‘Game of Thrones’ season 5: Kit Harrington discusses show’s heavy violence

Jon Snow -Is “Game of Thrones” too violent? We’re sure that there are some media watchdogs out there who think so, given that this is a show that features heads being chopped off, eyes exploding, and various other murders that are occasionally difficult to watch. With that being said, we would say that this is a premium cable show, and for the most part, you know what you are getting into when you decide to sit down and watch it.

One person who also doesn’t see some of the gore as a big deal? One of the show’s stars in Kit Harrington. As he says to the Radio Times, the series is not so much about gratuitous killing the majority of the time, and instead focuses on the ramifications of what happens to the people who do depart:

“You mostly always feel the consequences of that person dying. In Thrones it’s war, and awful, awful things happen, as we see on the news daily. And if we’ve got an appetite for watching these things on the news then you can’t shy away from it on cable drama.”

When looking back at the past season specifically, we would argue that there is definitely evidence to support Harrington’s claim. After all, we saw Joffrey’s death shake up all of King’s Landing, and after that, the Red Viper’s death helped to ensure that Tyrion needed an escape route. This in turn led to Tywin’s death, and the ramifications of that are going to be enormous during the fifth season premiering in late March / early April. Death never ends with this show, either, so you have to know there is still plenty still to come.

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