Game of Thrones: No Happy Endings

Friday, June 07, 2013

The HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones is ending its third season Sunday night, but many fans are still talking about last week's episode. That's when several beloved characters were killed off. 

It’s just one more example of the show's commitment to subverting the typical fantasy structure of clearly defined heroes and villains, and good triumphing over evil.

Nina Shen Rastogi recaps the show for New York magazine’s entertainment site Vulture and said there’s pleasure in that kind of storytelling.

“A lot of people also feel this is a modern way of telling a fantasy series,” Rastogi said. “Even though it’s set in this faux medieval period, the fact that bad guys win and real politik is this major force and that heroes don’t always get the rewards they deserve, I think people respond to that.”

To hear a full interview with Nina Shen Rastogi, click audio above.


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Comments [4]

Jj from NYC

Perhaps you might have been more restrained in your lead-off blurb? I'm relieved I caught up on my GOT viewing before seeing this sort. Not everyone has the time to follow all the great stuff that's out there and still live their lives in this town. That said, I honestly had a tough time getting to sleep last night, grieving my "beloved characters" as I was. An episode of Veep did the trick, though. (Spoiler alert, it was S2E4, and Selena put her foot in her mouth over a dozen times per scene. Sorry, guys.)

Jun. 09 2013 01:21 PM

He published a book two years ago, and put out a chapter two months ago...but the books are downers, really interesting but sad as f**k. :(

Jun. 09 2013 10:22 AM

Not happy about the spoiler in your front page blurb. Not cool, people

Jun. 09 2013 09:44 AM

Apparently many viewers of the HBO series have not read the books that the show is based on. Readers knew what would happen at the "Red Wedding." They also know what will happen in this week's final segment.

The actual problem is that jrrMartin will not finish his story. He hasn't published any more of his "never ending story" in years. Hope the old coot finishes before he dies.

Jun. 09 2013 09:24 AM

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