For all the talk of peace, love and harmony, it’s not what excites us humans. In fact it is boring. Remember how when in eight grade a fight broke out kids came streaming toward the action like it was a fire drill? And look at all the dumb action movies that hit the silver screen in rapid succession. And how about all those murder mystery shows?
It is just like they say about statesmen, they talk peace as they prepare for war. So of course Game of Thrones is a mega hit.
Violence is the natural offset to man’s creativity, the human expression of the universal law of probability balance — creation is always offset by destruction.