Game of Thrones is regularly classified as an “epic fantasy” story, a drama series created for television by the studio room HBO. Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss it’s an adaption of Lambingan the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George Ur. Ur. Martin. “Game Of Thrones” is the first in the series by Martin’s and sets the scene for the TV Series.
Filmed mostly in a studio room in Belfast, Ireland in europe, many other locations are used as background objects for the series including Malta, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco. Game of Thrones first premiered on HBO in April 2011 and has continued to increase in popularity ever since. Today it is widely considered to be the most viewed series on the small screen.
The show is defined on the imaginary continents of Westeros and Essos and follows a number of varying plot lines at the one time. The primary story revolves on several respectable houses in a time of municipal war, all seeking control of the “Iron Throne” of the “Seven Kingdoms”.
A second story line takes viewers to a world of snowfall and ice and an emerging threat of an endless winter in which mythic creatures emerge from the northlands. The sense of an inevitable blending of the stories evolves throughout each season, as the main focus appears to be the importance of the Iron Throne.
The third story chronicles the tale of resurgence of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed lording it over dynasty and her attempts to reclaim the Iron Throne. Incorporating morally unclear characters, the series explores the subtleties of social power structure, municipal war, spiritual beliefs, crime and punishment.
Group of fans and Budget
Game of Thrones is easily the most popular TV Series to have ever advanced the popularity of the fantasy type. It’s massive budget ensures it’s continued success and extensive run as the cult like following it has developed grows larger and larger with each passing season.
The series group of fans is broad and international, now airing on every country and the widespread acclaim by critics ensures it popularity will only continue to flowers. Having won numerous award nominations including two primetime Emmy Award nomination for outstanding drama series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation in long form.
In 2012, Vulture ranked the series group of fans as the most devoted in popular culture, ahead of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Harry Potter. The BBC News reported in 2013 that the “passion and extreme devotion of fans had caused a phenomenon unlike anything related to other popular TV Series inch.
The provide the preliminary alone was estimated to have cost HBO between US $5 and $10 million, the entire provide season one was apparently in excess of US$50 million. A 15% budget increase was secured for season two.
Killing Off the Cast
Casting is a feature of the series that has never been frightened to “kill off” its main players. The ensemble cast includes Peter Dinklage (Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner) in the role of Tyrion Lannister. In 2012 a survey revealed the series was second in a list of 40 TV drama series for fatalities per episode, with an average of 14.
Referred jokingly by series creator David Benioff as “The Sopranos of Middle-Earth”, Game of Thrones has one of the largest ensemble casts ever put together for a TV Series.
How long Can it Last?
Having its roots in an existing story there are concerns that extending the series beyond ten months would kill its sense of momentum. Reports claim that producers would like the show end prior to the release of the final novel in Martin’s fantasy series.
With each season running for 10 fifty-minute assaults, HBO is shown to have hinted that eight months are possible with scope for some 80 hours worth of material. During this period four months have been ordered. The first two months were modified from individual books in the series. The third season is an adaption of the entire series, enabling flexibility to move events backwards and forwards across the entire story line.
Critical respond to the show has been largely positive. Both of the first two months appeared on Time’s Best of lists for 2011 and 2012. The Wa Post also listed season one in their best of 2011 TV Series.
Critics in reviewing the series have noted the high production values, well-realized industrys and compelling characters. Tasks of the largely British and Irish cast have been widely acknowledged. Several critics have likewise noted the child talent presented in the show with 14-year-old Maisie Williams a stand out.
Entertainment Every week acknowledged the series storytelling, describing it as “vivid, vital and just plain fun”. The The movies Press reporter wrote the show made a “strong case for being one of Televesion’s best series”.
Most criticism of the series has been levelled at the amount of sex and nudity shown on Game of Thrones, particularly in scenes branded as incidental to the plot. The new York Times was disapproving of the characters, suggesting a lack of intricacy and a ‘meandering plot’.
Another criticism cast by more than one reviewer is aimed at the numbers of do it yourself described in the series. Jezebel described some scenes as “senseless, objectifying physical violence and sexual imagery”.
Popularity and the unique nature of the series suggest several years into the future for fans to be treated. With person numbers estimated at over 10 million per episode, Game of Thrones is now the third most popular series in HBO history.