How old do my nieces and nephews have to be before they can watch Game of Thrones with me? Are True Blood are any other good HBO show? I wanna be that cool uncle but have no clue when they would be old enough to handle that stuff? Today 2:14pm
This was Drew Magary's reply from dead spin but wanted to throw this out there for other io9ers out there and see what they thought.
Don't bother. Imagine being the uncle who shows his niece some True Blood scene where a vampire breaks a girl's neck as he's having sex with her. That's not gonna be good for your image. And you're not gonna want to be around some goddamn tween while you're INTO a big show like GoT. You want to concentrate on every word, meanwhile your dumbshit nephew is watching it AND texting AND tweeting about it at the same time. You'd murder him. I don't know about you, when I watch an intense show like "The Americans," I want the room SILENT. If you eat a loud bag of chips, I'm gonna fucking kill you.
Don't be the guy that introduces them to those shows. If they're fifteen and already watching them, fine. But don't be the guy that gives them a taste.