seen the show, so technically I have nothing to rip on. All I know is that I am winning this sibling argument and I am super happy about it (despite the fact that my brother might not even know it’s happening).

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I am a Senior at the University of Denver studying Communication Studies, Marketing, and Writing Practices. I love photography, exercise, reading, and trying new foods. I am currently one of the CC's here at HCDU.
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