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Is it only me or there are others who dont really care or watch Game of thrones? Everywhere I go thats what everyones is talking about! What a waste of precious time!

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I don't watch the show but I worked in media for a while. It's not just a tv show. Every show/episode involves hundreds of people in art design, skilled trades, finance, legal, post-production, IT, marketing, etc. People in that industry are generally motivated by storytelling and connecting people or just doing something fun. It is an achievement and a reflection of all of that collective work that the show has such high and lasting viewership. And for people who just watch the show, most people watch or read or listen to some media for entertainment. It makes us human to feel emotion and connect with a shared experience. Your "waste of time" comment is pretty obtuse. There are enough posts on here about people feeling the stress of this job. Chill.

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OP, I didn’t understand the hype until I watched it after 4 seasons into it. I rolled my eyes when my co-workers would get together to discuss it every week. I’d hear snippets and think they were crazy. I decided to watch the first season out of boredom and became hooked. I’m an avid fan now.

This is the last season and it took us nearly two years to get to it. GoT fans are going to be a lot more vocal than ever before from pent up frustration and the anticipation of the final outcome. Last night especially was a HUGE payoff to a lot of show buildup. It’s going to be discussed for a while. On the bright side for you, only 3 more episodes. I won’t apologize for the mania that accompany the journey until the end. There’s plenty you can do and pay attention to instead. There’s a lot of popular shows I haven’t watched. I have other things to do instead.

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Get over it. I hate sports, I get to hear about that constantly all year

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True!!!

You know GOT has been on for 8 years, right? You’re acting like everyone is wasting their time binging 80 hours of television. The majority of people i know have been watching for years...it’s not a waste of time to spend an hour a week watching a show that you love. Try not to judge so much and we won’t judge you back

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Here OP, I made this for you

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Exactly this!

1. Let people live, who cares
2. Don’t knock it til you try it :)

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I dont care but these ppl dont let other ppl who dont watch live!! They should be the one taking a break from giving unnecessary peer pressure to Go Watch!

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Same can be said for many other shows and movies. Just because you don’t associate with it does not make it a “waste” of time to others.

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Haha! There is no friends vs GOT category! I love them both equally 😛

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you are basic

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The time spent on responding and defending your position is basically equal to the time someone else spent watching one episode of GOT and thoroughly enjoying it. So not sure which is the bigger waste of time - someone spending time doing something they enjoy and get a reprieve from life / work - or someone spending time on a forum trying to convince others that something they’re doing is a waste of time 😜

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I never used to like it until I missioner through the first season. I'm happy I did because I find everything after that is really good. I do get that all the buzz is pretty overwhelming though, even as a fan of the series.

On the flipside, I can't stand sports and having convos go from baseball to basketball to football and over to hockey is mind numbing for me and I just tune it out. I personally think watching people throw/kick/hit/pass a ball/puck around to be a much greater waste of time.

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OP...

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You’re so cool. Tell me more about how you don’t enjoy things that other people enjoy

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Not sure if missing one of the greatest shows of all time is something to be proud of. Weird flex but ok

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Nope, checking in. I’m working on a lift and shift right now and the new environment was called “Westeros” because the rest of the team loves GOT. I’ve never rolled my eyes so hard 😂

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Sorry SA2, I misspoke. I’m on the business side of it, both as a PM and a technical SME.

Live and let live. Why do you have to bother other people with your preferences? There are just so many counter examples to your argument

Damn, judgmental people make me sad

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Lol I’m pretty sure there’s something you do that I consider a waste of time too. To each his own, lay off.

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Haven’t even seen a single episode.

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This is why nobody wants to pay for your opinion :)

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How is it a waste of time if people get enjoyment out of it? Seems like a dumb perspective to have

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