"I'm not a chicken. I'm just really hesitant." -Frasier Crane
Question #89344 posted on 04/11/2017 11:44 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So I heard Game of Thrones was awesome so I thought about watching it. Then I heard that it was slightly pornographic, so I didn't. But then I saw one of the speeches made by Peter Dinklage and realized I had to watch it. And I didn't make it halfway through the first episode without realizing how much porn there really was and now Vidangel is gone. But I need more Game of Thrones in my life. Help!

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Dear friend,

So I've never watched Game of Thrones but have heard two main things about it: a) it's a good TV show and b) Game of Thrones without nudity and graphic violence is kind of like asking for Game of Thrones without Game of Thrones. I mean, it's on HBO. But maybe these resources could help:

  • Clearplay is an option, if you have it or if someone you know does
  • You could watch it with someone you know who has seen it, and they can fast-forward as needed because they've already seen it. It's like your own personal Vidangel.
  • There are illegally made censored versions out there, which won't be linked to because they're pirated and therefore illegal, but you can search for them if that doesn't bother your conscience. It doesn't seem like they're hard to find.
  • If you like the idea of Game of Thrones but don't like the nudity, you might want to look at some similar alternatives that might match your personal preferences better.

Hope this helps!

-Van Goff


Dear you,

If you're comfortable with the "mute and quickly flip the laptop screen down" method of editing for sexual content, that's probably the easiest thing to do. That's how I watch Game of Thrones now that VidAngel is done. However, I can totally see how this wouldn't be sufficient for a lot of people.


posted on 04/12/2017 2:55 p.m.
Van Goff had some awesome ideas here! However, I would like to point out that at least half of the options on the list of 'similar alternatives' are pretty bad themselves (if not worse) than the nudity/sexual content/violent images in Game of Thrones, e.g. Spartacus.

There are also some clean, good shows on there. Just be cautious :)