Was Game of Thrones always destined to become a safe, predictable and conventional show?


And he wasn’t even a main character. With the safety of Jon Snow, the show has chosen for a safe narrative. The only death that had an impact was of Ramsay Bolton. Both Joffrey Baratheon and Tywin Lannister died in season 4. The season saw a couple of more deaths. As long as that question hovers over us, Game of Thrones will keep teasing us and we will continue to watch it. Their safety has made Game of Thrones a predictable show. Every scene was a playful romance between life and death. But did we sign our allegiance to Game of Thrones to watch a battle between Dragons and White Walkers? And Daenerys’s escape from Dothraki’s capture seemed more like a cake walk. Stannis wasn’t popular with fans and his death didn’t have much of an impact. Jon Snow is brought back to life (something that fans had speculated for a long time). The critics of the show often say that GoT exploits violence and nudity – two main ingredients that bequeathed Game of Thrones an unprecedented viewer ship. Both were main characters and we cherished their deaths, given how brutal they were. So, now it’s all about pleasing them rather than experimenting and losing their invested love. Why the hell is Jon Snow alive? But isn’t it what usually happens in any regular tale – heroes save weak and kill their enemies. 2017-07-16T17:11:10+00:00″>
Updated: July 16, 2017 5:11 pm

Kit Harington in a still from Game of Thrones season 6. Cersei’s son Tommen committed suicide but we had known this all along that all Cersei’s three children were going to die. GoT never really gave its main characters a chance to gloat or put up with their vanity. How very convenient. His life also aligns many scattered plots together and ultimately brings us to the biggest question that we all have wanted to know – who will eventually sit on the Iron Throne. Jon’s little brother Rickon died but not without paving a way for Jon to take revenge and become king of North. All, thanks to Jon Snow. But a little work will tell you that it goes as far back as season 4. But at the end, Sansa managed to escape. But who are we kidding, really? The political intrigue of King’s Landing during early seasons made us marvel. But saving its heroes also means that Game of Thrones has adopted a safe strategy rather than trumping narrative conventions. But it did exactly that when it put efforts to save its main heroes in order to propel this long, scattered story to its final destination. But don’t you think the answer to that question seems to have come at an easy cost. So now that the land of Westeros is safe from White Walkers, Cersei and Daenerys will get some more time to scheme and hatch their next plan to win the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones taught us to not worship heroes. From here on, Game of Thrones makers would try to do every thing correctly and propel the story forward. Here’s all that happenedGame of Thrones season 7: India telecast time, where to watch, cast, other detailsGame of Thrones: When Kit Harington auditioned for Cersei Lannister and Danaerys Targaryen’s role. Their scenes carried a subtle drama of life and death. His safety also ensures that we get a king in the North to fight against deadly White Walkers. Of course, there was brutality, violence, rape, and sex, but all that never hindered in shows’ efforts to surprise and shock us. Over the years, Game of Thrones has created a certain fan base. Look at how it subverted every normal convention: A brother and sister having affair. All the characters that died in season 6 were again not main characters. Sansa whose status steadily rose through the last couple of seasons was also subjected to some brutal torture. (Source: HBO)
Frankly, I can’t remember. Even the peripheral characters were intriguing and added more depth to the beautiful chaos. The show proudly announced that it’s not interested in saving its darlings. Nobody mattered in the game of thrones. Jon Snow, as you know, was saved by Melisandre’s magic as effortlessly as you could imagine. (Source: HBO)

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Game of Thrones season 6 recap: Feeling guilty of not remembering everything? Like any other show, GoT has become more interested in manipulating audience rather than toying with storyline or characters. We were thrown some lines that could be chewed for days. Can we really expect makers to kill off the main character now that we are so close to the end? Remember how Cersei’s walk of atonement in season 5 raised our hopes. It treated its heroes like puppets. Only time will tell. The tragic back story of Tyrion where his father Tywin humiliated the girl he loved. Perhaps, it was a similar ruse again. If it glorified their ambitions and desires, it took seconds to burn them down to ashes. It was in vain. Ramsay Bolton raped her and made Theon Greyjoy see it. But it has done so at the cost of playing it safe. Can GoT season 7 surprise us? It certainly gives us delight when Cersei takes her revenge by killing High Sparrow, Sansa takes pride in watching Ramsay being eaten alive and Daenerys saving Mereen from the clutches of Masters. With Jon Snow and Sansa Stark reclaiming north, many fans are also speculating that it will ultimately be a showdown between dragons (who have been reborn after centuries) and white walkers (who have taken six seasons to invade). Originally, G R R Martin was supposed to write a trilogy. Their deaths only made sure that the main protagonists could move ahead and do what they always meant to. GoT managed to subvert narrative conventions quite easily. The death of Margaery Tyrell and High Sparrow made Cersei the queen again. Every other detail was secondary. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Stannis died in season 5, but who cared for Stannis anyways. Or consider what Cersei Lannister said to snobbish Littlefinger, “Power is Power” (and not Knowledge is Power). It seems like ages. And it’s also well-aware about our restlessness to know – who will eventually sit on the Iron Throne. That is what kept us hooked. (Source: HBO)
I really doubt it. It was more interested in flirting with real life. The death of Oberyn Martell did little to hinder or move the main plot. All she had to do was some talk with Dothraki lords and Jorah Mormont came back just in the nick of time to save her. GoT was much more about politics and ambitions of mortals than anything else. Remember what Syrio Forel said to Arya Stark in the first episode, ‘What do we say to God of Death, Not Today’. Those were the days when the show was faithful to G R R Martin’s book A Song of Ice and Fire. When was the last time the main character died? Main characters may suffer but they don’t die anymore
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The last couple of seasons were busier torturing and humiliating main characters. No, we didn’t. GoT earned its fame by giving you an assurance that no one is safe. (Source: HBO)
Cut to season 6 and we are treated like any other TV show would treat us. Watch videoThe moment Ned Stark was beheaded; Game of Thrones sealed its place in our hearts. Yet, at the end of season 6 all those who truly matter- Starks, Lannister and Targaryen are safe and intact. If Jon Snow would have remained dead, the show would have been even more chaotic (something that makers didn’t want to risk, given the fan following for Jon Snow). A father raping his own daughters. But (as little did we expect then), Cersei was saved by the Mountain in the last minute. The High Sparrow irritated her during entire season 6, but it was all in vain. He is back to save his sister Sansa.