It’s a cult of TV-doped, determined binge-watchers, whose members are forever on the prowl, scouring the internet for more show-based material to consume. If you consider yourself an erudite and brilliant member of the Game of Thrones kingdom fandom, then it shouldn’t be news that knowledge is NOT power, but that power is power. However, how much knowledge do you have of this top-grossing TV show?
Premiered in April, 2011, Game of Thrones is a fantasy television show whose popularity across continents is of enormous proportions. It is based on the series of fantasy novels ( A Song of Ice and Fire) by the American writer George R. R. Martin and has aired for eight seasons now on the cable channel, HBO. That’s 72 episodes, as of May 12, 2019, with episodes running between 50-82 minutes. So well done to you, if you have put in the hundreds of hours, faithfully watching all aired episodes. You are a true fan.
Each of the eight seasons of Game of Thrones is adapted to a particular novel or parts of a novel in R. R. Martin’s epic medieval series A Song of Ice and Fire. Set in an ancient period in Westeros and Essos, both fictional continents, Game of thrones follows three central storylines. Westeros, consists of seven kingdoms and free cities, with the seven kingdoms ruled by seven houses (families).
The first storyline of the show follows the Houses of Stark, Targaryen, Baratheon and Lannister, all immersed in a mishmash of conflict in an effort to secure control of the Iron Throne or independence from it. Hence, the name, Game of Thrones. The lenses of the show’s second storyline is beamed on the exiled daughter of the deposed House of Targaryen, Daenerys Targaryen with her brother, Viserys Targaryen in the harsh continent of Essos as she plots to return to Westeros to take back control of the Iron Throne with the help of the brutal Dothraki army.
With a gripping plot and with mythical elements such as fire-breathing dragons and unusually long seasons of summer and winter, Game of Thrones is chock full of addictive themes that appeal to fantasy lovers. In the north of Westeros lies the Wall of ice guarded by the Night’s Watch. The Wall separates the seven kingdoms of Westeros from the Wildlings and mythical beasts called White Walkers. The third storyline brings to focus Jon Snow, a beloved character who enlists in the Night’s Watch, an army stationed at the Wall to protect Westeros from the Wildlings that lie beyond the wall.
With thirty-eight Emmy Award wins, carefully crafted characters and a storyline that explores themes of power, intrigue and identity to say the least, Game of Thrones is a show that truly engages the mind of its viewers. It therefore comes as no surprise seeing how this show has sparked off unprecedented discussion on the Internet. So how well do you know the game surrounding the Iron Throne? Can you take on this fun Game Of Thrones Quiz?