"So many characters. So many strands. You have to have large sections where the plot is explained, just have to sit there and be told what’s going on. This is very, very dull. So they put a lot of naked women behind it all. They’re called ‘sexplanations’ in the trade. My programmes won’t need sexplanations."
Sharpe creator Bernard Cornwell on Game Of Thrones. The incessant excited yabberings of friends and the media are yet to persuade me to give the latter a try, and verdicts like this help to validate my disinterest.