Game of Thrones is probably the most phenomenal TV series in history ever shown garnering 16 million viewers from all over the world. Episode 1 of the latest season (season 7) proved it all, combining live broadcast and replays. Last year, when Season 7 was announced to be aired by July of this year, some fans were disappointed that it would take that long to air as mostly were expecting that the most-awaited season of the non-traditional-plot-twisting HBO series would still be aired on the same month of this year, April. But some fans are patient enough to wait for July 2017, expecting a more lavish screenplay, from the now public-acclaimed author-director-producers David Benioff and David B. Weiss, given the length of time to perfect the long-awaited season.
The series is a diverse collection of emotion-driven scenes ranging from nudity in bedrooms, brothels swarming with naked women and even men, explicit sex scenes from both genders, not to mention incestuous acts, blood, yes, lots of blood, street killings, poverty stricken-streets, lavish parties with some food and leftovers go to waste, betrayals, and love.
Season 1, with the same title, A Game of Thrones, not only jerked a lot of tears from the most emotional viewers of this series but triggered much anger directed to Robert Baratheon’s incest-loving queen Cersei (Lannister) and spoiled brat of a son (well, not really his true son), who was next in line to the throne, Joffrey Baratheon. The beheading of Ned Stark was a pivotal event of season 1 which defies the typical plot from movies and series since TV entertainment has begun. People loved the mysterious Eddard Stark from the first scene in Winterfell (and people wanted him alive, for Pete’s sake). People loved the Starks even with the Jon Snow issue (but Jon Snow stole the hearts of the ladies!). Eddard Stark was an epitome of a typical protagonist as expected by all, but it was a stab in the heart of every viewer when Joffrey chopped his head off casually. Yes, just like that, Ned Stark’s head was torn apart from his body in front of the public, in front of the non-approving look of Cersei, the queen regent, in front of the harrowing cries of Sansa and the confused bellows of Arya Stark, because of treason to the crown as Joffrey accused it. And he was enjoying every part of the execution on the other hand.
With that alone, not to mention the scenes of the arrangement for Daenerys Targaryen’s marriage to the Dothraki Khal Drogo, season 1 left the viewers open-mouthed, not knowing what to do, with questions like, what the heck just happened? Why did Ned has to die? Who is the true protagonist? Will young Dany survive the harsh, explicit and brutal forces of the Dothraki?
People loved it. People wanted more. And so then it started, fans and viewers started to look forward for each season of the series, to satisfy their predictions, or what the leaks had revealed, but mostly, people started loving the appealing and innocent Jon Snow who knew nothing by then and the cunning, little imp, Tyrion Lannister.