MUMBAI : The premiere of Game of Thrones’ final season is almost upon us. The show began in 2011 and has enjoyed a sort of popularity and fanaticism usually reserved for summer blockbusters. And there are reasons for that.
Game of Thrones distinguished itself by weaving an intricate tale of warring noble families, murder, violence, betrayal, backstabbing and conspiracy. It then added fantasy elements like dragons and White Walkers to the mix to make gripping television.
The show is based on a book series called A Song of Ice and Fire written by American author George RR Martin. Though the show follows the book faithfully, it eventually outpaced it since the sixth book out of seven planned books has still not been published. And even before, some scenes were written specifically for the show and were not in the books. (Note: These scenes might appear in the book series as well, since Martin has been closely involved with the show from the get-go)