Uhm. It was an executive producer. There's only three of those who can be referred to. It was not an executive at HBO. HBO execs do not hang around on set, leaning over and telling directors what to do. That's the job of the executive producers of the show, and specifically the impression the production give is that it's D&D who call those shots.
And as I said, I didn't see Doelger anywhere when I was at Magheramorne -- maybe he was in Malta, I don't know -- but my impression is that D&D are the only ones who are always on hand for shooting; Doelger's around and does his part, but I don't think he's at all as hand's-on as either of them. So... I continue to think it's one or the other of them.
I don't think the "pervert side of the audience" thing is meant to suggest that the person saying it is there just
for that, or denigrating the drama side of things, merely that he feels that the earthiness and sexiness of the series is a real part of what appeals and he wants to make sure that the opportunities to show it are in there ... and, sometimes, shoehorned in there even when it's not really adding anything useful beyond more T&A.
I'm not saying it's a great thing or at all supporting it, but I don't think hyperbolic stereotypes are very useful here. People say stuff because they have reasons and beliefs and obligations that combine to make them say it. It's not just 'I want T&A just because I can get it', usually.
Edited by Ran, 02 June 2012 - 06:32 PM.