Ugh. Is the book as unrelenting in its parade of unrelenting, sicko violence as the show has become?
I really enjoyed the HBO show until about 3 episodes ago, (ep.4) when the sick torture and unrelenting violence came back again. Gratuitously cruel and senseless violence seems to be becoming all that there is to see here. I enjoyed the series at the start, because it seeemed to be building up to becoming a political thriller, but now seems hardly more than just an offering out of the torture porn genre.
Episode 4 was a real downer, (what happened with Jamie and his companion) although the end of that episode was quite enjoyable in spite of its violence, albeit what Dany did was predictable and expected. Then came episode 5, which redeemed it somewhat. After episode 6, I don't think I want to watch the rest of it anymore.
Ugh. :(:(:( I'd rather pull one of my toenails off and spare myself some time.
Or faster yet, break my own nose with a hammer. It will have more or less the same emotional effect. Actually, doing the latter might be preferable than suffering through more of the show...