According to experts, Game of Thrones has changed TV forever.
At first glance, dragons and medieval castles might not scream originality, but turns out, they do. CNN and The Guardian say GoT swooned the world with its risky plot twists, well-developed characters, and a talented cast.
It has also aimed to change the way women are seen on TV. You can't miss the fact that women in GoT are far from being damsels in distress. Rather, they're political and bloody-minded.
You can see why it's difficult to find someone who hasn't watched GoT.
Twitter is also loving the show. Season 8 hasn't even aired yet, but it's already racked up over fifteen million tweets since the beginning of January.
As the final season is coming out in just a couple of days, the director David Nutter decided to share some hints as to what the season will be like and how the actors are dealing with the ending.
If you're unfamiliar with the Game of Thrones phenomenon, it must be all very confusing.
Well, first of all, the show is based on the best-selling novels of George R.R. Martin.
However, the show is only loosely based on the books. Just like The Walking Dead, the GoT series created a life of its own.
CNN’s Brian Lowry discusses how the drama series "conquered TV."Lowry: "the show's popularity stems in part from how well it has bridged the gap between movies and TV, between theatrical blockbusters and dense serialized drama."
"Game of Thrones managed to occupy a realm that falls somewhere beyond conventional TV."
"The keys to its appeal include a deft mix of character-driven drama and carefully layered on fantasy elements."
Now everyone's beloved show is coming to an end.The Guardian, the impact on it's had on TV and viewers, will be felt long after the big finale.
Jamie East, the presenter of the Game of Thrones podcast Previously On, believes one reason may be the show’s risk-taking approach.
"It made watching the rest of the series after that a joy because, even now, you still don’t know who will win or die and when."
She said: "The massive character roster is beyond what any other television programme has done before."
"The result is there are characters and plot lines that appeal to many viewers."
Meanwhile, Raluca Radulescu, a professor of medieval literature, Bangor University, says the show contributes to a movement that hopes to change how female characters are portrayed on TV.
All of these risks that GoT took created something more than just a successful TV show.
GoT has even influenced some other shows.
Amazon has also spent $250 million to secure the rights to a Lord of the Rings TV show.
As the final GoT has almost reached us, the show is already a hit on Twitter.
2 days to go! #GameOfThrones https://t.co/3yBFJdl6fv— Game of Thrones Memes (@Game of Thrones Memes)1555065153.0
It had pretty busy 3 months.
The final season is coming...Where’s Your Dragon? #GameofThrones #WinterIsHere https://t.co/xcK0wOdQjR— Jen Zellet (@Jen Zellet)1555070725.0
GoT seems to be the king (or queen) TV show of Twitter.Since its very first episode in 2011, the show has been mentioned in more than 200 million tweets. A few days ago the show’s director finally shared some sneaky facts about the final season.
Richard E Preston, Fansided, calls the GoT director David Nutter a "show veteran."iconic episodes in the show's history, including Red Wedding in "The Rains of Castermere."
He also directed 3 of the 6 final episodes of Season 8.
In an interview with Cheddar News, Nutter shared some answers but was very careful. (Scroll down for video.)
This season he's got to direct the opening episode.
You vs. the Daario she tells you not to worry about #GameofThrones https://t.co/LUITiMPtDm— Divided ⭕️ Shane (@Divided ⭕️ Shane)1555032825.0
Nutter once ran into President Barack Obama after the end of Season 5.
Nutter told him that Snow was "deader than dead."
"I did not lie to the President about Jon Snow’s death," he explained.
"I was basically directing Season 5 and that was it. I didn’t want to know what was happening next as a fan of the show."
"As far as Season 8 comparing to The Red Wedding," Nutter said: "I would tell you that, get ready, hold on, sit down, and hold yourself in your seat because it’s going to be special."
3 more days! #GameOfThrones https://t.co/mHzl304uv6— Jon Snow (@Jon Snow)1554995409.0
Nutter said there were a lot of emotions.
"It was a sense of discovery, of appreciation."
"It was something really special."
Get the inside scoop on season 8 of @GameOfThrones from director David Nutter as he does his first @reddit #ama https://t.co/TILK6yBGOD— Cheddar News (@Cheddar News)1554735487.0