HBO really hit the sweet spot of TV series with this fantasy drama! Filled with interesting discoveries, dragons, and witches, this TV series is not afraid to depict the human being within all its flaws. A game of treason, love, power, and conflicted feelings has kept us stuck to the TV screen for about 4 seasons.
If you didn’t already know, the series is based on the best-selling book series written by George R. R. Martin called ‘A song of Ice and Fire’. However, if you want to know the whole story, we recommend you start reading the books – they are a lot more real and bring more details into the world of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
Game of Thrones is well-known for the brutality with which it exposes us, the modern man, to the raw world of medieval times. Of course, there is also a lot of fantasy in it, but both the books and the series are based on humankind’s potential to be good and violent at the same time.
The plot dances around the famous Iron Throne, the throne that is supposed to unite all the kingdoms under one single ruler. It is also the main object of discord between the Lannisters, the Targaryens, and the rest of the world. Initially, the Iron throne belonged to the house of Targaryen, but the Mad King (as he was called because of his unimaginable cruelty) was overthrown by Robert Baratheon. Upon his death, the kingdoms separate and many nobles start to raise a claim to the throne.
Somehow separated from this avid fight for power, the North-kingdom is facing an imminent threat from the White walkers, supernatural beings who can take a dead man’s body. People in the North built a big wall to protect the rest of the world from these beings but the threat becomes more and more real every day.
Other interesting facts
Up until now, the series was filmed in the Northern Ireland and Malta, but more recent rumors say the last season was also filmed in Croatia (for its amazing castles and medieval landscapes). But besides the amazing visual and sound effects (we do get to see dragons, right?) Game of Thrones is like a bucket of cold water. George R. R. Martin didn’t actually want a complete screening of his books so you’ll find discrepancies. According to the writer, this is what kept the public interested.
And they actually did it as Game of Thrones registered a record number of viewers for each season. Actually, fans are impatient looking out for the next season’s beginning. It was also extremely well received by critics even though the current use of nudity, sexually explicit scenes, and violence was at times received with skepticism. But this is what makes the show worthwhile – you never know when your favorite character is going to die and in what horrible manner.
Even though the show gathered a relatively young cast, actors are extremely professional and this lead to a fantastic TV series that is acclaimed by the entire world.