Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
The entertainment marketplace is now so fragmented that even the most successful shows aren't watched by 80-90% of the US population. Game of Thrones is a commercial hit, one of the biggest on cable. That's a fact. It's also largely been well-reviewed by critics. If any particular individual disagrees and thinks the show is a creative failure, well, knock yourself out.
Bingo. Of all the shows that could be argued to be a financial or creative hit, GoT is not one of them.