SNL Reveals The Secret Behind The Success Of Game of Thrones
April 16, 2012 | Musings
April 14th’s episode of Saturday Night Live was generally underwhelming (from my point of view), but one bright spot in the evening was a Game of Thrones-themed sketch. In it, the reason for the success of the series is revealed; it’s not George R. R. Martin, it’s not even Peter Dinklage– it’s an awkward teenager who insists on packing as much sex as possible into each scene. It’s funny, but something about the sketch does ring true. The book is chock-full of sex, but the show takes it even further. Sex that is merely implied in the book is played out onscreen (for example, Renly and Loras). I’m not complaining, it sure makes for an entertaining show!
I couldn’t find a link with an embedding code, so you will have to go to Gawker to watch it, but please do. It als features a great Kit Harrington/Jon Snow impression.