The Watcher: 10 shows I'm told I should like
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1. “Game of Thrones” (HBO) – I keep trying, I really do, but I can't get into this popular fantasy series. There are things about it to recommend: It's beautifully photographed, well acted, occasionally thrilling, sometimes amusing. But ultimately it offers nothing to care about. Imagine “Lord of the Rings” stripped of its political and cultural allegories; all that remains is genre.
TEXT BY MICHAEL HEWITT, FOR THE REGISTER, PHOTO BY PAUL SCHIRALDI, HBO