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Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?

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Maybe
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Offline CarbShark

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Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2019, 06:31:22 PM »

Based on what people have said here, it looks like GoT definitely isn't the best TV show of all time.


At least in the universe of commenters here.

But even then, there seems to be no consensus as to what one show would be the greatest. So GoT may not get a majority of people thinking it’s the greatest, but it probably gets way more votes than any other show.


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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2019, 12:55:55 AM »
Game of thrones might not be the greatest TV show of all time, but it is the greatest fantasy series of all time.

Not much competition for that, though, unless you want to include Star Trek  :P

Legend of the Seeker  ;) (Just kidding)

It is a genre that hasn't been done well on TV. Though there have been a few "good" fantasy series over the years. GOT is by far the best.

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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2019, 04:26:39 PM »
Unless there are objective criteria, like number of trophies won or fastest mph in sports, the question isn't just subjective; it's meaningless.

What's the greatest TV show? Highest audience figures? Highest percent critical acclaim?

I'd say it's subjective either way. Because even the question of which objective features you choose to measure, ultimately boils down to a subjective question of what you value in a TV show.

By extension, whether a given opinion is "meaningless" is also a subjective judgment. For example, my mom's favorite TV show might be a subjective judgement according to her point of view; but that bit of knowledge is not "meaningless" to her friends and family.


I can never make lists of e.g. favourite books or music, because I can't rank them even in my own mind.

Never mind that comparing anything from one era to another is fraught with problems.

I have the same problem. Not sure I quite understand the obsession with ranking artistic works in the first place. My rankings would change from time to time, depending on my current moods and interests.
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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 09:39:16 AM »
 The full recap was possibly the greatest "previously on..." of all time.
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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 11:15:51 AM »
Nope.

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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2019, 11:22:02 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2019, 10:29:20 PM »
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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2019, 06:40:04 PM »
How could you really compare GoT, against, say, Twin Peaks anyway? 
You stole the words right out of my snout. I think these are probably my two favorite shows of all time (maybe Buffy as well, and increasingly The Magicians), but it's hard to compare them and say that one is better than the other. I like both for entirely different reasons.
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Re: Is "Game of Thrones" the greatest TV show of all time?
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2019, 11:39:45 AM »
I just binge-watched the last season. I didn't find it nearly as bad as some people made it out to be.

 

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