Quando l’intrattenimento diventa una commodity

Media & Social media

What’s striking about this isn’t the fact that some people don’t like season eight – plenty of people dislike plenty of things – but the sense of personal betrayal and disappointment. It’s to do with viewers’ ‘investment’, which feels newish as a metaphor for having sat in front of a TV programme. A barbarous sign of late capitalism, perhaps, an index of commodified leisure, of our enslavement by and impotent resentment of the attention economy.

‘Game of Thrones’ dal London Review of Books: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n11/contents