There was a series called Game of Thrones which was very popular here in the United States, a post-Tolkien 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.
- SALMAN RUSHDIE, in a recent interview.
If HBO's Game of Thrones is indeed trash, I wonder what he thinks of 99% of what's on TV. . . :/