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(Quartz)   "Game of Thrones" makes its debut on China Central Television, and viewers complain that it has been edited down to "a medieval European castle documentary"   (qz.com) divider line 46
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2014-05-02 07:40:29 AM
Must have edited out all those parts Tyrion talks about time travel or how best to manage his Twitter feed.
 
2014-05-02 07:48:47 AM
I can't even imagine what an edited version of that episode would look- oh, they only edited out a quarter of the sex and violence? And they left in the Jaime/Cersei scene and the Dany/Drogo scene? So basically all of the plot-critical stuff got left in? Um, ok.

Also, I realize dubbing could allow them to change things and insert their own spin, but what are they supposed to do? Broadcast it in English to retain the integrity of the original?
 
2014-05-02 08:08:48 AM
Do not want.
 
2014-05-02 08:22:30 AM
How long is it? 8 minutes?
 
2014-05-02 08:25:48 AM
Why aren't they showing the Chinese original series harry potter and the game of thrones?
 
2014-05-02 08:27:02 AM
You mean it isn't that to begin with?
 
2014-05-02 08:29:50 AM
Must be a typo, they meant to say "Batman and Robin: staring John Snow"
 
2014-05-02 08:32:11 AM
No gamey, no throney!

/A Lalala always pay debt.
 
2014-05-02 08:35:01 AM
Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.
 
2014-05-02 08:35:40 AM
*mind

Stupid keyboard.
 
2014-05-02 08:42:37 AM

mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.


But the decapitations are fine for your kids?
 
2014-05-02 08:48:17 AM

GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?


Violence is good family fun, boobies are evil. It's the American value system!
 
2014-05-02 09:09:38 AM

mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

Six Feet Under

must have really given you the vapors
 
2014-05-02 09:39:11 AM

GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?


Violence is great for American kids just don't let them see a set of tittays or they will grow up to be maladjusted perverts.
//throw in the naked dudes kissing each other and there goes the neighborhood.
 
2014-05-02 09:42:07 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Violence is good family fun, boobies are evil. It's the American value system!


The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.
 
2014-05-02 09:47:08 AM

monoski: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Violence is great for American kids just don't let them see a set of tittays or they will grow up to be maladjusted perverts.
//throw in the naked dudes kissing each other and there goes the neighborhood.


To be fair, is there really an age in which people are ready for big Hodor

/Hodor
//Hodor Hodor
///Hodors Hodor in Hodor
 
2014-05-02 09:52:16 AM
You Hodor!  You be here four hour, you go home now.  You scare my wife.
 
2014-05-02 09:56:40 AM

Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.


So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.
 
2014-05-02 10:35:39 AM
The real crime is that China has removed Big Bang from public consumption.  Now the Chinese will have to make do with Korean Dramas.
 
2014-05-02 10:38:32 AM
Are the White Walkers recolored with the American Flag on an overlay across their bodies?
We are the enemy of course.
Oh wait...thats BEST KOREA
 
2014-05-02 10:50:00 AM
Did they remove the American version, or the Chinese knock-off?
 
2014-05-02 10:54:32 AM

Persnickety: Tyrone Slothrop: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Violence is good family fun, boobies are evil. It's the American value system!

The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.


So Hentai is just fine for kids to watch?

Also, the headline made me think of BLR Game of Thrones:

Medieval Land Fun-Time World
 
2014-05-02 11:00:27 AM
Was there a laugh track inserted, too?
 
2014-05-02 11:06:13 AM

James Rieper: Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.

So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.


Didn't say that.  I'm just pointing out there is a difference between the nature of the "violence" and the nudity depicted in GOT.  One is fake.  The other is real.  The real version of a thing is more explicit than the fake version of the same thing.  GOT is entertainment despite the fact the thousands of people die, starve, freeze, have incestuous sex, etc.  When these same things happen IRL they are tragic.

As to which is more acceptable in society, we tolerate pr0n but exhibitions of actual violence are not socially acceptable.  Even when you take people out of the equation, things like dog fighting are generally considered disgusting.
 
