Game of Thrones is one of those shows that if you haven’t seen it, your confession will be met by raised eyebrows from almost everyone in the room. To say the show is huge is a bit of an understatement, so here are five facts you should really know as a super fan, that could also be great for fooling everyone into thinking you have seen it.
1) There is a never-aired pilot, but we don’t talk about it. Apparently, it was so totally awful that it has been consigned to the history vaults never to see the light of day. When asked what was wrong with it the creator of the show David Benioff, basically confessed that everything was wrong and it was littered with bad writing. Bet there are loads of fans that would love to get their hands on that to see for themselves.
2) People die a lot. Ok, you don’t have to be a huge fan to know that, watch a couple of episodes, and it will become evident, however only the dedicated will know how many people have lost their lives. With massacres and battles such as the Battle of the Wall and the Battle of Blackwater Bay, we knew the number would be reasonably high. The actual estimate from GOT geeks actually stands at nearly 160,000, which is, well, high. RIP to all you medieval heroes.
3) The most popular episode was the current finale, the last episode of season six, The Winds of Winter. This was watched by nearly 9 million viewers on the first screening, and even more who used catch-up and streaming services. In second place was Mother’s Mercy which was the season 5 finale and that racked up 8.11 million viewers on the first pop. In case you wondered the least favorite episode was actually found in season one, with only 2.2 million people tuning in to episode 2.
4) One of the dogs used on the show to play Lady the direwolf found her forever home. Lady was the pet of Sansa Stark, and the dog’s character lost her life in the show, but actress Sophie Turner had already fallen head over heels for her. As luck would have it, the dog, a Northern Innuit called Zunni needed a home once filming was finished, so Sophie and her family stepped in and adopted her. How perfect is that?
5) Game of Thrones has become a global franchise. You will now struggle to find a single product that has not received the merchandising experience. From mugs to tee-shirts, bags, and more, if you want to see Winter is Coming or Mother of Dragons emblazoned on your kit, you will be able to find it with ease. Such is the popularly that a whole host of online games have been created including live-action role play (LARP) and casino-style games such as Game of Thrones slots. If you would like to try your hand at GOT slots then head over to Mayfair Casino and check out their version.