Tuesday, 17 May 2016

20 Interesting Facts About “Game of Thrones” You Shouldn’t Miss

  1. Jon Snow and Meera are related. Jon Snow is not actually Ned Stark’s bastard, but the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Lyanna had twins and while Ned took care of Jon Snow, the wirl was left in the care of Howland Reed, who raised her as his own daughter and called her Meera.
  2. HBO head says “Game of Thrones” will be eight seasons or more. Despite showrunners have long said they only planned to make seven seasons of the show, it turns out that HBO has a different idea in mind. There’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel .
  3. Season 6 is going to have fans’ attention in each storyline. As Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) dishes on “Game of Thrones” season 6: “It’s mental, it’s epic”.
  4. Obama sees himself as a “Tyrion,” even if the GOP considers him a “Littlefinger”. President Barack Obama admitted, among other things, that while those on the right see him as a consummate “Littlefinger,” when he watches “Game of Thrones,” he identifies with “Tyrion Lannister.” “My favorite character is probably the dwarf, what’s his name?” the president said, before noting that the “problem with ‘Game of Thrones,’ though, is that I don’t remember the names of any of the characters.”
  5. Jon Snow vs. Stannis Baratheon: one of these two guys is definitely, unequivocally, 100 percent dead. The book details, leaving very little room for interpretation: “Stannis was killed outside of Winterfell by Brienne of Tarth, who wished to avenge Renly’s death.” Thankfully, there’s no such passage pertaining to Jon Snow, and given that he’s been spotted strutting around Belfast, luscious mane intact, we’ll continue to assume that he is one of the lucky characters to have dodged George R. R. Martin’s murderous pen.
  6. It’s the most pirated show in the world. According to the filesharing website TorrentFreak, more people are illegally downloading Game of Thrones than any other show in the world. In 2015, the piracy of the show ahead of season five had increased by 45% worldwide, compared to 2014. The online leak of the first four episodes of season five, ahead of their air date, also caused a major headache for HBO.
  7. 23 years old actor Jack Gleeson, playing Joffrey says he doesn’t watch the show, criticizes “unjust” misogyny. “I think that is one good thing, to not just objectify women but also objectify the beauty of the male genitalia!” he says. “We’re all objects together.”
  8. Is Sam going to became a maester? Sam has left Castle Black. We’re heading into uncharted territory in Season 6 as everyone’s favourite craven heads further south than we’ve seen him before. And Gilly alongside him is also an intriguing companion we hope to see more of.
  9. Jaime Lannister absolutely despises wearing his armor. Nikolaj Coster-Waldauuses every possible chance he gets to get out of the armor saying it’s too heavy.
  10. Actors were shocked the Jon Snow scene wasn’t removed from their scripts. Actors received the whole script for the Season 5 finale and he was shocked that theJon Snow death scene hadn’t been redacted.
  11. Robb Stark’s Wife Is Charlie Chaplin’s Granddaughter. Talisa Maegyr, the nurse Robb Stark fatally married in Season 3, also murdered while pregnant during the Red Wedding.
  12. The Iron Throne is supposed to be much bigger than the one shown in the HBO show. “This Iron Throne is massive,” said Martin on his blog. “Ugly. Asymmetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.”
  13. The houses of Game of thrones have been turned into brands – family run corporations. Targaryens have now become an airline; the Lannisters an investment company; the Starks run an outdoor clothing line.
  14. In 2014, Lena Heady, the actress who plays Cersei, used her instagram account to drop a number of hints about upcoming events on Game of Thrones. The hints weren’t really spoilers at all – more just subtle clues, that no one would really “get” unless they were in the know already.
  15. Trial by combat, as the one Tyrion Lannister approved, may still be legal in USA.
  16. If the fight between The Mountain and The Viperwere to play out in real life, chances are, The Mountain really would be strong enough to crush his opponent’s head.
  17. The dragons were inspired by geese and cats. As anyone who has been attacked by a flock of them can attest, geese can be pretty threatening. Martin explained that he wanted Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys to seem almost maternal towards her favourite dragon, Drogon: “when she’s stroking him, he should be a little bit like a cat.”
  18. Game of Thrones contains quite a mix of British accents, some authentic, some decidedly less so.
  19. Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding was one of the highlights of season four, mainly because viewers finally got to watch Joffrey get his comeuppance. However, George RR Martin has revealed that he based the scene on a real historical case: the death of Prince Eustace, the son of England’s King Stephen, in 1153.
  20. Sansa’s season four wedding dress, for example, contained an intricate pattern of direwolves and fish, to symbolise her joint Stark and Tully heritage, while a dominant lion at the back of the dress symbolised the way Sansa’s life had fallen under the control of the Lannisters.

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