Thursday, August 9, 2018

Why 'The Simpsons' creator refused to watch 'Game of Thrones' while making his new show


Making a new fantasy TV show in the Game of Thrones era is a dragon-sized task. There's no escaping comparison to the pop culture behemoth, no matter how different your show may be. But legendary creator Matt Groening — who successfully parodied the family sitcom at its height with The Simpsons, only to later satirize the oversaturation of sci-fi in Futurama — is seemingly the perfect man for the job. SEE ALSO: Why we could be watching 'The Simpsons' for another 30 seasons And it might explain why, in the very first episode of his new Netflix series Disenchantment, he literally impales a prince's head on a throne of swords. For now, it's the only direct reference he wants to make to the HBO phenomenon in a show that's all about twisting fantasy tropes. Read more... More about Entertainment, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, The Simpsons, and Futurama source: https://mashable.com/2018/08/09/matt-groening-disenchantment-game-of-thrones-reference-easter-egg/ #Headlines by: Jess Joho

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