Bad Taste

Jessica Marie Baumgartner

After trying to like the 1st Game of Thrones book, I determined not to watch the show. I found Martin’s writing to be forced, long winded, and redundant at times. We’re all critics, I could go on for days about why my writing sucks. So, I don’t fault people for enjoying things I do not appreciate.


But last night, I broke down and agreed to watch the first episode of the show because so many people kept telling me I should, ” Give it a try” or “Just watch the first episode.” It is very disconcerting to me that people push for approval from others, or wish to share something even when the intended audience clearly knows and states that they have different tastes.

If I don’t like the book, I generally HATE the TV or film adaptation. Low and behold, I found myself in need of a distraction from…

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