2014-05-02 11:16:09 AM

Persnickety: James Rieper: Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.

So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.

Didn't say that.  I'm just pointing out there is a difference between the nature of the "violence" and the nudity depicted in GOT.  One is fake.  The other is real.  The real version of a thing is more explicit than the fake version of the same thing.  GOT is entertainment despite the fact the thousands of people die, starve, freeze, have incestuous sex, etc.  When these same things happen IRL they are tragic.

As to which is more acceptable in society, we tolerate pr0n but exhibitions of actual violence are not socially acceptable.  Even when you take people out of the equation, things like dog fighting are generally considered disgusting.


But human fighting is A-OK. And exhibitions of porn are frowned upon a lot more than exhibitions of violence...maybe turn on your TV occasionally and see if you see more sex or more killing. I'll save you some trouble and tell you it's killing.

Anyway your point fails because regardless of whether the killing is fake, so is the farking. And kids don't know the difference between either.

/would not watch GoT with my kids even if they edited out the tits
//if the edited the violence I might but then I probably wouldn't be watching it
 
2014-05-02 11:17:19 AM

GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?




Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.
 
2014-05-02 11:25:53 AM

Persnickety: James Rieper: Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.

So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.

Didn't say that.  I'm just pointing out there is a difference between the nature of the "violence" and the nudity depicted in GOT.  One is fake.  The other is real.  The real version of a thing is more explicit than the fake version of the same thing.  GOT is entertainment despite the fact the thousands of people die, starve, freeze, have incestuous sex, etc.  When these same things happen IRL they are tragic.

As to which is more acceptable in society, we tolerate pr0n but exhibitions of actual violence are not socially acceptable.  Even when you take people out of the equation, things like dog fighting are generally considered disgusting.


The MMA industry is going to be very sad to hear that.
 
2014-05-02 12:11:42 PM

doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?



Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.


So you're saying that the Red Wedding scene is ok for kids but two women being instructed in whore sex isn't?

You seem to be under the impression that calling someone out for saying that all the sex is what makes GoT unfit for children means that I somehow think it's all good.

Let me summarize for the logically challenge - removing the bewbs does not, by any stretch, make GoT ok for kids
 
2014-05-02 12:12:20 PM
 
2014-05-02 12:20:35 PM

js34603: Persnickety: James Rieper: Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.

So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.

Didn't say that.  I'm just pointing out there is a difference between the nature of the "violence" and the nudity depicted in GOT.  One is fake.  The other is real.  The real version of a thing is more explicit than the fake version of the same thing.  GOT is entertainment despite the fact the thousands of people die, starve, freeze, have incestuous sex, etc.  When these same things happen IRL they are tragic.

As to which is more acceptable in society, we tolerate pr0n but exhibitions of actual violence are not socially acceptable.  Even when you take people out of the equation, things like dog fighting are generally considered disgusting.

But human fighting is A-OK. And exhibitions of porn are frowned upon a lot more than exhibitions of violence...maybe turn on your TV occasionally and see if you see more sex or more killing. I'll save you some trouble and tell you it's killing.


What killing have you seen on TV?  Actual killing, not fake.  And what channel is that on?


Anyway your point fails because regardless of whether the killing is fake, so is the farking. And kids don't know the difference between either.

The farking is fake, but the nudity is not.  Kids know that fake fighting exists because they do it among themselves from a very early age.  Heck, cute little puppy dogs do it too and we think it's adorable.  It's part of our nature to play in this way.   But we don't walk around naked so we can't be hypocritical that kids learn that our society views being less naked to be less acceptable than fake violence.  As to fake sex, that's on during the daytime every single day when little kids are home.  Just turn on a soap opera.  There's kissing, caressing, almost-nudity and lots of hot bodies on display.   Not a lot of fake decapitations or gore on during the day.

As far as the real thing goes with kids,  the little ones don't have much of a sexual nature but we actively discourage nudity, however we discourage violence even more.
 
2014-05-02 12:22:46 PM
Kids (probably your kids) are already watching similar content by the time they are ten.  I'm not using that as an argument to make that ok, but the perceived damage is really to the parental ego and not the kids themselves.  They will be no better or worse than we are.

