Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones.
Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plots and a large ensemble cast, but follows three story arcs. The first arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled and is plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc follows the Night’s Watch, a long-standing brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far north of The Wall, and an impending winter that threatens the realm.
But enough with the ideal cognizance. What is it that makes it such an applauded series or the one that people make so many memes about. And why do people, who watch it, get so excited when they hear the name!! Well, I’ll just list down a few pointers that make it really interesting and a MUST-WATCH.
The directors, when first approached George R.R. Martin, the writer of the book series, to make a series based on the book were initially refused to do so. Apparently, after relentless persuasion did the directors were first asked to film the first episode and only when the writer was convinced, will they be given the exclusive rights to move ahead with filming it. Fun fact, Mr. Martin hated the first episode and refused to grant further rights. But eventually, he agreed.
The storyline in the book and the one telecasted is slightly different. The obvious reason is that Mr. Martin feels that he must do justice to the book and that people must not just view it. He also writes the plot for the series to be filmed. Further, he intends the Got fans to read the series. A spoiler, Jon Snow actually dies in the book so……..
It was Mr. Martin’s wife who blackmailed him into reviving Jon Snow because she loved the character. It was she who protected our Lord Commander.
There are nine GOT cast members that have also acted in the Harry Potter films and many other dramas. Of course you remember Hermione’s mother, well, it’s our Lady of Winterfell- Caitlyn Stark. Tonks from Harry potter played the role of wildling Osha who helped Brandon Stark meet the three-eyed raven.
George R. R. Martin has insured the Game Of Thrones. The author still has two book which are to be completed in the Song of Ice and Fire series. He only told David Benioff and D.B. Weiss the ending of the books, in case he dies before he finishes writing them. Like, can you actually believe it!1
Sophie Turner once spoke about the writers making fake scripts to trick actors into believing that they’re going to be killed off. “Then about three weeks later they’ll end up telling you that it was a joke.” said the actress.
Several musicians have appeared on “Game of Thrones” as extras. In “Hardhome,” the heavy metal band Mastodon can be seen playing wildlings who are killed by the White Walkers and later resurrected as wights. And Ed Sheeran popped up in Season 7 as a musically inclined Lannister soldier
In order to confuse leakers on the Internet, a few fake scenes were filmed during the production of “Game of Thrones” Season 7. Kit Harington said in an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that he filmed three different fake scenes specifically at about five hours each, specifically when the cast and crew knew the paparazzi were shooting photos of the production. Too much a price…..
You can take a “Game of Thrones” class at Harvard. The class digs into the real Medieval history that George R.R. Martin and the show’s creators draw on for inspiration for various events, elements and people along the way. Now, who wouldn’t want to be a graduate in Game of Thrones.
Well, that’s not all. There are too many things that need to be disclosed but too less a time. Also, I hope you too watch the series, not because of peer pressure, but because of the par excellence of plot writing and drama portrayed in the series. And ofcourse, I hope all the bookworms, me included, may someday be able to actually buy the book series and keep it as a connoisseur…..