Day: 08/01/2014

Heresy of the Week: 2013 showed that HBO are still idiots

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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

Following on from previous years since it started broadcast, HBO’s flagship show Game of Thrones is the most pirated television show of the year. Other successful shows, lower-ranking on the list, demonstrate and confirm some of the reason’s for the gritty fantasy epic’s popularity with pirates.

Read on…