6 reasons of why is Game of Thrones so addictive?
Game of Thrones season 8 will release in 2019 but we have been waiting for it since the last episode 7 of Game of Thrones ended which was on 27th August 2017 and these days it’s like we are nothing without Game of Thrones, but why are we so addicted to it.
Do you know that Game of Thrones is so popular that it was pirated a billion times and it is so popular that on an average within 3 days of airing every Game of Thrones episodes gets leaked as compared to any movie which gets leaked after 2 – 3 months!!
We are so addicted to Game of Thrones not just because of its VFX but because:-
1. The show is almost impossible to predict
Unpredictability in Game of Thrones has gone so high that we can’t even predict what will happen in next 1 second. Whether it was the prediction of Lord Baelish making Sansa betrays Arya but what really happened was Lord Baelish got betrayed by Sansa or dragon gets ridden by the king of the white walker.
2. No long term attachment to most of the characters
Whether it is the death of Edd Stark, Khal Drogo a.k.a Jason Momoa or the red wedding where almost everyone got slaughtered and also not to mention Jon Snow, though he got revived still I can remember how he got stabbed multiple times.
3. Politics, Politics, Politics….. and corruption
We live in the world where politics and corruption happen everywhere whether it is a question of making a Mexico wall or using social media for your interest. Both Edd Stark and Catelyn Stark were good people but awful in politics which resulted badly for them and Ramsay Bolton killing his father Roose Bolton for the north and there are other cases too. Like these, we can relate everything from Game of Thrones but only one thing is different which is the setup.
Well, this is my favourite part and this what makes my belief in the Game of Thrones rock solid.
Whether Theon Grejoy betraying the Robb Stark and getting peeled up by Roose Bolton, Walder Frey slaughter Stark family and gets slaughtered by Arya Stark, Roose Bolton betrays Robb Stark and gets killed by his son Ramsay Bolton. What goes around comes around.
But did you know how much of hard work was put behind Game of Thrones is simply huge by George RR Martin.
He first started selling fiction stories in 1970 after then he published many novels till 1991 and by 1991 he was already a famous author.
A Game of Thrones (1996)
A Clash of Kings (1998)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (2011)
He has put so much of efforts in making the first book and it took more than 5 years to complete it, which is the season 1 of GOT, around 2 years for a 2nd season and 5 years again for the 4th! and 6 years for the 5th!! which resulted in such an awesome T.V. series of an entire history of a mankind.
The sixth book “The Winds of Winter” is in progress!!!
5. The amazing talent of Benioff and Weiss
Did you know that GRRM rejected many offers to make the books into movies since no one was able to convince GRRM because there were strings attached in movies that when the first movie on Game of Thrones becomes hit only then they will make the second movie and that details required could not be covered in 2 hours of movie and even TV offers were conditional that they will remove nudity and violence. Until David Benioff & David Weiss came up with a great plan HBO TV series with flexible episodes and no censor.
Even D&D gave the audition to make the Game of Thrones which was that they had to guess the mother of Jon Snow and they did!!
They were so amazed by the books that they were ready to spend 6 million dollars per episode for the 1st season of GOT alone!! Now it’s more than 10 million dollars per episode.
Keep in mind, this amount is excluding huge cast salaries, which for season 7 it will be roughly 2.5 million dollars per episode for each iconic actors!!!
This is huge money for a TV show.
And of course not to forget, dragons, dire wolfs, complicated spy network even of children, greyscale, prophecies, black magic with art, white walkers, three eyed raven and that too in one series and it’s more than something to get addicted to.
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