As an old D&D player and fantasy nut I tried to get into Game of Thrones, I really did. I read the first book and it was very good, much better than the usual derivative fantasy muck that I ceased reading in my late teens. But the second book labored so much under the weight of its own epicness that I only managed to make it halfway through.
Then there is the television series of the books. I purchased the first 3 series in a store deal a few years ago. I made it all the way to the end of the first series but it never really captured my attention. I watched the episodes gradually over time but I wasn’t drawn to them in any real way. I got a couple of episodes into the second series and then I abandoned it and the disks have been sitting untouched in their cases ever since. It just does not interest me.
Recently I reread The Lord of the Rings and loved it. I also watched the original Conan the Barbarian the other day and it is just a fantastic movie. I’ll have to dig around online and see if i can find the score. So it’s not the fantasy genre that is the problem that I have with GoT. It’s GoT itself.