Creators of Game of Thrones defend themselves

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D.B.Weiss and Dan Benioff have been facing a lot of criticism for their portrayal of extravagant scenes in season 5 of the “Game of Thrones”. The fifth season of the HBO show has made history at the 67th annual Emmy Awards despite all this flak, when it became the first sci-fi or fantasy show ever to win Best Drama and its 12 awards in total have broken the record for the most won by any show in a single year in the history of the Emmy awards.

Some people have griped that, even if “Game of Thrones” is a great show, season 5 wasn’t its best season. As a matter of fact some believe it to be the worst season in a series of 5 seasons. Most certainly season 5 was the most controversial season, owing to the marital rape of Sansa Stark in the 6th Episode and the sacrificial burning of Shireen Baratheon after being tied to a pyre in the 9th Episode. None of these incidents have yet happened in George R.R. Martin’s novels.

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Many of the shows creative folks, including the director of the 6th Episode, have confronted and addressed these controversies in the recent past. However, somehow the “Game of Thrones” writers Dan Benioff and D.B. Weiss still are of the opinion that the issue is unresolved.  In an interview hosted post the Emmy awards with Entertainment Weekly, Benioff stated that they never intended to offend anyone by portraying those brutal and ruthless incidents.

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Benioff tried to explain, “To try to offend anyone would be juvenile, but to be afraid to offend people would be cowardly”.  He went on to say that “there were people saying that they were never going to watch again. We’re just trying to tell the story the best we can”.

However, as is evident from the results of the 67th annual Emmy Awards majority of the public opinion lies in favor of season 5 and its depiction. People evidently want to see more of this and history has it that sex and violence appeal the most and sell the most. Eventually we can conclude that the writers are trying to feed the appetite of all kinds of viewers and have emerged successful in creating entertainment and more entertainment with every episode, leaving a mark on the audience’s minds, utilizing the rather infamous notion of appeasing their sympathy and keeping them glued to their seats in the wake of awaiting for what might come up next! The viewers surely skip a beat and relish the extravaganza that is served to them, with twists and turns along the way.

We are surely going to see more of this in the 6th Season as the writers have received recognition and a certificate for their efforts! The story will have more twist and turns before it reaches the most awaited climax of the finale!

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