“I once bought a jackass and a honey comb into a brothel’ – best quote ever.
Wow, has it been 8 years?
Ned Stark being executed? The Red Wedding? The Battle of the Bastards? The one where it was so dark you couldn’t see?
Joffrey poisoned, Theon tortured, Hordor holding the door, Yara being lesbian, Tyrian’s trial, the weird 3 eyed raven thing, the white walkers, the dragons.
The problematic sex, the problematic incest, the problematic rapes, the problematic feminism, the problematic violence, the problematic diversity, the problematic problematics!
The twists, the turns.
Love, jealousy, revenge, loyalty, hate, revenge, love, revenge, revenge, revenge.
So after 8 years the moral of GoT was Women can commit war crimes and be terrible leaders just as well as men can be, and in this age of equality, that’s a message we can all get behind.
That it was a disabled character who ‘won’ in the end is just beautiful.
No other show has managed to imprint the way GoT has culturally. It permeates social media and popular culture in a unique way that manages to slot effortlessly into the multi narrative world social media now provides.
It’s instantaneous broadcast meant everyone was in on the references, we had a global shared cultural experience once an hour for a week. It felt exhilarating to participate in.
With Netflix the future for broadcasting, the expense to make something as huge as GoT will probably never happen in the West again. The next TV created with this scope and budget will be Chinese.
What an incredible 8 years. This was masterpiece television.
In Roman times, the cruelty of the Colosseum kept the masses amused, Game of Thrones was baroque barbaric violence at it’s finest.
It was tragically human in a brilliant tapestry of cacophony.