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Games Of Thrones - Underestimated Masterpiece or Complete Flop?






     "Game of Thrones" is your classic tale of a TV series that was highly underestimated right from the beginning, by critics and avid television viewers alike. In fact, there were some that even waited until there were a lot of people talking about it to take time out of their days and watch it simply because they thought it was another case of "déjà vu" in the world of fantasy shows. Were the assumptions right or is the "Game of Thrones" a series on HBO that would soon set records, leaving other television shows trailing in the dust?

"Game of Thrones" is an HBO production based off of a bestselling series of fantasy book s. While the books may have enjoyed massive popularity, fantasy has not been the most successful genre when it comes to television. A long history of airing mediocre fantasy shows to downright failures has perhaps unfairly earned fantasy shows a bad reputation with most viewers.

Thankfully, the "Game of Thrones" series entered this particular genre in a way that would change how people would think of it. Although many were reluctant to give the show a chance in the beginning, it quickly became clear that this was something worth paying attention to. A true masterpiece that was truly worth every bit of time it took for something of its kind to finally become aired. For those who want a non-graphic show to watch, this isn't the one as it's a very explicit series.

The "Game of Thrones" vividly details the fight that noble families had with each other in an attempt to take control of the Iron Throne. From snow and ice that made things extremely difficult all the way to violent battles, this TV show definitely doesn't hold back in showing every single bit of detail. This all leads to helping viewers see what it's like to lack a particular power in society and each episode ensures that it's built to show this each and every time without taking a lot of thinking in order to understand it.

A dwarf, dragons, and a teen girl that was bound to marriage by rape in a world where the men have the upper hand is what helped make this series very unique and breath-taking at the same time. This is also how it became a highly addictive show to watch for many people all around the world. While some may not agree with its graphic nature, this is definitely an approach that other fantasy shows haven't taken prior to the release of the "Game of Thrones."

Not only is it packed with scenes that helped craft a masterpiece in the world of fantasy, but it has also helped the Northern Ireland economy where the show's setting is located. The Northern Ireland government actually helped make this show possible by financing filming. This led to a high amount of spending within their country and also helped develop an even higher interest among tourists. From being looked at as a failure from the beginning to outperforming "The Sopranos" which was one of the most popular HBO series to winning countless awards, this is your perfect example of why one shouldn't ever underestimate the potential of anything in this modern day and age.




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Self-proclaimed TV nutter, Jackie Wither writes about her favourite TV shows and movies. Lately she's absolutely in love with Game of Thrones, as well as Grey's Anatomy.


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