Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children and an upcoming TV series for Showtime, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that he watched all of Game of Thrones:
“There was a series called Game of Thrones which was very popular here in the United States, a post-Tolkein kind of thing. It was garbage, yet very addictive garbage – because there’s lots of violence, all the women take their clothes off all the time, and it’s kind of fun. In the end, it’s well-produced trash, but there’s room for that, too.”
He also liked Deadwood, Dexter, Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, but called The Wire “just a police series,” which demonstrates that while he may be tuned in to geek culture and South Asian culture, he knows nothing about urban America.
But here’s my question for Game of Thrones fans: Is Rushdie’s assessment of the show right?