Censorship is about politics.  China didn't take this action because the eight minutes of film they cut would make their nation a worse place to live.  They did it because a public demonstration that they can control what a person can view, read, or say makes their government appear stronger than any individual.
 
2014-05-02 12:25:49 PM

GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?


What's interesting - for children, exposure to violence on tv and in movies doesn't contribute to violence in real life but exposure to sex on tv and in movies contributes to earlier and riskier sexual behavior.
 
2014-05-02 12:27:21 PM

GRCooper: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.

So you're saying that the Red Wedding scene is ok for kids but two women being instructed in whore sex isn't?

You seem to be under the impression that calling someone out for saying that all the sex is what makes GoT unfit for children means that I somehow think it's all good.

Let me summarize for the logically challenge - removing the bewbs does not, by any stretch, make GoT ok for kids



I wasn't the original commenter. I haven't said anything about any bits being okay.
 
2014-05-02 12:33:32 PM

Persnickety: js34603: Persnickety: James Rieper: Persnickety: The boobies are real.  The violence is fake.  Pr0n is legal.  Snuff films are not.

So of someone could generate a sex scene via a computer, that would be OK.  No matter what it depicted.

Didn't say that.  I'm just pointing out there is a difference between the nature of the "violence" and the nudity depicted in GOT.  One is fake.  The other is real.  The real version of a thing is more explicit than the fake version of the same thing.  GOT is entertainment despite the fact the thousands of people die, starve, freeze, have incestuous sex, etc.  When these same things happen IRL they are tragic.

As to which is more acceptable in society, we tolerate pr0n but exhibitions of actual violence are not socially acceptable.  Even when you take people out of the equation, things like dog fighting are generally considered disgusting.

But human fighting is A-OK. And exhibitions of porn are frowned upon a lot more than exhibitions of violence...maybe turn on your TV occasionally and see if you see more sex or more killing. I'll save you some trouble and tell you it's killing.

What killing have you seen on TV?  Actual killing, not fake.  And what channel is that on?


Anyway your point fails because regardless of whether the killing is fake, so is the farking. And kids don't know the difference between either.

The farking is fake, but the nudity is not.  Kids know that fake fighting exists because they do it among themselves from a very early age.  Heck, cute little puppy dogs do it too and we think it's adorable.  It's part of our nature to play in this way.   But we don't walk around naked so we can't be hypocritical that kids learn that our society views being less naked to be less acceptable than fake violence.  As to fake sex, that's on during the daytime every single day when little kids are home.  Just turn on a soap opera.  There's kissing, caressing, almost-nudity and lots of hot bodies on display.   Not a lot of fak ...


By your logic, the most graphic, depraved Hentai imaginable should be just fine for kids since all of the sex and violence is fake.
 
2014-05-02 12:54:47 PM

doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.

So you're saying that the Red Wedding scene is ok for kids but two women being instructed in whore sex isn't?

You seem to be under the impression that calling someone out for saying that all the sex is what makes GoT unfit for children means that I somehow think it's all good.

Let me summarize for the logically challenge - removing the bewbs does not, by any stretch, make GoT ok for kids


I wasn't the original commenter. I haven't said anything about any bits being okay.




Also, the person you originally responded to didn't say he could let his kids watch it without the sex. He said he could watch it when his kids are home. There's a big difference between a kid being in the next room when there's violence on screen (which mostly just sounds like yelling), and a kid being in the next room when women are moaning loudly while a guy says "play with her ass."
 
2014-05-02 01:08:55 PM
doloresonthedottedline:  There's a big difference between a kid being in the next room when there's violence on screen (which mostly just sounds like yelling), and a kid being in the next room when women are moaning loudly while a guy says "play with her ass."

So evidently you used to live in my apartment building.
 
2014-05-02 01:28:25 PM
This story reminds me of this.

/Probably SFW.
//Gets better near the end.
 
