Monday, May 18, 2015

Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest

Hosted by

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh & Heather Gardner

I just finished watching Season 5, Episode 6 "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," and it's funny, because it's probably one of the only episodes that doesn't fully fit with the theme of this blogfest. But almost every other episode epitomizes the the theme of "Blood, Boobs & Carnage."

The HBO original series, Game of Thrones, as with the book series it is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, are the first things I thought of when I learned about this blogfest. Martin created an expansive, brutal world and HBO vividly brought it to life. It combines the violence of The Walking Dead, the sex and dysfunctional shock value of Californication, and the superb acting and production value of Breaking Bad. What more could anyone possibly want?

The show is so awesome it that it has the best opening credits (which doesn't have any blood, boobs, or carnage, but it's still Star Wars caliber awesome) of any show out there. I typically fast forward through opening credits, but not for Game of Thrones.

There are so many twists and turns, so many secondary characters, so much detail put into the world, the history, and the storyline that you need to watch it numerous times (and even then, you won't catch everything). It's easy to get distracted by the blood and boobs, but you need to concentrate if you want to keep up with the multiple interwoven storylines. And don't expect the good guys to prevail. All men must die.

Below is the Honest Trailer of Games of Thrones and shows exactly why it is perfect for this blogfest. But be warned, it does include spoilers from seasons 1-3. If you don't mind the spoilers, the trailer is pretty hilarious, especially for people that know exactly what the narrator's talking about. Enjoy!

Thank you to Alex and Heather for setting this up and use the list of links below to visit other people participating in this blogfest.


  1. And the Honest Trailer has boobs!
    That show had to be my pick for television. It's the perfect example.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

  2. GoT is winning alot in this blogfest.....

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

  3. HOLY WOW!
    I couldn't use sound on the trailer, but its STILL awesome and I was cracking up. I've heard wonderful things about the books and the show. I keep telling myself I'll have more time to read them...later. I haven't found later yet!
    Excellent choice!
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

  4. And the winner for most popular TV show goes to Game of Thrones! Great choice for the B,B&C Blogfest!

  5. It's as if this blogfest was designed specifically for GoT. I found the most recent episode disturbing. Just when I thought Sansa finally started to act like a Stark.

  6. there sure has been a lot of Game of Thrones posts in this blogfest. That show is apparently all the rage and I've never seen a single episode.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

  7. Loved the HONEST TRAILER of GOT. The best part of the show was the trailer for me. The rest just seems Torture/Rape porn from the trailers. But I am old-fashioned. :-)

  8. I picked Game of Thrones, too. I hadn't seen that trailer before. Loved it. Now I'm even more glad I picked it. It really does help to read the books.

  9. I guess they had to miss every once in a while. I had not noticed the lack of all three until I read this. Strange, I normally catch that stuff.

  10. I didn't participate in this fest but GoT is the first thing I thought of when I read the announcement about it.
    I feel the same way about the opening credits. LOVE them and never fast forward thought. That song couldn't be more perfect for the show.

  11. A summary of what I've heard about the show would be "good story, and lots of explicit sex and violence".

  12. I love the Honest Trailers. They do nail it on the head, don't they!

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