(CAVEAT: I've not seen any of Game of Thrones, nor am I likely to. Not a big fan of the books. Still...this is more than a touch bothersome to me)
OK, so remember that huge kerfuffle that followed in the wake of this review of Season One of Game of Thrones?
Well, true to form, NYT has struck again with its review of Season Two.
To wit (emphasis mine):
"What “Game of Thrones” needs if it is to expand its fan base beyond Dungeons & Dragons types is what most of the United States didn’t get this year: a hard winter. Life in this particular fantasy land consists of seasons of indeterminate length, and since the series began there have been references to an impending winter of fearsome power."
So not only does the NYT seem to think that all SF fans are BOYZ, but D&D types (see: smelly, antisocial and living in mom's basement). As I said, I'm not a fan of the books (high fantasy does very little for me, in truth). But I really find this attitude about *those people who like that show/those books* makes my nose crunkle.