Valar Morghulis. Valar Dohaeris.
For those of you who used this to greet each other probably knows how special April 17, 2011 is. Ten years ago, the world witnessed the start of the epic and world-renowned HBO television show, Game of Thrones.
But after 2 years since the show ended, do people still find this remarkable? Or do people even care?
People who knows that winter is coming and that Jon Snow knows nothing were captured by the conflicts and battle between Houses. From the freeing of the slaves to the walk of shame, 44 million people from 173 countries were hooked and became fans of the eight season narrative of the show.
As described by CNET, the final episode had 13 million viewers tuned into HBO. Not only that, the show also bagged 59 Emmy Awards among hundreds of award nominations.
The GOT Phenomenon is based on a George RR Martin’s best-selling fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. As a celebration of GOT’s Iron Anniversary, HBO is creating a month-long celebration complete with top-10 lists and HBO Max promotions. You can also watch featurettes and interview with the cast and crew.
HBO with GOT Author, George RR Martin is also preparing novels and prequels that will relive the fantasy world of the Seven Kingdoms.
Casts Then and Now
Game of Thrones is one of the biggest and most expensive TV Show ever aired. This comes with casts that made a mark in their own ways.
Where are them now? BuzzFeed shows the recent happenings that the casts are doing.
- Emilia Clarke
- She portrayed the role of Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. One of the most significant characters in the show.
- From GOT, Emilia joined the voice acting world now and will be seen in the upcoming animated Terry Pratchett adaptation The Amazing Maurice.
- Kit Harrington
- He knows nothing and he is Jon Snow. Aside from being a first-time father, he also stars on the big screen with the movie Eternals this coming November.
- Peter Dinklage
- One of the infamous member of the House of Lannister, Tyrion Lannister was able to survive all chaos he went through just with his wits. You might have seen him in a award-winning movie I Care A Lot.
- Lena Headey
- She is also one of the most powerful characters in the show who portrayed the role of Cersei Lannister aside from the affair she had with his brother. She is now working on an action flick Gunpowder Milkshake.
Other casts of Game of Thrones like Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Alifie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) can still be seen in variety of movies and shows.
An Ending That Ended The Phenomenon
Game of Thrones ended on May 19, 2019 with quite a controversy having dedicated and casual fans disappointed. The ending is not how anyone imagined, making them public enemy No. 1 when it comes to letting the fans down. Fans think that the rushed death of Daenerys and out of nowhere Bran Stark becoming King of Westeros is so unsatisfying.
Still, HBO has interesting features to offer and also announced development plans for GOT spin offs. Do you agree with most of the fans reactions? Let us know in the comment section.