I’m not really interested in Game Of Thrones or the book series it comes from, A Song Of Ice And Fire, beyond the mild curiosity of its legion of fans. I’m not into shows where I can’t root for anyone because they’re all basically horrible people who only seem to be happy when they’re killing each other. I’m also not into darker tales, and the franchise is a dark but mild fantasy series where death is the only thing assured. Hope you don’t like character X because he or she will be dead soon enough. I understand that’s one of the appeals, not knowing who is going to die next, but it just feels a bit morose to me. Why should I follow the life of someone I know isn’t going to make it unless it’s a prequel or flashback?
However, I know some of you out there are fans of the series. Some of the people following me thorough WordPress come from fans of fantasy or reading, so I’m harboring a guess that you guys might be interested in this series and if I can do something nice for my readers that still holds a bit of mild interest for me and continues the “examining the art of storytelling to make me a better storyteller” that is the mission statement of this site why not? In this episode of Film Theory MatPat looks at the characters of the tales of Westeros to answer not who WILL win the coveted Iron Throne but who SHOULD win the game of thrones based only on the themes of the story. I’m rather curious what fans think of this theory.
So what do you think? Based on the themes of the story is MatPat’s suggestion justified or do you have a character you would rather see sit on the uncomfy chair due to what’s best for Westeros or just because they’re your favorite character? And will the TV show and novels have different answers? The TV show will give you its answer soon but I guess you have a longer wait for the source material.
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