Parents' Guide to

Game of Thrones

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Artful fantasy series heavy on sexuality and violence.

TV HBO Drama 2011
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age 15+

Based on 175 parent reviews

age 18+

its porn

Before i watched the first episode i thought it should be a good tv show no its just porn

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
7 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Don't watch it, and warn your children.

Very graphic and unnecessary sexual scenes. Also, the main girl wanted to get out of her contract because she no longer agreed with how often they had her getting naked. They refused and she had to publicly complain before they allowed her to change her contract. Now she is comparing sexism in Hollywood to racism so I no longer feel bad for her... Anyway, they also groom their younger actresses so when they turn 18, they take their clothes off. Lots of rape and incest as well. This show is unethical, sexist, and George RR Martin should be ashamed that they turned his 14 year old book characters into HBO soft-porn. I also despise how many people try to explain away the unnecessary parts of the show as being "parts of real life", meanwhile, there are dragons and magic. Yes, the plot can go along with real-life politics, but you cannot label the show as realistic. Another thing I should add is that they only stopped beating down the women and started making them more powerful when their fan base complained of misogyny. Many people were going to boycott after a brutally graphic rape scene but I don't think they stopped watching.

This title has:

Too much sex
4 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (175):
Kids say (355):

As with most HBO originals, this series benefits greatly from the budget and talent poured into its execution. Game of Thrones is an expertly produced epic and well acted, making it one of the most critically acclaimed series in history. It's easy to get drawn into the machinations of Westeros, and the complexity of the twists and turns make rewatches endlessly satisfying.

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