But I have no way of knowing anything other than what the show shows me. This was not evident in the episode. Nothing was really evident, it was just a very raw introduction of an entire people.
If not evident then why are you looking for it? What it showed you was an entire people, as you put it. And on screen they were shown with various real-life ethnicities, and what I noticed the least was "black" and "white" ethnicities. So how is it a racial thing if it has many different colors in the group? You do later say what you saw as featured were mostly dark skinned. I only saw a few in the background periphery that were dark skinned. Some have even pointed out that some, even featured, were white people(which I didn't notice). Point is many groups were there but most of us didn't notice certain ones. But then why should we, it's 2011 and we shouldn't be scouring everything we see for certain races. I watch something and don't look for racism or wrong things or whatever. That's not a enjoyable way to live life. Now sure, if something really stands out I, we, should notice. But nothing did. Proof of that is different viewers noticing different things in the group of Dothraki people.
Fer cryin' out loud--those of us who haven't read the books don't have this context. Based purely on this episode alone, we have no reason so far to believe that there are going to be "a wide range of cultures on display."
Well, there were many different real-life ethnicities(ranging from white to black in terms of color) displayed among that Dothraki culture, so that dispels any likely racism. So the problem isn't racist, it's the fact that any group of people would be displayed as savages in a work of fiction?
Edited by FacelessMan, Apr 19, 2011 @ 3:53 PM.