“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
— Edward Abbey

While I see the attraction and lure of Game of Thrones, I cannot help but compare it to Lord of the Rings. Somehow because it lacks sex, nudity, deviancy and so forth, Lord of the Rings is seen as childish by comparison. But perhaps Tolkien was simply able to write a fantastic medieval story, by simply making great characters and a story to go with them.

“Even in the most peaceful surroundings the angry heart finds a quarrel. Even in the most quarrelsome surroundings the grateful heart finds peace.”
— Doe Zantamata