I'm almost done with the Goldberg book, and reading it is like slurping a heroin-flavored Robitussen stew featuring cabbages, poppies, vodka, and Nyquil. With a blunt instrument chaser.
So here is some place-holder ranting.
Our friend SEK writes:
I’ll focus on a fine point about shot construction in Game of Thrones. Before I do, however, I should note that I’m by no means endorsing the more problematic elements of the show—the racial politics foremost among them—because those strike me as endemic to sword-and-sorcery as a genre, so anything I write about them will inevitably be general and uninteresting to a fault.
I have always found it a difficult pancake as to whether the adjective "problematic" were good or bad.
It is I think central to the point of GoT that all of the politics are horrible. It's very difficult to choose whom to root for.
Is there an established consensus that the show contains "problematic elements"? If so, beg pardon.