I got a surprise birthday present from an internet friend today - a Game of Thrones/doge mashup t-shirt. Made me laugh!
what will hbo do to attract asian audiences to game of thrones?
Who knows! Maybe Big Boi will show up? Or Common? The gears are turning in my head, especially since they decided to do this in NYC in an “urban” area.
Sade and I were gonna check it out, but we forgot when the tickets were going on sale…and when I checked an hour later, they were sold out—probably within the first 30 minutes or something.
This is actually just sad, lazy, racist marketing. There are so many cool ways to market something as huge and fantastical as GOT. Why are they resorting to this? smh
When I initially saw that this was going to be a thing, I was like “please tell that they’re not doing what I think they’re doing???”
And they did what I thought they were doing. They so did the thing!
What did I say? Did I not say this was dark-sided?
how about putting some POC on your show?
Can I get a black/brown person thats not a damn barbarian/slave or lying snake? How bout that for drawing my attention?
Does ANYBODY of color work at HBO? Like, this is the classic example of Missing the Point(TM). Wow, that they think to draw in more Black/Latino people is to use Hip-Hop and not cast them in diverse and significant roles in their programming, or hire them to write shows, or direct shows, or run shows, is really all kinds of problematic and why nearly 75% of their viewership is white. Don’t act like that concerns you when you pull nonsense like this, HBO. I mean seriously.
Somebody should make a .gif of the Mhysa scene and replace Dany with this CD because that is probably what was doing through these marketing people’s heads. Gross…
Now where my alcoholics let me see ya hands up
What this show does to me.
You just know the whole reason GRRM named Drogo “Drogo” was so Daenerys would have named her dragon “Drogon”, don’t even lie. This was not a coincidence.
"I saw an interview with Maisie and even she called Drogon Dracarys"
Oh boy. I guess Maisie still isn’t allowed to read the books? Or perhaps doesn’t want to…?
I actually wonder if they’ll ever name them at this point or just keep calling them “the dragons.” I’m not sure what the purpose of keeping them nameless is.
We’re definitely covering GOT when it’s on air, but just branching out a little more when it’s not so we can keep the material fresh.