I’ve written before that the show Game of Thrones might as well be called Game of Tits because of the amount of gratuitous nudity on the show. People in the legitimate press (e.g. critics who get paid to write about the show) have dubbed the use of nudity and prostitutes as “sexposition.”
Fortunately for us, Saturday Night Live and Andy Samberg have taken the time to show us why Game of Thrones has so many shots of naked prostitutes: one of the consultants on the show is thirteen-year-old Adam Friedberg. You can watch the link here.
This clip has confirmed a few things I already know: 1) Andy Samberg is awesome, 2) Game of Thrones is run by thirteen-year-old boys and people with the mindsets of thirteen-year-old boys, and 3) BOOBS.
Game of Thrones is a very good television show, but it is not a great television show, and it will never be a great television show until the writers and producers have a higher estimation of the viewers’ intelligence, and deliver exposition without including a prostitute in the scene. As this SNL sketch indicates, commentary that the story is “so sophisticated!” and the characters “so complex!” falls a little flat, and often sounds laughable, when you have so many unnecessary whorehouse scenes in the series.