Women love your series, too. I got my girlfriend to read ASOIAF when we first started going out, and to summarize, we have a 4 month old baby boy named Drake (as in old English for dragon, not for coincidental Canadian rappers) and we've been dying for tonight & July 12th. Fantasy by definition will always have its haters, and the critics of all people chose snobbery as a profession, rather than doing real work. I respect the Eberts of this world as much they should be considering the only thing they've directed is themselves to the snack bar, and their creativity is dependent on articles about creators. If someone disrespects an entire genre, they shouldn't be reviewing something within it. ASOIAF is character-driven drama for the most part, with splashes of fantasy.