Old News: Game of Thrones is groundbreaking. New Revelation: HBO knows it.

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So in a surprise to no one, I love Game of Thrones. I’ve read all the books (hikes glasses held together by masking tape up on the nose) and generally adore the show so I won’t pretend this isn’t biased. I mean pretty much any show that promises boobies and blades my ass is in a seat for. Camelot, Rome, The Tudors I mean, shit, I even watched Spartacus after Andy Whitfield passed away and that show was basically an M-Rated video game.* That all being said, GoT has done something groundbreaking in that it is a world driven drama, not character driven.

Now I know that sounds…let’s go with pompous but if you really think about it it’s probably the least douchey way to explain what I mean succinctly but I’ll spell it out after the jump. Continue reading