We’ve waited two whole years for this season to arrive. Possibly the biggest show in this whole generation, Game of Thrones, is finally coming to an end. On the 17th of April 2011 this small show with a budget of $6 million per episode (The Crown was a whopping $13 million per episode) and I don’t think anyone would anticipate how immense this show would become. Over the last 8 years it has caused a huge stir ranging from the fanatics who are waiting with baited breath to those who proclaim with pride that they’ve never watched it.
I have to admit that for the first few years I didn’t see the appeal of Game of Thrones, I sat by and I was one of those people proudly being somebody that had never watched a single episode. Then my boyfriend sat me down and got me to watch a few episodes from Season 1 and I was absolutely hooked. We then continued to binge as much as we could.
Nowadays if Game of Thrones is on then you can’t get me to speak, I’m a complete convert. So I wanted to start this post by addressing a few things from Game of Thrones.
My Favourite Moment
There are so many great moments in Game of Thrones that could be discussed for millenia on their significance, however, the moment that will always stand out to me as a moment to cherish is when Sansa finally decides to call out Littlefinger. He was so proud of his creation and felt he’d done this beautiful job in teaching her the games so he could play Sansa against her own family. He just never thought of how well he was teaching her and how greatly it would come to bite him in the ass.
My Favourite Score
Another thing that Game of Thrones has had, is some absolutely amazing music. From the main title theme to ‘The Rains of Castamere’ the music in Game of Thrones has been nothing short of perfection and has created such a beautiful soundtrack for such an amazing series. For me, the best piece of music has to be ‘Light of The Seven’. It’s a gorgeous, hauntingly slow piece of music that builds as you watch ten minutes with minimum sound from what’s actually happening in the show. It builds upon itself to an amazing finish, the organ with the violins and the piano. It builds up to the big moment with the Sept of Baelor being completely destroyed with many key characters inside. I love this piece because it creates such a feeling, like ‘Married Life’ from up it could’ve been a sequence ruined by dialogue and instead they kept it quiet for the music and cinematography to show the emotion.
This Weeks Episode
I actually really enjoyed the first episode of Season 8, while it was a pretty slow episode there were still plenty of things happening. Trying to keep this as spoiler free as possible, the one thing that intrigued me was the way Bran kept appearing to people. He was just there. A little creepy if you ask me.
If you were to ask me who I think would end up on the throne, I’d tell you I’m not sure. There is so much going on that at this point anybody could end up on the throne and take the kingdoms for themselves. I can also see Mr Martin being a bit of a dick and waiting till the last minute of the last episode to show The Night King sitting on the throne having fucked the whole of Westeros.
I’m really looking forward to seeing where the writers are going with the whole season and where we will end up. Could the kingdoms unite under one king/queen? Could it all fall to shit and every single person dies? Who knows.