Tracie Hunte, Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Tracie Hunte is an Assistant Producer in the WNYC Newsroom.
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.