2014-05-02 01:40:51 PM
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-02 02:40:27 PM
 
2014-05-02 02:49:04 PM
One big difference in the Chinese version is that Jon Snow has to attend seven-days-a-week cram school and hire a tutor to pass the entrance exam to get into the Night's Watch.
 
2014-05-02 04:46:37 PM

mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.


http://thepiratebay.se/user/Flame_Leg/

Censors out the nudity.  It's still not even close to being appropriate for kids.
 
2014-05-02 08:49:21 PM

mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.


Sex is a natural part of being a human being. Killing others? Sure it's a question the show asks, but not one really fit for the mind child. But that you take issue with the sex and not the graphic mutilation of corpses, the repeated belly stabbing of a pregnant woman, or any of the other graphic acts of violence on GoT is more disturbing to me. Is Hannibal ok for your kids because the sex is only implied?
 
2014-05-02 11:32:47 PM

monoski: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Violence is great for American kids just don't let them see a set of tittays or they will grow up to be maladjusted perverts.
//throw in the naked dudes kissing each other and there goes the neighborhood.


Its a hell of a lot ore than boobs. How about the brother raping sister scene last week? The lesbian fisting epi was magical too.
 
2014-05-02 11:33:53 PM

mycathatesyou: monoski: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Violence is great for American kids just don't let them see a set of tittays or they will grow up to be maladjusted perverts.
//throw in the naked dudes kissing each other and there goes the neighborhood.

Its a hell of a lot ore than boobs. How about the brother raping sister scene last week? The lesbian fisting epi was magical too.


*MORE damn keyboard

By kids, I'm, talking teenage boys and I'm so sorry that I don't think my sons want to watch porn with their mom.
 
2014-05-02 11:35:29 PM

doloresonthedottedline: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.

So you're saying that the Red Wedding scene is ok for kids but two women being instructed in whore sex isn't?

You seem to be under the impression that calling someone out for saying that all the sex is what makes GoT unfit for children means that I somehow think it's all good.

Let me summarize for the logically challenge - removing the bewbs does not, by any stretch, make GoT ok for kids


I wasn't the original commenter. I haven't said anything about any bits being okay.

Also, the person you originally responded to didn't say he could let his kids watch it without the sex. He said he could watch it when his kids are home. There's a big difference between a kid being in the next room when there's violence on screen (which mostly just sounds like yelling), and a kid being in the next room when women are moaning loudly while a guy says "play with her ass."


THANK YOU! You get it
 
2014-05-03 04:53:07 PM

mycathatesyou: doloresonthedottedline: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: doloresonthedottedline: GRCooper: mycathatesyou: Honestly, I wouldn't ind the sex scenes edited out. If I wanted to see that I'd just watch porn. As it is, I can't watch when my kids are home.

But the decapitations are fine for your kids?

Maybe it's just my memory but the amount of screen time spent with some girl getting farked graphically is about twice the screen time of someone having a significant body part removed. If they spent that much time on gratuitous be headings, I'd find it equally awkward and unnecessary.

And it's just awkward when they try to multitask the plot-focused conversation and graphic sex. Like Littlefinger's brothel, telling his sad story, and interrupting to say "play with her ass." I wouldn't want my kids growing up to think its normal to ramble that much during sex.

So you're saying that the Red Wedding scene is ok for kids but two women being instructed in whore sex isn't?

You seem to be under the impression that calling someone out for saying that all the sex is what makes GoT unfit for children means that I somehow think it's all good.

Let me summarize for the logically challenge - removing the bewbs does not, by any stretch, make GoT ok for kids


I wasn't the original commenter. I haven't said anything about any bits being okay.

Also, the person you originally responded to didn't say he could let his kids watch it without the sex. He said he could watch it when his kids are home. There's a big difference between a kid being in the next room when there's violence on screen (which mostly just sounds like yelling), and a kid being in the next room when women are moaning loudly while a guy says "play with her ass."

THANK YOU! You get it


Oh, I get it - I just think you're an idiot.

If your precious snowflakes overhear "play with her ass", just tell them "it's not like that - they killed her and cut off her ass before they played with it".
 
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